(my attempt of detail shot of embossing. didn't really work)In crafting, you don't make mistakes. There is aways an opportunity to cover them up. I started this project with Vineyard Berry. Then I looked up. I swear my craft room was decorated with a wine color, not red. But to my surprise, there is red staring back at me. Darn. Its ok. I can fix it. Out comes my cranberry ink pad. Just ink over the vineyard berry (which made the color more a blood red, YES. Love it even more) and now you would never know. MUHAHA (thats my evil laugh, not sure why I even try). Yes, the rose ribbon (or just one part of it) is from CTMH. But we don't carry black roses. Again, ink comes to the rescue. I just took out my handy dandy spray pen in black ( this is made by mixing create a shade, black reinker and rubbing alcohol) and sprayed. I also did that on the scrap paper I used to make the bottom part of the rose. It is a spiderweb border punch. Just scrunch into a cirlce and its makes a cool looking flower. (if you haven't quite guessed, my style is a little gothic. a skull might end up on the project somehow). The stickers i used to spell create, those started off kraft with swirls. I inked them (yes, ink was my friend on this project. my hands are still a little inky) and kept the swirl idea by stamping damask tiles and embossing in white. ( i wished i had white CTMH embossing powder. what i have didn't melt as smooth and can't really see the detail of the stamp. guess what is going in my next order) I told you this had a lot of details....I'm not even done. UGH. I will make the rest of this simple. Colored rhinestones black and added the to my stickers. Ribbon was mesh so i was able to push it up and down and make a different look to it. I punched out the ticket, stamped and embossed in black. Only one part of it is adhered, and that is with foam tape. I gathered ribbon at the bottom to hide the seam where im impression plate ended. The buckle I had from my jewlery making stash, and so is the chain I used on top to hang. Did I forget anything? SOrry if i did, but Im gonna end this because my dog decided to lay on my lap and this is hard to type. I will the deets later if you would like. Again, next on the hop is Haley
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Spotlight Blog Hop - My Creations
Hello and welcome to April's blog hop. This month we are featuring My Creations. This includes albums and cubes and our newest item, pennants. I hope you enjoyed Adeline's creation. Next in the hop is Haley with her crafty item. I chose to spotlight our newest item, My Creations Pennants. These are made out of sturdy chipboard and can be used together or seperate. I decided to make just some art for my craft room useing only one pennant. I might make this into a series and make more. I love that I have that option. Here is my creation. Its a little bit of mixed media. There is alot going on but its not too busy. Great thing about this being chipboard is you can emboss this with a plate and your cuttlebug. I wet it down with water before embossing to get a better image. I used PTI Giga Guidelines Impression plate. It has that damask feel to it. Plus its metal so it embosses better on thicker items like this.
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