It’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!
It’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!