This time last week I was coming to the end of my first day of workshops with a fabulous young lady, Anna Dabrowska (a.k.a Finnabair), hosted by Snazzy's in Swindon.
Here's Anna at the start of our weekend.
Oooh, what a fantastic weekend it was! Firstly, as I mentioned in my previous post I got to spend some precious time with a special friend, Elaine, who I hadn't seen for over a year and I also got to meet my Snazzy's DT buddies Astrid and Nicky/Minxy for the first time as well as our lovely DT co-ordinator Gillian, who I've met at shows a few times before. It was so nice to spend time with them in a social atmosphere after the classes too. I also met, face to face, several lovely ladies I 'speak' to regularly in the crafty blogging world plus some new ones too. How easily the lovely ripples of friendship spread in this creative craft filled world especially with the help of the internet enabling us all to keep in touch.
Today I'm going to show you my first effort, Anna style! I honestly never thought I'd be able to achieve something anywhere near resembling Anna's gorgeous work and obviously, it's nowhere near her standard (she has a fabulous talent on her side, lol) but for a first attempt I am amazed. It's all down to Anna's skills as a teacher as well as an artist though and in fairness to her I am not going to give any details on how it was done. The best thing is to go to one of her workshops and I enjoyed them so much last weekend I'm doing another one at the end of November here, aren't I lucky ;D.
Anyway, now on to photos of my first project which is a 12 x 12 layout, created around a photo of my son and his lovely partner.
This was about a third of the way through.
And this is the finished layout.
A few close ups to finish off.
Later in the week I'll show you my second project which I have to say I found the hardest to do so was very pleased to end up with something I'm not ashamed to show on here, lol!
Until next time