Tales from the Studio and woyww #195
Come on in sweeties – my studio door is open!
Welcome – it is a bit dark in here because it is a grey day, but I will turn on the lights.
See? Much better.
Now I will I open the closet where my old scrapbook-albums are stored.
Well, hello there!
Does anyone remember the challenge blog Lotus Paperie? This blog retired in 2010.
I was a design team member during 2009 and the October challenge in that year was
“add colour to your handwritten journaling.”
It is an apropriate layout to show on a grey day – shiny and bright!
I remember my mom gave me a bunch of photos showing her and my dad on vacation in France. I used those photos to make a rather ‘graphical’ and ‘clean’ layout. It was a lot of work to make this though, as the lines are hand-stitched with embroidery floss. When a layout is ‘simple’ like this, you have to make sure every line, every stitch is in its right place. See the vertical lines ending at the bottom of the layout? The lines on the left stick out two stitches, the third line has three stitches and the line most right has four stitches sticking out. This accentuates the position of the ‘block’. It’s little details like that, that “make or break” a clean layout like this one.
When I went upstairs with the photo camera this morning, to take a picture of my work desk, I found it like I left it on Monday. I haven’t been there all day yesterday (as they say ‘life got in the way’ – or, in my case – a dentist appointment and some other ‘stuff’ that needed to be done first) Anyway, there’s all kinds of half-finished pages laying on my desk.
I will finish my ‘Chronicle spread’ today for sure (Oh, and there was a question about that last week: yes, I do publish the finished pages on my blog in detail. Mostly in a Friday-post.)
Now if you are like me and love a peek into other artist’s studio’s to see what’s on their work desk, go hop on over to Julia’s blog Stamping Ground to find the long list of participants showing what is on their desk today. I find it inspiring just to look at what others are working on.
I wish you all an inspiring week!