Yes its Ground Hog day again, in other words, Wednesday has zoomed up to meet us at a rate of knots and it is time to show off your desk for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia's place called Stamping Ground.
I have been inspired to make an art journal from the various blogs I follow. I think it is a great way to keep all my samples and experiments all in one place and I can make notes so that when I look back, I can remember what I did and in what order for when I want to teach or demo a technique. It is also a fun way to try out things and see how far I can push products and my creative boundaries.
I ordered the Christmas and Umbrella man sets of stamps with the Distress Stain "Picket Fence" from Simon Says Stamp and they have arrived last week. I found the Sentiments set in a shop and bought them, but also arriving on the week-end was my stamp swap from my friend Jennifer in JHB. I am so excited to be the proud owner of the Papillion stamp set from Stampers anon, another one I have been coveting. So I have gone from owning just 2 Tim stamp sets to 5 in the space of a few days! I then spent the week-end demonstrating his yummy products at a convention in the shop, so have not had much time to play with my new toys. Hence the first page in my Art Journal is done with Jennifer's Papillion set.
Also used on my first page as a mask was the new idea I got from the lady from Sizzix who showed me how to fold a piece of paper into a triangle 3 times and you get a circle die cut if you put the triangle on a die but don't let the paper go quite to the edge on either side and you get a circular paper chain. Much like Tim once did with his gingerbread man die last Christmas - only he made a straight one. You can see the rest of the ideas I tried out in the photo below.
Right, now I have waffled on long enough, I am off to peruse the other desks on offer over at Julia's...