Here is what I have been working on this week:
and as a special treat, here are other views of my craft room (told you I was organised this week - well when it comes to crafting anyway)
|sort of organised|
|This is the wall behind me - its a very small craft room|
No this is not my music collection but CD cases containing some of my stamps, I prefer the unmounted stamps as you a) get more for your money, b) get stamps with a similar theme, c) they are easier to store than wooden stamps.
Here is a close up of what I have been working on:
I've been inspired by Sheena Douglass on Create and Craft and her new oriental stamps, as mine haven't arrived yet I went through my stash and found these. The main flower is stamped and embossed on acetate, painted on the back using red acrylic paint then covered (on the back) with gold leaf. The red background started life as a plain old piece of white cardstock (Centura pearl of course), coloured in distress ink (fired brick I think with a bit of aged mahogany) then stamped with water to remove the colour. The white "scroll" is vellum stamped in the same stamp as the background, and I made the "coin" by triple embossing a bit of card in gold and then stamped into it while still hot, I rubbed on a bit of black stazon to make it look a bit old.
You may be just be able to see the small butterfly next to the card, this is a left over from another project I did a few weeks ago as part of a submission to become a design team member for a stamp (and more) manufacturer. Haven't heard anything yet but I'll keep you posted.
Thanks for looking, off for a snoop around the other desks now