Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WOYWW #217 has happened. Work has shut down all non-work related Internet use. While I honestly don't disagree in theory, it throws me out of..everything everyone else takes for granted. All because the local broadband company won't run a cable up our hill. And this includes I'm attempting this wifi less, to see if I can post when I get to a wifi spot. and as blogger by itself won't take the photos from here, I'm trying blog press to see what happens. I have no idea how to link to Julia's Stamping Ground ( who has all the info on the WOYWW experience. And the photo of my desk? Well I've got it in the iPad list. So here goes.

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I had to reorganize because of...This wonderful addition.

We found this box in an antique store in Watkins Glen, in the Fingerlakes Wine Country of New York. Perfect for my distress inks. I thought it would also hold the stains, but unfortunately not. I would like to say i'll be altering it, but lets be honest. Oh, and the stuff on the desk...clearance items ( gotta love pre- CHA clearance) TH dies and stamp set, and more paper pads!

This is the side desk, also spiffed up.

wow, this is an effort...So keeping fingers crossed this works on Wed. And with luck, I'll figure how to link to other blogs...forgive any typos, etc.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Creative Chemistry FB July Challenge

Well, I missed a few months, but as July's challenge was "Patriotic-anything goes", I couldn't not enter. You see, and this is a tad embarrassing, but for the first 13 or so years of my life, I thought all the July 4th festivities were for my Birthday.  My actual Birthday is July 7, and as my parents worked and it was a holiday all the Aunts and Uncles had off, it became the party/cook-out day...and the fireworks were bonus!  So, as my Brother and Sister in Law had a Birthday BBQ on the 4th, it was only natural that the patriotic theme came up for a thank you card.

I started with a cool paper-weaving piece that I picked up from another Online Card Class..."Pattern Play" Yes, one of the few techniques I liked. And I've used it a lot.(I even have started my Christmas blocks with it).  TH's mini star was colored with Distress Marker Barn Door Red., the binding was stamped with a line of music, like in his July Tag, and colored with Festive Berry and Denim Distress Stains, used one of his number tokens, and because I wanted a Firework-ey filler...I stamped a Rubbernecker Swirl with Judikins White Diamond EP.

OK, back in the swing of things...see you for the August Challenge!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WOYWW #213...for real...

Not only is today Wednesday, (and the Wednesday before July 4th-Holiday!!) but it is also our day for peeking in on craft desks around the world, thanks to Julia at the Stamping Ground.

And on my desk; the same lily images I colored last week, just moved over out of the way.  On the pad are the paper weavings I’ve done to go with them.  I will say, even if that has been the only technique I embraced from the Online Card Class “Pattern Play”, it has definitely paid for itself! Well, maybe not, as those are new paper packs to the left, that I had to get to, you know, make sure I had palettes I could use to, erm, weave…

All the toppled bottles are the Judikins Mica Gloss, and yes, this seems to be working, as the mica pigments seem to be easier to mix up, and as they are in my face, I have managed to shake every one up every time I’m in the room.  Not to self; if I ever buy more Adirondack dabbers  or distress crackles, I’m going to do the same thing. Of course I’ll need more room to keep bottles lying about, but we’ll deal with that later.

The purple papers are from said Mica Gloss; eggplant and silver. Still playing around to try to get the rich effect that is displayed all around the Judikins show booth, and I will get there! 

And here is a card I made for my Mother’s dear friend who dislocated her hip in a fall.  I embossed the gloss paper, then used a Tim Holtz die to cut out the opening, creating a mat. 

So happy WOYWW! And Happy 4th . Have a great weekend everyone!