Last weekend I attended the Scrapbooking Premiere retreat in Mackay with my sisters Lea and Wendy, lovely friend Shaz and 32 other keen scrapbookers. We had a wonderful weekend, with so much fun and laughter...not forgetting learning new techniques.
Not a bad loooking lot are we?
Michelle taught us how to make our own embellishments from clay doing both free hand and using moulds. She even showed us how to make our own moulds! It is soooo easy and sooo much fun. We used white clay which was baked, then painted and dusted with Perfect Pearls. Don't you just love the overall effect? The little handmade roses were a challenge but we soon got the hang of them. The leaves and lockets were made with the help of a mould.
Here is my finished layout...a photo of my sisters and I taken about 2 years ago.
Our OTP challenge was this tissue box. We glued tissue paper roughly on the top, creating lots of texture. The side of the box were painted with gesso and then stamped.
The flower is cut from canvas paper, then stamped and painted.
Thea had a card class using paper serviettes.
As you can see, we did some 3D layering on our cards and added a flower bouquet.
There was a double layout challenge, which unfortunately I didn't get finished. We could only use what was in the challenge pack as well as embellishments that were in our freebie pack. The challenge packs were in pink and brown or apricot and brown. My original photos didn't suit the papers so I was on the phone to Craig and Kathryn to scan some pics for me....I knew exactly which photos I wanted.
Sandra did a quilling class. While I completed the quilling, I haven't put the layout together as it's very girly...and I have a houseful of boys!
At dinner on the Saturday night, there was a crazy glasses competition. One of the staff from the resort was the impartial judge.
Here we are in our crazy glasses.
Lea was declared the lucky winner.
Thanks for Sandra, Thea, Michelle and Kristy for such a fantastic week.