It's desk-hop day yay! -where we share a fascinating glimpse into our creative workspaces. Jump over to Julia Dunnit's blog for enlightenment of this inspiring activity...http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ or, click on my WOYWW badge on the right->
Here's my desk...I've been getting messy experimenting with Inkadink's spray inks...
I tried a technique Inkadinks suggested; I took a piece of glossy card (I used glossy printer photo card, 180gsm) stamped an owl image in clear embossing ink and sprinkled with plenty of clear embossing powder. I shook off the excess powder (-gets everywhere by the way! Hence, the handy purple tidy tray in the top right corner) and heated the image from underneath the card using a 'heat it up' tool. (There's a real purple theme on my desk I've just noticed!) Then, I had a rare moment of being sensible and followed their advice to spray the inks in a cardboard box to avoid staining the surrounding area! Needless to say I ignored the advice to don an apron..! I taped down the card in the box and sprayed some Beany Green, Cranberry Sorbet and Grape Juice inks. I was delighted when I rubbed over the inks with some kitchen towel and out popped the owl! -I don't get out much, really..!
I played with the inks on thicker photo card, 240gsm and discovered a different background effect (The purple rectangle mat):
I'll add a tutorial on how I made my first ATC in my next post :) as my energy's waning now...
Thank you very much indeed for visiting me today and special thanks for any messages left :) Time to start my journey of inspiration and to get round as many desks as I can between now and next week!
Wishing everyone a Happy WOYWW, enjoy!
Sending smiles and waves from Eastbourne! :)