Welcome to the last WOYWW of 2012! :) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas?
Ours has been busy - with two little ones, one of whose birthday is Christmas Eve, it was bound to be! :lol: They had a quite silly amount of presents between the two of them and we had a fun day opening them all up, playing with them, eating Christmas dinner, etc etc.
Consequently, I've not been doing much in the way of crafting lately! Not only because of the pre-Christmas chaos but also because the craft room is in disarray once again... because DH decided to buy this behemoth:
It's a rather fabulous colour laser printer, which is going to be useful, but he decided it had to go in my office/craft room, rather than his study, and the only place it could reasonably go was on top of the filing cabinet. Which I *was* using for storing things like my drawers of embellies and my files of scrap paper. So I've had to move all those and they are currently cluttering up the spare desk, waiting for me to find the time to have a reorganise and find them a new home.
So the desk is back to being chaotic:
I did manage to clear a teensy bit of space in the work area, enough to make this card for the Sweet Pea Stamps blog:
I used a beautiful Meredith Dillman digi stamp called Steampunk Fairy. I love Meredith's detailed images and I love steampunk stuff too so this was perfect for me! :) I started colouring her in shades of gold and green, using my Promarkers, but then I added some red too and found that my image had turned out quite festive in colour scheme, appropriately enough! :) I also dug out my Flexmarkers to add a bit of a pale pink colourwash to the background.
I kept with the steampunk theme and used a steampuk stencil for the card background and spritzed over it with golden Smooch Spray and then rubbed Inka Gold over it.
I attached the image with foam tape and added some leafy flourishes and a filigree butterfly, cut from textured gold card, and finished things off with some wooden doilies coloured with Inka Gold and some Stickles in red and green.
A rather festive-looking, not-exactly-Christmas card! :)
That's it from me. Hope you're having a nice - and relaxing, if at all possible! - boxing day and not suffering too much from the after-effects of yesterday's festivities.