26/02/2011

THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOPS

The long awaited day arrived and there was a buzz of excitement in the air. After browsing in the shop and purchasing a few goodies we headed to the class room for the 1st workshop of the day. This was a workshop with Lin and Leandra.
here is the classroom with everyone waiting to get started. Lin, Leandra and all their helpers had worked tirelessly to put this workshop together, Karen who works for Lin at LB Crafts is officially the Queen of Kitting as she put so much in to making sure we had everything to be able to create...

 Fabulous hat made from Grungepaper - and Tim signed it for her WTG Francesca!

GABBY
Getting stuck in and hands dirty - HEAVEN!
Do you want to see what our morning workshop entailed? You do? well ta-dah....

this beautiful piece, which has pride of place on my mantlepiece. We used metal for the trees, grunge paper to make the hinges. The hinges were painted using a copper and gold viva paint and black archive ink to age it.
Paper Artsy have created a new line of papers and this was used for the backgrounds. We then painted the paper to change the colour of it using a new Paper Artsy range of Acrylic Chalk paint - the tree was washed with white acrylic chalk paint mixed with a bit of Adirondack colour wash. All the embellishments across the top were supplied with the class kit courtesy of our wonderful teachers.
We spent a happy couple of hours creating this and then headed for lunch.

Following lunch we headed to do the workshop with Tim. Gabby and I split up as there were not 2 spaces together on one table. I ended up meeting a lovely girl from Norway called Marianne - did I mention that Crafters came from all over England, Scotland and Wales and then Europe; the POWER of TIM!!!
We sat at our places where we found our kits. This was a travel pack of goodies from Ranger to use to decorate our CONFIGURATION Boxes... the excitement was palpable as we all opened our bags and checked out the boxes...
Tim had come up with a nifty way of prepping the papers that we were going to use to decorate the Configuration Boxes so we only had to do a bit of cutting on some scored papers.
After cutting and snipping and applying the papers to the boxes we used the new Tissue tape to hide the edges of the boxes and ended up with this...
All the time we were busy working away Tim was walking around giving help and guidance where needed, chatting away to us - what a FUNNY GUY he is.
After this part of the workshop we went to a Tea Break. When we came back, WOW!! what a surprise. We had a calico bag and when we opened it and tipped it on to the desk there were so many OOHs and AAHs and excited giggling, here's why...





A bag of Tim Holtz idealogy goodies... stuff that hasn't even hit the shops in the States yet - we were the 1st to get our hands on them - HAPPY DAYS!!!!
Can you believe the generosity of Tim and Ranger, we sure couldn't.
Our next task was to assemble the goodies into our Configuration Boxes. I will show you my end result now...
Look at it all, the bird cage, the glass bottles, the sewing spool, keys oh let me shut up and feast your eyes, down to the metal feet for the box - we were SPOILT!!!!
I didn't add all my goodies, the Charlotte doll that came with the kit I gave to my friend Lorraine who didn't attend because she loves them. Oh I must say also that the watch in the centre was a gift from the lady at the Guest house we stayed at, I had shown her Tim's book and she said "Well if you like to take things apart, you may have this" How nice was that!!!
Tim signed my book, and Lorraine's too as I brought it along - he signed it "Dawn, Be Curios, Tim Holtz 2011" FANTASTIC.
Oh yes and another thing we got given a sticker - not any old sticker, but you know the new Vagabond, well there are stickers to customise it (if you haven't seen it, it looks like a suitcase) but this sticker is unlike any that will be owned by girls in the US - this sticker is a British flag with Vagabond written across it... so cool, wonder how many people will put theirs on e bay!
So there you have it my fabulous time at the workshop organised by Artsy Crafts THANK YOU so much, couldn't leave without showing this...


Me with the Duke of Distress TIM HOLTZ
The Twitter Maestro, Mario
Tim, Alain (from Ranger) and Mario
THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE BEST TIME

Hope you enjoyed sharing my special day,
Till next time

Have fun, Dawn

16 comments:

Peggy Alborn said...

I am SO jealous - and SO excited for you, Dawn! That looks absolutely amazing!

Halle said...

Looks like it was a fun filled day!!

Mariannes Kort og Stempling said...

So nice to see all your pictures from the day!!! I loved meeting you to Dawn ;-) So much fun to share!!

Leslie said...

Dawn, I love your photos! Isn't Tim awesome? He is so generous and funny AND talented!! Your configurations box turned out great!

craftytrog said...

Your projects look brilliant Dawn! What great photos, you must have been snapping all day! x

Joanna said...

I am so jealous I don't think I'll speak to you ever again!!!!

What a wonderful time you had, an experience you'll remember with joy for the rest of your life. Fantastic pictures recording your day.

How did you find out about this workshop day? I only heard about it when it was too late (typical me!).

xx

Diane said...

What a great time this must have been right down to where you stayed. I can only imagine how fun this was. What a wonderful assemblage box you made with all of the different little fun items in it!!--I am in love with that birdcage!

The Crafty Chick said...

Awesome post Dawn!! Great to see what you did in Tim's class too! Thanks for coming along :)

Leandra

Li'l Pidge said...

Some great photos from the day, and love your makes. It was great meeting you, and all the lovely crafters there.
Kyla

Papillon Bleu said...

This looks like it was an absolutely delightful time! where was it?

Kaz said...

Love your pictures and those hands!! It was so fantastic, shame it had to end. Ah well hope we can do it all again soon
hugs
kazxx

Kim Dellow said...

Just sounds like you had the best time ever! What fun! Kim

Neet said...

It's great to see how different they all turned out - we all interpretated them in some different way. Love your pocket watch.
Fab day for us all (as which day).

humel said...

Wasn't it just amazing?! It was such fun to relive the excitement through your photos and memories! And I love how your project turned out :-)

Laura said...

Looks like you had a blast! Your assemblage came out great- love all of the little details and the watch! what a great gift. Love it. And now I have a picture so I will recognize you at Art-is-You.

SarahD said...

oh Dawn Im so Jealous....Im getting my whimsy on. Love Sarah xx