Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I tried it, it's fun!

Hi all! I tried the paper embed soaps, like Anne-Marie (and SoapyLove Deb) did.

Below are three I got right, still trying to get the hang of it. They will be used for raffle baskets at (one of) my daughter's gymnastics competition on the weekend. I scented them with Yuzu but to save me some grief I only scented the white part.

Clipart from TopEndSport used with permission

I bought my paper from Thread Studio in Perth (Dale) but if you're in the "Americas", you can get it from BrambleBerry.

You can find tutorials on how to work with water with this video, or by reading a few illustrated tutorials (illustrated: with pictures) such as the latest tutorial by SoapyLove Deb, cute I *heart* soap moulds used by SoapyLove Deb, Father's Day soaps, single use soaps and if you want to make a bigger soap.

Thanks so much Deb, Anne-Marie (and your crew) for all the wonderful inspirations you bring us!!

So much fun, and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Off to try and use the new tip Deb suggested today "Spray hardened soap in molds with alcohol and pour another thin layer of soap on top. Place paper, image side down, into the soap and pour another thin layer of soap on top. Use a chopstick or craft stick to press image down flat. Smooth all corners down. Allow to harden." and see if I can get rid of the fog and clouds I got in some of the other soaps... Nice to create again.

UPDATE: Soaps ready to go, using some of HeatherT's lovely digi-scrapping papers from Play Sweet and Button Speak, which I used in Xara Xtreme Pro,
and of course a pic of my little gymnast :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

For when I have time on my hands

A list of very cute ideas, just might get around to the koala bookmark soon though because it's just too cute: Wee Folk Art (again, just putting this here so I can find it again when I need it. I couldn't find the spot to "follow" them!). This one too has nice stuff.

Oh, and while I'm here, this is a very interesting post from Anne-Marie from Brambleberry/SoapQueen... "Building blocks of your reputation" - let's just say I'm glad some of the Yahoo!Groups' information/messages is private. ;-)