If you guys remember, last summer it was so hot all summer long I never got any crafting done. It was completely miserable from the end of May until the end of August and I think during that time the town I live in had 5 days where it didn't reach over 100 degrees. Well that wonderful hellacious weather has hit again *okie sigh a deep exasperating sigh*. I am bound and determined not to let the hot weather stop me again, especially since I just spent all that time reorganizing my craft room!
Me being the genius I am, figured out that my laptop can actually act as a barrier for the smaller pieces and keep them from flying off the table and then I can just slide it over to unblock the air when I am ready to work on larger pieces. I did have to move my Cricut so it didn't block the air but that I can deal with for sure!
Naughty Princess set so actually making them again *okie closes her eyes and shakes her head knowing she has lost her ever lovin mind*. I did get my Cinderella's completed last night, not the cards, just the images. I wanted to show you guys how I do the eyes on the Princess cuts since they are so hard to work with due to the small size. I cut the white and with the whole piece left on the mat I add the color with a Stampin Up marker and then lift off the paper. This way I don't have to worry about trying to hold the small piece and coloring it. It also gives me a little more control with the ink.
Here is Cinderella put together and you can see how the eyes turned out. It sure saves a lot of time, pain and heartache by doing it this way and avoiding going blind from trying to glue that teeny tiny iris on the whites of the eyes. She is cut at 4" and I don't think I would ever try cutting her any smaller.
I also add shading to her using a Stampin Up marker. Trying to do the shading with the chalk ink would cause me to have a nervous breakdown I am afraid and the marker still gives a nice shaded effect.
Okay I am off to work in the heat today and probably come home and pass out on the couch for a bit before I start on Sleeping Beauty...that dirty whore!