Sunday 9 September 2018

Fantasy Journal Page at the WOYWW Crop

As I was attending the annual WOYWW crop I decided to take the  minimum of crafting to do.  So much time is spent catching up, eating cake, catching up, cake, coffee ... you get the idea, that there is little actual time spent on crafting.  I therefore only took some stamps, my Strathmore Visual Journal water brushes and colouring materials: Luminarte Twinkling H2Os and my Ecoline pens from Royal Talens.  Even so, I didn't finish the page while I was there.
I started by stamping the Willow and Fox stamp designed by 'aitch' for IndigoBlu into my Strathmore Visual Journal using Antique Linen Distress Oxide.
Unfortunately our chief desker Julia couldn't be with us at the crop this year, but LLJ stepped in as master of ceremonies and did a fabulous job keeping us all in order.
Neet and LLJ
I coloured in the image using a mixture of H2Os and Ecolines, scribbling the pens onto my glass mat and picking them up with my water brush.  The fox was coloured in Mahogany, Yellow Ochre and Deep Orange with some Twinkling H2Os for the white fur and beige Ecoline for shading.
Christine (Bishopsmate) took a photo of me as I was getting one of her lol.
The face was coloured using Rose Pink and Pink Beige Ecolines.
Heather was at her first crop (as was Jo/Twiglet, but for some reason I didn't get a picture of her).
l to r Annie (Whipso), Christine, Margaret (our host and caterer), Heather
The hair was coloured using shades of grey and warm grey Ecoline pens.
Doug and Shaz (Silverwolf) were able to make it this year.  Shaz bought more goodies than anyone for the swaps table.  £170 was raised after expenses to split between two charities from the donations and the £10 charge for the day (husbands were also able to partake of the fabulous lunch for £5).
Shaz and Doug (Elizabeth and Chris (Mrs D) in the background)
The dress was coloured using a blend of Deep Orange, Yellow Ochre and Sand yellow Ecolines, with the cloak in Sky Blue (Cyan) and Prussian Blue to match the eyes.
We had a very special guest who had definitely come the furthest to be with us.  Shaz from Oz had flown in the day before.  It was lovely to meet her and everyone else!
Shaz, me and Shaz from Oz
The last thing I managed to complete on the day between chatting, coffee and cake was the sky background using Prussian Blue Ecoline.
I did manage to get a close up of Elizabeth and Annie and had an opportunity to chat with Elizabeth for longer this year.  Last year, Elizabeth was the first person I met on the car park!
Annie (Whipso) and Elizabeth (Silver surfer)
When I got home, I completed the background in shades of grey with some twinkling H2Os in Ice for highlights.
The final photo I took at the crop was proof that listening and chatting took precedence over crafting.
Neet, (pearshaped) Chris and Christine were listening to Shaz from Oz
I finished the journal page with some quotes from the Small Talk sticker book by Tim Holtz idea-ology which seemed to fit both the image and sum up the day.  Who would think that people who really only know each other well through a weekly blog link up would feel like old friends whenever we catch up with each other.

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