Hi all! Angel here and I hope you have your favorite drink handy because I have a picture-heavy post for ya! First up is my creative space. We moved to OK back in April and I’m blessed to have snagged this room near the front of our house. I work from home so a small portion of the room is dedicated to my work space and the rest of it is dedicated to my FUN work space 😉 I have a nice view and some great natural light that shines in most of the day.
Here’s my desk. It’s just a folding table that I’ve used for years, but I’m looking out for a replacement, just waiting to find the perfect one. Yep, my desk is normally this messy. Just keepin’ it real, folks!
Here’s my view when I sit at my desk. I have the tv to my left and the window view to my right. I just try to ignore the ugly real work computer and desk right in front of me, lol!
Here’s my photo set up. A BIG shout out to Debbie Olsen for sharing her process because it made me rethink mine. I bought that cute little birdcage a while back from Hobby Lobby, but it was just sitting on a shelf. The lighting is perfect for pictures several hours during the day in this spot, so regardless of when I finish my cards, I wait to take a pic for that right moment. It’s worth the wait because I’m so happy with how my pics have turned out lately!
Ok, now on to my creating process! First off, I almost always, like 99.9% of the time, am creating a card with at least one type of challenge in mind. Doesn’t matter if it’s a sketch challenge (which are my faves), a color challenge, inspiration challenge, whatever… you can pretty much bet that I’m making a card for a challenge somewhere! Once I found the challenges I want to create for, I take pictures of the screen – see my phone on the upper right? That’s a pic of one of the challenges I’m using for the card I’m about to make. Having the pics handy keeps me from needing to go back and remember which blog I found it on, etc… then I get to work! For this card, I’m using the NEWLY RELEASED Little Darling January set, which I colored with Copics. I knew I was going to fussy-cut her, so I stamped her with Memento black ink onto a scrap of Neenah solar white card stock.
Before I adhere anything, I lay it all out to make sure there’s nothing else I need to add, like ribbon, twine, whatever. How cool does that silver metallic paper look with the embossing?! The sentiment is from the Celebrate the Season set. I thought the pretty font went perfectly with this sweet little girl. Another thing I’d like to point out is when using the YNS gumdrops, in this case the sparkly white ones, I always use my paper piercer to get them off the packaging and place them lightly where I think I want them. I don’t push them onto the card stock until I’m happy with the placement.
Phew!!!! Well, you can’t say I didn’t warn you about the long post, ha!
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