Thursday 24 May 2012

Shabby Vintage card and Workshop

Two cards from me today, both very, very similar and I will explain why there is a difference in a sec, but firstly a hugs thank you to the lovely ladies who attended my workshop yesterday, Val, Judith, Joan, Pat and Wendy. We had a fabulous morning and a great laugh (courtesy of Pat most of the time), but it really was a blast.

The focus was to use patterned papers, Tim Holtz dies, embossing folders and distress inks to create a pretty layered card. Here is the sample I made for them.

During the morning, whilst demoing the different techniques and processes I managed to keep up with making a second card. Ha - that went beautifully until the part where we were assembling all the layers and elements and here's the fun bit, I had happily layered the main pieces and came to putting on the flourishes. I thought to myself 'I don't know this doesn't look quite the same as the other one', then I realised I had stuck them on upside down!!!! Typical - these things happen when you are in a rush don't they. Too late to peel them off they were stuck fast, so I turned the card back round the right way, played with the other elements and hey presto, arrived with this. In actual fact I think it still works and here's to another happy accident.

So the ladies all completed theirs and this is them -

You can see the similarities and the differences in their cards. Shame I forgot my camera and had to rely on my phone.

Thanks for a great time girls. 
You can see how intent they are at trying to get their cards finished, and they did!

hugs {brenda} xox



Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda, Thanks for sharing! Beautiful layered cards filled with tactile texture.

Vicky said...

They are both gorgeous Brenda...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Kathyk said...

What a fabulous collection to show, thanks for sharing Brenda.

Happy Thursday


Von said...

Great how they each have there own personality :)
Von x♥x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, also the cards of the ladies are fab.

catherine said...

Sounds like you had a really fab day Brenda and everyone else who came. Such beautiful cards from you all
x catherine

Berry said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time Brenda! This is stunning work hugs Rebekah xx

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda...looks like everyone had a lot of fun! Changing things around and changing colours just makes them more unique! Love the bird!!!
Dot x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda both these look awesome to me, the design is just totally ACE.
Lorraine x

Terry said...

Brenda, I do love both of these cards and did get a kick out of the upside down story! I was mounting rubber one time (that did not sound very good) and put the sticky part of the cling foam to the etched part of the rubber! Not a smart move! The class looks like one great time! Hugs!

Lynn Stevens said...

Looks like a fun class! Don't you just Love a happy accident! Great save Brenda! An awesome card!
hugs Lynn

Inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful cards, looks like everyone was inspired and had a great time!! Hugs trace x

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous cards and the class ones are fab too.

Karin said...

wow! they are both beautiful!
have a nice weekend!

Junibears said...

A lovely collection of cards Brenda and I chuckled at your 'upside down'. Wish I was near enough to come! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs xx

Sam & Poppy said...

Wow, they're all super!
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Sam x

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful cards! Love all the layering, even the 'upside down' one.... I think those flourishes rock no matter how you use em. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a terrific design, and they have all done so well - what a great teacher! Did you make them stand up though? lol,

Lucy x

Gerri Herbst said...

Love you card but then to see evryone elses creation is marevelous. Everyone does add there own little twist. t/c, gerri