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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11 comments :

Andrea said...

wow, it is so beautiful.

Joanne said...

Stunning as ever monica! This set is absolutely Beautiful!

Diane.W. said...

These are all beautiful Monica!Such a fab gift :o)x

Emma said...

So beautiful as always, a real pleasure to see what you do next. Can I ask what sponges you find best to that technique?

Emma said...

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?

Bekka said...

I adore the picture and know how fab it is in real life. I am sure it looks amazing in Carole's den!

I am looking forward to having the time to try this technique :-)

Need More Time to Craft said...

Monica, I loved it and it looks fantastic in my Cabin. I am such a lucky girl to have such a talented upline and a great friend. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Maria said...

Hi Monica

What a stunningly beautiful set I am sure Carole was blown away by it.
Do you have any plans to make a video tutorial of this technique for those of us who couldn't make it to High Wycombe. I would love to give it a try.

pescbrico said...

This is really wonderful! Have a wonderful day!

AuroraDawn said...

Wow Monica, that looks fantastic, I envy everything you create - I wish I were as talented.

I second Maria,
"Do you have any plans to make a video tutorial of this technique for those of us who couldn't make it to High Wycombe."

I too, I would love to give it a try.

craftyscot said...

gorgeous
x