Thursday, 2 September 2010

Not distressing at all

Woo hoo what a great day I had yesterday with Hels at the Stamp Attic. It's the first time I have attended a workshop and would you believe it's the first time Hels has run one, but it was brilliant. The day focused around using distress inks and I made a tag book with 15 tags all made with different ways of using DIs so I can use it for reference when I want a background or to be reminded of a particular technique. The little book itself was fun to make and another new technique for me was to add the grungepaper clasp. THANKS HELS IT WAS A SUPER DAY and I am looking forward to the next one. Thanks also for becoming a follower, I promise you will see more DI work.

Here are my photos of each of the pages. Unfortunately, although I grabbed my camera and took with me, the battery died so I didn't get any of the activities during the day. I got one or two on my phone and will have to see if I can download them. A big hello to my workshop buddies if you have signed in, Val, Sue, Sue and Annette. It was a great group to work with. Hels has got some pics on her blog here.

Sploshy Spritz
Dainty Spritz
Rumple Crumple
Dip Dry
Control Water Colour
Bleach Stamping
Watercolour Distress Stylee
Faded Background
Painting Resist Part 1 plus sanded crumplies
Painty Resist Part 2
Perfect Misty Image
Clearly Resisted
Re-inker Shimmer Mists
Re-Inkers Splodged
Painting In

If you can get to Wantage fairly easily I do recommend you go to meet Hels and also take advantage of the great stuff that The Stamp Attic have got in stock, Wendy is lovely and so helpful. Needless to say I did take my credit card with me yesterday and I have some more goodies to play with. Just got to find some time now.
Must go, got to do some proper work today.

Luv to you all. B xxxx

17 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning Brenda. I love all the different tags. Looks like a fabby fun day. Thanks for sharing with us, Love Hxx

Susan Allan said...

Hi Brenda.
Your book is truly beautiful. It is very photogenic, not detracting from the fact that you chose gorgeous colour combinations.
It was lovely to meet you yesterday. Thanks for your helpful comment on how to be a follower. What does URL mean? Is it the www. etc....

Take care
Sue xx

Joyce said...

It sounds like you had a great day. What a good idea to use tags to mske different techniques. You could use the back of each to make notes...to help remember later!

Teresa / Trees aWard in Crafts said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so interesting. What a lovely keepsake for the day you have. Shame about the camera running out of juice though. I would like to have seen more.

Annette Goodey said...

Hi Brenda,

It was good to meet you yesterday and your tag book looks great. I have been busy today cooking for the local lunch club so have not had time to finish off my book - but hopefully will find time tomorrow. I have bookmarked your blog so will be keeping an eye on your future creations.

Best wishes

Annette

Kathyk said...

What a pity about your camera battery - some action shots would have been fab too. Love your book and what you made of the cover - a fab project, I'm only sorry we don't have anywhere like this around here.

Kathyk

Val said...

Hi Brenda

I was lovely to meet you yesterday. What a fab time we had.

Your book looks really great in the photos.

Hope to meet you again soon.

Hugs
Valxx

June said...

Great book and fab work on the different tags
hugs June xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

THanks again Brenda for being so lovely to me :O)) Loving the colour themes you picked and am so chuffed that you had fun :O))

Netty said...

What a wonderful reference book to have Brenda. Glad you had a great time. Annette x

chris said...

Wow Brenda, this is an amazing idea, love it so much, love them all , the crumple and the watercolour one stands out for me. hugs chris xx

Junibears said...

I so love your work Brenda. Your different looking tags are all beautiful and you have made a wonderful book
I'm so glad I popped in for a visit.
Hugs
xx

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic technique treasure looks/sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Not been round for a couple of days and you have filled your blog with beautiful work, love the mushroom especially. xx Zoe

Wendy said...

Hi Brenda, so glad you had a great time yesterday and thanks for the nice comments. It was lovely to have you all for the day but must admit I wish I had been your side of the arcade lol.

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Brenda. Second time i am here. First time your posts was on a top of another, and was not posible to live comment.
OMG! Where to start. You made such a beautiful project. The colours are so amazing. This is very nice gift to anyone. Hugs, Nataliya.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Looks like you had a fab time hun, its great to see all the different things you can do
hugs shell xx

Juls said...

wow this is gorgeous! all the tags are unique and gorgeous!! You have made me want to get my bind it all tool out and have a play! Hugs Juls