Wednesday, 21 February 2018

WOYWW 455

WOW! what a great weekend I had last weekend - two brilliant workshops (read about them here)  and time to explore Poole too (read about that here  - the weather was beautiful!)  and so very soon it is time for another desk hop extravaganza with Julia  (link here)

Took my desk shot from a different angle today, the stool I sit at the computer at...


You might be able to spy my set of Seth Apter embossing powders from Emerald Creek (in front of the Tim Holtz stamps
next to my scrub it mat)

I am really hoping to get to play with them soon - they came on Thursday as I was leaving for the workshops..

the journal that is open on the craft mat is my latest page for the France Papillon facebook challenge - two days or two layers behind with this one... must try and get at least one done now
My new WOYWW badge is also on the mat






I need to find somewhere to hang the face, and probably will have to mount it as the board is curving.
Standing in front of it, is a large duck I bought at Poole Quay, I used to collect ducks, but much smaller ones than this!  I can't resist a nice piece of wood, or a duck, however!

if you don't have time to read the full post about the workshops and want a closer look at the projects (I know some of you have seen them so forgive me)
I will add a couple of photos here
 this was my favourite of the two, by far..



 but the altered book

(outside)
(Inside) was also great fun.


If you are looking for friendly workshops at a great price I can really recommend Brigitte at Let's Be Creative  in Rogate, Hampshire







Thanks for looking, hope you have a great week.


35 comments:

Nikki C said...

Hi Helen that face looks amazing May you find just the perfect spot to hang it up hugs Nikki 6

Sarah Brennan said...

You seem to have had an amazing time Helen. Both projects are great, but I adore the face; hope you find somewhere suitable to hang it. Good luck with the layers! Sarah #7

brenda said...

What fabulous artwork from your workshops Helene. Was lovely to meet and hope you got home in time for that match, what a great one it was.

B x

brenda said...

My minds addled, I am thinking mid week, all the same both good results.

B x

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Helen, love your workshop photos, they are stunning projects. Hope you get someplay time soon for those new goodies! Happy Wednesday Cindy #14

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I am so jealous of the Seth Apter goodies - they are on my wish list, along with his paints, but haven't had the spare cash yet - next month! Wonderful projects from the workshops. Just my sort of thing. Ali x #13

Annie said...

How lovely to enjoy a crafting weekend and come away with such wonderful creations. You are so clever.
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x #12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I enjoyed reading about your weekend on FB too! So pleased that you had such a great time, the face is my favourite piece!
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

Cheetarah said...

WOW! amazing works you have made at the workshops! Glad to hear you've had a great time. Have a wonderful week! xoxo Cheetarah #21

Neet said...

Can you not weight down the face until you are ready to mount it so that it straightens before it gets too bad?
I am still green every time I see this - I love it sooo much.
Thought I read your weekend post will go back and check.
Hugs and thanks for the visit earlier, Neet xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, I do love that face piece you did. It's amazing. Poole is lovely I agree, not been there for some years now. Nice shot of the stash! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, the face piece is amazing - I absolutely love it! It's a pity it's bending though - perhaps it would straighten out if it was weighted down by a few heavy books for a while. And I love the duck too - I used to collect the real thing (Lake Cayugas and a totally adorable Khaki Campbell actually). I liked Poole when, some years ago, my mother and I took a trip there. We visited Poole Pottery then. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #25

Felicia Aaron said...

WOW Helen! So much going on in your craft area! I love the angle you took the picture from so that we can get an AWESOME view of ALLLLLL your play tools!!! I am loving all of your workshop crafting! Gorgeous!!! I hope you get to play with your new goodies soon! Blessings for the rest of your week! :) Felicia #27

Sharon Madson said...

Your projects are amazing! Thanks for sharing. Happy day! #34

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, as others have said, the face looks amazing. Glad you had a wonderful time at the workshops. Enjoy your new goodies! Have a lovely week Heather #28

Lindart said...

Hi Helen! the face is gorgeous, as is the altered book! I love them both! I hope you find the perfect spot for the face, it really needs to by hung up and enjoyed! Have fun with your new embossing powders, I would love to know how they are different from other EPs. Have a great week, Lindart #29

Monica said...

GREAT room, A fine collection of work and play there. Like the journals. Definitely someone who is living the life!
Hugs
Monica #30

Stacy Sheldon said...

Ooh that altered book looks amazing Helen WOW :)
I have heard of those powders but, not caved on buying any yet so, it will be interesting to read what you think of them later. ~Stacy #32

BJ said...

Ah so that's what you were up to, not quite "with it" here obviously. I do like the face but to be honest I LOVE the altered book, having done one myself I'm a bit biased there. Love the different angle on things this week too. Thanks for the visit BJ#4

Virginia said...

Fab desk as always, off to read about your weekend - the makes were fabulous!

Twiglet said...

oh such lovely work Helen - glad you enjoyed your workshop - the perfect way to relax, I think. xx Jo

StampinCarol said...

The face is amazing!! And the altered book is really cool! Will be checking out your other posts about the workshop! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Carol N #26

okienurse said...

awesome desk and I love face painting and the journal! You have been busy this week and still managed to travel about! I found some embossing powders in a drawer the other day and made a mental note to give them another try this week! Hope you have a good week! Vickie #36

Angela Radford said...

Oh Helen you lucky thing. I would do anything for a workshop, I so love working with other people and just don't get the chance very often. great results too. Thanks for the visit to mine, happy crafty woyww, Angela x16x

Shoshi said...

Those pages are fabulous, Helen - really grungey! I love the face, too. Thank you for your visit - so glad you've got some of my new dies! It was such a good day out and I really needed it. I'm gradually getting the desk organisd. I must think about how I could use those marbles photos. They were so beautiful.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #33

sandra de said...

Wow, you have achieved the most stunning textures on all 3 projects. Well done, the duck is lovely too. :)
Sandra de

craftyani said...

What a beautiful face wonder if the person it belongs to could ever have imagined what it would become. You are so lucky to have workshops to attend. Thanks for the visit. Ani #2

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love how you organise everything but OOOH! My knees hurt just thinking about crafting on the floor!!! Love seeing those pieces again! Chrisxx

Kim said...

Happy Belated WOYWW! I took a peek at the workshop post...looks like it was an awesome experience! And I love the face! I can't wait to see what you think of the new embossing powders. I love the colors, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Have a great week. and thanks for stopping by!
-K #34

April Story said...

I love the face and the journal pages. Great work.
April #22

Julia Dunnit said...

So is it just that the Seth Apter colours are exclusive or is there something else to the embossing powders? will look forward to seeing. So glad you enjoyed the workshop weekend, i’m With you on the favourite piece and I totally admire your patience with the altered book, that wouldn’t have gone so well for me! LOVE the duck.

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Friday already - sorry! Looking at all your photos this week - I reckon I like the heart with the key best... But you certainly sound as though you had an amazing time away! Well done on all you achieved. I had a good time with Mr and Mrs D - they are glad to be on their boat again, and have now set off on their travels across England. Teehee - I certainly won't be making ALL those bags myself - we have a great group of folks who each make some. I simply cut them out and make a few!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Vicky Fisher said...

Hi Helen,
Lovely artwork and seems you had loads of fun, have an nice weekend, a belated happy WOYWW, Vicky

Annie Claxton said...

What a lot of inspiraing loveliness, your projects look amazing and your workdesk makes me want to jump in and play :o) Annie C #10

Kyla said...

I LOVE your workshop pieces (loved seeing them on FB) and ooh to the Seth Apter stash too-his work is amazing.

Thanks for visiting my desk already (hope your trips to Kew are not TOO many bus replacements by the way!).

Kyla