|Posted on June 6, 2012 at 2:35 AM|
I've been meaning to write about the Craft & Stitch Show 2012 for a couple of weeks but have been so busy that it has definitely been on the back burner. However, as the rain pours down outside and I have a cup of tea and a spare few minutes, I'll post some photos. I go to the show every year but don't often do classes but as I was passing the Scrapmatts stall, I saw that they were running some mini-classes and decided to do a few. Classes were run by the super talented and very lovely Sonia Thomason, who has her own beautiful blog with the most exquisite work.
The first class was to make a couple of tags, using the Scrapmatts chipboard. We made two tags, using a variety of materials. Here is one of them.
We stamped the background with a Hero Art French Script Stamp (which I am pleased to say that I already have in my own collection and use endlessly).
We used a black ink to stamp and to rub around the edge of the tag. The flourish was mounted onto the tag and the little flower was coloured with sparkle Sakura gel pens and layered up over the top. I love this flower, it must be one of my favourites. A piece of string and a little crystal finished off the tag.
Here is the other lovely tag
Next up, was a class to make two ATCs. I've never done these before, so I was keen to have a go. Here are the photos.
The chipboard ATC was run through a Cuttlebug folder and then brushed over with Brilliance inks to give the lovely glittery effect. The hearts were coloured with the gel pen as before and the cage and birds were simply adhered. These shapes are available in a white finish rather than the plain chipboard, which makes it easier to do a project quickly and gives a nice effect.
For the butterfly and clock, the chipboard was brushed with black and then highlighted with the brilliance copper, which gives a lovely aged effect. This one is probably my favourite!
Here are a few more photos of Sonia's wonderful work. The photos really don't do her beautiful creations justice at all but are a real inspiration. Thanks Sonia for a lovely morning!
Here are a couple of other photos from the show from Catchy Crafts and The Craft Queen stalls, both with a Christmassy theme!