See what I mean about the curtains (the darker bits) - how spooky is that?:
I'm trying to clear some stash away from the few cards I've managed to make recently, so my desk is pretty unexciting right now :(
It isn't your eyes, this photo IS a bit blurred! I had my boxes of charms out whilst 'poodling' around yesterday making a card - plus some plain white card candi arrived in the post (brilliant to colour in with Pro Markers to match whatever colours have been used on images) so I've just added it to the RUB storage tray which seems to have a ton of candi in, even though I've given loads of it away since I first discovered it. Maybe it's breeding on the quiet?
Behind the boxes and trays are a few stamps which will be stamped and then go on their hols with me next week in case I find a little bit of time to play with Aqua Markers. A couple of the stamps are Ching Chou Kuik's designs, made by Sweet Pea Stamps - so delicate that they are calling for watercolours. If you want to see some fabulous results using these stamps, do hop over to Sue's - she does some amazing colouring using watercolours and Twinkling H2O's. Hiding her light under a bushel you have to poke about a bit in her blog to discover that she recently joined the Sweet Peas DT, well deserved. I think I'll just take Aqua markers with me and then add highlights with Twinkling H2O's when I get back - need to leave a bit of space for something to wear!
Advice from any water colourers please - I use Fabriano Classico 5 300gsm 50% Cotton watercolour card - having found that the other card I tried buckles or 'bobbles' when the watercolours soak in. It's great stuff but it's an off-white colour. I know that watercolours are generally painted onto off-white backgrounds but sometimes it would be good to have a pure, crisp white background, especially when layering onto a pure white card. Help! I use The Glitter Pot's own brand High White, Ultra Smooth card (290 gsm) card for Pro Markers and that's just great for those pens. It's pure white card suitable for Aqua Markers that's got me stumped!
To the right is a lovely GorJuss mug and pen given to me by Moira - how thoughtful is that!? I can't bring myself to use it for coffee so it's here for me to admire. The big pink Piglet mug does have coffee in it - a permanent fixture when I'm in here!
Then, ahem, to the right hand side of my desk a 'kinda tidy' selection of baskets as usual. One with scraps of unusable paper in for recycling, one with used stash to put away (the pink acrylic paint is a hint at the PiF I made but it's en route to Dolores - 'Cardarian' - in Slovenia so I can't say more). The green basket to the back is stuffed with unused stamps mostly, so some of those will be dug out and stamped ready for hols.
That's my little patch for this week - to see much more interesting desks do hop over to Julia's for a good nosy around! I didn't manage to do much hopping around last week - hope to do better this week though. Have a great WOYWW everyone!