Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The most fantastic day at AFTH, Harrogate

I have had the most amazing, fantabulous, fun, day thanks to Dyan at Art From The Heart in Harrogate.

Today has been all about stretching myself and going outside of my comfort zone when it comes to crafting!! And boy, did I do that.........

Now, I love inky messes - i love nothing better than stamping with my Distress Ink Pads and doing techniques with those - but I have never used Dylusions Inks or Paints (OMG!!! AMAZING!) and I have never done a journal double pager before using so many different layers....... I LOVED IT!!

My rule has always been Less is More - but Dyan teaches you that More is More and you should try more layers and borders and shading and sooooo on!
I had to force myself sometimes, but it was so worth it!
I love my pages - not complete yet, but hoping to finish later tonight.

Will post picture when finished and then I am off to check my diary for next year to see when I can go again.
I want to do a full size canvas next - for on my wall at home!!!!

If you have never been to AFTH or taken a class with Dyan, you are missing out on the most amazing day!
You MUST go..........
Check out all their workshop dates here and I might see you there!!!!
I'm going to be a big regular now I have got the journalling bug and bought 3 moleskin journals ready to mess up!!

Woo Hoo!

Thanks Dyan - you are a teapot cosy wearing wonder and I love you for introducing me to this fab craft!!



Bea said...

looks like a whole lot of fun

Louise said...

Ooh, I've just been drooling over your photos! It looks like you all had a fab time and I WANT TO GO! Maybe next time xx

susiesu said...

Have got to save up for the train fare!!!!! I have bought artist spiral bound sketch books and as suggested by Dyan glued two pages together so they are thick enough to take all the layers. Cant wait for after Christmas so can get back to playing with my Art Journals. Looking forward to seeing your finished pages lol susiesu xxx