Sunday, April 13

Plastic can be friendly after all!

I spent the day at the Ally Pally "Big Stamp Show" and what a good time was had by all! After getting over the initial upset of being 60 miles from home and not having a place to park, then walking up what seemed like Mount Everest to me ..... Well the day just improved. I am not sure if I can say this out loud on the Blogosphere ..... so I will whisper it quietly ...... I thought it was loads better than the NEC. Much less busy, much more relaxed and just a really good day!Demo 1

Now I have set the scene I shall tell you about my friendly plastic demo ..... Oh yes peeps ..... I kind of did a demo in front of a large group of people. I was coached by a very lovely man from Once upon a stamp, who taught me how to make a lovely brooch!

Ta da!FP

I am afraid my photo taking abilities have let me down a bit .... but boy am I chuffed. I learnt how to melt thin strips together and marble them with the comb. I made the face in a mould  and the very nice man mounted it on a brooch pin for me. I kind of think that this is the start of a beautiful friendship. It may even be a new phase .... take me out of my tri-fold card phase maybe?

demo 2

Anyways the secret to good friendly plastic art is do not melt for longer than 45 seconds and wave the heat gun up and down and across slowly .... don't hold the heat on full pelt like I did last time!!!

But that is a whole nuther story!

Thank you very much to the very nice man and Thank you also to all my crafty buddies for such a good day!

25 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh Linda it was a fab day and you looked fab at your demo, I have sent you some pics you can now use them on your blog, thanks for your great company and love your blogging x

Samantha said...

you are a very clever Mummy. x

Maureen said...

Gorgeous piece! Glad you had a great time!

Robert said...

Hi Linda
Im really glad you enjoyed yourself on our stand today.
The photo of your brooch doesnt do it justice as it was much prettier in real life.
Thank you for being brave enough to sit down in front of all those people and have a lesson you encouraged so many others to have a go when they saw what you acheived in 5 minutes.
Hope you have many happy hours playing with your friendly plastic
love and smiles from the nice man at once upon a stamp
My names Robert by the way haha

fairymadjo said...

sounds like you had a great day , jo sbs13

Hels said...

Linda, that brooch is divine, I am so proud of you hun, sitting in front of peeps making something you have never done before...well, you sort of did before but nearly intoxicated the whole of the East of England with the fumes!! Anyways, I ramble...I think that nice man from Once Upon a Stamp, called Robert, should have you demoing for him all the time hun...You are a natural....and I happen to love this brooch more than I love that shortbread that is homemade :O)) xxx

She said...

Lovely brooch Linda, well done. I love the demos form Once Upon a Stamp :-) xxx

Dan said...

That brooch looks beautiful!! :o)

Coley said...

Great piece of friendly plastic! Glad you had a nice day x

made by fifi said...

fab brooch - sounds like you all had great fun xx

Lesley said...

Glad you had a great day, the brooch looks fab xxx

CraftyC said...

Its a great brooch Linda and I even had a go this morning while still in my dressing gown(LOL). Its not as good as yours but will post it on my blog shortly. Now off to check out Roberts Blog!!
Clairexx

Richelle said...

wow...sounds like you had a ton of fun!
Richelle

Lydia said...

It's a fab brooch Linda...well done you x
I'm so glad you had a good day...eventually!! Pleased the parking didn't put you off or you'll have not met that very nice man Robert, who got you back on 'friendly' terms with said plastic ^.^

daisy said...

Sounds like you had a fabbie time & you look like a seasoned professional xx

Must make a date to come & see you demostrating in Sept :o)

Hels said...

Linda! You have been Tagged....details on my Blog hun xx

Queen Kat said...

Glad you had fun!
Vicki SBS13

Please come join the SBS 13 yahoo group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SBS13/

thanks.

Gia Harvey said...

Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Oh it's really lovely Linda ... well done you! Perhaps you could teach us all how to do it one day?! lol :-))) pleased you had a lovely day too, sounds like you had a lot of fun d x

Kari said...

Very beautiful! I have never tried working with plastics. Sounds interesting! Thank for sharing!

glitterangel said...

Sounds like a great day, I'm very jealous!

Heather said...

WOW! Gorgeous!

Claire aka Feline said...

Its a gorgeous brooch and looks like you had a wonderful day :)

Inspiration Alley said...

Great brooch and sends like you had a fantastic time.

Cheryl said...

Lovely brooch Linda xx

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