Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Great Day of Crafting!

Just a quick post to share all the wonderful things I made today at the two workshops taught by Richele Christensen (a member of Tim's team) at Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, MA

The first class was Distress is Best and we made 4 cards using everything Tim Holtz.  Here's Richele (in the scarf) talking about what we are going to be doing on our first card.  That's my friend Anne Harmon front foreground right.  We signed up for the classes together.
Embossed stencil with Distress Stain background, Distress Stain ribbon, Butterfly stamped by coloring stamp with Distress Markers, spritzing with water and stamping, then going over stamping with Water brush.  Roses colored with Alcohol Ink
Stencil using paste background, colored with Distress Stains.  Stampings colored with Distress Markers then went over with Detail Water Brush
Used 3 colors of Distress Markers with Distress Spritzer to color through Stencil for background.  Colored stamping with Distress Markers then went over with Detail Water Brush.
Inked over stencil with Distress Inks, sprayed stencil with water, then pressed against background panel.  Used Distress Markers with Distress Spritzer on stamping of Sea Horse, colored 2nd stamping of sea horse with Distress Markers and Distress Spritzer, then sprayed with water, cut out and layered over first stamping.
Here's another friend that was at the class today-  I met Heather, 2nd from left, a few years ago at this same craft shop when we both took a class with THE Tim Holtz.
The 2nd workshop was called Creative Collection Folio.  Richele had a lot of the papers already cut for us (covers and inside panels) and the kit included with the class had rub ons, a package of ephemera, ribbon, tags, Chit Chat Stickers and lots more for us to adorn the many surfaces on this fun folio.
I didn't add any photos yet but it's ready for them!
We used stencils on the little divider pieces.
We colored the extra tags using Distress Stains sprayed on our craft mats along with spritzed water, then dragged the tags through the mix.
What a great creative day we had -  and I go back tomorrow for one more workshop where we'll be making a Mini Configuration Book that includes one of Tim's Mini Lanterns that really lights up!


16 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!! Looks like you had tons of fun!! :)

Greta said...

I'm jealous--haven't gotten to do any classes in such a long time. What a fun projects!

Redanne said...

Wow Julia, you made some fabulous creations in the classes - I am even more envious now that you got to create with the wonderful Richele. I really love the folio that you created and the cards are beautiful - thanks so much for sharing! Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Julia, looks like you had a fabulous creative day, cards are stunning and the folio has so many details.
Avril xx

~amy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous...tons of fabulous projects Julia!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous creations Julia. Looks like a ton of fun!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Looks like you had a great time Julia! So many beautiful creations! hugs :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am so impressed with all the classes that are offered in your area. Also fun you have fellow stamper to go with~ Great projects - I look forward to tomorrows post with today's projects :)

S@ndy Diller said...

Your cards and folio are totally wonderful. You are so lucky to have these great classes to attend and also to have someone to go with. Happy Crafting, S@ndy xx

butterfly said...

Wow - looks like you had a fabulously creative and productive day - with wonderful results. Love the collection folio as well as all those wonderful cards.

Don't know how I landed up on that 2012 post just now, but there you go!
Alison xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an extraordinary post, Julia! It was a month's worth of creativity in one episode and I'm mega-impressed! Thank you for sharing all the photos of the event and your makes! What a fun and fabulous weekend for everybody!! Hugs, Darnell

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh!! Looks like TON of fun, inspiration and what GORGEOUS inspiration to share with us!! ;)

Far North said...

No way! What a lucky lady you are! But well deserve for sharing so much goodness on your blog! Your portfolio is a beauty!

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh Julia, I'm so jealous. This looks like a fabulous day and to think you go back for another day....fantastic. Look forward to your follow up post.
Julie xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous makes from your workshops Julia. Wow, you must have been going gangbusters to get all of that done in one day! :) xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Hi Julia!! Sorry I haven't been by lately...just a little busy bts with life and such :) But I just have to say...Luuuuuckyyyy! with being able to take Richele's classes!! I'm Cracked Pistachio green with envy!! :) I bet you had a great time :) XOXO-Shari

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