Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week 8 Sketch Pt. 2: "Less Is More" Challenge Blog

 Round 2 for the LIM Sketch challenge this week.  The image in the lower right its supposed to be a circle.  I tried to approximate it with a patch of yellow Angelina Hot Fix Fibers behind the stamp image, but I concede its not so apparent across the top.  I hope it makes the criteria.

Believe it or not, I didn't notice the larger, heavier strand of fibers arching out over her head until I viewed the photos.  Crazy how that is sometimes.  I went ahead and pulled it out, but due to lighting issues I've chosen to post these photos.  Sometimes those irregularities are what confirms the "hand" in handcrafted!
 I just purchased some polyshrink and this is my first time using it.  I just heated it on my craft area - I always thought you needed an oven until I saw a demo from these folks.  How fun!  The Easter grass looking stuff is called "Angelina Hot Fix Fibers."  They don't have a web presence, but I sure had a lot of fun learning about this great product.  This week I'm going to post a video tutorial on the fun things you can do with this product and how you can get your hands on some too!  Stay tuned.

Bazzill Basics cardstock.  Polyshrink in transparent.  Prismacolor pencils and OMS.  StazOn in in black.  Stamp unknown.  AHFF in Lemon and Mango.
 Here's what the AHFF look like when you purchase them.  A bold line stamp, some Brilliance ink, and a warm iron are all you need to make dazzling embellishments.
Hope you'll check back for more how to's coming up.

14 comments:

Susan said...

Very creative and unique! Don't think I seen that before...and I had some shrink stuff one time, but no idea what I did with it! Maybe I need to look for it...this is adorable!

Chrissie said...

This is a very interesting effect Bernadet.
Thanks for yet another submission to this week's challenge!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a pretty card - love that polyshrink tile!

Paula said...

very eye catching

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and fab technique - I have that same dragonfly stamp too

Kathyk

simplylessismoore said...

Those fibres look FAB Bernadet
~i bought some different toys to tryi from the NEC Friday
FAB design
See you again
mandi

kelly said...

Two cards!! very impressive!!

Kelly xx

Lynne said...

Gorgeous. I`ve got some of that fibre stuff somewhere, must rake it out if it looks this good.
Lynne xxx

Kate said...

This looks so sharp! I didn't mind the fibres over her head and love the look of your card. I've not ever heard of Hot Fix Fibres before. Thanks for the information!

Faith A said...

Such a pretty card, as for the fibre over her head, looks like it could be part of her hair, lovely image too.

Oh! yes, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, it's much appreciated.

Mau xx said...

Great card, very pretty xx

Lynne K said...

Unusual, and fabulous, take on the sketch! Love it! Lynne x

mustavcoffee said...

OOh hello, like what you've done here, the image is lovely but I like the angel hair touch, mm great :0) xxx

Aileen said...

Very pretty and love the shrink plastic. x