Wednesday, 1 October 2014

"Workshop make No.2"

Hello folks, 1st October and a wonderful day here in North East Scotland.   Hope it is the same for you guys.  Washing all done, just needs ironed.
Thank you for calling by, love to have you here.  Hope you like what you see and pop back some time soon.
I have been up and out at 6.46 these past two mornings.  John and Audrey usually have their work schedules well worked out between them.   Something not quite right this week!!!  Audrey doing two night shifts, John away during the day rather than working from home,  I have had to go along to be with the boys, get them up, breakfasted and off to school.  Not a big problem, just kinda knocks my day off balance.....I am well off balance at the best of times, so really no change there....LOL!!
Here is the second thing I made at the Workshop last Friday:-

It is actually a free standing calender.
For the life of me I cannot find the "side view" picture.
Card folded to give a "W" shaped stand in the centre and sealed along the top.  It then folds flat for 
Background coloured using Distress Inks.   Spritzed and splattered with water, also stencils and stamps.  Butterflies were stamped, cut out and mounted over their image stamped on the background.
Little calender added then mounted on Kraft Card before being mounted on the base.
I love this idea and do intend making a few for gifts.

That`s it for today
Thank you for your visit I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx

Off to get the ironing done!!!


  1. Gorgeous project! Love the bright colors!! Hugs!

  2. Patricia this is beautiful, love the colours and those butterflies are just gorgeous.xxThe Journey is the Start

  3. Gorgeous project and what a lovely gift idea xx will defo get you doing grunge next!!! lol xx luv the colours and the butterflies - the only thing is when you go to these project days you want to buy everything to have a go at home and then if you are like me - they get 'tidied' away and don't see the light of day until someone makes something and you think mmm! I have some of that in my stash somewhere!! can't wait to see the next make xx GailT xx

  4. Hi Patricia,

    This is so gorgeous, love the design and those colours are beautiful, this would grace any desk, love it.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Love this Patricia, the colours are wonderful. Love all the detail in your background too. Carol x

  6. I can see you have been getting very 'inky' in your workshops Patricia. Beautiful colours and what stunning butterflies. Bet you are loving your time with the boys but gosh don't they wear you out!! Susan x

  7. Striking colours Patricia. I love your calendar make, it looks really stunning. My goodness you must be the liveliest Gran around. Feet up for you this Evening then. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Hi Patricia,
    another really super make at your workshop last weekend.
    I love all the fab coloured background it's superb.
    Would just love to attend a workshop for this technique.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. That looks sooooooo cool Patricia! Those colours are amazing, what a fabulous looking background! And the butterflies are so pretty, really lovely! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  10. Fabulous calendar Patricia your colours are stunning great background


  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the background, the colours and the pretty butterflies.
    Lorraine x

  12. Looks fab Patricia, a great gift idea, xxxx

  13. Beautiful make Patricia, love the bold colours and the stamped images and the butterflies are gorgeous. Will make lovely gifts, hugs Kate x

  14. Hi Patricia
    What a marvellous project and one you can look at every day. Love the colours you have used. A cracking raffle prize you had there for the workshop Mrs D.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  15. This is gorgeous Patricia. The background colours are wonderful and I love the butterflies.
    hugs Sue xx

  16. Fantastic Patricia, sounds like a Tent card fold!! your background is stunning, gorgeous butterflies.. would make lovely gifts.
    pam x

  17. Wonderful Patricia, such lovely butterflies and colours used.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  18. This is just such a creative idea! I love those butterflies and the background is amazing!

  19. Hi Patricia, This is really fabulous, loving the combination of colours on your background. An ideal little gift.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hi Patricia what a beautiful calendar, was this a Debbi project?
    I ask because I know she loves her butterflies.
    I love your colour combination, very stunning.
    I think these would make lovely wee gifts.

    Hugs and happy crafting, Erika. x

  21. hi Patricia.
    this is beautiful and great colors of your background.
    everything match perfect.
    have a nice weekend and hugs from Ann

  22. Hi Patricia, been having a look back at what I have missed :o) All beautiful work as always, I love this calendar The colours are gorgeous!
    Congratulations on your Golden Wedding It must have been a great year to get married....I met Den when I was 14 and a half and married at 19 so we have seen 55 years together :o) our Golden wedding was the much in common Patricia. Dennis's birthday was 16th so we took cards down to make room for Anniversary cards..only 18 though as lots of family and friends are dwindling fast these days :o(
    Wishin g you many more happy years together Patricia xx

  23. both cards from your workshop are the idea of the broken circle, window treatment

  24. Patricia, you KNOW I'm loving this one! Those sprayed colors just glow & the butterflies are gorgeous! What fun you had making this one with the fantastic designs over the sprays. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

  25. Wow, this is breath-taking! Absolutely love your background with those stunning colours. The butterflies look so beautiful too.

  26. This looks amazing Patricia! LOVE all that inky goodness with those wonderful butterflies. Jenny x