I took the first train from Winsum, Marsha "found" me in Amersfoort and we arrived in Rotterdam at noon. We took the tram to Elle Aime. We arrived about 45 minutes early but there was a nice bistro at the corner of the street where we sat outside to enjoy a nice cup of coffee. Revlie and Liesbeth joined us there and after another cup of coffee we went to the store for out workshop.
Lisa told us about the way she works and showed us some of her lovely designs. It was interesting to learn that she hardly ever draws before cutting and that she doesn't glue her stuff down :)
We started with cutting out some shapes. No drawing first, just quick freehand cutting. Lisa shouted a prompt and we cut as fast as we could, LOL! Mushroom, bottle, apple and branch. There was also a chair but that was after this picture was taken :)
And then it was time for the real work. We got to choose a frame or a canvas, come up with a design and start cutting. Revlie choose a canvas, of course :), the rest of us decided to go with a frame.
It was so much fun! We laughed a lot, the atmoshpere was great, very relaxed and the location was so lovely and filled with awesome want-to-have-goodies.
It was great to see how different all the projects turned out and how they came together. Very inspiring!
I decided to make a little fall project with owls. I made a little sketch first to see if it would fitt the frame, but all the pieces were freehand cut, no drawing, I did the outlining afterwards!
Revlie made the cutest canvas in her so recognizable style, Liesbeth spend the afternoon cutting letters and created this amazing "I'm a photographer"-sign and Marsha made the skyline of Antwerp. How cool is that with all the houses and that cute rainbow!
After the workshop we went to Destino to eat Spanish tappas. And while we were waiting outside for the restaurant to open and to enjoy the lovely weather we shared our fun afternoon on FB :).
We let the cook suprise us and got some delicious food with a nice glass of wine. And then it was already time to say goodbey.
Marsha and I took the bus to central station where we went to get coffee at Starbucks and then took the train home. I was home at 22.45m tired but very satisfied!
This morning I finished my little project. Added the stamped quote, a brad and a piece of washi tape and it was done. I think it turned out really cute!
BTW Elle Aime offers more inspiring workshops that I would love to take, like Hand Lettering! Check out their website and be inspired!