Wednesday, 14 March 2018

WOYWW 458

Can't believe it's time for another WOYWW.... week 458... I was looking for something on my blog yesterday to inspire me for this week's France Papillon FB challenge (theme "back to basics") and I got distracted by trying to find the first time I joined in with WOYWW... turns out I've been doing this every week (don't think I've missed one from then - or not many anyhow) since 17 Feb 2010 - before the weeks even got numbered!!

Anyway, that's by the by.   my desk   floor workspace this week doesn't have a lot on it - I'm playing in my latest journal (the square one) with Seth Apter's Baked Textures embossing powders, just messing about with them on a page covered with tissue paper...
 the photo doesn't show the shimmer very well due to the angle I took it at.

they differ in consistency, some are quite chunky and some quite fine and melt really well.


Not done very much with them at all yet, just sprinkled them on some clear embossing ink to try out the colours.
still haven't put the new Fresco paints away in their boxes... and the scraps box behind the tubs of texture pastes behind the paints is in even more danger of overflowing.

Next week, all being well, there will be new stamps to show (order is "processing" lol - my not buying anything for a month or two lasted... about 10 days...)

My ticket for Ally Pally came this week too; which isn't far off now.  I'll be there on the Saturday. 
I'll be visiting your desk soon.. have the kettle on maybe?

30 comments:

Robyn said...

I do love embossing powder- trying to resist every latest thin- might be futile!
robyn ( no number yet)

Neet said...

One of these days I will meet up with you at Ally Pally. I need to go now that Leandra is only going to be there.
Love those Seth embossing powders, keep playing for us with them.
Hugs, Neet xx (behind you in numbers)

BJ said...

Love the music score on the page and can see your ranger heat tool is still going. BJ#2

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, this is going to be quick but will pop back later for a better look at you desk/floor as you know I have other stuff on today, people to meet then out in the snow again Lol!. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x9x

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Helen, love the look of those embossing powders. Look forward to seeing the new goodies next week. Sarah #10

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'm back again Helen, saying the same old *I really need to join in with the WOYWW* but so scared to take that first step! I will amaze you one day hee hee.. So i'm a fly on the wall again, checking out your baked textures over tissue. Not used them in this way but know they work amazingly over large areas. Look forward to seeing those new stamps.. I've been saving up my craft stash budget too but it's been a very difficult journey!
Have a wonderful week..
Hugs Tracey xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, I like the tissue paper. Never thought of putting that on a journal page. The embossing powders looks interesting to, looking forward to seeing more of them. Enjoy your new stash when it arrives. Thanks for stopping by earlier - I have fallen in love with Lavinia Stamps! Have a lovely week Heather x #11

Annie said...

I love how you build up your pages Helen. So much stash but you use it well my friend.
Hugs,
Annie x #14

Anne said...

Hi Helen. I love, love, love embossing powders. I also love the page with the music score etc that is to the left. I cannot say anything about new stash. I 'd had a very firm word with myself about new stash and the 'look something new and an offer' what's a girl to do!!Mine was due to arrive yesterday- it didn't I was not impressed with Mr UPS!!! Have a great week. Anne x #15

lisa said...

Your pages look really interesting, Helen. I love trying out new things to see what they do. I haven't seen these embossing powders, they sound interesting.
Have fun at Ally Pally.
Hugs Lisax #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You're the Elder Stateswoman of WOYWW!! Julia will have to make you a medal for your long service :-D. That's amazing though, what a friendship this has turned out to be eh? Great pages, the tissue makes an interesting material.
HUgs LLJ 8 xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Kettle is filled and ready at any time. Meanwhile, love the colours of this SA powders, aren’t they nice. You really are outside the box with using them, even for a test..not sure it would have occurred to me to do anything but stamp something to emboss. Love your stash diet, 10 days is good! For you!!

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh I love the journal page - those SA powders look great against the background. 10 days sounds pretty good to me - well done!!
Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new stash when it arrives!
Diana x #16

Shaz Brooks said...

Oooh! Helen, we'll be at Ally Pally on Saturday too! Excellent, we will have a catch-up! Quite made my morning, reading that, lol. Do like the look of that page you've started. Thanks for all the good wishes, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxX

SusanLotus said...

Lovely background!
It will make a wonderful journal page.

Happy WOYWW!
Sussie nr 24

okienurse said...

great start to the background! your craft spot looks awesome. I always love to come look at your floor! I know it doesn't see like it has been that long does it! I don't remember how long I just lurked and looked at blogs before I actually got up nerve to post on WOYWW! Years I think. Hope you have a great week! Vickie #34

Twiglet said...

I love the way you create with all those mysterious sparkles and potions! xx Jo

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, looks like a really gorgeous mix of colors and textures going on in the journal :) ~Stacy #29

Sharon Madson said...

Helen, that is a nice page you are working on. I have heard about working with tissue, but haven’t tried it yet! Looks like you have the technique mastered. Thank you so much for stopping by already. Have a great week!

StampinCarol said...

After clicking on your picture I could see the difference in the embossing powders a bit better. Very cool! Your desk is very busy. Looks like you're running out of room to work! And enjoy your trip! Hope you get some better weather! Thanks for stopping by!
Carol N #25

Jan Ltc said...

Great work desk. Happy WOYWW xx Jan (36)

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Helen, looks like you deserve a WOYWW long service award! Now who were you kidding, not buying craft supplies? Had to pick myself up the floor I lolled so much. Nice journal work. I have finished put6ing the album together, was just gonna print a few photos off on the printer for it but can't find my decent paper. I 're-organised' it into a black hole obviously. I wouldn't hold your breath to look at my photos, they are certainly not up to your standard! I shall be at AP both days this year I think so will probably see you there at some point. Thanks for the earlier visit. Cindy #21

Sue said...

Hi Helen, I love your journal page.

Hope you have a lovely time at Ally Pally. I'm assuming it's a craft show???

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #18

craftyani said...

10 days without purchase is that a record. What the ... life's too short, enjoy your stamps when you receive them. I always say I probably spend less on craft materials in a year than someone who drinks or smokes. Sorry the link didn't work will try and get it fixed for next week how I don't know. Ani#1

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen - you've been WOYWWing from 2010, that's impressive! It took me a bit longer to discover Julia's blog. Your art journals are always interesting and inspirational so much so I'm going to recommend your blog to my teenage granddaughter. She's into art but doesn't keep a journal - I think she might be very interested. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #30

Kelly said...

Good morning, Helen. Thanks for the visit. Always a pleasure. Wow, you've not missed a week? Wish I could say that. Go you on ordering new stuff. Have fun at Ally. Wish we had an event like that. Well, we do, but it's 4 hrs one way and I've only attended twice. Maybe this year. Creative Blessings! Kelly #28

Lindart said...

Looks like you had a TON of fun making that awesome page! Have a great week, and thanks for your visit! Lindart #32

Shoshi said...

Oh Helen, I love that page with all the music on it! It's gorgeous. I haven't heard of those embossing powders before, but it sounds as if you are having so much fun with them. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment. So glad you liked all my flowers. They did look rather good en masse! I've used a load of them on the mystery project but I did make far too many so they will go in my stash for future use. Lily and Ruby are completely BANNED from my studio - the only kitty I ever let in there was Phoebe because she would just sit quietly - Beatrice was so nosy and destructive right into old age and couldn't be trusted at all, and as for our 2 juvenile delinquents, well, they'd have made short work of my flowers, that's for sure!! All being well, and no more snow by Monday, we're out for lunch with the friend the mystery projet is for, so after that it will be the Big Reveal!! I've been working flat out to get it finished in time and if I hadn't been so tired after getting home today I'd have spent the evening in the studio, but I've got all tomorrow.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #27

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butterfly said...

I like the look of the powders over the tissue paper - I've only played with a couple of the powders so far, but hope to get adventurous with them soon.
Alison x