Wednesday, 27 April 2011
You'll espy some new stamps which have yet to see its first drop of ink! All I've managed to do is mount them. I must say that after the Easter w/e I'm finding my mojo engine rather slow to crank up and gather steam! My pink plastic wash baskets are poised and ready to house all the materials and/or accessories needed for Saturday's Owl Punch class, I have 3 more cards to design - there will be 6 cards, three 3-D projects plus an owl gift bag which need to be sorted and "filed" into each project basket for the class. The goodie bags have already been sorted and set aside. In the foreground is a piece of cardstock which I've scored at 1/2" intervals and inked to create a wood panel effect for one of the card designs - will show it in a later post as it's for Saturday's class.
Here is the beginning of a ribbon rose that I'm trying my hand at. Still working on the technique! The darn things are too slippy.
Now on to something unrelated to crafting. My son brought back some chopsticks in this beautifully presented box from Beijing.
My ethnic origin is Chinese, but having been born and bred in Oz (4th generation!), I can neither read nor write the language, although I can muster a smattering of oral Cantonese having lived in the Far East in the 70s!
There are also chopstick rests to go with it and exquisite paintings on the handles and rests which look hand painted. It's almost sacriligeous to use them as I don't think the paintings will stand up to being put through the dishwasher!
Happy WOYW?W - popping back to Julia's to cruise other desks.