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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Embellishments, embellishments and more embellishments

Hi Everyone,
I have always loved to make embellishments but this summer this seems to have taken on a life of it's own! I am having so much fun making them that I have to keep stopping and reminding myself that I need to start making things to actually put them on, lol! Here is a picture from one such day. I went to Michael's in the morning and purchased one huge bag of babbles/skittles, whatever you would like to call them and 6 acohol inks. I spent the rest of the day mixing colours and dying to my heart's content! The next morning I bounced out of bed and headed back to Michael's to buy another pack of 3 acohol inks and a new Craft Mates organizer to put all my babbles in. I then spent more hours dying and mixing and dying and mixing. I have every colour of the rainbow now :) and enough supplies to make hundreds more! It was kind of expensive to get all the stuff because the inks are expensive but remember to use your coupons if you decided to buy them and a little goes a long way so I don't think I will ever have to worry about running out. I was looking at buying some online because I liked the ones that were very bright colours but the fact that I live in Canada and shipping is high is what prevents me from buying some things. Even thought it did cost a lot to get started I think about the hours (and hours) of fun I had making them and now using them and I think it was worth it!
Happy embellishing!
Tara
***This is just a sample of some that I made :)

7 comments:

jessica said...

Tara!
These came out awesome!! I love making my own skittles and did the same thing..spent hours making them!
Beautiful job :)

Georgiana said...

Come stop by and see the card I made. I used one of your flowers and have plans to make more! Thanks again!

Georgiana

Kimberly said...

Well well well....these are awesome...just a hint....wink wink these would be perfect for our swap...just sayin...super awesome colors, i just prebought some of the colored ones, had no idea you could color your own...tfs
www.justwordz.ca

mom2maddie06 (Misty) said...

I love these colors!! What are they called at Michael's so I can pick some up?! lol How do you use these on cards, etc.?

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These skittles are so fun! I enjoy making them too!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Anniebee said...

Wow! These look fantastic! I had never used these little gems before Kim sent me a few and now I love them. These colors are really yummy!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

You made these? That's awesome! :)