AVery Good Morning to One and All,
Nothing to show you on my desk this very special What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - I've just cleared up after a mammoth PIF-making session! Congratulations go to Julia at Stamping Ground for her 2 years of hosting What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. That's 104 weeks of snooping! I haven't been around for all that time - that's because I didn't even know what blogging was 2 years ago - I know, which planet was I on!!!! If I hadn't somehow strayed into the world of cardmaking I still wouldn't know and look at the fun I would have missed. I joined back in October last year - week 71 - after a few weeks of hovering and debating with myself as to where to join in the fun. Now I'm so glad I did pluck up the courage to give it a try. I really enjoy the weekly snoop around folks workspaces and admired the variety of beautiful work produced in sometimes the most unlikely of spaces - e,g, Helen crafts on the floor! I've also met and made friends with so many inspirational crafters in WOYWWland - and that wouldn't have been possible without Julia. So, Julia, many thanks for reigning over the workdesks of the world and long may you continue to do so : )
To compensate in some little way for having nothing to show I thought I'd show you something I've been making on the computer instead - my own paper.
I used My Craft Studio Professional's tiling feature to create this paper from a photograph of London Pride (Latin name Saxifraga x urbium). I've just discovered that it is also known as St. Patrick's Cabbage, Whimsey, Prattling Parnell, and Look Up And Kiss Me in other parts of the country. It's a really old-fashioned plant that I remember seeing in every garden in our neighbourhood when I was a child. The froth of dainty and delicate flowers is so pretty I thought they might look lovely as a background paper. After creating the backing paper I tried my hand at producing a mock vellum paper too. I think there is not enough white space in the finished paper so that's another lesson learned - that it would look better with some white space incorporated. And here's the London Pride which grows in a pot in my front garden.
Isn't it lovely?
This morning I'm being greatly entertained by what's going on at the bird feeder. There are several starling chicks sitting around just begging to be fed - and they are all as big as their parents! The parent birds are just run of their feathers trying to keep up with the demands of their 'teenage' off-spring :) Fortunately, the EM keeps them well provided with seed, and just as fortunately The Boss, who is well fed too, pretty much leaves them to it.
Ah well, time to have a cup of tea, after which I'll pop back to Julia's place to see who I'm going to be sending my PIF to.
Have a great WOYWW day everyone and Happy Crafting,