Wednesday, 19 March 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 250

Click HERE for WOYWW -what???
Click HERE for WOYWW - how to
And click HERE for info about WOYWW5. The anniversary ATC swap.....
And now..eyes down, look in....argh.....
Took the photo Tuesday afternoon, still quite light at nearly five - lovely.  And although I say argh.....looking at the portion that's been captured by the lens...it's not so bad!  I'm making cards still, some samples to show off a set of stamps I'm going to be using at Japonica for workshops next Monday.  No pressure.  All the usual culprits are there, you can just see the handle of the paintbrush that I've been using.  You know the story - the brush is for applying the Mica sprays to the paper because none of the sprays actually work. See that little tin of paint at the back there? The colour is called 'Putty'.  It's a vaguely sort-of-not-quite-clean cream.  I use it to base coat ATCs and such, nothing special.  But..it makes me feel like a real artist because Peggy and Patsy use (real) wall putty to add texture to their (real) art.  And hey, never  mind the difference in medium, it's the same WORD! Good enough for the likes of me!
Show and tell will ya - put WOYWW in your post title, keep it relevant and if you link here, by the power of the 25 year old internet, we'll be round for a good rummage and a virtual cuppa.  

85 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hmm. I couldn't get Mr. Linky to take my link this week. First time that has ever happened. Guess I was in the queue, though. Don't you just love that word, queue? We don't use it in the states.

Had to laugh at the fact the sprays don't spray. I don't care how MUCH MONEY you spend on those things, they clog. Never thought to use a paintbrush. You go girl!!

Robyn said...

my link is not right and i can't figure out how to fix it
here is the correct link
http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.com/2014/03/woyww-march-19-blog-hop-and-atc-giveaway.html

Robyn said...

sorry- me again- now I'm 7 with the right link and can't get rid of 4? sorry to be a pain!
Be cause no one else is going to do it for you! Right!

Andrea said...

love your rationale im sure it must make you an artist too ;-). loving that card and the background colours are fab and I spy a great curly leaf stamp in the background I cant believe it but my desk is messier this week LOL...I need to go to bed up in 2 hrs for work!..the joys of insomnia but I have made It first time ever into the first 10!...Hugs ...Andrea #8 X

Daniella said...

Hi Julia!
You are a real artist! You are awesome!
I just need to understand something (if you wouldn't mind telling me) how is it that I can't seem to figure out what time to link up? Last week I waited until 11pm eastern time USA and the party hadn't started yet. So I assumed it wouldn't be up tonight, and then it was. So I just need to understand when the party starts. I'm a bit of a crazy person about not being late :/
Thanks darlin! Have an awesome WOYWW!
xxDaniella#9

StampinCarol said...

(Hey, Robyn, glad to know I'm not the only one who screws up!) And Julie, love your busy desk! So much cool and interesting stuff! And I like the words on your pad on the left! Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #13

Monica said...

Another busy desk and a sign of huge activity. how is the ATC to work. I bought some TC cards and they turned out to have a weird surface and messed everything up. Now the safe place for when I need them is lost in a swirl of brain fog or maybe that extra glass of wine. Time for bed.
Monica #9

Alexandra said...

Congratulations, Julia. How wonderful to have such a successful online co-op. It's a wonderful, wonderful place to gather with so many wonderful people. Thank you!! xo

Krisha said...

But of course your a REAL artist!! We all are darling! (grin)

Lots to snoop through this week, I'm luv-n it. Very interesting stamps flung all over the place too....LOL

Have a great week!!

VonnyK said...

Just look at the fabulous colour blending on that card, that is an artists work if ever I saw it. Artists come in all shapes and sizes, just look at me, useless most of the time but I manage to produce reasonable things sometimes. Your cards are pure artistry lady and don't you forget it :) Plus only a true artist could have such a creatively messy desk!
Have a great week.
Von #23

sara j said...

Ms. Julia...of course you are an artist. Anything applied with a paint brush, or heck just calling yourself one qualifies! Happy 250th!!!

Nikki C said...

Lol its funny how people think they need a paint brush to be considered an artist you can use any medium as long as you create and like what you have made your an artist :) have a wonderful day hugs Nikki 3

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love that card with the flower band. Blessings!

Helen said...

The card is great - love the colours and the flowers. Your I-pad motivation is good, like it! Have a great day.

Kyla said...

