For a first go at most of the techniques, I think she did remarkably well, and should be very proud of her achievement. It did help that my black ink pad is starting to run out so the stamps did not slip too much on the shiny surface, but she did well with the tree shadows too, using second and even third generation ink to get the faded look.
I think I was reasonably well organised for this first attempt at teaching these techniques (probably more organised than I was when I was teaching full time), and I was very pleased with the results my friend got. We had a three hour session, with a drink break, and managed to create a completed card (apart from gluing the topper into place which she will do at home). Well done, girl!
What we used:-
Clarity silk card
Clarity silk paper
Clarity Oast House Kit with trees from the Waymarker set, and birds from the Harbour Kit
Adirondack - Pitch Black, Cloudy Blue, Juniper, Stonewashed
Big and Juicy - Soothing Sunset
Promarkers - Satin, Sandstone, Blush, Soft Green, Pastel Yellow, Lime Zest, with Slate to do the edges
Splodge mat (12x12)
Make up sponges
Post it notes for making masks
Crafters Companion Stick and Stay
Pinflair Glue Gel