Monday, January 5, 2009

Things I created this weekend and did not have time to post

My crafting area sure is getting a workout. I have created several things this weekend. Learned a great deal about modge podge. (check for drips is a great idea) baby wipes work wonderful. Patience is a verdue, especially if you use a light color like baby blue and did not use primer. Oh and make sure the fram is not upside down before you start creating. Here are some of the things I made.

I liked making the ornament. One side says Dream and one size saysj Inspire! The frame was a little more challenging. I really like how it turned out, then I figured out it was upside down. So we will be making it so it can hang. OOops, I should not of told. Another tip, embossing over two different depths of paper is not so easy. I think the buttons were the perfect addition, of course with a little thread. I use the cricut machine to cut the star and the star border. The saying was printed on vellum, and the stamp was colored with watercolors. Getting better at this but still need practice.

The thank you card was created with a punch border both inside and outside the card. The white was distressed lightly. A bow and Vellum with a stamped saying was added onto the dectrative paper. I lined the envelope. One of my stamp rollers went perfect with this pattern.

This is my favorate. I made three or four different versions before I was happy with it. It is like a bookmark book, card. I can see writing some inspirational notes to a friend in this. Then they can take a peek at it from time to time and use it as a bookmarker. the scor-pal came in handy on figuring this one out.

One of the best parts is the stamps where on sale at hobby lobby this last weekend. 5 stamps and only 5.00 dollars. Love them. The embossing powder really added to this and allowed for a saying on the patterned paper to stick out, so I can handwrite my message on the colored paper.
Thanks for reading my blog.

Oh, one more thing,

I should have rotated this before I uploaded it. Well later. I have had these rocks that say, Beleive, joy, harmony, faith, imagine, wonder, remember, dream for several years. Maybe 15. I keep moving them. I will but two or three here, this one there. But I have always wanted them all together. So over break my husband made a box and we used tiling glue and glued them in. then added some smaller rocks. Little heavy, but I can see them all in one look. Love it.


JavaMel said...

Beautiful projects.
RYC: Thanks for letting me know your submission is on its way. I will be sure to let you know when it arrives. I can't wait to see your work.

Kelly said...

Great projects - I especially love all of the embossing. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby here in Maryland. I went to one in FL over break with my mother-in-law, and it was such a cool store. :)