Wednesday, 9 June 2010

WOYWW

Good morning WOYWWers and also a good morning to anyone else who has stopped by for a little look see. It's a different desk this week, this is one of the desks in my classroom above the shop. If I'm making an inky/painty/messy project, I quite often work here as I really don't want to get paint on all my beady stuff and as many of you know, I am a bit of a slap it on type of girl, so nothing is ever clean!!!
Anyways....what's on that desk I hear you thinking? Well, actually there are a few things in progress. The lovely watercolour bookmarks of Venice that I showed you last week are now destined for a completely different background than I first planned. I've been playing around with some corrugated cardboard and yep, you guessed it, I'm in love again!!! I painted up a couple of black frames, ripped the cardboard stuff to almost shreds then painted it to within an inch of it's life. LOVING the effect, I just need to mount to the bookmarks on some black card and it will be pretty much finished....watch this space!!!
Also on the desk is a little project that I am hoping to finish before I go to The Craft Barn at the weekend. It's a little treasure chest that I am covering with black metal. I would like it to sit on my demo desk for the weekend to showcase some of my metal techniques. It will also contain some real treasure!!!!! At the moment I am waiting for the filler to dry before I can start working with it.
A close up of one of the side panels that just came out of my Big Shot.

Well that's it for me today.....I'll try and get round as many desks as I can throughout the day if I get any quiet spells in the shop. If you would like to join in the fun click here to Julia's blog where all will be explained.
Take care, Lin x

34 comments:

Artyjen said...

Love the box :)
xoxo Sioux

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Can't wait to see the finished bookmarks. Have a great weekend a t the Craft Barn.

xx

Helen said...

Oh, it's looking good.

Linby said...

lots going on - can't wait to see the Venice picture.
Linbyx

Tracy Evans said...

Can't wait to see your finished treasure chest, please post pics as I am not going to The Craftbarn at the weekend, sob! Think its about time I got in an inky mess soon I'm having withdrawal symptoms but gardening keeps calling me too. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x

jude said...

Wow so many projects on the go!Have good WOYWW.
hugs judex

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh those bookmarks are taking on a life of their own - how interesting! Don't forget to show and tell!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Lots of uses for corrugated cardboard and other recycled materials! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Jamie said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing x

TinaB said...

Stunning, can't wait to see it finished xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving your art .. I love corrugated card too, tis kinda addictive and free.. result! Have a good time at the Craft Barn x

Mummylade said...

wow, it looks amazing

Kay said...

It all looks great! Can't wait to see how the bookmarks look when they are mounted! That box is shaping up really well too.

IsaNorris said...

Hey Lin... I see you are getting ready for the weekend too.
I hear we'll be crafting neighbours, as we will be in the same room (if it does not change... again ... lol).
That's a good thing for me as I NEED to brush up my metal non-skills and ask you a few things.
So see you on Saturday
hugs,
isa xx

Kathryn said...

ooh so many lovely things on the go. Love the corrugated card idea, I may have to get tearing this afternoon, lol K x

Val said...

Wow - this looks interesting. See you Sunday.

Hugs
Valxx

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oooooooooh lovin' all that texture!!

I'm playing along this week for WOYWW. Won't you stop by when you get a chance?

Have an art-filled day today!

Darcy said...

ooo loving what you have done with the corrugated card, shabby chic at its best, it is going to look perfect for those bookmarks.

Linda Elbourne said...

Those bookmarks are looking mighty fine and obviously you will have to blog your box before you go because I won't be there so I won't see it ... oh and save me some treasure too :0)

Cheryl said...

oh love the box hugs cheryl xx

minnie_mac said...

Love how the corrugated board and the metalwork are shaping up, and look forward to seeing the finished pieces.

Marilyn

Wipso said...

Looking forward to the show and tell of the finished bookmarks and I love the box.
A x

Chrissie said...

That box looks like it will be a stunner!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The corrugated cardboard looks great :-) Love the mould/embossing plate.
Anne xx

She said...

Lovely desk and great projects! Hope you have a good weekend - my friend is coming to see you, quite jealous as I can't! S x

flutterbycrafter said...

Great things going on here, can't wait to see the finished bookmarks.

patcrafts said...

Lots of interesting projects going on can't wait to see the finished products.
Pat

joey said...

Hiya

fabulous things happening on your desk

Joey.x

Caroline said...

I love seeing what people do with corrugated card - I have lots of it and always forget to use it!

Jennie said...

great desk! love the idea of corrugated card.. Thank you for showing
xx

angelwhispers said...

Very arty!!! Chanelle xx

Angie said...

So much going on here ... I'm in awe.

Spyder said...

Fabulous box and as others, can't wait to se the finished bookmarks or the chest! Have a craty day
(lyn)

Kathryn said...

Oooo! Cardboard. I have been in need of inspiration on that subject (cause I have a ton of it stored) and I think you have given me an idea. Your creations are fab!
I'm a bit late visiting for WOYWW, sorry.
xo
kat