Monday, 21 May 2012

A catch up!

What a great weekend I had! I taught a whole weekend of art journaling at Art from the Heart, to a really fab group of arty peeps and we made lots and lots of art! Here we all are proudly displaying our pages. Several people had travelled quite a long way for this class (including 5 all the way from the Netherlands!), so the pressure was on a little bit! The lovely Katie looked after us brilliantly all weekend - thanks Katie!

We made a few technique tags to get our creative juices flowing and then tried some painted backgrounds using Golden Fluid Acrylics, and inky backgrounds using Dylusions Ink Sprays:

We had a go all collaged pages, played with some Stampotique stamps, and even had a go at drawing which some found a bit scaaaaaareeeeey!!

Here's a few work-in-progress pics:

Mandy, Anne and Nellie

Playing with Stampotique stamps

Experimenting with some collage images

Ooo-eer, looking a little untidy ....

Here's Sue, reeeaaally concentrating!

Nellie and Anne all the way from the Netherlands

Joan, Hetty and Margo also from the Netherlands

Sue, Yvonne, Jen and Maralyn 
(I quickly identified this as the naught corner thanks to Yvonne and Jen's antics)

Now, just a few things I would like to share with you today. Just have a lookie at this beautiful collection of tags made for me, by the very talented Nellie and Anne. How lucky am I?!

And this lovely Dylusions tag, from Margo :-))) Gorgeous!

And finally, I want to show you this. An ATC made for me by the very talented Michelle. Can you see what it is? Oh yes, it's me haha! Armed and dangerous with a couple of ink sprays! Clever AND funny! Thanks so much Michelle :-))

Byee for now.....


  1. Looks like a lot of fun and crafting was had by all and some fabulous finished pieces too.

    Happy Monday


  2. You always all look as if you are having so much FUN!

  3. loved seeing all the photos! great artwork and i love those red boots!!

  4. What a pleasure to see that all. Beautiful worj you all have made. And the last tag is superb.
    Lovely greet Marja

  5. looks like you had a great time ! Beautiful AJ and lovely tags indeed !

  6. Thank you Kate for a fabulous, fun, arty, messy, inky creative weekend!
    Thoroughly enjoyed it - just wished I lived a wee bit closer to come over again :)
    Love the first photo with Eleanor showing off her t-shirt!!!

  7. Thank you Kate for a fabulous, fun, arty, messy, inky creative weekend!
    Thoroughly enjoyed it - just wished I lived a wee bit closer to come over again :)
    Love the first photo with Eleanor showing off her t-shirt!!!

  8. Fabulous photos Kate....wonderful artwork as always.
    Debbie x

  9. Wow-looks like such a great time!!! I was fortunate to get a play date in with my friend who has most of the Dylusion spray inks and stamps (more than I for sure)and we just sprayed,stencilled and stamped away! ( Of course we would have preffered your class but we had to make due here in PA!)

  10. I'm so jealous!!! Gorgeous projects & everyone looks like they had a blast. That ATC is adorable.

  11. Looks like a good time had by all. Beautiful pieces of art
    Jeanette :)

  12. Thank you Kate for the wonderfull time we had with you and the rest of the group!!
    Also many thanks to Kate who made such a lovely meal for us these days!!
    I hope to see you in Holland some time!!

    Love Margo.

  13. Lovely stuff Kate, great output and love those tags !!

  14. What beautiful journal pages! Glad you had a great time here in NJ. I keep telling my DH we have to go and visit the UK one of these days. Little does he know it is to be able to shop at Art from the Heart and take a few classes.

    Well a girl can dream. ;) Thanx for sharing and for all of the inspiration. I hope you may one day offer some online classes for those of us across the pond. :)


  15. Looks like you guys were having a blast. I wish there was something like that going on around where I live. I would love to hang out and journal with you guys.
    Those tags are too cute too

  16. I can see a phone call to my brother on the cards as he only live about an hour away from afth LOL. Stunning work & lots if fun by the look of it.
    Happy craftin

  17. Ooh, so wish I could have come, its looks like great fun.

  18. Looks like a wonderful weekend. Can feel the energy from all these pics! That ATC of you with the sprays made me laugh out loud... what a fabulous piece of art!

  19. How wonderful! All the way from Netherlands, that is amazing! They must be really passionate about learning from you! And the ATC from Michelle is precious! Patsy from

  20. It's obvious we worked hard and had al lot of fun isn't it?

  21. Can you tell me if you will be repeating the two day art journal course at any time. I'm all the way down in Devon but would consider travelling. Thank you.

    1. Hi Dee,
      There's always a possibility that I may repeat the weekend or do something similar. Details of all my classes can be found on the 'teaching schedule' page on my blog, and details of classes that I teach at Art from the Heart (in Harrogate) can be found at
      Thanks for asking. Hope to see you one day!

  22. For the life of me, I have no idea why I had not put a comment on this post! Maybe I was in the middle of doing it and fell asleep, seeing as my reply to Marjie was at 11.30pm. I'm always doing this, lying in bed with my laptop and falling asleep. Everyone looked like they had a lot of fun. Who wouldn't at AFTH? It's a dreamy place to be and your ring of tags looks amazing. Michelle xx


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