I recently designed and made a project (to be posted later) that I wanted to use some gems on. I only had blue or clear gems and they didn't work with the colour scheme of my project, so I wondered if I could alter the clear gems to fit. I coloured them with a copic marker and left them to dry for a few minutes. It worked I got lovely cognac coloured gems and now I know that I'll only be buying clear gems in the future and colouring them to fit my project.
I also had to make a very rushed card this week as I only realised that it was my neighbours daughter's first birthday as I saw them setting out the balloons for her party. I rummaged through my stash and found this paper pieced bluebird that I had made up. I got the pattern from My Scrap Chick and cut it out using a cricut and SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot) a couple of months ago. I was just testing out the pattern and software and made up the chick and then stuck it a scraps box. Well it made the pefect centrepiece to a card for Kaitlin who is very chirpy and almost always happy. A few punched flowers and a scalloped edge meant this card took about 10 minutes to make.
I think I will make up a few more little characters and toppers as you never know when you need something in hurry.
Thanks for looking.
: ) Estazia