Friday, August 16, 2019

More Views of My Craft Studio and a Creative Project

Creative Storage and Varied Vases

One thing I do not have enough of in our home is storage. This is something I have pondered and have a couple of opinions on the matter. One opinion is human beings have been living in homes for ages and the need for closets in each room, in the USA anyway, should be a norm. What happened to the coat closet, a small pantry in the kitchen, or a towel closet... I do not have any of the later.  I am of the opinion that the above should be included, at the very least, in all homes.

Needless to say, while I love any and all organizational projects, I have had to get creative with my storage.

One solution I have come up with is steel shelving. I have quite a few in my home. Due to the open storage concept, I do keep them neat and they have become a part of my decor. 

On another note, my mom and I have been thinking about opening up an online market and one of the items that I am considering adding to our shop are handmade and interesting covers and curtains for the shelving that are not only cute and decorative, but also easily hide what might not want to be displayed.

Here are a couple of images of the shelving in my craft studio:

Please forgive the hazy photos. I will hopefully learn how to take a better photo in the future. My craft studio is in my basement and I do not have any special lighting that I probably need to take an improved photo or some skills using something like Photo Shop.

Next, I would like to share a project using Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vases Builder Punch (146644) (147040) that I created for a previous class.

The first two cards were a little challenging. I call these two my Shabby Chic Projects. My gal pals had a little difficulty embossing with the White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132) on the Silver Foil Sheet (132178). Ultimately, I rather liked the almost faux vintage mercury glass look that was created with the abrasive powder and when heat embossed. 

The floral bouquet was created using the Beautiful Bouquet Bunch Dies (143659). The vases were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Stampin Silver Emboss Powder (109131) using a background stamp and floral image from the Varied Vases Stamp Set (146644) and a retired background stamp.

 I love the look of Stampin' White Emboss (109132) on Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953). The Rich Razzlebery Cardstock (133675) and Gold Glimmer Paper (146958) created a eye catching pairing. I used the Layering Squares Dies (141708) to add the scalloped frame.

My last card is my favorite! I did a bit of watercoloring to create the striped background, celebrate sentiment, and succulent images. While I cut out a large square in the background watercolored piece, it can be used in a future project. I also love succulents and took some inspiration from the few I have in my Craft Studio and a few I found online. 

It is time to water these!

Some of the colors used are Mint Macaron (147106), Rich Razzleberry (147091), Highland Heather (147103), Calypso Coral (147101), and Old Olive (147090). 

Thank you for stopping by and if are looking for a supporting Stamping Up! demonstrator, join me on a creative journey. Check out my online Stampin' Up! Store if you need a few things.

💗 Vally

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