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When things don't go right...

Two fold reason for the title today. The first is crafty related, so I'll start there. First here is the piece.




 
I started off by using versa mark ink to line the bottom of a pendant, then filling it layer by layer with black utee. I then used mica powder to colour it, and added a bug and a key. After this I covered it in versamark ink again and used clear utee. All good so far but I then made the mistake of adding a bit too much glitter, so I needed to do something at the top. So I grabbed some grungeboard shapes, coated them in black utee (stamped the heart) and coloured with mica powder, before assembling and glueing to the top of the pendant. Finally I attached a shrink plastic sentiment with a jump ring. It's not exactly as I pictured it (mica powder wasn't as bright on the inside as I wanted it) but it's pretty cool all the same. I really like the heart and the wings.
 
Second part of the title is that unfortunately my book sales have not gone as planned so far.So, instead of wallowing (ok I wallowed a little) I decided to do something about it. So, until Friday, Lonely As A Cloud is free on kindle for all who want it. I only ask that you think about leaving a review, or at least when the promotion is over tell your friends how good it is so that they buy a copy!
 
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lonely-As-Cloud-Emma-Slaughter-ebook/dp/B014OAOI9U/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1C1RTXP203SZGPWXT2NX

I'm hoping to make another aperture card soon, plus I'm well on my way with the sewing room stitch, so busy busy!
Ems

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