I spent a nice Sunday with Jayne Nestorenko back in September on her VIP workshop. This workshop was for crafters who have previously attended one of her workshops and as usual are always a little special. This time we had three projects to make - albeit one was very quick at the end. Another good thing about Jayne's workshop are the quality of the 3 course meals that we have there that are included in the workshops.
The first project was the most difficult - lots of measuring which was mainly done on the Hougie Board - but we all got there in the end. It was a gatefold card with the scenes from the Adorables Summer Collection CD and stamps. The gatefold card had the added advantage of also having pockets on the front for gift tags.
The idea of the card was to build up a scene using different stamps and backgrounds. The striped backing paper was also from the CD.
I was pleased that a beach scene was chosen as I would be able to add some of the shells that I picked up of the beach in Jersey.
I also liked the idea of being able to get the girl on the front of the card actually look like she was picking up a starfish from a rock pool.
Inside I added a couple of crabs and shells, life buoy and the little boy holding as spade and a bucket at his feet.
The stamped images were coloured with a mixture of Twinkling H20s and Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paints.
Again, as is the norm with Jayne's workshops, all of the cards were different. She also ensures that there are a couple of different colour schemes each time to ensure that no two are the same. There are also a large variety of stamps to ensure that everyone can choose something different and different colouring mediums are used to ensure all are different.
The next card we made was also a gatefold card, but this time there was not nearly as much measuring as before. We would be building up a scene from the Adorables Summer Collection CD as before but this time we would not be stamping and cutting out to decoupage but instead we would be using the printed elements from the CD. These elements were printed out on sheets for us and most were very similiar this time.
The scene that was chosen was a back yard on washing day. You could choose what you wanted to go on the outside of the card and also what you would be hanging on your washing line and it was to represent the back yard of an. I particularly liked that fact that the scene was layered up on the front of the card with a door that opened to reveal an outside toilet, if you really didn't like the door opening and showing the toilet you could have just left it uncut so that the door did not open but I felt that it showed a back yard as it really was.
A down pipe and a post was cut out and then some metallic thread was attached to them stretching from one side of the card to the other. Washing was then hung on the line, ensuring that when the card was folded in, the washing folded in flat. There was then a few items that could be cut out and attached to the front or inside the card. I just left it with a pram outside.
The last items we made were a couple of boxes using the new Spellbinders Grand Shapeabilities Square Petal Top Box and the Spellbinders Grand Square Bracket Edge box, just to show how quick and useful they could be.