I have not been feeling too great today for one reason or another, and for a while i thought i'd totaly lost my crafty mojo!
So i decided to look through a book that Maddy gave me called "The Organised Scrapbooker" for inspiration. It's a great book with info on everything to do with storage, scrap room planning, getting yourself out of a crafty rut.....all the important things that normal people don't worry about!
One thing that caught my attraction was a tag book in which you keep your favourite quotes. I love quotes, i have books on them and think it's great that just a few words can change so much if you let them. Heres the front cover......
So i had my first go at blending, using some lovely distress pads that arrived for me today, and i had a play with some of my new stamps. I tried to loosely follow the tutorial that Dan over at A Crafty Life did recently, but as usual, my effort soon went pearshaped!
The blending could be better, but it was my first time so i am still pleased with it. I flicked too much water at the tag too, so there are a few splodges instead of dots on the ink, but hey, i've learnt for next time. What i did wrong was instead of just flicking water at the tag, i also held my hand over the tag and let the water drop onto it, causing big drops to hit and rest on it. Not as subtle. Maddy suggested flicking it with a toothbrush for finer spots.
The flower stamp in the middle was coloured with chalks.
The oval label with the word "Quotes" inside, is actualy a stamp with a different word in it. I just inked the stamp with StaZon, covered the word inside the oval border with a piece of paper to mask the wording, then stamped it onto my tag. This left a stamped oval label, blank inside, in which i could them write the word "Quotes".
I love this saying by Anthony Robbins. It means that your life or what you do in your life, resembles those who you are in the company of most. I like to apply this saying to my crafts. I have always had a great teacher in Maddy when it comes to learning techniques, and if i surround myself with people, blogs and inspiration of a high crafty calibre.....my work can only get better!