Wednesday 4 April 2012

Great time!

Oh yes! It was colder than we'd have liked but after buying some of Lindsay Mason's "Off the wall" stamps at The Paper Warehouse in Kendal we didn't notice the weather. When I say we I mean my two grandchildren and I, but it also gave Dad and Granpa time to do a bit of gardening and reading! 
The weekend started on Saturday when my grand-daughter and I went to the demonstration day in Kendal. It was great to see lovely Lindsay again and her new stamps - these sets are brilliant and we spent some time deciding which to get (although I can see myself having to get them all!) We also got to see Esther Gundry for a bit of a catch up! There were some fabulous products being demo'd, all I need is a LOTTO win!
Off we went into Kendal town to 'Reticule' -the most fabulous little shop with lots of textiles and haberdashery - bought a few goodies and then met up with 'the boys'!
After tea we got started and my grandson joined in. We stamped then coloured the 'Urban Angel' images using a combination of crayon and gel pens and finally (the next day) came up with this.
The twigs were decorated with glitter glue, some bits of ribbon and some sequins that had been on the front of a comic!
Over the three days we made two similar reels.
finishing off
 This is 'Gwendoline' with some more hearts, leaves and flowers from the 'Urban Angel' set. My grand-daughter had a discovery moment which made me so proud of her - she suddenly appeared with a flower that she had turned up from the centre to "make it more real'!
The last one we made was using a set of 'Molly Bloom' stamps and I must thank Clare for the inspiration, as she had a decorated reel on her demo table that took our eye - nothing like this, but when we saw a bag of reels in 'Reticule' we were away!

We didn't spend all our time indoors, we got out for a walk and lunch at Leighton Moss reserve and also to the beach at Morecambe for a bit of kite flying!

Add a bit of bug hunting in the garden and playing with a ball and yes - a great weekend!

Thanks for looking, I will get back soon with my 366/2012 journal pages, Chris    


Artyjen said...

Looks like a lot of fun was going on there making those fab things ;)
xoxo Sioux

Lindsay Mason said...

Had to say "wow" Chris! I just LOVE what you have made with the stamps! What a great idea and they look so colourful. It's always a big thrill to see what anyone makes with the new designs, but these are exceptional. It was lovely to see you and Emily on Saturday, just sorry I had to rush away for that train. See you soon I hope. Lindsay x x x

Hels Sheridan said...

brilliant... love those little characters, how cute! Can I come play? Looks like you all had a fab time x

Joanne said...

OMG Chris, those fantastic pieces of art using Lindsay's stamps made me drool. Lindsay are you watching - there's your new helper for Stitches next year.
Hugs Joanne xxxx

Zue said...

Wowser!! What creations...a very talented family!
I need to go to Kendal shopping. :)

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous fairies!