I have a craft room!! It’s mainly white (the walls are a very pale aqua) and it has been well and truly purged. The hallway is full of boxes and I’m only allowing things in that I really love or I know I will use. There’s so much stuff going out that I think we’re going to have to open the doors and have a warehouse sale at some point.
I have a slightly bigger table than I used to have and I’m slowly getting a working arrangement set up that suits me. It’s got a south facing window which is actually proving a slight problem as the low winter sun (when we see it) slants through the window into my eyes and there are not many places to put the table to avoid it. I’ll have to drop the blind when it’s very sunny, but I have some good task lighting, so even in the evenings I have plenty of light to work by.
I’ll do a full studio tour when I’m finished – still a fair bit of unpacking and sorting out to do, but I did manage to make a card at the weekend.
Not my normal colour palette at all, but I love it. This has been created with PanPastels, mainly using tints to create a soft dreamy colour scheme. I rubbed various tints around the background then used a circle mask to add some ink (Saffron and Venetian Orange Archival). The stenciling (Tile Texture) was done with ink and I didn’t realise until Lesley pointed it out that it gives an illusion of oriental vertical script. I stamped the blossoms with Versafine and lightly dabbed on PanPastel in shades of lilac and pink.
I stamped the lanterns from Lily Pad with Versafine Smokey Grey and the crane (Oriental Crane) was stamped in black. I added a hint of colour to the lanterns and crane with Coloursoft pencils, then added a tiny bit of VersaMagic ink around the edge of the card. It’s mounted onto a lilac embossed card (ancient stash recently re-discovered) and onto gold pearl card.
I’m really pleased with the way it has turned out and I can’t tell you how enjoyable it was to craft in a clean, tidy, WARM, space …. bliss!