Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Retreat projects

As promised, here are a few pictures of the retreat projects were all did.

Firstly Sandra the owner of Crafter's Haven, Banff, set us a challenge. She provided us with a wee box and said to go do something with it. So here is mine. I didnt do anything fancy, just decorated it and made a mini book for inside.

I loved how ours all looked different. Nicola cut hers up and made an exploding box. Linda inserted little match box draws into a few sides and Bev got us all to decorate a tag over the two days to slip inside her box.

Next most of us made mirrors based on some ideas from Tim Holtz and using skills we learnt whilst making another mirror at Scrap attack 2008 with Dyan.

Here is mine. I used mountboard squares and rectangles cover in PP before embossing with Blonde Moments Unltra thick clear. I also used memory glass backed with PP, grunge board shapes and silver charms.

I prepared my mirror by painting it blue then adding a coat of Blonde Moments crackle glaze and adding a coat of black paint using a rangers dabber when the glaze was dry. I sanded down a few areas here and there for an aged effect.

Here is one of the other ladies christmas mirrors. I will edit and add more once i get some pictures of Fiona.

Next i decided to make my mixed media mini book kit that i got for christmas from Cleo's undomesticated kits. I made a start when i got it but never finished it but i was determined this time as it was a stunning kit. I made lots of changes from Cleo's fab instructions as i wanted it to suit the boys. Added bonus, Karen from our retreat actually brought me some more single records to alter again.

Next came a card making class from sheena. Sheena is not a scrapbooker at all but we are winning her around and she is now making boxes and mini books. Sheena made us a card and put the kts together for us. She was nervous that us scrapbookers wouldnt like it but she was a great teacher and we all had fun and a few of us where devients and added a few things, lol

Lastly i wanted to finish a altered jigsaw i started of Daniel. I started by painting the pieces in brown acrylic paint before covering each one is blue and brown PP's. On a few of them i embossed with clear embossing powder before stamping into the hot powder with a slightly inked stamp. It produced a nice effect. I added hidden journalling behind some of the jigsaw pieces and embellished with ribbon.

Here are the before picture

and here are the after pictures

Oh and i made a 6 x 6 mini book which i covered in vintage papers ready for filling with pictures from the retreat to make a keepsake of our weekend. Pictures to follow, lol

This retreat was a great way to clear up some of those UFO's, lol

By for now



Cleo said...

Omg you have been a busy girl!!!!!
I love the changes you have made to the mini book to make it your own!! I couldnt help but laug at the paint on your hands!! hehe

misteejay said...

Wow, some super stuff there Sarah - glad you had a great time.

Toni :o)

jo said...

Looks as though you had a fab time - and your projects are stunning.

photography4me said...

Super cute book!!!