July20It’s another Chocolate Baroque design again today.  You’ve probably gathered that I tend to create pieces in batches.  I often get asked how I find time to create all these projects.  Well part of my working week is scheduling a few hours of creativity.  At first it felt very luxurious and I felt very guilty – especially when you have an online shop to manage that always has lots of hours work needed on it!

However, I am so glad I do.  Even when I have a week where I’m not in the mood to craft as I am committed to my blog, it means that once I sit creating – I love it!

july20aIt’s also so nice to show everyone what you can do with the amazing products available to us crafters now – and I was very proud displaying all my artwork in the shop this weekend when I updated the gallery wall.

Anyway… enough rambling… what I was leading on to was when I craft I create 4-5 projects at a time.  I tend to gather together a few supplies so you will often find a theme in each week’s projects where I use a particular type of stamps or inks or techniques.

I’ve worked today’s piece onto glossy cardstock.  I started by stamping in Versamark with the cog stamp from Steampunk Butterfly (like on yesterday’s project).  However, this time I wiped over with Memento Inks in purples, pinks and blues.  The Versamark ink acts as a resist and gives a really interesting pattern in the background.  I then stamped with the circle corner with a memento ink to add some extra detail.

Next came stamping with archival black for the flowers and the butterfly (all from the same set).

Final touches were all with pens.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  We’ve taken Molly back to the hospital in Newmarket today as they had a fun doggy open day.  We had the chance for the consultant and the physiotherapist to see what progress she has made since she came home over a month ago.  It was nice to visit again… this time as a much less stressful experience!

Sorry.. a bit of a waffly chatty one tonight!

happy crafting




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