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Inspiration Gallery

Hello and welcome to our gallery. Feel free to browse through our various projects. When you find a project you like click on it and see more photos in a larger view. All projects are designed and produced by Dyan Reaveley unless stated.

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Beeswax Collage

 

This class was a sellout and a massive success. I have to warn you 99% of people are instantly hooked and I am practically turfing you out of the studio at the end of the workshop. The smell of melting beeswax is so calming...



The morning of this workshop will be spent learning collage and beeswax techniques, in preparation for an afternoon of creating. Ooh messy, painty waxy, playtime. What more could you want...??
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Journal in a Matchbox by Kate

Tutor - Kate Crane

Good things come in small packages, and this is no exception! Decorate a large matchbox, and then make a cute concertina journal before filling it with pattern and colour. We’ll use acrylic paints, stamps. Stencils, pastels, collage … and anything else we feel like! 

Due to its size it is possible to complete this little package of goodness in a single workshop, and when complete it is the perfect size for your handbag ready for some extra journaling when the mood strikes!

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Stacks of Storage

 

You can never have too much storage, can you? Here’s a nifty idea for storing your stamps and stamping bits and bobs. Two paper Mache suitcases, collaged, painted, inked, lavishly decorated with oodles of alphabets and raring to go.

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Canvas Tags and Hearts Journal

 

A fabulous book made from scratch, comprising an accordion fold and stitched canvas pages. Paints, inks, splatters, tags, tears, apertures, doodling , stamping and a smattering of hearts to guide you through your journey.

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Technique mirror

 Another massively popular class. Over the course of the day you will learn 9 techniques. these will be replicated onto tiles which will then be used to "mosaic" a wooden mirror frame. So informative, educational and creative all at the same time. Yayy

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7gypsies bird and nature tags in collection tin

 

Take one painty inky background, gorgeous conservatory papers,One set of “must have” bird stamps, a generous helping of embellishments and of course it wouldn’t be me without adding a few of my quirky touches!! Stir in some doodling, leave to simmer and enjoy.

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All things RangerKaz style !!
10% discount for all bookings until the end of June 2013!
£135 instead of £150!

 Tutor Kaz Hall
 
Sat 10–5pm/ Sun 10–4pm
 
Lunch and snacks are provided both days.
 
This year my dream came true and I got to travel to Ranger Ink in New Jersey, to complete Ranger university and to become a qualified Ranger Educator.  I was taught by some of the best teachers in the industry, Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth and our very own fabulous Dyan Reaveley ..........wow what an amazing experience!!
I’m so excited and cannot wait to share some of the amazing techniques and knowledge I learnt. This mini Ranger U weekend is jam packed with tags, techniques and creating your very own tag techniques book for you to use &refer to when creating your own craft projects.
You will learn about distress ink, stains, markers, image transfer, metal foil tape, to name only a few........hope you can come along and join in this weekend of inky fun!
The art of Malteser blowing is included but moustaches are optional!
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Correspondence Star Book by Dyan

Tutor - Dyan Reaveley

This was always one of Dyans most popular classes, a large pocketed Star Book, and it's back with a bang.

Using Tim Holtz Correspondence paper stash and a dash of Dylusions to create a stunning keepsake book filled with tags. We will be using new Dylusions products and Tim Holtz Idea-ology to decorate the inner pages and tags that you will just want to treasure forever!

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Flip-Flap Book

 This is a stunning album With 16 chipboard pages attached to a large accordion this gate fold album measures 10 x 8 in. It opens in the style of a flag book and will absolutely amaze your family and friends. With tons of room for photos and journalling and space for lots more. This is decorated in bright zingy coloured papers, perfect for all your summer pics.

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Mini Box Canvases with Kate Crane
*As seen in Craft Stamper*
 
Canvases are great fun, especially when combined with Golden Fluid Acrylic paints, perfect pearl mists and funky Stampotique characters! Let Kate guide you through the process from painting and stenciling, to creating depth by clever placement of Stampotique images. Choose from the latest Stampotiqe stamps from girls with attitude to weirdy monsters, all peeking out from a giant shroom!
 
Kate is on the design team for Stampotique originals.
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Painted Portfolio by Dyan Reaveley



Take one Tim Holtz folio, combine with fabulous techniques using Dylusions paints and inks, add a smattering of tags flaps and pockets and then stamp to your hearts content. Voila a fabulous decorated keepsake.

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7gypsies tag accordion book

 Just love the new 7gypsies papers, Gypsy market. here they are teamed with a Rusty Pickle accordion Pocketed Album. Sumptuous rustic shades teamed with metal hardware and eclectic stamping, what more could you ask for..??

