Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Project 33 - Day Two
Today was a really good day. I often find the day after my birthday to be the equivalent of being kicked in the junk. It's something of a let down to go back to being ordinary. Thankfully - I didn't feel that today which could be chalked up to the mundane number 33. Who the heck knows? So instead of wallowing - I took a nap and then started crafting.
I decided to go small today. I made an ATC using a technique from this new book by Tim Holtz called double distressing. I used grunge paper and this Cuttlebug embossing folder. I then inked and embossed a bird cage from Maya Road. I stamped the bird on an old dictionary page . I attached the bird cage with a decorative brad and printed out my statement. I then cut the statement out using postage decorative scissors. I really like the outcome. I highly recommend trying out new techniques on tags or ATC's - much less daunting. Here's a closer look at the finished ATC.
For the magnet - I finally used a product that I've had for a while - my acrylic cupcakes. I had to have them about 8 months ago and haven't used them until today. The magnet was super easy to make. I alcohol inked the cupcake then stamped my sentiment from Basic Grey on white paper. I glued the acrylic cupcake to the white paper, added a brad and put two magnets on the back. I used diamond glaze to glue the acrylic and paper together. I loved the finished outcome. I wish I could show a close-up but the flash leaves a glare.
Final thoughts: An ATC is an amazing little canvas to try new techniques. It's a lot less daunting than looking at a larger blank canvas or 12X12 sheet of paper. I didn't feel nervous when I started. These small projects leave me rejuvenated creatively and excited about what will come tomorrow. I decided to leave the table when I was still enthusiastic instead of crafting myself into oblivion. I'm hoping it helps me be primed for tomorrow. Reading about crafts and creativity is going to be a huge part of the next 31 days. I've decided to focus on one book at a time. I have chosen this book to start - I've had it for a while. Finally - I like the blog being private. My friend pointed out that I post more when the blog is private and I think that's proven to be true. I like things this way. That's it for now. I hope this day has been great. Until then...Happy Creating!