Wednesday, 8 June 2011

WOYWW - PIF received

Hi all, and welcome to another Wednesday.  What a great time it was last week - I made it to all the desks, apart from one which I couldn't get the link to work.  Not sure I can promise the same for today though I will try! Anyhow, it's time for What's on your Workdesk Wednesday - 2 years and counting!

My PIF arrived on Tuesday from the wonderful Carola - a beautiful tag and a card with one of her amazing photos (which was very hard to photograph but I tried)

It was taken in the Antelope Canyon, AZ - what an incredible sight!
and this is her wonderful tag! Thanks again, Carola.
Also on my workdesk is my "bling" entry for the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo challenge (closed now) that I jsut got in azt the deadline. You can't see it very well as I had problems with the flash bouncing off the perfect pearls spray I used!
I painted the circle with Paperartsy Fresco paint (honeydew) before spraying it with the pearls. I stamped the Papillon background (Tim Holtz) in bundled sage and the butterflies are die cut in claudine hellmuth's sticky back canvas, sprayed with adirondack and.or perfect pearl sprays, before being glittered and having some little blingy centres for the bodies.
Also inspired by Tim Holtz- using Kraft Glassline paper die cut tattered florals and tattered leaves, crumpling them up and brushing with perfect pearls powder, heat setting.  The orange isn't as vibrant as it looks under the flash.  oh, and DON'T open the pot with the lid on the bottom or you will spill a lot of powder......
Just need a project to put them on now!

There is no new stash after all today, as I wasn't able to get to theCraft Barn in the end, we had a bit of an emergency with Mum and I had to look after her at the weekend - and I am aware that sounds begrudging - it isn't really, just disappointment!  Still, next time!

Right, this was meant to be a short post - be off on your way!! See you all soon.

41 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

Helen, I'm so glad you like the card and the tag!!!
Your butterfly circle is beautiful - what is Fresco paint? I think I should work more with Perfect Pearls, I like what I see here.
Happy WOYWW!

jude said...

Love your Pif gifts you received the photo is amazing!
Adore the canvass youve made good luck with your entry .
Have fab creative wednesday
hugs judex 2

sasa said...

Great gifts - really fab. Loved the colours on your EWV piece - I scraped over the line at midnight too - hooray for the timeline I say.
Have a good WOYWW,
Sarah at 7

Sarpreet said...

Good luck with the entry, Gorgeous PIF Gift, Thank you for sharing your great workspace, happy WOYWW 105, #22

MaudMartha said...

Amazing photo on your gift, beautiful butterflies and those flowers, I really must buy some tim Holtz as Sue used them for my PiF gift which was gorgeous. Teresa x

Sunshine Girl said...

Your PIF is fabulous and I love your artwork too - I spend hours making up those tattered flowers and leaves too - they are so versatile and fun to make arent they! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (no. 31)

Dragon said...

Great PiF and I love your flowers... have a good week
Frankie
xx

Dawn said...

Perfect pearls can be a nuisance ;0) when it opens but I love what you have done with it Dxx

NatashaMay said...

What a lovely PIF you've recieved and I love those flowers you've made. Happy WOYWW!

Kezzy said...

Wonderful pif you received and i love the butterfly card. Hope your mum feels better. Kezzy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Carola's PiF (card and tag) are wonderful. Perfect gifts, in my opinion. And I love the butterflies, even though they were a bit hard to photograph.

okienurse said...

Beautiful card and tag from Carola. Love your entry for the challenge and those glassine leaves and flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #50

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Gorgeous. Both the PIF and your project! Loving butterflies at the moment so very inspiring.

Mary Anne

Angie said...

That card will look even more amazing framed and on your wall....fun tag too.
Love your flowers and leaves ...they say Autumn to me....love the bling butterflies too.

Alicia.R. said...

What can I say...the card is beautiful, the tag is gorgeous and your Wendy V Butterfly Hanging is just lovely.
Happy creating and thank you for sharing
Alicia.R. (55)

Toucan Scraps said...

I'm sure you'll find something nice to do with that spilt powder.
lots of pretties there Helen

blessings to you

jodpea said...

I had a bit of trouble working that photo out but I think I've got it now, its amazing! Is perfect pearls the same as cosmic shimmer powdwer-y stuff?

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Kathleen said...

What wonderful Pif gifts love your project too.
Kathleen x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Beautiful.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY PIF here

JoZart said...

Great PiFs and it's wonderful to see the many different creations. hope your Mum is OK ...the Craft Barn will be all the better thanks to the wait so you can thank Mum for that and for saving you the cash you'd have spent!!
Lv joZarty x

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous PiF you've received and I love your projects. I just received my kraft glassine paper order and I'm over the moon about it. Still chuckling over the "don't open perfect pearls this way" comment, because I do that sort of thing a lot and then I cuss a lot, and then I laugh alot :D. Your PiF hasn't arrived yet, but I am hopeful it will be today or tomorrowish. I'm quite excited :D. #12 this week lol.

Morti said...

Hi Helen - shame you missed the Craft Barn - I didn't get to go either, was too poorly! Thanks for stopping by earlier. Love your butterflies...

MaggieC said...

Love those butterflies and leaves. They really are pretty.

Yours Artfully said...

How nice to recieve lovely, lovely gifts through the post from fellow WOYWW'ers. I'm feeling a tad sad that I didn't have time to take part last week.

Sorry you didn't make it to the Barn, family comes first, hope your Mum is OK.

Lin

MvM-design said...

Happy WOYWW 105.
Hugs Marleen ;-)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the projects on your desk, gorgeous all of them Happy WOYWW, Shaz #96

Ohhh Snap said...

It's Here! It's Here! It's Here! It's Here! It's Here lol. It's still here :D.

it is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm such a lucky WOYWWer :D. I want to shout and be quiet at the same time. Have I mentioned I realllllllllllly love this???? Thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you! thank you! :D. Still #12 lol

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful, beautiful photo from Carola and I love your projects too. Hope your mum is doing ok.

Hugs
Brenda 90

triciasconfetti said...

Lovely PIF you received.
love your butterflies
Thanks for calling on me
x Tricia (39)

Twiglet said...

Isn't it wonderful how different all these PiFs are - what fab talent is out there!!

Spyder said...

Fresco paint? No, haven't come across tha yet (I dont get out much, Love your makes, fab snoop! Happy WOYWW
(Lyn)

Mrs A. said...

What an amazing picture you received as your PIF. Love your butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.#101

Linda said...

I love the butterflies and your PIF is just lovely!

sandra de said...

Imagine how gorgeous your PIF will be framed. Love the bling challenge.

Tertia said...

Love your PiF gift.
Happy WOYWW.

Sarah Anderson said...

Fab PiF gift Helen! And wonderful bling :) Hope your Mum is better this week x

Pam said...

Another fab PIF love your flowers x

Craftgirl said...

Great canvas and I love the flowers and leaves too.
Happy WOYWW

Ciara said...

Great gifts from Carola, I wish I could take photos the way she can. Loving your little arches on your more recent post, that blue colour is gorgeous.


Sorry I'm late popping over, but better late than never!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, tons of gorgeous crafty projects!