Happy New Year to one and all, 2011 was a mixed year, lots of crafting and some great Coven trips, some wonderful weddings and the birth of my new nephew. It was also tinged with some sadness, pain and working TOO many hours....so bring on 2012.....I am ready and waiting!
Now, down to business. This is a card I made for my cousins 21st which was new years eve, I made it with my new octopode stamp I bought from the Artful Splodger when I was at the NEC a few months back (such a nice bunch at the stall....I went back 3 times...mainly to chat, though I did buy a 'few' bits and pieces).
I coloured the hare in with pro markers, adding a 21 to his hat...
I added a blood shot eye and a little glossy accents on the beer froth in his glass.......how many of you are feeling like this today?!
This is the Christmas card I made my hubby this year. I stamped it with a stampotique design onto a vintage book page, adding a grunge party hat, some distress stains smeared around the edges and some sequin waste dabbed with picket fence stain and used this to stamp onto the card, adding a few circles made from a bottle cap dipped in distress stains also
Time off work has allowed me to spend some time crafting (woo-hoo!!) so I played with my new resin kit I got for Christmas. This is totally new to me, so I thought I would have a play and see what I could do.
I started by measuring the resin and hardener (windows open as its hazardous AND with a face mask on....I thought I looked like a doctor or dentist, hubby suggested mad murderer!!)
I wasn't sure what to use as measuring cups, they need to be small and disposable.....then I found in poundland 40 plastic shot glasses ready for the party season...perfect!
I then set out my moulds (the blue one came with the kit...the black ones were chocolate moulds from poundland) and bits and bobs.
Once poured then the waiting game begins. Now, I CAN be patient....honest....but waiting overnight for each layer to set is something I will need to work on (or find a work around!!)
These are my first 2, the one on the left is embedded with angelina fibres and different glitters the one on the right, just glitter.
Then I decided to embed some watch parts in the resin and backed it with a page from a dictionary (the word was 'time' I thought it was appropriate).
So for a first proper attempt I am really quite pleased, only a few air bubbles (micro ones around the diddy cog)....now I just need an excuse to wear it.
I hope that 2012 is great to you all and that after the 'plink, plink, fizz....' of today that you all have a great new year.
Li'l Pidge x