If you saw my flower post a couple of weeks ago, you will know I had a little adventure trying to dry out some soggy paper flowers (ok I know it wasn't my best idea) but this week in pursuit of making a charm for Less is More’s challenge I resorted to using my cooker for crafting again.
….and apart from a slightly “fumy” smell (toxic??? nah! at least I don't think so???) I was quite pleased with the result…but I wont post a pic of some of the interesting brown splodges I originally created…it seems not all plastics are created equal!
To create a charm I found a piece of picture hanging wire in my kitchen “bit” draw…(tell me you all have one of these…its that parking place for bits you don't know what to do with but cant quite bring yourself to throw away and I have to say its a useful place to find interesting things to craft with). After twisting a piece into a heart shape I couldn't help feeling it needed to be a bit more solid….so I decided it needed filling…I considered several ideas but decided it would be nice to have an faux enamel look and the only thing I could think of was to melt some beads in the centre.
but the best beads I found to melt so far were some of my girl’s old plastic play beads, (I think they’re called pony beads) and as most of them were highly fluorescent I had to just use the clear ones. I popped five beads in the shape and put it under the grill (on non stick baking paper). It took a while to melt but I was quite pleased with the glassy look.
I originally planned this as a white card with black and red accents….but I resort to this so much I made myself use some coloured scraps…not entirely comfortable with it but it makes a change….
and I know my husband will love it whatever I make. Its for our 28th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday. I based the card on a song that he has sung to me (he can be a bit of an old romantic at times!) I have put the lyrics inside….if you dont know it, its sung by Heatwave, the song is by Rod Temperton a very talented man (also wrote Thriller!)…I love this song and the words are wonderful….I found a fab clip on Youtube… worth a watch particularly when you see the brave choice of outfits!!!!!!!!!!! (Steve this is for you…just promise me one thing……never….ever….. wear a tight fitting pant suit!!!…. Always and Forever yours).