I haven't been visiting at your blogs much lately as I've been away in the Netherlands and also busy with family and other activities.
During my vacation I was able to get together again with creative family members and friends. We had a great day talking, eating and working with stamps and mixed media.
We started the day with stamping and painting on small wood tags, and below is the one I created. I used stamps designed by Marja for Kico Stamps along with Gesso, Acrylic paints, stencils and a white pen and glitter. I managed to purchase a set of her whimsical faces before they sold out at the Kico booth during the Event.
You can see all six tags in the collage below.
We also created a tag using face images and below is mine. I think the pretty face image is by Sweet Pea stamps. I used a couple of stencils and also doodled some of the flowers to match the ones around her hair.
We also created a lot of backgrounds with mixed media, Miranda gave us a demo on using Ecoline inks, it was very much fun. You'll see the backgrounds pop up later in designs.
And below is a collage from the creative day with talented friends and family. Marja creates beautiful pendants and necklaces using her stamps and below you can see that she 'gifted' me with one.
I timed my vacation to attend the large Art Specially Event (art stamps and media). I had a great time there with family and also seeing blog friends again and meeting some of my Design Teamies for the first time. I also managed to buy more beautiful stamps and stencils to add to my growing collection :) The selection was amazing.
I didn't make an announcement that I would be at the Event, so I missed seeing some of my Blog friends. I actually thought it would be easy to bump into people there it was not, it's a huge show (paradise really) but very crowded at times.
Below is a photo collage from the weekend. My sister & I were lucky to take a workshop with Maria using shaving foam and ink re fillers. I was happy to meet up DT Teamies, Maria, Alie, Karin and Miranda and also Marja at the Event.
|Going clockwise, starting from the top left ... Maria & I, Alie & I , Karin & I , My Tante, cousins & I (along with a friend) my cousins & I, dutch windmill, Marja & I, and Miranda & I.|
That's all for today, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend.