Tuesday, March 13, 2012

woyww- monochromatic projects

A close up of my altered book well on its way to having a niche.  Cut, glued and clamped within an inch of its life.  My  new but old TH stamps.  I had been wondering if I could find a use and really needed them and then I saw them on sale and thought why not.  Haven't even opened the pack yet and no idea how I will use them.   But, I just have a feeling that you need a "hand, eye/test and fly" or your stamp collection is not complete.
Also working on a small canvas.  Which is now on hold, waiting for the teenager to confirm on the heart shape idea.  I could die waiting....

Lastly an ATC with the crayon resist technique, distress inks and a butterfly stamp.  Woyww has started  so I had better link up to Julia's amazing round the world desk peeking.

36 comments:

  1. You are a lot further than me on your book. Well done. Beautiful ATC by the way and Happy WOYWW145.

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  2. I'm enjoying seeing these altered books coming along.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  3. interesting desk today! The niche is coming along nicely, and the canvas is very cool too! Trish #31

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  4. Loving your stamps oh they will come in useful.Thats what i tell myself when i buy stuff..lol
    Have fab wednesday and creative week
    judex 17

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  5. Great choice of stamps. Can't wait to see the altered book finished. I'm thinking of having a go at altering a book as well.
    Fab ATC as well, Happy Crafting

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  6. If I’m honest Sandra, I find those stamps very scary and know I would never use them in a million years but I look forward to seeing what use them for…..fact is I’m too scared to branch out and try something different.
    Love the way your altered book is coming along.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue H #41
    x

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  7. Your altered book is coming along. Your desk looks pretty neat to me.

    Happy WOYWW

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. Great looking and creative space this week, thanks for sharing. Your book is taking shape nicely and I love those stamps too!
    Neil #8

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  9. Your book is looking fab, love those stamps, lots of fun to be had with them, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

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  10. cool book love that stamp set might just need to get that this week. Have a fun WOYWW.

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  11. Obviously a very creative desk. I too am not sure I would hoose those stamps but will be veryh interested in what you do with them.
    Love the canvas - I keep saying I must do a canvas - I have several on my shelf so no excuse.
    Thank you for sharing

    Mistys Mum #48

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  12. love your altered book, I am intrigued by these things as I have never tried one before so I am enjoying seeing the different stages! your ATC is so beautiful!
    Happy WOYWW, Debxx #112

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  13. Now why didn't I think of putting wax paper underneath my clamps? Too late now and no harm done although I almost ripped the outer pages removing the clamps this morning.
    I could definitely find a use for those stamps - which sale were they in please.

    Ann B
    #2

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  14. Now I'm wishing that I too had joined the AB course! Everyone is getting so involved. Love those stamps......
    JoZarty x
    Thanks for your comments!

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  15. Beautiful ATC and that altered book looks like a fun project too. x Jo

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  16. Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
    Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
    Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
    Hugs Marleen ;-)

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  17. Love the way that you colored that ATC! What a beautiful job! The Altered book looks to be coming along fine. Thanks for the peek! Can't wait until the book is finished to see how it turns out. Have a fabulous WOYWW! -Amanda #39

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  18. Brilliant pics, love seeing the AB's coming along nicely. TH products are a need aren't they? lol Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

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  19. I have seen so many bulldog clips on various books today!! Lol, glad that everyone seems to be enjoying the class. That's a very eclectic series of stamps, calls out for steampunk, I think :)
    Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

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  20. When you just need stamps, you've got to have them!! You could need those at any minute and be so annoyed you didn't have them, that's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it, lol.
    Your flowery heart canvas is looking gorgeous and the ATC is stunning. I love the highlights on the butterfly
    Have fun with it all and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #80.

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  21. Your altered book project looks like it's coming along. Those are nice cuts and very straight - I'm impressed! Love the heart canvas - hopefully it'll get the nod of approval.

    Love the ATC too!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay

    Not participating today but wanted to pop in to see what you've been up to.

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  22. love your butterfly card - so vivid & effective ! There seem to be a lot of altered book projects with niches this week - is there a class going on I missed !! Thanks for sharing your desk & have a fun week ! Ali #157

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  23. Your altered book is coming along great. Cool! And your butterfly is fab! Wow! Love the colors. And crayon?! :)

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  24. I'm thinking my stamp collection is not complete now! I know how those sale stamps are hard to resist because you know they will come in handy at some point! The altered book is looking good. Can't wait to see what you put in the niche!

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  25. well done on your progress on your altered book,x

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  26. Oh yes, I have plenty of things in my stash that I needed at the time but have never taken them out of their packets! One day though I will go "aha" and pick up that set of stamps that's never been used and find it's absolutely perfect for what I want! Altered book is coming along a treat and I love the heart canvas even if the teenager doesn't!

    Hugs
    Brenda 12

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  27. ooooooo - I love your altered book project - looking forward to seeing how it progresses! Stamps on sale = one of my favourite things! lol Thanks for the peek - loved my visit *smiles* ~Jen

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  28. Beautiful ATC! I'm intrigued by the book, what will you put in it?

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  29. I'm late getting 'round the desks this week! LOVE the heart and I can't wait to see the altered book. Warmly, Tracy #81

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  30. That ATC is great! Did you use the water soluble crayons? And I wonder what you will put in that niche? I think you will be able to use those stamps somewhere in the altered book?

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  31. Butterfly is fab! Any your small canvas in b&w is just lovely!

    Happy woyww

    Deb s#166

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  32. LOL

    I can think of an awful lot of stamps that no collection is complete without! Must add those Tim Holtz ones to the list....

    Your altered book is starting to take shape, and I really ought to pull my finger out and join in, trouble is, people keep wanting to come round for a visit and before you know it there's housework and shopping... oh well.

    Love the ATC, and the canvas too....

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. I'm having a terrible time getting Blogger to cooperate with me. Sorry I'm late. Looks like that niche is going to be finished in time for the next lesson. And I LOVE that stamp set. I'm not much of a stamper, but I sure like that set.

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  34. Where I am,. WOYWW is probably over, but I'm still visiting, it's what a quiet sunday is for! I understand about the need for your addition to the stamp collection, and your question as to what you'll be using htem on..but doesn't distill the need in any way! Great niche work..I haven't done one, book too thin, but hey, what's new, missing the hard parts!!

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  35. I would have given up long ago with all that carving out, good luck to seeing it through (no pun intended)

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