Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WOYWW #354

Back again to peek at everyone's desk and projects! If you don't know about WOYWW, just click on the link on the sidebar!

Here is my desk as of this morning:

I have manged to do a little cleaning - but I do get sidetracked! I found this project that I had started many years ago. It is a card keeper and had each month written on each page, which had been folded to make a pouch for cards. I was looking for a place to stash my cards when I came across it, but the month thing wasn't working for me, so I decided to label the pages as to what was being sorted - ATCs, birthday cards, tags, friend cards, etc. The cover is a collage covered with Beeswax:

The inside looks like this:

Hopefully I will now get some use out of it!

Here are two more journal pages. This first one was a fun one!

I had heard the birds chirping away that day!

I have no idea how this next one came about, I was not thinking "cowboy" when I started! But I've always liked this cowboy stamp, and then of course, "horses" came to mind, and I knew I had a great set of horse stamps...I will probably journal in the middle section.

Well, that's it for this week! I will peek at your desks now! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

WOYWW #353

It's What's On Your Workspace Wednesday again! If you want to know what this is, just click on the icon to the right.

Here is my desk for today (actually taken on Monday) It's getting a bit tight - ready for another clean-up!:

I haven't been in my craft room a lot lately, kind of in a funk, so I thought I would watch Aaron on Imperfectimpulses, and just copied his page. He used Lumiere paints - mine were all dried up, so I did my best with adding water to the jars. His little pieces of paper were very small, I didn't have the patience for that! He used pan pastels to color his pieces of paper, I don't have any so I used oil pastels. I also added some butterflies and a scribble that my friend Marg gave to me - it's on a piece of acrylic film, and just sticks to the page. Here is the video:

and my page:

I don't usually copy pages, but I just needed to get going again. This page obviously isn't my style, but it did get me in my craft room! 

Then I went to my friend Marg's for a playdate and made this page:

Much better - more my style! I loved her two new stamps - I've been wanting these guys for a long time! The rest of the stamps are Dylusions. The background is Distress Inks, and the left side has been wiped with gesso because it was too bright.

These guys are from Stampotique

The next day I did this page. It started with gesso. Dylusions spray and Distress Inks do NOT work well on gesso! So after wiping a lot of it off,  I used craft paint. I got my inspiration from some paper that I had - I used it for the border around the edges.

and some close ups:

I thought the limitations quote was good because I was limited by the gesso!

My most recent page was done on Monday, I was happy because it was a beautiful warm spring day and the birds were chirping away!

Dylusions sprays, Distress Inks, Tim Holtz music mask, and various stencils.

Well that's it for this week, things are looking up, the weather is getting warmer, we "spring ahead" this Sunday, and hopefully I can keep journaling!

PS-I apologise for the graphic content of my last post, I have changed it. Thank you to those of you who sent your condolences. It was a really difficult time, and your support helped..