Ok, I haven't stopped Pinning, but I have done my first completely Pin-spired project. A few days ago, I blogged the decorated caddy for my work colleague here, and I did intend to hand it over on Monday. But I thought I would also make her a surprise piece of wall art, which I started at the weekend crop, but didn't finish in time for Monday. The original Pin is here, and this is my version of it:
Close up of some detail:
It was very easy to do, at the crop I brushed paint in three colours (two oranges, one yellow) randomly over a 12 x 12 sheet of white card, making sure that there were brush marks and random bits. Then I used a Paperartsy splotches stamp and stamped/embossed in gold randomly over the whole sheet. Then it was just a matter of punching circles which had really good bits of pattern on them.
I stuck 12 circles down on a piece of 10x8" card in as neat a grid as I could manage - thank goodness for my centering ruler! - and I think it looks fabulous. I am definitely going to make more of these in different colours.
But I must be honest ...... this is my second painted sheet of card - the first one went horribly wrong! I stamped a background pattern in white ink and dried with a heat gun before adding the gold embossed splotches. It turned out to be not so dried as I had thought and the background pattern picked up the gold embossing powder as well! Far too much gold for how I wanted the finished item to look ...... so I cut it into pieces and it will appear on a card soon :-)
This afternoon I handed over both the caddy and the artwork to my colleague and she absolutely loved them - what a relief :-)