2019 Retreat


Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat Retreat
2019


Crafty Friends - (l to r) Christine, Trina, Susan, Darnell, Colleen, Loll (me),
Bonnie, Nancy, Linda

The group working hard.

Christine explaining the "sandwich" for dry embossing with dies and EFs together.

Loll showing Dolly a finished card front using Trina's embossing technique.

Bonnie's beautiful finished card front using embossing technique.

Bonnie and Linda working with masks.

Linda's lovely finished card front.  Purple and butterflies ... who would have guessed??!! :)

Dolly fussy-cutting butterflies.

Dolly's gorgeous finished card front with lots of dimension.

Everyone concentrating ... no talking. :)

Bonnie searching for "just the right stamp".

Bonnie enlists Dolly's help to find "just the right stamp". :)

Susan deep in thought.

Dolly poses for the camera.  Are we surprised??!!  NOT!

Nancy and Trina having fun!

Loll doing a little splattering that ended up everywhere!

Colleen's beautiful finished card front ... what an amazing smile Colleen!!

Susan's lovely finished BLUE card front.  No surprise there!  :)

Line up at the Big Shot.  We were all a little confused about the "sandwich", but worked it out in the end.  Great technique that we all vowed to use lots!

Bonnie with her two beautifully finished card fronts.

Linda and Colleen working with watercolour pencils led by Dolly.
LOVE Linda's beautifully coloured flowers.

Hammy watching over us!

Loll's two finished cards.

Nancy sharing Brushos on Yupo ...

Gorgeous Yupo panel ... and the paper towel isn't bad either!! :)

All of us working away.

Lots of inky fun!

... and more inky fun!

Nancy trying out her new brushes.

Christine trying out HER new brushes.

Linda's amazing second card with this technique.  It's a beauty!

Alex had the group mesmerized.
He took all the pictures (except the one below).
He also spent an hour presenting ways to improve our card photography.
Lots of great tips.  We all learned SO MUCH!
Alex also showed us some fun photography toys to help us
and provided links to buy them.
It's not only card makers that are enablers! :)
Thanks Alex.  We appreciate YOU!

Finished cards using the Cut Up Stamping technique led by Nancy.  BEAUTIFUL!

Finished cards using the Embossing with Dies and EFs led by Trina.  Fabulous!!

Finished cards using the Pearl-Ex powders led by Loll.
A little challenging but oh-so pretty!

Finished cards using the Watercolouring on Vellum led by Susan.  WOW!!

Blended DOX inks cards with white heat embossing (led by Linda).
Easy and fun technique with beautiful results!!

Finished cards using a variety of techniques.
(l to r) Embossing with Dies; Pressed leaves from the garden (led by Christine); Baby Swipe over DOX inks (led by Bonnie), another Pressed Leaves from the garden; Watercolouring on Vellum, and Embossing using Dies.  All so uniquely beautiful!

More finished cards with a variety of techniques.
(l to r) Watercolour pencils technique, Magicals through an Intricate Stencil (led by Loll), more Watercolour Pencils, Watercolour Spritz, another Watercolour Pencils, Stamping over Washi Tape and Gesso (led by Christine), and Watercolour Pencils.  Fantastic cards!

Photographs by
Alejandro Garcia Photography
Instagram:  @AlejandroGarcia.Photography

4 comments:

Cathy said...

WOW! Thankyou so much for sharing these pics Bonnie! Almost feel like I was there (I wish lol!) Fabulous inspiration and creations, Cathy x

JosieD said...

What a happy looking group of crafty chicks! The cards are absolutely amazing. Love the idea of having each one lead a technique. Have a feeling everyone learned a lot and laughed a lot...perfect combo...

Di said...

What a delight to see you all having so much fun at the retreat! And wonderful results Al round too.

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

How did Al creep into my comment? I meant all of course.

Hugs

Di