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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WOYWW #412

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Good morning fellow deskers! I hope everyone is enjoying spring (or Fall?) weather where you are! It is just beginning to warm up here in Eastern Ontario! 

Here is my desk this morning:

The only thing I've been doing all week is keeping up with  my Hundred Day Project and unmounting (slowly) my letter stamps. 

Here are this week's cards from The Hundred Day Project:



If you want to see them as I make them everyday, you can follow me on Instagram @Lindart61

I went for a nice walk this morning, it was so nice seeing the buds on the trees, and the start of new life everywhere. Not many flowers yet, but some. Here is my side yard, where I really never get to look at:

 Forsythia


Scilla



And my wreck of a backyard - the only sun it gets is early morning, so nothing really grows here. I would love to give it a make-over!


I don't see a lot of Inky anymore, just at bedtime when she snuggles in after a long day of being outside! Although she does check in every few hours, and usually naps inside in the afternoon.


That's it for me today, now I'm off to peek at yours!

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WOYWW #411

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

I missed last week, dear deskers, because I was very sick, but I'm all better now! I haven't had a bad cold in years, and boom! I was hit with one last week. Sore throat, Laryngitis, stuffed/runny nose, weepy eyes, coughing and sneezing - over and over! I went through a whole box of Kleenex in one day! But I binge watched Netflix, all of The Last Kingdom (thankfully more episodes are coming), Shetland, Dicte, and Marcella. I recommend all of them - the last 3 are detective type stories. But I started a project called The Hundred Day Project, so got a couple of index cards done during that time.

Here is my desk this morning:





As you can see, I have started unmounting my letter stamps. I was wary of how I was going to do this, because of so many tiny stamps, but I had an "aha!" moment and worked it out!



Here is the binder with the stamps:

As I mentioned above, I started working on a new project called The Hundred Days Project, which is making art everyday for 100 days. I chose to do mine on index card separators, which have the little tab at the top. They are very sturdy as well. Here are the first eleven:










These are fun, and don't take too long to make! #2 and #5 have images taken from an art calendar. The portrait on #5 is by Van Gogh, not me! #3 was done when I was watching the last Kingdom, all about the Vikings! I also write on the backs of some of them.

Well, that's it for today, Inky is outside enjoying the Spring weather, although it is a bit miserable and rainy today.





I am now off to visit your lovely desks! Thanks for visiting mine!



 

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

WOYWW #409

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

A lovely Spring Hello to you all! Spring is making an effort here in Eastern Ontario, Canada, here is the view from my bedroom window this morning:

Don't let those awesome shadows fool you, the sun is already gone!

Here is my desk this morning:

My "big" purchase this week with the last of my Michael's Christmas gift card were the Dylusions paints! And they were on sale buy 2 get 1 free, so that was great!

 
 
I needed a spot to put my binders to I could easily find my stamps, and I also needed a place to anchor my new goose-neck iPad holder so I can make videos - found them both in this rolling TV stand! I actually did make a video - but when I uploaded it, it had a huge watermark that obliterated the whole thing - so much for "free" video editing. I can't get it off until I buy the license to use it. On to the next one. . . hopefully I can show it next week.

And here is my new journal page, I wanted to use all my new Dylusions paints at once! My daughter just got back from Costa Rica, and this page is very reminiscent of Costa Rican or Guatamalan art!

It is very time consuming, but fun!

And here's Inky, looking for that Spring sunshine, here. . .


and here. . .
but 30 seconds after this photo was taken, it was gone. Won't be back today! Oh well . . that's the fickleness of Spring!

Thank you for visiting, I am now off to peek at your desks!




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WOYWW #408

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

I missed last Wednesday - Computer troubles - but I'm back now! Here is my desk this morning:


Finally broke down and bought the Dylusions paints - buy 2 get one free from Michael's! Kept putting this off for some reason, I don't like jumping into the newest fad, which this was last year, now new fads have arrived, and I won't jump into them either  (yet)! But I've used these at my friend Marg's, and I like them, so I will be experimenting with them in my journal.

Looking to my left:

 I'm in the middle of unmounting my leaf stamps. I was experimenting with making a video of my process, but had a bunch of problems, so will try again when I get a memory stick for my iPad! 

Here is the finished cover of Journal #13, sitting on top of my second box of 100 page protectors that I use for my pouches to store my UMs.


My new journal page:
This page has some texture where I used dimensional paste - the stenciled letters/numbers, and the leaves in the corner. The rest is stamping, on a background of some tissue paper I got at a restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg many years ago! If you look closely you can see "colonial" style script. I also used gelato markers for the edges. The flower heads, and letters have been stamped and cut, and glued onto the page.


Now a word from Inky:



 Time to go peek at your desks! Thanks for peeking at mine! 


 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WOYWW #406

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

It's the Ides of March today! Not so good for Caesar, but good for my Mom and Step-Father, they got married today, twenty some-odd years ago! Happy Anniversary to them!

Here is my desk this morning: 
  Flowers was a biggie, I have lots of flower stamps!

And I found the perfect binder for them!
 It is covered in this beautiful flower fabric!

I have finished Journal #13, and now I'm working on the cover. It is a soft cover, so I thought Acrylic paint would work well!



 Here are the last few pages of Journal #13:

This was my background using Distress Stains - I was experimenting because I had not really used them before: 
I hated it! I really didn't think I would be able to recover. But here is the finished page:
I used stencils, stamps, a filmstrip die, and an old ATC!

And here is the last page of journal #13:
I just used what was hanging around my desk at the time (I often do that!), so the stencil, the border stamps and the balloon stamp. I printed the quote out myself, and used a scrapbook page from a Tim Holtz paper pad.

I have started Journal #14, here is my first page - my Muse for this journal!
Lots of different stamps: Lost Coast (Typewriter Girl), Tim Holtz wings, Meer Image legs, and a sunflower stamp (unknown). You might also notice the stencil I used for the background is the same on I used for the cover of Journal #13 - it was lying around so I used it! I have a set of typewriter letters - perfect!

  Oh, and I found a new home for my binders, much easier to get to now!





Inky was crying to go outside this morning. . .




 We had a snowstorm last night - hopefully the last one - Spring starts on Monday! Yay!


 Thanks for joining me today! Now I'm off to see what's happening in your part of the world!



 

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

WOYWW #405

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/p/what-is-woyww.html  and all will be revealed!

Wow, another week gone by in a flash! Time goes by so fast these days! I'm still plowing away at my stamps, trying to get them done as quickly as I can so I can start working on other things (like art!). I just don't seem to be getting anything done these days. I have had a request from a friend for a card, so I will do that. Maybe I will actually have something to show next week! For now, this is this morning's desk:



The binders are piling up, but I'm only at "F" . . .I decided to put "Faces" in with "Parts" and "People" so it may take two binders.

And there's lots more to go. . .




Inky says "hi" from a box! I don't usually keep my garbage cans lying on the floor, but I always know when Inky has been searching!

That's it for today, short and sweet! Now I'm off to look at yours!

 Happy International Women's Day!