Hello WOYWWers, Followers and All,
Having missed two weeks of participating in the WOYWW deskathon I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms ... I just have to join in this week. So I'm taking a break from house packing to catch up with what Julia, at the Stamping Ground, organiser of this weekly treat, and the many fellow crafters who link their desks every Wednesday, are doing today.
here. Anyhow, I did find time to try out my newest stamp - Hero Arts Overexposed Leaves - and a technique involving clear embossing powder and distress inks. I watched this video demonstration on YouTube and thought I'd like to try it out for myself. So what you see on the craft mat is all the supplies needed, inks, stamp block being used as a palette, brush, jar of water, VersaMark and, of course, the stamp. There's card and patterned paper - used as a guide for the autumnal shades of ink - that may or may not appear on the finished project. At the back is a box lid filled with scraps of card - I really ought to put them away in the snippet box. Beside that is a box of glitter and another of the clear embossing powder. There's several tiny punches that seemed to have taken up permanent residence and a new pack of batteries for the camera. On the right is my dish of adhesives and some scissors.
What you can't see is the clutter surrounding this little clear patch ... it's getting worse as the packing proceeds because I've found myself putting stuff there that I can't bear to pack ... you know the sort of thing, the 'how can I craft without it?' sort of thing. How did I ever make anything with just one black ink pad, two stamps and a pad of rather cheap and nasty coloured cartridge paper?!?!
It's way past midnight here so I'm off to bed now but I hope to be up bright and early to add my link and start visiting as many of you as I can. I look forward to snooping, peering and peeking to see what is on your desk today.
In the meantime, take care and I wish you a happy WOYWW.