Friday, 20 March 2015

A Fab Day with Dina Wakley

Hi Everyone
I have had a fabulous day today as I have been to my very first workshop and what a workshop to start with, Dina Wakley which was held at Art From the Heart in Harrogate. 
All I can say if you ever get the chance to attend one of Dinas workshops, do it!! What a fabulous teacher and absolutely lovely to spend a day with. It also gave me the chance to meet up with my crafty friend that I have met through the wonders of Blogland, the talented Donna from Inky and Quirky and we just got on like a house on fire, so a fabulous day all round.
Here are some of my pages from today, I don't claim that they are fabulous but I've learnt loads of techniques and tricks of the trade so now it's all about practising what we all learnt today. I did complete a milestone of my crafty life, I painted my first ever face!!! I'm quite pleased with it even though I need to practise, practise,practise!
Finally my prized possession of the day, a signed and drawn tag from Dina herself.
I'll start with the good stuff my tag drawn and signed from Dina

and then my pieces from the day

My very first face

and a couple of technique pages

Most of it Dina got us to apply with our hands and I still cant get the paint of my hands, so I am off to relax in the bath and try and get it all off, thank goodness for Rangers craft scrubbie!!!
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. Fairy Power Spray will remove any craft related gunk from your hands & brushes and stencils, i think you get my drift but i hope you enjoyed your scrubbie bath.

    So glad you had a fun day and finally met up with Donna, must have been a nice moment when you met face to face for the first time!

    Your face is fantastic, i would expect no less from you Amanda as you are one very talented lady. Good to know you learnt some new techniques, are any if them from Dina's new book?

    Looking forward to seeing more faces and new techniques in your projects, enjoy your weekend:-) xxx

  2. Oh wow, so glad you had an amazing time. I reckon your pages look fab, love Dina's loose sketchy style and you have really achieved this xx

  3. How fabulous, I wanted to do this or today's workshop but sold out ...of course! Glad you enjoyed your first ever workshop and love the results. Ruth x

  4. Yay! What a gorgeous face you created! All the hard work paid off. So glad you could meet up with Donna and had a good time! Xx

  5. So glad you had such a fun experience for your first ever workshop! Great pieces. I'm just waiting for my lift to arrive then Chris and I'll be off to AFTH for Dina's workshop today :)

  6. Oh, I am so jealous! You obviously got a lot out of it. Your technique pages are great - and your very first face is amazing. Totally Dina.

  7. wow this is gorgeous, especially your first selfmade face!!
    Groetjes Karin

  8. Your art life will never be the same! It is such a treat to meet and take a class with Dina. Your pages are fantastic especially your very first face.

  9. What can I say,I don't know who I was more excited about meeting.......Dina or Amanda lol.
    If you ever get a chance,meet up with your bloggy friends and take a Dina's the best
    Extra big paint stained hugs
    Picasso xxxx

  10. It sounds like you had a great day Amanda...your creations look so great, must have been great fun with the fingerpainting.
    Good luck with the scrubbing!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Alie :-)

  11. Lucky you having a workshop with Dina, sounds like you had a fantastic day. Awesome pieces as well.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Wow - it looks like an amazing day, with such fabulous results too. Your face is really beautiful - looking forward to seeing more of those - and the technique pages are full of delicious details. Glad to hear you got down and dirty with the paints - you should wear the stains as a badge of pride!
    Alison xx


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