A real artist uses paint! Tell that to the likes of Damien Hurst etc. I believe anything that creates something that inspires, causes one to stop and think or even just to try and look pretty is art. Be it photography, traditional mediums, sugar paste, clay, glass, fabric.....need I go on? Yep, you my dear as we all are, are an artist!
Kyla :-)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah had to chuckle Julia the "Push yourself" sign guess everyone is thinking same thing too.. and love the stamps on the desk and the card..
apologies for absence be good to be back, Shaz in Oz.x #32 I think

glitterandglue said...

Morning, Julia. Great busy desk this week - signs of MUCH activity - but don't push TOO hard...:-)
Have a great week.
Margaret #35

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, isn't it funny, it doesn't matter where we are in the world.... you have the same heat tool as me, same scissor sharpener and your sprays don't work either lol!
Happy crafting, Angela #35

Lynda Beazley said...

Lovely busy desk and the card is beautiful.
Have a happy week
Lynda B XX No 37

Shaz Brooks said...

Morning Julia, we have the same heat gun, I see. Love mine, nice and quiet. Some very interesting stamps I spy too. You're right, its so nice the evenings are getting lighter, the mornings are too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz xxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Julia...week 250, wow that's fantastic. I just had a look back and I've posted 26 times and started 28 June '13 and thoroughly enjoyed my Weds along the way, visiting desks across the globe. Love the colours you're playing with today and flowers (my fav). I'm interested to know about the ATC thingie in June. Cheers and have a great week, don't know how you manage to visit everyone hugs RobynO#38

MrsC.x said...

Morning Julia long time no type...

a very tidy desk from you today loving the quote on your ipad i think we all need a push sometimes.

why is it that the sprays dont spray?!?! had that with my shimmer at the weekend it spluttered all over my scrapbook page...happy accident it looked quite cute!

Happy WOYWW! luv Mrs C.x #42

Annie said...

Love that card Julia...just my fav colours :-)
Hugs,
Annie
ps I remembered to wear my face mask.

Eliza said...

Rationally thinking here ok...... You are a real artist, we just use different supplies here and there that is what makes us unique. Great desk shot, it looks productive.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14

Happy WOYWW happy 250 anniversary too, what an achievement, you have made a lot of people happy bringing them together. Thank you

okienurse said...

Yay! I made it here in the top 50 this week! I am having the same problem with the mica sprays and dabbers gumming up with the mica. I sometimes wish I hadn't spent so much money on them. Another complaint today is all the Tim Holtz crackle paint I bought over the past couple of years has just about dried out....grrrrr...money down the drain so to speak. Love the look of your desk. loved... Have a great week. Vickie @45

Anne said...

Arrrgggh lost first comment! Who knows you might get two! Love colours on card, that leaf stamp and comment on iPad ( very apt for me at present) Happy WOYWW Anne x # 46

Jackie said...

Love that card on your desk today .... And the colour choice is lovely!
Well still light in the evenings is so nice isn't it
Jackie 27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is SUCH a pretty card...I love it! You seems o be in a Pink phase at the moment...different for you but you wear it well!
Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Thanks so much for the party!
enJOY a sweet Wednesday,
Kimberly

Twiglet said...

Of course you are a real artist!!! I love snooping around all your arty bits and bobs on your desk and trying to find the paper craft items you mention (I have no idea what they are!)x Jo

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Julia
I've used the farrow & ball colour String before now. We painted our front door in one of their paints but then my hubby went to the paint shop and got them to mix a cheaper version of it so that he could use it on the garage door. He took the snob element right out of it. It doesn't sound the same saying it's Dulux

misteejay said...

Love the results of your artistic play.

Your desk isn't that messy - I can still see some glass mat there LOL

Toni xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

OH what inspiration! I completely forgot I can photo with my Ipad. Lovely artistic work here. Looking at your steamy windows reminded me with our warmup..time to clean the black soil from my panes and it is a real pain to do it. Happy WOYWW. Enjoy the visits.

Anne said...

Sorry Julia linked wrong post. Am at 53. Can you delete previous one? Anne #53 x

Karen Ives said...

Putty....now there's a thought!
Karen #53

Sue said...

Loving the card. Those stamps look fabby.

Have a good WOYWW. Sue 52

fairy thoughts said...

Ok so putty for the walls in art, maybe they mean polyfilla. I 'm a little confused ( nothing new there then). I thought you used putty on Windows, maybe I should get an apple. When did the meaning of all these things change so radically.... Maybe I'm getting old and my sense of humour stranger. Oh well c'est la vie
Janet

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Yes of course I consider you an artist! I have many bottles of sprays that have clogged and naturally the sprays that actually work don't fit the other bottles but I never thought to use a brush! I really must be getting old! Happy 250th!
Glenda #54

My name is Cindy said...

