Wednesday, 18 February 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 298

If you want to know anything about WOYWW, please click on the two pages shown at the top of this page..one explains it a bit, the other explains how to do it. 
If you want to know about my desk...here y'are. I took this at lunchtime on Tuesday because I was in that panic mode where you have to rush around and do everything in case you don't have time to do anything. It's rubbish light, but its the best I've got; this morning is still dark and the flash photo is even worse. 
You can see, I've cut into a very nice sheet of scrapbook paper to make a flower. And I don't like it. It needs more than a tweak so am thinking the paper may well need to be put away before I waste any more.  Lovely teeny flower print and totally not showing either the stamped image or itself off enough. Back to rummaging in the paper stack then. I've also been toying with some Pearl Ex as you can see at right..was playing with it on Kraft card - I quite like it.  That's me this week..playing with florals. A flower was my first stamp purchase and will probably be my last, I never met one I didn't really like!
What are you up then? Upload a pic of your crafty work space for us all to see, it will be Ok...no rules about tidy and no judging!

62 comments:

Eliza said...

Hello Julia,

Don't give up flowers are beautiful, they really are you will get there. As for the paper I really can't see it the photo isn't the best you have done, sorry for being blunt, I am blinded by the light LOL and cant even zoom in. I hope your week improves.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda

Nikki C said...

I'm sure you will figure out your flowers and get then the way you want. I find sometimes embossing on them brings out the stamp better hugs Nikki #1
And I have a little RAK this week to

glitterandglue said...

Morning, Julia. Sorry you don't like that flower now you've done it - doesn't it just happen sometimes? Frustrating, though, as you have cut into that glorious large sheet...
Hope you manage to salvage the situation.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret

sandra de said...

Ohh I think your flower is full of potential get out those sprays and bling it up. what have you got to lose. ... that is what I tell myself. have a lovely week.
sandra de @3

VonnyK said...

I think your flower looks gorgeous. My eyes were drawn straight to it. I've been squinting up close to try and see why you don't like it but I just can't see why. If you really think it needs something, a bit of bling always sparks things up.
Have a great week,
Von # 5

Helen said...

The paper you've cut the flower from is gorgeous.. hope you get it just how you want! I was already off and visiting desks before I realised I hadn't stopped to leave a comment here, how rude of me!! that must be why you don't get as many comments as link ups which I've noticed happens regularly - come on deskers, leave Julia a comment!!

Kristiina Majuri said...

I can see myself holding really pretty paper and saving it in my stash, never using it, because I don't want to waste it... but now that you've started, you can enjoy the rest too! In paper art few things are really lost for good, you can always add bling or gesso or anything in between!

fairy thoughts said...

Hi mrs D your desk does have a rushed ... Frantic look to it today like you just had an idea and had to do it before you forgot what it was .... I get that all the time. Roll with it I say it'll work out. Don't you just hate to waste too pretty to use card too
Have a good week
Janet @12

Kyla said...

I have tried flowers too and tend to fall back to sizzix dies as they cut it all for me (and minimise card waste!). Also bought a large fake hyderanger (so not spelt correctly!) and cut it up to create a whole boxful of flowers (its a couple of posts back on a card I made)-a cheat but a lot easier :-)

Kyla 13

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Sometimes it happens, blah but it can be changed when we walk away and return. I ponder too long on paper uses also and I'll never use it all, not even a dent. Looks like lovely shades of aqua/blue. Good luck with figuring it out.

Robyn said...

Having a blue period? we all need a touch of spring- those of us in this hemi- right about now.
robyn 17

Lynda Beazley said...

A girl can never have enough flowers! I have a drawer full of flower stamps and have my eye on a couple of the new JOFY ones now. It looks like the very hungry catepillar has been munching on your papers!
Have a good week
Lynda B 18

Create With Joy said...

Flower stamps are great. I also like butterflies. I have to restrain from buying them or else my craft room would be filled with nothing but butterflies and flowers!

Have a lovely week and thanks for the peek at your desk!

Ramona - #20
Create With Joy

Annie said...

It looks like Spring is on it's way at yours with all those flowers sprouting :-) My fav time of the year.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Julia
It's a flower on my desk this week. A subject they we will never grow tired of I think.
Tried to comment on your magpie yesterday but Mr Bloggy wouldn't let me. We had a pigeon in our workshop, Philip christened it Pidge. Poor thing only had one leg. Always looked drunk when it walked around
Have a good week.
Lynn //23 x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I know it sometimes feels like a sacrilege to cut into a 12X12" sheet of gorgeous paper. Especially if it turns out it doesn't work with your project. But at the end of the day, that's what it is for. Not for stroking! (I have to keep reminding myself of this too!) Happy WOYWW, Julia! xx

misteejay said...

I'm sure you will find a use for the flower Julia.
You certainly had more sunshine than us yesterday.
Toni xx

Pearly Queen said...

You can never go wrong with a flower. Ad a couple of leaves and see if it helps...

Penny
x

Twiglet said...

I think I have that flower stamp too! I dreamt you were lost in Shropshire last night - lol. x Jo

Sue said...

Flower is lovely. Maybe some glitter?

Happy WOYWW
Sue #29

Emma Made said...

I love floral crafting especially at this time of year. Can't get enough of it. X

Neet said...

Pearl Ex - something I haven't used in ages. Used to use it a lot on my black polymer clay too. Love the stuff!
Your flower looks pretty from here - what about a bit of deeper blue just tapped on the very tips (and down a bit, just a teeny bit) on each petal - might give it some oomph if that is what is missing. Must say it looks fine from here.
Hugs, Neet xx

Brenda Lee said...

I see your boxes aren't looking quite so precarious this week!

Flowers can never be ugly - keep trying. I'm sure it will turn out lovely!

Laura said...

It's daft I know but that tower of pearl bottles makes my heart happy!
Happy Wednesday
Laura
35

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia, very brave of you. I have lots of lovely papers and find it really difficult to cut into them. I think that's why I make so many of my own Masterboards, if I don't like them I just make another. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 34

My name is Cindy said...

Hellooo Julia!! It's all floral at my place as well this week, hope you are well, I'm so behind with everyone's news I shall just have to start fresh. Have a great Weds, Cindyxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, its really irritating cutting into nice paper/card, and then it doesn't do it for us! I have some of those Pearl-ex palettes too. Probably too many for someone of my colouring ability! Hugs, & Love, Shaz xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Julia, so hard to tell isn't which is is more annoying wasted time or wasted paper/ ink etc when something doesn't come off!! ... been there dont that many a time past and yet to come also!!
Its almost bedmate here ... wa-aay later posting today/ tonight but either do it now or may not get done (like last week).

.. so will be very late commenting but, hey will get there :D
Happy WOYWW!!
Shaz in Oz.x #38 I think.

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ugh! dont you hate auto correct ... meant bedtime, in comment above...
... eeek!

siggggh!

lisa said...

Keep going with your flower, Julia, there's no such thing as a bad flower!!
I know what you mean about flower stamps though, you can never have enough.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #41

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I have many files full of gorgeous papers that I have not got round to using yet. I will not need to buy any ever again! Ali x #43

Shel C said...

My first stamps were flowers as well...and I still have more of those then anything else! I am not sure if that is the rubber stamp makers fault or mine..lol I was using pearl ex powder yesterday also..talk about synchronicity!

Christine said...

My first stamps were flowers as well ..... even my latest CB stamps are steampunk flowers .... maybe there's a theme here ....
Can I just pop in here the old adage - if at first you don't succeed...... then paint it!!!
Have a good week
Thanks for hosting
xx
Christine
Bishopsmate #48 ish

Dotty Jo x said...

Oh dear, I've been there and understand your pain! Perhaps putting it to one side may help? Or possibly some over stamping? Jo x

Nannie4 said...

I love the flower, but I know that's neither here nor there, because it's for your project, not mine. ;) Love the magpie post, too BTW. Thanks for hosting this fun activity, as always, Julia. Happy WOYWW

catiecuddles said...

I have a similar obsession with tree stamps - have vowed not to buy anymore this year as it's got a little crazy!
Looks like pretty paper - very brave for cutting into it too!
Catherine x
(aka Catiecuddles)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the Spring like colors on your desk this week. Blessings!

Paper rainbow said...

Hello Julia. Lovely to be able to link up this week and find lots of inspiring work and spaces.

Hettie said...

Your desk is looking good Miss. I am funnily enough into flowers lately.
Kept it short for you as well as a little untidy!
Hugs
xx

Lindart said...

The first stamp I bought was little flower border that I still have! Flowers are universal! It is within us I think, to keep going until we get what we are working on just right - keep at it! It will happen one way or another! Lindart #55 (if it stays that number! LOL)

StampinCarol said...

