I have been away from my desk for about 4 days so finally got a few minutes yesterday to finish a card for a monthly 1 on 1 swap through the Technique Junkies. So, when I completed it I took this picture of my desk. This weekly international blog tour has been brought about by head desker, Julia, at the Stamping Ground.
I have slightly reorganized my desk by now having my Copic markers just above my Cricut and at a horizontal position instead of vertical. I can actually see the numbers so much better! The little gal on the Cricut is a name tag I made about 3 years ago for a group of us that met once a month or so and stamped. In front of the Cricut is my package of Wink of Stella brushes and some stamps along with my metal ruler. On the right half of my picture is my blue craft mat under my Scor-Pal with mat, the card shown below, ink pad, scissors, a star punch (for an "out house" card posted just before this), roll of foam mounting tape, my sanding block, and just a hint of the red handle of my ATG tape dispenser.
This is the card on my desk. The technique is called Background Stained Glass. It is colored with the Copics. The text is stamped on a die cut made with a Spellbinders Labels 28 nestie. The stamped image is from an old wood-mounted stamp by Peddlar's Pack Stampworks dated 2000. The text is from a Hero Arts set called Celebrate Everything.
It's really hard to see the Clear Wink of Stella on the red berries. I think my Stardust Clear Gel pen works better than the Clear Wink but the Silver & Gold Wink brushes are very brilliant! Now to get this card in the mail to my swap partner tomorrow and I'll have all my swap cards out. But please pop on over to the Stamping Ground and enjoy up to 100 desks involved in this hop. It's great fun, lots of inspiration, and so great organizational ideas!