... I know, we shouldn't have them should we... but hand on heart, who can honestly say that they don't have "favourites"? Thing is, I have so many favourites that I just think that everything I do in this arty bubble I live in is my favourite! Anyways... the point of this waffle is to show what I got up to on Monday. I was invited to teach a private class for two lovely ladies, Claire and Jane, 'round at Claire's house. Gulp. Me, crafting, in someone elses home? I was a bit scared that I would end up flicking paint and ink all over the place so before I arrived, I gave myself a good talking to.. "Hels" I said, "You don't have to be a mucky pup you know... " "Don't I?" I answered myself... "No, indeedily, you can be the cleanest crafter in the world *said in my very best Jeremy Clarkson voice* if you really try" So, armed with lots of delish stash to play with, I arrived at Claire's, all ready to show just how neat and clean I can be.
Actually, I did manage to keep things relatively clean... I only got stuff on me, thankfully not on Claire, Jane, the cats, the floor, the walls... which is unusual seeing as you can usually look at my clothes and see exactly what I have been using on any particular day. We had a wonderfully fun crafty day... altering a canvas with Distress Paints, yep, favourites... Wendy's Embossing Paste, oh be still my heart, always a favourite indeedily... And lots of paper flowers... aha, more favourites... and embellishments... yippy-yi-ay, favourites.. and... Treasure Gold. What more can I say huh? FAVOURITES!!
The colours of DP's I used are Iced Spruce (fave!) Aged Mahogany (always a fave) and Victorian Velvet (new fave!) Lots of watery drippage and then the embellishing bit. I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil for my Embossing Paste bit... and of course, adding smidges of Treasure Gold really highlights the peaks and textures. A big massive thank you to Claire and Jane for making me so welcome, feeding me delish food (why does it always come back to food with me huh?) and making the day so enjoyable!
Right, I shall away... today I am mostly die-cutting for my Ali-Craft class on Friday... oh and I didn't mention... I have a new arrival in the Room of Stash. Oh yesh, Ernie the EBosser has come to live with me! Tis my Xmas pressie from Grim, I am soooo lucky! I have had a little play already and I am in lurves, it is sooo easy to use! I will, of course, still use Victor because I loves him too but it just makes kitting for classes so much easier now, I can have both machines going at the same time! Multi-tasking die-cutting! Thanks for looking, have a great day! TTFN