Monday, 15 August 2016

A Busy But Fun Day

Saturday saw me up early again for another trip to Kent and Eileen Godwin's workshop. I set out at 7.30 and picked up my friend Elaine who lives nearby and we set off for what was a packed but fun filled day. Eileen had us making our own texture paste which when dried, crackles. If you look closer at the top two cards you will be able to see this (the paste was coloured when dry with pro markers).

 These next two cards we used Sweet Poppy stencils Glossy White paste and when dry coloured with a Liquid Chrome pen (third card) and Gold Sakura Pen-touch Calligrapher pen (forth card)

The next cards were made using Pan Pastels, Sweet Poppy Stencils and again glossy white paste and a few small Lavinia Stamps.

Last but not least while we were waiting for the paste to dry we made bookmarks using gesso as a resist. All but the bookmarks were mounted onto the cards when I got home as we just ran out of time.

The day flew past and all to soon it was time to find our way back round the M25 and home. Still we put our names down for next month, so looking forward to doing it all over again in September. Thank you Eileen for a wonderful day.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours on all of these Sue, gorgeous stamp and love the creativity.xx {aNNie}

SARN said...

Wow, u made LOADS of beautiful art at Eileens class. Fab. Great idea to use Gesso for resist work . . . Might try that out later xxx

cheryl said...

Oh gosh you sure have been busy stunning selection of cards hugs cheryl xxx

Aquarius said...

Lucky you having another day with Eileen - thanks for sharing the super pictures.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Sounds like another great workshop with Eileen the results are beautiful :) take care, Shirleyxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow, what amazing pieces of art you've created here Sue. I couldn't choose a favourite as I love them all! You've used so many wonderful vibrant colours and used some fabulous techniques. I've never really thought of using Gesso as a resist, so I'll definitely be giving that a go, your bookmarks are superb. I bet you can't wait for your next trip to Eileen's workshop and I can't wait to see what you make next :) crafty hugs, Sandra X

cotnob said...

wow! A wonderful selection Sue, I love the colours on the first one. It sounds like you had a great time at the workshop - I will look forward to seeing what you create next month.

Chrissy said...

FABULOUS selection of cards and bookmarks Sue..gorgeous textures.


rachel said...

brilliant - I would love to do one of Eileens classes - maybe one day. Your makes are fantastic Sue - love them all xx

Carol said...

What fantastic results of your hard working day. My favourite is the top photo. I always admire your lovely creations but I will stick to parchment - less

maria's knutselplezier said...

Fantastic cards dear Sue, you have lurned a lot these days, Eileen does wonderfull things, and so do you!!
Have fun!!

Barb said...

Wow an absolutely stunning array of makes Sue and some interesting techniques. You certainly did a lot and I look forward to seeing what you make at Eileen's workshop in September.