Wednesday, June 27, 2012

woyww - techniques and journals

I have signed up for Andy Skinner's online "Timeworn Techniques" workshop and what you see is the base coat on one of the techniques.  I plan to try a few of the techniques and make lots of backgrounds for future ATC's.
My attempt at chipped and rusty key holes.  Not bad when I think they started out as orange cardstock which were run through the cuttlebag with one of TH diecuts.

Another art journal page. I am starting to use text that I cut out of a book and rearrange the words until they say something!!  Not bad for someone who freezes when I try put my thoughts to paper.
Finally a beautiful ATC from Sylvia.  Thank you.

Off to visit Julia's wonderful world of woyww.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

woyww - post and projects

I apologies in advance for all the photo's but I have had such lovely gifts arrive in the post.  Beautiful bunting from Lunch Lady Jan.  Thank you Jan,  it now adorns my workroom window.
A gorgeous ATC and minature fan from Shoshi.  The detail in both is just gorgeous.
Since last woyww I have been to two workshops.  Not a lot of work has happened at my desk but I did the finishing bits at home so I feel that I can post them for woyww.  First pic is the cover of the project I did with Paula Cheyne from 7Gypsies.   A really enjoyable project and great teacher.  A peak inside of all the shabby goodness with a touch of butterflies.  Just how I like it.
Finally a pic of the "Artful Flight" project that I did at Tim Holtz's Sydney workshop.  Which I have to say was wonderful and no I didn't squeal because a lot of other women seemed to have that covered!  But, I have to say he was a great teacher, shared a wealth of information and very giving with his time.  Best of all was attending the workshop with a friend.  Thank you RosA it is always lovely to meet up and do something crafty together.
The finished project and there is a definite theme happening with workshops in Sydney. Final pic is of moi and the King of Distress.  My DH stressed not a good idea to post pics of me with other men on the internet and the teenagers warned me once I go cyber I have no control.  What the heck I only get one good photo a decade so it's being posted.   Now I am off to visit all the other woyww ......

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

woyww - LO & ATC's

Currently working on some LO from last years holiday.  With so many photos I am aiming for  an uncomplicated spread of photos and simple embellishments.  You might notice the beautiful card and atc from Kay (505 whimsygirl) which arrived while I was at my desk.  But there is more ....
I now feel like I have some of the Jubilee spirit with the gorgeous card that arrived from Helen.   Plus the cute little owl ATC from Vicki and last but not least ...
the ATC that arrived today from Kay (incy craftyspider).  Thank you everyone for agreeing to the swap it has been lovely to get post almost on a daily basis and admire everyone's beautiful detailed work and lovely notes.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

woyww - ATC's from across the seas

A new journaling and collage book is competing with the latest kindle e-book.  Most of the crafty stuff has been put away as I mailed off a few ATC's for the woyww swap.  Waiting for Doone to email her address and then the final swap will be postal.

But, look what has already arrived from Annie, Jo and Trish.  Gorgeous soft dumfling atc's and a beautiful "smile" atc.  Thanks to everyone who has agreed to swap with me and I hope mine arrive soon.  The biggest thanks goes to Julia who without fail posts woyww.....