Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Day 2 Finnabairs workshops

Sunday was two half day Finn workshops.

In the morning we did a canvas called Imagine and this was my version:

Oh my it was so scary when once we had put all the embellishments on Finn said "now we are going to paint it black" My jaw dropped I can tell you! We only painted half so that it graduated to light and then sprayed and painted over it. The end result though was fantastic, the picture doesn't really do it justice.

In the afternoon our second project was Everyday Treasures and there were more new techniques to learn.

This time I chose to use purple and gold, not my usual choice of colours but Finn inspires you to try different colours. This rocking horse is lovely and I have some  ideas of using it in a slightly different way.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my projects.

Take care


Monday, 2 December 2013

Finnabair Craft weekend in Derby

Good Morning everyone. Oh I have been such a bad blogger - but my excuse is that I have been so busy with my new craft ventures that blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.

However I had to tell you about the amazing weekend I have just had with Finnabair. That lady is so talented and I actually finished all my projects which is so surprising as I always have to finish off at home or maybe not and they end up  in the UFO cupboard (unfinished objects!!) But she has a philosophy of not thinking about the composition and just go with gut instinct and pushes you along so much that you don't have time to faff.

The workshops were organised by the lovely Sharon & Jamie at Artist Trading Post in Derby and a great job they did too. There were about 30 ladies on both days and I was with my daughter Rachel and my friends Freema, Kay (of IndigoBlu) and Lou.

I have a sneaky preview for you. Kay had a little present for me:-
These new stamps are being launched on Create and Craft on Saturday, aren't they fab?

Also to go with them there is this:-

which are from IndigoBlu's Altered Ego mount board range. Perfect for those stamps!!

Back to the workshops. The first day was the Grungy Spell book and here are the front and back covers that I did:

 Wow. So pleased, I have always admired Finn's work but didn't dream that I could produce anything anywhere near the same league. Shows you what a good teacher she is!!

We did both in the morning session and in the afternoon we did some journal pages.

This is me and my Dad on a trip to Bruges, oh he so enjoyed it there and was converted to Belgian beer!

Again this is my Dad the day of his 81st birthday, I took him out for a meal. Sadly this was his last birthday as he died the following year.

Well that's all for now but I will post another blog tomorrow of the other projects we did on Sunday.

Take Care and Happy Crafting.