Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Silhouette Challenges #35 - Mirror mirror on the wall!

Hello my crafty friends,

Welcome to my March (Challenge 35) DT post for Silhouette Challenges.

Today I'm sharing something that I haven't worked on for a while and decided to try again. Last time I etched it was over a year ago (a glass vase) and my etching cream has been stored away since then.

I decided to test it out so I used my surname initial (D) and the year that hubby and I got married (I still look at it and wonder if I got the correct year ... lol)

I used a stencil (cut out of vinyl from my local sign store), a mirror, a sponge brush and some etching cream for this project.

I wish I'd taken a photo of the before and during so you could see the process ... I've made a note to self to try remember for next time :-).

It is so hard trying to photograph a mirror so I'm sharing a few different views so you can get an idea of what it looks like with and without a reflection, so my cell phone and my hubby's golf clubs are meant to be in the pictures ;-).

It turned out quite nice except for a bit of unevenness on the vertical bit of the D ... I guess practice makes perfect so I've lots of practicing ahead of me...lol! It definitely looks better in person.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

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Challenge #35
Starts Mar. 1, 2016
Ends Mar. 31, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Easter on my mind!

Hello again friends,

Today I am sharing a cute lollipop holder from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons called 'Stitched Heart Lollipop Holder ' - as you might know I'm a big fan and love their cute and gorgeous files. I changed the Love theme to Easter for this project.

I added a sweet little chick to the front of this holder - this Chick in Egg is from Miss Kate Cuttables (they offer a freebie file every day then it usually moves into the $0.50 section - still a bargain!!).

I used foam dots to raise the chick on the holder - I love him, he's super cute! What do you think? The paper I used had the yellow pattern on one side so looked plain when I added the lollipops and folded it so I cut out some Easter/Spring patterned paper and glued that to the inside.
I found these sweet little carrot and egg lollipops at the Dollar store and thought they'd be perfect for this little project - they just fitted in the holder :-)
These would be great for classroom treats or for Easter Egg Hunting street parties!

The glue I used for this project were my ATG gun and Tombow Multi liquid glue. I'm not a big fan of my ATG gun, I've tried it a few times but I think I've put it together incorrectly lol - can anyone suggest a tutorial for me!?!

Thank you for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!