Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Craft Room Temporarily Closed!

Yes you read the title correctly! My craft room is temporarily closed for a much needed cleaning. When you can't see the floor any more and you have about a 10" square of working space left on your craft table that isn't cluttered....it's time to clean. I need to clean, reorganize and get rid of unused and will never be used stuff. So I'm closed till Friday. No creating just cleaning......sigh.

Thought I would post two cards that I found tonight while cleaning that I made last year. The first one is from the last Asian swap I hosted on the old PCMB site before it was shut down. The image is by Hampton Art and was a gift given to me by my friend Judy. I sponged Colorbox ink on the background. The poppy is colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and then cut out and pop dotted. I used my favorite color combination, black, green and cream.

The second card was for a swap I participated in where the challenge was to make a card using ink and paper only. No layering or embellishing was allowed. That is not an easy challenge when your use to layering and adding all kinds of embellies. The leaves and doodles are by Hero Arts. The sentiment is by Inkadinkado. All ink used is by Colorbox. Card base is parchment cardstock by Wausau.

I think it is interesting to look at these two cards and the ones posted below and see how my crafting style has been changing in the past year! I'll see you all in a couple of days.....with a clean and organized craft room....ready to take on challenge blogs!


Rosette said...

OOh so you're on a break!! :) I try to do a general cleanout once weekly.. cause then it gets out of my hands!! :))

Hope that we'll see more of your creations soon!! :0 Lovely cards Susan.. and yes our style changes very much, especially when you start blogging and taking part in challenges! Will make the tutorial as soon as I get some free time dear :) xx

GiftsByHeidi said...

Both of those cards are gorgeous! I love the one with the leaves. Even though it is "flat" the different inks and textures are interesting. Good luck with your cleaning mission!

Becky said...

I hope you get every thing done soon, :). I have an award for you, a fabulous blog award, because I love coming by here and seeing your gorgeous cards. Come by and pick it up. :)

maddy hill said...

beautiful card susan !

my craft room was so messy it took me two days to clean it !!!!! i was tripping up everywhere ! good luck with the cleaning ! if we dont see you in the next week - il send the emergency services out - i have visions of you stuck under a mountain of stash lol
love maddy x