Friday, 13 May 2011

WOYWW 101 - Not Wednesday but Thursday

Afternoon WOYWWers, Followers and All,

Edited Note, Friday, 13 May 2011: Apparently Blogger discovered a problem that necessitated removing all posts uploaded on Thursday, 12 May 2011! Unfortunately, it has also meant that all comments left here have been lost too.  Here's a copy of the lost post but sadly I can do nothing about the lost comments so apologies to all of you who left a comment - perhaps Blogger will find them again :(

Apologies for the lateness of this post - I've been ill for a few days so not been doing much of anything at all. So not a desk photo today, there's nothing doing on it and I think you've all seen enough of my only too clear desk recently, so here is an ATC I was working on last week.

This ATC was created to celebrate the coming of summer. Well, it has felt so much like summer here over the last 6 weeks or so that I don't think it's too early to celebrate.

Here's how it was made in condensed form. A watercolour wash was applied to a white background, then stamped, using Hero Arts Flourish Spray randomly, with VersaMark and embossed with Heat It Up gold powder . The flower topper is a Craft Stamper freebie, stamped once and masked, stamped several times more, then coloured with ProMarkers, and the centres are embossed with gold powder. The bees, a Lavinia stamp, stamped using VersaMark and embossed with Sheena WOW in Bark Regular, cut out and coloured with a yellow ProMarker before adhering to flowers. The words, summer bees, were printed out on a PC using Microsoft Office Word and font 'Betsy Flannagan', trimmed and edged with Memento Dew Drop ink pad, London Fog.

This is only the 4th ATC I've attempted but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it now.

Still wondering what WOYWW is, that's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, then you can do no better than to pop over to the Queen of Desks site - follow the link here - where you can find many more links to around 140 workspaces which could be craft rooms and desks, but then it could just as easily be floors depending on what space is available. Wherever, it's worth the trip and quite addictive :)

I will, as usual, do my best to visit as many of my fellow WOYWWers as possible this week but it might take me some time so I'm apologising in advance if I don't make it.

In the meantime, Happy Crafting,


  1. Hi, Elizabeth!
    Pretty ATC. Wish it felt more like summer here in Colorado! Yesterday it snowed/rained/hailed...not a pretty sight! Hope you feel lots better soon!


  2. That ATC is absolutely beautiful ...I LOVE everything you have done to create this. I love the fresh style too ...a change from so many that are being made at the moment. Thanks for the nice comments you left .

  3. Beautiful card Elizabeth. xx

  4. Beautiful ATC Elisabeth, Hope you are feeling better xx Jenny xx

  5. Beautiful Elizabeth that naughty blog thought it was only my blog nice to be back in touch with you all Hugs Jeanxx

  6. Hope you're feeling fitter now Elizabeth; keep it slow and steady, huh! Pretty ATC, never really too early to celebrate summer if you ask me!

  7. I love the ATC Elizabeth, such pretty colours.. and sorry your were not all that chipper.. trust you are on the mend.. I think blogger went out in sympathy with you.. we all lost our comments left on Thursday which can be very disheartening when we leave a comment and is is eaten up by cyberspace....ah well at least we are IT experts working for them their ears would be well and truly chewed by now!! love Shaz in Oz.x PS posted my text finished this week am starting another smaller one today wont take long thankfully.. plus doing a few cards..

  8. super atc,love the embossed effect,hope you feel better soon,x

  9. Lovely! And very summery. Hope you are feeling better soon! :) Becky 138

  10. Stunning Elizabeth gorgeous colours and embossing I definitely think your getting the hang of them. Hope you are feeling better.



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