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WOYWW #252 & That Journal Spread

Today I’ve got a quick snap of my desk to share for WOYWW #252 over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.  For the uninitiated, visit > this page < for an explanation of WOYWW and how to join in.  It’s pretty simple really – it’s Wednesday, post a pic of your workspace link it up, grab a coffee and have a good nose around some others. 😉

My desk isn’t that interesting today, but it is a fairly typical view: markers (today they are Copics), and something I’m colouring, and my Gorjuss mug filled with Green Tea.  I’ve had to be sneaky though and turn over my colouring and cover up part of the journal you can see at the edge of the picture – I can’t show you what I’m working on until next week, although I am absolutely dying to. Really excited.

WOYWW 252 | Marker Geek

Anyway, those of you that have checked in before and seen previous WOYWW posts may be interested to see that I have finally finished “that journal spread”, which first made an appearance in February.

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You can see the two previous spreads in this journal HERE.

Supplies used:
Moleskine Sketchbook, Gel Medium (matt), Tissue Paper, Distress Inks, Ranger Blending Tool, Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper, Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Butterfly Frenzy die, Memory Box Butterfly Delights die, Impression Obsession Leaves die set, Ranger Alcohol Inks, Ranger Glossy Cardstock, Luminarte Silks paints, Faber-Castell PITT artist markers.

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Mother’s Day

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK, so I would like to wish all of the mothers out there a wonderful day!

I’ve got a quick card to share, which was sent to my Mum.

Mother's Day Card | Marker Geek

I do love this combination of colours. This card was actually created around the same time as the one in > this post < .

Supplies:

Dies: Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland (657824), Impression Obsession Twig Wreath
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs
Misc: Ranger Blending Tool and foam, Distressing Tool, white cardstock, Core’dinations Distress colour core cardstock, Glossy Accents (used as adhesive), Tim Holtz Chit Chat word sticker, water mister bottle.

A Splash of Colour

This month I am finding myself inspired by Anna- Karin Evaldsson’s colour scheme for her creations in the latest issue of Craft Stamper Magazine (Mar 2014). I love bold, vibrant colour and Anna-Karin’s cards and tags were a perfect splash of colour in a very grey month!

As you can see, I was inspired by the card featured on the magazine cover when I created my card. Mine is simpler and a little less muted in tone. I used a Sizzix Susan’s Garden Dogwood die set which I received as a gift at Christmas, along with a MFT Die-Namics die, which I cut and layered in cardstock several times to give the look of chipboard. The top layer is Coredinations cardstock, sanded to give a distressed look. The sentiment is from a PTI set I have had for a while.

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The background was created using the Ranger blending tool with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean. The edges were distressed with a distressing tool and inked with Gathered Twigs. I created a mat from Coredinations Tim Holtz Distress cardstock, which I sanded and distressed.

That’s it!  This one is on the way to someone special who needs a little extra cheer on their birthday this year. I’m hoping it will bring a smile.