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Inspired Retreat Project

Yesterday I promised i would return with some details from the Inspired retreat weekend. I didn't because I got engrossed in finishing some of the projects. Looking at them again I am just blown away with the products we used and thrilled to bits with what we have made. OK so lets begin, this will probably run for a few days there so much to show and tell.
I arrived at the hotel and checked in, on my bed was a lovely surprise, perfect for relaxing while I waited for my roomie to arrive.

We had a full weekend of classes scheduled, all of us were assigned to a classroom, so we just picked our spot and stayed in it for the whole weekend. This was brilliant because we didn't have to keep packing and unpacking, the tutors just came to our classroom. What a star studded list of tutors we had as well. So enough words for today lets show one of the projects. This double layout was taught by the brilliant Karen Burniston
I attended a class of Karen's two years ago that blew me away and she continues to do so. How does she think these things up? Now you know I don't like posting pages without photos but this one speaks for itself. Tis is the double layout, photos will be added at a later date.
The left page has a 'card' on it, held down by a magnet under the flower.
The right page will have photos added over the patterned paper to show a border.
Open the card on the left side and just look.
When Karen opened this there was a unanimous 'Wow' and then spontaneous applause. I still think 'Wow' everytime I open it and believe it or not it was not difficult, it took a little time but my goodness well worth it, I think you'll agree. Tommorrow I'll post another project.

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