Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Kit & Clowder Retreat

I had the great pleasure to be able to attend the first annual Kit & Clowder Retreat over the weekend. It was held at Cedar Creek Lodge at Mount Tambourine in sunny Queensland (but that didn't stop it from raining every day!!!) The rain didn't dull the Retreat either with the bubbly & effervescent Alyce Keegan (the brains & talent behind Kit & Clowder) in full swing. I had my seat at the head of the table next to the Colouring Queen herself & had the most wonderful fun time learning first hand from Alyce.

If you want to learn more about colouring (either Copics, Watercolours or Pencils) please check out all of the amazing on-line classes run by Alyce at Kit & Clowder (Skin & Hair, Clothing, Animals etc). She provides amazing one-on-one support & feedback for all of her techniques classes & you can only improve with her teachings!

Here are the projects that we coloured and assembled during the retreat. First up was Marci with the bangs & the flicks. I'm happy to say that I got the hang of flicks by the end of the weekend :)

Lala Land Heart Cupcake Marci

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Lala Land 'Heart Cupcake Marci'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: W3  W5  W7  W9
             Outfit & Cupcake: R00  R11  E95  R20  W3  YG11  G21  G94  G99
Papers: Kaiser Craft Enchantment, Amity & Peace paper, paper doily, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Lacey Circle
Other: Shabby White Frantage, lace, pearls, flowers

Another card project was this gorgeous 'Octavia Rose' by Polkadoodles.

Polkadoodles Octavia Rose

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Polkadoodles 'Octavia Rose'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair: E43  E44  E47  E49
             Outfit: R00  R11  E95  R20  W3  YG11  G21  G94  G99
             Wings: BV20  BV23  BV25  BV29
             Flowers: R00  R11  E95  R20  W3
             Leaves & Grass: YG03  YG11  G21  G94  G99
             Ladybugs: R35  W9
Papers: Kaiser Craft Inspired & Unity paper, paper doily, cardstock.
Other: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Antique Ivory Frantage, lace, flowers, pearls.

And our final project was this amazing Saturated Canary Dew Drop Fairy. Alyce had done this image previously and I was amazed & stunned by her work. When I first realised that I would be attempting the same image I wanted to hide under the desk. I'm thoroughly pleased I stuck with it & with how she turned out (even though it took me a few solid hours of colouring!) This was also my first attempt at a mixed media project. I really enjoyed getting dirty with the texture past & the sprays. I love the metal paints too!
Saturated Canary Dew Drop Fairy

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Saturated Canary 'Dew Drop Fairy'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  E04  R20
             Hair & Bag: BV00  Y11  BV13  BV04  V04  BV08  100
             Outfit: BG10  BG53  BG57  BG75  BG78  100
             Leaf: YG03  G05  G17  G29  BG99
             Wings: Y11  BV11  BV13  BV75  BV78  W9
Watercolour Background: black, blue, green, yellow.
Kaiser Craft Wood Elements: Frame, Butterfly, Cogs, Clock, Flourish
Other: Shabby White Frantage, Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays, Viva Decor Metal Paints, Gesso, texture paste, Kaiser Craft Chevron & Dot stencils, mini flowers, glass domes, Glossy Accents.

To see all of the fun photos taken at the Retreat check out the Kit & Clowder Facebook Retreat album. I have never laughed so much! I can't wait for the next one!!!

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