After much thought and quite an emotional struggle, I have decided to take a break from the fabulous but also demanding world of DT life and spend more time with my family. Not any DT though.The amazingly, wonderful, awesome team here at Simon Says Stamp. I have had THE most incredible time and I couldn't have wished for a more rewarding and fantastic creative journey. I am truly honoured and thankful for such an opportunity. I just want to say a HUGE, heartfelt thank you to Heidi, Steph, May (and Linda Elbourne!) and all my wonderful team-mates who have become good friends. I will miss them dearly.
As many of you know, I became a mum to Ruby last year and she will be one this week already! Everyone warned me that my crafty time would be scarce. I was ready for that, but I wasn't quite prepared to completely lose my heart to my little gal! Also, as much as I still adore designing, I have found it increasingly difficult to combine family life and quality time to create on a level with which I am happy. Yes, I am a self-confessed perfectionist. My uber-fab hubby works long hours so I can be a SAHM and we need more time at the weekends to all be together. As I said to my team-mates, my ink-pads will wait, but Ruby's baby days won't. I still plan to create, just in a lower gear, so hopefully it is just farewell, not goodbye.
With that, let me make the most of today and share a bit of Krafty crafting...
I started by stamping the images onto scraps of Mica sheets in Archival Ink. I heat set them and also let them dry overnight to avoid smudging.
I didn't worry if the image was incomplete. I like the fragmented look! Then I set to work on creating the tag bases. Good old stitching and stamping!
To create more dimension and to allow the images to stand out, I used torn cardboard to create layers adding gesso for more contrast. They needed a bit more interest and depth so the string was a good trick to achieve that and give support to the Mica.
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As I said, farewell, not goodbye. Until the next time. Stay healthy, happy and inspired!
With much love,