Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Hello! Here is my next creation for The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge which is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. This turned out to be a small banner decoration rather than a tag. It was also a masterclass in how not to use gold embossing paste!
My best friend and crafting partner in crime, Sam, was often told by teachers at school, "too much glue, Sam!" For forty years now, messy craft incidents are referred to as "too much glue, Sam" moments. We continue to have many of them. One blob of embossing paste on the bathroom floor didn't seem too bad. Then I found another and then another...I cleaned them up, although the lino had taken on a sort of attractive gold gleam at this point. I pottered off. Then came the sudden realisation that a huge blob was stuck down the entire length of my carpet slipper. There were gold footprints all over the bathroom and there is a dried blob on the stair carpet (good job we need a new one, hey?) A glorious, gold 'too much glue, Sam' moment!!
I think I have been quite sensible in returning to Week 1 of Linda's challenge. I was inspired by her poinsettia and the technique of stencilling with embossing paste (my bathroom felt less inspired!) My poinsettia die came free with a magazine and it is fab! The background of the banner is a mixture of Cracked Pistachio Distress Stain and SU's Mossy Meadow. 99% of the embellishments are disguising a 'too much glue, Sam' incident, but nevertheless it is looking very pretty hanging off an antique mirror in the hall. The stress of it all has led me to the Christmas tin of rum soaked sultanas...
This is my last entry of the week for Pixie's Snippets Playground. I can't believe I have managed three! I am flicking a celebratory rum soaked sultana (or three) at Parsnip :-)