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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Junk Journaling too. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, but am plagued by a bad back. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I guess I am officially retired now. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Monday 25 February 2013

An A to Z of Me #24 - X Marks The Spot

X Marks The Spot

Not totally happy with today's page. Must have had the wrong type of bubbles!

I masked off a big central "X" and made a border with smaller ones and inked up with distress using dark colours like the video suggested. I made up my bubbles and laid them out on a tray which was big enough for my tag. Hmmmmm!!! Not much happened! I tried again after drying the first attempt. Got a few speckles round the edges but still not much, so I added some Dylusions to the bubbles and tried that. Got some blue splodges.

I must have been a bit deflated after this as the rest didn't go well either. After removing the masks from the "X"s I pondered. I glossy accented the central one, well that was OK. I coloured the edge ones in but didn't like them, then I topped with cosmic shimmer glue but that didn't go too well either.

As I said not entirely happy with today's outcome, give me the salt background anyday, I think that was my favourite so far.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Hey BJ, I love the pink and blue background even if it wasn't what you anticipated :) Haven't looked at the vid yet because I've only just checked in on the word and have no idea where I'm going to go with it. I can recommend the vid on bubble-printing on Gumnut Inspirations blog (there's a link to it from mine.) I could never get bubble prints to work until I watched Liz do it. She gets some amazing effects!