Friday, 8 April 2011

Just a little update...

...On what I've been upto... I've actually been crafting again :oD yippeeee!!! It's so good to be making and creating again :o) One thing I've made is pictured below and was for my Dad's birthday present...

I originally wanted to paint the frame brown but I discovered it was plastic and not wood... And I couldn't find my sandpaper - not surprising considering the state of my craft room!! Check out one of my latest videos on Youtube (Wentworthsgal) as I show some of that mess! So instead of painting it I decided to try the old stamping on masking tape technique. Naturally I would have LOVED to have been able to use Tim Holtz's tissue tape but that is soooo expensive here in the UK so I decided to make my own :oD took a bit of playing and I the only ink that I tried that seemed to stick onto the tape was Stazon ink. I had wanted to use brown but I only have black so I used that lol. I tried tinting the tape with Vintage Photo Distress ink and heat setting it slightly then rubbing off any excess with a flannel. Didn't turn out so bad and I was happy with it :o) I inked the edges of Ayse's photo to add to the ye olde feel of it. I think the other techniques used I mention on my youtube video so check it out if you like :o)

I was hoping to catch Rachel's Ustream tomorrow (RachO113 or Rach0113) but I'm going out for lunch with a good friend of mine - she's treating me to lunch as a birthday treat :o) we're gunna have a Chinese buffet so it's all you can eat :oD I'm gunna be stuffed!! I'm hoping to be back by 6 for her start time but we might go for a drink or 2 after so who knows lol! I'm hoping to get her round for some crafting soon too!! Introduce her to 'the bug' :o) fingers crossed she'll get hooked! Lol :o) I love to impart some crafty addiction hehe :o)

A big shout out to all the UK craft youtubers :o) I love you all!! I'm coming across more and more it seems which is great :oD I doubt we'll overtake the Americans lol but it's good to have more and more videos to watch from this side of the pond :oD especially raks :o) hehe.

Anyway big hugs to all

Take care xx