I had a Aha! moment this morning. I started an Etsy Shop, Scrapping With Sherry, not with the expectation of getting rich, I just wanted to fund my crafting a bit. I am sure some of you can relate to how much it costs to craft, especially when you are a self professed craft supply collector! Well, I have been going into this with the goal of making items that I can make a profit on. Something that can be made repeatedly with craft supplies on hand. Sounds like a descent business plan right? So, whats the problem? My creativity and inspiration have been smothered.
This morning I decided, no more! I am going to make what I am inspired to make... I am going to go back to having fun... I am going to be me! I will list the things that I make and if they sell and I decide to or even have the stuff to make another one great. If I don't, that's OK too. Creating is such a big part of who I am that if I can't do that freely I am not complete. Maybe it isn't even in the cards for me to have My Etsy Shop, and you know what, that's OK too.
Ready to take a look at what I was inspired to create today?
I have decided to call them "Birds in Waiting Tag Set" I decided to make each one a different monochromatic color scheme. Besides the fibers and two of the images, everything else that I used to make this tag set are craft supplies by Tim Holtz. I am currently having a great time playing with his products. Here are a few close ups.
All three of the tags have decorated tiles attached. I just love the way you can altar these to look like anything that you want. Very fun!
This bird was hand stamped and then embossed with the distress embossing powder. Love this stuff. It adds a whole new look and feel to embossing! And what's even better is you can't overheat it... Something I tend to do with regular embossing powder.
Tip: When you use the distress embossing powder make sure that after you apply the heat to let the powder cool off completely before you wipe off the releasing crystals. It bonds to the paper as it cools and if you don't wait the embossing powder will come off.
I hand stamped and applied the distress embossing ink to this bird image as well. All the tags have a metal embellishment attached. I love how all the trinket pins and the muse tokens have fun and inspirational words on them. The color of the green tile didn't photograph well and doesn't look like the true green color that it is.
I also sprayed each one of the tags lightly with a coordinating color of perfect pearls and a mixture of water with my mini misters. Unfortunately the photos didn't pick up the light shimmer.
Well, what do you think? I'm happy with the set and I had fun. I would be lying if I said I didn't care whether anyone likes my stuff or not, but if not, that's OK too...
Well I am off to list this set in my Etsy Shop. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to everyone for all the support. Everyone has been awesome!
Until Next time... Take Care~