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Collage stamped Christmas cards

 

I made these back in June when it was red hot everywhere. I put carols on to get me in the mood and then got so engrossed I didn't want to stop. I half expected it to be snowing outside, lol. Lots of inking and stamping, additions of Grunge and Idea-ology hardware and the finishing touches of Distress Stickles. Simples...!!!
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Graphic 45 Star book

 

I haven’t taught a star book for quite a while now but this bootalicious Curtain Call range of paper from Graphic 45 was crying out for one. As you have come to expect it is a Star book with a difference, 12 double pages, pockets, flaps and pull outs. Absolutely stunning, even if I say so myself!

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Sewing Configurations

 

The latest in Tim’s configurations range. This time it’s a large shallow printers type tray, featuring 21 removable compartments. Decorated with Graphic 45’s Domestic Goddess, I have chosen a dressmaking theme. Scissors, bobbins, buttons, dress forms, snaps measures and needle case. A place for everything and everything in it’s place! You will need to provide some of your own little mementos as well.

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24x12" Canvas - Change with Tracy

Tutor - Tracy Scott 

I love to create a unique piece of art, what about you ???

Come and join me for a day of painted layering bliss as we create this large 24" x 12" canvas. 

We will create a multi media background and then paint in our branches before creating our individual leaves. 

A unique piece of art you will be proud to hang on your wall. 

Please bring black and white journalling pens and a 1" brush and small fine line paint brush for detail work. 

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Altered Christmas book

 

Today we will be transforming an old book into a stunning Christmas display piece. Inks, sprays, grunge, Stampotique and a sprinkle of fairy dust are all it takes for the magic to happen.

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Birdhouse the Claudine Hellmuth way

 

Claudine Hellmuth’s Studio Line range of stamps have finally graced our shores and they are fabby. One set for depth, one for definition. Use them singularly or together, the choice is all yours. We will be staining a wooden birdhouse and then adding the stamps direct. We will be exploring what “home” means to you for some hidden journaling on the sticky back canvas roof. Mixed Media at its finest.

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Dylusions Home Sweet Home Canvas Trio with Sandra

 Tutor - Sandra Botham

Join me for a day of creating with Dylusions. We will begin by using the luscious Dylusions paints and stencils to create backgrounds. We will then begin to decorate and create a scene over 3 canvases.

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Fabric Art Dolls with Tracy

Tutor Tracy Scott 

Fabric Art Dolls  ( this is a 2 day class) - come and join me for a fabulously creative weekend as we design, sketch, paint, sew, stuff and decorate our own mixed media art dolls!!!

I'll take you through step by step so that you can create a beautiful original fabric doll !!

If you have your own sewing machine please bring it along but not essential for this class as there will be one available for use ( just saves time if you have your own !!). A black and white pen as well as coloured pencils are advisable although again not essential as there will be some available in the class for use. 

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Graphic 45 ABC Primer double gatefold album
 

The quality of these papers is superb, a real traditional back to school theme for kids and grown ups alike. This album has a real quirky way of unfolding, first one side and then the other to reveal page after page of delight. Pockets, tags, envelope, and more and more.

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Our Destiny to Create with Sandra
 You’ll have a great time creating this gorgeous mini book using the new She Art papers and stamps, from Christy Tomlinson with the oh so popular whimsical look.  It’s a perfect gift - very tactile with all the pockets and flaps - or you could just be selfish and keep it for yourself!
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Teeshas Amazing 16 Page Journal  with Sandra  with a Dylusions Twist!

Tutor – SandyPoppins

I’m fresh out of an online workshop with Teesha Moore and she set a challenge to go and teach what we had learned. This journal incorporates some of that knowledge with another of my favourite tutors – of course our very own, very fabulous Dyan Reaveley

It’s a two (consecutive) day workshop brimming with techniques and ideas to create a fun and quirky journal. Including creating the journal from scratch, learning ways with collage, backgrounds and pen work….oh yes, the pen work! Plus we will be using a fabulous range of downloads from Dyan herself and of course we will be including some of her oddly eccentric stamps and sayings! Be prepared for a fun filled two days. 

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Use your Wingss Canvas by Karen

'Use Your Wingss' canvas or journal workshop 

Hi - come join me Kassa to find out if we create this kaleidoscope of colour on a black or white background 9" X 12" canvas (you can create this in your journal if you prefer)

It will be a fun and messy painty day full of techniques to create your own colourful, textured and dusty 'Use Your Wings' artwork- and eeeek! the worktop will be overflowing with Ranger Ink goodness!

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Altered Canvas

 Claudine Hellmuth's new studio line range of paints from Ranger are fabby. I Have raved about them for ages and now here's your chance to find out for yourself. We will be altering a shaped block canvas with collage, stamps and paint effects. I know you think you can't, but trust me you CAN!!! This class sold out in March and May and everyone produced a stunning work of art. But be warned it is extremely addictive, lol. You may need therapy..!!

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Black and White Dylusional Doodle Journal by Sandra Botham



Love Dylusions? Love Doodling? Well you’ll love this gorgeous 6x11.5” Dylusions journal that Sandra will show you how to make from scratch and decorative with your favourite Dylusions stamps and doodling techniques. Learn how to make your journal ‘pop’ with all of Sandra’s tips and tricks.

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By The Sea with Sandra

Here is my second offering using papers from the Graphic 45 range, By the Sea. And this book is a beast! (in the loveliest way)  

I’ve teamed burlap and jute,  along with a mixture of black card and kraft tags – and I must say, it appears to be a marriage made in heaven doesn’t it? 

Along with a full set of papers, we will be using two full sets of By the Sea elements – be sure not to miss this one!

Please note, the class runs for an extra hour.

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Canvas Journal with Dyan

Tutor Dyan Reaveley

Join us making a fabulously unique, hand decorated and stitched canvas journal.

we will be starting blank canvas and decorating with inks and paints, stamps and stencils, drawings and doodles.

Plenty of time to add pockets and tags, inserts and flaps.

After stitching it all together we will be adding images, quotes and sparkly embellishments.

You will also receive a fabric copy of one of my journal pages.

If you have anything you would like to include please bring along with you. 

Images and photos copied on to sticky back canvas are ideal

(You are welcome to bring your own sewing machines if you like; I will have 3 machines available for class use)

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Christmas Patchwork Mirror
A stunningly decorated mirror to treasure. Techbiques such as altered book page, inking, painting, fragments, idea-ology and even a grunge paper rose.
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Home is where the heart is

 

This workshop has been brought out of retirement by popular demand. And rightly so , it was always one of my favourites. An eclectic mix of shaped board pages, with pockets, flaps and tags galore. The album contains photos of all the things that make my house my home. Please bring photos of your cherished belongings with you.

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Large Abstract Canvas

Have you seen the price of some of the ready to hang canvas’s you can buy!? Join me in making your own on a 24 x 24in canvas. Once you have chosen your colour scheme you will be guided through technique after technique building up layers with , paint, gesso, inks, stencils, sprays, texture. Sprayed book pages and a canvas quote will add the finishing touch’s to your masterpiece. (Class limited to 10 due to size of canvas’s)

This workshop sold out on preview day, but will be running again due to popular demand. If you would like to put your name down for the re arranged date( date to be announced ) please email us at dyan@afth.co.uk

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Mixed Media Secret Garden Canvas and Journal Box by Michelle

Tutor – Michelle Webb

Want to make a mixed media canvas?  In this workshop you’ll be using all kinds of mixed media to make a wonderful texture rich canvas. You’ll be adding layer upon layer to make it look beautiful and interesting. You’ll be using paints, Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers, card, stencils, book text, fabric, gesso, stamps, ink, die cut letters and gilding paste, to make a lovely canvas that people will be amazed you made.  Not only will you make this beautiful mixed media canvas but you’ll also be able to use all the techniques and the gorgeous Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers to construct a journal box for mini-journalling, recipes or gardening tips. Come and join in the fun.

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Tags of Texture book

 A truly stunning unique album filled with , as the name suggests, tags with many different textures. Tags of all shapes, sizes and materials are beautifully covered with the gorgeous textured papers from Laura Ashley's Connemarra collection. The flock designs of the papers are stunning in their own right.

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Frame and tag accordion book

 I first created this at the end of last year and it has proved to be a massive hit.I just love it, it is an album created from scratch with envelopes and tags from the 7gypsies eclectic paper line. Pockets anchored on an accordion fold filled to overflowing with decorated tags. But the main feature of this little beauty is a stunningly decorated box frame that comprises the front cover. A class not to be missed!

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Steampunk Memories book

 

Steampunk is all the rage at the moment and these papers from Graphic 45 are perfect for this 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 memory book/album. Made from scratch we will be decorating pages and adding memorabilia pockets for all you precious memories. I’m on my fourth now, lol.