You've got a lot of great ideas about what to do with your flower. Just don't give up on it.
Carol N #51

Lizzie said...

Such a Busy desk today (well, yesterday, but as you've been too occupied to change anything, we have to forgive you!).
Could you layer up that stamped flower with another piece of the same paper, maybe stamped with clear "ink" and clear-embossed? You know, so you have an embossed flower on top, with the other one beneath, peeping through the petals - a double bloom? Might look nice?

Thanks for hosting WOYWW again - have a lovely week!

Lizzie
#49

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh isn't it annoying when you can't get the 'look' you want for something. How about some glitter?
I must admit that I always die cut flowers. I have several different one. So I don't waste any paper. I seem to be so precious about my paper! lol. And I really have loads of paper.....

Thanks for stopping by earlier,
God bless,
Lisca#24

Sandy Leigh said...

I'm going to diecut some flowers today and run them through some embossing folders too. We are snowed in here in the Ozarks, and even my office is closed today so I can play and organize things in my crafty room on a Wednesday. I'm so happy! I think it's only fitting that when it's this cold outside, we are making flowers inside. Hugs! Sandy Leigh

Whimcees said...

Hello!

We have sunshine here in this part of WI today but it is i degree above zero. Bitter cold so I am staying in today and working on my doll. I see you are as busy as ever - I love making flowers, I hope you have good luck with yours. Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Hello! Love your sunny desk today!

tocovya said...

Hiya, it was your desk that inspired me to realise mine could go under the window. Good isnt it! xxx

Anne said...

I love flowers!!! I need to get cracking on some on cards etc for my class:-) Sorry I'm very late to the party this week. Been off enjoying myself :-) DH out this evening so hope to visit lots of desks. Anne x #65

Lucy said...

I like your flower. I've started collecting stamps, mostly those new fangled plastic things - nothing beats an old fashioned rubber stamp! See you next week! Lucy #14 x

Artatag said...

I am sorry, I can't help you with that flower problem - I am just not that flower type.
Thank you very much for your earlier visit, Julia and your kind words.
Hugs
Gabriele 19

Ohhh Snap said...

Looks like the start of a beautiful card! I have some of those shiney paints too and I love them! I've never used them on kraft before sounds like it would be awesome!

April Story said...

I am a sucker for flowers too. Stamps, paper and however else they come. It looks lovely out your window. Mine has the white stuff - which I LOVE.
April

Shoshi said...

Just dropping in on WOYWW to make contact and share news - I've had the most horrendous day today and am so stressed out with it all, and scared sh*tless about the operation.

Shoshi

Stacy Sheldon said...

I spent a lot of time looking at what I think may be your pearl ex. ( is that the pallet off to the right?) funny, mine are all individual little jars. and then I have a jar of just the binder so. I am guessing yours have a binder in them already. cool. the flower will come to you. and its just paper. ( unless its really old you can buy another sheet right? :) have fun! ~Stacy #70

amy said...

hi julia (:
i hoard pretty paper (: i'm glad you have the courage to use yours (:

xo,
a

Jennifer Stahr said...

I know what you mean when you aren't pleased with something. It's best to just put it away for a time. I do love making flowers, though! :)

Jackie said...

Most of us remember the first stamp we bought! It's one of those moments that lead to something!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I didn't like flowers until a friend came to stay for a weekend and we catalogued all my stamps and realised I mostly had flowers!
Jackie 15

Diana Taylor said...

It's so frustrating when something doesn't turn out as you wanted - perhaps some bling might help? Hope you manage to get the flower you want soon! Have a great week,
Diana #63

trisha too said...

Oh gosh you make me laugh, with your "And I don't like it."

We all do that, right?

(Not woywwing this week, just wanted to see what's happening at the stamping ground!)

:)

CraftyHope said...

With all those flowers, it sounds like you're just about ready for spring.
I totally get the idea of rushing about to try to get anything done. I'm in that mode myself. Here's hoping you found the right paper for your project!! :)

kilnfiredart said...

Your work space is very tidy and organised, unlike my messy place.
Jill#59

Marit said...

Sometimes you start something and think it will really be/look nice, and then it doesn't - and sometime you work on something that you think will end up in the waste-bin, and it turns out fantastic... I know how that is! Just keep on playing, you will know what fits on the page when you see it! Happy, much belated, woyww Julia! Marit #39