Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Back from the 5th WCC retreat & five for friday wk 2

Phew! What a fab weekend I have just had at the Wight Craft Circle's 5th retreat. I am so tired now, crafting till 3am every night will do that to you!
We have such a wonderful bunch of ladies at the retreat and we always have such fun and its so lovely to meet up with each other year after year. We have ladies that scrapbook, ladies who art journal, cardmakers and crocheters so we are quite a diverse bunch!
Paige and me organise this retreat twice a year, held at Totland Bay Youth Hostel on the Isle of Wight. The next two are booked for Sept 2012 and March 2013, please check out our Wight Craft Circle blog for details of tickets and dates if you are interested as places are limited and always sell out fast. There are no classes at this retreat (although if you are intrested in what someone is making they will always take the time to give you a demonstration...thanks Diane!) it is just a chance to get away from it all, create at your leisure and enjoy the company of some fantastic people. The weekend is self catering and because it is held in a youth hostel (which we have to ourselves, no other people there) we are asked to strip our own beds, hoover our rooms and ensure the kitchen is left clean, however this means that you can have the whole weekend away for just £45 a ticket!!!! A bargin price for a great weekend!

 Some of the ladies from the 5th Retreat.
 We like to get everyone out for a walk and some fresh air over the weekend so that we can take some silly photos of everyone!
I managed to get 5 art journal pages done and my march calendar page for the calendar challenge, it doesnt seem like many for a whole weekend but it was just nice to be able to take my time and really enjoy the process.

 This was my first page of the weekend. I have had an issue this week that has not been resolved and wanted to get it off my chest so I could enjoy my weekend!

 There were loads of tourist leaflets at the youth hostel so I used a map of the IOW from one of them on this page and then asked people to write a little comment about the retreat on the page.

 I found this prompt and the one below from a list of AJ prompts on this website. I used 2 images from a magazine advert and then applied gesso and paint to them, dylusions paints and sprays, crafters workshop stencils, washi tape and stamps.

 This is my favourite page from the weekend! The prompt was 'what super power would you choose?' I started thinking of super powers and then asked everyone to name a few more and soon I had such a long list that I found it impossible to choose just one so I listed them all! I used Dylusions paints and ink sprays, crafters workshop stencils and a bit of stickles on her cape.

And this one is for Laurie's Five for Friday challenge over at her blog. This week was list your 5 favourite love songs or just songs you love. I chose songs I love and made a little Ipod and record out of card to stick on the page and some Tim Holtz tissue tape.

I really enjoyed this weekend and just finding my style with my art journal pages and am pleased with how they all turned out. I can't show my calendar page until next month but I spent a whole day doing that as well!
I will catch up on friday with all the rocking posts I missed over the weekend as I am busy for the rest of the week with work.
Thanks for looking
Sami x


LadyBug said...

Your art wiork from the weekend is totally amzing!!! you blow me away with how clever you are!! Don't forget you started a new crochet project as well!! We had a great time didn't we :) I can't wait for the next one, really must get those sweatshirts sorted soon! LLB, LL. ZB and Pheeew! :) LLx

craftattack said...

Looks lie you had a fab weekend at your retreat, you have made loads of gorgeous stuff. If it wasn't so far I would join you! Hugs, Valerie

Jamie said...

What a great idea - an entire weekend devoted to art.

Sherry Edwards said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time Sam - and all your pages are fab!

Joanna said...

How lovely to go on an art retreat, it looks like you all had a brilliant time. I'm lovin' all your creations too, they are so VIBRANT!


Carmen said...

All these pages are glorious Sam, I really do love your style. Love them all but the page to your younger self is my favourite I think :)

AJ said...

Sam, I really like your art journal pages, sounds like you had a fun time at the weekend.
Big love

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