Welcome to my workdesk. It’s terribly late, but I wanted to have something to show. The past few weeks, I’ve always succeeded in tidying up my workspace when I’m done crafting, so I thought it would be rather boring to show you a clean and empty desk again. I hope you don’t mind the blatant publicity for butter, though. By the way, the hostess of this fun weekly workdesk blog hop asked me whether those drawers are made of wood. I’m afraid, they aren’t, …they are mere cardstock, but very useful indeed. The stamps on my desk are secondhand clear stamps I recently bought from one of the participants of WOYWW. I’d never heard of that brand of stamps before. Meanwhile I placed an order with the company, for they have beautiful stamps with fairies and castles, which make me dream of springtime…
Today, I experimented with something new again. For the first time in my life, I created an altered playing card for this challenge.
It was really a trial-and-error experience. I first coloured the card using alcohol inks. Afterwards, I wanted to try the “stamping in soot” technique. Well, that obviously only works on glossy paper… The soot did contribute to a creepy background, however, so I decided to continue and make the best of it. The blotted area in the bottom left corner is supposed to be a pumpkin which I heat embossed in gold, black and copper embossing powder, but I must admit I’m not too thrilled with it. I do like the (bloody) finishing touch with the melted wax crayons, though. In short, it was a first and it was fun to do. All things are difficult before they are easy!
EDIT: My new Lavinia stamps arrived too!