Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Stitches Trade Show

I had a fabulous few days in Birmingham both at the trade show and staying with some very good friends in Walsall and met up with lots of fabulous crafters along the way

I thought I would share one of the workshop makes I did, led by Lindsay Mason for PI.
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This is a corrugated card hanging with a large corrugated heart as a topper.
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We were given all the components in a kit ready to make up, but it was still tight getting it finished as the workshop sessions are only 45 mins long
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The kit included the gorgeous jumbo tattered florals as well as a couple of the normal sized ones, some leaves and greenery
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The backgrounds were distress paints and treasure gold.

Lindsay was a great tutor and it was lovely to get my hands all covered in paints and inks as I was getting withdrawal symptoms, you can image surrounded by all those wonderful stands and products. I needed a crafty fix and this was one of the workshops that really helped.

I am taking Linda's hint and linking to Jenny's Flower challenge over at Frilly and Funkie where the flowers must be handmade. Thanks for the great challenges girls and thanks also for choosing my Valentine tag as a winner last week, more on that later.

Hope you are getting messy this week and creating some lovely projects, I am just about to delve in again now I am surrounded by my own supplies.

Take care xx

46 comments:

Kaz said...

What a gorgeous make, loving all the layers think I may need to buy that die too!! Was lovely to chat to you hope you had a lovely time xxx
Kaz xx

massofhair said...

Beautiful project, fab layers & textures! Surprised you managed to finish on time too, lovely warm colours. Loving it! :-) xxx

Joan Heath said...

Great make, it is gorgeous. Love the flowers. I know a couple of friends who would like this. Glad you had a good time. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great make Brenda, those large tattered florals look fab, specially with all those different textures and papers, Love all the other elements too, corrugated card is always a winner in my book, - love it!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Brenda, I need to take my jumbo die out of the packaging lol. Love the corrugated card. Gorgeous. Tracy x

Deborah said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda. I love those colours.

Buttons said...

So glad this beautiful creation made it home safe and sound. It really is gorgeous and I'm so pleased to have seen it irl. So good to catch up with you Monday and share so much exciting stuff. Jenny x

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, 45 minutes and you made this gorgeous creation! Love the corrugated card and the tattered florals are beautiful. Great colour choices too. Glad to hear you had such a great time! Anne xx

Coco said...

Looks like you had a great time with your friends and on the stand also, this creation is really fabulous!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Sandy said...

Brenda this is so splendid - Never in a million years could I have done this in 45 minutes. The texture is fabulous! Bravo!!
sandy xx

Annie said...

Gorgeous make Brenda ....love the florals and the wonderful layers and textures. Sounds like you had a fabulous time.

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous piece, love the shabby chic look.

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hun this is brilliant hun love the corragated card you have used brilliant texture hugs cheryl xx

Wendy Gale said...

Lovely, my dies are in stock now, may need to grab me one!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a good time, your hanging is beautiful, you know I love cirrugated card. My fingers are rust brown and turquoise this evening! Hugs, Valerie

Daniele said...

what a great make Brenda
hugs

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is exquisite, you lucky girl!

Lucy x

nefertiti said...

Wow!It's absolutely fabulous Brenda !! Bizz

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous make Brenda - all those layers are just wonderful. Glad you had such a wonderful time at Stitches! x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
I so envy you that you can meet up with fellow bloggers and crafters, it has to be such a positive vibe to be around them.
Your wall hanging has all the right elements to make an interesting piece to look at; texture, dimension and great composition. It looks great.
Smiles:)
Sue

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow! I absolutely adore this, Brenda. Totally shabbilicious - the corrugated cardboard is sensational and I really love your flowers. You need to share this over at F&F for Jenny's handmade flowers challenge!

Hugs,
Linda

Glennis said...

I am so jealous of all the opportunities you have for workshops. This one is stunning, Brenda. (and thanks for the answer to my query)

Tincan Crafter said...

Brenda,

This is so so pretty - I love how all the grungy elements come together to forms something so delicate and feminine. I'm all about pinks right now - dont know why, I have never been a big pink fan!

Gina said...

I soooo love the corrugated card look!!! :D XXX

Paula Whittaker said...

gorgeous project

Kathyk said...

Your make looked great before I read that you only got 45 minutes to make it too!! FABULOUS work!

Have a fab Thursday, Brenda

Kathyk

mark gould said...

It was great to finally meet you Brenda. After seeing this in real life I know just how lovely this is x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous hanging, a joy to look at and admire.
Yvonne

Netty said...

wonderfully romantic hanging Brenda, so much style. Annette x

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1CardCreator said...

Very beautiful, love the flowers and leaves! ~Diane

Jane said...

What a fab show Brenda, I am so envious...your little project you made is awesome and I am sure you loved getting your fingers inky ;0) xx

Terry said...

What a beautiful hanging, Brenda! Love all that corrugated cardboard, so beautiful worked! Gorgeous flowers! Welcome back and so glad you had such a great time! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous! Love the corrugated and large flower...simply stunning!

Joan said...

Fab tag Brenda, I love Lyndsey Mason makes, she is so inspirational, hoping she's going to be demonstrating at Harrogate GNP in March!

Dagmar said...

Beautiful - it´s so fantastic!!!!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous layers and textures. I love the corrugated cardboard you used.
Someone is currently giving a way a roll of corrugated cardboard on craigslist. Trying to figure ot a way to get into the city and pick it up...what fun i could have with that...i could share the weatlth too!
Beautiful, Brenda!

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous hanging, love the colours, the fact that you have used cardboard to create it - great upcycling but an even better beautiful creation x

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is a gorgeous ede, lovethe textures and the gorges corrugated card heart! Lve how the leaves are scrunched too, gives a great feel x glad you had a great time ... Trace x hugs x

Gio said...

I'm glad you had a great time at Stitches, and this piece is fabulous. Love the flowers and the soft colours!

Buttons said...

Me again! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

butterfly said...

Well, with all that corrugated cardboard, obviously this is a winner for me - stunning, Brenda!
Alison xx

Nancy Dynes said...

Gorgeous project, Brenda! Such pretty shabby blooms and I love the texture brought in with the corrugated board. Thanks so much for being a part do the Frilly and Funkie challenge!
Hugs,
Nancy

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, that's stunning! Love all the dimension on this lovely project.

Jools Robertson said...

So pretty, love the colours and the papers
Perfect tattered floral, looks beautiful

Hugs

Jools x

hazel said...

Absolutely fabulous, I love the different textures and the colours are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Von said...

This is wonderful Brenda :) sound like you had a wonderful time too :)
Von ♥