Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Check the technique...

also found this fabby tag on Paula's blog....

1) What technique would you consider to be your "trade mark" (what do you do most?)
Definately inking edges...of everything! A couple of peeps asked me recently how to ink edges so here's the answer... I don't know :) I can however tell you what I do....

1). Obtain some ink pads - I use the tiny cube ones in black and brown.
2). Leave said inkpads in reach of a 2 yr old
3). Go and do some cl**ning
4). Come back and find 2 yr old 'inked up'
5.) Mutter grrr and other such words under breath
6). Take photo of 2 yr old for future amusement
7). Clean up mess. (including 2 yr old)

Actually the only things that I suggest is to use two colours as they blend, blot the inkpad on to kitchen towel or the like so that you do not get a heavy covering of ink and don't think too much when running the inkpad around the edges of your creations... random is good :)

2) Which technique(s) do you wish you could do/do better?
Ah easy... Stamping. I am pants :) It would maybe help if a). I had more than a couple of stamps to experiment with (that includes the mounted one that Jared pulled to pieces and remounted on his forehead...) and b). I had some decent inkpads that weren't chewed up from inking edges (see above).

3) What are your 4 favourite embellishments?
Flowers; silk ('speshly Poundland ones cos they is cheap :) and paper ones too like Angel Kisses, Brads, Ribbon (mmmm I love ribbon, it is warm) and Buttons.

4) What are your 3 favourite gadgets?
Corner Rounder, Sizzix Machine and Sewing tracer wheel thingy as it helps me make my sewing all neat and tidy...

5a) What do you like to do but haven't done in a while?
I know that Debbie said this too... make toppers, I have been making 'whole' cards recently but sometimes it is fun to create a little piece of art to sit on a card....also haven't done any tidying of craft area in a while but I don't like to do that ;)

5b) And what have you done recently & forgot how much you enjoyed?
Not recently but I love making Christmas bits and pieces, there are so many different embellishments that can be used and made, it is so fab that you can get away with making Christmassy things for around half the year and when June comes around, it gets exciting all over again...


Anonymous said...

Lol and he still has innocent eyes like an angel even though he's inked his face! One to bring out when he brings his first girlfriend home I think ;)

Paula J Atkinson said...

Thank you for playing along. I'm really enjoying all the different answers & we do all have quite a bit in common. Love the pic I agree with Rhi, def one to bring out after the naked on rug!!!

Kathy said...

You need to get that picture into a scrapbook, Jo. How cute does he look, even covered with ink.