Wednesday, 10 April 2019

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 514

Hello Everyone,

It's Julia's Whizzday, more usually known as WOYWW, so time to reveal the mess that is my desk today.
I've been getting back into crafting, the hitherto elusive mojo has returned, so there's stuff, lots of it, on my desk to show for it. I had a lovely day recently experimenting with paints and inks using a much neglected Creative Palette - more details in this previous post - and now I've begun to make cards with the results. Admittedly, there's only one completed card but it's a start. Still out, because I haven't gotten round to putting them away,  in a cluster in front of the screen, are the bottles of ink and the tubes of paint, a saucer of bits and bobs used for creating markings on the paint/ink covered palette, the brayer, the palette and a stencil too. To the front, from left to right, is the stamps used on the card, adhesive, and the pile of printed pieces and some plain card left from making the card.
The background for this card was created with a combination of Vicki Boutin's Blue Hawaiian acrylic paint, Limon ColorBox Crafter's ink and Heidi Swapp's Hot Pink Metallic Texture Paste which gives a lovely shimmery effect. And I admit that the die-cut butterfly is there to hide an spot of bad stamping! 

And finally, the book bit. Just one again this week but it's a lovely one.

Lucy Mangan's 'Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading' is a joy. As a child my late brother and I were two little bookworms and this book captures so perfectly the necessity we both felt to read just one more page/chapter, and of being totally unaware of anything/anyone else when when our noses were well and truly stuck in a good book. However, Bookworm isn't just a funny and endearing tour of the author's childhood reading but it also delivers an insight into the eccentricities of her family, some of which made me laugh out loud. It's a book full of food for thought and I heartily recommend it to bookworms everywhere.

That's it for today. Until our next Whizzday, I wish you all a wonderfully crafty week.


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, love the card! Butterflies are the most useful disguise, I agree. Fellow bookworm here, ever since a small child I've been a reader, and even now read till stupid o clock, just to do 'till the end of the chapter', lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth. I love that flower stamp and the sentiment. That book sounds like my sort of thing, will have a look for it soon. Happy creative woyww, Angela x16x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely that you've been on a crafting kick! And great to see the evidence of that too :-). That card is lovely, you can't go wrong with butterflies, they're always popular. Random bit of info: the Welsh word for butterfly is Pili Pala-!!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Twiglet said...

Ah that card is gorgeous - I love the colour combo! xx Jo

Sarah Brennan said...

Fabulous card Elizabeth, an amazing colour combination too. I thought that was exactly what butterflies are for lol. It fits right in with the rest of the card. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Helen said...

I love that card! the book sounds really interesting, I will look out for it. Helen #2

glitterandglue said...

Hi Elizabeth. That's a fabulous card - well done. Hmm... a fellow bookworm here - better get the details!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Neet said...

The book review makes it sound good whether you are a bookwork or not. |Thanks for that!
Love the card - what gorgeous colours - had to smile re the butterfly - don't we crafters have the knack for covering up an error. Good job!
Thanks for the note re Judy's Fabrications - shame she doesn't still do it - she did some wonderful work.
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Good to see your mojo has returned, super card! Butterflies always do a great job of fixings those whoops moments. The book sounds like a great read, sounds like a light hearted holiday read.
Happy WoywW Tracey #5

Lindart said...

Beautiful card - love the colours! I do remember the bookworm days well, my brother was the same. We came about it naturally, as our father was also a bookworm, and we often woke up in the morning to find him asleep on the living room floor with his head on his book! Thanks for sharing, have a great week! Lindart #29

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth I love the desk caught mid flow this week, very interesting! Love the colony’s of card and yes we’ve all hidden blobs in the wrong place that way, mind you had no idea till you told me .. and the Bookworm sounds fascinating, just like me as child.. and adult.l
Happy belated WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #15
ps hope you’re all well.

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