Sunday, 10 April 2011

Back from a great Weekend

Hi all . . . I am not long back from a fantastic weekend away with Scrap2Relax.  We got to scrap, make cards, eat, chat, and take away some great ideas.

One of the things we did on the weekend was run a couple of sketch challenges – one Scrapbook and one Card.

Here is the sketch . . .

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Here is my card (the Design Team all did a sample/example):

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As part of the Design Team for Scrap2Relax, I taught a ‘Make & Take’ Workshop using my new favourite thing . . . Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  We made a couple of tags using the inks in different ways, then the ladies (and I!!) continued to play with them . . . some of us for most of the weekend!

Here is what I did for the weekend . . .

Distressing over a clear embossing powder . . .

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Playing with Perfect Pearls, over the top of distress inks . . .

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And my new favourite . . . COLOURING (Painting) with the Distress Inks.  Oh MY!!  I spent most of my weekend doing this once I started.  I LOVE the watercolour effects, and I feel like an artist with a paint brush in my hand Smile

There are lots of these examples to show you, as I had trouble choosing my favourites!!

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Don’t you just love the soft effect?

And, what a cute stamp!  This is a High Hopes Rubber Stamp . . . It is called “Danni Dress-up”.






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I’ve had this Magnolia stamp for ages, but this weekend was the first time I inked it up.

She is called “Tilda in a Hurry” from the 2010 Bon Voyage Collection.







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This is “Edwin with Butterfly” from the 2011 Butterfly Dreams Collection.  He is sitting on the bench seat or wooden bench (not sure where they come from!).

Can’t wait to get to paint again . . . fun, fun, fun Smile

The other thing I did was play with some ‘Opal Embossing Enamels” that I bought YEARS ago and had never used . . . I think I’ll play again!  I made some chipboard into enamelled tiles, and turned them into a card.

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As I said, we had a great weekend.  I am looking forward to our next one in September.

I’ll leave you with one last photo . . . the Group Photo Smile

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Until next time . . .

Remember . . . When Life gives you Scraps ~ make something with them!

     Judy   Smile


  1. Sounds and Looks like a fabulous weekend - Love the distress ink projects - glad I'll be visiting you soon!! :)

  2. Missed you there, looking forward to seeing you next weekend . . . we might even have a playdate to go to at the shop ;)

  3. A big thank you for your class Judy. We all had a great time and learnt LOTS!