Firstly, I would like to again thank all my new followers and welcome you to my little blog, I do so appreciate your company.
Yesterday I had the most amazing day by attending a full day workshop with the uber talented Hels Sheridan of http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/ . For anyone who does not yet know Hels, she is the mistress of all things grunge, to me she is the female version of Tim Holtz and I love her work. Please have a look at her blog as her work is amazing. Hels loves using Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi products in her work, she is also a fully qualified Ranger Educator.
We made a mirror and here is the finished result:
We started with a plain base mirror in a cream colour, painted and distressed it. We painted and distressed all the other elements, overstamping the flowers, butterflies and leaves. The flowers are die cut tattered florals which we cut up and shaped into roses (one of Hel's favourite techniques and you will find instructions on Hel's blog). The word 'art' is cut from Tim Holtz metal and distressed with a black dabber. The little tag hanging down in the mirror part has the words 'embrace imperfection'. That was the most fiddly bit but worth the effort. The wings on the dress form are cut from grungeboard and distressed and hanging from the waist is a tiny pin, a pearl and a chain tassle. This is one of those items that you have to see in real life to absolutely appreciate it. I love it.
Aside from having an amazing time, a good laugh and lots of chocolates, I made a new friend, the lovely Rachel who you can find at http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ who is a Mum of two little ones. You can check out Rachel's take on Hels mirror on her blog. I also sat next to Kathryn, another young Mum but alas, I did not take her details.
Thank you for looking and if you have read this far I hope you will leave me a comment and if possible I will return the compliment (not on Facebook or Pinterest though). Crafty hugs, Anne x