I am so embarrassed that I have not been blogging regularly. I miss it and hope I am finally able to be here every day again.
I've been writing several tutorials on my image transfer technique and projects which can be created using it. I'm very excited that the first one is about to debut, but Lordy it has taken an age to finish! I admire authors more than ever now. I have discovered I have even less patience than my Momma has always accused me of not having. LOL Writing is a lot harder than I thought it would be. And frankly, while writing, my creative muse seems to have flown the coop. The clay pieces I attemped over the last month have largely been relegated to the Butt Ugly Jar.
I finally got a piece finished of which I was not too ashamed to enter in PCAGOE's February challenge, which is so exciting. The challenge, that is, not my entry.
The theme of February's challenge is "Gemstones and Flowers Associated With Your Birth Month".
I'm a June baby. Born on the very first day of the month, which is also appropriately enough, the opening day of Hurricane season in the U.S. My traditional birthstone is the Alexandrite, which I have never cared for, and my modern birthstone is the Pearl. The flower associated with June birthdays is the Rose.
This is what I came up with. The pendant is an image transfer of a Vintage Valentine with Pink and Lavender Roses and the rose pink beads are also polymer clay, which I stamped with a floral stamp and treated with eggshell acrylic paint to bring out the stamp design. I added Alexandrite Czech glass cathedral beads, brass spacer beads, and mother-of-pearl oval gems, a little twist on my traditional birthstone.
We have some really diverse entries this month. I'm in awe of the imaginations and creativity displayed by the other entries. I hope you'll visit www.pcagoe.com between Feb. 1 and Feb. 7 and vote for your top three favorite entries. Five lucky voters will also win a beautiful polymer clay prize made by one of our talented members.
Back to those tutorials.