08 January 2021

Form the Studio Table 2021 Volume 1.1

What a week.  Not sure how it got to Friday but here we are. I’ve been trying to get all my ducks in a row for the new year. As a result, have spent way more time on the computer and nowhere near enough time at the studio table creating.  

I did find a bit of time to finally try some tone on tone coloring using distress ink blending with COPIC marker to make the colors really pop. It was a lot of fun and totally saved one card from going in the bin instead of the basket for finishing. 

I started with these floral cards.  First stamping with the floral, then ink blending, adding the COPIC coloring, and then the sentiment.  Each one was then die cut and added to a card base.

The baby cards came next. Tone on tone is so cute with these.  The onesie is my favorite. I’ll be making more of these for sure.

Let’s look at what else came off the table this week.   This beauty was a custom order.  I forgot to snap a pic of the other one before they went off the table and out the door.  This was made using Tim Holtz's cracked leather paper and a technique he shared in one of the Facebook demos a couple of months ago.  

That it's for makes this first week of January, but other things that happened on the table.  I finally have a full watercolor palette.  These are all Windsor & Newton Cottman Watercolors, consider to be their student grade watercolors.  I snagged the last of the colors as part of a buy one get one half off at Michaels last weekend.  

I also spent quite a bit of time getting caught up on finishing the zillions of cards that were on my desk.  Okay, it was only 78, but that's a lot of cards to put gut and branding in, photography and package.  

In other studio news, while not something that came off the table, there was a new addition.  While I was buying watercolors at Michaels I also snagged a fantastic sewing table for my sewing machine.  This is the year I have vowed to sew on paper to build some new card styles.

I love how compact it folds up.  The metal trays also hold all of my sewing goods which made this an even better buy in my opinion.

How was your week?  Were you creative? Did you make anything amazing?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.

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