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Technique Journal

 

It maybe that you are well experienced in the creative delights of paint and inks, or it maybe the opposite and you are a complete beginner. Either way this is the workshop for you. To me, the best journals are those made from scratch with love! Therefore we will start by making the pages, playing with inks, sprays, paints ets in various ways for stunning effects. We will then mix them with lined papers to make a hard back journal with a canvas binding. The addition of tags, envelopes, files and doodling ensures that you can really put your own personal stamp on it.

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A Place in Time Book by Sandra
 Tutor - Sandy Poppins

Graphic 45 produce the most exquisite papers as this range shows… We’ll be using the WHOLE pad of A place in time papers and tags, to make this gorgeous year book so this class is a must in terms of value for money! Since I made this book, I’ve had a few more ideas to add to its beauteousness but you’ll have to join me in the class to find out what they are!
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Black & White - The Return! with Sandra

Tutor - Sandra Botham 

Spend the day creating black and white journal pages in your journals. I will share with you all my hints and tips to create stunning monochrome pages.

Please bring your journal and your favourite black and white pen for doodling

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Bloom where youre planted

 

“The family that grows together, stay together” and “Bloom where you’re planted are two quotes that spring to mind for this home décor project. Combine photos of your family with my quirky downloads, whip them through the laminator and attach them to bendy wire. We will be collaging and inking 2 square pots to hold them. Fabulous for a gift to family members or a stunning display to keep yourself.

Choice of Heritage or Modern.

Please bring appropriate head and shoulder photos

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Dylusions Flip Frame Album by Dyan

Tutor - Dyan Reaveley

Take 10 mixed Media cards and decorate using Dyan’s Dylusions paint techniques. Stencil, stick, doodle and embellish away with Dyan while decorating with quirky stamped images coloured with Dylusions inks.

Once you have created your mini masterpieces will will add them to the Tim Holtz Flip Frame to create a stunning standing album which is ideal for displaying your awesome artwork!

The Tim Holtz Flip frame is included in the workshop - rrp £17.99

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Dylusions inky accordion Tag book by Dyan
 I have always been a bit preoccupied with tags, large, small, in fact any size. So I was over the moon to be part of the process in bringing out larger ones with Ranger. Size 10 and the ginormous size 12 to be precise. So what does one do with them? Well we turn them into pages of a mini album thats what we do. We will be stitching different sizes into 4 signatures and attaching them to an accordion folded tag. All decorated in the eclectic Dylusional christmas style. Stencils, stamps, inks and a certain amount of zuuuuuush !!
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Journaling with Watercolour Media by Tracy Scott

In this full day workshop we will explore the use of watercolour media on your art journal pages, for this session we will concentrating on  creating beautiful effects with neocolour2 watersoluble crayons, portfolio watersoluble crayons and we may even dabble with the fabulous brusho's. Come and play and discover a new love for this amazing medium !!

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Life Doesnt have to be Perfect by Sandra

Tutor – Sandy Poppins

Remember those interactive spinning wheels from your childhood? They were fascinating weren’t they….well I’ve taken that idea and included one in this lovely book! Come and have fun making your own version in this delightful mini book using the French Country Collection of papers … those folks at Graphic 45 really know how to make gorgeous papers! 

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Mini Journaling with Kate

Just like journaling …but on a tiny scale! Mini journaling can be done in any small notebook or sketchbook, but due to its compact size it is quick, accessible and a lot of fun! It’s a great place to use up odds and ends of collage images, and a great place for all of your smaller stamps. We’ll be painting funky, colourful backgrounds and then adding tiny images and stamps to create glorious pages in miniature. Great for journaling on-the-go, or when real life gets in the way and you just haven’t got the time for a larger page….

Required: Small Moleskine, mini notebook or sketchbook.

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Pocket Letters with Sandra

Tutor Sandra Botham 

Using all the pockets of a 9 pocket trading card protector, we will be creating mini unique works of art, that can be either folded up and sent to someone or kept in binders.

This class will guide you through creating these little pocket wonders. They can be whole scenes, partial scenes or 9 individual pieces.

As you can fill the pockets with anything you like please bring along any of your scraps of craft supplies that you have left over.

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Prince Charming Triptych by Marie
 This workshop features three colourfully decorated canvasses using Dylusions spray inks, stamps & stencils. Panel one is an enlargement of Dys very own Froggy Prince Charming. Panel two is a self-portrait of our heroine of the piece (that’s you btw). And panel three features the beautiful quotation of “The slower the kiss, the faster the heartbeat’.  All three panels are hung vertically and joined using a delightful entanglement of ribbons. It is so very visually impactful. It’s vibrant. It’s colourful. It’s romantic. It uses a raft of techniques and most of all, it’s fun!
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The Good Life by Sandy Poppins

 

Some simple technical instruction required to build this beautiful book with lots of lovely little flaps, envelopes and pockets inviting you to explore inside…fill it with your own personal treasures. Come find out how…made with the gorgeous Lille range from 7gypsies, add a few trinkets and wax seals for a perfect finish.

