Tuesday 16 October 2012
Anything Goes Challenge #78 - Make Your Own Embellies
Hi Best Blogging Buddies...
Just a quickie from me today as it's time for another challenge at Anything Goes. This time our challenge was to 'Make our own Embellishments'.... not quite as easy as it sounds (at least for me!!)
Anyway, I've not been crafting much last week as we had a decorator in to do the hall, stairs and landing, and also the dining room (after the leak).... so things have been all over the place, and I couldn't just keep on squeezing past his ladder to get to the craft room! I only managed to make a start yesterday, so I decided to cheat a little and use a pre-coloured LOTV image. My hand made embellie is the crackle glazed heart..... I learned how to do this from a very good friend...... who in turn had learned it from a tutorial. I die cut three Tim Holtz hearts, glued the three together to give a thick heart... then used Glossy Accents to cover the complete heart. When that was dry... I painted with Distress Crackle Paint which is again from Ranger and Tim Holtz... then finally rubbed Tea Die Distress Ink over the crackles, which gives the aged effect.
So there you go.... and for more inspiration check out my fab teamies creations HERE. Looking forward to seeing your creations.
By the way... I've not forgotten to show you the stash I came away with from the Harrogate Show.... I'm just working up to it very slowly... hoping the pile will diminish a little before I have to confess! I am truly addicted to buying dies.... a good friend told me a about a help group that had been set up for others that suffer the same addiction, but apparently it hadn't worked as the addicts had to take their purchases along and show them to the group while owning up. Unfortunately, most of the rest of the group then dashed out quickly to buy the new dies that they NEEDED!! LOL!!
Happy crafting peeps..