This is an unsolicited big plug for my local craft emporium as well as a description of the super 'crafty' day I have just enjoyed. I already attend monthly Parchment lessons and workshops at The Art of Craft but they run many many morning/afternoon or all day workshops and yesterday I had signed up for the Cuttlebug beginners day.
Those of us who had other machines took along what we had and we had so much fun as well as learning masses from Jane - owner/tutor.
I learned plain embossing, embossing and then chalking, embossing on mirri card, on core paper and then sandpapering, die cutting, die cutting then embossing. Colouring with a brayer. Embossing with parchment and acetate. On the acetate we then went on to colour parts of the design with Sakura Glaze pens.... amazing results.
Colouring using a brayer was brilliant. One of my favourites of the session. I am going to have to fish my brayer back out of a box of give aways I had sorted as I hadn't used it for sooo long.
This was all in the extended 2 hour morning session. In the afternoon session we made cards using some of our newly learned techniques. We managed to make 5 great cards. A little finishing off was needed at home on the tulip one - which I think is my favourite.
I shall now bore you with pictures of my proud achievments:
Thank you Jane and your ladies for another fun day at your place ....... and we learned quite a lot as well.