Wednesday, 12 December 2012

WOYWW? 184

I am sure there are more Wednesdays than any other day in the week - how else do you explain it's time to meet up at Julia's again, already?!  Still, Wednesday it is, time to share our crafty spaces...

This week my "desk" (I'm back on the floor this week) sees my altered icon from the post the other day 
 I have been watching the fabulous videos Leandra (Paperartsy) has been sharing this week and was inspired! If you haven't caught them yet, here is a link
Once I moved the previous piece, I got to work on a "bumping" tag.. (again, there's a video) I love this technique but haven't done it with so many colours as here, before.  (the one on the other side was a bit of a failure - mainly due to my choice of stencil, I think. No, I won't show you.....)
I used Fresco paints in Guacamole, Hyde Park, Inky Pool, Mermaid, Claret and Snowcap.
oops, a bit of clearing up to do now.... shame to waste all that paint, where's my journal?!!

Notice I carefully haven't mentioned the 'C' word yet... but the cards are in the post, some of the presents are bought (indeed, the ones that had to be, are also in the post...) can I be back on track????

Have a great day, look forward to catching up with your desks very soon....

42 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

your bumping looks fab and I must try this soon! trace x #9

Judy McCarthy said...

Thanks for the link, that technique is something I';ll try too.Love what you did.So many possibilities!
Judy

Neet said...

Oh Helen, that tag is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours. Must check my paints and see what I have - if not you have certainly sold them to me.
Thanks for the link - see what I missed by going away.
Take care, Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Lucy said...

Ohh! An educational desk! I shall look into bumping when i get home later. This is my 6th day at work on the trot and i'm ooking forward to looking at more desks and techniques tonight. Thanks!
Lucy #15 x

Eliza said...

I went and checked out that link and what a brilliant technique, thanks for sharing I really enjoyed it. It has got my mind running in many different creative directions.

Eliza 12
Happy WOYWW

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like the effect that blue stencilly whatsit has - it looks like a cubist angel's wing to me, but then I am very strange sometimes!
Well done on the festive shopping/arrangements :) You've done way better then me!
Hugs, LLJ #27 xx

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh fabulous background!!!

Thanks for visiting Helen, yes I'm terribly naughty this year. LOl
hugs Lynn

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Thanks for the links. Well done on being so festively organised. Ali x #20

EELS said...

Have never heard of a bumping tag, must check it out....thanks for the links.
Elaine #34

Annie said...

Hi Helen....I will certainly go and have a browse. Love the background on your tag.

Thanks
for sharing and happy woyww

Annie x

Ann B said...

Thanks for the link to Leandra - must have missed that one.
Love your bumpy tag, colours just up my street.
Thanks for visiting today.
Ann B
#31

Annie said...

Love your tags Helen. One of my fav colours.
Hugs,
A x #38

Spyder said...

My eye was drawn to the little window thingy, so nipped down to have a closer look at that! The tags are fab...I had tags to do in a last dt challenge, mine were a week late and very ugh! Happy WOYWW
(Lyn) #41

Francesca said...

Not sure what bumping is , but will have a look. yours looks very effective. Great desk. Francesca #55

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love your tag! I have almost worked myself onto the floor too this week! Need a good tidy up

JoZart said...

Busy creative desk H, loved Leandra's video too so TY!
You sound realy organised there, more thn me!
Jo x

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

That technique is intriguing!! And so is your workdesk- what fun!

Happy Wednesday!

Nadia (WOYWW #58)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I am always in search of interesting new techniques for my BIG CARDS on Mondays and this looks like a great one. Thanks for the link. I always share my disasters :) My motto is "I make the mistakes so you don't have to !" Honestly I feel I learn as much from the epic craft FAILs as I do the beautiful finished samples.

Now a dilemma - carry on WOYWW visits or take a break to watch videos... Curse you, H! You are presenting me with difficult choice and it is simply too early in the day for that.....

:)

MA (15)

BJ said...

How strange is that - your floor sure looks like a desk!! Super tag - I ordered that stencil with my Timmy voucher, it looks fab, I'll have to have a go. If you send me your address, I could post you some of my music papers as I have loads. BJ#36

Diana Taylor said...

