I am not one to buy and buy the latest craft products. I like to use what I have to the fullest. But here is one I may need some more of: Sticky 2 and foil by Christine Adolph.
They are so simple to use:
Choose the surface you want to give to a decorative shine to.
Trim the image from the Sticky2 sheet that you want to use. I have the Romance collection designed by Christine Adolph.
Peel off the backing and lay the image on the surface. Burnish the image. It turns a darker blue as it adheres. Discard the clear plastic cover.
Lay the foil, colored side up, and rub with your finger. I have the foil packet called 'Sunset' which has red, pink and orange foil sheets.
Peel off the foil and find it has stuck to the image, so now you have a shiny version of the image.
You only use the image once, so here enters the need to purchase another packet! Oh well, it is all in the name of crafting ;)
(and no, I get no commission on these, I simply want to share what I am using)
I used these products to decorate a mini valentine book that I have sent off to Stampington (I know, it seems unseasonal of me, but when you for planning and shopping purposes you have to think seasons ahead)
Here is a tutorial by Christine herself:
Next tutorial I will be doing is 'altered photos', as requested by Trudy, so check back next week, the day after Christmas, or Boxing Day as it is called in Ireland!
Some new folks have signed up to 'follow' my blog. I am always surprised when I notice a new person has signed up. I don't take it for granted. I see those interested in my blog as like minded folks, and in life those are hard to come by! So I want to visit your blog and see your view of the world. I am sorry if I have not made it to you to say hello, I am still trying to get to those who signed up during the Sew Mama Sew giveaway!
Now on with this week's giveaway! Chosen by random generator, the winner is
I WONDER WOMAN
Pick your prize from the choices below (click on image to see a larger image) and post it in the comments. I will contact you via email so you can send me, privately, your physical address.
Choice #1 - Collage wall hanging, aprox 15x8, the hanger is included :)
Choice #2 - A child's necklace with shrinky dink stamped pendant. About 13 inches long. Suitable for girls 5-9 years old (I think, but you know your own kids or grandkids) or for young at heart grown ups!
Choice #3 - White and blue balsa wood angel Christmas ornament, with soldered pendant. Aprox 8x2 inches.
For everyone else - Please check back in next Saturday to see if you win something. I will offer a new set of prizes. I will try to offer a range of things in the hopes something will appeal to you when it's your turn!
And of course, if you are not listed as following this blog, you are welcome to do so! Join in the fun.