I am impressed with myself this week. I actually did some crafting. I actually remembered to take the camera (with newly charged battery) up to my craft room, and I remembered to take some photos. I have also remembered to post a few this time. By the way, I am putting this post together on Tuesday evening to make sure I remember.
This first picture shows some of my mess. The Sainsbury's carrier bag is the recycling rubbish, while the non-recycle stuff is in the poo bags (nappy sacks), which are hanging on the light by the window. I did have quite a bit of clear space this morning, but ideas took over, and the space shrank.
Moving to the right, you can see my computer screen (the keyboard is on the floor, as usual, propped up against the cupboard, and the poor mouse is also buried). The pretty patterns on the screen are on Windows Media Player and shows that I am playing music, which is stored on the computer. Today's choice was one of Hayley Westenra's albums, followed by a bit of Spanish pop (downloaded to accompany the photo slideshows from our Spanish trip).
This lot is on the floor against the cupboard with the two printers on. I won't show you the printers because you would not see them for all the stuff stacked on top. You might have gathered by now that my room is full of piles of stuff at the moment. One of these days I will get around to find space for all the stuff again.
This is my main project for tomorrow - to finish this design. The stamps are from a set by Sheena Douglass. I had a go yesterday, but that ended up as a disaster, with no redeeming features about it. So I turned the card over and started again today, in a more methodical way. I had intended to colour the train in GWR colours for a friend's birthday, but my colouring of the black was blotchy and horrid. so I have decided to do the whole thing in sepia and to age the card with distress inks. I shall leave that till tomorrow morning (Wednesday) to ensure that the ink is absolutely dry.
This card is one that almost put itself together and I am quite happy with it. The couple whose wedding we went to in Spain spent part of their honeymoon in Bratislava, and he particularly loved the castle. So I managed to find a black and white image, which I turned sepia (using Roxio Photosuite). I imported it into My Craft Studio and reduced the opacity before printing it on to watercolour card.. That dried very fast, so I trimmed it a little, before aging the whole thing using cut and dry foam and one of the Tim Holtz distress inks (cannot remember the colour offhand).
I used two different shades of PDA Majestic and Stardream pearlescent card to mount it, first onto dark brown with a very tiny border, then onto the dark olive green card. I cropped the original image to use as part of the insert and changed the colour of the writing to match (using My Craft Studio).
If you managed to get all the way through to here this week, why don't you click on the link and pop over to Julia Dunnit's pad, http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/
where you will find loads more interesting desks and some beautiful work to drool over. Meanwhile, I will try to get round as many of your desks this week to see what you have been up to. Happy Crafting.