Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Favourites...

... 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

Hels 

22 comments:

nannapat said...

Oooh! lucky Claire and Jane having you all to themselves! Love your artwork Hels, such lovely colours. Pat x

Helen said...

This canvas looks fabulous!

rachel said...

sounds like a wonderful day Hels and such a fab result - lucky old claire and jane xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful canvas, such lovely colours xx

Redanne said...

Love the gorgeous colours on your canvas Hels, it is a real stunner! I bet Claire and Jane loved making one of these with you. Hugs, Anne x

Joanne said...

Wow 2 very lucky girls there and gorgeous art too
Xx

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hels :) love it :) x

Frea Konings said...

Hi Hels, this canvas is gorgeous!! Love the colours and the entire design. Hugs Frea

Shazza said...

gorgeous stuff Hels, love the colours and all your "faves". Fancy a trip to my wee hoosie?
x

Papercraft By Carole said...

Sounds like you all had a great time. Just to let you know, your lovely creation from your last C&C show dropped onto my mat yesterday. It's absolutely beautiful and will be displayed for everyone to admire. Thanks again. Carole xxx

Buttons said...

You've used some of my fav colours too! Such a great canvas and I bet Claire and Jane had the very best time with you. Jenny x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous canvas Hels, love it! Carole Z X

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous, I do love the colours on this stunning canvas. Lucky ladies to have you crafting with them for the day.
Hugs
Linda xxx

LoraineC said...

Beautiful canvas, lucky ladies!!!! X

Stella said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Nightmare though working in someone else's house !Hope you are well.X

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Gorgeous canvas, love the colours! Glad you didn't splatter paint around, sure Claire and Jane had a ball. Lucky you having your Ernie. I would love one too, I love my Calie but my dodgy hands don't enjoy the handle turning too much : ( Anyway, great project today. Take care.

Joanne K said...

Hi Hels, gorgeous piece. Sound likes you all had a lovely time on Monday. Kind regards Joanne K x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Those lucky ladies having the pleasure of you crafting all to themselves, I'll bet everyone had a fabulous day.
I love this canvas, absolutely stunning, love the treasure gold.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Hilda said...

Love the canvas Hels, and you can come and make a mess at my house any day you like! You will love Ernie and wonder how you ever managed without him, my very favourite tool ever xx

Ali Kemp said...

Had a great day on our retreat Hels
Thanks so much
Ali x
Ali-craft

Moira Gray said...

Fabulous work, love the colours.

Moira xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh I have class envy! What a gorgeous canvas too. The drippy background is so cool and the embellys are fab xx

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