Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Retreat review - Day two

Day two of the retreat review and I thought I would share with you the teachers, their Friday classes and as promised images from the card challenge. As you can see the teachers for the weekend were Debbie Jewell, myself, Mel from ATDML, Suzanne Torr and Clare Brown. There were four classes on the Friday with the retreat kicking off with a beautiful layout class taught by Clare using Fancy Pants Happy Together range.

Clare's class teaching incorporated the hand-drawing of the tree and the making the swirly paper flowers too which proved very popular.
The next class was a vibrant multi-photo layout taught by Mel using Prima Paisley Road products. The kit included 6 Paisley notecards which Mel used very creatively.
The cards come in packs of 30, all presented in a neat box which can be altered very easily (watch out for a blog post featuring one very soon!). Third class was a messy one with inking bubblewrap and Cosmic Shimmer sprays to create a unique background for two layouts. Taught by yours truly the class kit included a rub-on alphabet which was applied to text covered patterned paper, cut out and used as a title to coordinate with the page which several delegates enjoyed.

The final class for Friday was taught by Debbie Jewell using Sassafrass Indie Girl papers to create backgrounds full of patterned rays! The combination of several heavily patterned papers in strips across the page made for a very effective and yet simple to create background for a special photo and the layouts created in the class were all rather wonderful!

Throughout the afternoon and evening on Friday delegates settled into their crop spaces, perused the shop, caught up with friends and started on some of the optional challenges set for weekend. Yesterday we featured the altered chipboard heart challenge and today we are sharing the lovely cards made as part of the card challnge.

All very beautiful cards and it was the dimensional festive baubles card that won this challenge.

Tomorrow we will share with you some more classes from the weekend and the sketch challenge entries also. See you again then