Magic in the air blog hop not only has a sentence to collect but also a challenge.
The challenge comes in the form of a recipe as follows;
Use 1 tag
add 2 textures
mix 3 patterned papers
fold in 4 pieces of ribbon
Sprinkle 5 brads or 5 buttons
There is also a digi stamp to use.
Along the blog each dt member has a real edible food goodie recipe and some sound really sweet and very fattening, just the thing everybody wants over the holidays.
Well my project following the recipe, I decided to make in the form of a large tag as I and my son have clubed together to buy hubbies pressie can't say what it is just in case as hubby does know my blog site and spends alot of time surfing the net. The only other way hubby might find out is via our son who despite putting cash towards the pressie is absolutely hopeless at keeping secrets and will start dropping hints to hubby who will then very easily trick son into spilling the beans so to speak. he is so hopeless with secrets if we get to christmas day we will have achieved a miracle, I keep thinking as he gets older, now 15 that this will be the year we keep a suprise so I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but he just loves giving presents and can't wait to share lovely really in some ways.
Sorry I digress so easily, back to my project .
Use 1 tag- I made it into a tag using acetate and stuck white card on the reverse already written on for ease as I don't think it would have been easy otherwise.
My 2 textures , I am so pleased this turned out just as I visualised when I started, not something that happens often , my 2 textures, 1 - pink glitter paper all rough to the touch and 2- my cup cake case as I folded the paper so it is 3 dimensional proper touchy feely hope this counts?
Mix 3 patterned papers- well i sort of did a mix of paper piecing and decoupage , the mouse is one, the cupcake case my second and the love heart my third.
Fold in 4 pieces of ribbon- well my tag tie is my first and I did think I would struggle for the other 3 but the band around the case is my second and I found a tutoiral on how to tie bows somewhere on the net the other day sorry can't remember where and that used 2 separate pieces of ribbon to create the bow so these are my three and four.
Sprinkle with 5 brads or 5 buttons- here I struggled as I only had flower brads and they just didn't look right so hope the artistic lisence allows for craftworks candy legless brads as they look like chocolate sprinkles and hubby is very partial to chocolate.
My cupcake case close up so you can see the texture.