My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

a grand day out!

Good morning all - I hope you had a great bank holiday Monday - we had a lovely day but we were struck by how cold it was down at Indigo Blu in Retford - it was glorious when we left Lancaster at 9am but quite cool and windy when we arrived at Retford just before midday. We had a lovely day and met some old faces and some new ones. We watched Jenny Marples do some wonders with a canvas and saw Kay doing her stuff too but we spent most time talking to the lovely Elizabeth Robinson whom I haven't met before - she was a big hit with my girls! She was making a beautiful canvas with one of the lost-family-mixed-media-paper pad girls. - and inspired by that I made one too when I got home - also using some other Indigo Blu goodies.

I have used indigo blu stamps and stencils to make this plus a very wistful lady from the lost relatives cards. I also used some flake and flitterglu.

I have used a new to me floral stencil in the background that I used with grungepaste then covered when dry with indigoblu cottage paints - grandmas teacup and snow white.

I also used paperclay flowers and a heart that I tinted with some paperartsy gilding wax.

I enjoyed making this piece inspired by my day out. Thankyou to all at Indigo Blu for a fabulous day!

The girls had fun too - they each got a stamp and some other bits and bobs - we bumped into a lady called Louise whom I had met a few years ago and she gave each girl a little mdf flower - Penny decorated hers as soon as she got home ...

She also lost a tooth whilst out - and the toothfairy came last night!

Hope you enjoy the final day of May!

Big hugs

Rachel x


  1. love your gorgeous canvas ...sounds like you had a lovely day xx lots of love n hugs x

  2. Sounds like a really good day Rachel and looks like the girls enjoyed it as well and so pleased the tooth fairy made it OK. Lovely creation as well.

    Afraid I was too late to arrange for Hermes to collect today as the internet is still down more than up and e.mail non existent, so it will be a collection tomorrow which should be a Saturday delivery.

    B x

  3. Wonderful canvas Rachel and well done Penny your flower is beautiful

  4. A beautiful canvas Rachel, such a lovely image.
    I'm glad you and the girls had a good day - you'll have to extend your craft room to make room for them as well!

  5. Fantastic creation by your daughter. Beautiful decorated.
    She have lots of fun with it.
    Your creation is also beautiful.
    Have a nice day.

  6. It sounds you had a wonderful time in Retford! You made a beautiful canvas! And I think Penny will follow in your footsteps :-)

  7. Beautiful piece Rachel!!
    Your daughter is just darling- and I Love her fingernails! heehee
    Thanks so much for your visit-makes my heart glad!
    Jackie ")

  8. A gorgeous canvas Rachel, I love the colour. It will make a wonderful piece of art on your wall. Love Penny's Flower lovely and bright. Glad you had a great day out.

    Hugs Sue xx

  9. Beautiful! Love this, want this, and all the products too Karen x

  10. What a day for Penny losing a tooth and brilliant flower-I managed to watch the show where she made the canvas and yours is brilliant
    Carol x

  11. Fabulous canvas Rachel, love the image and gorgeous background which compliments the image superbly! I hope to see you some time soon.
    Linda xxx

  12. Pleased to hear you and the girls had a great day at the demos. Your canvas is quite beautiful, wonderful composition and colours. Penny's little flower is jus lovely, Kate x

  13. A beautiful canvas Rachel, I just love that wistful looking lady, she looks wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Such a treat to see you and the girls on Monday Rachel! And I'm so glad (but not in the least surprised) that you felt inspired by watching the fabulous Elizabeth Robinson in action. What a gorgeous project you've made as a result! And Penny is clearly following closely in her mum's footsteps with that wonderful flower! Hugs to you all, Jenny xx

  15. Beautifully elegant canvas.
    What a wonderful day out you had and so lovely that the girls got some little treats. The flower is very pretty.

  16. Beautiful work, just love the colours and concept...xx{aNNie}

  17. Sounds like you had a lovely day Rachel, sad now I didn't make it. Its great to see you were inspired to make such a lovely project when you got home and it looks like the girls had fun decorating too. Mo x

  18. Gorgeous canvas Rachel, glad you had a lovely day and the girls enjoyed it too..Brilliant photo, I hope the tooth fairy did visit! xxx

  19. I love your canvas Rachel, and it sounds like a really good day out. Penny's decoration is fab too! xx

  20. Such a pretty canvas and it sounds as though you had a great time watching Jenny in action and meeting friends old and new.
    Alison x


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