Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Eat Sleep Craft Repeated

We're all together again in my back yard and in Bonnies Craft room.
From left to right- Nancy Litrrell, Trina Pham, Susan Bridman, Loll Thompson, Me and Darnell Knauss, we were joined by Nance Salkled  and Bonnie Klass Via Skype.

We had a busy time with dirty pours, faux enamel die cuts, gamsol pencil work and so much more.

Here's one of my pieces from one of our crafting sessions. The background has been blended with distress inks, and a baby wipe was crumpled to pick up some colour.  Although by the time I added shimmer mist and crackle paste you can't actually see that.
I borrowed Susan's TCW stencil Bay leaves and used crackle paste for dimension, I then mounted the panel on black fun foam.

We all had so much fun and are hoping to do it again next year.

Card Recipe


Nstiz said...

I love all the texture you created on this gorgeous background! This looks so fun to do. Love the added product you used too- always creating such an interesting effect.

Loll said...

It's been a really fun week! Thanks Christine, for all your hard work hosting the retreat for the past two years. I know it's a lot and I appreciate all that you've done. Your crackle paste stenciling is so beautiful over top of your blended background. Great design, beautiful card! xx

Susan said...

Beautiful card - my kind of colours! Love the way you used my stencil :))

It's been a great craft retreat - thank you so much for hosting us all again! Your house is so comfortable and you go to so much trouble to make it work for us.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous sponged background and stenciled image with crackle of our many cool techniques that you mastered:-) I LOVED how your image and finished card turned out Christine. Thank you again so much for sharing your beautiful home with us dear friend. It was so wonderful seeing you again and I hope we can do our retreat again next year. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so beautiful, Christine! The visual texture made by the crumpled baby wipe adds interest to the beautifully ink-blended background. The crackle paste stenciling is fantastic!
Glad to hear (and I can tell from the photo) that everybody had a great time crafting at your place! Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

It was so fun to join in with you Christine! Sorry we missed this technique. I must give it a try. Love your background and the simple stenciling! A very classy card!

BożenA said...

But you had great fun! Envy :-)
The background is beautiful, like the horizon spring meadow and the beautiful clear sky. I love the cracked texture of the twig, it looks stunning!

Mac Mable said...

You all look like you had so much fun and also learnt lots along the way. How amazing to be all together and so much talent to share....Great card, CAS perfection with beautiful colours and loving the crackle of the stencil. Fun aprons too x

Darnell said...

We really could be a poster for crafty store websites around the world! Who could possibly be having more fun than us??? Thank you again, Christine, for a sensational time in your lovely home! I love this sweet card in my favorite colors with that scrummy crackle! I've pinned it and can't wait to give it a go on my own!! Hugs, Darnell

Trina P. said...

Thank you, Christine (and your husband too), for hosting a fabulous retreat. I’m so happy to have been included and it’s all because of you. Your card is beautiful... the cracked paste is so cool. Love it! xx

MaryH said...

I've enjoyed hearing about this retreat from several of you lovely ladies, and at each blog, I've gotten to see some of the fabulous fun you all had. I love the technique you've done here, and gosh, that crackle through the stencil worked so well for you on this. Liked the tip to use a baby wipe to texture the surface too. My crackle efforts to date have not been great, but this inspires me to try again! Love that leaf stencil too. TFS the fun with us, and your lovely examples and cards. Hugs

MaryH said...

Christine, Thanks for your sweet comment. YAY, your comment and one other came in, AFTER I went to the awaiting publication, and published it. However, a couple others that I did the same thing, didn't come into my email. Go figure!! Hugs.

Julia Aston said...

Oh what creative fun all you ladies had!! What a lovely panel you created for your card - beautiful inking and love the crackle stenciling! SO pretty!