Wednesday, 21 September 2011

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 120


Yes its Ground Hog day again, in other words, Wednesday has zoomed up to meet us at a rate of knots and it is time to show off your desk for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia's place called Stamping Ground.

I have been inspired to make an art journal from the various blogs I follow. I think it is a great way to keep all my samples and experiments all in one place and I can make notes so that when I look back, I can remember what I did and in what order for when I want to teach or demo a technique. It is also a fun way to try out things and see how far I can push products and my creative boundaries.


I ordered the Christmas and Umbrella man sets of stamps with the Distress Stain "Picket Fence" from Simon Says Stamp and they have arrived last week. I found the Sentiments set in a shop and bought them, but also arriving on the week-end was my stamp swap from my friend Jennifer in JHB. I am so excited to be the proud owner of the Papillion stamp set from Stampers anon, another one I have been coveting. So I have gone from owning just 2 Tim stamp sets to 5 in the space of a few days! I then spent the week-end demonstrating his yummy products at a convention in the shop, so have not had much time to play with my new toys. Hence the first page in my Art Journal is done with Jennifer's Papillion set.

Also used on my first page as a mask was the new idea I got from the lady from Sizzix who showed me how to fold a piece of paper into a triangle 3 times and you get a circle die cut if you put the triangle on a die but don't let the paper go quite to the edge on either side and you get a circular paper chain. Much like Tim once did with his gingerbread man die last Christmas - only he made a straight one. You can see the rest of the ideas I tried out in the photo below.


Right, now I have waffled on long enough, I am off to peruse the other desks on offer over at Julia's...

16 comments:

  1. I love Umbrella man! Your desk looks great today, with all those gorgeous things to see.

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  2. Those cutouts look like Christmas wreaths - they're ever so clever! xx

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  3. Ok, Bella now you seriously need the TH binder for all the stamps to go in... Here's to the next 5 sets... Enjoy! (P.S. if I can't get the triangle thing right I will be consulting you...)

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  4. Thanks for sharing your space this week, I enjoyed visiting and hope you have a fabulous rest of the week. That looks like a pretty cool idea. And do I spy Reindeer flight underneath your other set?

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  5. Hi there Bella, wow all those lovely Tim stamps well done you and love how you have used the Papillion set! thanks so mcuh for popping over happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

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  6. Bella enjoy your stamps...they are the Best!! and thanks for the triangle/circle idea will give it a try....happy week till next wednesday!!

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  7. I've yet to make a journal but it is sure to happen! I'd love a place to store all my creative ideas so I know from one year to the next what I have done and watch as I evolve creatively(hopefully)!!! Thanks for the peek and have a wonderful day!

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  8. Fab work and lovely workspace x

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  9. OK, this is my third attempt (stupid blogger).
    Christmas....Noooooo!!!! LOL! First I have to make it trough Halloween! Love the wreaths though! Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW! -Amanda

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  10. Looks like you've had a little TH explosion! I love his stuff but don't use it enough, although I love to water colour with the distress inks and use them a lot for that.

    Hugs
    Brenda 88

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  11. Got to have a go at those triangle folded thingies! Lush stuff on your desk today. I am a little green with envy tonight!
    You know I make my binders for my stamps and if you look at my April postings you will find two postings, one for the ingredients and the other for the tutorial. Just if you are interested.

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  12. Your journal is looking great Bella, what a fab way of recording everything. There wouldn’t be much point in me trying to make one though because I know that I wouldn’t bother filling it.

    Love the collection of stamps on your desk. I’m hoping to add some to my collection at the weekend because I’m going to the Big Stamp Show at Ally Pally on Sunday.
    Happy Crafting!

    Sue
    x

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  13. we still fold and cut up a4 paper at Christmas at work to make 'ice crystals' and then stick them on the office windows...

    Dx

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  14. I always love seeing your workdesk Wednesdays!

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  15. So nice to see a fellow South African on WOYWW! I missed out on the Convention this year (very sad), but I could not expect DH to pay for that too after he let me go to CHA in Chicago, now could I? Next year I will definately be there.
    Happy WOYWW (even though its Friday already!)

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  16. Popping in for a late snoop at your fab desk. Gald I did! Love your journal front.
    JoZarty x

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