Friday 30 August 2013

Finding Mr Mojo–Tag 4 and Tim Holtz workshops

This tag was inspired by Tim's May tag 2012 (check out his blog for the full details of his tag), but I changed mine as I went along -  as you do!! It is a sample for Crafty Individuals who have new stamp sets just released and of course I love lighthouses so had to use this set asap. Please check out Jean’s blog to see the stamps and see the other DTs amazing inspiration.
I started with a tag that had been prepared from left over inks and stains from another project and stamped the numbers from the CI – 397 plate using cobalt archival ink.
I glued scrunched up blue tissue paper over the top and stamped the lighthouse and painted in using distress markers. The picket fence is perfect for colouring up the lighthouse itself.
The seagull was stamped separately on inked card, cut out and edged with walnut stain DI.
I added two wooden shapes both painted with white acrylic and this one stamped over with some of the names of the 31 areas used in the BBC shipping forecasts, as was the border that can be seen a couple of photos above.

Thought  would just add a few photos from the retail day and consumer workshops that Tim did this week. Firstly though I have to say it was just an amazing experience both from having Tim take the sessions and having him teach us about the products and how they work but also because I got to meet up with quite a few blogging buddies too, which was wonderful. So to Jennie (Buttons), Rita, Annie, Sue C, Jennie Boxall, Alison (Butterfly) thank you for an incredible time meeting up with you all and having so much fun. In fact Wednesday night we laughed till we cried.

Wednesday photos – beware you might need a cuppa to get through these lol.

Meeting Tim was fab.
and Mario ...
and Dyan.
Tables laid out ready for the day.
Tim teaching.
One of the 15 tags we made, this one just started and using remnant rubs,
Dyan teaching us how to use the Dylusions sprays.

Thursday's photos

Rita and Annie came down Wednesday....
Thursday's workshop - Sue, Jennie and me with Mario.
Tim teaching.

Jennie getting inky...
and Sue,
My work station. with tags in progress.
Our table (photo taken by Tim)
Us three getting stuck in (photo taken by Tim)
me getting bits ready to embellish the tag book (photo taken by Tim)

Just an incredible two days.

So today I am off to Swindon for the weekend where I will be with Alison again and more crafting friends joining in a 2 day workshop with Anna Dabrowska also known as Finnabair. (Photos to come next week). How lucky am I?????
Enjoy your weekend whatever you have got planned.
hugs {brenda} x0x