Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fabby Dabby weekend

Blogger was playing up yesterday so I couldn't upload my pics.   I did the Fabby Dabby workshop with Dyan at Art From the Heart in Harroagte.  I stayed over 2 nights 'cos I didn't want to get up early to travel and also it made it a mini break which was great.  We learned how to draw vines 'cos this was going to be part of the canvas we did we had lots of practice on paper first, then before committing to canvas we painted some card and drew a couple of vines.
We scrunched some tissue paper and stuck it onto the canvas then painted the canvas with Claudine Hellmuth's paints using a babywipe.  The dress (also legs and shoes, which are hidden by the flora and fauna) were stamped onto Claudine's sticky back canvas then coloured.  The wings are Grungeboard.  We stamped the flowers and butterflys onto some of Dyan's 'Blonde Moments' papers.  I've used a pic of DD in her Halloween costume on the canvas.  The wig was red as were the horns, but I decided to use monochrome.

The tin was covered with 7Gypsies papers and stickers.  The 2 tags were made using 7 Gypsies rubons and Dyan's downloads after colouring with DIs and using the faux bleach effect.  On the tag with 'Joy' I used the letters from the download sheet and outlined them but using an unbroken line (on the 'life' I used a dotted line) but for some reason the pen developed a mind of it's own and went too far round the 'y' which I wasn't happy about, it looked a mess.  So I took the letters off and filled in with some doodling.  We did quite a bit of doodling over the weekend; it seems to be very popular just now.  The little book was a zig-zag book but we stuck the pages together at the back and covered the spine with some paper.  We did other bits and pieces including UTEE.  We did make another book which we painted, sprayed using stencils/masks and stamped, then stamped and cut out some Stampotique images to use.  But mine just looks a mess so I'm leaving it out!
This is the stash I bought hehe. In case you can't make it out, that's Grungepaper at the top left of the pic.


Crafty Chris said...

hi Anne
Looks like you had a fantastic time love the new stash especially the stamp bottom right,
your makes look fantastic, lovely and colourful;
Christine x

Cardarian said...

Oh what lovely projects you have made and also a biiiiig load of stash - lucky girl!
Enjoy your new goodies!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow Anne, you've made some fabulous creations here. I can never get the vines right, although after about a year they at least look like leaves, maybe just not vine leaves. Yes I am the Ann that was with Pat on Sunday. It was lovely to meet you. xx

Linby said...

well you certainly got a lot made. love the stash haul.

Tracey said...

Love the tags with the houses on and your canvas, and sooo want the stash you bought too, not jealous at all!!!!!! he, he, he.
Glad you had a fab weekend and hope you got rid of your headache.

Paula Gale said...

you've had a bit of a spending spree there Anne haven't you... did you win with a scratchcard or something - there's LOADS!!!

Paula, x x x

Susan said...

Wow -great stuff!!!!
I wanted to do the fabby weekend too but that work thing got in the way!
Maybe next time!
Looks like you had a great time Anne - I'm green with envy!
Love SuzyX

patcrafts said...

You look to have made some great stuff at the Fabby Dabby weekend, love the vines I have never mastered the technique. You look to have had quite a spending spree too. Great Stampotique original, I have this one too.
Pat xx

Wilma said...

What a very busy weekend Anne - fantastic work and i love all that stash you bought too ! :) xx