Wednesday, 11 January 2012

WOYWW 136 - WIP

Here we are again - Wednesday already! Doesn't Christmas seem a long time ago?!  I am kind of back in the swing of working again, although feeling very discombobulated at present. Won't go into details here (yet) as I need to do some serious thinking.....

My very dirty craft sheet on the floor (must get out the new one out, one day!) this week shows a work in progress (depending on how much I get done before I have to hit "post" for this week's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW) - the brainchild of Julia - and comes courtesy of Lin's inspiration the other day here - don't you just LOVE her tags? - and Paperartsy Fresco paint - which I adore!!

I couldn't wait to have a go.... my masking tape is old, and of the low tack variety so I hope it's going to work...
 The texture doesn't really show up much, but these are the colours of paint I used (and later added some honey dew as well)

I decided to stamp straight onto the tag and used a couple of Dina Wakley stamps - Lonely Girl is stamped in coffee archival, the blobs are with distress inks. The text is from Wendy Vecchi.

Lin, it's a great technique and one I shall practice!
I mopped up the surplus paint with a page in my journal - another WIP!




The clear out hasn't continued much either - had a very lazy weekend - but I did fill another black sack with some more old videos for the rubbish... slowly, slowly, catchee monkey as they say!  Maybe I'll get some more done this weekend!

Hope to get round as many of your desks or other creative spaces as I can this week - managed a bit better last week!

56 comments:

jude said...

Loving the tag Helen and the colour combo!I also havent done much tidying of my craftroom as yet .soo much for my early spring clean!Have fab wednesday
hugs judex8

sandra de said...

I do like that tag you have created. I think 2012 is all about using up the leftovers for journal pages. Looks good and an idea I think i will copy.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Fabulous tag. And cleaning seems to be in style. Guess that's what I should have been doing while offline for so long, but I guess I needed inspiration. Happy WOYWW (#3).

Cathy said...

Fabulous tag Helen, love the colours and great stamps. Great idea to use the left over paint for journal pages.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx (#24)

voodoo vixen said...

Cleaning seems to be on most people's agenda... it must be an after Christmas thing!! Your tag is lovely, the colours are fabulous and I love the idea of using the excess to make journal pages.

Neil said...

Hi there; Love the tag; need to try that too! Great creative space this week with lots to see! Thanks for sharing!
Neil # 31

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow the tag is great!!!lovethe colours, the tagis just fab, happy woyww hugs trace x

Bella said...

Don't know how you work on the floor, that would do my back in! Great tags and technique.

Annie said...

I love seeing how you get to effects you get with your projects so thanks for showing us.
Hugs,
A x
PS Don't forget to pop over to my blog to make your guess and join in the celebration fun if you haven't already.....and good luck

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You deserved a lazy weekend after your hard work at your mum's place. Your comment on my blog sounded unusually serious - am sending positive thoughts and hugs. Hope you are ok...
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh that colour combo screams FALL and so nice to see this time of year. I get so seasonal and head towards the blues and whites and then I really just eed something like this, with a shot of colour to perk me up. Love the technique too. Fab.

Happy WOYWW

MA(20)

okienurse said...

great looking tag and I love the color combination! Hope you get more combobulated soon! I hate it when my brain takes a leave like that. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #50

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!

I see you are creative and I love what you made - must have a look at Lyns technique!
Have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Cardarian

The Crafty Chick said...

yes that Lin is a genius isn't she....I must try that technique too! Loving your colours, I'm not great with orange unless it's with pink...so maybe that is what I should do!
Leandra

Jacqui said...

Hi Helen
The tag on my desk uses Lin's technique too! Hope you sort out your work dilemma - I packed in my job 3 months ago and have been able to take a few months off but now need to think about finding something again - scary

Joanne said...

Tag looking very good in deed. However, if I had a paint covered craft sheet on the floor, there would be coloured foot prints all round the house!!LOL
x

May said...

Love the tag, colours perfect,happy Wednesday Hugs May x x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Such lovely goodness going onto your tag! Lovin those colors. Happy WOYWW!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

those are gorjuss colours you are using, they really are

thanks for the snoop
Hugs
Judie xx

JoZart said...

Love your tag... great but simple technique and love the idea of mopping up colour onto a journal. Good inspiration...
Love JoZarty x

Ann B said...

My idea of tidying is to move stuff from one side of the room to the other but I did have a mini clear out the other day. Will probably get to the middle of next week before I get the 'if only I had...' feeling.
I'm also joining the 'mop up excess paint with a journal page' gang as you get such interesting results - love your tag as well.
Ann B
#38

butlersabroad said...

Love that tag Helen, great sunny colours. Hope you decide soon about the thing that's making you discombobulated! I feel a bit like that too, I think it's a New Year thing! I posted the wrong link to WOYWW, so I've posted the correct one now.

Hugs
Brenda 101

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love your tags! bet they look amazing in person, camera never does justice to colours I am finding.

Carmen said...

