Wednesday, 27 October 2021

WOYWW 647 - it all came at once

 Hello fellow deskers - another Wednesday already..  The day of the week we gather at Julia's Stamping-Ground for WOYWW  desk sharing day.   

I've had a splurge on buying new goodies lately, and have had 3 deliveries since we last met!  

first up were the Dina stencils, collage tissue pack and chipboard shapes that just missed it for last week

then the new ink pad and distress sprays in the new colour - Villainous Potion  - such a gorgeous deep purple.  can't wait to try this out!  (I held out for a day before ordering them!)  
and finally some new Paperartsy goodies - the Lynne Perrella and Seth Apter stamps were launched last week and the stencil by Tracy Scott was from the previous launch that I resisted (at the time!) 

writing this Tuesday evening,  an email alert has just flashed up on the screen to tell me my parcel will be delivered today.... yes, about 10 hours ago!!  They normally arrive before the post!

so, lots of goodies to play with. 
At the weekend I had a bit of a play with one of the Dina stencils - the circle mosaic which is just gorgeous.   In honour of the new distress inks on the way (at the time) I used distress inks in my journal - on one of the cotton rag pages in the Dina journal 
I used some of my favourite, slightly muted colours - I can't remember all the colours now -  and then stencilled one of the flowers across the spread.
Added a collage tissue face - intend to doodle on this to enhance it a bit -  added some splatters and some cut up collage tissue phrase which I then muted with gesso.

Saturday's trip to Kew was fabulous - I spent half an hour in the Zadok Ben-David exhibition taking close ups - lots of pics on the blog and ages outside enjoying the rich autumn colours - my favourite time of year I think
this is one of my favourite autumn sights!

the detail is just exquisite 

Sadly the forecast for this coming weekend is wet, so I think I'll maybe not spend so long outside!

That's it from me -  not planning on new goodies next week, maybe I'll have used some of this week's!  Happy WOYWW  and I'll see you soon. 

Wednesday, 20 October 2021


 Welcome back deskers,  it's Wednesday again and time for another WOYWW  - Julia's is the place to join in at the Stamping-Ground 

the goodies I was waiting for last week, arrived, of course on Wednesday - but had to wait till this week for their starring role.   New stencils,  because of course, there are never too  many stencils!

the two on the left are in a series called "soulful scribbles"  and the other is a cityscape - you can see I had a play of the middle strip (you can't tell form the photo that the top and bottom edges of the stencil also has a city skyline border  (I haven't tried them yet)

 This week, I have more goodies on order - one will arrive today again,  and one is a pre-order of the new Distress colour launched on Saturday  - did you see it?  a really dark purple.  I wasn't going to get it -   but then looked again and hey ho before you know it, they pop into my basket!

I also had a play in one of my Dina Wakley journals, on the canvas page - gloss spray through the lattice stencil (obviously loses it's gloss on fabric, but the sage colour is gorgeous)  

it was a fun page to play at.

You may have seen some of the photos from Kew last weekend - I unexpectedly got wet as I wasn't aware it might rain!

but in the gallery out of the rain - a stunning new exhibition  (click the link for the Kew website details about this ) -  see the blog for more photos  (Kew) 

close up  - one of 17500 steel, etched , painted flowers based on Victorian botanical drawings
and from the other side they are brightly coloured!
Beautiful,  but I prefer the other side!  

I can't wait to go and look again this weekend  

there was plenty more colour in the gardens but you'll have to check the blog or I'll get in trouble with Head Girl!  

I'll be round to catch your creative spaces soon - happy WOYWW!  

Wednesday, 13 October 2021


 Morning bakers  deskers... (you can tell I write this during Great British Bake Off)  It is time again for WOYWW  where we share our crafty workspaces... I have little to show this week (ordered some stencils on Sunday which I had hoped would arrive in time but the post let me down)

I had a bit of a dodgy go at Dina's latest supporter video from last week - drawing and painting over a stamped image on tissue embedded in a journal page  using paint instead of glue.

It's amazing how when you're adding to an image that is already there, you can make it look awful (although it's slightly better in the picture than the flesh!! )  However I shall practice.


so I'll leave you with Kew instead - at least I can't mess that up - last week was foggy to start with and then gloriously sunny - 

here's a couple of pics to tempt you!

I am sure you've all been much more productive than I have and I'll be round to visit soon.

Happy WOYWW  

Wednesday, 6 October 2021


 Another Wednesday another month - hello October!  the year - never mind the weeks - are whizzing by so fast.  We head to Julia's Stamping-Ground for another week of WOYWW  desk sharing fun..

As I am writing this (watching Great British Bake Off)  I've just seen a Christmas advert on telly.... no way!!  

 abandoned Christmas cards this week for a "batty" play in my journal... 
I'd already sprayed the background - or it might be paint I honestly can't remember (think it must be paint, actually)  some time ago

the church window stamp set (Dina Wakley) was the front of the pile  ad the circle came from a Dina Wakley supporter video idea...I painted it to look like a moon behind the window 

I remembered i had some bat die cuts and hurrah, could even find them!!  
this is the play from the supporter video - a sort of warm up play session - pieces to be used as is or as collage fodder as Dina calls them  as you choose 

needless to say they stopped as a warm up exercise and haven't developed into anything.  

I had a lucky escape at Kew on Saturday as the forecast heavy rain didn't start till after I'd got home and it only rained intermittently.
Photos here including the new Japan season

Thanks for looking, I'll be round to visit you soon.