Saturday, 3 August 2013

A Special Saturday {video}

Well today has been a busy, but very enjoyable day for me! 

I have had a lovely, lovely morning demoing at Sugar and Spice Crafts at Barleylands Craft Village, near Billericay. And lots of wonderful ladies came to see all the things its possible to do with Fresco paint, Grunge paste, Treasure Gold, crackle glaze, stencils and stamps. It was fantastic.  A big thanks to Marion and Nina for the warm welcome, and no stop laughs. My face aches still from all the smiling!!

Oh and they did remind me on more than one occasion that I'm a year older today. Not only did I get a card, flowers AND cake, but those girls sure can sing. And they did....... like every half hour by my reckoning! It was a bit bonkers!

So then I came home, and we've had cake, presents, chocolate....its been fantastic!

But I have just snuck away to let you know another quick video is up on YouTube.
If you are new to Fresco Paints, or don't know where to start, then this video is for YOU. I have been demoing this method to make backgrounds over and over this year. It's mess-free, fast, and you just use whatever opaque colours you like! its a good starting point, and you could do this  technique easily onto chipboard, wood, card and so on.
Enjoy, and don't forget, tomorrow night, we will be welcoming back our guest Designers for their August submissions! 
Have a great weekend, and thank you all so much for the birthday wishes & lovely cards you are too kind!!
Leandra   xx


Helen said...

Even though I am not new to Frescos I love this video, it's always handy to revisit the basics sometimes!!

Happy Birthday, hope you enjoy the rest of the day and get some pampering from the troops now!

Cindy Christoffel said...

loved the video! I just ordered some of these I am a #3UPer!

Happy Birthday!! August birthdays are the best aren't they!!
thanks Leandra!!

cindy in chicago

Craftyfield said...

I might use that technique on a project soon... Enjoyed the video.

Kathi said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you continue your celebrations all weekend long!

Thanks for the video. I love learning more about the fabulous Frescos!

Mark said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for the video. Back to basics, love it!

Linda M. Cain said...

Happy Happy Birthday dear Leandra!!!!!!!


Weasel said...

After watching your demo's this morning we bought loads of the paints and stamps, went and had lunch - then came back and bought some more paints - and Marion even let us have a play! I'm absolutely loving the crackle technique, thank you for giving up some of your birthday day to come and share your skills with us xx

Karin said...

Happy Birthday, Leandra! Great video, it's always good to revisit techniques.

Sandie said...

Love your deoms today, Leandra. You were busy chatting so I didn't get a chance to say goodbye, but hope to see you again soon. I've been trying out my new paints and off now to watch the video. They do say practice makes perfect and the videos do help as I have a memory like a goldfish!

Julie Lee said...

Your day sounds lovely! Happy Birthday and enjoy the evening! Julie Ann

Gillian .... said...

No matter whether you are familiar or new to a product, it's always good to revisit the basics. Never tire of seeing you demo.

Sounds like a fun day ... Happy Birthday Leandra xx

misteejay said...

Hope you have had a wonderful Birthday Leandra - sorry if we went a bit overboard with the singing this morning LOL

My friend Weasel (above) and I had a super day...even if it means living on beans on toast for the rest of the month. I just love those paints and am so pleased with the stamps I got.

Thank you once again for spending time with us.

Toni xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Happy Birthday Leandra! Thank you so much for giving us a great video,

Lucy x

butterfly said...

What a lovely way to spend your birthday! Thanks for another great video, and have a wonderful evening.
Alison x

Cocofolies said...

Thank you for the videao Leandra, and maybe a little bit late (but never too late I think...), I wish you a wonderful birthday !!! Sure you have had already a lot of presents and happiness !! Coco xx

Trish said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you had a good day.
Thanks for the video - it's a new technique to me - I'll be off trying it tomorrow!

Alexandra said...

I hope you had a great birthday Leandra, with loads of pressies, cards and cake. Thanks for doing these demo's, I love watching your videos. You're so creative and I appreciate you giving your time to show lots of different products in use.

crazy4atc said...

Happy Birthday!!
Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration and tutorials, they are awesome,just like you!!

craftimamma said...

It sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday to me. Happy Birthday Leandra and thank you for sharing some of it with us either demoing (which was too far awaw for me) or via this lovely video. As the others have said it's always good to revisit the basics and as I have a seive-like brain I need all the reminders I can get, lol!

Hope you get to continue the birthday celebrations tomorrow too.

Lesley Xx

Kezzy said...

Oooops a bit late, but luckily it's still your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LEANDRA, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU .......... Luckily it's not your birthday tomorrow as I just sang that as I typed and, well, errr, it's going to rain tomorrow!!!! lol lol I really shouldn't sing :-). I'm off to check out the video. Kezzy xxx

Unknown said...

un joyeuse aniversaire Leandra, merci pour nous avoir fait partager cette superbe video.

Sarah B said...

A big belated Happy Birthday - hope you had a wonderful day xx

ionabunny said...

Belated happy birthday wishes Leandra. Big thunder and lightning storm yesterday evening so we had our modem off. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Always good with a bit of cake....

Paula Pascual said...

I love this technique, so simple but so effective!

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