Tuesday, 19 March 2013

WOYWW #198

It’s that time of the week again to say Hello, Welcome and Happy WOYWW to you all.
WOYWW? this means that we would love to know Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday. This lovely blog hopping fun is
kindly hosted by Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground blog  and all info on this can be found on there.

So whats happening on my desk?

Saturday I went to a Docrafts demo at our local Range store. My DH was going to buy another easel but changed his mind so I spent his money instead...LOL There's the Inktense pencils I got - can't wait to play more them and especially try them out on fabric.
So my main little desk is quite cluttered, there’s a card I am still working on using some odd bits I’d sorted out last week. I made an embossed background for the card and added distress inks, some aquatone stick colour, wax rub ons and also used my new inktense pencils that I got on Saturday too. Infact it was a bit damp with all the playing so I put embossed it again which made it look quite interesting.

Over at back on right is a piece of artwork I made also using aquatone sticks and inktense pencils too. You can see one of the things I used it for at the end of this post.


So on cupboard top (craft area #2) some of the new crafting goodies; paint brushes, plastic palette knifes/spatulas etc, X-cut Nesting dies and Build a scene 'London', Windsor & Newton sketch book, Graphatint pencils and some baking paper that the lovely DoCrafts lady said was good for helping intricate designs ease out of the dies.

Top right is the piece of artwork that is on my desk and below is something also made using left overs* from canvas project a month or so ago, I took photos of the projects and made them into this digi-scrap page. The main background is 2 photos of the background before I added the Inkadinkado steampunk stamps.. the 2 photos are blended together to give the effect.
The swirls and the elements (on main page and in book) to make the lady are from a digi kit called 'With Love' by Heather, over at *Algera Designs.

Right that's my lot for now -  thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I shall be trying to get to see as many blogs as I can, although may be a bit delayed today as having fibre optic broadband installed and told this takes about 3 hours. Hoping this will speed things up as my current broadband sooooo sloooow.
Happy crafting and have a great day.... Gill x


  1. Hi Gill, You have a great desk today lot to look at. What a great idea to make a digi scrap page of your projects, I love all your work, so interesting and different thanks for sharing. Hugs Mo x

  2. Oh, I have those pencils on my wishlist! Can't wait to see what you do. Love the card, so colourful. hope the broadband work goes well! Helen 8

  3. Morning Gill, what an interesting desk today. Love your projects and look forward to you usuing all that stash on even more projects. Have a good day.

  4. These are all really beautiful, I love your mix of colour! seeing your rub-ons reminded me I have some of those, I hadn't thought of using them on my images- that I have to try.Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #77

  5. Your desk today is great fun, with pencils and sketchbooks for art journaling - myohmy, it doesn't get any better (or maybe it does, on my blog... especially for you today!) Happy woyww, Marit #101

  6. this pencils are fab -- wonderful card!
    xxx Susi

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  7. Hi Gill
    just look at you I think it was you that bought out the whole of The Range, I really was not there waiting around the corner to do the same!
    I love your Art the colours are so intense with so much texture and layers. I love how you have made it into the digi scrap page image so clever. I get so much inspiration from you so thank you
    Wishing you a very Happy WOYWW

  8. What lovely pieces you shared. I love the idea of taking photos of your art and turning them into a digital journal. I am not tech savy enough yet to do that. Your backgrounds are amazing. I have those rubon pastes and LOVE them. They turn plain foil into treasure to me. Didn't have time to photograph my desk last night, but still wanted to see what you were up to. Enjoy the week!

  9. As always there's gorgeousness to behold on your blog. TFS. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@106)

  10. Hi Gill, I am a little later than usual but got here in the end :)
    Loving your Art journalling, scrumptious goodies to create with and hoping that you will have a wonderful time trying them out :)
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week Heather#133

  11. Spending other people's money is always so much more fun than spending your own! We love your digi art page.

    Waving hi from the bears @#75 this week.

  12. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous desk and projects.
    Happy WOYWW
    Rosie x

  13. Hi Gill lovely projects on your desk today - you have been busy! Sounds like your DH is just as lovely as mine - I'm going to a Hels Sheridan workshop for HIS birthday! Hugs MMx #50

  14. Beautiful wishing you well page in the first photo...GREAT colours!!! Yes art journaling IS great fun lol! It is so much fun looking at other people's craft desks and seeing such talent! Happy WOYWW :-).
    Janene #39

  15. love the art journalling, such gorgeous colours

    Gill x #54

  16. Fab projects!!

    Happy WOYWW!

    StampinBoots x #144

  17. So you use baking paper together with the card you want to cut as an additional layer? That sounds very clever!

    Love the rub ons on your desk and all the spread out crafting goodies!
    Thank you very much for your lovely visit!

    Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

    die amelie x

  18. Hi Gill, I really love those new pencils you got, they certainly produce some fabulous colours. Your desk looks so very productive too.

    Yes, I do use the wax paper for cutting out intricate dies but I also lay it down to work on when painting, to save my work sheet getting too messy. We did have a wonderful time yesterday getting very painty. Hugs, Anne x (thanks for your visit too)

  19. What an exciting desk to wander round today. I love my Inktense pencils too, they really are so lovely to use, but I had not thought of using them on material as well. I am a real sucker for anything from Derwent, they are just such good quality, and I have used them all my life. I love that image on that card, the colours are beautiful. Thank you for your visit today. I used to make all our own bread years ago, but have started again about 18 months ago, and it is just so much nicer and keeps better than shop bought. My trusty old Kenwood has never been so busy. I have a tried and trusted recipe, but have recently tried Michel Roux's sandwich loaf which is good, an apple and cinnamon loaf (yummy), and now the malt bread from Paul Hollywood (even better the second day). I now buy all our flour from the most local mill possible that uses heritage varieties of wheat. I was not sure if it would make a difference, but it does. Have a good week with your new pencils etc. xx Maggie #32

  20. Hi Gill, super card there, lovely colours. I tend just to use clear embossing on coloured ink or gold/silver. But glitter - aarrhhh! Happy WOYWW BJ#137 and thanks for visiting me.

  21. Wow! Love what you've done with digi's! And the first pic is really cool. Love the piece on your desk. Thanks for visiting earlier. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

  22. Never heard of Inktense pencils...sound fab. Great art journaling here too.

  23. You should send a little frame with your cards - they are little works of art. April #138
    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my place earlier.

  24. Hello Gill, the card on your desk is beautiful. I like the inked background and the silhouette flowers too - lovely colours. I have never used the pencils but I think your husband's money was well spent :) Enjoy the weekend. Elizabeth x #55


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