A right messy day……..

Helloooo, it's Sunday eve here in the UK and I'm home, feet up with a glass of vino watching the amazing Dolly in her heels at Glastonbury.  I've had a really fun day today  crafting as Roy took us through Karen Clares amazing Tarmac technique over at Pink Tulip.  It was lovely to sit the other side of the table, chit chat away and get messy.  I don't  get to so that very often but definitely need to do more. 
Our day sort of went like this:
Cover your base with embossed and die cut card pieces 
Paint with your chosen colour scheme 
Paint on and lift off the secret grunge 
Add Treasure Gold or Silver which I used on mine and ta da!! you have one funky altered piece of art. 
Mine's a little present for someone very specialHope she likes :-)
Mr Clean & Miss Messy :-)  AKA Roy and Clare 
Here's a few more pieces made today

Sandra before and after ……………..

Thanks Roy for a really enjoyable day and thanks too for calling by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and lets catch up again soon :-)


  1. How cool is this?? Looks like lots of fun and glad you were able to enjoy yourself as well!! I am glad you have your feet up with a glass of wine and are relaxing!!! Talk to you soon.

    1. Hi Judy, we had a great time. Loved getting messy and the project too. For the first time in I don t know how long I sat outside talking to two lovely ladies and ate my lunch. Bit late back into the class but it was a day to chillax before a hectic week. Hows the weather in Arizona, hot I expect. Hope your healing up xx hugs to you and catch up soon. Oh I caught a quick glance of your albums, my you've been busy but will go over to FB and have a good look at your fabulous work over the next couple of days xx

  2. Hi Clare, sounds like you had such a fun time. Loved your project. Glad you got to have lunch and visit with some ladies. We have been a bit warm for us in the mountains, in the 90's, but much hotter down in the valley at Phoenix!!! It was 108 degrees when I left on Wednesday. Glad to get back home where it is cool, especially at night. I am healing, don't see the dentist for another couple of weeks,hooray!! Thanks for saying I do fabulous work, that means a lot coming from you. I just got a commission to do 3 Christmas Albums, found the beautiful Graphic 45 Christmas papers at some obscure place on line at nearly half price so I ordered that and after my show is over I will be working on those as well as finishing up the girls mini lbums!!
    Take care, talk to you soon.

  3. Morning Clare, Fabulous, fabulous projects shown here, you all had a fabby time, I adore your creation, the colours are stunning !!
    I haven't had any internet all weekend, it felt like my right arm had been cut off haha, I'm doing catch up now !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Hi Patricia, Sorry to hear you've been cut off from the world. I know how you feel. We can t live without the net these days so glad your up and running again. Its well worth getting to one of Karen Clare's workshops if you can. You can do amazing things with her techniques. Enjoy your day, and all the catching up you've got planned and speak again soon xx