Good morning folks!
Today I have some cards with the new A Gift For You collection to share. But first I want to tell you about a wonderful weekend I had some time ago.
In late August I had the privilege of meeting our own Elena Olinevich. We had so much fun. We had dinner with Marie, swam in papers in our warehouse, had some sightseeing and. Elena held classes and I attended two of them. Her classes are so personal, often with smaller groups to get the intimate feeling and be able to help everybody out.
So I thought I’d share the creations I made during her classes.The first class I took was a canvas class where Elena taught different mixed media techniques.We used the romantic Crea Diem collection in combination with Prima embellishments and different mediums.
Here’s a final close up where you can see the background work.And here’s the class I took…
The next class Elena was holding was my favourite. We all got to choose whatever papers we wanted to use. Since there are so many Maja collections we all came up with papers from different collections. I don’t think I saw anyone picking the same papers, so all the albums were so different from each other. We also got embellishments depending on what papers we had chosen. I chose to use papers from the Life In The Country and Life By The Sea collections.
We used a lot of acryllics for the mini-album. I really loved that. They became new favourites of mine. Try to repeat that if you can. We used lots of different dies and mediums…
Elena really showed us the use of acryllic albums and embellishments.Elena uses the acryllic sheets to make the album see through. Since I love to follow my albums from page to page I think this is a fantastic way to make it more visible.
And here you can see though the next page to see the previous one.
This album was made during this class.
And now… a couple of Christmas cards made with the new A Gift For You collection that we have all been waiting for…