Those of you that are with me on Facebook will know that yesterday I set about the mammoth task of re-organising all the kit and paraphernalia for my job. When it’s not being used, everything, and there is a lot, is stored in my garage at home. Many of the boxes have been around for almost seven years and were beginning to show signs of wear and tear. So I set about re-boxing and re-organisaing the lot, ditching quite a bit on the way. I did the classic thing of losing the will to continue but had made such a mess I had no option but to see it through to the end. Take a look:
At this point, it all seemed fairly manageable. All I had to do was take everything out and put them into my bright new shiny boxes with proper lids. Then it all got a bit messy:
It won’t surprise you that it was at this stage I lost heart. But I did it and everything got cleared away:
Someone said it looked like I had cleared up a murder scene! However, that blood-like stain is actually rust left behind from a skip! Anyway, despite my aches and pains I feel so pleased to have tackled it and done it. I now need to do the same with my crafty stash. As I’m feeling much brighter, although VERY achy, after my labours, today’s project reflects that:
I’m sharing this over at Sunday Stampers where the theme is to use bright colours. The base is one of my old Stampin’Up invitation postcards that I’ve covered with card. I used up what was left of my Dylusions ink sprays to create the background and did a little ghosting with a circle stencil, also by Dylusions. Then I stamped script and leaves using three different shades of green to try and create depth and layers.
The bird was stamped, coloured with distress inks and then paper pieced.
I used vintage photo to stamp the little butterflies – these stamps are from the Darkroom Door String Inspiration set that you see me use so frequently.
To finish I used my rotary stamp for the words and my favourite Dylusions border stamp around the edge.
I’ve created two or three pieces using this postcards and have a stack more to use up. I’m thinking I need to put them altogether in an album or journal of some kind. Any ideas?
Thanks for buzzing by.