Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Make and Take of the Year Award

There was so much personal excitement on Saturday at Scrapfest it has taken me two days to calm down. Paulineabella and I drove up to meet fellow babes Cath, Ebru, Robin and Paula. Cath brought along her sweetie mom and Paula brought her BFF Mary. We huddled at the booth for a while and I signed up for the make and take...there was NO way I was gonna leave that building without doing one. I picked up new rubber and dropped another wad at some goodies that caught my eye.

Then I hit the floor meeting up with some other familiar faces, Regan and Deanna (love you girls)...and Jackie congrats on the new baby, I won't forget about you! I also made a pit stop at Kraftin Kimmie's booth to say hi to all the krafty girls there. When I wasn't meeting and greeting I was helping out the economy!

Then it was time for my make and take. Typically I don't do them because I don't want to wait, but this was SO worth the wait. Emily and her new super talented artist Isabelle were there with Isabelle doing demos on how to use her new stamp line and Emily instructing us on how to do mixed media on canvas. This is what I made!

It's not perfect, but a pretty good effort for 45 minutes. There are things I would change, and things I would do differently and it was amazing how much I learned in that short amount of time and I was pretty pleased with my result.

Here are the products I used:
eclectic MINI BUBBLEWRAP MESH and FRENCH SCRIPT set, flower garden (my fav stamp of all time) and, julie's SPRING BUTTERFLIES. Claudine Hellmuth paints, Ranger Adirondak color wash, stencils, rubons, tissue paper and gel pens. WHEW!

Let me just say it was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again...so what did I do...bought more stuff! Don't worry, I'll never give up my markers but sometimes a girl just has to branch out!

Later, Linda


paula tracy williamson said...

i am so jealous I could scratch yur EYES out! I didn't get on the list.....I MUST do one tonight!! grrrrr, I am putting in my two week notice and moving to Toronto, pronto! lol :) BEE-u-TEEE-ful!!!

stamping bella said...

I LOVE IT!!! am I not the best teacher? LOL.. has NOTHING to do with your talent.......just kidding... I LOVE IT and am going to work on some stuff tonight (in between cutting rubber..hmph)

CraftyViolet said...

Love it, love it, love it! So wish I was there to learn how to do that. Maybe you could do a class at the Pickle now?

Regan said...

love you too..
and holy POOP that canvas is amaze-balls!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This looks fabulous, Linda! Yes, I'd say definitely was worth the wait! What a fun make-and-take!

Deanna said...

Love it girl and it was great seeing you!

Ebru Vatansever said...

I LOVE THIS CANVAS !!!!!! you are a natural my dear friend and also it was so nice to see you on Saturday !!!
Mwah !!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Linda, love the vibrant poppies!

Jackie C said...

LOVE your canvas. Its awesome. You are very talented. Thanks for the shout out.


Riet said...

Whhat a gorgeous card Linda.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dana White said...

I'm so sad that I couldn't come out - we'll have to plan ahead next time!! LOVE your project!!

Crafty Cath said...

This was stunning! So glad I got to see it and you IRL. Had to laugh though when Paulinabella was carrying it home cause you left it behind only to realize that you had mistakenly picked up Emily's instead. You sure are a natural at mixed media. I'm a little nervous to get my hands all dirty like that. No laughing now! Mom and I had such a great day catching the creative buzz with everyone. And yes, I helped the Canadian economy ... ALOT! No trouble at the border though. Woo hoo.

Isabelle Norris said...

LOVE it too (original huh? lol)
You have soooo inspired me to make my own with those little flowers. Thank you so much. It was great meeting you.

Shirley said...

Well, I think it's a work of art and heart, personally!!


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