Taking a Break

I’m sorry there wasn’t a blog last week. And there won’t be for a few more weeks. I am taking a break to address some health concerns. Hopefully that won’t be long.

Thanks for your support!!!
Lu

Shadow Box Autumn Time

Autumn Time is now completed.  I did something different with this one.  I painted the wood, then applied the paper.   To make it look distressed, I sanded the edges.

This fits into either the black or white shadow box frame.  Each piece has a magnet on the back to make it stay in place.  I pulled one of the pieces out to show you.

Hope you enjoy.  Let me know if you are interested in making one of these.  Lu


 

Spectrum Noir Markers

Well, I got some markers at a good price; and have not done anything with them since I bought them. Then, yesterday this came in the mail!!

I really like this magazine; and signed up to get a year’s worth on HSN a year ago. It was about $20.00 for each magazine and I think I got 4. The kick to it is that you got a CD full of images and papers, a tutorial CD, a stamp set, a die set and an embossing folder each time.

I’m always excited to do the projects in the magazine because you get all the images with it so you can reproduce everything exactly. Well, if you are as good at the tools as they are!! This time I love the flowers and the peacock on the front and wanted to try that immediately!!

So, here are my first tries; not so good. My first try was on normal, kind of light weight cardstock.  I used a normal, black ink pad. You can tell that it didn’t work well. The markers went all the way through the paper and the blending smeared everything!!

Then, I remembered that I had bought some paper that was special for the markers. Attempt two. I started with the normal ink pad but then, remembered hearing somewhere that you need to use a different ink. I had an old StazOn pad and tried that. The markers still went all the way through. And the ink still smeared.

Looks like I need to watch some tutorials!!! We all have those things that just don’t work the first time; and a little knowledge might help us do them better!!! Never be afraid to try something new! Not doing it completely to your satisfaction the first time opens the door to learn!!! I’ll let you know how my learning goes!


 

More Wedding Things

I told you that I was doing some things for a wedding and I thought that you’d like to see.  I had the Cricut write and cut everything!  The shape for this one was a Celebrate sign on the Cricut software.

These are double sided signs that are going in the centerpieces.  They read great in person but not so good in the photo. And yes I caught the spelling error and redid!

This sign is for the food table.  The bride brought me the frame and I made the sign to fit. It is just paper but looks really nice in the frame.

These are going on the thank you bags. Yes there is a red, white and black theme!

 

I’m so glad that the bride likes everything!!!  We did a few more things that I will post next week!

 

Headed to Utah to a funeral, planning on picking up some more fun stuff!!  Come back soon!!!!