Good Morning All
A Happy WOYWW day to you all - and if you've never experienced this blog hop of blog hops before take a trip over to the keeper of the register, Julia at Stamping Ground, and join the fun, but be warned, it's addictive!
And here's what's on my desk this morning - a finished card and another not quite finished with it's makings strewn around it. If you popped in last week you will know that I had the materials lying out for several projects but missing the inspiration to do anything with it. However, a morning blog hopping, looking at all your wonderful creations and I was off. I've been messing with ink and glue and gesso taking my inspiration from the work of Brenda at Floral Fantasies - and amazingly winning a prize with this card. Decoupaging kittens, (sounds as though it could be a line from the Sound of Music!) and experimenting with watercolours and rock salt - not successful so back to the drawing-board with this one. And finally getting to the two cards you can see above - the inspiration for these came from a couple of challenges - not entered, just inspirational! Oh, almost forgot, I've been making butterflies. You can see two rejects on the wee plastic box at the back (contains rock salt). The one that passed quality control is on the green card.
So apart from my usual containers and the chick box full of ink pads you can see ribbon and trims, a pot of card candy, roll of DS tape, glue tape runner, 2 pair of scissors, ant the heat gun which is partly concealing the 'shoved aside' stuff! There is also a glue syringe - you can just see the tube just behind the Otilite - newly discovered and brilliant for glueing layers of decoupage. The eagle-eyed among you might have spotted two pretty round boxes in the background. The blue one contains tiny bits of card that occasionally come in handy and the pink one has talcum powder in it. I use that for brushing over card to try to cut down static before covering in embossing powder.
Many thanks to all who popped in this past week and left lovely comments. I know you are all very busy people so I appreciate the time taken. As Julia's list has increased to humongous proportions I struggle to visit you all - and fail dismally week after week. I simply run out of week, every week : ( So, apologies to those of you I didn't get to last week - maybe I'll make it this week!
It's a dull, damp day here in Ayrshire this morning so I'll leave you with this photo taken in the orangery at Culzean on Sunday - this so reminds me of the hot, hot, hot days the EM and I spent on the Amalfi coast, now a long time ago : )