Friday, 16 October 2015

Friday Fun Day.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

My Friday Fun Day this week took place last weekend so I hope you don't mind that it was rather earlier in the week. It was such a good day with so many lovely people that I just have to celebrate it.

So Saturday I joined a group of ladies at the Newark Showground for a great workshop run by Oyster Stamps.

The workshop was Finnabair style and the tutor was Barbara Nicholson from Prima.

And this is what we made.
I have tried to take photographs but as I am sure you will understand I was just a bit busy Lol!

Just a few first to start of the day:

Here are the ladies and gentlemen arriving, the building looks a bit sad at the moment as they are about to give it a Make-over.

And here's Rob the MDF Man.

 These are the bits and pieces we started off with including the cuppa, naturally!

We started by ripping up the page from an old book and sticking this onto the canvas in a random fashion.

Here's Barbara doing her last minute check that everyone's got their stuff ready to start.

Sorry Barbara, caught her unawares that time!

And so to work.

The next stage was to add some texture paste through a stencil.
Just love the Prima stencils.

Next add a few embellishment such as lace, buttons, metal stuff and we also used the glue gun to make some gorgeous blobby things which you can see top left and bottom right.
Now paint all over this with Gesso.

Which then takes on to the colouring stuff.

I chose to use a lovely delicate lilac which is a bit difficult to see, a gorgeous red and a certain amount of black.

The golden colour was added by the means of mica powder.

Here we are still working away and having a lovely time!

And here 's my friend Elizabeth with her new friend Ann.
It's lovely how many new friends you  make at these things.
Happy smile there from Elizabeth.

And this is more or less where I got up to and it's all ready for the photograph to be added.

These are just a few of the photographs I managed to take during the workshop.

And now!!!!
Drum Role Please!!!!!
My finished piece. Taa Daaa!....
(Well! finished for the time being Lol!)
Hope you like it.

Hope you enjoyed looking and thanks for stopping by.
Happy crafting,
Angela x

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  1. That's such a great canvas Angela! I love Finnabair's mixed media meets scrapbooking style and always wanted to learn it. It was interesting to see your process, so I got some ideas now. I've never been to a real-life workshop, but I can imagine it is a lot of fun! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Wow Angela!! Your canvas is just gorgeous! I love that you used that hint of black- I really think it pulls things together.
    What a very cool workshop- good for you and thanks so much for sharing your Fun Fridays - I do so enjoy them!

  3. Hi Angela, your canvas is stunning. Great colours you've got. It looks as if you all had a wonderful time. I always enjoy going to workshops. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

  4. Oh wow Angela, your finished canvas is stunning! I love those 'drips' you created and your colour choices are wonderful! It is always so lovely to spend time with crafty friends... Hugs, Anne xx

  5. How fab to enjoy creative times with like minded folk and I really love the results of your labours :-)
    Have a great week.
    Annie x

  6. Oh yes Angela I like it much , it is a great composition with nice colors and decorative elements. Good work my Dear. WOW! I think you must have had lot of fun making this.
    Dear Greetings

  7. Fabulous canvas Angela, great colours you have used.
    Looks like you had a great time.
    Hugs Pam x

  8. What an opportunity to go on that course and it looks great fun. Your results are stunning. I love Finnebair's style and some of my friends have been lucky to go on several of her courses.
    Jo x

  9. Well that looks amazing and such fun. Definitely made me smile seeing the project develop. FAb!! Take care Zo xx

  10. Oh wow Angela, this is just juicy gorgeous!!! I love all that texture and colour, and how the photograph fits in so beautifully. The hot glue drips are delicious!! Well done indeedy, and thanks for sharing it step by step.

    I finished my chemo yesterday! Yaaayyyy! Raising lots of hypothetical flags!!


  11. Gosh Angela. What a wonderful end result! I just love this canvas. The colours are beautiful and I like the fact that you have put yourself on there.
    Well done you.


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