Saturday, 7 September 2013

Doing Finnabair stylee ........... moi? .............can't be!

Hi Everyone and thanks for dropping by today.

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

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

27 comments:

Helen said...

I think the layout looks gorgeous! I think I'd have struggled with this one as I don't do any form of scrapbooking. Can't wait to see your second project.

Jacqui Hall said...

Fab stuff!! Sounds like you had a ball

Sarah Dunkley said...

Gorgeous! Im looking forward to her December class even more now! Thanks for sharing Lesley! xxx

Anita Abercrombie said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Looking forward to the Nov/Dec workshops even more now!!

sam21ski said...

Fantastic page Lesley, love that photo, the black and white really makes it stand out if that makes any sense - lol

Sam xx

isisimaginings.com said...

It is so, so beautiful Lesley, I love the rich colours, they complement the photo perfectly. And yes, you are very lucky. :)

Minxy said...

It was a real pleasure to meet ya finally, your layout looks amazing xo

Lin said...

Stunning Lesley it really is!! I am soooo jealous would have loved to do a class with Finn!!

Rebecca said...

Looks great Lesley glad you enjoyed it
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Paula Whittaker said...

looks and sounds like a wonderful weekend - the 12x12 LO is super and so is the photo.

inkypinkycraft said...

What a gorgeous layout! Fab photo too but a really wonderful make hugs trace x

Beryl said...

Don't put yourself down Lesley - you have amazing talent an I always enjoy seeing your 'makes'.
This is a gorgeous page - you must be so proud of it and the fab couple in the photo make it that extra bit special.
Beryl xx

Elaine said...

This is a super layout Lesley. Of course I had the pleasure of sitting beside you and seeing come together at first hand. Finn is a great teacher as you said and how great you are getting tomanothernworkshop later in the year too! Elaine xxx

craftytrog said...

Your layout is beautiful Lesley! It was lovely to make a new crafty friend.
Alison xxx

Aquarius said...

This is wonderful and a lovely way to display treasured family photos. Great that you could meet up with crafty friends old and new and I'm sure you will have a good time at the next workshop - lucky you.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What an amazing way to keep and display all of your treasured photos. This is such a beautiful project Lesley, it looks like you had a fantastic time last weekend.

Sue x

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant, just love this Lesley and great to see it as there wasn't time to catch up with everyone's pieces. Looking forward to seeing the others.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Paula (PEP) said...

A little bird who inhabits a certain Craft Shed chirrupped about the wonderful time you had - I can see how much fun you had & super that you were able to meet with 'virtual' friends in reality. I count myself fortunate to have met both yourself & the above mentioned chirrupping bird.
Paula (PEP)

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the finished layout which I saw around the first stage - it turned out beautifully. Finn was truly inspirational and it is wonderful to see the finished pieces xx

butterfly said...

Oh, yes you are! And the results are just fabulous... wasn't it an amazing weekend? Anna rocks!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

well there's no doubt that's Anna stylee and how fabulously you've executed it Lesley!

Sarah B said...

this looks fab, you shouldn't doubt your own talent. How lucky you were you attend one of these workshops.xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous LO and perfect for that fab photo. Pleased to hear you had a wonderful weekend. You earned it my lovely x

Redanne said...

Hi Lesley, I think you have captured Anna's style beautifully! It is absolutely gorgeous work, love the colours. I may get to meet you in November as I am doing the spell book day with Anna..... Hugs, Anne x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow, your lay out is GORGEOUS! I missed an opportunity to take a class with the same instructor she was in Ontario this summer. I realized too late :( I hope you are doing well, thanks for sharing, Shirleyx

veronica said...

it's been very interesting seeing the different layouts people made - love your colour scheme,hope you enjoy the next workshop as much

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous!! I'm thinking you must have had a brilliant time, Great results too :D x