Wednesday 9 August 2023

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 740

I'm on a roll. Well, a stuttering one. Well, a week of doing a couple of hours at my desk nearly every day. Is that a roll? I think it qualifies.
The Versafine Clair ink pad is positively perfect for the sketchy detailed Art Impressions stamp of the teapot, they cards are spread out because it's a pigment ink and so, however fast, it needs drying time. The pink of the background stamping is a Distress Oxide called Spun Sugar which is very pale and I really wondered how anyone would use it. That is until Sally Patterson did something gorgeous and then I had to rush out and buy it! Still don't use it a lot, but love it against the white with the blue. I finished these cards after I'd taken the photo yesterday...they are not as I planned. But things morph and change when you don't actually take size and shape into account. a bit gung-ho, but it was ever thus! There's no sign of it today, but lots of you asked what the egg cup was for....well, I water colour using a water brush and a distress inks or felt tips scribbled on glass as the paint. The egg cup holds the water in which I wash the brush, so as not to run out of water in the barrel. Bit crackers, but works for me. Also scattered on the working part of the desk is a new black pigment ink pad and four new stamps, freshly tipped from their envelope. Including the Kate Crane balloon dog. It's really quite small, but will appear relatively soon, I hope! Brilliant service from Stampers Grove, a company I would not know about if it weren't for several of you WOYWW enablers!
This is a scheduled post, I may be slow to get to you (and the kettle) today, am actually working for a living today! Please link as usual for a bit of show and tell; see you later!


  1. Oh I love that Teapot Stamp, your blue image is beautiful. I haven't used my Oxides for awhile, but I think they are more vibrant if you use water. Tim Holtz has many videos about them. Wishing you a great week ahead I'm headed off to la la land as it's almost midnight

  2. That teapot is really sweet and the cards are lovely. You do seem to be on a roll so I’ll bet you now have a stack of cards ready to go. I’m still looking at empty slots in my card store. I wonder if I could turn an ICAD into a birthday card? Lol!
    Happy Woyww!
    Mary Anne

  3. I've never owned oxides but I love those teacup cards. I don't have any Versafine, either. I guess I need to be enabled. That balloon dog has appeared a lot at we all know whose blog. I look forward to seeing how you use it. Have fun at your "real job" today.

  4. I love the teapot cards, I rarely use my Spun Sugar ink either... well done on your card making roll. I am expecting a parcel from Stampers Grove today too...

  5. Lots of stamping there, cute teapot, lovely subtle background. I'm still no wiser as to what Distress Oxides are, most of my stash is over 10 yrs old so they weren't around then. Just glad my Distress inks are still going strong. I have the Spun Sugar version and agree it is very pale, not sure I use it much either. Hope work goes OK today, I'm taking my hubby to the dentist for the 1st phase of a crown on a tooth that has been bothering him for over 18 months. Oh my! Hugs BJ#7

  6. I love the tea pot stamp although I dont drink tea :-) The pale pink works a treat too. Enjoy your day earning a crust.
    Annie x

  7. Can’t go wrong with a teapot image, it’s very pretty and putting it with the pink is unusual but works. So you’re out doing gainful employment eh? Thought those red stilletos and handbag had been consigned to the wardrobe…… ;-)
    Hugs LLJ 8 xx

  8. The teapot stamp is gorgeous and the pink background looks great against it. Pleased you got your balloon dog he's so cute and stamps really well. James at Stampers Grove is one of the best for dispatching orders, he is so quick that I sometimes wonder how he does it but then it shows that the Post office can do it too when they try. Have a good day and don't work too hard. Hugs, Angela x11x

  9. You, my dear are genius! Scribbled felt tips on a piece of glass and a water brush! Why have i never thought of that, brilliant! Thats what i love about what you created here for WOYWW, sharing of ideas, inspiration, stash and not to mention Mary Anne and her latest storage solution! Pure genius!
    Kyla #13

  10. Lol, still chuckling at Jan's comments. Well, don't work too hard I guess whatever you are doing though I suspect it might involve overalls more than stilettos. Love the teapot and agree with the spun sugar - delicate but sometimes comes into it's own. I did water colour last week and it took five minutes to knock the water over. Woudn't be so catastrophic if my desk didn't always look like a jumble sale!! Happy WOYWW, love n hugs Cindyxx #13

  11. Great card fronts . . . love the colour combination but couldn't find out who is Sally Patterson . . . .
    Enjoy the day out(hhmmm!)
    Have a creative week
    Christine #16

  12. Ooh love those teapot cards Julia. Funnily enough I have literally just used Spun Sugar on a project I am working on this morning. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #12

  13. I love your teapot stamps, Julia. I sometimes use Inktense pencils on a plastic palette (the top off a yogurt pot) and mix them with a water brush.
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 6 x

  14. Hello again after many years away! I decided to try again and I'm anxious to visit everyone! I love the blue teapot and think the cards will be amazing!
    Happy WOYWW
    Glenda(MagPie's Corner) #17

  15. You won't believe the pickle I have been in. No internet in the caravan, as can be, but not at 6.30 in the morning usually. Well, it happened this week.
    Outside on the patio with my PJ's on, no joy. Finally Chas arrives (PJ's too) and pokes his nose in telling me to try all the things I had tried. Grumpy faced me is ready for a tantrum.
    "I'll get the car out" he says, realising I am grumpy, and so at 6.40 we drive through the Park and down to reception where we park up and YES, I get a signal.
    A van pulls up, oh heck, there we are, two old codgers in PJ's - bet she thought we had slept there all night. Anyway, I get to link up.
    Back up the hill to the caravan and lo and behold the signal is still on.
    Then off!
    Spasmodic up until lunchtime I have managed to get some comments done.
    Love your teapots! Now what is this technique Sally Patterson did? I rarely use Spun Sugar because of it being so pale, same with a violet one.
    Hugs, Neet xx 5

  16. A very late post from me. Love your teapot cards and the gorgeous background. It has got very hot here, is it the same where you are? Last week and then back home on Tuesday so I guess I need to get next weeks post done early x Angela #21

  17. Late as usual, but at leeast I'm here! I quite often use an egg cup, I have this thing when I usually spill the using the egg cup, less water to spill. Teapot cards are great, I have spun sugar...but what did Sally Patterson do with it!? (I'm really sad, I googled it...nothing) Have a great week, sooo glad the link is still working! yay! ((Lyn #22 (I think)

  18. Hi, Julia!
    You are really an enabler today! I’ve fallen in love with this tea pot! And the bright blue ink! Lovely cards!


  19. I think that is a roll of teapots! I must look for that stamp!
    Happy crafting...Susan

  20. Dear Julia,
    I’ve finally posted after 5 mth hiatus so even though not a Wednesday I’ve done What is on your Workdesk Sunday post… or Wednesday five days late, one day for each month not blogged 🤣🤣🤣

    I’ve finally acknowledged your ATC and WOYWW VINTAGE BADGE THANK YOU ..
    Sorry it took me so long.
    My post has an update explaining silence. Pray fir you and Mister Dunnit every day and trust you’re keeping well for you… best we can do eg?

    Love the look of the spun sugar on the baby blue that a brilliant idea!
    Happy belated WOYWW L
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X  

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz} {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  21. Not me popping up like Beetlejuice lol. The cards are beautiful, the teapot stamp has me pining, and love the use of the spun sugar. it's a seriously underused ink : )


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