Sunday, 27 February 2011

Woo hoo! Look where I've been!

Don't ya think I look a tad excited???? Standing next to Tim Holtz! LOL!  It's because I was at this fabulous event:

Artsycrafts with Lin (LB Crafts), Leandra (Paperartsy) and Tim Holtz.
I arrived on Thursday evening and met up with Neet in the bar.  Neet had done the Thursday class and was on her way home, but we had time for a quick drink and a chat.  Then it was time for an early night as registration was 7.30 Friday morning!

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 still need to add some metal corners (which were also in our calico bags) to the top corners.  I love it!

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:

The hinges were made from grungeboard and coloured with inka gold, and again these had all been pre-cut for us and the trees had been pre-embossed for us - an enormous amount of work.

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


Aquarius said...

Wow you are so lucky to have been to one of Tim's workshops and what a fabulous goody bag!! Love what you made.

kjjc said...

looks fab great VFM -thanks for posting. That photo of you and the boss is great. Worth scrapping me thinks.

Paul said...

Glad to see another happy punter back from Tim's classes. I know Neet was super excited before going too. Sounds like you had an unforgettable time. What a lucky gal :) Px

kjjc said...

that is scrapbooking rather than chucking out-lol

Anne Jagger said...

Lol Karen!

Michele said...

Wow! Looks and sounds like you had a fantastic day. Great photo of you and Tim x

Neet said...

Fab things you made Anne - it was good to see you albeit briefly - perhaps next time we should co-ordinate a bit better.
Have you come down to earth yet?

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi Anne :)
Nice to meet you at the Artsycraft workshop.
I had a totally awesome time also!!Fabby pic of you & Tim!
...Loving what you did with your Configuration Box.

Jan x

Bridgette said...

Anne - these are so beautiful and so lovely to see your smiling face - you're positively beaming - I know I don't comment much but I follow you regularly but had to add a comment today - Bridgette xxx

Alisonph said...

Anne - your texts just didn't convey the excitement and the superb projects you've done. That's me scrabbling round in junk shops for the rest of my life now....can't wait for the weekend.TTFN xxxxxx

Helen said...

Congratulations on attending and making some beautiful art - love the box!

Bunty said...

What a fabulous opportunity! It must have been a bit daunting to meet Tim! Great day by the look of it.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, it was laparoscopic but there were some complications and it's taking a little longer for Mr V-B to recover - fingers crossed he will be more improved by the end of next week!