Tuesday, 5 February 2013

WOYWW #192

Hello and welcome again all you WOYWWers, hope you have had a lovely crafty week...
Wednesday can't come fast enough... ooh does that sound rather sad saying that - it's cause I'm well and truly hooked at looking at your workspaces already and this only my 4th WOYWW – thanks Julia.

Not sure what I’m waffling on about? WOYWW = Whats On Your Workspace Wednesday, where a lot of blog hopping and fun takes place -  
so take a peek at Julia's stamping ground blog for all the details and to join in the fun.

On my workspace today is the completed New Home card that was barely started last week. And the stamps I had out turned into a fairly OK Steampunk card after all..
Also on desk a few bits I have been experimenting with…

There are 2 papers made with embossing folder, aquamarker pens water and loo roll.

There’s a strip of black oven liner, cut off main piece on desk, to stick double sided tape on to add foil and add colour with permanent markers or alcohol ink - see border on Steampunk card below.
And I was playing with the 'plastic leftover thingy' that housed some Tim Holtz cogs/time pieces in. Into one of the circle segments I added some glitter and bits of sequin waste, then filled it with 'Klear' floor polish and finally laid circle of paper on top to be the backing. Then had to be patient waiting for it to dry. 
Just wanted to see how the ‘Klear’ dried and if the ‘thingy’ could be cut up to use on a card.
I didn't try the 'caught in crystal' technique with it yet as need to sort out everything I need to do it first. 
I think 'Klear' floor polish hasn't existed for a while but has been re-branded as 'Pledge Multi-surface wax' would love to know if anyone tried this technique with that.

  Also somewhere there is a screwed up bit of sequin waste which curled up like shrink plastic when heated up – and Yes Shoshi you were so right..good ventilation was required – opened the window but the wind was in wrong direction and blew the fumes right at me… cough..cough…gasp… 


Card background was printed out using an Artylicious CD design by Glenda Waterworth.
Used a Martha Stewart border punch and some other various dies for leaves and swirls.
Coloured in stamping with promarkers.
Oasthouse stamp by Stampendous. Woman by Creative Stamps and message stamp by Kanban.


Used Inkadinkado and Andy Skinner stamps. Docraft cog dies on silver card and coloured with permanent markers as I was too lazy to get my inks etc out. The foil tape was using Kanban foil and markers.
Stamped the balloon onto some handmade paper I'd made some time ago.

Wanted to see what would happen if used aquamarkers on embossing folder, spritzed with water and laid folded loo roll on top, then spritzed again with some more water and then run through embossing machine.
Plenty of sequin waste left to choke on!
The jar on right is filled with plastic cake decorations, I cut off the nobbly bits that
go in the cake so they are then flat and easy to glue on a card.

More shelves - with old ice cream containers and the red stripy
long box was a cassette holder and now houses border dies etc

 Well I've waffled on long enough and you've places to go and things to do... so thanks for stopping by and for any comments left, which is much appreciated.
Happy crafting and have a good week.... Gill x


  1. Morning Gill I love all the techniques you have been trying out especially the one with the little circles pressed into the acrylic. I kept that too so I might have to try that. It reminds me of a set that my Mum had to make paper weights with bits and pieces encapsulated in resin. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 53

    1. Funny thing was Helen, when I was doing that, I remembered that resin stuff as I have a shell shaped one from years ago that has little shells encapsulated in it. Have a feeling last time I looked into it, that resin stuff was quite expensive though... but its got me thinking again... thanks x

  2. Hi Gill, You have been so busy :0) Love all your experiments and the cards have turned out Gorgeous. Have a Great crafty week. I Loved seeing the ice cream tubs reminded me how many chinese takeaway ones I have for little knick knacks x

  3. I have no recollection of Klear in the UK market at all...willbe interested to know if the Pledge does the job! Ice cream tubs - perfect. Eat ice cream in the name of art - yes I can!

  4. Hope your experiment works! You have done so much, lovely to see. Helen 14

  5. Great work on your desk this week, Gill, and I especially like your steampunk piece. It's great. So glad you experimented with melting the sequin waste, and also glad you are still with us lol! You don't sound to high on the experience, either!! Thanks for your nice comment and best wishes for our move. I shall try and pop into WOYWW and just see what people are up to (and hopefully jog their memories as to who this Shoshi person is lol!!) but it's going to be hectic from now on.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #96

  6. Nothing better than experimenting with new techniques and I like the results with the embossing folders. Not done caught in crystal for some time but it is a great use of floor sealer - better than what it's meant for anyway.
    Thanks for visiting already
    Ann B

  7. Oh my - what a busy bunny! The new home card turned out just FAB and the cog dies in gold are super. Thanks for popping by my desk - Happy WOYWW BJ #9

  8. Hello you, thank you for looking in on my blog and leaving your lovely comment. It looks like the two of us are totally addicted to this now and isn't it fun. People are so kind with their comments it feels like belonging to the biggest and best family ever.
    I am loving your two cards they are beautuful and the colours are just stunning. I love looking in on your blog to see what you are up to.
    Happy WOYWW #192
    Ria #75

  9. I just saw that same floor polish on Shaz's blog too! Looks like you've got loads on the go, love the card, and that loo roll is great!!

