Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Mid-week retreat review

Welcome back again as we continue sharing with you news of the retreat last weekend. More classes to share with you today, but before that a quick glimpse at the make-and-take table where some serious sparkling occured in the making of miniture Christmas trees using gems and glitter to decorate chipboard cones.

Over the weekend the make-and-take table also saw delegates making giftbags using Sizzix dies, alcohol inked metal ornaments and notebook covers.

The classes on Saturday were kicked off to a flying start with Suzannes Crate Restoration paper photo cube project. Featuring multiple photographs, this cube would make a wonderful gift which anyone would love to receive, although I'm not sure many of them were going to be given away as they seemed too cherished by those who made them!

Next up teaching was Debbie who worked a little magic with die cuts to achieve a beautiful layout using Girls Paperie papers. There was plenty of options within the kit to change this layout around by mixing up the die-cuts which led to several unique pages being created for some very happy scrappers.
The next class by Clare Brown saw delegates creating a stunning A4 shadow frame wall d├ęcor item with a time theme in a “steampunk” style featuring some beautiful 7Gypsies embellishments.
After a refreshing cup of tea and delicious pastries that were virtually on tap all weekend the Saturday afternoon classes continued with a gorgeous layout from Mel using My Minds Eye and October Afternoon. Quite possibly one of my favourites from the weekend this blues and browns layout featuring a floral cluster of embellishments was very popular among those who took the class.
The final class for Saturday was again with Suzanne who created a luxurious layout using the exquisite and unique range of papers by Pink Paislee (Parisian Anthology) and distress inks.

Saturday dinner was as always divine, and the every popular crumble for dessert made the evening! Plenty of free time then was enjoyed into the early hours as class projects were finished off and more challenges were undertaken. Here is my workspace just before I abandonned it for sleep at 3.45am Sunday morning!

More retreat news tomorrow including the sketch challenge which is always popular at the retreat and images from the Sunday classes.