It was one of those days when you’re not entirely sure what the weather is going to be like… and since I was travelling to the other side of the country (yeah, I know England is not that wide but still…), I made sure I had my thick wooly coatigan in my car’s boot in between boxes full of paint and Architextures goodies. It was Saturday, 6th October and I was on my way to Lancaster where Sharon Quinn from Rowan Tree Crafts, Mark Gould and Tracy Easson were holding Mixed Media Mayhem 2018.
Detour via Blackpool
Good job I took the thick cardie with me as it turned out that a short, 20 minutes detour took me to my favourite place – beach. There’s nothing better than a good, long walk on the beach. On the day, the ocean was out and the day was pretty windy so the beach was wide, beautiful and, most importantly, almost empty…
I wish I lived somewhere closer so that I could enjoy it more often… but after 2hours, it was time to get back in the car and make sure I arrive at the venue on time.
Let the Mixed Media Mayhem begin!!!
Despite having spoken plenty of times on the phone, Mark Gould didn’t seem to match my face with my name when I arrived – it might have been my pink hair! We quickly caught up on introductions and I left Mark to continue with his class. As usual, the outcome was an awesome, grungy piece of art!
Tracy Easson was working in the adjacent room with another group of ladies – they were creating beautiful hearts hiding secrets under bandages covered with painted cutest little ladies.
After the morning workshops (which finished at 5pm), everyone went out for dinner to gather strength for the evening part of the Mayhem…
Evening – Make and Take
Now, it was my time to lead on the fun activities.
The plan was to make a tag using Architextures everything (12×12 papers cut into tags, Parchment Rub-Ons, Bases, Trinkets, Treasures, Junque Packs) and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to add that famous amazing mica sparkle to our tags.
Everyone definitely enjoyed themselves… How do I know?
Well… the tables were full of crafty mess…
there was plenty of laughter and creative chatter…
even scraps were claimed by the crafters and taken home for use on other projects…
What better evidence of a successful make-and-take could you ask for?
After two hours of crafty chatter and messiness, it was time for me to pack what was left, leave the ladies to rest before day two of the Mixed Media Mayhem and head onto the motorway to make my way home.
I’m sure we’ll see each other next year!
October 17, 2018 @ 6:19 pm Shannon Yates
Ewelina, thanks for sharing your story and photos of what looks like a terrific artist time together! Love the projects made with the Architextures products. I so like the parchment paper and the… well just everything!!
October 20, 2018 @ 9:50 am Ewelina Gryglak
So happy to hear that you like our Architextures products! They are my definite favourites! And the Make and Take was indeed an awesome artsy time! Looking forward to plenty more of these 🙂
October 19, 2018 @ 3:17 am Anne Redfern
It was a fabulous weekend of crafting Ewelina, I am sorry now that I missed doing the Make and Take session. Love your beach photos!
October 20, 2018 @ 9:48 am Ewelina Gryglak
Anne, I am sure we will get a chance to play together with Architextures plenty more times!
October 22, 2018 @ 1:28 am Tracy Easson
Ewelina the whole weekend was pure joy from start to finish ♡ your make and take .. WOW … loving your photographs and nothing beats a walk on the beach no matter what time of the year. Big hugs Tracy xxx