Sunday, 5 July 2015

Sunday and what a weekend?!?!?

Morning all,

How was your fourth of July?

I've had the privilege of hosting a mini craftathon at my home this weekend, Cherry and Debs have been with me since Friday afternoon and we've had a blast! I had bought a set of MDF coasters, a door hanger and a clear acrylic album to work on, with tags if we ran out of time. Both Cherry and Debs have been so very busy of late that they were particularly looking forward to the end of the crafting drought!!! Weird though it seemed, we sort of sat staring at our projects for a little while before we could actually get ourselves motivated but, once rolling it just sort of gathered momentum and we could hardly stop ourselves. It never ceases to amaze me how we can start from the same point and with the same materials and yet how VERY differently the projects turn out ......

And we're off again!

In progress

My makes for the weekend

Our collective makes

And here's one make that I was looking forward to ...

And a closer view of the detail

Materials used:

  • One door hanger blank
  • Gesso
  • Emphemera (flowers, leaves, beads, mini keys, MDF frame, beads) stuck down with modelling paste and gloss gel medium and left to dry overnight.
  • Deco Art metallic purple paint applied to the entire tag (2 coats)
  • Iridescent yellow green acrylic paint "dry brushed" over the purple paint
  • Treasure Gold (amethyst) applied over (to highlight) using a finger
  • Amy Wilson sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Faux crystal gemstones to finish the DIVA-esque door hanger!

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Craft Stamper - Make It Take It July challenge - ANYTHING GOES but USE A STAMP
  2. Craftbubble 2½ (Membership required), Craft Mad & Loving It quarterly challenge - FLOWER/S
  3. That Craft Place - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES
  4. Anything but a card - challenge No. 49 - ANYTHING GOES

And there's more to come this morning so, watch this space!

FYI dinner out with "the girls" was fab - we all enjoyed our meals (thank heavens) - back to ours for more chat, it's been a LOVELY weekend, so far!


scrappyjacky said...

Looks like fun.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Crikey! You HAVE been busy haven't you :oD So glad to hear you've all had such a fabulous time. I hope Cherry and Debs feel their crafty mojo's have been properly exercised and are now fully restored.


Sarn said...

Lots of lovely inkiness etc going on there. Looks like lots of fun.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Looks like you've all had a great time. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck, Angela DT x

Lilian said...

Great makes. Looks like uo had a swell time.


Loll said...

You girls have been very productive!! What a great way to spend a weekend!! xx

Linda said...

Looks like a great way to spend the weekend .... with fab results! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... goodd luck! Linda xx

Ellie Knol said...

Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

My name is Wynneth said...

WOW ! fun on a stick by the looks of it matey ;o) great makes by you all too, nothing like a weekend crafting with pals to put you on top of the world again.

Love your Diva doorhanger, great components and fabby colours (of course !).

Good luck in the challenges you've entered.


catherine said...

Looks like you were all keeping very busy Kathy and so glad you all had a fabulous crafting time together
x catherine

Unknown said...

Love the door hangers and your technique!
Thanks for joining us at ABAC

Katie said...

Beautiful project and thank you for joining us at That Craft Place

Sandie said...

lovely tags - Katie has already said it, but thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge