Sunday, 27 February 2011
Woo hoo! Look where I've been!
Artsycrafts with Lin (LB Crafts), Leandra (Paperartsy) and Tim Holtz.
I was on the early Tim class (there were 4 classes over 2 days - 288 attendees in total - the mind boggles at the time and effort spent in prepping all those kits).
We were all given a goody bag courtesy of Ranger:
In this little bag was a distress ink, a blending tool and pad, a paint dabber, a bottle of perfect pearls mist, some glossy accents, some matt medium and a scraper tool. We were also given 2 rolls of tissue tape each and I was thrilled to find that mine weren't ones that I had already.
The project was a configurations box and our kit contained every piece of paper cut and scored to the correct size. We also had a set of grungeboard letters and numbers and the new grunge tiles which are fabulous and enable you to make look alike printers letters. There were some really interesting vintage dictionary pages which I loved - Tim had brought a whole dictionary so we could help ourselves.
For the first part of the class we added our papers to the box, secured with tissue tape and then distressed it with ink and added perfect pearls for a hint of glimmer. We also made our "printers tray" letters/numbers. Then it was tea break time. Tim and Mario thought this was a fabulous idea and I think they are hoping to incorporate tea breaks in to their USA classes. Lol!
Tim was such a charismatic teacher - he explained things so well with a great deal of humour, he walked round all the tables all the time and was available to help anybody when needed. It was brilliant. He was happy to sign things for people and was just so friendly and approachable, nothing was too much trouble.
When we got back to our tables we had been given a little calico bag each that was STUFFED with treasures for us to put in to our boxes. In all the excitement I forgot to take a photo, but it was filled with things like little bottles with corks, ideaology metal items, buttons, a charlotte doll, an old car, cotton reels, numbers, tickets, a metal birdcage, flowers, tokens, pen nibs, string - marvellous. So then we set to work and filled our boxes.
The last step was to add our metal feet.
I almost forgot to mention the raffle prizes which were fantastic too - Stamp sets, Dies not yet available in the UK and limited edition Trade show bags.
All too soon it was time for lunch and then off to our second class with Lin and Leandra. We made this little house out of one large frame and 2 small frames:
Class finished at 5.30 and then it was time to drive home.
Thank you to all concerned, it was amazing, and after looking forward to it for 5 months it lived up to and exceeded all expectations. Happy bunny here. X