Honestly, you'd think taking a picture outside in the daylight would give true colour, apparently not.
Sorry, for the cheating duplicate blog post, but I thought I'd share a few more details with you. We didn't add words to our canvases on the day so that we could each choose what word and font we wanted. I bought the Sweet Dixie believe die on Sunday (using the very generous 20% discount that Inspirations gave us) and cut it when I got home out of purple craft foam and then out of a scrap of the purple card that I made the zig zag card out of and layered them up on the canvas. After gluing the word on, I felt that the linen tape strips looked a bit heavy and so I coloured with distress markers one of the stamped butterflies that I had left over from the workshop and added that to distract from the tape.
We made the recesses in the canvas out of little boxes, the type that you get jewellery in. We were all most disappointed to find the boxes empty when we opened them! We used three colours of acrylic paint on the canvas and a dry brush type technique to apply them and bulid up the colour. The papers in the background are actually snipped from the cover sheet of the 12x12 Indigo Blu papers that we used to make our book project.
We had a hilarious weekend with Hels and Pauline, it was great too that a lot of people who attended the first weekend had returned and so new friendships are forming. The staff at Inspirations were so helpful and friendly too. Once again we all got a fab goodie bag and there were spot prizes given away at intervals throughout the day. They're planning another weekend of workshops in Preston in October and I've already reserved my place! If you ever get the chance to go on one of their workshops go for it, just make sure you take your "tena lady pads" with you if you have a "sensitive bladder"!
I'll be back tomorrow with the book we made.