Last weekend I had a fabulous time at GoGoGetaway @ Theobalds Park. This is the fifth time mum and I have been to the March Getaway and we always have an amazing time. This year they have altered the class format to allow for some longer class times and more complex techniques. I really loved the new format and the classes seemed less intense and better for less experienced crafters.
My first class was 'Feel the Heat' by Janice and used the Stampendous Encrusted Jewels product to create a distressed metallic effect down the side of the photo and also on some of the embellishments.
I loved the effect of the Encrusted Jewels on the side of the photo. It was a quick process and was a nice relaxed class to ease you in on the Friday night. I'm desperate to finish my India album so quite a few of my layouts feature these photos.
My second class was called 'Global Impressions' by Lorraine. It features the technique of using inks to colour on an embossing folder then putting it through a bigshot machine to colour the impression on depression.
I love the bright clean crisp colours of this layout. We had a choice of colours and embossing folders to use. Also we had supplies and time to have a play around with the different effects and then choose the ones we thought fitted best with our layout.
My third class created by Lisa, it was one of the new style longer classes and it was three hours in total. In this class we were taught how to use the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine and given a small supply of the gorgeous foils.
We foiled the title and lots of butterflies. It's quite fiddly to do and we kept losing the foils whilst trying to place it in the Minc folders.
We created our own chipboard frames to go round the photos. One of the things I love about it at GoGo is that they are more than happy for you to alter the design to suit your style or photo size as long as you can do it with the supplies in your kit.
This class created a beautiful double page spread. Its hard to show the foil effect on the photos but it is beautiful. Another one to go in my India 2015 album.
The final class was a 2 layout class and was split over the morning and afternoon on the Sunday. This class was designed and taught by Niki Rowland and featured designs using the Silhouette Cameo.
The first layout uses a triangle background cut file which we backfilled with lots and lots of triangles cut from patterned paper. The frame s raised up on 3D foam pads and is really effective.
My mum took her selphy printer to the retreat and these photos are actually from the Friday before the getaway started. The next layout also features photos from the theatre on the Thursday evening.
This time we used a background cut file to trace and cut out all the pebbles and in between sections to create this design. Cutting out the pebbles was very time consuming but not difficult so it was a nicely paced class.
I had a brilliant weekend and spent time with lots of lovely people both old and new. We are already planning to book for March next year.