Friday, 9 July 2010

Exhall workshop classes

I finally finished two of the projects from the crop at Exhall I went to a couple of weeks ago. It was organised (very effeciently too I must say) by Claire Wheatley - thank you for your hard work Claire :). Me and my crafty chums had a fabulous day and really enjoyed the classes.

This first layout was my favourite of the classes, which was by Ifa Zainon. I thought the class was really beautiful, and showed me that cost effective crafting (it uses on sheet of card, and literally a tiny part of a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper) can be gorgeous! Of course I changed the class a little to suit my photos (I never was good at following instructions). The pics are of Painswick Rococco Gardens in the Cotswolds. Ifa's blog is here but unfortunately she doesn't seem to have put up a picture of her original LO. Unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice - it really is pretty, and delicate, and sparkly.
This second layout was part of a class by Jemma Sharrock. Again I changed the layout somewhat, but the basic arrangement of elements is the same. Jemma doesn't seem to have a blog but if you use UKS you can see the original LO in her gallery (username Jimjams). I used my brand new sparkly Cricut Create to make the letters, which I then ultra thicked to make them all glossy like epoxy stickers. Jemma did this technique in her class - I'd not done it for ages and it reminded me how useful my UTEE is!

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

K xxx


  1. Great layouts, really like the photo of your dog, great angel.

  2. Really like the layouts - especially the dog!

  3. I love them both Katy, but I adore the design of the first one. Annette x

  4. Hey, I remember those photos! Beautiful.

  5. Terrific layouts! What great projects! I really like the white space and use of color in the first one. The use of paper and visual texture on the second is amazing!

  6. Fab layouts....think my favourite is the Painswick ultra pretty :) May have to give that place a visit looks lovely.
    xoxo Sioux

  7. Hey I recognise that PP :-)
    Love your take on my page - what a great doggy photo, and how perfect to do black UTEE letters for that title!