Thursday, May 23, 2013

Taking Time!

So I've claimed Wednesday nights as my craft nights! I'll cook dinner but after that it's the husband and kiddos who have to clean up and entertain themselves until it's time to get ready for bed and I'll come out when it's time for family prayer! I'm sure there will be things that come up. You can't have as many kids as me and not learn to be flexible but it's feel it feels good to at least have a plan. Crafting time was getting harder and harder to find! Sometimes you can't find time or make time so you have to TAKE time!

However, I didn't get as much time as I would have liked. Next week dinner will be earlier! ;)

I did manage to play around with this week's technique challenge as I said yesterday.

Here are the pictures of what I have so far:

Here I used the sand block and glossy card stock.
I'm not sure if it came out quite right
I think I need coarser sand block.

On these I used the tissue paper technique.
Of course, you now me, I didn't do it exactly like the tutorial I linked! ;)
I should make a video of how I did it.
It's been like a hundred years since my last video!
On the left I painted over it with Iridescent Medium using a foam brush to give it a shimmery look.
You could probably use Glimmer Mist to get the same effect but the Medium last soooo long and it is so cheap, I think. I've had mine do long I can't remember how much it was.

Hopefully I'll 'take' some time tonight to create something with these but I think my husband and I are going to make a Walmart run tonight. I know that probably sounds weird but with a family our size, plus a teenage boy, going to Walmart is an event that can feel like a full job, not to be taken lightly! :)

Be sure and check out this week's challenge: HIMCR #98 - Faux Linen to try out this fun technique. I've linked two different tutorials on the challenge post.

Also, Coming up here on Hiding in My Craft Room is the 100th challenge and we are going to be celebrating with a full day of challenges and giveaways! We will be kicking off the fun at 7AM Pacific time (California) with the first challenge and Design Team Blog Hop! I have several HIMCR sponsors helping us out so you don't want to miss it! Mark your calendars, June 1st! I've already warned my husband! I told him he could have this coming up Saturday and I get the next! I will be posting more details next week!

Thanks so much for checking in today!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like fun. I'll be there.


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