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Monday, 27 May 2013

Handmade Embellishments

Happy Holiday Monday,

First of all I must apologise for my absence this week - after a long time well I have been suffering with my back again. It decided to flare up just before my birthday weekend last week and although I wouldn't allow it to dampen my birthday celebrations, needless to say I have paid the price dearly for the rest of the week, culminating with nearly passing out with the pain during a class assembly at school on Thursday!! I had to make a quick escape before I did the 'dying swan' act in front of a hall full of kids and parents!

Anyway, that's enough feeling sorry for myself - I hope everyone is enjoying their extended weekend and sharing the lovely weather we have here.

It's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday and this week Fliss has challenged us to 'Make our own Embellishments'.  Well the possibilities are endless, but I decided to play with my friendly plastic and make some chunky embellies for my DT project.  Here's what I made ...

This one is an Artist Trading Card (ATC) which measures 3.5" x 2.5" - the background is made from acetate coloured with alcohol inks, then I have stamped the text and 'Imagine' wording with black archival ink.  I softened the friendly plastic and pushed it into the text stamp to make the top embellishment, then used a different colour to press into a mould for the bottom one. Quite a simple one this week as I can only sit for short periods of time.

Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Great ATC, love your embellishments and fab colour. Hope you feel better soon. xx Flora

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. That mould looks fab, do you remember where it came from, I would like one of those
    Rosie x

  3. WOW, Jan! I LOVE the fabulous coloring and embellies--they look like aged metal! Gorgeous! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Feel better!

  4. Such a fabulous project Jan. Hope your back is more comfortable soon. We have back problems in the family and I know how painful this can be.

  5. Fabulous ATC love the embellies especially the "Green Man" type face.
    I also like the housework sentiment on your header...
    Suzi B xx


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