Friday, September 5, 2008

Southside Stampers Retreat

After a quieter blogging month in August I'm back on deck again after the hectic lead up to the Southside Stampers Retreat which took place over this past weekend.

I had the pleasure of teaching workshops to this fantastic group of ladies all day Saturday and well into the wee small hours of Sunday morning and we had a ball. There were about 40 campers in all and it was very enjoyable making friends with this lovely group of stampers. I actually remembered to take my camera with me but sadly, I forgot to take photos with it, although here's a couple of happy snaps that I did manage. If any of you have photos you'd like to share with me please send me an email.

Belinda in action painting acetate butterflies

Stella and Sue

We worked on two different projects during the day: the morning session was a mixed media project using Lumiere paint and tyvek - tyvek is really fun to play with although a little unpredictable but what great texture you can achieve with it. I had teased campers with a little peek at the inside of the project a few weeks back but now it's time to unveil the entire project for all to see.

The wonderful little vials have been inked up with alcohol inks and have little Pearls of Wisdom tucked inside.

The afternoon/evening project was an altered cigarette tin with an accordion book attached to the inside of the tin.


inside tin - front view

inside tin - back view

All the ladies began with the same kit so it was fabulous to see such an array of different pages emerge as each stamper created her own take on the project - so many different personalities, such a lot of talent!This is Prue's version of the tin front

and the pages below are by Linda who chose different colours and stamps to personalise her booklet.

Despite everyone beginning with the same kit, no two finished pieces looked the same - there were some beautiful variations: there was an oriental version, a bold and colourful version, there were soft and delicate ones, and arty ones too. It's a shame I didn't take more photos but everyone did a great job and felt a real sense of achievement and satisfaction in finishing the project.

It was a fabulous weekend with much laughter and learning and it was such a pleasure to be the guest teacher for the weekend. I will upload all the ATCs and swaps I received to my Webshots album later on so don't forget to check them out.

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  1. Thanks for a fabulous weekend Myléne :) I had a ball! Robyn

  2. I had a great time too - didn't get too much sleep though :)


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