Thursday 18 January 2018

Let Leonie Loose

I’ve taken so many photos from previous shows and been really bad when it’s come to sharing! I always set off with such good intentions, but then something will happen and send me wandering off in a different direction!

I thought I’d share some of these with you, and attempt to remember what I used! This could be a challenge..but hey, it’s a trip down my creative memory lane, so it’ll be lovely whether I remember correctly - or have to make it up.
Okay, the first photos I’ve found in my phone are easy. One of my favourite (favourite) companies, Stamperia. In fact, I’ve got some lovely papers etc for sale, which I will share with you on here, whilst we are setting up our web site. I decided to use my papers, stamps and stencils in my art journals.
For this page I used metallic paint, then stencilled over the top with acrylic paint, which really stands out on top of the sheen created by the shiny paint.

This is such an easy page. It’s literally one of the pages from the pad. The owl is a stamp which I’ve stamped onto acetate and painted with acrylics

I love this page. I’ve trickled paint down the page, and then used stencils and stamps to fill the background, and then distress inks. The elements are from the paper pad. This one is featured in the Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine

This was a combo of stencil paste, and then the lovely metallic paint over the top. The little owls are from the paper pad

Another one using those stencils and stamps.

Same technique but a different colour palette really makes a difference to the final result

I adore this stamp. Stamped on acetate and then the wonderful rice paper is behind, along with acrylic paint.

Tuesday 16 January 2018

India....9 months and counting!

eeeeeekkkkkk.....India is fast approaching. So excited. And even more so as it’s getting full up. I’m so thrilled people are coming to join me on the fantastic experience.
For those of you who are just hearing about this, well.......the wonderful Jamie from Colouricious organises holidays to Jaipur, and in October I will be hosting one of these holidays.  Essentially I’ll be coming with you on your holiday - attending the block printing workshops, coming along on the excursions, and spending some time exploring this incredible country. Jamie has run these holidays for some time now, and has selected a lovely hotel for us, and filled our day with activities which will fill our senses with colour, sights, sounds and creativity. We get to see the blocks being made, and how they are used traditionally.
The beauty of the holiday is we will be in a group of like minded people, so if you have always wanted to see India, but may have been a little nervous about doing so, then this could be a fantastic opportunity.
For the full itinerary, costs and all the details you may need, please follow this link:
Here are a few photos Jamie has sent me from one of the previous holidays. If you have any questions please let me know. If I can help I will, if not I will get in contact with Jamie and get back to you ASAP.

Saturday 13 January 2018

Plan of action! WORKSHOPS

I’ve been very remiss at not wishing everyone a happy new year! How rude. I hope everyone had a wonderful time, and 2018 has started well for you.

It’s new year, so a good time to make plans for the year ahead, and we have indeed been planning. Here’s a list of workshops that we have scheduled so far. There will be more, as I am doing some joint workshops as well, but we wanted to get these dates out there so people could start booking early.

There is also the incredible opportunity to join me in the trip to India, I will share that again in a later post. For now, here’s the plan so far:

The workshops will generally run 10-4, but there may be a few where the times have changed, but we will keep you posted. We have decided to reduce the cost of the workshop and ask people to bring their own lunch - this will just be more practical for us, especially when trying to find venues.   

All venues will have disability access.

The workshops will be £55 for the day, and this will include refreshments throughout the day, and your exciting crafty kit. We will require a deposit of £10, which will be fully refunded if you need to cancel your place, as long as that is within 2 weeks of the workshop, after that if we can not fill your place, I’m afraid you will loose your deposit.

To book your place, or for more details, please either email us, or give Mandy a call on 07517047611. We can take credit, debit cards, or Paypal.

18th February - Rottingdean - the Whiteway Centre

4th March - Chichester - the Lodge

22nd April - Hastings- Ore Centre

6th May - Guildford- the Spike (this workshop will be 11 - 6)

17th June - Tunbridge Wells 

8th July - Rottingdean The Whiteway Centre

5th August Portsmouth fratton

7th October Chichester the lodge

18th November Guildford the spike (11-6)

We are really looking forward to meeting loads of you, and sharing some techniques and giggles.