My biggest drawback when it comes to doing anything crafty is that I always seem to think I have to do things by the book. I have to have the exact materials or the right tools to complete a project. I find something I want to try and make and I end up putting it off until I can find all the "right" stuff. I lose out on all the fun I could be having just seeing what my imagination can come up with.
For a change of pace I decided to use the book in a different way. I used it as a launching pad for inspiration and then let my imagination take over.
Here is the first in what I hope to be a series of projects.
Spun by me. She made some of these blocks a while back and I just loved them (I'm not sure if blocks is what she called them but that's what I'm going with)
I'm making these on a 6x6 piece of cardstock base. For this one I used a scrap of gold wrapping paper that I had laying around. I printed out a quote that I found then embossed the top and bottom of it with my cuttlebug. I actually did it backwards because I wanted the raised part on the front. Since imagination was running the show, I took a gold metallic pen and ran it through the lines of the embossing. Then I took a sponge and inked up the edges of the paper and around the embossing and just grunged it all up a bit. Then I finished it off with a couple of quilled candles.
I have another one that I'm working on and will post that when I finish it.
So what about you? Are you a by the book kind of person or do you just play it by ear?