At 45, I picked up my first stamp and that was it: Now, I can throw the word ‘ephemera’ around with confidence, yet struggle with inappropriate feelings for chipboard. I'm not very polished and I'm still trying to get the hang of 'winning friends and influencing people', but for some crazy reason, this papercraft thing and I FIT! My kids are covered with glitter, my husband wonders how you injure yourself with Stickles, but we all agree on this: I'm a MUCH better person when I'm here!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 132
Soooooo.....once again, I sneak in just under the wire. You'd never know that I spend the majority of time on these sketches, I bet. Actually, I average 4 cards per FMS challenge. I send them to my friend SP, who says "Love it, Hate it (or) Wait until my Tylenol 3 kicks in...I've got to be on SOMETHING to stare at your creations for longer than 3 seconds."
You've got to love someone fearless enough to be honest!! :)
If you go back several posts, you can find the person to blame for my heated copper obsession. I ran some sheets through my Big Shot using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, then took the heat gun (along with my safety and well-being) into my over-caffeinated hands and BAM! We have my focal point!
Heated copper isn't difficult. It just takes a while for the copper to heat up and produce the colors above. But I think it's worth it, in the end. MAN, I love the look! You can also dry emboss it! It's a terrific addition to a card...ANY card.
I used Mother Teresa's saying from SU! Inspired by nature and a sheet of actual cherry wood from Mixed Media 101. I took a piece of organza ribbon and a piece of jute and knotted it on the PTI Rustic Cream Cardstock.
Freshly Made Sketches #132
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Carmen - It's beautiful, and even better-looking in person, I'm thinking. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and hope the copper flower will catch the judge's eye.
I never knew copper did that when heated! Love the look! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
Wow - what an amazing effect your heated copper gives! Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us at FMS this week!ReplyDelete
Narelle, TY for the compliment!! My heated copper obsession came on immediately after my husband said, "I don't know HOW this hobby could possibly get any more expensive!" That'll teach him!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHADelete