Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WOYWW and Creative Flutterings...

Greetings to All,
Well, it seems like last week's WOYWW was months ago...almost years...forgotten what it's like... That is of course one BIG fat lie but I thought I would at least start off my post a little differently! For the Blogistical innocents out there, it's time for a weekly nose around many a workdesk. Join in here at Julia's. This is my offering for today...
 Life as usual - organised, immaculate and orderly. Actually, I've had a brilliant week. Saturday I gave a very relaxed and rewarding workshop, Sunday I hit Hobbycrafts and have spent all my spare time lost in the delights of my craft room. Pretty done in, but it's divine. Nothing overly-inspirational at Hobbycrafts so I spent most of the day on the other side at the Sewing exhibition. It was really amazing. Fabulous fabrics, designs, crafts, clothes, quilts, collages, embroidery and artists to name a few...loved it! So much so couldn't wait to start creating...so...

 This all started off as an ATC on Kraft card stock and just grew from there. As you can see all the wonderful things I saw this weekend show left their mark...fabric, stitches and textures galore! The back is an old book cover, lightly stamped with white Stazon. In reality the red satin ribbon is a lot darker and despite trying a million settings and apertures the camera just didn't like the sheen. So please imagine a luscious 1940's lipstick if you can!


Still in love with the Papillion stamp set and trying out every one of those beautiful butterflies! The great phrase stamp is by Paper Artsy. Just love to stamp on different surfaces...paper, fabric, mica and see what happens. Here I've used Archival ink on the fabric and then heat set it.
I'm entering the challenge over at Our Creative Corner - an ATC on Kraft with certain colours. I've gone for cream, chocolate and red. I've layered up the ATC on painted cardboard, adding colour and texture with Distress powders and inks.

I was surrounded by lots of scraps and trimmings and just allowed myself to play with whatever came to hand...all helped by the sound of Otis Reading in the background! As I was relishing in all these Earthy tones I also remembered the fabulous Bring Back Beautiful challenge over at Flourishes. There the theme is muted colours, so even with a hint of red, it still seems fitting.




A close-up of the ATC where you can see one of my favourite vintage lace trimmings which alas won't last forever...time to hit the flea-markets. A girl can never have too many trimmings.





So there we go...lots of big piccys for you to look at. If you saw my DT sneak preview from last week and forgot to check in Monday, well here is the Diva in question! More details here and a great Hats Challenge at Simon says Stamp & Show!


That's Wednesdays bulletin from La-De-Dah. Looking forward to a peek around all your desks and a big thank you for calling by.

Sarah.

62 comments:

HarmonySweetpea said...

Wow you have been so busy in the past week. Productive is always great! Beautiful items as always.

Juls said...

lovely to have a little nosey at your crafty space!! I adore the fabulous mix of textures on this gorgeous creation!! Hugs Juls

jude said...

Wow you have some fab creations this week.Just love your ATC and th card is beautiful.Have fab creative wednesday
hugs judex 6

Nicky said...

Wow lovely creations must have been something in the air as I too had a lovely weekend craft playing - have a great week

Dragon said...

I loved that hall too... So much scrumptiousness!! I love this piece and all the details you have put in. Interesting to see you started with an atc... Hope to see you later
Frankie
xx

Amy said...

hmph. here is what i think. you ought to send me that papillion stamp set - STAT!
why? because once,
I was gifted with a papillion ( i KNOW. who gives a Dog as a gift?). She was damn cute, but a horrid dog.
that is not the point.
I was driving through Nebraska - also not the point, bear with me - and there is a town there called Paillion.
Except they all pronounce the 'Ls' in papillion.
It doesn't Matter how many times you tell them...

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, gorgeous ATC lovely detail, fabulous card very striking, striking, i didnt get into the sewing room, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Marjo said...

Gorgeous card! I love the design and texture. I want to touch it...lol Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW

Hugs Marjo #22

Roban Studio said...

Your ATC is stunning. You added all those delicious details perfectly. It is all very balanced and eye catching. Happy WOYWW #26

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah so much inspiration on show there! Happy WOYWW! –again!! thanks so much for sharing..
Shaz in oz. x

Virginia said...

Fabulous desk, love how you took your material inspiration to create - all fabulous stuff!

Helen said...

Love the art that evolved from an ATC - quite beauitful. So is your 'hats' piece!

Sid said...

Great busy desk and a superb card !!

Neet said...

Congratulations on your position as number one this week.
Thanks for the inspiration - yes, you have inspired me with your beautiful creation and despite the early hour am going to go in my craft room and get creating. Who knows what might come out - but thank you so much for showing such a beautiful piece of artwork.

Lulabelle said...

Great desk! Lovely creations!

jonaks said...

wow, those are really gorgeous. The ATC is lovely.

Minxy said...

Absolutely heavenly pieces created, Love both pieces.Also love the way you started the post today, made me smile :o)
StAy InKy
hUgS MiNxY #48

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Looks beatiful again. Specially I like the butterfies on your ATC. Think I'm going in this challenge too.
xFranka

Spyder said...

ah fabulous desk, I could just dive straight in! Love the card and had to second look the ATC, it's really lovely! Have a Happy WOYWW! #51 ((Lyn))

Scrappy~Sarah said...

You have been busy, some great work there

Cardarian said...

I just love all your layering and adding of various materials - looks sooo good! Great post - thank you for sharing!
Lots of hugs
Cardarian

Karen said...

You have been busy crafting this last week with lots of gorgeous projects, TFS :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #79

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! I am so impressed with all the beautiful work you've done! So much detail too!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Those stamps are amazing - will have to get my hands on them! I love the ATC - all that vintage look effect is so me - it is quite similar to something I'm working on. Lovely
Happy Wednesday
Rebecca (45 - i think)

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Me again, sorry I'm 41 (I wish!!!!)
Rebecca xx

Dragon said...

