Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Have you tried UHU Twist and Glue?

if not you really should get a bottle. Recently UHU generously supplied a kit of goodies including the Twist and Glue adhesive in exchange for my opinion. Twist and Glue is really a great product that is easy to use. The top pops off to reveal a small dispensing tip, this tip is perfect when you need just a drop. But what if you need to smear glue all over a surface for better coverage? Well Twist and Glue has it covered, with just a quick twist of the area surrounding the dispensing tip a flat surface appears, just squeeze out some glue and get to smearing.

The glue works really well too. I was a bit worried since my bottle arrived during a deep freeze, with daily temps hovering at a balmy -20 degrees, but it doesn't seem to have affected it's performance.

I have had the product now about two weeks and there is maybe a 1/4 of the bottle left, so it has become my 'go to' glue. Things have really stuck, I haven't found anything that has come undone since using it, but the one drawback I have found is, like most liquid glues, papers warp or curl when applying full coverage.

This is a project I completed with the goodies UHU generously supplied with my sample bottle:

There were these neat little glass pebbles, the kind you would put in the bottom of a vase and some magnets. I attached collage sheet images from Vintage Twisted Papers (Charming Young Winged Beauties) to the back of each pebble with UHU Twist and Glue and allowed to dry. Afterwards I attached the magnet to the back of the image. After the adhesive had time to dry I popped these cuties up on the fridge. They are perfect for all the artwork the comes home each afternoon!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Check out the Sweet Pea Blog

These cards are made from Sweet Pea Stamps, more examples of the beautiful images available can be found on the design team gallery.

They were made using ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Sheet plate #20. Each one was colored with pencils (Derwent and PrismaColor). The ink is CTMH Archival Black, the first three bases use mica cardstock while the third is Club Scrap. The Winterberry prints are Basic Grey while the remaining cards use assorted fancy papers including printed mulberry and embossed. Embellish with dew drops, rhinestones, stickles and Prima flowers, add sentiments and you are done! I hope you enjoy them!




Sunday, December 06, 2009

Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge

This is my Prickley Pear Stamps sketch challenge, check out their blog for details! The stamp is a Prickley Pear design, the bling is stickles, paper and ribbon unknown.