Friday, February 3, 2012

A big flocking disaster

TGIF!

I am so glad this week is almost over and it's Friends with Flair Friday!


PTI cardstock and pp
lace paper from stash
Unity itty bitty
Martha Stewart flocking and colored pencils
glossy accents
Memento and PTI inks
twine from Mark's Finest Papers

I love this itty bitty, but when I colored the bear, he didn't look very cozy, so I tried flocking for the first time.

1. It was my first time.
2. I'm sure I did not use the right glue.
3. There is glitter in the flock, and that was the only kind available.
4. The directions recommended heat setting for a more permanent set, and he's now not as cozy looking.

I also tried white flocking on the girl's polka dots, and now it looks like one of those shirts that is really really comfy, but should not be seen outside of the house.

On the plus side, there was an article in our local paper about a group of women who don't have any skills and life is really hard for them for whatever reason. Someone found a grant, and now this group makes their own paper and cards to sell, they get paid for their work and they sell their cards at a flower shop. I had a ridiculous amount of card-making supplies, so I took them a boxful so it won't just be sitting in my craft room. I found the lace paper I used above when I was sorting through my hoard. My room is less cluttered and I got to help someone. Ah, that warm and fuzzy feeling!

21 comments:

Jen said...

STILL totally adorable!! LOL on the not wearing the shirt out of the house. :)

NoraAnne said...

Super cute card! I like how you described the shirt, too funny! I wish I could find a group like that to donate to, I really need to de-stash and that would motivate me :)

Crystal said...

I think this is a super adorable card! Great job for your first time flocking!

Jennifer said...

Just ADORABLE, shirt and all!!! (=

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

All of the little lessons we have when we create, make us better paper artists, I guess. Your card is super cute!

Ruby said...

Simply adorable

Eva said...

Your card is super cute, I think the flocking looks perfect, even the shirt :)

~Tammy~ said...

What a sweet RAK! I bet you have a warm fuzzy! Your card is so adorable! I have yet mastered working with flocking. However, I could never tell from your card it didn't go as it was intended! Wonderful job and looks warm and fuzzy to me!

Marsha said...

So cute. Well, we learn by trying. And great way to get rid of extras - good for you.

BloomingPink said...

Kudos to you. Both disaster design made good AND the giving of unused goods!

Jessica said...

So so cute!!!

Sarah said...

LOL...Sarah this turned out really cute-- I am still giggling about the comfy shirt-hehe!

Linda said...

This is so very cute... It makes me smile.

sharon g said...

Glad I'm not the only person who makes boo boos sometimes.

Danie May said...

Your card is adorable and good on you for giving your unwanted papers to someone who could use them and that were in need.

JPScraps said...

I love this stamp and what you did with it!

Tammy Ozuna said...

Sweet!!

Kary said...

Oooo Sarah, this card is gorgeous. The image is darling and I love your card design!! Great job!!

Emily Keaton said...

How wonderful that you were able to help out a group of struggling women and clear out some unloved supplies at the same time. Warm fuzzies are the best! And your fuzzy card is adorable--never mind what you think of your first flocking experience. :) I love this!

shuggy said...

i absolutely love what you titled this post!! card is great!

sandee said...

Ahhh you got a much better warm and cozy feeling with that donation than you ever would with flocking ( I never heat set mine btw ) Just letting you know I nominated you for the Liebster blog award :) If you want to pop over and claim it: http://inthehillsofnorthcarolina.blogspot.com/

Post a Comment

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate them!