Do you remember the workshop I had organised in Penrith Cumbria back in November? I know, it seems like forever ago! Well, the result of it is that Karen (KJJC) who attended with her friend Michelle asked me if I would like to come to teach for an entire weekend to her Crop group in Manchester. As I am never one to turn down a good moment of fun between scrappy friends I jumped at the opportunity and said yes! I designed two classes: a first one using patterned papers to focus on how to use different style of photographs on our layouts and make them stand out but also how to take inspiration from other layouts and making them your own.
The second class was all about my favourite: Stamp only layout and how to create your own patterned papers using a variety of stamps, inks and techniques.
I was also able to enrol quite a few amazing sponsors who gave all the "students" a wonderful bag of goodies each: Merly Impressions gave two packets of blooms, Sarah's Cards gave an amazing packet of Studio Calico Paper Clips as well as a discount voucher, Sarah Hurley gave a goody pouch including journalling cards, badge, stamp and a discount voucher, Stash Panache gave a pouch of six badges (buttons), and last but not least, German brand Scrapperin gave a stamp set and a magazine! Wow! So everybody had their kits worth over £40 for both days plus a sponsor goodie bag worth over £40! That was quite amazing and everybody seemed so pleased! Mission accomplished!
I decided to share with you those layouts I designed for the classes here with you. Let's start with one of my Stamp Only Layout!
I used the amazing stamps from Scrapperin to create this layout along with the arrow stamps from Sarah Hurley. I also embellished the layout with the gorgeous blooms given by Merly Impressions in Coral and Black. The layout above is the example I went to the class with and the one below is the layout I created there while explaining the techniques and process.
I mainly followed my previous design but decided to add extra journalling to show everybody how it could be done without compromising the general design.
Join me in the next few days for part two! And if you are interested by my classes, I am willing to travel and you can contact me for information at info(at)emiliechamel.com
I hope this inspired you!