Have you ever seen something online in a blog, or youtube or in a magazine that you really wanted to do. A new technique, tag or decor item. The only problem is you just can't find the time to do it? That happens to me all the time. Hence Follow Up Fridays. On the first Friday of the month I will do a project I have wanted to learn, copy etc. and post it. Of course I will also post the link or article of where the idea originated. I hope this will help me follow up on those cool techniques I have wanted to do but can't seem to fit in. Hopefully it will inspire you to do the same- you can follow mine or do one you have been waiting for-win/win.
My first inspired creation comes by way of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Just over a year ago (can't believe it has been on my mind for over a year) she made some paper earrings using the Ranger melting pot. It was a post for another of my favorites Alisa Burke. For Christmas I decided to make some for my family members. There I was on Christmas day (procrastinators unite) making earrings for family arriving the next day. It was actually a fun project and one I plan on doing again soon. Of course like an idiot I didn't take photos of the ones I gave away, I even made cards for them to hang on. First here is the link to Julie's project.Thanks for the inspiration!
Here are some of the ones I made:
I used my THoltz dies to make the arrows- very cool!!! I did a few things differently than Julie. I made some with book paper, which turned out great with that added layer. I also stamped on some of them after I cut them out to add more interest. I used archival ink which smudged a tiny bit in the process of dipping in the Utee. Now I have some cool new earrings to wear!