Thanks for all the wishes for yesterday, yep, another year older, it happens!
I enjoyed a quiet day. A little reading and crocheting, followed by lunch out. More of the same in the afternoon and hubby did tea with a little help from M & S. I got some lovely cards and presents, all in all I did very well, thank you.
On to Saturday and I went through to Aberdeen at The Papeterie for a class with the lovely Hels Sheridan, you can find her blog here. I have met Hel's previously at the show down in Birmingham but only to speak to. What a lovely lady she is too, we had a good giggle and learnt loads about distress products. Some techniques I had done before and some I hadn't.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class, lots of faces I knew so it was also great to catch up with everyone.
What you really want to know is what did we get up to in Saturday's class, which was the one I went for. It was all about techniques in using the Distress inks, paints and sprays.
Now I do have lots of the inks but have used very little of the Distress paints and sprays.
What better way to practise techniques than to use tags. Here are mine.
We made 15 tags and there was only really one that I didn't like, this was down to me and not Hel's (instructions not followed to the letter!) so I shall be practising that particular tag again here to try and get a better effect. I will master it!
Rather than go through them all I thought this week I'd share a few of my favourites, As for the tags do I keep them as they are, as a reference point or do I go ahead and finish them off? Decisions, decisions.
The first of my likes today is wrinkle free distress, I guess I liked this one because it is one that I am familiar with, this is one I like to do if I am getting all inky. Transferring ink to a mat then adding to the tag and spritzing.
I do like this style for a background, in blues and greens, my favourite shades.
This next one is Bleached stamping and stencilling. This is not a technique I have done before but it will be one I use again. I love the effect it gives as a background.
There's nothing like a class to get you inspired back dabbling with a little stamping.
I also managed a few new purchases to play with, well it would be rude not to especially as I had birthday money in my pocket!
Mmmmm inky fun awaits!
If only I didn't have the housework, ironing and a few orders to do first. Boo. Maybe if I am very good and get busy I might have time to play later? I do hope so.
That's all from me today, enjoy the rest of your day and more from me tomorrow. x