Wednesday, July 5, 2017

WOYWW #422



Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks—our work habits, whether good, the bad and the ugly, and to meet kindred souls. 

A quick post this week, as the auditors just showed up at my credit union…and we all know once I’m home I never get a chance to do this.  So, after finishing my clay tile for the Wanderlust class, which you saw the start of last week, as well as putting a canvas together with found items (leaves in this case) also for the Wanderlust class, I still had “me” time to craft, but was more than a bit overwhelmed with the mess my room was in, and too frustrated to move anything to start something new, so I somehow decided that sorting my stencils was the way to go.  Well….I got piles.  Still there….Hey Muse!  Are you happy now?

And here are the aforementioned tile and canvas.

 


















So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WOYWW #421


Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks—our work habits, whether good, the bad and the ugly, and to meet kindred souls. 

Upstate New York has actually had some terrific weather the past few days—cool temperatures and no humidity. And just enough sporadic rain showers to not make me feel guilty of time spent in the craft room! (What do they say…Time is precious; waste it wisely!)   So I’ve spent my precious time playing with the Dina Wakely Media Paints and her online class “Ordered Chaos” as well as catching up on the Wanderlust lessons.  This week was to use Paperclay to create a tile or wall hanging kind of piece. 

So here is my desk as of last night….many different things going on.  First there is the Paperclay tile, hopefully drying nicely. The green prints were some Gelli plate cast-offs.  The flowers and gears above are what will be placed on it, and have been imprinted to sit nicely.  The word, scissors and chain were pieces that I experimented with the new Finnabair Patina Effects Paste I scored on the trip to Michael’s to get the clay.  (I also picked up the Jane Davenport Watercolor Brush markers!) Good chance those gears will get treated tonight!.  The Dina Wakely paints that haven’t’ put away were used on a canvas board that is under the craft mat-it was dry, and I needed the solidness to roll out the clay.  And then there is everything else that just seems to hang out on the journaling desk; I really need to take some of the precious time and find a way to not just get organized, but find a way to keep it that way! 

And here are all the ATC’s from our Anniversary Swap: I received lovely ATC’s from Kelly Henkins, Carol Norby, GlitterandGlue, Shaz Silverwolf, our own Julia, and Darlene Wright. 


So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WOYWW #420

Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks—our work habits, whether good, the bad and the ugly, and to meet kindred souls. 

So yikes! You go away for one week for work, and it’s three weeks later before you get back into the swing of things.  And we’ve had a bit of hot, humid, icky (for me, in Upstate NY) weather, which makes my craft room unpleasant,  so I’ve been scrambling to work on my weekly projects for the Wanderlust and Dina Wakely “Ordered Chaos” classes, as well as all the summer birthday cards.  

This is the Journaling Desk…as I left it Saturday morning, as nothing was drying.  The top is a Dina project, the bottom is the June page for the Wanderlust year book…the prompt was “I collect…”  Duh…of course I collect just about everything.  You have all seen my room!

Here is my main desk, with remnants of a Birthday card.  I picked up Distress Oxide Inks at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Show, (yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to get them...then I got to play…and they are pretty freakin’ cool) Now I need to find a place for them.












Oh, speaking of the stamp show…here is my backpack when I got home. Such a tease!



OK, and here is what was in it.  Plus the set of the Oxide Inks.  It’s no wonder I had to take Ibuprofen for the next few days after lugging that around.  And again, why we stop at the paper booths first always stumps me!


So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WOYWW #417

Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks—our work habits, whether good, the bad and the ugly, and to meet kindred souls. 

My desk this week…the ugly.  Working on two large (out of normal comfort zone) canvas’s for the Wanderlust class.  So…if working on an A2 size card is spaciously challenging…why I thought I could do 2 of these (well, I figured while one layer is drying, move to the other) at one time is boggling.  Yes; there is now paint on the carpet…the wall, and more body parts that I care to admit. 

The piece on the left still has the stencil and mask in place, so as soon as the under layer is dry, I can put a lighter color on top…as this was last night, I’m hoping the stencil isn’t cemented to the surface.  The piece on the right…./shake head.    All the collaged papers that were to go under wrinkled big-time.  Now, your supposed to spray rubbing alcohol over pieces and rub the white paint away revealing the first colored coat….and some of the printed pages.  I’m thinking disaster is awaiting.  There are piles of stencils everywhere.  Yes, I’ve given up cleaning them unless I used Distress or Dylusion’s inks, since they will keep reactivating.  There are  a few piles of stamps hanging out, as well as ink pads, icky paper towels, and a journal sticking out under the long piece. 


And here are two ATC’s I’ve received so far, from GlitterandGlue and ShazSilverwolf!  Lovely! I still have one ATC to trade, so let me know if you’d like it.

So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WOYWW #416: Happy 8th Anniversary Deskers!!!

Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks.  And it is a very special one today, the 8th Anniversary!! Congratulations and Thank You Julia!

I started following this hop just after the first year, and have met so many friends, most online, some in person.  This is such a fun way to bring the crafting community together!  So big Hugs to all!

So, on to the whole point of our hop; to share our desks and creativity, and messes, if only so we are not alone! LOL! And this is mine.  This is my mini journal project from the Wanderlust Classes by Kasia Avery.  Can you guess the theme?  What is really sad is that this was just the few butterfly themed items that were randomly piled on my side desk; I haven’t even started going through my drawers and binders for the others:  I should have made a bigger book! LOL! And since this coming week we will be working on the opposite, larger than we usually do, I really want to get this finished before Friday.   


So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WOYWW #415


Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks. 

Wow...I’m going for a record of bad.  Even my Christmas Card Frenzy doesn’t come close to this horrific mess!  The good news is I’ve been amazingly crafty-busy!  The bad new…is this mess.  Not only is the Wanderlust course from Everything Art keeping me hopping with the weekly lessons, but I’ve also started Dina Wakely’s Ordered Chaos at JeanneOliverDesigns.com.   Oh! And I have 9 ATC’s to swap next week!  Let me know if you would like one!


Last night I was bound and determined to finish my week 17 lesson with Kate Crane working with patchworks.  The second method calls for using scrap papers to make patches.  Yes, I have tons of Gelli printed scrapes and pages (I mean...who doesn’t if you play with a Gelli plate?) But I decided I didn’t like the ones I had, so after finishing the first method, I thought I’d make one  (ONE) print…Four are visible another 3 or 4 are on the floor drying)  The blue one is a base from the lesson that these will go on.  I was going to clean up, (really) if only so I could hit the ground running next time in, but then Dakota came in strongly indicating she needed to go out…NOW!  And it was 10:30! (I’m in bed by 10!) and I didn’t want to have to mop the floor or clean the carpet anytime soon… so downstairs we went.  I can only pray all the caps are tight on the paints!

Here is the first patchwork piece; not my style, but rather fun and freeing, as the sole goal was to play. 


So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WOYWW #414: Brace yourselves!!

Welcome to the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday” blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground, where we open our craft rooms up to have you peak at our desks. 

OK: this is beyond bad, even for me.  But, if given the choice of spending half an hour crafting, or half an hour creating; I gotta go with the creating.  And to further drive myself crazy...in addition to the Wanderlust class at EverythingArt.com, I have just signed on to Dina Wakely’s Ordered Chaos at JeanneOliverDesigns.com.  So, for the next few months..there will be nothing ordered about the chaos in my craft room!

So, my journaling desk:  2 journals with the first mark making exercises from Dina’s course, out to dry for the next step.  Scattered about are neocolor water crayons, distress crayons, Pitt pens…all for making my marks.  The green/yellow squares are the covers of my tiny journal for the Wanderlust course. Grungeboard covered with texture paste and Gelatos.  I’ve decided on butterflies as my subject.  Stay tuned for that. They are sitting on my collection of acrylic paints; which was used over the weekend.  The messy canvas is started with Liquitex Inks, but they weren’t flowing over the canvas; so then I tried adding some marks, and we’ll go from there.  The little white drawer is holding my collection of Gelatos. Some stencils are floating around, and I’ve discovered using plastic disposable paints are the best palettes for me; once the paints are dry, toss them.  I was getting worried about cleaning normal palettes into our septic. 





This is my card making desk.  I had to hide the ATC’s, but envies are started.  I’ll have 9 to trade!! Well, baring a catastrophe in the next week.  Trying to keep spill-able substances far, far away.   















And here are the two journal pages from Week #18 at Wanderlust with Dyan Reavely, working on a quote from Winston Churchill.  My friend Julie came over so we could work on the lessons together…I think the alcohol consumption helped my handwriting…or at least it didn’t hurt!



















So that’s me; now go back to the Stamping Ground to portal off to other creative desks.  Stay Crafty my friends.