I know I’ve been a horrible blogger this week – I really do have a ton of stuff to get posted if I can just find some extra time!
But to make it up to you I’ll leave you for the moment with my happy find of the day. The incomparable Suze Weinberg has a blog! Seriously, she is absolutely amazing and her blogging style will inspire you, make you laugh, and make you want to be her BFF (yup, I’m her new stalker)! I spent a good chunk of time at CHA (eek, PROMISE I will post more than just a few of the videos I took!) just watching her create (kind of a CHA tradition for me – spend some time soaking up the Suze inspiration!). I had a million things I SHOULD have been doing but it’s just so hard to walk away until you see what she comes up with next! Anyways. Go check out the blog. Subscribe to the feed. And don’t forget her favorite saying – “There are no mistakes – just opportunities for embellishment!”.
Oooh! And also, check out Irene’s blog today for a great tutorial on distressing acrylic. Her tutorials are always great but I REALLY love this one and intend to play with this later today (sigh, in between errands, a quick trip to Champaign, picnic lunch at school with the kiddo…)!
And to wrap up this morning’s ramblings, here’s a semi-failed pendant. I used one of the pendants from Provo Craft. They are nice and heavy and sturdy and should have been perfect. And would have been if it didn’t turn green immediately in spots from the Glossy Accents. Which if there had been any green in the piece to begin with might not have been so bad. But I just don’t like green with this particular piece.
I started with a piece of 7Gypsies paper (cut from the swatch book of the new line from CHA, lol, I was just so desperate to work with this line!) and added just a touch of Scribbles to glitter up a few of the lines. Then I added a tiny Prima and a faceted gem (note to self – Glossy Accents really removes any faceted effect – looks more like a mirror in person). I truly loved how it looked at that point and was excited to fill in the pendant with Glossy Accents and wait for it to dry. Well. This is how it dried. I guess you live and learn!