As I stated last post, it had been WAYYYYYY too long since I had been in the Craft Cave. Yesterday was the day - I headed down and got lost for a total of about four hours. Yay! The down side was I had to spend the first half hour trying to find the top of my desk. Boo! The chaos from my class July 5th (!!!) was a sad reminder that it had, in fact, been 11 days sine I darkened the doorway. Given that it's summer and I have nothing but time on my hands I am shocked it's been that long … alas - the mess don't lie *lol*
As I started putting things away I got distracted (quite a normal occurrence for ME!)
Side Bar - for those of you new to my blog ... that was my daughter's attempt at "voila" when she was younger - love how they constantly tried to parrot my sayings …. and got them wrong about 50% of the time hee hee.
Another Side Bar - for those of you new to my blog … every year, for the last 13 years, I have made a Christmas ornament for my daughters. Than plan was//is to give them a box of ornaments for their trees when they move out. After all, when you get your first apartment/home who has money to buy something as frivolous (and expensive!) as tree ornaments, right? … and how lovely would it be to open a box of special memories and love from your mom?
Most years December sneaks up on me and I'm making my annual ornaments the day before Christmas. Not this year! Done mid JULY!!!
This fabulous little ornament was inspired by my friend Casey. Last month she showed me some tiles she had picked up at the hardware store …
Naturally this was over a month ago *lol*. Yes, I BOUGHT the tiles … put them in The Cave … and there they sat… until I found them yesterday under the pile of chaos on my desk. Well … no one procrastinates on cleaning like I do … so cleaning was abandoned and 2 hours later this is what I had come up with ...
I DID come up with a version that was stamped in black and then coloured green and red with my Sharpies. Alas … the tutorials said I needed to BAKE the tiles to set the ink … and then spray them with an acrylic glaze to seal everything so it doesn't chip, bleed or rub off. Ya no. I don't bake crafts. NO patience for THAT nonsense. Rather than doing as I was told I went straight to "spray with acrylic glaze". Mistake. BIG mistake! The inks turned into a big runny, sloppy puddle of green, black and red. Straight into the garbage! *lol*. So! What was I going to DO with these things? Normally they would be pushed aside to try again "another day" (of course "another day" never actually arrives and they would collect dust like the other 72 projects that have suffered the same fate!)
I wanted a project that I could use for a class … something that would be FABULOUS without being tedious, time consuming and/or involving my oven! The above "final version" ticks all the boxes. Yay me!
Gold is "anything" is a hot trend right now … so gold is what I wanted.
I simply stamped the image from Embellished Ornaments in Versamark …
I LOVE how thick the embossing powder is and how well/evenly it melted. It looks great "live".
I made the banner using the FAB hostess set "Time of Year"
Quick, cute and no oven needed! My kind of project! Naturally, I'll be offering a class in the fall for my local customers so stay tuned for a date on that!
I managed to spend another two hours in The Cave after dinner last night so pop in again soon to see how that one turned out. Until then, have a stampy Sunday!