Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WOYWW 226

Hello WOYWWers, Followers and All,

Having missed two weeks of participating in the WOYWW deskathon I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms ... I just have to join in this week. So I'm taking a break from house packing to catch up with what Julia, at the Stamping Ground, organiser of this weekly treat, and the many fellow crafters who link their desks every Wednesday, are doing today.
Photo taken late Tuesday evening when I managed to put in an hour at the desk ... half an hour of which was spent clearing away stuff, including the mouldable foam I've been trying out recently - see post here. Anyhow, I did find time to try out my newest stamp - Hero Arts Overexposed Leaves - and a technique involving clear embossing powder and distress inks. I watched this video demonstration on YouTube and thought I'd like to try it out for myself. So what you see on the craft mat is all the supplies needed, inks, stamp block being used as a palette, brush, jar of water, VersaMark and, of course, the stamp.  There's card and patterned paper - used as a guide for the autumnal shades of ink - that may or may not appear on the finished project. At the back is a box lid filled with scraps of card - I really ought to put them away in the snippet box. Beside that is a box of glitter and another of the clear embossing powder. There's several tiny punches that seemed to have taken up permanent residence and a new pack of batteries for the camera. On the right is my dish of adhesives and some scissors.

What you can't see is the clutter surrounding this little clear patch ... it's getting worse as the packing proceeds because I've found myself putting stuff there that I can't bear to pack ... you know the sort of thing, the 'how can I craft without it?' sort of thing. How did I ever make anything with just one black ink pad, two stamps and a pad of rather cheap and nasty coloured cartridge paper?!?!

It's way past midnight here so I'm off to bed now but I hope to be up bright and early to add my link and start visiting as many of you as I can. I look forward to snooping, peering and peeking to see what is on your desk today.

In the meantime, take care and I wish you a happy WOYWW.

25 comments:

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Elizabeth - good luck with all that packing!! Love the autumn paper in the middle of your space and all those distress pads - I have 6 at the moment and went to an online store to check out some more before our craft show hits town in 2 weeks and I counted 42 colours - whew I had no idea - and that includes a clear pad for embossing which I didn't know existed - I may have to watch myself at the craft show!! Have a great week - Hugs Mxx #33

The Crafty Laydee said...

Morning Elizabeth-Oh,poor you packing-it's just not nice is it?At least you squeezed some happy craft time in.
When we came to move house I was finally rumbled as to just how much crafty stuff I actually had!!Hubby said we should have ordered a small van just for my craft boxes!(He didn't see all the ones I craftily marked up as books-tee hee)!! Have a good day,
Nessa xx

The Taming of the Glue said...

Good luck with the packing, I dread having to pack all my craft stuff so I just won't move! Love that stamp and the paper is gorgeous, so autumnal. Hugs. Pam#41

Mrs.D said...

Morning Elizabeth, I do like the Autumn colours you are working with, they really are myself favourites.
Chris#50

lisa said...

Blimey, Elizabeth, it must be ages since I managed to come and see you...what's this about packing..are you moving??? See I've missed all your news!!
Anyway, it's lovely to see you and you have some lovely things on your desk, those leaves are looking great.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

CraftygasheadZo said...

I just love that paper and stamp. I do love leaves, so many possible uses depending on the colours, but you can't beat autumnal colours I reckon! Take care Zo xx 65

Anne said...

Ooooohhh Elizabeth I could not imagine packing up all my crafting stash - never mind the rest of the house. Did it 18 years ago and thought never again- but never say never!!!! Good luck with rest of packing. Anne x #61

sandra de said...

beautiful autumn paper and all the best with packing.
Sandra @68

Create With Joy said...

Welcome back Elizabeth - good luck packing! I love the project and all of the lovelies on your desk today!

Create With Joy - 7
http://create-with-joy.com

butlersabroad said...

Packing!! What's going on, this is the first I've heard about any packing, lol!! Nice to see you can still get a bit of time at your desk here and there, you need to keep your sanity somehow! I like your mouldable foam stamps, the buttons on the baby cards really turned out well.

Hugs
Brenda 6

Nan G said...

Best,of luck packing. Look forward to seeing the finished project. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good luck with the packing! When is the big move? It must be tricky to keep the balance right between packing/crafting. Hope you are both ok...
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Kate Hadfield said...

Good luck with the packing, it's never much fun is it?! Are you moving house, or just craft room? Hope it all goes smoothly for you whichever it is!
Kate #51

Krisha said...

You definitely have your work cut out for you with packing and moving. Funny how we can remember when our supplies were just the basics and we were on top of the world. I remember gasping when I realized I had reached 100 stamps, now I have nearly that many ink pads....LOL

Sandy Leigh said...

Love those distress ink pads! Moving is very hard on a crafter--it's almost like you have to pack a to-go project so that you won't have to suffer too much crafty down time. I hope your move goes well, and I am excited that you have a dollhouse too! Thanks so much for visiting me and my dollhouse madness and mess! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #3

Nan G said...

Like where you're headed with this stamping! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

sandysewin said...

I think you're doing pretty well keeping on crafting in the midst of packing! That stamped image is lovely and the colors are great.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the kind comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #1

Regina Hamilton said...

Pretty paper and stamping. I really like the colors. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #4

Caro said...

Good Luck with the packing...it always seems to take forever. The supplies on your desk look great! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#63)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Yes, how did we manage to make do in those early days of crafting?!!! I have to admit that I was a lot more creative in those days, working with what little bits I had, but I'm with you. I couldn't bare to be without so many things now. I really like how your stamped image is coming out. It is very lovely. That technique is well worth all the products it takes to achieve it!

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth
I must have missed the posts about the packing are you going far. I haven't moved for over 30 years and can only imagine what it must be like, the thought of packing the crafty stuff would be a nightmare. lovely autumnal paper
janet #57

Eliza said...

Hey do you want some help I actually love packing up houses LOL I moved 3 times in one year with the defense force, not by choice either but got packing down to a fine art. I dispose of a lot in the process but not art supplies. I like using that mouldable foam too and don't use it often enough. Good luck and thanks for visiting me.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 20

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

I don't envy you all that packing .. .. but it will be lovely to arrive at your new home and set up a new craft space!!

Loving your gorgeous card. What a great technique. Have just watched the video .. .. thanks for the link.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

BJ said...

I'm just so taken by that patterned paper it is gorgeous and the colours are wonderful. It's good to take a break - enjoy. Thanks for the visit BJ#39

Neet said...

Oh Elizabeth, I do not envy you one bit. The thoughts of packing my craft room alone is daunting. You so rightly say how did we craft with one black ink pad etc. How has this habit grown to such huge proportions?

Must follow your links and have a look at what you have been doing on the previous post. When I get a minute that is.

Hugs and take care
Neet xx 23 xx