Wednesday, June 24, 2015

woyww -flowers

A beautiful camellia from RosA has joined the birds eye view of my desk and influenced the Nose/rose coloured pear.  I am desperately trying to look like I am doing something other than painting pears this week.
A wonderful ATC has arrived from Diane in the US and it arrived with a beautiful card.  Thank you Diane they are stunning.  Being surrounded by all these lovely flowers may be the kick I need to start painting something different.
Have a lovely woyww.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

woyww - cards and ATC

Birds eye view of my desk with the wonderful ATC from Voodoo Vixen  (my swapee) and she has included a card and the most gorgeous little badge "the flower of Scotland - the Thistle".  A real treasure thank you Voodoo Vixen.  The other bits and pieces are left overs from a card making session.
Proof that I did actually make some cards.  Used a lovely set of stamps borrowed from RosA and very pleased with how these have turned out.  I always love the effect of embossing and glimmermists.
Have a lovely woyww.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

woyww - ATC mail

  I have been away for a week and look what was waiting on my desk .....wonderful ATC's from; Twiglet, Wipso, Lisa M, Nicki C, Mary Anne, Neets, Angela, LLJ and Shaz.   I get such a thrill to have a wonderful collection of ATC's and admire everyones techniques and skills.  From dumfing, sewing, stamping, coptic colouring, gelliprints, watercolours, embossing to pop up boxes.  All of them absolutely fabulous ...... thank you so much. 

A pic of the side view of the box I started a couple of weeks ago.   While I was away I tried my hand at veges with Tracey Fletcher King's online class "Delicious Paints". I nailed the asparagus and carrot  but, the beetroot/radish and cherry tomatoes are having an identity crisis. In the end I just have to move on and do something else.

Have a wonderful woyww and I plan to slowly pop round and have a peek at lots of desks.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

woyww - Posting and collecting atc's

A packed desk this wednesday for the WOYWW 6th Anniversary.  A big thank you to Julia who brings us all together to have a peek.
 On the left ATC's waiting to be posted later today and in the middle a beautiful ATC from Angela (Felix the Crafty Cat) which arrived today in time for the swap.  Thank you so much Angela it is stunning. Then on the right you can see a collection of sprays and the top of another box.  Who would of thought I would need 5 bottles of different coloured spray to create that green/blue mix on the box.  Not what I had planned but I will just keep going and see what happens.

Finally a quick watercolour and as you can see my subject choice is always totally random.  
Have a wonderful 6th Woyww.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

woyww - new tool and other stuff

A few weeks ago I was looking for a heat tool and quite a few woyww suggested the Ranger Heat it tool.  Well.... I am so glad I asked for recommendations because it is a great little heat tool, quiet, hot and a neat size.  Best of all it took 7 days from when I ordered it online until it arrived from the UK.
It was put to work straight away drying the backs of a few ATC's I have on my desk.  That is about all that I can show you this week.  Hope to pop round and have a look at a few more creative desks via woyww.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

woyww - beginning of an ATC swap

This wednesday my desk shows the evidence of ATC's that are finally taking shape and might even be ready for the annual swap.  On the left hand corner of my desk you can see the side of one finished box and the plans for another box.  Here is a close up of last weeks box.

Have a lovely woyww and I hope to slowly visit over the next few days.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

woyww - sprays and a box

My desk this week is littered with sprays and left over metal parts and tools.  The little box is slowly air drying in between sprays of colour.  My heat gun has broken. The plastic on/off switch broke in half and fell out. I am thinking of  buying a heat tool from the hardware store in the hope that it would be better made and hopefully last longer.  DH thinks they could be too heavy duty and mumbled something about burning the house down.  I can see his point.... I think the heavy duty heat guns are used for encaustic work and stripping paint.   Hoping there is a woyww out there that has researched the best heat guns around the globe.

On a completely different note ...
Oriental Lily painted in my sketchbook journal.  
Have a great woyww.