Halfway through January now and the nights are getting a little lighter every day even if is is cold enough to freeze off the unmentionable parts off the proverbial brass monkeys but a few days of headaches (think it's my sinuses) have kept me away from my desk. Still I managed to get in yesterday and this is it.
We missed going to see StepD and family at the New Year but are going at the end of the month so I'm making a door-hanging for Kitty (15 months), hence the profusion of pink. The blanks are from Joanne Sheen's shop and I used Grungeboard letters and a few wooden bits to decorate. First painted with tester pots of emulsion from Wilkinson's but the finish wasn't right so that got painted over with Lumieres. That was too shiny so bought a can of acrylic primer from Halfords and zapped it with that before painting with a combination of Ranger Dabbers and Fresco Finish acrylics. Must say the Fresco Finish was much easier to use. I need more colours.
It isn't finished yet - want to shade the edges somehow and add some beads and ribbon but I like the fresh look of the green and pink.
Here is is before painting.
My desk also shows my journal and I managed to have play with a page for that at the weekend. Not sure about the colours (or my handwriting) but at least I'm started and it can only get better, can't it?
The bird's nest is looking a bit unsafe perched so high in the tree - bad parents, and the colours are not very spring-like but that's what you get when you ink the page and then decide what you are doing on it. It has shown me one thing - I need more spray inks, paints and stencils, oh, and a winning lottery ticket.
If you want to have a browse around more desks then hop over the Julia's at the Stamping Ground.