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Tim Holtz Journal by Sandy Poppins

 

Based on the journal recently taught right here at Art from the Heart by Ranger's Golden Boy, Mr Tim Holtz. Come and construct your own journal creating the spine using those fabulous and oh so useful ring binders, Distress Stains and Craft Resist Paper Stash. Fill the journal with file folders, pages, tags and more....

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Cards with alcohol inks

 This is always a really popular class, but more so since we have all the new colours. This is a structured step by step workshop.

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Facebook by Sandy Poppins

 

Come and make this lovely FACEBOOK, filled with your own favourite ‘faces’ Overloaded with personality, it is ideal to make for a really personal gift.

NOTE – you will need to bring five 6x4 photographs of your chosen ‘face’ - THREE portrait images and TWO landscape images. It’s time to DO something with those photographs you keep taking

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Home is where the Heart is - Wall hanging by Sandy Poppins

 

Don't you just love this idealistic home scene...white picket fence and all... Come and have fun creating your own canvas panel - Home really is where the heart is!

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Wooden Christmas Tree
A new twist on an old favourite. One side of the tree is painted and you will learn a simple shading tecnique. The other side is collaged with fairy lights and baubles. This you will bring out year after year, thats if you can bear to put it away in the first place.
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A Trio of Canvass

 

A rare treat for you. Today you will be making 3 of the canvas’s that Tim, Wendy, Claudine and I taught at CHA and Stitches. Technique after technique, using masses of product to create your own masterpieces. Places extremely limited so book early

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Bird Quote Book

 

As you all know I am renowned for my love of quotes and this book is dedicated to that. Gorgeous floral Laura Ashley papers combined with bird images and acetate pages. Filled with quotes to ignite your inspiration.

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Canvas Bunting
 

Bunting is all the rage at the moment and appearing everywhere. But have you seen the price of it? Come make your own to co ordinate with your furnishings. We will be decorating canvas with inks, paints and Dylusions stamps, cutting the shapes, padding slightly and assing the bias binding to finish. Although I have 2 sewing machines, there is a lot of sewing and it would be extremely useful for you to have your own to work on.

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Christmas Advent box
An old favourite re done in new papers. A collection of 24 small boxes , painted , decorated and arranged in a stack for a really unusual centrepiece.
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Expressive Mark Making with Kate

Tutor - Kate Crane

Come and discover the grungy and more expressive side of art journaling. Sometimes you want to go a bit further in your art journal and truly express yourself through colour, marks and words.  These pages may be edgy, grungy and even a little ugly, but they will represent YOU. Kate will talk you through some mark making techniques and help you to loosen up with your art style by freely creating with wild colour and carefree mark making! 

Bring an art journal for practicing in, and then make an accordion style journal to experiment with your new found freedom!

Optional: Paints and various colours are provided in the studio, but feel free to bring along any personal favourites such as coloured pencils.

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Gelato Goodness by Sandra

Tutor – Sandy Poppins

Another chance to find out what these Gelato Pens are all about: we will spend some time in the morning session discovering lots of different techniques, including ways with fabric, using them with texture paste, embossing folders in the Bigshot and much more.  Then we will put these techniques to good use by making a range of gorgeous cards using a variety of stamps (choose from Tim Holtz stamps, Stampotique, Dina Wakely, La Blanche or Pam Carriker to name a few!) or if you’re not a card maker, you may prefer to work in your journal… choices, choices, choices….. 

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Homage to Dina accordion book
 

As you know I have always been a fan of the gorgeously talented Dina Wakley, and this accordion book is made to honour her. Her style, her stamps, her quirkiness, her eclecticness. Gesso resist, paint washes, ink sprays, hand stitch binding, tissue tape finishing, inserts, flaps, acetate embossing, stamping and book page collage. Do I need to say any more?

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Micro Mini Journaling by Tracy Scott

Come a join me as we create this fabulous Micro Mini Journal

Paint, ink, stencil and stamp, we will do it all to create this colourful pocket sized Journal that's small in size but extra big on impact !!

The journal measures approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is packed full of techniques that we will cover on the day. 

