Good morning everyone!
I am up bright and early today as I have a day off work and I really really wanted to catch up on the ‘Art of Wild Abandonment‘ videos. This workshop, is slightly out of my confort zone as I am more of a slap- dash-see-what-happen-kinda girl….not much planning just straight to the project, whilst here we are sketching ideas in our sketchbook before creating our art.
My workdesk….lounge carpet….dining table….sofa…bed….alllll clear of crafting stuff today (only after a mad panic last night as I remembered friends were popping over!) So any picture of my workdesk would be rather boring today, although actually come to think of it, it would make a rare photo that hubby would probably treasure for many years!!! I do however, have a little picture of that finished tag from last week. Thankyou for all your lovely comments last week on the half finished tag, I hope you still like the final tag! I even made a little collection of them!
It is a fabric canvas tag created for part of a swap I was member of on UKScrappers.I think, my swappee tags have arrived in the shop, but as its half term and hubby has the car today I gotta wait until tomorrow to see them, I can’t wait!
But my BIG project this weekend has been this canvas board inspired by the PanPastel workshop I took with Donna Downey when she was in the UK last week. Here is Donna’s workshop sample :
The canvas board I created based on this workshop :
My follow up canvas board created this week :
Isn’t it funny how a picture can totally change your opinion of an Art Piece?!! In real life I would say the Follow Up Board looks better, but in the picture boy am I loving the Purple one and I hated, hated, hated it to start with! I was cursing at myself for not following Donna’s and trying to take mine completely away from the look of hers, but this morning jeez that one is making me happy! Always loved my pan pastels and pretty addicted to them right now, I have all the core colors as they are so easy to mix with the white, grade and black to created the shades and tones that they sell. The only problem with that is the consistancy, but for now they are totally rocking my world.
Another thing I’m loving right now are my watercolors, I have my Windsor Newton’s out and have loaded myself up with watercolor books from the Library! I am a girl on a mission to get mastering those watercolors….and for that I blame the beautiful work of Junelle Jacobson! Although, I must say I have just discovered Gouche paints and brought a cheap selection to experiment with, so exciting…..love new supplies! Hopefully I might get time to crack those open today if I’m lucky!
Wow! Look at all my writing today, can’t shut me up! I’m sure all you WOYWW’ers wanna head onto the next blog so I’ll let you go…lovely snooping at your workdesks last week, apologies I didn’t make it round to all…each week there seems to be more and more of us! If I didn’t get to you last week, watch out as it will probably be you this week! (and if you’re wondering how to what WOYWW is or how to become one, head on over to the Stamping Ground…but pretty sure just about every papercrafter/scrapbooker/stamper/mixed media blogger knows alll about Julia’s great idea by now)
Oooh, one last thing….we actually had a couple of lurvely sunny days last week and as we live just about 30mins from the coast we headed straight to the beach after work. Chips on the seafront on a sunny evening, it was bliss, so nice and the kids LOVED it. I never really blog family things, but here we are….. and even though it chopped our heads off and the face of my little boy I can’t wait to scrap this picture….love it…. it has headed straight to the top of the pile!
Half way through a little tag project….here’s a sneak peak at the half way mark….can’t wait to show you the finished tag!
To see what’s on other workdesks this Wednesday be sure to pop by the Stamping Ground.
I was lucky enough to have been able to join the January ‘Anything Goes’ ATC Swap over at UKScrappers and recently received my swaps back in the post! The idea behind this swap was that you created five Artist Trading Cards which you sent to the host who then distributed five others back to you. This was my first ever swap and I was so excited when the little envelope arrived containing my swaps. They were all so gorgeous and you could tell each one had been given a lot of love and care in its creation. A huge thankyou to the girls that joined in the fun. Here is some pictures of the ATC’s I created for this swap…I hope they all arrived safely to their new homes 🙂
Firstly I started by creating a large background sheet, which was A3 in size. To create this I used lots of Art Journaling techniques such as misting, doodling, stamping, painting and imprinting……..
I then chopped this background up so that I had several rectangles of the correct size to create the base of my ATC’s….
To finish I embellished my favorite backgrounds with lace, flowers, text and altered chipboard…..