ScrapMap recently hosted a trip to England with Wendy Vecchi and on the last day here there was a workshop available for us Brits to attend. Of course I was desperate to go and have had a few Twitter conversation's asking Wendy to come to teach in the UK over the years so I just had to book up and was lucky enough to get a place.
So on Sunday 2nd August I was up very early and along with one of my crafting friends, Jacqui, we travelled to Central London with excitement for the day ahead.
I have to confess to having a few of Wendy's Studio 490 products in my craft room for a while now but I've never really used the art parts or clearly for art so had great expectations of getting some inspiration.
Well I wasn't disappointed, the table was already set out with the project and it looked fab. There were only 40 of us in the workshop and the hotel provided plenty of refreshments throughout the day. Wendy took us through each step as we went along and then we went away and had a go at our own projects before moving on to the next step.
In the morning we altered the box, I used new products and learned new techniques and the completed box is fantastic. No two completed boxes were the same as we had a choice of different ink colours, stamps and stencils (of course I chose brown)!
After a lovely buffet lunch we created 4 beautiful tags, again I used some new products and I learned some great new techniques which I'll definitely be using again! I am so pleased with these four tags and it was great fun creating them. I chose not to venture away from Wendy's originals as I just loved them.
We even got to bring the items in our workshop packs home, thanks to Ranger, Stampers Anonymous and Wendy.