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Quirky Note Holder

 I had great fun making this from my downloads. You will be learning various techniques, including, paint effects, doodling and collage. A really fun quirky addition to your home, kitchen or office.

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Quote Journal

 Every one knows I love my quotes. I have collected loads, but can never find them when I need them, so I am always designing books especially for them. I thought I would make this a little different. It is a bit like an art journal. Painty, papery, stampy, collagey...But you don't have to come up with any words, that's all done for you in the way of the quotes. Simples. It would be useful to bring along a couple of magazines to pick images from. Glossy Sunday paper mags are ace. The journal is not intended to be finished in class, just to give you a hefty leg up, lol.

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Tags the Tim Holtz way!!!

 Everyone loves Tim's style of working. Come and find out some of the tips and techniques he uses. From the stunning backgrounds he creates, the building up of the Eclectic collage style
of stamping, to the finishing touches of Grunge and Idea-ology hardware

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Techniques to cute grunge by Sandra
 Can grunge be cute? It can when it looks like this! Using the master of grunginess, Tim Holtz papers, we’ll be using distress and resist techniques to make this lovely mini, mini book!
A hand made notebook to fit in your handbag that will most definitely impress your friends when you pull it out.
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The Play School House Book By Marie
 We'll be making the Play School house book from scratch, so you might need your most favourite craft knife. Then we'll be decorating it with Graphic 45's ever cheerful ABC Primer Range. Technically this is a children's album inspired by the round, square and arched windows from Play School, but the main colour palette of buff and aged mahogany also lend themselves to being a really beautifully festive & traditional Christmas project. The windows are photo holders and the door can be decorated with the child's age or maybe a mini Christmas wreath ? There are all sorts of interesting pages, pockets and folders to store memorabilia and precious things.
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Wizard of Oz Starbook
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Hanging Advent Calender
Hows this for an unique and unusual decoration in the run up to Christmas 24 bags just waiting to be filled with treasure. Will you be able to resist opening them..??
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Altered Mannequin by Kaz
 Kaz will be bringing her own vintage style to this popular workshop.  
Using a range of Tim Holtz and ranger products you will create your very own 
Altered mannequin. Kaz will guide you through some really cool techniques as you work through all the various stages of the mannequin........ these of course  will involve getting painty, inky and even some metal work! 
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ATC's and ATC Holder with Sandra

Tutor - Sandra

Wondering where to store your ATC's from swaps? Join me and I will show you how to create a book to store your mini works of art in. We will also create and swap some ATC's too.

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Bisous Envelope Journal

 

An extra large, handmade journal filled with envelopes as well as pages, beautifully decorated in the gorgeous, Bisouz Hot paper range and a sprinking of 7gypsies Paddington range for contrast. Bisouz have always inspired me with their designs and have now teamed up with Stampers Anonymous to make co-ordinating sheets of stamps. I have been in my element playing with these and I just know you will be too.

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Dylusions canvas boards
 

Many of you have oohed and aahed over my sample boards from CHA Chicago. Now’s your chance to make some of your own. We will start the day by all following steps to recreate one, and once you gain confidence you will have the chance to make one of your own design.

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Dylusions Painty Journal

Tutor Dyan Reaveley 

The Dylusions paints are here and causing a stir. Come and join Dyan learning all there is to know to produce fabulous results.

We will be working in the small Dylusions journal (provided) and filling it full of painty technique goodness.

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Have suitcase will travel by Sandy Poppins

 

How cute are these little cases.? Just perfect for storing your Postcards and Atc’s. We’re going to shabby them up ready for them to contain the following.

Postcards…create fabulous backgrounds with the Dylusions pant and inks, add mages with the new stamps from Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi, add the fashionable curled wire and you have yourself some cool art.

Atc’s…you know the concept behind these miniature works of art was to meet like minded people and own a piece of their artwork? So that’s the challenge for today, make at least one for swapping!

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Heart Canvas

 Where else would you rather be on Valentines day than with me, lol. Well you will be making a gorgeous Heart canvas. Paint effects, stamping, doodling, grunge, nix in a sprinkling of laughter and voila, your own masterpiece will appear before your very eyes. Perfect to present to your loved one when he takes you out that evening.

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Journaling with Suzi Blu Stamps with Kate Crane
Tutor Kate Crane
 
Suzi Blu’s art journaling style has been much admired by many, and AFTH are now stocking Suzi’s stamp range which is excellent news for all art journalers! Kate will show you some tips and tricks for colouring and shading these images, as well as ideas and suggestions for creating a beautiful background and incorporate images onto the page.
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Kraft Resist Journal

 

Tim has a fabulous range of papers called Kraft resist. They are fabulous designs printed onto Kraft coloured paper with a patterned clear resist over the top! Intrigued?

We will be playing with gesso and the wonderful Distress stains for stunning results. With the addition of hand binding, stamping, add ins and book page collage. This will be the first of many added to your collection!

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£30.00
Large Dylusions Folio with Dyan

Tutor Dyan Reaveley 

Come join Dyan decorating the large Tim Holtz blank folio. 

We will be using Dylusions inks and paints to create stunning backgrounds, adding waterfall tags, hidden envelopes, pockets and flaps.

The cover is decorated with Dyans blocking technique.

Finishing it off with images from the new release of Dylusions stamps and doodling, you won't want to part with it.

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Lunch-bag Concertina Journal by Kate

Make your own concertina style journal from scratch using an every day lunch bag! We’ll fill the interior with a variety of pages, with added tags and pockets, and then create the front and back covers using recycled corrugated card. We’ll create and decorate the covers with our very own hand-painted deli paper alongside vintage text, scraps of fabric and some scrapbook papers, all artily stitched together!

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Ms Reaveleys Arm Candy by Marie
 Tutor - Marie McCarthy
 
Ladies, how about a little piece heaven to adorn your arm? We all know how hard authentic vintage pieces are to come by, so we’ve created a ‘new’ old school classic, a veritable delight of authentic 50s kitsch chic arm candy just for you.
 
Using the exquisite ‘Bird Song’ from Graphic 45 this bodacious beauty can be created in a choice of colour schemes and we know you’ll be crazy keen to make a plethora of them because they make great make up bags, party favour bags for teens and wouldn’t they make a delightful way to store all your pens pens/pencils etc
 
And yes this was absolutely 101% was inspired by the wonder woman that is our very own M’Lady Reaveley
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PaperArtsy Castles and Crown cards

 Yes a card class, I don't seem to include that many these days. These stamps from Paper Artsy caught my eye a while ago, but I have only just had time to play with them, and I love them. They are suitable for all ages and both sexes,lol. I had to be stopped creating with them..!!

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Pressie full of pressies...
This project was done by my guest designer Bezzie Su... Oh yes, she oozed blood sweat and tears over this one,lol. It is a wooden book resembling a pressie. Inside there are 12 little pockets and tags, each one giving you the oppurtunity to give a truly personal gift. Or make one for yourself, fill it with requesrs you like and present it to him indoors.
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Seahorse Mixed Media Canvas by Michelle Webb

In this class you'll learn how to build up many layers of mixed-media to achieve a rich and interesting background, then you'll use gesso to build up texture and form and use special paints to make a beautiful shimmering seahorse.  You'll learn many mixed-media techniques that will allow you to start creating your own mixed-media canvases at home too.

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Technique Canvas (with Claudines Studio Line)

 A technique packed day. We will be collaging, glazing and colour mixing and altering book pages with Claudines paints,. This is your chance to try her multi mediums and her sticky back canvas. And if that isn't enough you will also be playing with Grunge Board and the new Grunge Paper

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Alcohol Ink Cards
What happens when you mix the alcohol ink with Tim's brand new stamp releases, and not a Christmas card in sight honest...!!!
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Alphabet Journal

 Love this class, and so does everyone who's seen the sample. We will be recycling a 2009 diary into a compact journal perfect for your handbag. Strengthening, collaging, painting, stamping, doodling, cutting, sticking and enjoying. Phew that's a lot - so I,ve given you an extra hour.!! Again this workshop is not expected to be completed in the day, it is a work in progress for you to finish in your leisure

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Tin of Beeswax Tags

 

The smell of melting beeswax gently calms and relaxes you as well as adding a highly professional touch to your work. We will be having fun making 12 inky, stampy collaged tags, using stamps from Stampotique (Janet Klein collection), Tim Holtz and Dylusions. After finishing them with beeswax we will store them in the co-ordinating tin you will have prepared.

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Botanical Tea with Sandra

If you are a Graphic 45 fan, you will adore the two mini books on offer from me today. First up is this lovely, made using the Botanical Tea range of papers. I will teach you how to make a sturdy hinge that you will use again and again in your book making. We’ll make a range of lovely tags to sit in those adorned pages. A very strokable project indeed!

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Christmas Printers tray

 

Painty, inky, spritzed backgrounds combined with the Blonde Moments all I want for Christmas range of papers make 9 stunning box areas to display your Christmas memories. Embellished with wood and glass ornaments it is an item to treasure.

