Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Try Something New

Can't stay away for long! I guess that's the thing when you post every day, it feels kinda weird when you don't, I feel like I'm neglecting it. 
I'm trying to get geared up for Christmas, like most of us are, but I'm getting distracted I must admit. 
Yesterday I had a go at paper cutting for the first time. I've been looking at these gorgeous designs on Pinterest 
and I have a couple of books on it, but never given it a go. I don't know why. It's a pretty cheap thing to do. No equipment needed that I didn't already have, a cutting mat and scalpel.
I downloaded a template from
and printed it off onto some light card. 
It takes ages first off, so definitely a craft for someone with patience. And it's nerve racking too. One slip and you could ruin it. I got to this stage

by which time I'd already been at it for a good couple of hours, and I was a nervous wreck- well, that's a slight exaggeration, but I did shut myself in the workshop so as not to be disturbed by anyone!
But I did manage it and I'm pretty pleased with the results. Yes, it's maybe not that tidy around the edges if you look close enough and the tip of my finger is still numb from pressing down on the scalpel so that's something I would have make changes to before trying it again. 

I'm sold though, I think the end result is well worth the time and effort. I just need to frame it before it gets ripped. 
I may cry if that happens..