Brown/Blue Spotty

11 June 2011

Artistic Friday Mark II

Friday lunchtime I finished work and set off for The Crafts House, collecting the Lovely C on the way ~ after an unscheduled stop to pick up my glasses that I forgot!  We were booked in for a spot of summer painting ~ some had already arrived and Sandra was being the hostess with the mostest and dishing up teas & coffees while we waited for the others to arrive.
This was our first project ~ it's made from layers of torn text from a dictionary, diluted paint, sequin waste printing (didn't like that bit!) card shapes, stamping and beads.  The workshop is designed so that we make three things in 3 hours, we were almost finished this after hour 1 and it was set aside with just the beads to be added later.

Project number two was this ---------->
We painted the sides and back of the blocks then applied papers, inked the edges of the blocks and the letters, embellished and then they were wired together with added beads.

And finally this cute little birdhouse.  Painted & with papers applied.  Some inked text added before stamping and finishing with little pen dots & lines.  It's not the best photograph ~ it's just so dark here today.
It was a lovely afternoon ~ as it always is ~ Sandra had make carrot cake and strudel, there were fresh strawberries and cream too, and surprisingly we (and I'm only talking about the Lovely C & I) had time to eat some. I added the beads to the top project after dinner last night ~ I mixed some that came in the kit with some from my stash together with some sequins and used invisible thread to do it.

It was the perfect way to end the week, very relaxing ~ Thanks Sandra.  Hopefully I will be on The Hill again very soon.



Mouse said...

ohhh they are soo cute .. can't say which one I like best to be honest :) well done on all of them .. and the food sounded scrummy too :) love mouse xxxx

The Crafts House said...

Hi Kate..what a lovely write up of yesterday's workshop..can you write my blog too!!..payment would be in cakes and strudel..your beading is much better than mine and invisible thread is a much better having you and the lovely C on the hill, but next time your side of the table will get your own samples to work from!!..

Karen said...

Hi Kate
I was at the workshop with you too, and it was wonderful (especially that carrot cake!)

Kind regards,


Michelle said...

Oh wow - they are all lovely but I especially like Project 2. x

Christine said...

Lovely makes, the birdhouse is especially adorable

Sally said...

They are gorgeous Kate:)

Julie said...

I've had an enjoyable read catching up on your blog posts Kate, lovely Christmas ornaments, it's always a shame when people don't fulfill obligations in an exchange, i'm pleased you were able to received something from Mouse

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely creations!