I had a lovely time at the Lavinia Stamps workshop at The Craft Range with Amanda Branston. I learnt some useful techniques, and met a lovely group of ladies. I made 4 cards, but the last one was not finished, and I messed it up when I got home, so here are the 3 I was happy with.
Throughout the day I was tempted to buy a few bits and pieces, namely my first Distress Oxides. I also invested in a soft brayer, as mine is a hard one, and I could never get it looking right. Sadly Craft Range was out of stock of the Versafine Clair Nocturne.
My stash for the day
There were some old music sheets on sale with proceeds going to the local hospice. Only 20p each, so I bought a few. I think I'll use them for crafting rather than singing!
Amanda also shared with us her storage for ink blenders. She uses laminated sheets with bits of Velcro on them, but as I don't have anywhere near the full set of oxides, I copied the idea but used plastic wallets and acetate sheets. That way I can add to them, as I buy more.
I'm already looking forward to my next workshop, and I haven't even booked it yet. I don't even know when/where it will be!!
So, onto my desk picture, the reason we are here! I carried on with my travel scrapbook this weekend, so there are lots of bits and pieces related to that on my desk. I can't do much more till I choose what photos I want Mr M to print off. A job for a lazy Sunday afternoon ...
On my other desk, are the contents of my craft bag from the workshop - things I took and things I bought, together with a pic of the craft bag that Mr M kindly bought me. It's only small, so doesn't hold much - maybe Mr M's way of making sure I don't overspend? Good job I took a carrier bag with me! Hehe!! I also made two cards using one of the Lavinia Stamps I have, practising with the new brayer. Not perfect but I'm sure the more I use it, the better the results will be.
I'll do my desk visiting this evening when I get home from work, and possibly tomorrow. Please leave a comment, I love to read them! Heather xx