As you read this my desk will be clear and this is my first attempt at a scheduled post. What you see is my workspace yesterday, before I had to clear it all away to set the table for dinner. That's one of the disadvantages to living in a small house as we can't eat in the conservatory at this time of year so I have to share my crafting space - well it is actually on our dining room table.
So what can you see apart from my trusty Distress Inks? I spy steampunk.
My new Darkroom door set of stamps arrived on Monday from LB Crafts. Unfortunately the company is closing down and there is a sale on. These stamps were 25% off so of course I had to have them, and any company that sells stamps in a tin is OK by me. Already putting them to good use as you can just see an ATC peeping out from under the tin. It is for a swap and is the first ATC I have made for almost a year - went right off them for a time.
Bottom of the photo is my button tin which I am altering. Saw a great tutorial on You-Tube by Rachel of Artful Evidence where she used texture paste to alter a bottle embedding Fimo faces in the paste before colouring - fantastic - so I am having a go. The button tin started out filled with Grasmere Gingerbread (long since transferred into my tum) and the lid is embossed metal so it needs evening out so this technique (if it works) is just what I've been looking for. Knowing my luck all the buttons I have embedded into the paste will fall out and I will have to try cunning plan number 2 (when I think it up that is).
Here's a closer look at the tin lid.
Haven't used any of my 'treasures', just lots of different sized plastic buttons - I quite like the pastel colours but am intent on altering them and jazzing the whole thing up.
It's my stamp club meeting on Saturday and I will be taking along the spindle Neet gave me to alter, and boy is it altered. Here's a sneek peek.....
Ha, ha, bit blurry isn't it - well I can't give the game away before Saturday but as you can see it is painted and that is all I'm saying.
All I have to remember to do now is link to my post from the fabulous Julia's worldwide desk hop over at The Stamping Ground - why not join us?
Update - Wednesday am
Obviously did something wrong as the scheduling bit didn't work - must try harder.