Hello again, Kirsten here with more of Lisa's CHA photos. And I have to start this post with a pic of the Duke of Distress, TIM HOLTZ. When I gave Lisa her instructions for CHA - ;-) - number one was to get a photo of Tim. Every year at CHA, Tim releases the most amazing new products & this year is no exception. I'm talking about terrific new stamps, gorgeous texture fades & dies & DISTRESS PAINTS. Yes, paints in the distress ink colours. You can find lots of information & videos of all the new products on Tim's blog.
My crafting hero
Lisa says the big trends at CHA for this year & probably years to come are vintage, mixed media & altered items & judging by the blog posts I've seen this past week, that definitely seems to be the case.
Pieces such as these altered cabinets are very popular in the US & they are heading our way soon. I think this first one is Kaisercraft, the second is Prima & the third is from Hearfelt Creations. I could be wrong, so will try to find them on the correct websites & edit this later. But at least it gives you an idea.
Another trend is adding jewelled pieces, such as large buttons & actual jewellery to projects.
There are dozens, if not hundreds of blog posts, now online with lots of photos from & thoughts on CHA. Do a search for 'CHA 2013' & you will be spoilt for choice. This one, from One Lucky Day, shows the amazing artwork on the Idea-ology booth & this one by Anita Houston shows some of the new products launched by other companies. I think Lisa has more photos, so I will add them either to here, or to Facebook. If she gets time, she might even do a blog post herself.
Before I finish, a quick reminder about the SALE, which is continuing on the website & the January challenge here on the blog - still lots of time for you to get your Spring projects entered.
Until next time, take care & happy crafting,