Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wanderlust Workshop Wrap-Up

Thank you to all our lovely ladies who attended our recent Wanderlust Workshop.

A full day was had by all and it was great seeing everyone getting 'travel fever' with the great layouts and our mini-album project.

We so enjoyed meeting some lovely new ladies who joined us for the first time.  Welcome to Leisa, Kim and Julianne, it was a pleasure getting to know you!

It was so nice seeing our workshop room full with familiar faces and hearing all about Christmas celebrations, holidays had and holidays planned (yes Lexie, Ruta and Lynney we are most envious of your up and coming travels all over the world). 

Take a look at our ladies emersed in their creativity. Here we have our lovely Kerry showing us her UBD page she is about to repurpose on her next layout along with Dianne, Julianne, Maureen and Kim.

Here we have have a snapshot of our gorgeous friends Alex and Debbie working on their layouts.... heat tool in hand having lots of fun working on what Miss Lisa had on the design menu!!!

Terrie, Janice and Kim were on task in this photo working through one of the great projects - thanks ladies we loved having you join us again!
The Embellees Team aim to introduce new ideas, techniques and materials as the key focus in all our Workshops and, this Workshop was no exception.
Lizzie had everyone stamping on balsa wood to create the cover for their mini travel journal/album, cutting up lots of manila folders to create album pages, trying lots of new background stamps from Darkroom Door and other great stamps from Ippity, Tim Holtz, Unity and Hero Arts. 
We embossed gorgeous Tim Holtz kraft glassine paper and added acetate pages and tags for additional pages. Book binding tape we sourced from our local Riot Craft Store  was the perfect material to secure our pages and extras in place.
But, it wouldn't be an Embellees Workshop without some 'repurposing'.  Check out the fabulous use of pages from an old UBD and Gregory's Street Directory that we diecut using our Sizzix Alphabets available from StampinUp.

This class layout designed by the lovely Lisa Greedy had everyone using masking tape to alter their
background.  Paint and stamps complete the fabulous mixed media effects.

Lisa again used a repurposed UBD page to create the collage background and some great embossed frames to anchor her photos from a family trip to Adelaide.

Everyone just loved this fun and very creative layout!

Another great layout by Lisa Greedy saw all Workshop Lovelies playing with Tim Holtz alphabet masks, Mr Huey's Mists, embossing folders and distress inks, more great stamps and embossing powder to add a bit more texture and a creative use of a circle punch to produce the postage stamp border effect.

Another fabulous sample layout from Lisa Greedy - showing great use of background stamps and how to make a simple sheet of cardstock really interesting.

Just love how Lisa incorporated a map she collected on her recent family holiday as part of her layout background.

Lisa created this fabulous grid layout .... just love the stamping, embossing, inking and creative way she has added 5 photos on a single layout.

The lovely Natalie Bright from our Design Team has been busy with this 8 x 11 layout.  Check out her use of great techniques like:

  • punches and stamped cork
  • a laminex tile sample stamped and embossed (yes the local Bunnings really does provide us with lots of interesting 'embellees')
  • masking tape to create a journaling block and the use of her trusty typewriter - very vintage!!!

The lovely Cassie McCumstie from our Design Team was also very busy with this fun layout that showed us how to take simple paper based embellishments and turn them into something special with the use of dimensional magic for that epoxy look that is so popular again.  Cassie shows us that a great layout using all the new travel inspired papers and embellishments does not have to centre around a trip - but can be an exercise in journaling about our 'dreams' of travel!!!

We just love that there are so many new travel related papers, embellishments and stamps cdue to hit the shelves in the next months - we hope we have inspired you to take a journey (pardon the pun) exploring some great new layouts about your recent travels!!!

Be back soon with more updates and sneakies for our March Workshop - Paper, Punches and Photos.

Lisa and Lizzie 

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