Friday, 3 January 2020

Try Something New (I Did Try, Honest)

Morning all.  Now before I start I need you not to be put off by my project.  Today's subject at The Alphabet Challenge is T for 'Try Something New'.  Now, in my crafting career I have tried pretty much everything so this was going to be hard.  One thing I did want to try, and I bought the bits ages ago and never got around to it, was Decopatch. I have numerous blank shapes and some large letters to cover.  I also have lots of decopatch paper.  Well, I tried.

To be fair, part of the problem is that I can't take photos of my work.  Believe me, I did try scanning it!  It looks a lot better in real life but I'm pretty glad it will only be coming out at Christmas.  My original plan was to use some little snowflake charms on some silver ribbon but I couldn't find them so I went for the snowflake confetti and added gems.  I think that's what I'm not keen on.  I'll find those charms in August, you watch.  

I'm pretty pleased with the actual decopatch work - even though it's a bit messy for me.  I got mod podge all over my hands - ugh!

Here's another that I covered.  

I did scan this one.  I need to decorate it but I'm a bit put off at the moment. I will come back to it when I'm in a better mood.

Oh well, the idea was to try something new and I did.  Now let's see you have a go.  It's good to get out of your comfort zone.  Honestly, it is.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. Two great makes Dawn, haven't tried this myself although have looked at the products not sure I have the patience.

  2. I like how both came out and may have to try it. I have decopage around here somewhere I think.

  3. It looks pretty! Good for you for trying something new. I rarely do that. LOL Hugs!

  4. It looks lovely and well done for trying something new.

  5. Well done for trying something new Dawn, it is so easy to just make what we know works - two super projects.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. They are beautiful Dawn, I love the silver snowflakes on the first one!
    Tammy x

  7. Well done for giving something new a go Dawn! They both look lovely.
    Janice x

  8. Brilliant projects, i think with any new technique it gets less messy with practice - you should have seen my first attempts with brusho's - the kitchen floor was covered in red;-) Emmax

  9. Oh, how fun! Dawn, you are my role model - just jump in there and give it a go! I overthink EVERYTHING! It doesn't stop me from buying the supplies though! LOL Great projects!!