Wednesday, 31 August 2016

WOYWW 378 -playtime in the journal

Wednesday again... it was a Bank Holiday in the UK on Monday which always throws me.. and it's the last day of the month - who said that this year could travel so fast?  Not that I am complaining this week as it's one day nearer the Paperartsy/Seth Apter workshop on Saturday - to say I am excited is a severe understatement..    But, you're here for desks, and Julia's desk hopping extravaganza

anyhow, the floor today shows signs of journal play, as the blog title suggests..

Using the new stamps that I had to hide from you in the Stamperama show haul last week - they're now 'official' - oh you probably want to see the stamp sets too...and maybe a close up of the journal?
hang on folks...
 Lin Brown's latest designs for Paperartsy. just love them!


close up of the journal page... got some really good crackle on this!











Now, in the top "desk" photo, you may be wondering why there are two meat bashers and a rolling pin....just to save questions, you understand...

Well, they're for stands for my next Powertex makes (when I get round to them) -will need to find something to glue them onto to make them more stable, and I can't start till I find some old tshirt material that I can use to soak in the Powertex...(need to raid the wardrobe)  but it's a start!

25 comments:

Nikki C said...

Look at you playing with new toys before they are even in the store lucky girl and they are just sweet looking stamps hope to see more of them hugs Nikki 2

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, Paper Artsy workshop! look forward to seeing what you make. I think playing with new stamps in your journal is a great idea to try them out. Hope you have a lovely time at the workshop and happy crafty WOYWW. Angela x 11

Annie said...

Sounds like you've got fun times ahead of you. Have a fab time Saturday.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

Christine said...

I'm just as excited for you, can't wait to see the photos and read about it!
Love those new stamps, may even be tempted!!
Have an absolutely wonderful creative watching listening painting weekend.
Christine
aka Bishopsmate #19

Neet said...

Wow on a few counts! Love the new stamps but love even more what you have done with them. Two beautiful pages Helen, absolutely gorgeous.
The other Wow is for the two meat mashers and the rolling pin - the mind boggles as to what you are creating. Looking forward to seeing it/them?
Hugs, Neet xx
ps thanks for the visit earlier

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, yes I saw what you did, lol. Loving the new stamps, they may fall into my basket if we get to Happy Stampers. Great crackle on the journal page too, I have some jars of crackle paste that you sort of sandwich between two layers of acrylic paint, must dig those out and see if they still work! Have a great weekend at the workshop,. Hugs, Shaz #6 xxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Have fun at the Paperartsy/Seth Apter workshop on Saturday. I really love the stamps you have used. I'm just excited to have "time" to be back in the realm of WOYWW. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing the pretty photos.

sandra de said...

Wow those journal pages look amazing. Enjoy your workshop.
sandra de @22

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot. Loving those stamps - and your crackle is truly amazing. Ali x #25

My name is Cindy said...

Loving those stamps Helen, thinking its about time I had alittle splurge, I have been so very good lately...... Really want to have a go at the powertex, but time, time time.....

Claudia N. said...

Such beautiful artwork! And I feel so at home with your workdesk - could be mine (only with different projects and style of course...lol).

Happy woyww!x

Morti said...

Oh, they're really nice stamps. Not sure at the moment I'd know what to use them on though. I had big ideas about doing art journaling but I only managed one page! LOL.

Morti @31

Anne L said...

Hello Helen. WOW I just loving the floor space as I first noticed all the ink pads what a great assortment of colours to play with. Your new stamps you are playing with are so beautiful and I just am adoring your art journal page, I always love how crackle effect to anything. Thanks for visiting me earlier today and have a fantastic week. Hugs ~Anne L#3

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen those pages are stunning. What an amazing addition to your art journaling! Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh #33

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, long time no see! Love those stamps and if I weren't on a 'you've got to use the stamps you already have before you buy even one more' I'd be very tempted. And that's an inventive use of a rolling pin and meat bashers :) Enjoy the workshop. Elizabeth x #38

Twiglet said...

Sounds like you have a fun time planned Helen - enjoy! x Jo

Diana Taylor said...

I love the new stamps - especially the set with the tall grass - it looks fabulous on your journal pages. Hope you have a great day with Seth Apter, looking forward to hearing all about it.
Diana #16

StampedbyChris said...

So that's what rolling pins are for...LOL! Can't wait to see what you create.
Hugs,
Chris #23

RosA said...

Hi Helen,
The pages look good! Great stamps!
Maybe I will post some Australian snow pics next week :)
RosA # 30

okienurse said...

Great looking stamps and I like the way you used them in your journal! I almost forgot WOYWW again this week and here it is 9:30 and I am finally starting to getting started on the blogs. OMG! Have a great week! Vickie #45

SusanLotus said...

Lovely Art journal pages!
I can understand why you love those stamps. :)

Hope you´ll have a fab day at the workshop.

HAPPY WOYWW!
SusanLotus, nr 42

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Wow, your journal pages are gorgeous! Ha, ha, you never know what meat bashers and rolling pins can become once they get into a crafter's desk!
Happy WOYWW!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@4

BJ said...

Oh you spoilt the suspense telling us about the rolling pin! BJ#20

Marit said...

Sooo... I'm very late with my woyww-visits, it's Saturday and you are probably enjoying Seth's workshop right this morning as I type this. I wish I could be there too! Have fun, and have a great weekend. Marit #8

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous pages - those new LB stamps are way near the top of my list, especially the feathery grasses you've used here. Stunning crackle and lovely subtle use of colour - a new favourite for me, probably!
Alison x