Monday, April 2, 2012

A scrap retreat in the Mountains

It was a very l-o-n-g drive to Leura in the beautiful Blue Mountains but well worth the effort for the first ever Red Earth Scrapping retreat.  It was wonderful to meet up with the lovely ladies in real life, having known them only from forum posts.  Helen, and her lovely Mum, Christine put a big effort into making the weekend run smoothly and providing us with nice things to eat, and a big thanks to Natalie for her yummy puddings!

The Old Leura Dairy is completely built from recycled and re-purposed materials, inside and out.  The walls are straw bales, rendered inside, to an interesting and tactile organic finish.  Outside is clad in corrugated iron and the windows are varied and pretty with lead lights.  Huge, weathered timbers form the beams and supports.  The place is ideal for weekends away, Leura is a pretty mountain village, a nice place to spend a relaxing time enjoying good food and shopping.

 I got a few layouts done and several cards, my large flowers are courtesy of Helen's tutorial!

This was my lovely comfy room for the weekend.

And one more layout!


Jewels said...

WOW angie - that's quite the retreat! More like a vacation! Your layouts are beautiful btw.

Penny said...

Looks like an absolutely charming place! Inspiring too by the looks of the layouts you created there. Really gorgeous Mum!!!

Lisette said...

Just love your layouts Ange. Even though I saw them in progress they look fab here. so good to meet you last weekend I had a great time.

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