Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunday Mojo

A sunny day and a lie in...  spot of CnC watching in bed,  mind you find Phil's OCD with the need to balance everything a bit worrying.  Watched the Sunday Scrappers,  nice pages but nowt that grabbed the imagination.

I eventually settled at my own desk around lunchtime,  after the SBB  (Sunday Bacon Butty).  This is how the desk looked as I started,  all nice and neat,  well almost.   Don't worry there is an 'after' shot.   Had a mooch round the blogs to see the challenges,  I fancied the Sunday Stampers

as it involved birds and I found this little chap the other day while looking for something else.  It used to belong to my aunt, no idea why I have it,  or what it used to be attached to,  all the feathers are real.  So I had my basis for something... but what?    A tag came to mind, with some inking, a bit of stamping,  possibly some dylusions...   and, mmmm - best wait and see what the background looks like first.

So got cracking.

And this eventually emerged.   I inked the tag using the adirondiacs,  then lightly stamped a branch on it,  an ink, blot, stamp routine,  just round the edges.  The dylusions did come out, had this scrap piece of card, wanted it dark green,  dylusions are rather bright!  So added some blue,  then grunged it even more with the espresso ink pad,  then ran it through the cuttlebug,  inking the embossing folder.  Flourish was coloured with promarkers and then copper embossing powder,   used PVA and copper powder on edge of small card,  3 black flowers and a sentiment - and there you have it.  I stapled the ribbon to the tag,   and stuck the birdie on with lots of pinflair glue.  Well I like it,  much better than yesterday's disaster! 

ABAC also have a new challenge, Stitch in Time,  thought it would involve sewing, and it does but it is not compulsory.

Just as well as I have a severe allergy to sewing.  So will have to concentrate on the time element. 

This pic shows close up of the pva embossing, plus the inky embossing.    The PVA glue dispenser was bunged up,  so after unbunging it I cut the nozzle at an angle,  seemed to spread better.   Teeny tiny stamp is from a set that I've hardly used. 

Of course today is Armistice Day,  I was a bit too late to make it to our local parade,  so watched the ceremony in London,  it is always moving,  sadly there are far too many young faces there now.   Of course the Royals were all dressed up,  so Phil, Andrew and Will are all entitled to their uniforms,  but Anne and Eddie?   Didn't the latter bail out of the Marines?   Yet he has the gall to sport a very bright uniform, bet he didn't have to pay for his Diamond service medal!

This photo is showing a close up of the fran-tage powder.  I tried this yesterday but put too much on,  so today I mixed some up and then dabbed the area with a versamark,  then just lightly sprinkled it on and got a better result.   I think also the cosmic shimmer powder, because is is finer,  gives a better result for the heat embossing as it is easier to melt and to keep to a gloopy consistency.  Notice the use of technical words - gloopy! 

And here is the 'after' picture,  daren't show you what was to the right!   Even with my new craft desk I still manage to spread out all over the room!     The desk has made a huge difference,  I can get crafting a lot quicker,  and there isn't any need to pack stuff away.   Of course I still need to sort out my stash, something I've been threatening to do for weeks!   I may bite the bullet this week, need to unearth the Christmas stash,  no avoiding it I suppose.  Not making many Christmas cards,  just a few for the family.

Right, one challenge done,   ABAC is next on list.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Cassidy, once again I love your tag - nice colours,like the sprinkling of frantage and the dark green of the topper works well with the paler background. Your aunt's delightful little birdie has been found the perfect home :)

Got to agree with you about Sunday Scrappers this morning - nice papers but the layouts were a tad pedestrian - however, beginner's will be encouraged to give scrapping a try, methinks. As for Phill's OCD - I thought I was bad but he is just too precious for words :)

And despite my tendency to neatnikness, I prefer your 'after' shot - nice to see your desk getting a work-out :))

Elizabeth xx

BJ said...

Super birdy tag, nice to see your desk is getting well used too. BJ