Wednesday, 22 January 2020

WOYWW 555

Welcome deskers - another WOYWW has rolled around!  Head to the Stamping-Ground for the link and other desk. 
So I've done a fair bit of playing this week - yay!! 
First up I had to make some birthday cards for some crafting buddies (but they won't see them here so that's ok)
both started out on mixed media paper (bought a pad in Cass Art yonks ago and only used 1 sheet before (it's still attached to the pad)  USING UP STUFF... wow, go me!!


masterboard type background with Distress Oxide sprays and multiple stamping 
this was part way through
 one of the finished cards.

I love the Tim Holtz paper dolls but always struggle to incorporate them, so am pleased to be able to do so here
second card, similar idea, different colours and stamps
(the background stamps are Tracey Scott for Paperartsy)  and the figure is of course, by Dina Wakley



then, because I hadn't had enough of distress oxides on this fab paper- it really holds up to sprays and water well -  I kept going
 they both started with this one, and greens and yellow sprays.  then I put a second sheet on top of the first one to blot/create a second page




I've done extra colours and started the stamping on this one
but not yet on this one. 


Really having fun with this (and want some more Oxide sprays in other colours now....)



I had a fantastic day in the sunshine at Kew last Saturday - really cold, frosty early on - but beautiful...
lots of pics here (as always) 

here's one to tempt you!







Looking forward to seeing what you're working on






28 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

Cool master boards Helen and the cards you made from the first one are great. I do like the Oxide sprays. Best deal if you are buying a set of 12 is probably Joanna Sheen website. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, look at you being super creative and using stuff up! Cards are lovely, I’m going to point my friend Nancy over to you, she has a bag of the TH dolls and we always laugh at her, she loves ‘em but doesn’t know what to do with them.im sure I wouldn’t either! Loving the use of distress inks, very effective. I don’t have the sprays and am not about to start on them, I don’t do enough of your sort of art to need them, let’s face it. Aren’t I being a grown up!!

Lynn Holland said...

I’ve just nipped over and had a look at your Kew pictures and now I’m going to go out and enjoy some fresh air on the strength of them haha
Lynn x 7

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You've been so productive Helen, i'm envious!! I especially love the second card, the colours and background stamp work beautifully together. I too love the paper dolls but just seem to collect them hee hee.. must take a leaf out of your book and use them more. Happy WoywW Tracey #10

Neet said...

I'm with Julia on this one - won't be buying the sprays. Don't get on with them and my bank balance has learned to not go with the trend but with what I really want (and need). Proof of me and sprays is on my desk but I do't think you can see the mess as the fairies cover it up.
Nice cards - very arty.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Glenda said...

Lovely pages you have created here! I love the colors! Happy WOYWW......
Glenda #18

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, love how you've created the masterboards. I don't do it often enough! Cards came together beautifully. You've reminded me I have a MM pad- somewhere. Must find it out. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #3 X

Christine said...

Love those backgrounds .... will have to sort out my various papers now!
Thank you for your visits and kind words, much appreciated.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for the visit. I really love your master boards. They are on my agenda for today. Rain and Ice so I won't be going anywhere AGAIN. WINTER I need a break. I love the paper artsy items. Seems a lot I LOVE comes from other countries. Have a great week.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful master boards! I have been adding the oxide sprays to my distress collection very slowly as my budget allows when I find them on sale. Great use of Tim Holtz' paper dolls. #28

Annie said...

I'm late visiting today but have been head down sewing all day and have now finished the next 5 Memory characters apart from their labels so have decided to call it a day now and will do them frest in the morning.
You've been really creative this week. I love the cards you've made.
Hugs,
Annie x #11

Diana Taylor said...

Your cards are fabulous, I love the colours and especially the bluey/orange mix of the second one - gorgeous. Off to Kew now!
Hope you have a great week,
Hugs, Diana x #9

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Lovely cards.I love the4 mixed colour backgrounds.

Off to visit Kew via your stunning photos.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #6

Elizabeth said...

So nice that you've found time to play this week. Your masterboards are fab - very usable. I think I'd find those TH paper dolls hard to use too, so I'll resist the temptation. Hope you get another good day at Kew this weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #20

StampinCarol said...

Fun master boards! And great cards! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!
Carol N #22

Stacy Sheldon said...

It is always interesting to see what people do with those backgrounds. ( I have stacks that are in the file cabinet haha) so, I love the card with the paperdolls the best Helen. :)
~Stacy #29

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, loving how you've used the paper dolls. I have some but they seem to have become a collectable item at mine as I never seem to find a way of using them. Need to do something with them soon. Wishing you a happy and creative woyww, Angela x16x

Anne said...

Hi Helen. You have been very creative. I really like doing master boards. Great cards and I must check out the Kew photos. Anne x 19

Lindart said...

Lovely masterboards and cards! It wasn't exactly my idea to photocopy my masterboard, I got the idea from Nina Ribena who photocopied hers on several different kinds of paper and in different sizes. It makes perfect sense, as I can use the same masterboard over and over! Thanks for your, visit, have a great week! Lindart #27

Shoshi said...

You are doing great things on your mixed media paper, Helen. I love how you use multiple layers, and such subtle colours. Beautiful work. I am sure the recipients of the cards will absolutely love them. I like the Tim Holtz paper dolls too, and have been watching him demo colouring them with the new distress glaze embossing powders at Creativation. I've simply got to get those...

Gorgeous frosty Kew pic, too!

Thank you for your visit and your good wishes. The final 2 prs of pants did arrive today and at first glance they look OK, but I shan't be trying them on till I get undressed tonight. Today it's been far too cold to strip off unnecessarily lol!

I'm so glad you like my creative efforts this week. I have enjoyed doing the painted letters and will definitely be doing some more. In the studio I am continuing to work on the envelopes for the shutter cards. The cutting machine forum lady has been so brilliant - nothing is too much trouble for her it seems, and today she tells me she is recovering from flu! What a star.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #21

craftytrog said...

Fab cards!

Lillianb said...

Thank you for you visit. Loving your cards, Loving the third one,

Lilian B # 14

Crafting With Jack said...

Great masterboards, love the mix of colours. #31 Angela

Twiglet said...

Your artwork is fab but your frosty photos are magical! xx Jo

Caro said...

Loving your cards and the way you use so many layers to generate your backgrounds. I could learn a thing or two from you. Only just got into distress oxides - will investigate the sprays! Happy belated WOYWW. Have a lovely week, with love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#8)

Kelly said...

Hi Helen! Lovely colors/ patterns on that master board. Pretty cards as a result. Thanks for the visit. Creative Blessings! Kelly #26

butterfly said...

Yay indeed... on the playtime, on the using up stuff, and on those fabulous cards. The backgrounds have such depth and richness, and I love both the Paper Doll and the Dina silhouette version. Looks like you're having lots of fun with those Oxides.
Alison x

Kyla said...

ooh I need to crack on with some masterboards I used to do them all the time as a quick way to make about 5 cards from one A4 board and now seeing yours and previously Angela's makes I deffo need to get back to it!

kyla