Wow! Tim Holtz, Dyan Reavely, Claudine Hellmuth and a room full of Ranger goodies.
What more could a girl ask for?!
By Friday May 4th Ranger U was in full swing. I worked seriously hard and played hard for 3 days, and had the most fun ever!
Here's the class in full swing with Tim Demoing at the front. Loved the TV screens, such a great idea.
(Can you see Mr Stampers Anonymous Ted on the right?!)
Kaz gazes in awe ......
Claudine showed us some awesome techniques with her Studio line and for the first time ever I managed to master image transfers.
Claudine is beautiful and petite, yet has the most amazing baritone voice!
A typical shot of the Ranger U classroom!
Gorgeous Adirondack colours. I learned new ways to use my Adirondack inkpads......
Colourwash ... I learned how to handle these better ....
.. and make some beautiful faux batik. Loved this!
We played with the meltpot and I picked up loads of new ideas.
I seriously need to use my meltpot more often.
Before Dyan began her official Ranger U session she demoed the levitating malteser trick with Kaz.
But here she is in full swing with her gorgeous Dylusions range.
Dyan brought her vibrancy and English eccentricity to Ranger U and we all LOVED it,
And we got super-inky too!!
Gorgeous colours ....
We love ya Dyan!!
Hmmmm, a typical Dylusions view!
... and dangerous .....
Dyan with the lovely Ellen and Jenny from Norway
(Thanks to Ellen for this pic)
By the final afternoon it was back to Tim and all things distress.....
Oooooh, loved it. Just how many different things can you do with one set of inkpads?
79 techniques mastered in all! Phew!
Met some fabulous new friends along the way ... loved these funny, warm-hearted people!
I became an official Certified ranger Educator. Yeehaaaaaaaww!!
Tim is the most amazing instructor. Chilled out, very funny and oh so knowledgeable.
To coin my children's favourite catchphrase, he is a Know-Boy.
A fabulous time was had by all, thanks to the amazing instructors and the absolutely wonderful organisation behind the scenes by Patti, Mario and others.
Talking of Mario ....
Couldn't do a blog post about Ranger without showing these pins now could I?!
Before we left Kaz and I couldn't resist posing for this shot when we realised that some of our art work is on display on the Dylusions board in the Ranger Education room.
Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!! Such a great honour :-)
But it was over all too soon .... all good things must come to an end ...
... and we weren't happy.
But still, it was good to be home.