Monday, 14 March 2011

Whoosh The Weekend Gone

Wow every weekend goes quickly but this last one really did fly by. I had a fantastic Saturday at a workshop hosted by Diane at Crafts and Candlelight run by the talented Carol from Krafty Pieces we made an altered book from scratch loads of work but very satisfying. Sunday we had a family lunch as it was my Dads birthday, so I spent Sunday morning in the Kitchen with The Diamond (he is chef  in our house) prepping and I was in charge of baking dessert (which I have to say was fab). Finally I found time (Sunday evening) to have a go at this weeks challenge over at JFF "try a new technique". Now there are a shed load of techniques new to me so I had a hard job deciding. I wanted to try Joseph's coat well what a disaster that was followed the instructions but black ink would not rub off the card as promised LOL. I then tried an alternative resit technique another disaster although not quite so bad. Eventually I turned to alchol inks I really struggle with this medium and I only have 3 colours a dark red, a green (name escapes me) and metallic silver so this formed the background for the card. I followed the instructions from my TH compendium once dried I stamped a TH swirl. Then I tried some shrink art (I have only done this once before) I stamped with a Carnival masks I have had for ages and never used. Coloured with water pencils and shrunk (this worked particularly well) finished with a few beads (also new to me). Thanks for dropping by XOXO


Von said...

Wow you sure have packed a lot into these :) they are brill!
Thanks for playing along with us at Just for Fun
Von x

Zoechaos said...

Sounds like a lovely week-end Carol is such a talented artist it must have been smashing to meet her. love the book. You AI Carnaval piece is fab the silver behind shows off your shrink plastic really well. Re your Joseph coat, have you tried putting absorbant paper and then a non absorbant piece over your work and ironing it with a dry iron? The ep is removed remelted and soaked up by the paper revealing the coloured images below.

Thank you for joining us at Just for fun again this week XOXO Zoe

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Sandra I am sooo jealous your book from Carol's class looks gorgeous and your piece for JFF is fab, well done youxxxx are you going to bring yourbook on Saturday so I can have a look pleaseeee

Sue x

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sandra. Love this. Really is a terrific piece. Can I come and craft at your house! LOL. I am going back to have another look. There is so much detail.
Regards Florence.

sam21ski said...

Oooh what a fab weekend you've had and packed so much in by the sounds of it. Just love your book and wow, so many techniques, thanks for sharing and playing along with JFF this week - Sam xxx

Neet said...

Love your carnival piece - you would not know you struggle with Alcohol Inks. Love your carnival masks - you did such a great job of colouring them in. I am really enjoying looking at this piece of art, the background is perfect and it is all well balanced and just absolutely bloomin' lovely.
Thanks for joining us at JFF.
ps your book is scrumptious too but I do like your carnvival!