Would you believe that I am actually laying..(well, actually sitting up... LOL!) in bed sipping on some hot coffee reading blogs and catching up on emails! Love it! I so rarely allow myself to sit quietly and enjoy naturally getting up! LOL! Know what I mean! That blasted alarm clock of mine, I tell you I'm going to grab a meat clever and clobber it one day! I am! I have yet to figure out how to fix it where it wont wake me up on the weekend at the crack of dawn! Hate it! Ahhhh, I feel so much better getting that out of my system!
I think the reason for my slow awakening from my zombie sleep is two-fold! One, is that it is over-cast this morning! Something we rarely see in August in Texas! It makes for a cozy morning where you feel things are moving slower than norm. Well, that'll last for about 15 minutes before the sun decides to show it's face and break the clouds! LOL! The second reason is it was a late night! Actually, It wasn't too late, well kinda! I went to bed, perfectly ready to seek sleep right? I go to bed with my laptop blazing YouTube Videos until my body actually says, I'm done man! Well, I was on Fiona's Channel at Jennings644! Folks Don't do it if you want to try to sleep! Just Don't! Here's why..
I watched her make this tag with the heart a few days ago. I purchased some stuff to make it when I was coming home from my trip. You saw the video...Well, Yesterday I was busy trying to recreate the Ladies Diary Desk, as I'm writing the pattern for it (Almost done by the way!) and making my haul videos. So, long story longer, I couldn't do the tag! Then last night, when Fiona was doing a box using the same technique she did on the tag....Folks, I couldn't stand it! I was up, back in my clothes and raring to go!!! Here I was at two o'clock in the morning putting glossy accents on the tag so it would be dry when I got up! Well, here is the fruits on my labor....LOL! Not exactly like hers, but I'm going to have to give it another shot today while I'm really awake! LOL!...
For the tag I used the Texture Magic Dimensional Paint from Delta. I glopped it on the tag and smoothed it out with a palette knife. Then I ran the knife through the paint making the striations. I then inked it with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Ink. Spritzed it with water and let the colors meld together and then dried it. I cut two hearts out of chipboard and adhered them together and again added the dimensional paint to the heart. Once the heart was dry I painted it with Claudine Hellmuth's, Dash of Red paint and adhered the heart to the tag. Last, I went over the whole thing with Glossy Accents as I didn't want to pull the Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel out!!! It's 2 o'clock in the morning right? LOL! That's it...
Well Better Get Up and Get Busy! Happy Saturday By The Way!!!
The Gentleman Crafter