Well, here we are again and my second WOYWW. It doesn't really look as though much has changed since last Wednesday but I was away for a couple of days at my daughter's and going to a fab workshop at Graphicus. Since coming back I finished the card that was on my desk last week and two of the articulated tags I made at the workshop and today I finished off a lovely little wall hanging that I made at a workshop with the lovely Linda Elbourne (another WOYWWer). I'm going to post the tags and the hanging over the weekend but I've added pics of the card from last week to this post.
Centre stage on my desk you can see the rose leaves that I was sponging with Black Soot DI and the final red rose I was making for my Linda E wall hanging. I missed the actual hanging off the photo and you can just see the teeniest corner on the right edge. I promise to blog it over the weekend though.
This week I decided to show you a pic of one end of my long worktop. You can see my metal wall decoration which I bought to hang all my bits and pieces I've received from other crafters plus some of my own creations. I do rotate them regularly though because they fade so quickly from the intense sunlight in my craftroom/conservatory. The pieces of Stampbord at the bottom are mine and the two tags I finished this week are towards the right plus a few other things. I had a lovely couple of hours yesterday rummaging at a local charity shop where I got the pretty little jewellery box and the Papermania spiral bound book (which was still in it's packaging) and some other stuff I'll show next week from TKMaxx. The Papermania has lovely strong covers and thick black card pages which I hope to decorate at some point. The other book I bought to make a sort of stock list in because the one I'm using at the moment is full to overflowing and getting in a bit of a jumble. If I don't take 'my crafting bible' with me when I shop for stash, I end up doubling up on inkpads, paints, etc., Lol! There is another work in progress under the paper. I cover most stuff when I'm not working on it because of the sunlight and heat. Last week's thermometre reading was nothing compared to yesterday afternoon's - 50 degrees centigrade because I had been out for about 4 hours and so had to lock the doors and windows. It really was like an oven.
One or two people mentioned in their comments last week that they hadn't thought of the heat damaging their stamps so I thought I'd just mention for anyone that doesn't know, it's not the heat that's the problem apparently because the stamps are made under extremely high temperatures but it's the UV rays that damage the rubber (and the polymer ones too). I think it makes them brittle but I'm not going to leave them out to find out.
Finally, this is the card I was working on last Wednesday. The image is a Stampendous cling stamp which I watercoloured with Distress Inks and then covered with a piece of acetate that I'd coloured with alcohol inks. The piece of embossed cardstock I touched lightly with Versamark and embossed with Moonglow EP. I made the little roses from designer paper and inked the edges. I used the dark blue and kept to blue tones because it was for a 45th Anniversary which is Sapphire.
Next week, I might show you the other end of my long worktop. Now that is very untidy at the moment but I might get chance to have a bit of a sort out before next Wednesday. To see what the other WOYWWers have been up to this week or to join in yourself go visit Julia here. I'm hoping to visit a few more than I managed last week myself.
Thanks for looking and have a happy week.
PS I forgot to say WELL DONE to the England footie team. I actually watched most of the match this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it except that I nearly returned to my nail biting habits from childhood, Lol!