Given the nature of my post today the comment on your ipad made me laugh out loud. (How do you do that? Not laugh out loud, write on your ipad). Like the card it's very pretty. Have a great Weds Cindy x

Winnie said...

Your card is lovely Julia! I love the colors and the fun background for the flowers! There is something about paint that makes for fun! I have never used any putty or anything, but paint is my friend. It always makes me think back to when I was a kid and makes me happy! Enjoy the day! Winnie #57

Craft buddy said...

I love your inspirational quote - true words to craft by! I also love your stamped card in the front, wonderful use of that flower stamp x

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Great desk pic and card Julia, your desk isn't too bad, I frequently spill off the desk onto the floor... into other rooms... he he! Lyns xx

Helen Allen said...

I love that quote Julia I think I may have to quote you on that as i would like to make something for my son Callum with it on! GCSE year coming up fast! Great card in progress - love those flower stamps - so versatile. Have a great week and happy WOYWW to you from Helen 61 x

Christine said...

Morning
Love the card, especially the colours. Art is all in the mind - I KNOW I am an artist, it's just that no-one else does ... they think I am playing in my happy place!!!
Have a good day, enjoy and don't worry ...
Bishopsmate #60 .... yeah!!!

BJ said...

love your play on the putty - LOL. almost laid back in linking up, nearly 10am! BJ#62

Mrs.D said...

Morning all, very quick post as supposed to be out the door by now. Will do some visiting tomorrow.
Chris #63

Nelle said...

Those pesky bottles... good colour choice for your card and nice stamp. I picked up a tip on another blog via WOYWW on how to make your own texture paste, looks easy enough, Talc, glue and paint. I will be trying it out.
Happy to have the lighter evenings too.
Nelle 53 xx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment on your ipad screen. SO true and great advice to follow.
#68
Cathy Calamas

Laura said...

Hi, Julia! That card in the foreground is really pretty! Hope your workshops next week go well. I've never used mica spray, but it sounds lovely. I like to use a brush with spray mists sometimes, too. Those clogged nozzles drive me nuts. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #67

Kate said...

Where did said putty paint come from? This sounds like more shopping that I need to do!

~Kate~

butlersabroad said...

Lovely and light and bright pink and springlike! Our clocks went back over a week ago and the daylight hours in the evening are wonderful, like welcoming back an old friend. The mornings are pitch black again at 6:30am when I leave the house, so that's the downside I suppose. Putty/putty paint, I like how your mind works, more over, I identify with how your mind works!! Which is more scary than my tidy desk this week!!

Hugs
Brenda

Ooh!! You've figured out that OpenID isn't anonymous, lol!!

Gita said...

I really like the background on the card you are making. Brigita

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julia, I'm back to play today, lots of pic's but kept the chatter to a minimum, that wasn't easy LOL. I love the card you got there, it's beautiful,I've never bought any of those sprays, just made my own and used up what I make, no time to clog. You are a REAL artist, creating gorgeous cards, no matter what you use. Have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Hammers said...

Hey there, love the busy desk. Soak your spray nozzles in warm water, then try them, if they are still clogged give them a little longer..it works for my Asthma inhalers!! Our clocks went back last week and I leave for work and come home in the light - lovely. Cx #74

April Story said...

I like the saying on your ipad. Where did you find that? It looks like a wall hanging. :-)
April

Annie Claxton said...

heheh what is it with those sprays? When you see someone demo them on YouTube they always spray perfectly but when I try and use them more than once I just get a couple of dribbles and very inky fingers, so I just end up flicking and dripping them instead ... tsk ... glad it's not just me! Happy WOYWW :o) Annie C #79

Pat Langley said...

Those stamps are very pretty, especially the "loopy" one.
You are a true artist, no matter what you say, or what tools you use!
Always enjoy seeing what you are up to.

Carmen said...

YOU are a real artist! Yes you are!

I love that message to us all on your gadget ;) Received and understood!

x x x

Lindart said...

Missed a couple of weeks but I'm back! I am so grateful for WOYWW, it keeps me coming back to my stamping room when my mojo seems to have passed away, and then it (my mojo) can come back again! Thank you!
Lindart #81

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh that is a fun thing that you are painting your bases with putty. but, it gives me ideas because, I have not made an ATC in years and I think that sounds like fun. :) Stacy #83

Sarah said...

