Thursday, 18 April 2013

I'll be back!

Hi Everyone,

This is going to be a quick post, for me at least.  Partly because I'm not giving the 'how to' but also because my keyboard is driving me nuts!  Every so often it seems to develope this problem where it either misses characters out as I'm typing or it doubles them up and this is one of those times and it's taking me ages, grrrrr!

A couple of months ago my friend Jo and I went to a workshop at Snazzy's in Swindon. We had to drop out of the original class because we had heavy snow the night I should have been driving down (and it's a 3 hour drive under normal circumstances) and Val kindly re-ran the class just for us. We were really grateful and had a brilliant time. 

The workshop was to decorate a 'Phantom of the Opera' type papier mache mask and I loved the techniques we used.  I didn't quite get mine finished on the day so put the final touches at home a few days later.  However, it's taken me till today to get the mask fixed to the stand and take the photos.

Ever since I first saw Val's mask it reminded me of the Terminator hence the title of my post.  See what you think.
















Isn't he a handsome chap!

  Thanks Val and Don for your hospitality.  Val you are one very talented lady and I just wish I lived close enough to join many more of your workshops.

Till next time,

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Lesley this is awesome, stunning, fabulous, fantastic and all the other words which don't come to mind so quickly. Just love it x
Michelle

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow he is a handsome piece of art! Love all the texture & metal, very unique as well!

Thanks for your comments today....
Dylusions are great fun - Just spray, spritz some water over and blot with a paper towel roll and experiment. Be prepared to get inky! You will be very pleased with the high quality of Ryn's stamps, enjoy! Shirleyxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Oh I lOVE IT!! Wow what an amazing make,the textures and all those amazing metal bits combined into such an incredible piece wow
LOVE IT ! Hugstrace x

Helen said...

oh, yes, I love it!! So glad for you that you made it to the rescheduled class.

Paula Whittaker said...

wow what a striking piece Lesley - would love to have been able to go that class.
As for the keyboard prob, I've had that before and frustrating isn't the word for it lol

Carol Q said...

what an amazing piece of art Lesley. love it! Definitely a class not to be missed.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, Lesley this looks amazing! That must have been one fantastic class!! (How I wished I lived a bit closer). Totally LOVE the effect of this, fantastic make!!

Suzi B said...

Oh wow Lesley this looks amazing!... So glad that you managed to do the workshop I remember your dissapointment at not being able to get to the original workshop.
I'm in your neck of the woods today visiting my sister in Warsop.
Take care
Suzi B xx

Beryl said...

It's amazing. Love all the detail. Arnie meets Phantom definitely works.
Beryl xx

lisa said...

Hi Lesley

Yes, it's very teminatoresque!! He's gorgeous, it sounds a brilliant class and I'm glad you finally made it.
I had a keyboard that did exactly that and it used to drive DH nuts as I was constantly thumping away at it to make it type properly so now he's given me an ancient one but at least it works!! I hope you get yours sorted soon.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow this is stunning Lesley, I love all the different metal additions, he looks gorgeous.

I only live about an hours drive from Snazzy's (not been there yet) and I think I shall have to see what workshops they are running.

Sue X

Paula (PEP) said...

Goodness me - that aqua eye is definitely watching.......... having one's beady eye upon something comes to mind. Looks like you had an amazing workshop.
Paula (PEP)

snazzyoriginal said...

He scrubbed up rather well and I can deinitely see the termiator in him! I had a lovely day with you and Jo xx

veronica said...

He's very impressive Lesley - you obviously had a great time! Hope you get the keyboard sorted, mine can't spell and it drives me nuts, think I would be throwing yours out the window............

butterfly said...

Completely fabulous work, Lesley - I love this! What an inspirational piece of work - it was clearly a great class. Fantastic metal work, and so full of delicious detailing - wow!
Alison xx

Miranda said...

Wow Lesley, what a stunning piece! I noticed it right a way in my blogroll and thought I leave a comment....Don't do that so often because....you know...creation time is limited! Hope you are OK and family matters are in peaceful waters....warm greet Mirandaxx

Elaine said...

This is stunning Lesley, I can see why you enjoyed the workshop so much. This is such a transformation of the blank mask. Very striking and that piercing colour for the eye so clever. Such lovely texture. Happy weekend. Elaine xxx

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow Lesley! What a brilliant, amazing stunning creation! LOVE it!