Saturday, March 20, 2010

How I spent my Birthday Cash .... and doodling too.

Apparently we are in for rain and looking at the sky I think those men at the Met may have got it right ....its as dark as dusk out there.

Well you asked to see what I spent my birthday money on, so here we go ......
TSS Metal etcI am slowly building up my Metal embossing bits and learning how to use them ...here is a new mould ... some eraser tools and 2 sheets of TSS metal ....very different to ArtEmboss which is what I am playing with at the moment ... this is very soft and only the surface is coloured..... it is a lot cheaper though.
I now understand the reason for filling the embossed area but I'm not sure what with. It seems, from looking on the net, that you use something akin to polyfiler or a skimming plaster ...any advice gratefully accepted.

Bits that are Ranger and Tim Holtz ....sigh
Four of the new inks and one older that I didn't have ... refils for the TinyAttacher ...we all love it sooo much .... a mask ...new blender tool etc

Lastly ... some odds and ends.The paints are something I've never seen before and am dying to see if they do that they say they do ...if they do, some more will have to go on my wish list along with the other 4 stamps I wanted but ran out of money. The BG stamp was a sale bargain ... had to have one bargain.
And that's it all ...it was fun spending ... Thank you DD and Vicki and the Cats ...money never goes as far as you want it to, when buying stash....it could have been soooooo easy to spend three times as much lol

Thank you all for your comments on my last doodling ... I was really taken aback by how you all said 'Don't bin it' so I took another look and had another play, adding some green and gold and this is the result ...hope you still like it. ( DD is better at taking photos of LO's and cropping them but I just thought I'd have a go ...that's why the outer edges have been cut off slightly LOL)

If Jake's Mummy is reading this .......
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Emma


Have a great weekend every one....hope you stay dry

Take Care xx

10 comments:

Ann said...

Perfect layout. One to treasure as it's all your own work and it looks great! I'm glad you didn't bin it ;)
Lovely stash too. Lucky you.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

I love, love, love your doodling - go you :D Not something I'm good at unless I'm in a meeting LOL
Lovely new stash, enjoy playing :D

Linda Starr said...

Happy Birthday and what a great shopping trip. I could become addicted to some of those same embossing tools, I have been using pasta for clay, perhaps not hard enough for clay, but maybe.

Jocelyn said...

Love what you got with your Birthday money....the TIM Holtz goodies are amazing!!!!

I love that little attacher...I need more staples for it!!!

The doodle LO is STUNNING.. You rocked it my friend!!

Wishing you a great weekend!!

my5bratz said...

looks LOVELY...

what a wonderful stash, can't wait to see what you create with it :0)

voodoo vixen said...

My goodnes, you did do well with all purchases.... can I come over play?
Love the way your lO ended up, the gold bits just take it to another level!

Linda Elbourne said...

That LO is perfect .... so glad you took heed and kept that doodling ... it really is beautiful! The paints do exactly what they say on the tin ... you are gonna love them ... great choice of mould and I fill the back of my metal with multi purpose quick drying pollyfilla .... I am wondering if you are interested in becoming my personal shopper? What a great job you have done spending your birthday dosh ... all your choices are right up my street .... enjoy X

craftytrog said...

Ooh! What treasures! I gotta get that cogs mould, it looks fab! Re the filling, if it's only a small piece of metal art, you can use glossy accents to fill it. Fab doodling, glad you didn't bin it! x

Jo Power said...

What great doodling I love it and all your new stash looks very exciting. Hope you had a good birthday and now enjoying your birthday money, can't wait to see what you make. xx

LadyBug said...

Fantastic Birthday stash! and the Doodling looks even better with the framed photo and the addition of the green and gold!!!