Pleased to report that craft space is now MUCH tidier and I managed to find some surface area too! And one of the things about clearing up the junk is that you find lovely little treasures that you had forgotten about.
This afternoon I found half a packet of 6x4 glossy photo paper. I also found, deeply buried, my brayer. So with paper in one hand and brayer in the other what else could I do but have a little bit of a play. Now, when you get to the picture you are bound to shout "Hang on a minute, that's not brayered" and you would be right. The brayered version went straight in the bin. I was using Distress Inks and they dried instantly so no room for mistakes with a roller!
Instead, I used Bev's cloud technique with hand-cut templates and an old sponge. The inks I used were Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw and Chipped Sapphire.
And in my parcel this morning was this stamp - Penny Black Winter Sky - I fell in love the instant I saw it. It just brings memories flooding back of childhood autumn/winters with a bright, crisp, fresh day, the bare branches and the rooks cawing away waiting for the fields to be ploughed and the rich smell of the freshly turned soil.
Oh my gosh, came over all nostalgic then. Anyways, much better than the sound of kids screaming and the smell of fuel fumes from cars being left running so the screen demists that we get these days. One day we will win that jackpot and it'll be straight back to the countryside for me!