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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pretty in Pink

Ok - despite all the excitement that has been going on, you can't quite pull me away from my melt pot. For this gift set, I used quite a cocktail of colours to some clear UTEE - including Cosmic Shimmer Raspberry Blue and White, and some old Papermania red embossing powder. I added some mica powder too - Pearl and Enchanted Gold. 

For the card, I used a Craftwork Cards white base and some burgundy card from my stash. The pink flowery card is Kanban, and the white is Bazzill. The bottom right hand corner of the white has been cut with Spellbinders Medallion 2 (insert only) and the cream patterned card (DCWV Spring Stack) placed behind. I used Spellbinders Circle Bezels 3 to create the UTEE circles. The swirls are Floral Flourishes. The pink pearl beads and the paper flower are from my stash.
The wooden heart was painted with Eco-Green Orchid paint, and then coated with a mixture of Raspberry paint and Kroma Krackle. The whole thing was sealed with Indigo Blu Slap It On Matte. I decoupaged some Deco Mache paper onto parts of the heart with more Slap It On. The swirls were stamped with Flitter glu, and gilded with Variegated Red flakes. More UTEE circles, pearls and paper flowers were added along with the gold star and bead embellishments. The ribbon is from my stash.
This is a brooch made from another circle - this time I put more White in the UTEE mix. I added a brooch pin to the back, and sprayed the flower with Spray and Shine to make it more durable. 
The keyring and bag charm were also made from this whiter batch of UTEE, poured into and then stuck into the Circles bezels. The swirly charms are Cousins. 
I rather like the colours from this set - but it's unlikely I will ever be able to recreate them. So I'll just have to see what comes out next time!

Meanwhile, I have taken delivery of my brand new, complete set of Spectrum Noir pens!! I am still in the playing stage at the moment, but will hopefully be using them on some fabulous Crafter's Companion images soon!!

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Bye for now,  

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