Wednesday, 31 October 2012

WOYWW 178

First off I want to wish all our WOYWWers from across the Pond well after the truly dreadful storm that has been hitting the East Coast. Hope you are getting back to normal and haven't suffered too much damage.

So, it is time for WOYWW again - time to spare no blushes and share your crafty space. Julia, Queen of Desks, is the host.

There isn't a huge amount going on here - I have had a couple of DT pieces to do last weekend but they're all cleared away.  I am working on a canvas but not really sure where I'm going with this yet - it is meant to be a present and I need to get cracking!! Mojo, where are you....

 this is how it looked from my seat crouching at the computer....

the snowflake is the free stamp from the December Craft Stamper mag which arrived on Tuesday.
I love the pattern the canvas left in my journal when I mopped the journal surface with a blank page - you can see the texture of the canvas (hopefully) on the page. Now I won't want to cover it up...!!











I did have time at the weekend to complete a journal page (which I haven't blogged yet) - in greens this time.

the main image is a Paperartsy stamp.

That's it for me this week, thanks for stopping by - and see you soon!


53 comments:

Maria said...

That page looks awesome so love that stamp you have used....
Hope you have a great week crafting, my workbench photo was a no show too embarrassed to show my mess lol.....


Maria
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/woyww-178.html

MaggieC said...

I love those pinky mauvy colour and I wouldn't want to cover them up either. I also echo all you said about everyone from the other side of the Pond, and hope everyone is gradually getting some kind of normality back in their lives. xx Maggie (no number yet, what time does Mr Linky get up these days?) xx

Elizabeth said...

Great page and your desk looks busy - love the purples and look forward to seeing the finished result. I think we all are feeling for the folks in the States at the moment and can only agree with what you've said. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x (no number yet)

Create With Joy said...

Love your journal page!
Happy WOYWW from

Create With Joy - #5
http://create-with-joy.com

Nikki said...

Sweet page you've created love the greens
hugs Nikki #6

Laurie said...

beautiful journal work, love all the goodies you have to work with,

Spyder said...

Pages look fabulous, beautiful work as always! Have a great week. HapPy WoyWw
((Lyn)) now #12

Deb said...

wow, your journal page is just stunning, love the mopping up idea too!
Debxx

Eliza said...

Lovely journal page and that stamp yummie. Love the purple one too.

Eliza 40

okienurse said...

great looking journal page. I love stamping on my pages! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #39

Paula Gale said...

What a gorgeous shade of purple Helen... its not a flat colour at all is it, with it's bluey pinks in too. just too nice to cover up!!!

Im nust agree with you - the crafty space is tidy. Not very often we catch you at a mojo-less state! I think I'm going to bottle mojo when I have it, then sell it on ebay or etsy - or just on my blog... seems plenty of people lose theirs all the time. I could make a fortune lol...

hugs
Paula (was #46, but linked last weeks desk up, so now #70)!!! blimey! - well it was pretty early this morning!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love greens, greeny greeny green!! That's why your Victorian gentleman caught my eye - normally that stamp is used with 7 shades of wee wee, isn't it?? You see, even I, a non stamper, have picked that up! So yours is a refreshing change - I like it!
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh me like the canvas print page....you'll have to work around that now! Lovely colours you've chosen. Ono is the same for me...as. Soon as I start something that I'm going to give away, I lock up and can't get on. Trying to hard to please the recipient I think? Argh!!

Francesca said...

Love the pinks and purples. Your journal page is great. Francesca #74

Andrea said...

great page I love the dream stamp and the colours are fab,I'm sure you will find your mojo the pinks and purples are a fab start, have a great week x #81

BJ said...

Love the colours on your canvas and your green page is gorgeous, love all the leaves. Thanks for stopping by. BJ#35

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for the peek. Loving the greens on your journal page. Lovely vibrant and cheerful, just what we need. Hope you have a lovely day
Neil#56

Ann B said...

Never think of using green, unless it is with aqua/turquoise, but I love your page - fresh looking.
Not got my copy of Craft Stamper yet - will have to stalk the Postie.
Happy WOYWW
Ann B
#65

JoZart said...

busy, busy, busy, and lots of lovely creativity produced too. Thanks for your comment and you're on the bits and bobs list!

Neet said...

Hmm, so CS is due to drop through my box is it. Good, I am stopping my subscription though as I think it has got a bit "samey".
Know what you mean about 'happy accidents' love the mopped up page and if you like it don't cover it with anything, jut add some bits to it so as not to obscure the part that you like.
Great journalling, the kind I like doing rather than heart pouring.
Hugs, Neet xx 23

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Helen ah inky fun and all that it entails :D lovely things to share .. and must confess had t hunt for that stamp :D thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #37 i think..

sandra de said...

Lovely journal page and a great use for all that left over ink or paint. Enjoy your week.
Sandra @87

VonnyK said...

I love the colours on your canvas and it sure made a great journal page.
Your green page is fabulous. The leaves around it really make the piece.
Have a great week.
Von #38

Annie said...

