Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WOYWW #399

Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed!    

I did manage to get a few other things done besides unmounting stamps this week! A friend of mine and I are going to do a 52 card set (lots of example online). I think it was meant at first to be a journal - one card for every week, but we're not doing it like that. My instructions from my friend was to paint the playing cards with black gesso, then choose 2 colors to smoosh together on both sides. So i chose to have one side one color and the other different colors. Here they are: 

I liked the mess everything left!

I also made a birthday card for my brother:

It's been a very long time since I did any Stampscapes - I am in dire need of practice!! I actually watched several Stampscapes videos to get back on track.

And here is my desk this morning:

Getting a page ready to sew the pouches for these stamps. I have finished "Birds" and am now in "Birthdays". The stamps standing up are going downstairs to me microwaved so I can pull the rubber off. You can also see my cup of Peppermint tea, the marker and cutter I use, and the pencil to draw the lines to sew on. The Versifine Ink pad is what I've been using to stamp the images for the pouches, then I tuck the stamp behind. I've drawn the lines, the next step is to pop the page into the plastic page holder and sew on the lines, then cut the pouches open. 

Well, that's it for me today. Here is Inky, waiting patiently as I write this blog post! Thanks for visiting!


Unknown said...

What a great idea, playing with the playing cards! That's kind of like doing art on rolodex cards--so much fun. Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh #45

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Linda, gorgeous picture of Inky, what a beautiful cat he is. Love the Stampscapes stamps, I need to use mine a lot more often. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

Neet said...

Hello to Inky from me first of all.
No problem about last week (me not being able to comment), just didn't want you to think I had not bothered.
You" need more practice with the Stampscapes"? Don't think so. I think the card is simply beautiful and I am in awe of your stamping first of all and your colouring secondly. I am sure he will be delighted to receive such a beautiful card - if I got something like that it would have to be framed afterwards. You are talented.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Unknown said...

ooh those smooshed cards remind me of oriental lacquer boxes...and I think your birthday card is very accomplished, fabulous colours, Dx #39

Unknown said...

Love the card! I'm doing something similar with playing cards but we do one every week following a prompt. Have a lovely week. Sez x #24

Helen said...

I was only thinking I should get by Stampscapes stamps out again,the other day - great minds! Love the card for your brother - just gorgeous. Helen #1

Anne said...

Wow so much inky fun!!!!! I love your card too, I have never tried scene stamping....looks too complicated for me! Happy WOYWW! Anne #7

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Looks like you're going to be busy there. Love your kitty. Have a great woyww, Angela x 19

Robyn said...

Love the deck concept and the mess left behind. thats why have so much stuff- everything can be saved to be used for something!
robyn 8

Sharon said...

Very pretty card! I like the red and black background for your cards. Looks like a fun project.

Sharon K #34

buterfliecrafter said...

very busy desk, love your organizing, and your landscape card looks great to me, keep us updated on that wonderful 52 cards projects will you, Thx for your visit, vicky

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday....hope you enjoyed your flapjack. Love what you're doing to the playing cards....looks like fun.
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x #13

sandra de said...

I like the effect you are getting on the smooch cards..... and that kitty is super cute.
sandra de@22

Sue said...

Hi Lindart, You put your number as 48, but it's 46.

Loving all your projects. Your brothers card is fab.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That card is absolutely gorgeous! I bet your your brother was (or will be) well chaffed with it. I've always liked working with altered cards - I like how they are similar, but still different from each other and they are also very tactile when you put the deck together. Inky's cute under foot - I keep my art books on the floor as well - next to my bed! Thanks for visiting yesterday. Happy belated WOYWW! zsuzsa #21

Kelly said...

Good morning, Linda. I'm liking those color blends. Look forward to seeing more of their progress. I've never had the courage to try a stampscape so yours looking really good to me. :-) See you're still making progress on the unmounting. Such a task, I'm sure. But you'll be happy in more ways than one when the task is finished. Creative Blessings! Kelly #42

BJ said...

Love the 52 card set idea and love the turquoise smooches. Also your card is so wonderfully vibrant. Thanks for the visit BJ#27

RosA said...

Your Stampscapes card is lovely! I've tried scenic stamping, without too much success! Probably because I don't have enough stamps :)

Shoshi said...

I love the idea of painting the playing cards, and the scrap paper at the end of it is brilliant - I've got a piece like that from a project years ago, thinking I'd make something with it - it could be the basis for an interesting project. Nice to see Inky fully involved with all the activity! Thank you for your comment - yes, kitties have a mind of their own. Ours have a habit that lasts for a few weeks, like a favourite sleeping place, and suddenly, for no apparent reason, they go right off it and start doing something else! And they will never do anything if it's not their idea - put them on the bed, they jump off. 5 mins later, they jump back on again. Go figure... So glad you like my embroidery. I am keen to get this ancient UFO (UnFinished Object) well and truly finished this year, after more years than I care to admit!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #31

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

happy belated woyww, Linda and Inky.
Am seriously behind with commenting ... love your stampscapes and it is ages since I've done any too.. mm need to concentrate more perhaps to get things done..
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #15

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Patio Postcards said...

Inky is quite a lovely kitty friend. The birthday card you created is so very detailed, beautiful work. ... Mary-Lou #33

glitterandglue said...

Goodness - you are SO busy. That card is lovely - you may feel you lack practice - but the result you have is still great.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3