Thanks ever so for your congrats... I did know by the time you said, but I didn't when I came here first!!! Then YOU would know as you are a DT... I am really honoured!! Thanks again...
Love and light
Frankie
xx

S said...

What wonderful textures you have done there!

voodoo vixen said...

Love what you are doing with the stamps and I also adore the mix of materials on your project, it all looks so vintage and shabby!! Annette #11

secret scrapbooker said...

Fab makes, love that your atc turned into something completely different :0)
Kate x

SDCrafts said...

Congrats #1 - the ATC is exquisite and your photography does it due justice. Well done.

thanks for letting me see your desk!
Shirl #98
this week (I'm slippin')

Scrapcollectr said...

You never cease to amaze...love these vintage cards.....
Inspiration does comes from everywhere, doesn't it?
*smile*

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Thanks so much for the look around! Wonderful things going on here!

Lavinia said...

Nice Vintage/Grungy mixed look going on with that card, lovely Colour, the Red Ribbon pops! Great busy desk too!
Lavinia
x

Susan Allan said...

Sasa, Your work is fantastic...the butterflies and the corrugated cardboard...just fab!!!!!!!!
I love your work!!
I am pretending to put things in the skip...I am actually using them up quickly, to gain some space.
I ramble a lot on my posts and you have to read them all to be in the know. But watching paint dry is more interesting than reading my blog.
Best wishes
Sue xxx

Kezzy said...

Fab desk with lots of crafty yumminess all over it and wow all your cards are gorgeous, absolutely stunning.

Twiglet said...

Just gorgeous!! I love the use of stitching/lace/ribbon etc.Beautiful designs.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Some lovely things on your desk.

sandysewin said...

Ooooo, I love all the layers on that card. The butterflies are gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, your creations are gorgeous. All that lovely lace, pretty butterflies and browns and reds are such a pleasure to look at. I can just about remember that shade of red as worn by my glamorous mother and her equally glamorous younger sister :) Have a good WOYWW day - what's left of it. Elizabeth x #96

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful piece you have created, I am beginning to think I need that stamp set. Very creative desk, love it. Tracy x

karen said...

I love visiting your blog! Your creations are always so lovely and make me want to use earthy tones and beautiful fabric. One day, I will. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me!
xoxo
Karen

The Crafty Elf said...

Your work is just stunning. Always neat to visit your desk and see what you've created!

Carola Bartz said...

I love all the cards and ATCs you created. I can understand that you like those Paper Artsy stamps - I looked around their beautiful catalog online, that is gorgeous.

Mrs A. said...

Your weekend sounds like you had a lot of fun.
Love the ATC and how you have used an old book cover. I have that stamp set too and love it to bits biut then I adore Butterflies. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Mrs A. #16

Clare /aka/ Mummushka said...

Oh Sarah your desk is a mess! But the fruit it has born is GLORIOUS! I love your ATC & I don't even know what an ATC is? ;) Isn't it a great feeling when you go somewhere and get so inspired by what you see that you can't wait to get home to get started? Beautiful!

okienurse said...

Very nice workspace. Sounds like you have been very busy. Your project looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #83

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the creativity on your desk :D. Wonderful projects, absolutely gorgeous. TFS! #128

Starla said...

Wow. I love how the ATC grew into that lovely creation! Star #117

Pam said...

Fab vintage work. Hugs Pam x

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love the last piece, all great but it is especially fab

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

So great to have you joining in the fun with us again this week at Our Creative Corner, Sarah. Your ATC is loaded with vintage yumminess and I really love the bigger picture - especially that wonderful fabric background. You have such a knack for weaving bits of interesting elements together. I'm going to have to hit my local used bookstore looking for book covers. They seem to make a wonderful starting point for a piece of art - thanks for sharing that valuable tip!

Thanks for playing with us this week at the OCC!

Hugs,
Linda

Tertia said...

Love what you have done this week, makes me want to go to my room and start playing!
Happy WOYWW

Joanne said...

I started off by spying lots of Tim goodies on your desk and the ATC thinking, 'oh isn't that lovely'. Then I saw what you have done with it and was in awe, then I saw the dress pattern card and am in deep awe now. You are very, very clever.
Joanne x

Di said...

What a lot of scrummy goodies - and the vintage work is beautiful! Di x

Kaz said...

Hello sarah

Just past by to say hi, just love your make, that papillion stamp is one of my favourites, its classic. Really busy this week with work, then prepping for sat, nerves are kicking in a little hope my hands dont shake too much! Really look forward to meeting you at last, hopefully see you then
((hugs)))
Kazxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the cards..and so nice to see that your desk reflects your calm organised and immaculate life. Perfect!

lisa said...

It sounds like you've had a wonderful week and I'm glad your workshop went well.
Your cards are stunning. I love all the different textures and fabrics you've included in them, they look really tactile.
Hugs Lisa #126

peggy aplSEEDS said...

a late visit, i know, but congratulations for being no 1 this week! this is a wonderful piece! the ATC alone is already great, with the stamps and stitching, but wow, i love all the layers and lace and other detials that you added to the bigger piece. fantastic!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful. You did such a great job with the Neutrals challenge. I love the altered art style and you do it so well.

Thanks for joining us for the Bring Back Beautiful challenge this month. :)

Susan said...

Gorgeous gift bag in your most recent post. Love those flowers... mine always end up looking rubbish! What's your secret Sarah?
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

rach said...

Wow, they all look great! i love the papillion stamp as well. it's so versatile.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your ATC is beautiful, and it looks perfect on your card! The texture is just amazing. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!