Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Hodge Podge of a Card

This was a weird card to make as it sort of snowballed into something completely different from what I had in mind.Picture 040
I was trying to use up some of the printed panels I had leftover from yesterday using my Stampin’ Up Fresh Cuts stamp.
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I added another panel using a Hero Arts stamp – Thanks (G2679) which is of a dictionary definition of the word “thanks” and matted it on gold.
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Next came a flower made from Prima Flowers, Hydrangea, Apricot Medley.  This is the first time I have ever used Prima Flowers, they were a gift about three years ago, and whenever I have tried to use them they have never looked right.  The brad is from Papermania.
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The black corners looked like they were missing something, so I found a very small Chinese stamp and stamped it in gold.  I then scattered a few Preciosa crystals here and there.
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I thought I was finished but as I took photo the middle dictionary panel just didn’t look right, it was missing something.  I tried another flower but that was too  overwhelming.
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Then I spied the I Ching coins I had on my desk for another project, with a little black ribbon threaded through them they filled the gap.
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This is quite a different style for me, I think all the blog hopping I have been doing recently and seeing other peoples styles has rubbed off on me a bit.
After I wrote this post I fiddled some more ………….
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And tried the design in purple …..
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…… I also added “flourish” above the flower, using another smaller stamp from the set. I think the design is finally finished!

What’s On My Desk Wednesday

Yes, I  know it’s all looking too tidy, but I am off for a day or two, so wanted it all neat and tidy ready to start fiddlefarting again when I get back.
WOMDW What Not Shelves
The “whatnot stand” I bought for £4.00 from a second hand market a few weeks ago is back, this time painted magnolia and ready to put up on my craft room wall.
1 inch glass tiles
But,  much more exciting, is this box of 1 inch square glass tiles I ordered from US (I couldn’t find them anywhere in UK), so that I can make glass pendants like these.
Completed Project: Glass Tile Pendant Picture #1
I’ve seen lots of blogs featuring them and am desperate to have a go myself.