I do that with the excess paint too :D Also if you use stencils and have finished using them flip them over and flatten them in there too - you'll get a negative print with all the excess paint.

Lovely tag. I am going to start producing tags soon, have decided to start playing in Tag Tuesday http://tagtuesday.blogspot.com to get my techniques brushed up.

Hope things get sorted at work soon.

C x

MvM-design said...

Love your messy tag!!
Thanks for sharing your desk.
Happy WOYWW!!
Hug Marleen ;-) #4

Katie said...

I love the tag! The stamping on it really look so awesome with the colors!

Katie #10

505whimsygirl said...

Wow - that tag is great! I keep saying I need to try to make some tags......

Kay
WOYWW #45

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo looking gorgeous Helen! Lots of yummy colour. Happy WOYWW from #57 Kim

Alison said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, & thanks for the link to Lin's blog! Will definitely be trying this technique x

Maria Simms said...

Hiya, your tag looks fantastic- i love the brighter look as opposed to the dark grungy.

Happy Crafting!
Maria x

Sam said...

Very pretty tag there Helen. I like the fact that you didn't waste it and mopped it up for your Journal!

Yours Artfully said...

Hey Helen, so glad that you liked the technique enough to give it a whirl for yourself, you tag looks fab.

I so hope you manage to get you work problems sorted soon.

Take care, Lin x

Sarah said...

Definitely fabulous new colours and I'm sure you have room door all the new ones! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

Jingle said...

I LOVE your tag!!!

Twiglet said...

Great little tag - fab colour combo.

Elizabeth said...

Loving the tag, Helen, nice choice of colours and stamps. wish I could remember to swipe something over the mess I make on my craftsheet before I get the wet wipe out but it's second nature to clean up as I go and I usually only remember afterwards :( I hope that whatever is discombobulating you rights itself soon. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #96

Mrs A. said...

Not getting much of my sorting out done either. The desk is tidy (ish0 but then most of it is on the floor in disorganised piles whichIi need to move in order to get to the wardrobe door. Catch 22 as they say. Love the colour combination on your tag. Hugs Mrs A. #120

MaggieC said...

Those colours are just right to cheer us up with the damp weather we have at the moment. Thank you for your visit earlier. If you still wanted to make bread, you could always put half of each loaf in the freezer for later in the week. xx Maggie #105

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. Love the colours and the stamping.

Marilyn

VonnyK said...

What a fantastic idea, they look great. I just visited the site and I will have a go now too. I don't have stamps but will do little drawings on them.

Have a great week,
Von #19

Katie said...

Pretty! I love the tag and the saying on it!

Katie (158)

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

LOu P

Lynn Stevens said...

Fab colors Helen, So bright and cheery! and get mop up of the extras.!
Hope your new year is going well!
Hugs Lynn

Craftgirl said...

Love the tag especially the colours. HAVE A GREAT DAY

Carol

The Crafty Elf said...

What a great tag! The colour combination is fabulous too! Thanks for the visit today! Happy WOYWW

Netty said...

Smashing tag and loving the colours. Hope you are OK, Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, great background and images.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your second photo had me thinking that your tag sure was super bright, but the finish project isn't as overwhelming as I thought. In fact, it is fabulous!

Yep, one little step at a time and the cleaning project will happen. It sounds like you are still chipping away at it.

Hazel said...

Love the way you created the tag and a good idea to mop up the surplus ready for a journal page - thanks for the peep at your workspace(Hazel, WOYWW 67) x

Neet said...

the colours you used are lovely and "hot hot hot" making for a cheerful background on which you worked.
Brave lady throwing the videos out, yep, they are not much use now but somehow I keep thinking ....
Thanks for sharing and good luck with whatever (discombob).
Hugs, Neet xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry to be so late, started at the other end of the list...phew it's a long one!
I hope you are thinking and thinking and not in a scarey situation that's going to force change on you rather than you be in charge ... I have you in my thoughts..my consellor friend told me to avoid life changing decisions for a while after my sister died, adn do you know, she was right, I was ready todo some stupid changes on that 'life's too short' premise. Im glad youve had a break from clearing too - you so have to be in the mood for it and it has to fit in with your real life too, otherwise it all becomes a bit unreal and sad. Now then..that tag is ace! I love the stamped straight onto finish..it's marvellous and of course, colours are so much more me. Must whizz over and *tell* Lin to make samples with big colours!!

Lori said...

Hey there friend, great tag! Hope things are going well with you... sounds like you're in the midst of making decisions.. best of luck in that.... will be thinking about you!

Enfys said...

loving your tag Helen, nothing like getting messy with paints is there?

Jackie said...

I'm enjoying my journey round the WOYWW craft spaces but note to self...must stop reading everyone's blog in detail otherwise I won't make it round before Wednesday!! :)

bohemiannie! art said...

Your tag is beautiful! I never waste a drop of paint either and boy does it go a long way!!! Good for you (and the environment).

lisa said...

This looks like a technique I shall definitely have to try. Can't waste anything, well done for using up every last scrap of paint.
Your tag is gorgeous.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #99