Hi everyone and welcome. So you could have knocked me down with a feather this morning when I took a quick look at the blog feeds and saw my name on Mr Holtz' Blogworthy Links list for my 'chemical heart' project!!! And when I took a look at the illustrious names on that list it was both humbling and heartening to know that several of them I can count as good friends. What a start to the day!
It got better - some wonderful new stuff arrived in the post which proved perfect for creating my unplanned take on Tim's February tag (this card isn't it :) You'll have to wait 'til tomorrow to see it unveiled - the sun did a disappearing act again so half decent photos became impossible.
Instead here's an experiment that went right. Having been lucky enough (oh yes, it's definitely my month!) to win a place on the Online Stenciled course I got some great ideas for using these incredibly versatile tools. As a result of one suggestion I had a bash at mixing Wendy Vecchi's white texture paste with Archival Ink and coating it with pearlised UTEE.
UTEE's not the most controllable when melted so I'll probably stick to using normal/fine powders in future but you live and learn, and anyway, I kind of like the slight lack of uniformity it's created on this flower.
It was great to use an 'Archival watercolour' background on this and have fun with a stencil and background stamp to boot. The ruler is a scrap from my ever increasing box of bits rejected on other projects. One day I may make inroads into using them up, but then again...
And now for some very exciting shopping news - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Crackle Embossing Paste is physically in stock and ready to ship at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! I know, this day just keeps getting better!! If you want to know why this stuff is so magical take a look at Wendy's own tutorials HERE and HERE.
Right, time to sign off for today. I'll be back tomorrow with that February tag project and on Saturday you get to see how my head followed my heart...
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx