Wednesday, 31 January 2018

WOYWW 452

Another week has flown by and it is time to report for desk duty again - WOYWW (What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday)  with Julia.

Still managing to keep up with the Facebook group challenge with France Papillon... this week's theme is "Darkness has its own beauty"
My page has suddenly developed a mind of it's own I think... injecting some quirky fun in the form of a Stampotique figure..
 there are a few days left to add layers yet...



my desk also sees a gift I was sent by my friend Lesley - a pack of wooden tulips from The Works, (I bought a few of these as gifts when several of us went on a workshop, but forgot to get a set for myself, and they happened to have them when Lesley was in her branch last week)

they were accompanied by a gorgeous tag and some fabulous die cut hearts which I can't wait to use on a project or several soon! 

My Paperartsy new releases haven't arrived yet (although the first package will probably arrive today, it has been despatched...) so will have to be patient a bit longer!

27 comments:

Neet said...

Love your interpretation of the theme on France's challenge. Gorgeous colours making up 'Darkness'.
Nice gift - must look out for those tulips when I get home.
Hugs, Neet (no number yet) xx

Claire said...

Always so much creative energy on your desk, Helen - and thanks for the visit :)
Happy WOYWW!
no. 4

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Helen, if you're interested in a bargain (lol) and would like your own die to cut those hearts, I ordered mine in the sale on Crafter's Companion yesterday for £3.11. It is a Leonie Pujol design. Love your journal page, the dark splash of colour along the page with the white space is fabulous. I was half expecting to see those Carabelle skulls when I went to look at the larger photo for a close up. Have a good week. Sarah #12

craftyani said...

Gosh Helen your desk always looks a hive of activity. Lots of paints, pencils etc. oh and ink pads. Have a good week Ani#8

Annie said...

I really love your pages this week Helen. So clever.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

Lynn Holland said...

Well done on your pages Helen and isn’t it wonderful to get a surprise gift. Such an uplifting feeling
Lynn 14

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Enjoy the parcels when they get to you. I like that page so far...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done on keeping up with the challenge - I really do take my hat off to you on that one. I'm a so and so for starting things off with great enthusiasm and then the determination peters away...:-) I like the Darkness theme a lot!
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

butterfly said...

Loving that page - always fun when the art takes over with a mind of its own! Hope you enjoy the new PA stamps when they arrive...
Alison x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, love how the page is coming on. Great layout. Happy mail is always nice! Been loving the new PA stamps, I'm guessing a few will fall in my basket soon, and especially when we go to Happy Stampers, I know Hubby is going to love them! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

FLR said...

How lovely is your project, it looks good! I´m a quilter but enjoy the stamping a lot, such nice projects are made. Have a wonderfull week, groetjes, Francisca

Stacy Sheldon said...

I like what is going on with the journal pages colors and it is so striking Helen. the Gifts look like fun too :) ~Stacy #28

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, the inking on your journal reminds me of the readings on a heart monitor ... I became very familiar with them last week. I like the wooden tulips and those hearts are lovely too. Hope your package has arrived today. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #25

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lin, the journal pages look good. I have some Paper Artsy stamps ordered too, it will be interesting to see what yours are when they arrive, not got mine yet. Have a lovely woyww and happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Felicia Aaron said...

Helen, I love that journal spread.....tooo cute! I haven't done a first challenge yet this year!! Yikes! I need to get on the stick! LOL Those tulips are cute as well! What a sweet friend to go back and make it happen for you! Happy WOYWW and the rest of the week! Felicia, #29

Vicky Fisher said...

Love your aj page, love the composition,thx for your visit earlier,Vicky

Lindart said...

I love those quirky Stampotique figures! Must get me some! Your page looks like it has a great start - looking forward to seeing it finished! Have a great week! Lindart #34

My name is Cindy said...

Love how your page is coming along, that little stampotique guy is just perfect! Great tulips, can't wait to see what you've ordered (yes, that does mean I'll try and come back next week) - I've been looking at the New releases and can't decide! Thanks for stopping by, Cindy x

Kim said...

I love your page!! Sounds, like a fun challenge. And those heart die cuts are very inviting; have fun playing with them! Enjoy the week.
-K #35

Julia Dunnit said...

You are in the groove missus! Love that page and the addition of the figure is genius. I don’t understand how you will add layers without covering it all up, but your mixed media mind is far far more advanced, greater, bigger than mine! Have fun with it, I reckon if you’re keeping up with it, it must be very inspiring for you. Cert2inly great for those of us watching!

laurie said...

now thats an exciting desk!

sandra de said...

Great page and always a great theme on France's page. I am so curious to see what you are going to do with the wooden tulips.
sandra de @20

Shoshi said...

That page is absolutely gorgeous, Helen. I love the randomness of it, and the rich colours, and also the use of white space. Great stuff. I look forward to seeing how you use the wooden tulips. Thank you for your lovely comment, and for your good wishes re my operation. Still no date, but it shouldn't be long now.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #16

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! This is coming along nicely! Love the addition of that figure! Chrisx

Marit said...

Wowzah, your art journal page looks awesome! I would not add too much to it, it's gorgeous as it is! I also love the wooden tulips but prefer the real ones, that are in the flowershops all around this time of year (and soon, I hope, they will also bloom in parks and in 'greens' along the street) Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier, have a great week. Hug from Holland, Marit #22

BJ said...

love how your pages develop and what a super gift, never seem to find anything in the works these days, this could be the new stock they were expecting the last time i was in there. thanks for the visit BJ#19

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Helen well done in keeping up wiht your mixed media and start if oage looks good, trust you’re enjoying your paperartsy by now!
Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
Shaz in Oz.x

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