Every week I think I’ll blog more this week, but it just isn’t happening and I think I’ve figured out one reason why – lighting. I had brilliant lighting in my last craft room – Lynn put her kitchen design skills to good use designing it for me just before she left MFI and there was loads of really bright task lighting. I think it may be time for me to invest in some new lighting, so if any of you have any good recommendations, please leave me a comment. I have a couple of cheap Ikea uplighters which help, but I think I need something a bit brighter and a good work light that I can have over the table. It’s not just about lighting the work space though, I need the whole room to be light and bright to combat the SAD that I’m sure we all feel at this time of year.
Maybe that’s why most of my cards at the moment feature bright white backgrounds or why I find myself drawn more and more to pale colours and off whites? Today’s card features a fair bit of white too. The stamps used in this card are from The Rose Tree. I have stamped the die cut bird with a floral spray using Versamark and clear embossing powder to create a resist. I’ve coloured over the top using a mixture of dye inks to make the stamped pattern emerge.
I then stamped a solid flower repeatedly onto vellum and embossed with white embossing powder. The die cut ‘thanks’ was coloured with Distress inks, then given a coat of clear embossing powder. A printed ribbon hides the adhesive used to attach the vellum.
I’m working on something at the moment which is anything but white – we have a bright sunny day today, so maybe I’ll get it finished in daylight.
Don’t forget to check out the Design Team blog, the girls are still showing off their creations with the latest stamps.