Since I was the one not staying in a hotel it made sense for me to obtain supplies ..... Our local B&Q (about one mile away) didn't have the necessary, although I was able to get some paints and the white spirit. And after a trip IKEA (about three miles away) for something to play with ...... I was ready to roll ..... no, wait, some of us craft at the speed of light so perhaps a third project? I ordered some A4 board backed canvases from eBay, I can always use them myself if we don't get around to it.
Unfortunately, Lauren couldn't make it so it turned out to be just Cherry, Debs, Wynneth and me! As it happens, probably just as well as my dining table was groaning under the strain of four crazy crafters at play so not sure what might have given way if there had been FIVE instead!
Wanna see the mess we got ourselves in to and the fun we had? You can see the early preparation in Saturday's post here, if you missed it!
|Here's how things looked Saturday morning|
|Cherry taking the ultimate step (with bitumen paint) ... to potentially RUINING her work!|
|Here are my two pieces - "tarmac'd / ruined"??????!!!!|
|And I had time to make a tag too|
|Whereas Cherry moved on to journal pages!|
|My tag with modelling paste and acrylic paint - before getting the tarmac out - AGAIN!|
|The big reveal, my canvas, mirror and tag - so, not ruined at all then????|
|And we had time to clear up the smelly crafting wreckage and craft on!|
|Completely finished and with the mirror back in situ|
Then we cleared up (a bit) and went out to dinner at Raj's and a good time was had by all, back to the hotel for another round of drinks before heading home. Sunday morning dawned bright, clear ... and WARM! We arrived at Newbury coincidentally about a minute before Lauren and we all parked in a row!! Heather arrived shortly after. Car parking had changed a bit from previous years and we felt like fillies paraded around the paddock before finally reaching the entrance to the stand/Artstamps! Not as big as previous years but, apparently, the show had been pulled together in just weeks so - pretty good under those circumstances! We did our usual of heading round once and a little shopping before heading to lunch .... where we did show and tell before heading off to shop some more, having seen what everyone else had bought!
|Lunch and show and tell!|
L-R: Wynneth, Cherry, Heather, Lauren and (front) Debs
Thanks so much to everyone for coming along and for making this weekend so fantastic - it was great to see you all - can't wait for 2015 now!
Want to see what I bought?
Starting on July 11th the lovely Clare is going to be hosting a free mixed media workshop for the summer holiday period so, if you are interested then pop over to her blog here and sign up