I'm sat reading my WOYWW blogs on my sick bed this week but have my mask on so you don't catch anything. I'm enjoying reading what everyone is up to this week [it's better than reading magazines :-) ]. I'm leaving a copied comment so you know I've called by because my hands are too weak and shaky to keep typing out my comments this week.
Big hugs,
A x #93

Cardarian said...

Lovely work on your journal! Like your stamps - I am hoping to get the craft stamper in a few weeks - it comes to my DBFs and he brings it over!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

House of Bears said...

Your journal page is lovely, but so is the purple background. Maybe it can be incorporated into a page somehow.

The bears @#104 this week.

ElizabethR said...

Lovely page that stamp is fab. Elizabeth xxx

tuesday afternoon said...

Love your journal page, looking like a great book!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello there, am sneaking a peek at desks before I get told off again, supposed to be resting you see - not taking part this WOYWW, but wanted to pop by some of your desks anyway! Fab journal pages as always. Take care Zo xx

Twiglet said...

I love the splodge on your journal page too - we crafters can make a slight error into something wonderful I am sure! x Jo #76

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, I love that font in the letters for "dream" -- oh how I would love to just look through your art journal for more inspiration!! Hugs dearest! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #22

Robin Spitzer said...

Helen, I love your work. Beautiful stamp! Your desk looks like a great place to create!

slowlaneblog.com said...

Firts time visit via WOYWW
Love THAT stamp you used on the Page

Krisha said...

Great work as always, your such an inspiration. Loving the colors on your canvas.......ooooh don't cover the blotting in the journal, too cool.
Krisha #56

pearshapedcrafting said...

Strange how mop ups sometimes end up being the best thing about a page - love those colours btw! Love your green journal page too! Chris126

Tamika said...

Love how cool that stamp looks! Tamika #112

butlersabroad said...

I love your tag that posted up today too, pretty colours. Great "desk"! I can also see a PB Let it Snow stamp at the back too, at least I think it's PB! Lovely colours on both the canvas and the journal page, green if my favourite colour. Hope inspiration strikes soon!

Hugs
Brenda 1

Angie said...

That page is brilliant and I love the background of the tag ...I think I'm behind with trends ...I still have not bought Dylusions along with so many other goodies that are around ...do you think thats why mojo packed his bags???
Thanks for droping by earlier ...I am a bit disorganized today. xx#101

RosC said...

Hello H.
Love your journal pages - the stamps are great but the colour is what does it for me. I'm keen on the green-blue-purple end of the spectrum.
Thanks for leaving a comment for me. I know it seems odd to have a hot Christmas, but you're right, what one is used to is comfortable. Our shops are full of images snow, holly, deer, sleighs which many kids here have never seen.
Give me prawns, rare cold beef, and salads washed down with champers and followed by summer pudding. ;-)
Weather and seasons make such a difference!
Miles of smiles,
Ros. #102

My name is Cindy said...

Oh I so know what you mean by not wanting to cover things up! I like happy accidents as well. I'm sure Mr Mojo will help you out with your canvas very soon. Thanks for visiting. Cindy #66

trisha too said...

Lovely journal page, Helen--it is, indeed, dreamy!

And your new background, you are going to have fun with that, for sure!

Thank you for stopping by this woyww,
:)trisha
#32 this week

fairy thoughts said...

great work as usual, love the leafy page, especially the colours.
the craft stamper snowflakes stamp is great too I will enjoy using that ...if I ever get my act together to satrt christmas
janet @58

Queen Lightwell said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...wow, your desk is, um, really not as organized as mine! lol You're making me feel a little over-organized...if such a thing is possible! :)But how nice that you have a whole living room for crafting...and what lovely creations you are making there, too! :)
Deeyll #63

Shoshi said...

Great work, Helen. The Dylusions inks are just gorgeous, aren't they.

Thanks for your nice comment - I've got a lot of work to do to complete that jumper before the really cold weather starts!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #16

Sandi McLean said...

I have only just started art journaling this year, I admit that more often the pages I really like are the ones that take the leftovers! I too love that stamp, looks like a maple leaf behind the fellow - would give such a Canadian vibe to a page! LOL Sandi #27 Notice the "i" - not the sandy the bad storm is named after!

Bernice said...

Lovely colours you are using for your art journal. Have a great week,
Bernice #7

scrappymo! said...

your art journal page is looking lovely! The stamp is fab and that green/blue page colour is so pretty!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love the page, but is that your actual DESK and not the floor??

:)

Happy day-after WOYWW

Mary Anne (2)

Peggy Cain said...

loved seeing your art journal page I need to get back to the MM studio and play have a great week

famfa said...

Lovely green journal page. Canvas coming along nicely too
FAMFA (10)

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Helen, thanks for your comment about my grandaughter.
Looks like you have been having lots of fun with sprays and inks and I know what you mean about the blots left behind from spraying sessions, they are great aren't they.
Thanks for your WOYWW visit this week.
Enjoy your weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

lisa said...

You are playing with some lovely colours on that journal page. The freebie snowflake is yummy this month isn't it. I think it may find it's way onto my xmas cards when I eventually get round to making them!!!
Sorry to be so late visiting this week.
A belated Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #95

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Happy belated WOYWW

Carol