Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's on my workdesk...

Morning folks....it's the middle of the week already and that means it's time to play along at WOYWW....this is so much fun....such a consolation to know that we are not alone in being  MESSY crafters.... and for all us nosey parkers....the added bonus is we get to have a look around other folks' crafty work spaces.
You are probably all wondering if the altered book from last week is finished.....in a word NO....I have made a start but I get the feeling this is going to be a bit of a work in progress.....


I know I haven't got very far but let's face it....it's further on that it was last week.    Decided against the paper idea and am now working with a fabby roll of canvas that my lovely bloggy bud Anne gave me.......stamped the gorgeous Hero Arts..Dots and Flowers Background in Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail powder...coloured with TH Distress Ink.....Bundled Sage then overstamped with the beautiful flourish from one of Lord Tim of All Things Holtziness stamp sets.
The hinges are Tim's Hardware Findings Die inked with Brushed Corduroy and then embossed with Distress Embossing powder in the same colour......a great way to get the old rusty hinge look...

where it is going from here.....who knows.....maybe some Tattered Florals using some more of the Distress Embossing powders......need to have a play around and see how it goes....and as this box is going to be holding all my Idea-ology bits and pieces....it was time to have a root around in the Grungy Bits and Pieces box....and do you think it will be finished for next week's instalment of WOYWW.
Summer has returned to this neck of the woods and the cubbyhole turns into a bit of a sauna in the afternoons...so it's been a great excuse to take a break and relax in the garden.    Can't wait to see what everyone else has on their workdesk today.
Catch up with you all later
Hugs Kath xxx

34 comments:

Helen said...

What a great box of grungy bits - love them!!

Denise said...

WOW Kath that's fantastic, what else can I say. Your creative juices have definately come back home. Good morning to the gorgeous Buddy.
Hugs and tickles behind the ears - Denise XX

Alix said...

oooh that is gonna be gorgeous when its done...will it be finished by next WOYWW do you think? ;0)

joey said...

Morning Kath

lol at your book the best things take the time! Love the mix of colours in those embossing powders, kinda sweet and sugary

Joey.x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh can't wait to see it finished Kath, the hinges look fantastic :-)
Anne xx

Sarah A said...

Would never have thought to use canvas but it looks great, that texture is perfect!! Hurry up and get it finished as I can't wait to see it LOL!

Sarah x

Artyjen said...

Sometimes great projects need time to mature :)
xoxo Sioux

Wipso said...

Love the effect you've got with the hinge.
A x

angeleef said...

What a lovely box! Makes you feel sunny and bright just looking at it
** Evi **

kathleen said...

Hi Kath and Buddy.Can't wait to see this finished.Wish my desk was as tidy.

Kathleen x

butlersabroad said...

Whoop, whoop, she's made a start!! Yay, put the flags out! OK, that might be a bit over the top, perhaps we'll save the flags for when you finish. It's looking good though. Also, love the card from yesterday too, incredibly beautiful.

Hugs to you both,
Brenda

Linda Elbourne said...

Are there no end to your talents??? Not only are you fabulously eloquent and fabulously talented .... but your photos are fabulous too ... it's like you can stick your hand in and help yourself ... I know ... I tried *LOL*

Wendy said...

I am sure it will look stunning when finished, love your box of metal bits

Handmade with Love said...

Fantastic looking project, looks like it is coming along nicely! Tracey x

Doone said...

excellent photography

Kat said...

Looking good so far Kath. Love how you've done the hinges. That box of bits looks really interesting.

Too bad about the weather today. Somone said it was St Swithin's day today but I think it's tomorrow. 40 days of rain doesn't sound like a lot of fun!

Kat xx

mckinkle said...

Your altered book is taking shape perfectly, lovely to see a work in progress!

Fabulous crafting space Kath!

Keryn x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

amazing work! cant wait to see your book finished!

hugs m xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Your artwork look amazing, love what you have done so far. Can't wait to see more next week. You have a lovely crafting space. Tracy Evans x

Enfys said...

Wow Kath, that hinge looks fantastic. Don't know about an altered book, with your addiction to Timmie, you need an altered library,
love
En xx

Mummylade said...

wow, what a lovely bits and bobs box! And the book is going to be marvellous!

Sue said...

Hi Kath
oh your book will look gorgeous when its finished, glad your mojo has returned, have good day, sue,x

Jane said...

OOoooo I love all those bits and bobs! Send some sun over this way please I am missing the lovely weather now we have come home :0(

Macpurp said...

oh this is going to be fantastic when it is done, I love watching things in progress.

love teen & co xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Well I would love to rummage in that box of grungy bits!

xx

Isabel's stuff&nonsense said...

hi.Kath,
Love the idear of the box book,looking forward to see the finished look.
Anne told me you have given her a lot of gorgeous goodies to use for my fundraising. Thank you so much.

Anne will be on the chain gang over the weekend when she is up helping me with our coffee morning on Saturday,one of our events to help the Falls Prevention group in Elgin that i run with the help of some friends.The kettle will be on if you would like to come.

Hugs Isabelxx

ps.Anne said it was raining at Westhill,Aberdeen,Inverurie,and still at Westhill.It also was raining at Rothes,Elgin,Mosstodlock,still in Rothes. Is it summer time or not???

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sometimes we change plans in midstream. I'm glad you're keeping us up to date on the progress of this. I love those hinges. I haven't seen them anywhere except on the internet, so they fascinate me. And all that metal in your container is a treat for sore eyes. WOWser. Happy WOYWW.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Love the hinges, great job. Can't wait to see it finished, but I am patient. Look at all those little dodad's, wonderful!

Spyder said...

this is one of my secret things todo, get old old book, or something that looks like an old book and 'play' with it, love all your bits!!! Have a crafty day
(Lyn)

Kathy said...

Looks fab - and I wouldn't mind a little rummage in your bits and pieces box!

Cardarian said...

Lovely work on that book - box, can't wait to see it when it is finished - huh your stash is to die for!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Julia Dunnit said...

it's quie a big book actually isn't it. I thnk I'd be scared if it were mine - blank page syndrome! Love what you've done so far, and those hinges are great. I worry that you may not have enough metal embellishments though.

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrrr, look at those metal embelllies, I looove the thought of dipping into those, can't wait to see how your book finishes up... I have two of the baby sized ones, still needing altering LOL

Christine B. said...

Wow kath its looking great already . Those hinges look brilliant. Can I come and have a rummage in your lttle box of embellishments please. They all look to die for. ChrisB the messycraftroom

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