    Brenda 115

  10. Hi Gill, your cards are both beautiful, I especially love the Steampunk one and love the way you did the cogs, really must get that die! I am not sure if the Klear has been re-branded but quite a few in blogland still use Klear so I guess someone must still be selling it. Will keep a look out when I am out and about. Thanks for your visit. Hugs, Anne x #35

  11. I so love that steampunk card, stunning. Also got my eye on that (punchinella) sequin waste, I am forever using mine and love it.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 13

  12. Look how great those cards turned out!!! You had barely started them last week - bravo!!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #4

  13. Hi Gill, wow you have been a busy bee this week. I like both your cards but a really love how you have got the effect on the cogs one. I like using loo roll for spritzing and embossing, it gives such a good impression, looking forward to seeing the results of the clear resin thingy! lol:) thanks for dropping by my desk. Hugs Mo x

  14. Your cards are stunning especially the one with cogs. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

  15. You have so many interesting things going on there. I love the cards, especially the Steampunk one, that is one thing I have not mastered properly yet. I think it scares me a bit.
    I haven't tried putting sequins and things in the Klear but do use it for the captured crystal technique where you splodge mica paints/sprays onto white tissuepaper, pour on a few drops of the Klear, add some glitter and then sandwich with acetate. Leave it to dry and then stamp and emboss onto the acetate or just use as a background. It looks great.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier and Happy WOYWW.
    Hugs Lisax #54

  16. Oh wow!! Love the steam punk card, you are so busy. Thankyou so much for sharing your space, and for popping by my blog, I can see this is going to be very addictive xxx

  17. You have been busy this last week.
    The bew home card is so pretty, as is your steampunk one.
    I can't wait to see your Klear item.
    Happy WOYWW

  18. Love everything you are showing us this owning but what a fabulous pair of cards you made. Love the Steampunk one, it is so colourful which is a pleasant change from the browns we usually see.

    Not used the other stuff (Pledge) but may have to try it when my Klear runs out.
    Thanks for the visit to my blog and happy WOYWW.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  19. My, my - what an interesting post! Loved reading about all the fun techniques you are trying. Especially what you did with the loo roll (I'm guessing that is Brit speak for Yankee toilet paper- yes?). It gave a most effective look when done. How creative to think of all these things you are doing! I'm a copier...you are definitely an Art-tiste! TFS such a great reading post. Be back to visit soon,joined as a follower, got your blog bookmarked so I can return for a longer visit. Hugs

  20. I to have a bottle of klear I have had for years...... I know there is something crafty I have seen and liked that's why I bought it but...... Cannt remember what!
    Jackie 11

  21. Love your cards. Never thought to keep cake decorating parts and cut off the nobbly bits. Will have to remember that one in the future.

    Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
    Have a great day.
    Lori #110

  22. WOW lots of stuff to look at today. Haven't tried the Klear was technique cause I usually just use the Glossy Accents stuff. I also will have to try the embossed backgrounds. Love the cards esp. the Steampunk one! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk and leaving a commment! Vickie #33

  23. Some gorgeous cards and lots of arty experiments--sounds as if you are having a great time playing with different processes!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww round, Gill, I appreciate your visit!
    signing in at #145 this week
    with a tiny canvas
    Happy WOYWW!

  24. I like your cards - I like how you use different techniques to get a unique looking card.
    April #133

  25. Great cards! Thanks for sharing some of your technique playing. Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

  26. I like your new home card, but I love your steampunk card. The composition and color scheme is magnificent. Blessings!

  27. Wow you have been busy with your techniques! Your cards are fabulous and I love your embossed pieces too. I have tried the caught in crystal with the Pledge and it worked really well. Have a fab week xx #125

    1. Thanks for confirming that the tecnique works with pledge - nothings worse than liking something, only to find its no longer being made.. Gill x

  28. Looks like you've been having fun trying different things. Your steampunk card is great. Thanks for stopping by.. Brigita #136

  29. You've been busy. Your cards are nice.Tamika #126

  30. Hi Gill and thanks for visiting me (Maisie Moonshine's #144). I love your Steampunk card and I'm intrigued with your crafty experiments. I've used Pledge multi whats-it as a "glue" for sticking stamped on tissue paper on an Alcohol Inked domino - and it worked brilliantly - can't help you with the other thingy though - sorry (RachO113 on Youtube does a brilliant tutorial on this if you're interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuj1A1ZpIYo ) MM x

    1. Thanks I will have a look at that tutorial. And using the floor polish as a glue sounds great too..can see lots of exeriments for me... thanks again.. Gill x

  31. You have so much interesting work going on here. I love all the fun things you have a 'play' with. I wish I had brought my 'Kleer' polish with me when I moved out here. I don't think there is an equivalent in Spain.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I am sorry I am so late doing the rounds this week.Kate x #71

  32. Hi Gibby-a little late getting around this week but enjoyed my tour of your storage and crafty spot! ♥ Sue Kment

  33. Hi Gill
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award today, look at my blog today for more details.


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