I hope you all had a great weekend :)
We didn't do anything special, just hung out at home. I did however get some designing done. I finally completed this design that I am about to show you & another that will be posted either tomorrow or the next day :)
I have been updating my Etsy store this week. They have changed the look of the items page & I have had to update it so it looks 'cleaner' as things have been thrown out of whack a little. I still haven't got it all done but will be doing more this week. I will also be re-taking photo's of some of the designs with my new camera :)
Here is one of my latest designs :)
Introducing the Big Eyed Bestie Tin Girl from the Besties of Oz range.
Over the last few weeks or so I have been receiving new supplies that I have ordered :) I guess I have been going a little crazy with spending money but oh, it's been such a long time since I treated myself lol.
One of those new supplies was the frantage that I have used on this design. Hmmm, I think I overdone it a bit lol It was a lot of fun but I have to get myself a heat gun. The toaster just doesn't cut it lol. I like how it turned out though.
I also had a whole heap of fun colouring her in :) The Copic colours were really easy to work & blend with.
I used the following Copic colours:
Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E21, 25, 29
Tin Outfit: C1, 3, 5, 7
Dress & Bow: YR00, 02, 07
Want to pin the Copic colour combo?
I used a doily that was given to me as a freebie when I got one of my orders off Etsy. Don't you just love it when that happens :) It was the perfect size too which made me even more happy :)
I also bought two new white desks which I have added to my craft studio so that I could make a 'C' shape work area. I found that I wasn't using my sewing machine much due to having to pull it out all the time, but now I find it easier as I have put it on one of the new desks :) So, you can see, I have machine sewn this design. I still have to practice a lot more so that I can achieve better straight lines lol.
I couldn't find a sentiment anywhere either here or on the net that would relate to the Tin Girl & the Wizard of Oz theme. She needed to see the Wizard for a heart, right? lol Anyway, I got busy on my laptop & created a sentiment myself :) I used the Whimsy Stamps Mini Postage Die to cut it out. Sentiment problem - fixed! lol
Would you believe I actually had a Wizard of Oz themed DP in my paper stash? lol I couldn't believe my eyes lol. I felt sooo blessed to say the least :)
The heart embellie I have had in my stash for quite some time, which I didn't even buy. I think my Daughter had it for something & she was going to throw it out one day, but I snagged it. Someone's trash is someone's treasure, right? lol Besides you never know when a Tin Girl starts wishing for a heart :)
As you can see I mounted this design onto a canvas....& lookie look look.....
I made my own stand :) What do you think?
You can just about see it in this pic though lol.
It took a lot of thought on how I was going to accomplish it but I got there in the end. It is very sturdy too :) My canvas designs can now stand up all on their own lol :) Very happy with this accomplishment :)
I have accomplished quite a lot this week, not with just my designing but also with slowly getting my craft studio looking a lot better than what it was :) Just a few more final touches & new additions & I will be extremely happy.
If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:
This design has been popped into my
I would like to include my design into the following challenges:
Besties Challenge - School / Fall
Bearly Mine #97 - Sketch
Penny's Challenge #138 - Add some stitching
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #122 - Anything Goes
Alota Rubber Stamps #112 - Recipe (A sentiment, Love heart, Orange, Thread, A doily)
AUD Sentiments #86 - Flirty Sentiment
Crafty Ribbons #55 - Use one or more circles
Cute Card Thursday #280 - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle #86 - Dotty for spots
Totally Papercrafts #178 - Inspired by a song (We're off to see the Wizard - Wizard of Oz)
2 Sisters #155 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #218 - Photo inspiration
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with pearls
A Gem of a Challenge #91 - Anything Pearlescent
Crafts & Me #139 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Favourite Colour Combo
Hanna & Friends #177 - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Best Dressed (Heart embellishment)
Top Tip Tuesday #106 - Spooled Items -
(My Tip - Use a toaster for frantage or embossing if you don't have a heat gun :)
Oh & just a little bit of info for you....
I am thinking of doing a candy giveaway each fortnight.
What do you think? Would you like that?
Would you prefer specific items like stamps or actual online shop vouchers?
Let me know as I will be starting this very soon. I would love some ideas from you, my wonderful visitors, as to what you would prefer as it will be you that it will be on offer for :) So, feel free to give me some ideas in the comments :)
Well, I had better be off. I've got to link up the challenges yet...which as some of you would know...is a challenge all by itself lol.
Have a great day everyone :) Hope to see you here tomorrow.
Stay safe & creative.
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