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Welcome to my little world of WOYWW, brought to you by Julia over at Stamping Ground, where we visit, chat, spy....errrr.....look at each other's crafting corner of the world!
Play with us, won't you?
So...I cleaned! lol...go figure!before: before:
I realize that I am a spoiled, rotten bugger! I might come across as sounding ungrateful too. I apologize. But I simply cannot craft on my kitchen table. I like having my "table scape", I prefer to have all my crafting supplies "hidden" in a room all to itself. There was a time when I had to share my bedroom with it ( which made sleeping more difficult as I was apt to get out of bed to work on an idea that had just popped into my head! ) But now I have a room, I want to use that room, not my dinning area. I was afraid that my new Cricut was not going to fit on my current Cricut desk ( aka my childhood study desk, that is by rough estimate 43 years old, obviously my parents bought it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay before I was born, right? wink wink! ) I also was using my old version of storage which no longer works out so I had to do some serious revamping. By looking at every one's spaces each week I was getting some
fabulous storage ideas. So it kinda motivated me to rethink my space somewhat. I came up with an over the door shoe hanger to put all my painting supplies and tools into, which freed up my cart so that I can begin loading up my Cricut cartridges. I packed up my original Cricut Create ( which will go to a friend of mine ) and put my new Cricut on the desk. And I think this system might work out very well, although I got use to having all the Cricut cartridges open and scattered about, it was still organized chaos.....now I have to learn to deal with organized....::shivers:::.....lol
And then while I was cleaning, I figured I'd give my desk a swipe too. Now to some this may not look that clean but if I have more than 12" of real estate available on my desk to work on then it's CLEAN!! lol I also have an open path to my desk, you cannot tell in this picture but I don't have to walk around any paper nor hop over any boxes! How long will this craziness last you ask? time will tell...
While I was organizing I went through the drawer on my desk and made an awesome discovery, well at least I think it's awesome, lol It's this very large set of skeleton keys! I have no idea where they came from or any information about them, but I love them, lol
Now for my Wednesday update on Elizabeth's AB class, which you can find our current lesson #5 on Design Principles ( part 1 ), over at Altered Book Lover! If you want a refresher course on harmony, unity, balance, proportion, and emphasis, then please check out what Elizabeth wrote, she provides us with a wealth of knowledge!
Although I painted her last week ( yes, I can paint and have really enjoyed doing so again! ) I am hoping this shows the proportion part of our homework, as I placed a large element on the right side of my page and 2 smaller elements on the left side. By creating major and minor areas in the design, it keeps the page from looking boring.
As I mentioned before; I did work on this page last week, while waiting for the next lesson. I got inspired by CraftygasheadZo cards that Zoe made using the salt technique with H20's. Thank you Zoe for answering my questions, it was a fun technique!
So I first gesso'd the page, sketched and painted my mermaid, and then used my H20's for the background, making sure they were juicy puddles to pour the (table) salt onto. It actually worked well, even considering I didn't use the rock salt. I also love her tail which has a look of hammered metal, I used some paint pens and H20's for this effect.
Just a close up of the chain holding the sea horse's cage. Between the chain and the cage being pop dotted: gives it a nice dimensional look.
The Mermaid once she casts her spell, holds one in her cage forever.
Well thank you for stopping by, I hope each one of you has a glorious day. I am off to my balcony to enjoy the weather and visit some WOYWW craft rooms....maybe yours?