It's a pleasure to make time to be here again. The weeks have flown past and I've "hardly had time to scratch meself" as they say in the classics - or wherever they say that. ;-)
Last weekend was another Paperfic show which I thoroughly enjoyed once I got there! With the change of date, Paperfic was at the Melbourne Show Grounds at the same time as the Home Show. Epsom Road was a carpark and hundreds of cars in the queue made it 45 minutes to get to the gate. I did a work-around, crossed the river twice, came in the back way and got into the right gate. Oh my very word, what a pain it was.
Once inside, lovely atmosphere, lots to see and peeps to catch up with.
I watched Leslie at Little Bits doing a water colour stamping trick with a plastic sponge sheet.
|I have reorganised the desk to create more work space and make some things more accessible. Bliss on a stick!|
Here's the desk this week. From left to right, two stamped images using the water based dye ink (Marvy) picked up from the 5mm plastic foam sheet which is next on the craft sheet looking a bit pale. The reason for this is that I rolled the kitchen paper over it to lift off the ink and it left the impression of the paper towel. Gelli plate method immediately struck me so pressed a piece of card onto it and picked up the impression - next on the craft sheet. You can see the roll of towel at the back. It will make a pretty background. On the right is the stamp I used, a couple of Bic ballpoints which breed in dark corners, and the Marvy Matchables. You can also see a few autumn leaves and some red metal foil I picked up for $1 the other day.
Well that's it for now. Gotta prepare for coaching someone for her Award lecture. Great honour for her but hard work too, so hope we get well along the way. If you're wondering what this desk caper is about, drop over to the Stamping Ground and peruse the army of artists who share their desks each week.
All the best,