I'm really late today but here's what's on my desk today - it was like this last night and it's still like this now. You could say I'm out of sorts at the moment and much as I'd like to be getting creative I'm just not able to. On the plus side the days are getting longer and the light it getting better so when I am indeed feeling better I'll have great light to play in.
As you can see I'm in the middle of a project. I'm stamping all my stamps on to plain copy paper (actually the unprinted side of wasted paper) so that I can keep a sort of catalogue of them. I realised that, with my growing collection, if I didn't do something I'd forget some stamps and they would never see the light of day. So what you see on my desk is everything I need to do the job; ink pad, scissors, rock a block, nail varnish remover, baby wipes, stick & spray, etc.
To add to my general feeling of malaise I've lost my favourite scissors. I've search high and low and just cannot find them - o woe is me :(
For those of you who visited my desk last week (and I apologise if I didn't get to yours) you will recall that I had some unfinished projects biting at my conscience. Two pieces got used early to make a card and here's is another - leaving only one piece to use - not bad really considering I've not been doing much.
I was trying to learn how to use the brayer to create a scene here. Not, by any means, perfect but I did learn what not to do. Although the card used is described as matt-coated it's actually quite smooth, shiny and slippy - the devil to work with for the first time. I found the stamps slipping on the surface and had to develop a way of stamping that was really steady.
Cardstock: matt-coated A5 postcard from Claritystamp; dark brown (C29) card from Papermill Direct
Stamps: a selection of stamps from Lavinia Stamps, including the leaves, bare tree, bird on fence, tiny fences, spider web, flock of birds, toadstools, grasses; the fir trees are from Claritystamp
Inks: Adirondack, eggplant, sunshine yellow, cranberry, citrus; Tim Holtz, weathered wood, brushed corduroy; Versafine, Olympia green, vintage sepia, imperial purple, crimson red.
Want to see more desks, then pop along to Julia's place, The Stamping Ground, click on the WOYWW box on the left, where you will find links to desks from all over the world.
Right folks I'm off to pop another pill or two and will be back when I'm feeling more myself.