I just got home from a great weekend with my great crafting pals, Emma, Sam, Lin S, Lin R and Chris from the Peak District, where we attended a James Sharp art journalling weekend (check his website here for details of what he offers..) If you've got a car with good suspension and don't mind narrow winding roads (or live in the States where he spends a lot of time too) I highly recommend attending. The workshops here in the UK are held in the middle of nowhere (well just outside Buxton) in Combs, in the Peak District.
So Lin S and I took the train up to Stockport where we were staying in a hotel with Sam and Emma and they drove us to James's.
Emma, Lin and Sam..
As we stamped on our various surfaces (different types of paper, prepared backgrounds with paints and sprays and all sorts, and fabrics - we had been very keen to work on textiles) we were told to cut one image out of each surface and stick it to the first page of our journals.
After lunch, time to cut out all those stamped images...
Although I'd seen some of her work before, it was new to me, so took me a while to get into the swing of this part, but I shall be doing more now I know what I'm meant to be doing...
it was a fabulous weekend, thanks to Chris and Lin R who sorted it out and to the usual gang for your excellent company.
I will share the journal fully when it's all finished, hopefully later this week!
Now, hop over to photosbyh for the scenic shots I know you want... Lin R and Chris knew I'd want to see some of the surrounding countryside, and they were right!!