...Page Views!!!! *sang to the tune of a Million Love Songs by Take That... sorry about the whole changing-the-words-keeping-the-tune-thing I seem to be doing a lot of..... * Cor blinking blimey and thrice alive!!! I been mooching around Blogger this morning, you know, faffing about trying to get up the courage to actually have a jazzy background on me old bloggetty-blog. And then I sees this...
Yeppo, flabber-truly-ghasted moment! Over a million page views since I started this little patch of yonder t'internet I can call home. Firstly, THANK YOU for all those page views! Sure made me smile mahoosively this morning! Anyways, enough of that waffle... here's some more waffle about my tellybox shows yesterday. Gigantic, ginormous, jumbo (wracking brains to think of more words that mean big starting with a J) thanks for your response to the Melt Art shows yesterday on Create & Craft. I love doing the Melt Pot shows because each time there are more and more of you lovely peeps getting addicted to this little machine of magic. I get lots of questions asked about the Melt Pot.. and I am happy to answer them, so if you are one of those crafters who own a Melt Pot that is languishing in the back of a cupboard, unloved, unused (and still in its box lol) please do get the little machine out and have a play. And how do I know that a very lot of you are identifying with my description? Well, cos I was exactly the same... then Suze Weinberg was in the UK on telly over here in the UK and I fell in lurves with her and the Melt Pot. Suze has retired now but she is still creating her awesome art, CLICK HERE for her blog... and do take time to go and watch her YouTube Channel vids too... she is THE Queen of the Melt Pot, I bow to her greater knowledge and I tell you what, I have been inspired soo much by her... and she is a gorgeous gal too... did I say I lurves her?
Normally when I do my demo's on the telly box I already have an "original" made. But, I sometimes think it can look a little bit too prepared, not as fresh as I would like it to be. So, armed with a big bit of "let's see if this works" I got together all the bits and bobs that would make something that resembled what I had in my mind... I do little sketches of projects all the time so I figured it would work, do you do that? When you sit down to make something, have you got an idea what the "finished" thing will look like? I have always done it... I am interested to know how the minds of other crafters work... are you like me, with an idea of how it will look? Or are you a free spirit with a "let's see where this takes us" kind of crafter?
Anyways, if you didn't see my demo for this creation, how I made it is simples: pop some scrapbook paper onto some cardboard. Add a strip of torn paper. Pop a piece of paper onto a Nestaboard shape. Add some stamping using StaZon and then set about altering it with Beeswax. Painting beeswax onto the surface of the paper gives it a really lovely vintage appearance. The flower is a pile of the Tattered Blossoms images, layered up and dipped into clear UTEE for the Faux Porcelain effect. Same with the leaves, stamped in Fern Green Archival (this is my FAVE green every... thank you Wendy Vecchi for inventing this colour archival!) and dipped into the clear UTEE. The Hat Pin had a die cut bit of card, stamped with another Tattered Blossom and coloured with Dried Marigold Distress Marker and then filled with more clear UTEE. I added Saffron Yellow and Azure Blue Melt Inks to the clear UTEE to make green and then I dragged the little metal leaves through the UTEE to fill in the spaces between the veins... I LOVE this effect muchly. And there you have it!
Right, I shall loves ya and leaves ya now... once again, thank you for all your visits over the years... I am still grinning like a loon that my blog has had sooo many hits! Thanks for looking, have a grand day! TTFN