Monday, 20 May 2013

Altered Photo Canvas Workshop

I have had a fantastic day with some super ladies doing the Altered Canvas Workshop.

The idea was to Print onto Claudine Helmuth's sticky back canvas from a black and white photo then paint it or tint it with Paper Artsy paints. Some ladies brought there own photo's on a disc and Jamie printed them or they choose one from Jamie's collection.

Here's the room before the fun begin......

And during the fun........

Here's Mel's Super canvas, I think she has got the Treasure Gold bug as well, it works so well on Ferro and Metal oh and wood the possibility's are endless.

This is Sian's dream like picture, you can just make out the fairy dust in the photo's. So beautiful and it is her first time at crafting, she must be naturally talented.

And Jill's who brought along her own photo of a blue bell wood again a lovely picture.

Wendy chose to have a coloured photo printed. These are her beautiful grandchildren and the course was a Birthday present from her husband so she now has something to Cherish.

Shelia has a passion for Beach Hut's so it was easy for her to pick one of Jamie's photo's which was taken in St James in South Africa. Look at the waves at the bottom made from Moulding Paste and Treasure Gold. Fantastic.

We had a visit from a very special lady called Carolyn who could only stay for a couple of hours and as I left my camera at home we don't have a photo. 

Here's the group photo of all the lovely ladies and me. 

Our next workshop is called Take It Make It the premise is that we will learn how to use a digital camera, and be taught tips on framing, focusing etc and then go out around Wirksworth and take some pictures using the knowledge we have learnt, our favourite picture will then be used to create a canvas, with paints, inks, stamps, mediums, and more. Its a two day course and promises to be a lot of fun. So if you have had an SLR camera bought for you and you want to learn how to use it, this could be the workshop for you.

Monday, 13 May 2013

My Steampunk Book

Another wet weekend for many, hope you had a good time anyway I made the most of it by playing in my craft room at the very top of the house.

I have been working on my Lifebook 2013 pages and because of the house move and opening the shop I am so far behind in fact I have just finished a page for February.

We have just had two wonderful workshops, here are some pictures of the book we made using Graphic 45 paper and a Seawhite Journaling book.

The cover we made from scratch then painted and aged with cogs and clocks from Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and a Optical lens from Jamie's collection.

We made tags and pockets for journaling or photo's. You can just see a fine gentleman stamp from Paper Artsy HP1108.

Hers is a card slipped behind a band.

The card open with another area left for photo's. It is edged with Wild honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks these colours compliment the papers beautifully.

The pockets are large tags folded over with two different size of tags inside. All cut from sizzix die's.

These are stamped with sentiments from Stampers Anonymous CMS110 Stuff to say.

The little tag on the tag has been embossed with a Sizzix Texture Fade Diamond Plate, there are two in the pack the other is Riveted metal which we also used on the front cover.

The fine script stamp is on CMS087 Shabby French another great stamp From the Tim Holtz collection, it is a older stamp but so useful. Because it is a background it was stamped using Wild Honey Distress Ink.

Another of the stamps from CMS110 Stuff to say, this time with Archival Ink. The quote is pretty apt I thought.

A little book and edged with the Sizzix Lace Die.

And inside a picture of my lovely Mum. 

A page with two pockets and the stamps are from CMS087 Shabby French and the diamond pattern from CMS063 Mini Muse.

The edge of the page was cut using the "Ornate" on the edge die.

Another little book cut from the Matchbook Die.

And because I don't like to waste anything all the little bits have been used to fill this book.

I really enjoyed this workshop and if anybody is interested in taking it, let me know and I will run it again. There are so many pages in the book I could even do some new pages.

Have a good crafting week and as it's not fit to go out in the garden I am going to stay in the safety of my crafting room with my trustee crafting companions Jack and Bru. (who don't pinch my scissors).

Bye for now Sharon

There is a workshop on Saturday The Altered Photo Canvas. You can bring along your own photo on a memory stick if you would like to do something different. if you are not sure check with Jamie (the technical department).

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Our New Shop in Wirksworth

Hello everybody long time no blog. 

So sorry but as you may already know we have moved from Wales to the super town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire and we have opened a shop at Newbridge Works down Coldwell Street.
We are situated next to the Ecclesbourne Railway, which some of the Gentlemen callers have found interesting, while leaving the ladies to shop at their leisure. There are some beautiful walks close by and some very nice shops in the town as well and I must mention the bakers just up the road, the pies are to die for.

Here are a few Photo's the shop needs some more signs outside and inside needs more samples but it is early days.

The New Julie Nutting Dolls Stamps.

Paper Artsy Paints, Distress Inks, Dylusion Sprays, Alcohol Inks, Distress Markers, Perfect Pearl Mist and the list goes on.

 Canvases and plenty of Tim Holtz Idea-ology.

 Darkroom Door Stamps, Route 52 charms and Studio 490 Art Parts.

 Jamie wondering what I am doing.

 Paper Artsy Chalk Acrylics including the new colours and glazes.

 All of the colours of the Distress paints.

 There are three sides to this stand and all are full of The Crafters Workshop Stencils. Yummy....

 Front of the shop. Crying out for a Colourful Sign.

Prima Junkyard findings and Sunset Sunrise Trinkets.

So if you are in the area please come along to see us and don't forget to check out the workshops we are running. 

We have already had one workshop, a Steampunk Book a couple of weeks ago, and our  next workshop is an Altered Photo Canvas on Saturday 18th May, there are some places left so it's not to late to book.

Love to see you soon