So the reality is that my craft desk is now my work desk so suspect there will be less crafting going on for the next few weeks but to keep my creative side satisfied I decided to do an index card every work day just using supplies that are to hand.
Here are the first 5 I made…
All made with papers I had cleared off the desk to make room for the laptop and a few random bits off the shelves.
Fun and a small creative outlet just to keep my mind sane.
I decided to do another page in my journal to finish off the spread from the one I shared a few days ago… after all in the current circumstances it’s a good thing to share art and pretty things!
I decided to use similar colour scheme, but different mediums and used bits that were on my desk from other projects or gifts from various swaps.
The starting point was using stampin up ink pads to add colour to the background in a really loose way, just pressing them and the edges of the pads onto the background. I also used a few stamps to add some shape and variation in depth of colour (Happy Celebrations and Gummiapan).
I then decided to create a large panel using the leftover Art by Marlene paper and a doily. I added texture to this using a Badass artchick stamp and frantage embossing powder.
I found a stamped piece with similar colours to add along with a sticker and then the main sentiment panel which I had been gifted at some point and was certainly something I need to read at the moment. I added stamping on the edge of this and ink to add some framing. Then I added the fussy cut feather that was from a piece of wallpaper I had been gifted in a swap ages ago… I was saving it for the right moment… and it turned out it was this page!
Next I added lots of doodling round panels and the finishing touches of the embossed hearts. The wooden hearts I inked with distress oxide and then embossed with a pearl effect powder which gave them a beautiful finish.
Love how this page looks and how it complimented the other page.
Today I have the cards I made to send the Russian art dolls to the swap recipients… they include papers from the stash swap challenge I shared over the past few days… and of course are Russian art doll themed!
I used the same template as I used for the dolls… but this time I cut them from patterned paper in the stash.
The faces were from the Art by Marlene die cuts and I added doodling and shading and a little pics of doily for the frill on the headscarf.
I also added the sticky embellishments as buttons.
I adhered both dolls to a piece of card I stamped some texture into the background and doodled the border. I also added the hello sentiment.
I decided to use red card blanks to give the white panel something to contrast against.
Cute and super simple little creations with the use of the Art by Marlene faces.
Another Art journaling page in my Dylusions journal just for me, with no pressure, love it!
I started with sticking things on the page that had been randomly on my desk either as left over bits from other projects or things I’d not got around to using yet.
This included the stamped flower on the left hand side, a piece of sewing pattern instruction, a stamped tag and the gelli printed circle.
I think the page also had some wipe off from another project on it as the gelatos had some different reactions in a few areas.
So I added gelato to the page with the exception of the flower panel that had already been coloured. I think it was distress inks used on that.
Next I added the iridescent texture paste through a stencil to the right hand side of the page and left it to dry.
I then added stamping using some different stamps… Gorgeous grunge, that’s the ticket etc. I also added some splashes of green acrylic ink and copper acrylic ink.
Next I worked on the flower that I stamped from a Creative Stamping magazine and coloured using promarkers to create a soft, no line effect. I fussy cut it out but decided it needed something between it and the background.
I had a hunt in my stash and found these stickers that I think were meant for scrapbooking.
After adding them and the flowers it was time to add doodling and the sentiment stickers. I also found the orange gems in my stash and stuck them down too.
I decided the flower on the left needed pushing back so added some gesso using my fingers and blending it on that panel and a few other spots.
I also took the Twisted citron distress oxide and did a little bit of stamping to add a little lime green onto the page too.
Once again it was fun to create with no pressure of time or finished product. The photos in the daylight show it off so much better… shame most of my crafting is done in the evening so I don’t enjoy the cokours quite as much when creating… maybe I need to invest in a proper daylight lamp?!?