Monday, 16 May 2016

Workshop photos

I had the most fabulous day on Saturday teaching my 'Journalling for Success' workshop for Country View Crafts and using the fabulous DecoArt media paints. I know when I get into a rut, have lost my mojo (like now) or just need an idea to point me in a new direction I have found my journal recipes so useful. It gets me going by getting something down on that blank page and after a few steps I have completely forgotten I have a recipe to follow and my muse takes me off to explore completely different avenues. These are my first pages using recipe 1 and recipe 2 ....

1a


2a

... and then second pages making new choices for each step which created these designs but still using the same recipes.

1b

2b

If you fancy taking a look at the photos from the day then please pop over to the Country View Crafts Project Blog.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm hoping to get back into some designing and making this week so there should be some new projects from me very soon.

have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx

22 comments:

Jane said...

I'm so glad you had a fab time Brenda. These are gorgeous AJ pages...I love the moon one especially but then you know I have a thing about moons...LOL. It was you who started my own AJ adventures a few years back....thanks for being so inspiring. Enjoy the week ahead and looking forward to seeing where your muse takes you. Hugs xx

Monika Gulyas said...

I definitely go to CVC blog to see more photos because these pages are fabulous! Hugs

Redanne said...

Both sets of pages are stunning but set (1) is breath-takingly beautiful! You have created such depth with your wonderful design Brenda - the circles just seem to pop off the page... such a beautiful design too! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

Wow Brenda x I am loving these fabulous pages. I just wish I lived closer and then I could attend. Your recipe idea is a good one as my Mojo has gone MIA at the moment.
Heading over to CVC for more details

TFS and hugs
Annie x x

Team Clark said...

Oh how I wish I were there! What fun and gorgeous pages! I imagine you are a fabulous teacher, Brenda. Hugs, Autumn

rachel said...

Your pages are awesome brenda... wow wish i could have been there! Awesome work. Big hugs rachel x

Gina said...

I love that you made these pages using recipes, fantastic idea :D XXX

Joi at RR said...

What inspiration you always provide Brenda. The last one is my fav - ORANGE!!! But even if it wasn't, I love the sentiment! That said... they are all VERY VERY SPECIAL and LOVELY.

So glad you were out making artsy memories this weekend. I truly believe that workshops can be life changing in many ways. Xj.

Kaz Hall said...

All Gorgeous journal pages Brenda, but I really love the moon and stars..... Stunning as always xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Brenda, love the journal pages. I tend to use my journals as a place to play with techniques and new stash, then I can go back to it when I need a bit of inspiration or to remember how I used them. They are kind of my private place where I feel free to let myself go and only occasionally let others look inside but these are gorgeous and it's really kind of you to share these lovely pages with us.
Happy crafty week, Angela x

Juliz Design Post said...

Great journal pages Brenda, how I wish your classes were nearer me.
Julie x

Dots Dabbles said...

It looks like you had a wonderfully creative day at your workshop Brenda. I love all of the pages...just a bit partial to circles though. Gorgeous inspiration.
Dot x

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome journal pages, Brenda! I love the freedom art journals provide.

Dortesjs said...

waue love both sets awsome ;O))

froebelsternchen Susi said...

All those spreads are AMAZING Brenda - just great!
oxo Susi

Astrid Maclean said...

All look fantastic Brenda, lucky ladies, I bet they all loved it!! They all look fantastic in their very own way, I love the depth and the different colour mood to each one. My absolutely favourite is the circle one (number 3) so dimensional!

Sue said...

These are all fabulous Brenda, my favourite is the Be an Individual page, which is quite a surprise because I'm usually drawn to warm colours, but I just really like this one xx

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful pages Brenda! Looks like you ran a delightful class! Julia xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous journal pages Brenda, how I envy the folks who get to take your classes! Deb xo

A Pink said...

Fabulous journal pages! Brenda Each ones a Beaut and full of inspiration .
hugs x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! These are all stunning - I couldn't possibly choose one over another! Glad to see you are exploring!! Hugs, Chrisx

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, these are all great pages, Brenda. Would love to have been there taking your workshops. TFS