Good morning, Crafters! It's still fully dark over here in Germany (not that it gets much lighter during the "day", lol!), and I'm on my first cup of tea. I just got my order in from England yesterday, so I'm happier than a pig in mud!!!! Turkish Apple.....soooo yummy!! If you are confused by "WOYWW", do check out Ms. Julia's blog at Stamping Ground and get up to speed. For the rest of you, welcome and I hope you have a good look around!
My desk this morning:
I didn't "cheat" or arrange anything....this is truly the mess I left my desk in when I had to stop for the day yesterday. I was in the middle of a card that wasn't coming together easily for me, so I was still putzing around with it, trying a little of this and a little of that, and generally not liking any of it! When my husband came home with pizza for dinner, I threw my hands up and called it a day! You will notice different stamp sets and dies on my desk, and a lovely stack of Magnolia papers on the left hand corner. A mish-mash of tools and adhesives, some ink pads, and two blocks with stamps on them that I may, or may not, use. A mess, but a card-in-progress kind of mess!!!
However, it was a banner week of crafting!!! I haven't done this much in a week in a long time - thanks very much to the awful insomnia I deal with. I got all three of my winter cards you saw me working on last week finished!! If you would like to see them, I blogged about it on Sunday HERE. Then I saw THIS VIDEO on Facebook and was inspired to make these:
A garden on my desk!!!
Most are colored with Spectrum Noir pencils and Gamsol, and the ones on the right were water colored with Distress Ink and a paint brush as shown in the video above. It was SOOOO EASY to paint them! Just have a quick look at the video and know you can have great results too!
The cards I've made with my flowers so far:
I have enough flowers and butterflies left to make 2-3 more cards and then it will be on to something else. I'm not sure what, but it WILL involve more coloring because I most certainly have not had my fill yet!!!! Perhaps more pencils? Perhaps some Perfect Pearls? We shall see.......Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is the bestest ever!!!