Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WOYWW - Thought it was about time I joined in ...!

I've been following WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) for a little while now, so though it only polite that I share mine too ... This wonderful idea was created by the extremely talented Julia Dunnit, whose blog can be found here !

So here is is, this is what's currently on my table:

I'm trying to create a take-away box of tricks, so when I go away anywhere I can just pick up and go .. However as I am still deeply in love with wood mounted stamps this is proving rather difficult. So I'm going slightly out of my comfort zone and packing the box with things I wouldn't always reach for first! And of course I managed to sneak in a few bits and bobs I absolutely cannot do without lol! (paint dabbers, a couple of wood mounted stamps, two or three Distress Stains, Jenni Bowlin and Archival ink pads, ... etc) My main loss is Distress Inks ... but I'm sure I will manage - its not like I haven't got any other ink pads to use! At the moment the box just about closes ... hmmm!

Anyway, enjoy WOYWW!!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Goodness - a card AND a tag in one day ...!

At the beginning of last week I hooked out a blank tag and placed it on my worktop. There it stayed for the whole of last week and everytime I passed it and had a couple of minutes to spare, I splodged a bit of paint here, dolloped a bit of ink there ...  and eventually a picture of a garden fence formed:

The photo doesn't do it justice at all ... a lot of the detail and colour just don't show up in the photo ... ah well! I found it rather interesting to play and produce something more dimensional than what I usually do ... Although I did need to do a card in a hurry earlier so kept everything very simple and produced this, which took less than two minutes ...

The colours are pastels and kept very subtle. The stamp is from an older Stampin Up set that I absolutely HAD to get 'cos its soooo pretty ...! I hope the reciprient likes it!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Bird Tag

Yesterday I finally had a little time to play - hooray! I lined up a few blank tags on my desk, got out my new stamps and some old favourites, my new Stampin Up bird punch and just threw on Distress Stains, Distress Inks, paint, etc and ended up concentrating on just the one tag ... here it is ...

If I remember correctly - and I apologise if I leave anything out as I was too busy just playing to really take note of what I was using - I used: distress stains (fired brick, wild  honey), Distress inks in various colours, Claudine Helmuth Studio paint (Trad tan), paper from a Costco pack, Bird Punch from Stampin Up, text stamp (Aspects of Design), bubble wrap, Jenni Bowlin paint dabber (Brown Sugar), Stampotique stamps, (Carols Flower small, Splatter Blobs, Splatter Blobs long), Artifacts leaf stamp, Judikins Diamond Glaze, ribbon from stampin Up, and my Dymo!

I still have a couple of tags with half-done backgrounds to play with when I get time ... not today though ... DD has got her Musical Theatre exam, DS1 needs picking up from cub camp, DS2 needs to do his homework ... etc ...