Wednesday, 6 April 2011

What's On Your Workdesk?

What a great idea! It seems there are hundreds of us crafters out there who all share one thing in common - a bursting craft space! Head on over to Stamping Ground and take a look at all those fantastically creative spaces that have been linked for WOYWW. I love how we all seem to keep adding to our work spaces until there really isn't any room left to craft, that last inch has been taken up with the latest project or product to use, then - and only then - do we take the time to have a bit of a tidy up before starting all over again. I must confess that my space never seems to stay tidy for more than about 30mins before it all starts creeping back out again!                                     

I really am at that point where I need to have a mass clear up! If nothing else, just so I can see what I actually have on there, and make room for a couple of larger projects I have to finish!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Pure Grunge.......

Wow - two posts in one day! While blog hopping this evening I came across a site called  Studio L3 with a great challenge - Grungy Monday - all things Tim Holtz. Fantastic - right up my alley. I have been looking for inspiration, and time to be able to be more creative on my own terms, and I just couldn't resist this. This weeks challenge is to use Distress Inks and take Tim Holtz's video demo of them as inspiration.

I created the following piece by covering a page in pages from an old book, then used his flourish masks and Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks over the top to create patterned voids, and stamped on top with some of his word stamps. I then die cut the film strip and cogs dies in patterend paper and grunge paper, inked them up with the same coloured Distress Inks and then added metal embellishments to finish.

Vintage Text

I was pleased to find that Make A Moo was back up and running with new challenges! A Moo is a little card sized 2.8 x 7cm, or approximately 1.1" x 2.8". Beside this fixed size it is what you make of it! I love these challenges and the small scale that the work is made to - it is a challenge to get everything you want to on such a small space, and another bonus is you don't need to have masses of time to create something fantastic. This week's theme is Vintage Text. I hope you like my Moo's below - have a go yourselves and get creative........