Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Crafting with my Friends

Hi everyone.  I'm in Vancouver having a crafty week with three special friends.  :)

We are having a great time.  Susan (Cardmaker's Garret), Christine (It's a Card Day's Night), Nancy (scandinancy creates), and I are trying out all kinds of different techniques.  What fun we've had.  We also headed to Granville Island yesterday, picking up lunch at the market and eating outside overlooking the water.  Then we had some fun shopping at a Stamping store on the island.  We all came home with a few new goodies to play with. :)

Today we were joined Trina Pham (My Crafting Closet) for a few hours of fun.  It was so wonderful to meet her in real life!!

Above is a card I made with my new Distress Oxide Inks (DOX) and using a silhouette stencil over top in black ink.  Love the colours of the background.

Yesterday Nancy led a demonstration on layering stencils and we each made two.  I have not done this very much at all, so learned a lot.




We played with alcohol inks today and tomorrow will most likely involve a messy play with acrylic inks and canvases.  The messier the better!:)

Hope to be back later this week with some more makes from our craft retreat.

Thanks for stopping by.







Silhouette card:
Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Hot Press Watercolour Paper (Arches 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Oxides:  Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Wildflower Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz), white embossing powder, heat tool


22 comments:

  1. WOW what gorgeous creations Loll. Love your backgrounds. I am so happy for you to meet up with crafty friends. I'm jelly.

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  2. stunning card! I like your style so much, always perfect ...

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  3. How fabulous for you all! Your projects look fantastic. That first one is a showstopper, in my humble opininon. Wow! Thrilled that you are able to have this special and super fun time together. :)

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  4. All your projects look like fun! I'm amazed that you've been able to actually finish a card in all that play! I'd probably end up with a lot of pieces to put together later. I'm glad you are all having such fun! Wish I was there.

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  5. Beautiful background and card. I'm so happy you and your friends are together and crafting. I miss my stamping up group for the fun of laughing and crafting together. I love the Distress Oxide Inks and you used them so beautifully. It's fun to learn and share from others.

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  6. I love your card and your tags, Loll, but even more I'm loving the fact that the four of us are together having so much fun!!

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  7. Those tags are beautiful, Loll.
    It was so great to meet you (along with Susan and Nancy) IRL finally. It was a nice change from crafting by myself. I had so much fun and you all were so inspirational and supportive. I can't wait to use my pieces on a project. Thank yo for having me over.

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  8. Loll, I am thrilled that I got to see you create and make your card that is even more beautiful IRL:-) OMG...are we all having fun and learning so much from each other. Time to start another creative day :-) It was great meeting Trina yesterday too. She is so cute, fun and creative :-) Hugs..

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  9. Sounds as though you're all having so much fun on your retreat, Loll ... your projects are fabulous ... the DOX ink background is so dreamy ... and the layered stencilling adds such wonderful depth to your tags! Enjoy every moment with the girls! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. These are absolutely outstanding! Love the layered stencils and your Oxide background is spectacular. You always choose colors that blend so beautifully! Thanks for sharing during your fun time with friends. It sure sounds like a great time!

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  11. How nice to be able to gather with friends and craft. I know how much I've enjoyed spending time at the lake house with some fellow crafters! Your creations are fabulous. The colors and the blendings and the beautiful sentiments are incredible. I can't even believe those colors of your first creation...wow! Sounds like more fun is in store for you girls, too! Enjoy. Bev

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  12. Someone's having fun ..... and I'm loving the results. The background on your card looks fab (I love the colours too!) and those tags look amazing. Enjoy the rest of your crafty get together xx

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  13. Those oxide's look great. You clearly are having fun trying out new techniques and yes learning all the time...isn't it great? Continue to have fun with your friends and enjoy your crafting! Still jealous xxxxxx

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  14. Gorgeous creations Loll love your oxide backgrounds! So nice to craft with friends xx

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  15. I'm envious. It looks like y'all are both having fun and learning new techniques. The DOX background is lovely I'm loving the double-stenciled tags.

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  16. I learned so much from Nancy with the layered stamping tags and of course glass beads are my fav :)

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  17. Eep, I'm so jealous that you got to meet the lovely Trina!! I'm definitely coming next year!! I have come in through the front to catch up with what I have been missing on my break and wow, what amazing creations you ladies have made! So much inspiration, thank you, Lolly! I'm delighted that you are having fun get-aways, too!! Hugs, Dolly

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  18. PS forgot to say, great photo in the newer post! I hope to see more!!

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  19. You always make amazing backgrounds and this one is no exception! Perfect backdrop for the black silhouette flowers! The tags look great, too!

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  20. Two lovely creations Loll - the black stenciling looks wonderful against the DOX inks and that layered stencil tag is beautiful! - what a fun crafty time you all had together! Julia xx

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  21. Really nice tags & card! You ladies are quite the group with all the supplies & techniques. So cool that you can all get together.

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  22. Gorgeous background on your card and your tags are amazing, Loll! Layering your stencils adds so much dimension and I love the effects of your black silhouette! You are a Master at playing with inks, Loll and a real inspiration to us all!

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