Wednesday, 7 October 2015

WOYWW 331

Welcome, time for another tour of the world's workspaces.. Head Desker Julia has the linky tool
I'm hoping Julia will be pleased with me as I have finally started making my Christmas cards... at the weekend, and have done nothing to add to them since!
I started with my favourite technique, a masterboard of paint and stamping on tissue using the new Limited Edition Fresco paints, Professor Plum, Captain Peacock, Granny Smith and Teresa Green.
Some Chalk as a wash over the stamping, to knock it back so I could use them as a background
so, only 8, but it's a start..
The first sheet (with the tissue above) I cut into 4 to fit four card blanks (6x6 inches) and tore the edges

Used slightly different stamps but still from Paperartsy's new Christmas themed Hot Pick plates, for the second sheet and cut them to slightly smaller squares.
Sorry there's no close ups!

To the side of my workspace are two tags I received in a monthly swap I'm in - resist techniques was the latest theme.  I'll try and remember to blog the ones I made for the swap soon!

That's me this week, will come check as many of your spaces out as I can!

33 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Aren't YOU little Miss on-the-ball. Great master board, too. It's one of my favorite things to make when I have a bunch of cards or ATCs to make.

Not playing again this week, but wanted to stop by to say hi because life has been sooooooooooooooo hectic here lately. Glad you have survived the time you spent demoing and are now in Christmas mode. Wish I could get that far ahead, but I'm still thinking about Halloween!

sue jones said...

Love what you have done with the masterboard - those cards are lovely. I am NOT looking at the paints as I know I will end up NEEDING them!! . Have a great week . Soojay xx 8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like your master board very much and it was interesting for a non paper crafter like me to hear how you did it! The card worked out well too! I'm all for a different look, they're the ones I normally go for!!
Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

Neet said...

Thanks for the visit - when I get up I will take a picture of my goodies which are still waiting to be unpacked ready for next week.
Love the Masterboard, I don't often work that way - really love the names of the limited edition paints, what fun they are but what a fabulous result you got. Not sure how I would fare painting and then knocking back on tissue. Does it not tear easily and do you have to anchor it down?
Have a good week Helen and maybe I will be at PS next time you go.
Hugs, Neet xx

Anne said...

Love the technique and your resulting cards - I really must start :-) Anne x #16

Anne said...

Love the technique and your resulting cards - I really must start :-) Anne x #16

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous masterboard Helen, which goes without saying! Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

Annie said...

Love your cards Helen....so nice to see what you make on your floor :-)
Hugs,
Annie x #6

Annie Claxton said...

Those cards are beautiful, I love that effect. I won't be starting my Christmas cards until after Guy Fawkes' Night 5th Nov - it's a rule!! :o) Have a great week. Annie C #23

Lisca Meijer said...

I like the idea of making a masterboard. Your colours are stunning and the result is great of course.
Have a good week and thank for visiting already,
Blessings,
Lisca

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I have begun to make a Christmas card here and there but no great mad dash yet! Hoping to really get underway soon! I'm a slow crafter so I need plenty of time! I love the pretty paper you made!
Glenda #26

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Good for you Helen with getting in early making Christmas cards.I'll TRY to do mine early this year but I never have succeeded in doing them early before!!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Good start on the Christmas cards! Looks like a highly efficient method. Conrats on being #1 this week! You managed to beat all the Aussies to it, LOL! Happy WOYWW. zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #29

Regina Hamilton said...

Your masterboard is beautiful, love the colors. Your cards are stunning. Happy crafting #33

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Looks like we have both succumbed to the inevitable this week! Love the names of those paints.

Fiona #43

Twiglet said...

Oh well done on that C card background - it's lovely. I need to get mine done early this year so I can make sure all know my new address - thinking cap on!!! x jo

Bridget Larsen said...

Very productive indeed, love your masterboard technique
Bridget #11

Ali H said...

Love those colours! Have bought the set but haven't had any time to play with them! Ali #7

trisha too said...

Oooh, Helen, beautiful backgrounds, perfect for those cards!

Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha
with a diy desk redo,
but not the workdesk!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I keep telling people that I'm quite sure they are cancelling Christmas this year so I'm not going to make any.... so come see me panic come mid-December. I haven't done a masterboard thing in forever. I get bored the repetition of making it but love what you can do once you chop it up. Judy #48

Sharon Madson said...

Congratulations on starting your Christmas cards. I have done about 20 over the year, need to really get down to business now, myself. #20

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love the technique you are using to make these cards. It looks beautiful!

Greetings, Sofie #51
http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

craftytrog said...

Looks fab Helen! Those trees make a great master board don't they?! X

butterfly said...

Very nice tissue masterboard - and great use of those HP Christmas greetings - they're fab, aren't they? Good work on starting the Christmas cards... you'll get there!
Alison xx

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh I love the masterboard - great colours and I love the stamps too, although I keep telling myself I don't need any more Christmas stamps, but it's difficult going round desks at this time of year! Hope you have a great week, and thanks so much for stopping by my desk earlier,
Diana #25

Michelle Jaramillo said...

Good job on getting started on the Christmas cards! I have been meaning to start mine for TWO months! *sigh*
Very pretty!
Michelle #56

Laura said...

That's a great idea for making lots of backgrounds! I like your color scheme. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting! ~ Laura #53

sandra de said...

Clever idea to create a masterboard and then cut it up for the cards. I always seem to do everything the hard way. Have a lovely weekend.
sandra de @55

Marit said...

I love the backgrounds you created, thanks for explaining how you did it. I always like to know... ha! Also thanks for your visit earlier this week, happy (belated) woyww and a hug from Holland! Marit #14

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen,love the idea of masterboards, it would be hard to go wrong, I think.doing this on my tablet,and what's typing in the box is so tiny I can't tell if there's any spelling mistakes,lol, so I'm hoping for the best.Really cannot believe I've been in here or nearly 6weeks now, so fed up I just want to get home.
Desperately hoping now I'll be out in time for the crop! Thanks for all the good wishes, huge hugs, Shaz xxxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen,love the idea of masterboards, it would be hard to go wrong, I think.doing this on my tablet,and what's typing in the box is so tiny I can't tell if there's any spelling mistakes,lol, so I'm hoping for the best.Really cannot believe I've been in here or nearly 6weeks now, so fed up I just want to get home.
Desperately hoping now I'll be out in time for the crop! Thanks for all the good wishes, huge hugs, Shaz xxxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful Christmas cards!! Great background and fab PA Christmas stamp's your image. xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Great technique! It turned out so well. No wonder it's your favorite technique. And the cards turn out one of a kind!
Happy WOYWW and thank you so much for already dropping by!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS