Mid project my desk looks, if not messy at best, busy. I'd just finished the yellow card you can just see on the right and decided to start another. Finally, I'm making one with the sweet little poppet who is 'busy doing nothing'. Still not decided exactly what paper(s) to use but I've got out a pad of pink papers and there's a piece of pink embossed card which may end up on the finished card - or maybe not if I change my mind : )
Surrounding this is all the detritus I gather round me when I'm too busy to clear up after me: a DVD case, my storage for the stamp set; several ink pads, including the gorgeous Spun Sugar DI from TH; a wee tray containing TH alcohol inks way to the left; and way to the right you can see a cute wee Tilda awaiting inspiration; lace die-cut trims; rock a block; glue, etc. Oh, and yes, the most vital item - my tea mug, sadly empty but not for long!
Last week I had a bottle of acetone out and I've been asked what it was being used for so here's the explanation. Claritystamps are clear but as they are hand cut this 'clarity' makes it difficult to see the outline of the stamp. Hence, they are given a cover of blue ink, this is referred to as indexing, to enable perfect cutting round the stamp. The stamps arrive still with the indexing on them but it has to be removed or it will come off on your ink pads, and you don't want that, it makes a real mess, especially if using VersaMark. The acetone is the simplest way to remove it. So there you are - acetone is now an essential item in my crafting arsenal :)
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Now I'm off to fill that tea mug and will be back later to hop around your workspaces and see what you are all up to today.