Thursday, 25 September 2008

Carole s gift

Hello on the 17 of September it was one of my Passionette s birthday, now if you go back into my blog to the 1 st of April entry( yours truly s birthday) you will see what a wonderful gift Carole has made me, so I had to return the favour and this was my gift to her.

Now if you visit Carole's blog( you should she is one talented lady) you will see just how lucky she is to have a fabulous log cabin as her stamping studio, so I ve made her the decorated frame with her lovely space in mind I thought she could use it to decorate the walls. I have made those at the same time as my demo for the SU field training and I think she was pleased with them. I was I have to tell you the combination is a very grown up one and I found those frames at my local Home bargains store for an incredible £1.99. So I have cleared their entire stock people were giving me the evil I think they were all thinking they ve missed something great, which they kinda did if they were crafters LOL.

I have also made a little container for a set of nail polish perfect for a french manicure. The colours used were Pixie Pink, Bravo Burgundy, Sage shadow and whisper white. I have used the Season of Joy stamp set( great set you wouldn't think this is a Christmas set used like this would you? love that is called VALUE FOR MONEY and I m all in favour of that lol). The technique used is the glorious emboss resist and I have stamped and embossed the pixie pink layer with clear embossing powder and then sponged the Bravo Burgundy over. Got to dash I m teaching a Christmas workshop tomorrow and still have loads to prepare. Thank you for checking me out I do appreciate you stopping by. Hugs M xxxx

ETA. Emma asked this question so I thought I would answer it on this post, thank you Emma

****So beautiful as always, it's a real pleasure to see what you do next. Can I ask what sponges are best to use for this technique?*****
Emma for this particular ones I have used my sponge daubers they are my new best friends, I have two for every colourway ( say for instance I work with pink, I ve got one for a lighter shade and one for a darker one). However if you re covering a larger area you could rip and use bigger pieces of household sponge. Works a treat!! Look on my blog for more ideas using the same technique we have some new sets that I m dying to use this way. Hugs M xxx

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