I starting doing things to my computer the other night...ie. security scans, disc cleaning and defragmenting, to see if I can make it go a little bit quicker. All I have left to do now is take a back-up. Why do all these things take so flippin long?!! Maybe if I didn't leave so long between doing them it wouldn't take so long.
Anyway, working on the computer delayed me in getting my post done for the new challenges that have started at Eclectic Ellapu.
The Pink teams challenge for this month is...
And not forgetting the Purple teams challenge is...
Here's what I did for the Pink teams challenge;
I wanted a little easel a while back and got this one but it had a tiny little canvas with it that I didn't really want so it has been floating around my craft room for quite a while, so I decided to do something with it.
My lovely cousin had a baby a few weeks ago so I thought I'd make a wee door/wall plaque for the new baby.
I started by painting the little canvas with 2 shades of pink pebeo paint and I tried to graduate the colour from one corner to the other. I also used white paint to help with the process.
I had a packet of wooden heart outlines and I painted one of the hearts with some pearl paint and stuck some matching ribbon to the back of it. I attached the heart to the canvas and filled it in with lots and lots of glue. I placed three little vintage flowers in one side of the heart and then filled the rest with tiny pink and white beads.
Then I waited for it to dry. That's another thing that takes flippin' ages!
I typed the baby's name and date of birth using the font "I'm bored" and cut the name with my guillotine and scissors and used an x-cut punch (one of a set of 3 that I won on a challenge blog!) for the dates. I attached the dates to some pink wire which I also added some beads to and attached to the canvas with staples (which I painted to blend them in with the background colour) and I did the same with the wire (minus the date hearts) for a hanger at the top. I shaped the name piece and stuck it to the canvas along with a wee diamanté heart buckle with a little bit of ribbon in it.
Please do join us over at Eclectic Ellapu for either of our challenges - we do spoil you don't we?! Check out what the design teams have been up to as well, for a bit more spoiling!
Thanks for looking!