This weekend I actually had the opportunity to scrap a little and I was too excited about it. What made it more exciting is the fact that I had a wonderful Swirlydoo's kit to use. I was SO surprised and excited when I saw my face on the Swirlydoo's blog as the kit of the month winner, and what a great kit it is! The Pink Paislee and Petaloo that's packed in the kit is AHmazing! I will be sharing what I created with this kit for weeks on end.
Anyway, let's get on to two of the items I created.
For this LO I used a mix of the kit and some of my older items. Had so many ideas flowing through my head and ended up only using a few...I'm sure you know how that goes. For the first time I cracked open my glass bead gel and gave it a try. I think next time I will definitely add a bit of color to it before using, as it dries clear. I also used one of the new mask I purchased from CKC when they were recently here in Birmingham.
I really REALLY wanted to just hoard that burlap butterfly, but I figured I'm keeping the LO so that's about the same as hoarding it ^_^. Don loved this LO so much that he wants it in a shadow box to be displayed...hmmm.
I covered the fence with gesso, then used Prima chalk inks to distress the fence a bit by adding a little brown and green. And to give the fence just a bit more character I kinda fanagled it (that's my word of the day and I'm sticking to it). By fanagling it, to me made it a little more realistic, rather than leaving it straight...you know, more like a little fence would be. I used some stems I'd saved from other flowers to create vines to flow though the fence...waste not want not I say. Almost everything can be repurposed. I used the same ledger mask, but only this time I used chalk ink to create a background, that way it picked up on the light pinks and greens on the gridded PP used. The majority of this LO was created by using scraps only. I am determined that my scrap box will be empty come December 31 this year, instead of giving it away.
Well, this is just a portion of what I created over the weekend, I have a few more items to share and a canvas to finish up. I know my mom will be happily pushing me to finish up the canvas so she can get it. LOL!!
Until next time...
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