Tuesday, October 8, 2019

WOYWW: What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 540

I've made some changes. My desk is rather clear, and it's because I am re-evaluating the kind and number of challenges in which I participate. It isn't easy to pick and choose, because the challenges change weekly, bi-weekly or even monthly. I can't do them all, even though I think I could. I need to take a breather. So, the way for me to do that is to start over. Here's my desk:


This is Tangerine, Tangy for short. I still have a few thing to put away.





This is on the floor to my left while sitting. The box on the left are my collection of adhesives, and the box on the right holds some supplies I was using. Those supplies need to be put in their rightful spot.




This is on the floor to my right. On the left are paper tablets, a scoring tool and my Misti. On the right are packages of papers I need to put away. In the middle are my scraps. The more creative I am, the more and more I fill it, but I also use some scraps -- as long as they're near the top. I really need to go through that!

As I mentioned, there are things that need to be put away. That will take some time. For example, I have to organize all of the dies in order to have them all fit in their space. I think I have way too many, and I'm not sure how I can keep track of what I have. I won't be buying more anytime soon. I also have to box away some stamps, which are quite organized. I hope I don't run out of room in those boxes!

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Autumn Squirrel

When the squirrels begin to hide their acorns and the oak tree leaves turn brown, that is when Autumn is here in no uncertain terms. Luckily, we haven't noticed that in our neck of the woods, but it's happening further north, I'm sure. I heard someone in the Twin Cities, MN mention the "S" word. Yep! That's the forecast for the end of this week. Here in southeastern North Carolina, I think we have some time.




Along the left edge of the A2 card blank, I stamped (Hero Arts) the oak leaf in Distress Inks Gathered Twigs. I also stamped (again, Hero Arts) "Autumn" at the bottom. I placed the squirrel, whose parts were die cut (Karen Burniston), right above the sentiment.

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Pumpkin Patch

This is also an attempt at coloring a digital stamp. I don't like the way it came out, but I'll try it with colored pencils next time. I think I lack the skills and tools to make it stunning, so I'll settle for just okay this time.





I printed out the digital stamp and colored it in using my markers.

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Grateful

This is my first experience working with digital stamps. I don't think I color well enough, or have the correct tools, to make them look nice. Next time, instead of using markers, I'll try colored pencils. So, let's consider this an experiment.





I printed out the images making each smaller than the other. Then, I colored them using markers. Next, I stamped the sentiment (Altenew). 

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You Make My World Sparkle

The challenge said to use an object from nature. I did! I used a Maple seed that I had used gold embossing powder on years ago.





This is an A-2 white card blank. I first stamped the Maple leaf (Hero Arts) using Distress Ink Dried Marigold. Then, I lined up the first part of the sentiment (Ellen Hutson) to curl around the seed. Next, I glued the seed down. Finally, I stamped the word "Sparkle" in Versafine Onyx Black.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Today is a Good Day to Sparkle

It's always a good day to sparkle! This set, from Ellen Hutson, consists of stamps and a die. I bent the stamp to make it wavy, and I die cut "Sparkle" out of mirrored silver card stock. I added a few sequins, so the card would really sparkle.





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For my Granddaughter's Wedding

Well, the time has finally come. One of my granddaughters is getting married, so a card is in order. I like the way the white looks on the black card.


 I stamped the images (Stampin' Up). Simple. Sweet. Special.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Critter or Creature?

I've had this stamp for quite awhile, and it still amuses me!


This card fits in a regular small letter envelope. First, I stamped this cute little animal (All Night Media). Then, I water colored the green part using Distress Inks Twisted Citron. Next, I used markers to color in the rest. Finally, I placed a piece of washi tape to ground the skating critter/creature.

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Think Pink

I made this card using a prompt to follow page 12 of the current Stampin' Up! catalogue. I really appreciated the pink one in the bottom right-hand corner (see below).


Here's how I made the card:

I started by cutting the card to fit in a small letter-sized envelope, making sure to leave about 3/8" of the inside exposed at the bottom. Then, using white pigment ink, I stamped a design (The Stamp Mill) all over for the background. Next, I stamped the sentiment (Stampin' Up!) in Versafine Black Onyx ink on white paper and cut it to the appropriate dimension. After that, I tucked some crocheted lace behind and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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A Sunflower for Mom

My mother, who has dementia, loves sunflowers. I'll be sending this card to her!





I stamped the image (Rubber Stampede) with Versafine Onyx Black on Bristol paper because it would accept a little dampness. I water colored the Sunflower using the appropriate Distress Inks colors: Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain, Mowed Lawn and Faded Denim.

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