Monday, 10 October 2011

I Can Barely Contain...

...myself... well, my excitement... because.. it is THIS WEEK that I get to go and see Ellen, take classes with THE Wonderful Wendy Vecchi AND... I get my chops around several hundredweight of Cheesy Chester Cheeto's again! Mwhahaha.... I shall be positively glowing orange by the time I get back. Anyways... tis 3 days til I go... I think I had better start thinking about packing. Don't worry, I have been writing lists for the last three weeks... I have to have lists you see, otherwise I will forget something and be halfway over the Atlantic by the time I remember... somehow I don't think that the Pilot would be happy if I asked him to turn around and go back for me lol





Anyways... back to my adventures last week. First of all... I want to say that I was truly gutted that my mate Minxy got sick and ended up in hospital and couldn't make it to Dina Wakley's class at LB Crafts. Gillian and I both really missed her - I had been so excited to see her because we only see each other a couple of times a year... and I so wanted to be able to have a playdate with her... speedy recovery wishes are heading her way. So... I haven't done a class for a yonk and a half and being as my Mojo had been AWOL for a week and was only just home, it was perfectly timed... Dina oozes creativity, inspiration and talent... she is a marvellous teacher, so if you get chance to take a class with her, do it! Really... everyone needs to do a Dina class!




Yesterday I showed the blue and orange pages of a cool little fabric covered book that we made... so here's the rest of it... oh and to say I had a ball would be an understatement. I was totally out of my comfort zone... you know how I like to overembellish everything I make? Well, this kind of crafting sort of sated my need for this because of the amount of layers in each page... like seven or eight on each one... and it is still flat but looks dimensional... am I making sense? Probably not but I am sure that you will catch the gist of what I am trying to say lol



Dina had pre-sewed the covers (phew, my sewing talents are non-existant) so all we had to do was decorate them... we covered them with torn pages and hand cut circles... am loving all the little pops of colour... which carries on through the book.



Right... tis time for me to get a wiggle on... I have lists to write and projects to finish before I head off... did I mention I am going away? Oh I did? LOL Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

Grim said...

With all this Chester Cheeto excitement, one would think that you're not gonna miss me :-(

Hels Sheridan said...

Just for the record... I AM going to miss Grim... heaps and heaps... can't help being a bit excited though lol Wish he was coming with me :O))

whyducks said...

Oh Grim she will miss you, but mind you finish that list of jobs she is leaving you, I would hate to see her mad!
Wonderful work Hels, I love all the layers and colours. Thanks for showing us x

Helen said...

Hi Hels. What stunning pages you created.
Had some bad news from the hospital re mum today, not good at all - so if I don't get to wish you bon voyage before you go - have a great time. Just waiting in for the phone man to come and fix the phone - then will be going back to the hospital. Sorry, this isn't the place really for this message!

Joanne said...

Not in the same way as Grim, but we will all miss you so don't forget to blog whilst in the US of A. The book is so very different and I'm glad you had a ball.
Hugs Joanne xx

craftimamma said...

I go away for a few days and come back to find you've been enjoying yourself, lol! This is fabulous AND now you're off to the USA too. Can't wait to see what you get up to after your classes with the Wendy Vecchi.

Have a great time and save some of the Cheetos.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow, love the pages, have fun, how amazing it must be to go to such fab classes, I will miss your blog posts, but have FUN!!! Trace x

Linda Cain said...

What wonderful fun pages! Your description of Dina was spot on!
She definitely "oozes" with talent!

Safe travels and have a great time!

Linda

Caz said...

Wow - very different from your "normal" - love all the layers.
Don't forget - save a bag of CCCs for our next workshop!!!
Have loads of fun and blog lots for us to drool over.
x

Artyjen said...

Great pages....do have fun over in the USA :)
xoxo Sioux

Julie said...

Have FUN!

Laura said...

These are fabby fab! have a great time away. I know you will!

Alison Horne said...

Dinas job must have been easy with so many talented personalities in one room! Love the colours and layering, and yes you do make sense, they acheive depth without the need for dimension.xx

Bonnie McLain said...

Oh wow Hels, I got really carried away with this... love doing complementary colors... love it... almost as much as you will love going across the pond to play... have a blast... and enjoy 100% of your time over here...
To see how carried away I got... http://lovelightandpeacebonnie.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-has-wings.html

Love Light and Peace...Bonnie

betjunroe said...

I love the collage look of your journal Hels. See you soon. Wishing you a safe and happy trip to Baltimore! Bette

Plush Possum Studio said...

Happy orange fingertips!!!
Enjoy your crossing and have a lovely, wonderful time!!!!
Rose

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