One of my favourite places to scrapbook, excluding my home, would have to be
The atmosphere is energising and inspirational and hosts Nic Howard & Lucy Vanderloos really make you feel like one of the family.
The latest retreat was held last weekend and I was very busy! I did three classes (more are available for those who like to attend), my table mate did SIX!
But I also completed some layouts of my own.
Here are my layouts completed in classes:
Creative Grunge with Nic Howard:
|This layout is very layered and as the name would suggest grungy. After layering the embellishments we added Gesso and Glimmermist to bring it to life and co-ordinate the colours.|
|This is a close up of the cluster of embellishments!|
This is the layout using the tag we practiced on, I love it! Simple and it allows the photo to shine!
Black & White and Coloured All Over with Nic Howard:
Gather and Glue by Rachel Tucker:
So those are the classes I did, AWESOME!!
As for what I did for myself here are a couple of them, the rest I am saving for later as they are going on other blogs first :)
|This was based on a sketch challenge that was issued during the weekend. I didn't win, but loved the end result.|
This layout is being entered into a monthly scrap challenge for my local store Scrapbook Cottage. The challenge was based on a sketch from Stuck Sketches and the criteria was to use Washi Tape. Lets see how I go!
|A close up of the flower cluster.|
I just want to add a huge thanks to everyone at the AE Retreat! You guys really make the weekend the fun that it is! I am so looking forward to seeing you all next year and gutted I can't be there for the Prima-ArtVenture-2013.