As well as being uber talented Wendy is such a sweet kind person and a great teacher. The project she had designed for us to made was an art box to contain 4 tags which would also be made during the day. This is Wendy showing the blank box on her left and her finished version. She had used brown tones for her sample.
We spent the morning embossing, inking and stencilling our own boxes. We were able to choose our own choice of colours.
This is mine......I went for green and browns for the base colours.
It was so lovely to catch up with new and old blogging friends. Brenda, in the middle, who kindly sent me the next 3 photos. as my camera battery died before the end of the day and Suse with me.
Julie of Juliz Designs who I met for the first time
We were all kept very busy but lots of time for chat ;0)
Lots of concentration going on here. Below are some of the ladies from Brenda's AVJ design team.
So here are my finished pieces with my own interpretations and add ons. Wendy says she is always delighted to see how her ideas get translated into so many different ways.
I love the rich colours on my box, I'm really glad I went for green as the base. Lots of stenciling and blending with archival inks. The gold embossing paste gives such a gorgeous shine.
On the top I added dots from a stamp and red to the flower pieces...it reminds me of a strawberry.
and here are my tags
Tag 1. I used blues and brown to make a distress ink background. I added a couple of stencils to the background. Wendy gave us the faux granite cup and saucer die pieces to which we added the white "dots". The little tea spoon was awesome. I also added some remnant rubs.
and one Arty shot of them all together
I would like to enter my box and tags (if they are allowed) into the following challenges;
Rhedd's Creative Sprit anything altered goes I am entering my altered box
Frilly and Funkie thing with wings my tags have plenty of wings!
Artistic stamper anything goes
Mixed Media World stencils there are lots here including the great small cross one I used on the box. Wendy also showed a great technique off setting the stencil and adding colours in tag 3 at the bottom.
Fussy and Fancy things with wings
Penny Black and More summer flowers
Try it on Tuesdays use stencils I lots and one if my favourites is the tree stencil...it's on my wish list
Papertake weekly anything goes
Love to Create anything goes mixed media
Thanks for stopping by. I am truly blessed by the friendships I have made via blogging. The crafting day "Making Art" with Wendy is a day I really treasure. I loved what we made but if I had to choose a favourite it was the actual box and tag 1...how cute is that cup, saucer and tea spoon! Thanks to Wendy and her team.....she really did inspire me to "Make Art".
Back on Thursday with my final GDT piece for Noor...
Bye for now,