Monday, 18 April 2011

Daniel's party pack

This is a project I had made for one of the ladies at work, her son is one on Saturday and she is having a little party for him - with it being Easter this weekend she wanted Easter pastel shades but not too girly as he is a boy after all!  I have had a scrapbook paper pad made by K&Co called Sweet Pea baby boy for an age and it never seems to run out! The colours and designs in the pad made it perfect for a boy/Easter project.

I like the way the little bows turned out, they are for the party bags along with the tags.  I also made big pinwheels to be used as decorations and the mini pinwheels are for the cupcake tower and finally the banner turned out CUTE! It spells his name and the pinwheels at either end can be taken off if preferred and attached by ribbon or tac, I kept the back of the banner plain block colours so it could be used the other way round as well... Hopefully she will take lots of pictures on the day and I can share them on here.

Let me know what you think, thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

A few more pictures

These are some of the pictures that were taken by the organiser's "Creative Moment"  Claire is a whiz with the camera, I may need to ask for some tips! You should check out the pictures on Facebook click on the title to go to their page...

Getting stuck in...

Donna checking out my finished article - it got a sign of approval!!

I love this picture, it absolutely shows where I am in my creativity at this point in my life, I was bowled over when I saw it - suffice to say I may even use these pictures and make a layout, which is also a challenge as scrapbooking doesn't come naturally to me....

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

I see a theme!

April 8th-11th
Creative Moments & Donna Downey
Seven Dials Club
42 Earlham Street,

inspirational journal
a free creative play time

heart & soul
a mini heart-shaped canvas album

heart and soul photo strip

I do indeed see a theme!  Crop number 2! I got this as my birthday present in March, a chance to take some classes with Donna Downey who I love I am totally inspired by her!  Even better it was in London so not too far to travel and the stamp show was on all weekend at Alexandra Palace my favorite place in London - really, what more could a girl want??

I had an amazing time on Friday night I attended the Heart and Soul class we were only a small group,Donna sat with us, made a page for each of us...minus a bar and wine you would had thought we had all known each other for an age. We were all chatting about anything and everything.  Donna has got to be the most affable person I have ever met, I feel really lucky I got to spend this time with her!

So this is the kit and the first page Donna made demonstrating with red acrylic paint and some black glimmer mist, the kit was really pretty and I got to use canvas for the first time along with some Prima masks.

I can't tell you how happy I am with this page (!) for a first timer it came out pretty good everyone was quite impressed...I don't think I am going to be able to put a picture over it yet.

The front cover, needs some pictures....

Well the class on Sunday was a real eye opener for me, I wasn't sure what to expect, Donna called "Boot camp for art"  She wasn't wrong she didn't always give you time to think you had to go by your instinct and in a time frame I tried a ton of different techniques, I enjoyed the "dripage" and the photo transfer technique with a photocopied picture and studio medium. What I really enjoyed is the layers you can do on the pages of your journal - its freedom to create and that nothing is a mistake, one of my pages has ended up with four layers of different techniques so you can't tell which came first - but I'm not ready to show that page yet....

In between all of that I met some lovely people - the sweet Clarie who was attentive and bubbly the whole weekend from Creative Moments they had the mammoth task of coordinating everything in Convent Garden along with their stand at Alexander Place.  Bill Downey - amazing and lastly all the lovely ladies that I got to meet sharing this experience with me.  Can't wait to do it again!