I am exasperated, flummoxed and in a bit of a quandary. Apart from spending half an hour writing my post and titivating it I only went and posted it to one of the sites where I am a design team member and then accidentally erased it......so here I go again . !
The reason for being in a bit of a quandary is that try `as I might every time I attempt to do something inky and messy on the crafty front it turns out all CAS ! Why ? I don't know ! I am messy, my desk is very messy and my house, well pig and sty describe it very nicely . I'm a relatively new crafter and still finding my feet and my style but `I do oh so want to crossover as it where to the inkier side of the tracks .
One of my favourite challenge sites Just for Fun who incidentally have a great theme this week " Precious Metal " four lovely ladies who embrace all things, altered, inky and downright gorgeous have been putting up with my CAS creations for the past few months. I am trying so hard not to be so pretty ( they do not do pretty ) I do feel however that I am heading in the right direction , albeit slowly very slowly.
Take for example these two offerings ! I actually broke out the alcoholic inks ( private joke ) used aluminum, embossed it sanded it distressed it , dabbed and dibbed , used the " pouncing technique " ( don't ask me !) and did all manner of things to it but as you will see they still look a bit CAS to me !
So what should I do ? Fight the fight or give up the ghost ? I even thought about cheating and entering a piece of jewellery from my shop but where would have been the fun in that. !
Do pop over to Just for Fun to see what the amazing design team have come up with always inspirational .Once again there are some fabulous entries from their ever growing talented fans, definetly not to be missed.
Look forward to hearing your comments ( I think )