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Claudine style Collage Tags and Cards

 Are you fascinated by the look of collage tags and cards, but wouldn,t have a clue where to start. Well its all in the techniques, and today you will be experiencing plenty, from multi medium resists to faux intaglio backgrounds. We will be using the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line for all your fabulous creations.

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Collage techniques with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio range

 This is a part technique, part project class. You,ve all heard of Grunge board, Sticky back canvas, gesso, gel medium, etc. In fact I will hazard a guess that you all have it in your cupboards, yeah?? So why aren't you using it?? Cos you don't know what to do with it do you, lol..Here's your chance, we will be making tags and cards in with many techniques and hints and tips to get you fired up and inspired.

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Dylusions Mini Insert Album by Dyan

Tutor Dyan Reaveley

Dylusions have brought out packs of inserts for the journals, so you can add pages as you wish.

But you can also use them to make your own journals.

Join Dyan as she shows you how with a bit of ingenuity you have a fabulous, multi sized page journal.

Decorated in the Dylusions paints, inks and stamps.

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Engraver Album by Sandra
Tutor Sandy Poppins
 
How gorgeous is this book! We will use the NEW black and white Prima Engraver collection teamed with Kraft paper to create a classic look. We’ll make some fabulous tags using layered stamping techniques, stitch in some of the pages, colour ribbon, make pockets and add trinkets to make this masterpiece.
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Go Configure

 

Don’t you just love the configurations memory boxes everyone is making at the moment. Are you unsure of where to even start? We will be decorating the insides with the new Camden paper range from 7gypsies,Its ephemera theme is a perfect match, and gazillions of Tim’s tissue tape…one of the 7 wonders of the world, surely. You will then be filling it with your memorabilia and special moments. Now unfortunately, I cant provide these, obviously!! So you will need to start collecting your bits and bobs ready for the day. ( I will of course be providing as much as I can , as usual) To finish we will be standing it on 4 metal box feet to elevate it to its rightful position.

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Seascape Canvas

Tutor Michelle Webb - £40.00

I love painting anything to do with the sea and when we include mixed media in it it makes it even more exciting and unique. In this class there's no need to draw all you need to do is tear some paper. We'll be using paper, card, acrylic paint, mini misters, distress ink refills, stencils, white sharpie pens, Faber Castel Pitt pens, Ice Stickles, stamps, distress stain and gesso. We'll be using just about everything in the art studio! There'll be lots of fun and lots of mixed-media techniques that you learn and use again and again.

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Stampotique Boutique - 50 shades of Monochrome with Karen

Tutor - Karen Hayselden

Come and join Kassa in this new, regular monthly Stampotique Boutique workshop. We have 100’s  of Stampotique designs to choose from, so the creative possibilities are endless……Hours and hours of creative fun!

We will be creating backgrounds, postcards, ATC’s, journal pages, canvas art and much more as there are lots of creative ways to use these gorgeous stamps. There will be new projects and themes each month - come and create the Stampotique way!

50 Shades of....Monochrome!

Hi there - come join me (Kassa Hayselden) to create a beautiful monochromatic journal page - is your page going to be 'in the pink!' 'a blue day!'
sepia like mine? which colour you choose to create in is up to you!  And which stamped image you want/need to use is also up to you!
You will be doodling, painting, splattering, flicking with watercolour paints/mediums that mimic the watercolour effect! And yes you can spy the beautiful textured finishes too! 

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Stitched Canvas Hearts with Dyan

Tutor Dyan Reaveley
come and join us making these beautiful stitched canvas hearts.

We will be decorating canvas sheets with the NEW Dylusion Paints and inks, cutting them into shapes, stuffing with wadding and adding decorative stitching.

Decorated with stitched images and hand dyed ribbon, they look gorgeous hung in your home.

(You are welcome to bring your own sewing machines if you like; I will have 3 machines available for class use)

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Christmas Planner

 A new take on an old favourite. This Christmas planner is gorgeously decorated in the new Blonde Moments " All I want for Christmas papers and stamps. Re-useable year after year

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Fathers Day Envelope Album

 This is a must have album for the man in your life. An album of envelopes and pockets. Using the gorgeous nostalgic Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman papers fresh off the plane from CHA. This is a much admired album and is sure to sell out straight away.

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House Book of Houses

 This book is just so damn cute..!! Paper Artsy new paper range is called Spring and Sprout and is the starting point for this fab workshop. After covering the wooden album we will be decorating it with their Bricks and Mortar range of stamps. Peek inside the opening doors to see "who lives in a house like this"..??

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