Monday, July 13, 2009

Graphicus Open Days

We had a fantastic time at the Graphicus Open Day's, 3rd & 4th July. Our theme for the day was American Independence Day which is celebrated every year on the 4th July. We all sought out our cowboy hats. Denise was a real sport, she dressed for the occasion. Apologies to Vicky who looked just as good but couldn't catch her on camera.

We had David lassoed to the kitchen sink (he doesn't mind, really and I have to say he does a splendid job every time) but when we got to the end of the day he let his hair down!

Lots of demonstrations took place throughout the two days and every one had a 'whale' of a time. I thought you may like to see some of the photographs I took of some of the finished items. There were so many great items that I have popped the links in so you can browse as you read.

We had our resident expert Annette using the Cricut Expression, Create and the Slice machine. A cool scrapbook page.

Lynn got to play with all the Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp's Mega Masks, Distress Inks to name but a few. Some fabulous tags and art work were created. Go to Lynn's blog to see more of her awe inspiring creations.

Glenda showcased some of the new A5 stamps and coloured them using the Copic Markers. see them all here. The colours are fantastic and they really do look like prints rather than coloured with markers.

This is from the Seashell Collage A5 unmounted themeplate.

This is Seaside Ted. He really is so cute.

I played with the Melt Pot again, I can't get enough of this and you can produce some really good effects with it. This necklace is made by melting black UTEE with a little white. Take your bead on a headpin and just swirl it around. You can dip it as many times as you like depending on what size you want your finished bead. Then thread onto your chosen material and use any of your other beads to compliment your UTEE creations.

The Caterpillar earrings were made using Dew Drops, they come in such a variety of colours that you make them to match any possible colour outfit you may have.

Lesley demonstrated Clarity Stamps There are some lovely designs and as Lesley demonstrated they flew off the shelf. But never fear another order will be with us over the next few days.

This is the Sketched Lady. She looks really elegant, cool and sophisticated. A nice stamp.

I plagued Lesley for a demo using the Speedball Brayer and an elastic band. I must have a go at this myself. it looked fantastic.


acrylik said...

Great pics Judith! Stunning jewellery, as ever :)

jill.hippychick7 said...

It really was a FAB day Judith!!

I can't wait for the melt pot workshops to come out. I'd love the make a necklace like the black and white one. The caterpillar earrings look stunning in real life. The picture doesn't really do them justice.

See you soon.