Friday 1 June 2012

Free Promarker demo day at Strikes (High Legh Garden Centre) 9th June

Evening all!  Sorry for bit of absence but I've been soooo busy!  I've been studying the finer points of personalisation after having some direction from a friend so I'm raring to go, just need someone to give me a job!!!  Not easy trying to get back into work after a 5 year break but I have 10 years experience before that so surely that must count for *something*

Also between that I volunteered to do some face painting in aid of the Shannon Bradshaw Trust which provides help and support for poorly children and their families.  Having only really painted my own and my kids faces before I've been practicing like a demon for the last 2 weeks so hopefully can pull it together for the event tomorrow (2nd June) which is from 12pm at The Saracens Head in Warburton near Lymm so if you're in the area pop along as theres lots of entertainment on for the kids.

And finally I am doing a FREE PROMARKER DEMO DAY at Strikes in Knutsford aka High Legh Garden Centre.  If you're fairly local you will have found this place and found what a great place for crafty stuff it is.  I'll be available from 10-4 on Saturday 9th June to pop in any time and ask any burning questions or have a go at improving your skills.

Here's some of the samples I'll have with me as I'll be doing the new Gorjuss Girls range and Crafters Companion stamps amongst others.

This one will show you how you can improve on a design with a bit of practice....

This is basic colouring, one colour for skin, dress and hair and how somebody new would likely start out.

This one is adding more skin tone and some pleats which is only a short step from above pic

This one is adding a lot more detail on the hair and dress and suitable for those who've mastered the basic skills and want to take that next step

And one of the crafters companion stamps which will be made into a card, I'll also be using this in the demos too to show you grass, clouds and getting the shine on that pot ;)


I also made a card yay!  Ths image is by A day for Daisies and is called Pearls in my hair.  I saw it on Rina's blog a few weeks back and bought it and I showed the coloured image on the promarker paradise group on facebook a couple of weeks back and I think a couple bought it, she's lovely :)

I'd like to enter this into.....


And finally some of my face painting efforts haha!  Well cant say I dont try, I'm not a natural painter but I enjoy it and its for a good cause :)

PS I hate new blogger, it keeps turning my pics around!!!


Rina said...

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DistinctiveLMNts said...

Your card for CMM is stunning. Thanks for joining us , hope to see hou back again for future challenges.
Lisa :)

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow Vix! Such gorgeous inspiration the different stages with the colouring and your card is just stunning. WOW love the face paint! Wish I could do that! :) Goodluck with everything - sounds like you are super busy at the moment!

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image. Great face painting too!
Thank you for joining us at Divas this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Craftnut said...

Love the hair on the purple card. Tracy x

Andrea said...

I love your coloured images - I wish I lived near enough to be able to come along for some tuition!
Wow to your face painting! I love the Avatar face.
Good luck with your job hunting - just remember that all the contact you have with people through your demo-ing and now volunteering and face painting will be such a big help - don't forget to mention it on job applications!
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend.
Love, Andrea xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Vix - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Vix. Your face painting is excellent - well done you for contributing to such a great cause! And good luck with your demos - it looks like you are very well prepared! Love your ADFD card! I think, now I've broken my duck with my ADFDs and actually coloured one - I shall have to own this image. You have made her look so beautiful! Hugs, Lesley

iReneM said...

Wow, Vix, this is a gorgeous card. Your colouring is to die for.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Your face painting is super too :)

Mynn xx said...

Your card is awesome! LOVE your image--and your coloring is beautiful! Fabulous creation! :)

tiggertastic said...

hi, long time since i have stopped by.

Lovely to see your creations and having a quick browse around your blog and back posts. as always amazing work and a pleasure to see

sarah xx

Unknown said...

This card is gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

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