Thursday, August 22, 2019

Craft Studio View and a Simple Card Set

A Tidy Space to Create and Simple Card Making

Another poor quality photograph...Anyway this is the front of my craft studio. The bulk of my current, and some retired Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets are located on the shelves. There is space for the furry members of the family too! 

While my desk is fairly clean at the moment, it can look like a hot mess when the creative urges, inspiration, project planning, and assembly commences.

The supplies on the desk are the items I want at my fingertips when I am crafting. 

The table is one my sister found at a second hand shop and gave to me for free. I added some paint and walla! 

However, I rarely sit and craft these days at my desk. While there was a time when all my crafting took place there, I usually work at the bar and table I have located behind this photo. I will share that soon.

This is the main cutting area. It once served as video game central for my three boys. The shelving and the entertainment unit were purchased at World Market and serve as a valuable storage space for an almost endless number of supplies and crafting tools!

This self and the other matching piece served as our family's library before my crafting bug set in. Now it is a is a library of Stamp Sets 😁 

Some of our books are still located here behind all of the crafting paraphernalia.

The set of cards above were inspired by a local boutique I visited for the first time this past Spring. The colors were soft and the clothes were loose and light. 

The space was hip with an industrial vibe and fun. The owner of the small business does display and sell some local artisan wares. I planned on taking the set down to the store to see if I could obtain a small spot, but I never mustered up the nerve to do it.

That is a story for another day...

Each of these simple backgrounds are selected from an assortment of embossing folders, stencils, and cover die plates from Altenew, Hero Arts, and Stampin' Up! 

The Stampin' Up! Embossed backgrounds used are Subtle 3D (151775), Springtime Impressions Dies (146326), and Pinewood Planks 3D (152320). I embossed patterns on Whisper White Cardstock (100730) and mounted them to a Thick Whisper White Cardstock (140272) top folding base.

The striped focal backdrop is a Smoky Slate (147113) watercolor mix painted on Shimmery White Cardstock (101910). There was no need to create straight lines. Instead, the stripes lack any fussy OCD measures and remain loose. 

I painted on a large piece of cardstock and simply cut out a variety of stitched squares from the Stitched Shapes Dies (145372) and Stitched Rectangles (148551).

The heart stamp has a similar striped watercolor look and comes from a retired Stampin' Up! Set called Heart Happiness.

 I hope you enjoyed another look into my craft studio. It is a busy space, but I am a visually inspired person and find comfort when I am surrounded by items that speak to me. 

Join me again soon and thank you for stopping in for a minute.

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💗 Vally

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