Your tag is stunning - thanks so much for the link - it's something I shall definitely try.

MiniOwner said...

Oooh what an amazing tag - off to check out that tutorial. Thank you. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner @64)

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!
I was watching the Paperartsy videos all evening - love are the techniques and products that have been shown - your "bumping" looks very nice! Good girl having done all the "C" stuff! I am not even close!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Nan G said...

Bumping? Ok another technique to check out. :) Great texture, design and color on this tag! Happy WOYWW! Nan 14

Redanne said...

Love your bumping Helen, will definitely go and check out that line, the result on your tag is amazing and you have used such gorgeous colours too. Probably not a bad idea to do a bit of Christmas shopping too, mind you there are some good sales out there, wish I had waited too....... Hugs, Anne x #21

butlersabroad said...

Never heard of bumping but that tag looks fabulous. What did you use the red paint for though, I can;t see any on the tag and you've got a lot left on your craft mat! Good to hear your "c" plans are back on track, almost time to start scoffing the mince pies!!

Hugs
Brenda 73

Carole said...

Bumping fun and funky thanks for sharing
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

Enejy clemens said...

Your desk is a really busy desk. Seems that you have been very busy. The tag are very clever!

Happy WOYWW!

sandee said...

I've never heard of a bumping technique so I will have to go check out the video, I do love the 3-D effect your tag has!

Sandi McLean said...

I am loving the look of your tag, will be marking the link for a visit soon! Thanks for coming my way! Sandi 5

Sue from Oregon said...

Love your tag Helen! Looks as if you gave your desk quite a work out this week! Happy WOYWW!

Tertia said...

LOVE, love, love the look of that tag! Your desk reminds me of home.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #11

Danielle said...

Love all the 'creative craziness' of your work space.

MaggieC said...

I will put bumping down on my list of things to check out after Christmas. Until then, cards and pressies rule. I have decided that next year I am going to write the cards as I make them. the problem comes when folks move house or change relationships or other things. Perhaps, if I do the inserts but don't actually stick them in .... Thank you for your visit and encouragement to keep going. xx Maggie #33

okienurse said...

great looking 'desk' and I love the bumping tag...gotta try that. I had a great time on my cruise but now I am so feeling the crunch of the holiday season. I plan on getting the tree and decorations up by Friday and leaving them till...?? I hope you have your holiday plans more in control then I do! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week! Vickie #3

Andrea said...

LOl your right about Wednesdays they do seem to come round very quickly !!!...thanks for visiting back from work at last and now getting the opportunity to visit some woywwers ...you are more organised than me with posting pressies already !!!,..love the tag buts looks quite difficult to do good luck with the tricky present buying even harder when they cant suggest anything either..I have a husband like that x have a great week x'~28

fairy thoughts said...

hi helen
great tag, it is very effective, you obviously work best on the floor. Where do they get the names of the paints from.... very interesting
have a great week
janet #24

Renee said...

I have never heard of "bumping" but your tag is gorgeous so I'm off to check out the tutorial! Thanks for the link.
Hugs, Renee #101

Di said...

Gonna have to check that bumping out! Belated happy WOYWW Helen, hugs, Di xx

Julia Dunnit said...

On track? Really? How to make a gal jealous!! Loving your choice of colours for the bumpy technique,gives me hope for rays of sunshine!

Minxy said...

Super Bumped tag, i've still yet to try although i have been watching the vids too, it's just fining some spare time.. you got any i could borrow lol
Happy {late} WOYWW and Festive season x
Hugz Minxy #23

Laurart said...

Hello! Thanks for the lovely comment on my WOYWW! Your stuff looks amazing! xxxxxx

Paula Gale said...

hello my Darling!

Thanks for stopping by - I am simply only just starting to visit - you are my first! Wow - that tag technique looks quite like an optical illusion and maybe harder to achieve than it looks? Definitely different anyway!

Nice to know you are more on track than me - I have yet to finish a single card in order to be able to post them... best get a move on then eh?

Hugs

Paula (don't know what number I am - but it doesn't matter cos you have already visited me lol) xxxx