Friday, 29 July 2011

I Was Going To Call This Post...

...Say Youhoo for UTEE... but nay and thrice, I am calling it Say Ouch For Clumsiness With UTEE... actually, that sounds rubbish, however, the revenge of the Melt Pot has struck again! I guess it isn't fair to blame the actual Melt Pot because really, it just sits there, getting hot and stuff... rather the operative should be blamed for being a clumsy-clot. So... it is my Bubbly Funk day and I have had this idea popping about for a while, so I thought to myself, I have a few hours to play, I know, I will get the old Melt Pot out and have a faff... and see if this here idea actually works.




All was going swimmingly, I had altered the box, got the colours how I wanted (and what is it with this Aged Mahog look on everything at the moment???) Well, whatever, I was happy with the colours, I had some Faux Porcelain paper roses already done, but the main thing I wanted to play with was... butterflies! I cut them from Crowded Attic (er...what else would I use huh?) using the Mini Butterflies Movers & Shapers... edged with Aged Mahogany ( I am so going to ban myself from using this colour all the time) and then gave them a dunk into the clear UTEE that was melted in ... erm... the Melt Pot.




Not difficult at all... no, bung them in, jiggle about a bit and then out they pop and go hard on the craft sheet - you know, AWAY from where I am working... ha! That is a laugh, when have I ever forward planned? Actually, I did once forward plan (for our wedding and it all went swimmingly but... I digress) So... hot little UTEE butterflies are sitting there, cooling down on the craft sheet.. but not quite quick enough... and believe me, when you accidently dip you little finger into boiling hot, molten lava like UTEE... it kinda smarts!


And they say, if you get a burn you should immediately put cold water on it... well, bearing in mind the mess that is the Room of Stash at the moment... and the fact that I have let things slip ever so slightly *for that read a very lot* Well, I just grabbed the nearest source of water... the paintbrush pot.. that was half full of phosphorescent water... and dunked said little finger into it... akkk... it is no good... I have a little blister in the finger now... and... I am a bit paranoid that dunking into such a pot of yukkiness may not have been the best move.




Well, that's all from me for today... I need to go and check the date of my last tetanus... I mean come on... a zit from hell on my chin, plus the broken nails... and now the third degree burn of the little finger... what else could happen? No, don't answer that, I do not want to tempt fate! Anyways... time for bed... a late one again tonight... hurrah and thrice it is Grim's last night-shift, back to normal **whatever normal is in this house lol** tomorrow.. phew! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

11 comments:

StampDancer said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry you were burned. It sucks when our hobbies bite back just to show us "who's boss". Your frame is lovely with the faux porcelain butterflies and roses. Clever! But now I'm getting scared to try them (just kidding).
Deb M

Esther said...

Oh Hels! You have my sympathy and then some! I have just had a similar attack from a blob of hot glue! I was nowhere near water and instict told me to stick finger in mouth! Duh! Not a good idea! I now have a blistered lip as well as a blistered pinkie. :(

Summerthyme Studio said...

Gorgeous project Hels....may I suggest that you don't take a jog along a busy road tomorrow! Hope your finger heals soon!

Helen said...

Ouch!! poor finger - hope it recovers for the wedding....
The butterflies do look gorgeous though, so it was worth it!!

Barb Cady said...

The frame is beautiful and what a good idea about the butterflies!So sorry about your accident, here's a tip, buy a bottle of lavender essential oil, and keep it handy. If you have a burn or a scald it is one of the only times you can use neat essential oil, just dab a little on and you won't get a blister. Mine is by the steam iron, need I say more? With hugs, x

Joanne said...

The pain to make gorgeous butterflies. think I'll give that tip a miss LOL. Have you thought of writing a book on the perils of crafting?
Hugs Joanne xx

Fuchsia said...

Awesome work !

Yeah that melting pot loves to burn!
hope it didnt hurt for too long

Karenliz said...

Beautiful project! I have aged mohagney at home and never use it. Not sure I like the color but you inspired me to try it again!

funkycrafter said...

hope the little pinkie is doing better. if it is any consolation, the butterflies are very pretty.
i am another who does things like sticking fingers in things that haven't cooled yet. usually it is something metal though, as i have not tried the melt pot yet. i have one but it is awaiting uncovering whenever i clean up my craft storage area. have new drawer sets ready to go, just need to get at it.

craftimamma said...

Fab little butterflies Hels. Pity it took a blistered finger to get them. Poor you and I hope it's not so sore by now (I'm late commenting).

Love your little shadow frame!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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