Getting my bottom into gear!!

http://esellek.com/52-card-challenge-mothers-day-woyww-250/

Sandy Leigh said...

You are so right - no one else is going to do it for us! What lovely work on your bright desk today! I was laughing about the putty because good ole 99-cent caulking is great for stenciling too. Oh the treasures we can find at the hardware store! Sandy Leigh

Kelly said...

I never tire of looking at your work desk. Always full of goodies going on. I've finally been able to make time to create this week. Feels wonderful! See ya 'round the neighborhood. Creative Blessings! Kelly # 87

Deb said...

I do love that quote on your ipad, I so need to be remembering that one today while I decorate!
Some lovely stamps there on your desk and a gorgeous card!
Debxx #15

Angie said...

Of course you are an artist!!!! You create and that makes it so! Or perhaps you are a creative genius?? It doesn't matter what you call yourself, you've touched the lives of so many and brought together an eclectic band of creative deskers, that makes you quite wonderful!!!
Angie #88

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like your artistic way of thinking--wall putty vs the color putty--totally close enough.

I like seeing a mess that shows that fun things have been happening because that means fun things have been happening. And fun things are fun. I'm pro-fun!

Kim said...

Arghh, I hate all the sprays I have that don't spray!! And yes, I shook them religiously before each use! I am loving that card--very Artsy indeed!

Ann B said...

Late posting today, so much so that I got finger cramp scrolling down to the bottom of the comments ha ha. Still, better late than never as they say. Love that card on your desk Julia, very pretty colours.
Ann B
92

Caro said...

That doesn't look too messy to me, just nicely busy and creative! thanks for hosting as ever. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#95)

sandysewin said...

As usual, your desk looks perfect. Perfectly busy and productive. :-)

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments about my kaleidoscope cane.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #1

my cup of tea said...

This is my first WOYWW. Come visit me!
~Donna~

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Huh... when I clicked on your name in my comment section it took me to your Google + page. I don't recall *that* happening before.

Anyway, wanted to tell you that the metal tins on my desk have magnetic backs and stick to this long thin sheet of metal that I used to have screwed to the side of my nearby bookshelf. You stuck the tins to it and could keep things in them like embellishments. I have it out to sell because I never remembered to look in them and more than once I knocked the top off a tin spilling the contents all over. I'm going to sell it at the crafty yardsale and let it be someone else's problem.

Stacey Merrill said...

that is one creative space! Love the stamps & card

Susan said...

Always enjoy your posts! Susan #82

Tracy said...

Haven't been here for awhile
Love the inking on your card :)

Amy Weaver/The Weaver's Hand-Inspirational Mixed Media Artist said...

so excited to be part of this! i see some friends on the list too!

thanks for checking out my space!

DeDe Haysom said...

Thanks for providing such a fabulous blog.... I doubt there is a crafty person alive who doesn't like a little snoop... it brings out the artist in all of us. Have a great week.

MommaRock said...

Craftyness all around, like so many of us. I couldn't see, to get anything done, but did have a messy desk to show with some lucky haul stuff.
thanks for letting us all share and delight in other's craftyness too!

Mary said...

Lookin busy Miss Julia. I like how you always explain what's going on in Julia land. I tried to follow suit this week. Off to craft land I go, actually off to clean up my mess so I can find craft land! The desk I showed is the only one I could find enough space to color!

peggy apl said...

I didn't think of myself as an artist until people told me I was one, so now I'm telling you - you are an artist, Julia, putty paint and all! happy WOYWW!

Nikki Davey said...

Love the colour mix on your card xx

Shoshi said...

Lovely busy desk, Julia, and I love that card - it's gorgeous. Sorry not to make it onto WOYWW yet again - I've not been too well this week and am very exhausted from continuous coughing from my throat infection of a few weeks ago. I had hoped to do something exciting with my teabags yesterday, only to discover my sewing machine, which hasn't been used for some time, needs repairing. I've had two almost sleepless nights and am feeling really rough atm but will try and visit a few desks and say "Hi" - I am sure things will be better next week!

Shoshi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wanted you to know I'm not going to play this week in WOYWW. I'm leaving early Tuesday morning, and won't be back till late Wednesday night. It wouldn't be fair to ask someone to link me, then not visit anyone for several days. However, I'll be back next week with (HOPEFULLY) some gelli plate knowledge under my belt.

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