Wednesday, July 9, 2014

woyww - crafty goodies

Spent a lovely day wandering around the Sydney Craft & Quilt fair and what you see on my desk are some of the goodies.  Topped up on items that I have run out of such as the double sided tape.   Found a nice gold embossing powder and then had to buy the pretty pale gold for variety. Also came across two new types of glue used for napkin collage on both fabric and paper.  Worth giving it a try as the demo was interesting and I have so many gorgeous napkins (thanks to the lovely RosA).    Also bought a stack of papers and the TH lattice stencil.  I rarely buy stacks of paper as I like variety but  scrapbooking these days is quick with minimal agonising over embellishments.  If I want to do something fancy I go to a class.  The birthday card was from a class where I learnt to shape flowers.  All in all a great day. Finally on the left is my practice sheet of watercolour roses.  The yellow rose was demonstrated by a work colleague who is super artistic and now I am trying to give it a go.

Flowers have been a theme this week and here is a pic of my Phalaenopsis orchid which lives in the kitchen.  Far more co-operative then kitty who never sits still if I am sketching or painting.
Have a lovely woyww and I plan to visit over the weekend.

22 comments:

  1. Oh may - that sheet of roses is so very pretty. I love the tall flower over two pages as well. Seems very Japanese in it's style and so soft and wispy looking. Very Zen, if I may say :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

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  2. Hi Sandra,
    I'm glad you got to the craft show. Now I'm curious about that glue. Let me know how it goes. Emailed you earlier re lunch. Hope we can catch up soon :)
    The yellow roses look good. BTW, I finally found some nice frames for your lovely watercolours!

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  3. :) our comments must have passed in cyberspace :)

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  4. Fab new crafty goodies and I love the latest painting. Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. It's been a busy day but thankfully I've cleared my sewing mountain now :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 30

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  5. Whaddya mean, trying to give it a go?? Those watercolours roses are AMAZING!! I wish I could do watercolours like that...I just can't get over how you have attained such a standard in such a short time. You just have an eye for it, that's for sure :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

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  6. What Jan said! Your 'practice sheet' is absolutely amazing. Love the orchid too. Nice batch of goodies you bought, love the embossing powder colours. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #19 xx

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  7. looks as if the show was a great success, you have bagged some great goodies! Now you just need to find time to play with them... !! Helen 4

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  8. ooohhh lovely goodies to play with. I've just ordered some of SU's new stuff - looking forward to playing as well.The roses are fabulous. Happy WOYWW Anne x #35

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  9. That lattice stencil looks interesting, and your sketch is amazing! Glad you got some new stuff! So fun.
    #78

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  10. Wow, fabulous painting.
    Love the items you bought - hmmm... two golds - must look out for them.
    Hugs, Neet 6 xx

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  11. Sounds like you had a great time, Sandra. I have been trying to peek at that paper pad, just love paper, lol. Your roses look fantastic, almost real. We have some gorgeous ones in the garden now, wouldn't it be great if you could come and paint them!
    Love your orchid too.
    Hugs Lisax

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  12. I love your paintings and wish I could paint like that but I never sit still long enough to give it a go. Loads of treasures from the show too. I love napkin art it is fun, I will be interested in hearing what you think of it. Have a great crafting week and happy WOYWW

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 51

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  13. Gorgeous flowers, I just love the Phalaenopsis orchid and there are so many colours now.
    I have a blue one at the moment but of course it wont stay that way but it looks awesome.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

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  14. Great load of goodies you've got there. I love the roses and that orchid is just fantastic. Napkin art sounds interesting. My kids create napkin art with food splashings all over them!! Will be interested to see how you do the napkins.
    Have a great week.
    Von #18

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  15. Hi Sandra de, Happy WOYWW - I'm ooowing over your roses and orchid painting, lovely. Great haul from the craft show. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#28

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  16. Yes I have that stencil it is great, good choice. I totally agree with your sentiment about scrapping, I seem to be "just getting it done" these days minimal fuss but then I do scrap all out day to day photos. Thanks for visiting me BJ#9

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  17. Hi Sandra, those roses look amazing and your Orchid painting too, as I've said before I wish I had those sort of talents. Some great buys there, I keep thinking about having a dabble with napkins, so much to do so little time lol. Enjoy your goodies.
    Thanks for paying me a visit today.
    Hugs Lottie #85

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  18. Hi Sandra, Lots of lovely goodies to experiment with on your desk, your watercolour roses are just so beautiful and I love the flowers on your card too, but it's your painting of your orchid that stands out - absolutely stunning. Thanks for visiting ... interesting what you say about your hands being better in the cold weather, I've heard others say the same and it's the height of summer here and my hands are giving me more grief than I've experienced before ... perhaps I have to blame the heat. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #56

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  19. Thanks for visiting me today Sandra - the dies are lovely. I love the goodies you have acquired, much fun playing coming your way. The painting is stunning, I wish I could paint...Cx #69

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  20. I love watercolors the effect they create your roses Are just wonderful happy late woyww hugs Nikki 2

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  21. Awesome! Thought I had commented yesterday but see it isn't here so will comment again! :-)
    Just wanted to say I love the watercolor goodies and wish I could use the paints half a well. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #82

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  22. Wonderful roses Sandra.. sorry to be so late. Would've loved to go to the show too and had a browse. What fun! Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz x#13

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