Confetti and glue!

This weekend, we had a good friend’s 10th wedding anniversary and occasions like these always call for love poems and champagne! 

Managed to easily find a set of 6 crystal flutes on a very good sale at Laura Ashley.   

 Love poems…. Hmmm that was another matter. 

A vision of a scattered confetti shape had been floating in my mind for a few days so on Saturday morning, 3 hours before the party, armed with a box of colorful tissue paper confetti, a tube of craft glue and an eager 4yr old in my tow… We started our little craft adventure!

LOVE makes life more COLORFUL 

I was imagining a heart shape bordered with lots of confetti that would gradually reduce towards the edges of a mini-canvas.

But the thought of “trying” the idea on canvas felt slightly overwhelming?! Why? I don’t know…. So the next best thing was to make a handmade card instead. Smaller real estate and so hoping that would mean lower risk of messing it up? (Yeah I know…. It’s silly! These expectations on myself to create a masterpiece in the first try!) 

Anyway….settling the baby down at our feet and our craft supplies scattered on the benchtop, our take 1 started like this… 

😐 

Firstly the watercolor handwritten words were too messy and the heart shape just didn’t seem to work…. More confetti around it didn’t help either.

Take 2

I tried writing just the word ‘Love’ with watercolor and the rest with my fine Sharpie….attempting to freehand the words into a heart shape….

..nope.

Take 3

Drew the heart shape with the Sharpie and tried scattering confetti from one corner? Nope! 

Take 4 – Finally

No heart shape! Just the word ‘love’ with black watercolor, the words ‘makes life more’ with Sharpie and ‘colorful’ with Tombow Dual Brish Pens… And scattered confetti from top left corner across the card.

Image below shows the out-take cards! (Take 1-top left, Take 2-top right, Take 3-bottom left, Take 4- bottom right)

 

Satisfied with the 4th card….. Plus we were running out of time to get ready for the party!! 😁

Couldn’t have done it without my 4yr old. Here’s my Little Miss Gorgeous in action!

  
Thanks for visiting my blog. Do you have crafty adventures with your little ones too? 

Here’s the final shot of the card. 

  

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