Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday???

Morning All,
The mid-week Mardi Gras of musings, chaos and artfulness is here again. A chance to nosey around other folk's crafty space, all thanks to Julia. Do join in with the desk-hopping and show us what ya got, or ain't got, have created, messed up, drooled over or just fancy sharing...
My desk looking relatively sane, as I had just finished my Less is More cards which is a clean and simple challenge. Well, I understand that concept theoretically...fingers and desk have other ideas. Can't bear to share the Ribbon Rage going on further down the table. This week I am on a quest to use up my scraps. I have bucket loads of bits and bobs so I've made a hanging which started out as a quick ATC. Forgot - I don't do quick...
 Lavish layers, a little lace and a lovely lassie that definitely inspired the play with me sentiment...Just kept reaching for the scraps and springing from ink pad to sewing machine. Been working hard on DT projects lately, so a play day is good for the soul. "Free your mind, and the rest will follow"...as the song goes.

Just like shoes, there's no such thing as too many layers. Here, among other things,  you can see a mini- envelope which I stamped and slipped into the recipe. 

The little girl was buried under a pile of "almost made its". Just couldn't resist that cheeky face.

Flowers made from Glassine Paper which is great stuff because you can crumple, crease and crush away as much as you like.
Used some inked up embroidery thread under the flowers for a change after a visit to Our Creative Corner's Challenge where it is also known as Scrappers Floss. Sounds very dental to me. Still, a welcome change from ribbon.

A cluster close-up! Just to show the purdy butterflies and prove that I really did plunder the scrap-heap. Also came across a pile of dormant hand-made papers which were just perfect in texture and tone for this piece. As said, just played around and relished every minute.

Also just sharing my latest Steampunk piece again in case you missed it. Click Here for my post. I made it for the Simon Says Stamp & Show DT where we have a fabby hands theme challenge. So busy indeed, but having a ball. Just loving every second and scrap of paper!
Got all day tomorrow to play and blog-hop too. Sounds like a good Wednesday to me. Thanks for calling by. Enjoy your week! 

Sarah.

Entering my vintage hanging in the following challenges : 
If the shoe fits - Wings 
One stop Craft - Stitching

69 comments:

The Paper Princess said...

Lovely share today - happy WOYWW!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a beauty! love all the layers and details and the Glassine Paper flowers. first time i've heard of that material. TFS!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just awesome too. You definitely are the layers queen! I want to come hang out with you and just soak up your vision for these wonderfully shabby projects. I was tickled to see this entered into the challenge over at Our Creative Corner this week. Thanks for the injection of creativity into our entries!

Hugs,
Linda

Nicky said...

Great designs lovely flowers - not heard of that material before - happy wednesday x

Carola Bartz said...

This looks gorgeous - I love the little butterflies and all the lace. Fantastic. I don't do quick either.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! What a really cool project- I'm a sucker for using scraps anytime, and yours is a beauty! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow. I love your project and the sentiment that you can't have too many layers. This is one lovely scrap happy project! Happy WOYWW from # 6 this week.

Cathy said...

Stunning ATC ... love those layers and the vintage style .. not your LIM card then!!!!!!!
happy Wednesday,
Cathy xx

akilli melek said...

oooh love those luscious layers and the colour scheme too.
wondering if less is more cards means less mess on my card or desk, never really got to grips with either, lol.
caroline #12

jude said...

Awesome projects this week .Just love everything.Im going to have to get some of the gassaline those flowers are stunning!Happy woyww 100
hugs judex 28

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card, beautiful workspace, i also love distress inks, Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 100, Wow! Has it really been 100 weeks! (#3)

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh looks like you have been having a fabulous time playing - love both those pieces - I always tell myself I am starting simple projects too and end up spending days on them and doing lots of layers! Have a great play day today too! Sunshine Girl No. 32

Dragon said...

What a great post today, Sarah... you have done so much sharing and I am lovin all your stuff... I am about to start working on my SSSS piece now my hands are a lot better... Have a great week
Frankie
xx

Kate said...

Fab makes , especially love your layout :0)
Thanks for your comment on my sss&s post .
Kate x

Helen said...

What an amazing desk today, so much beautiful art! Love the 'quick atc'!!

Sid said...

Gorgeous stuff !!

karen said...

This hanging that started as an ATC is beee-yootiful! So many yummy scrumptious layers! That's it, I am going to have to get a sewing machine!
And I love the artsy shot of your desk too!
xoxo Karen #55

Brenda Brown said...

Wow amazing work Sarah and that hanging with all those layers is fabulous. Love the flower embellishments with the thread behind them.
Thanks for sharing this with us at LIIU.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Angie said...

So much to look at ...so many layers and textures ...brilliant

Cardarian said...

Another lovely post with mind boggling creations! To make such a lovely thing out of scraps! Huh! Very much enjoyed snoop!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Kathleen said...

So much going on here wonderful work, thank you for sharing
Kathleen x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow what a fun post. Love your creations.Flowers are gorgeous. Good luck on the challenges too. This past week any time I had a phone call I took to also sorting by color my scraps..put them in file folders by color and have used many since. Like your little girl who was buried, never know what you will find. Enjoy and thanks for sharing, was a fun visit.

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sarah, love your ATC that, like Topsy, just growed and all from bits and bobs too - amazing. Once again your work is inspirational. I've tried the LIM thing and find it sooo difficult - I'm not sure it's my thing really. Good luck with the challenges and have a great week. Elizabeth x #38

Ali said...

That's a very pretty hanging. Love all the layers and vintagey c0lours/elements.

Thanks for sharing.

Ali #41

mariegoodwyn said...

I'm totally with you on the can't have too many too many layers things - I love both your pieces. Thank's for popping in on my blog - the DSLR series will be up next week - and feel free to ask anything - if I don't know the Guru I live with will!! ;-0)

Wipso said...

Gorgeous work on show today. Love the flowers.
A x

Jan said...

LOVE this...just gorgeous! Thanks for the snoop :)

Neet said...

You deserve the title "Queen of Layers" because you do it so well. That piece is amazing. I can imagine it is like walking into a virtual treasure trove when looking at it. Bet it takes several look before you detect every single thing. Thanks for sharing this today.
Hugs, Neet x
ps think the meds are kicking in - thanks.

Sassylassy said...

OMG Your project is awesome! Looks like you put a lot of time and love into your art, it's fabulous. Your work area looks like a nice place to hang out>
Hugs Bonnie

JoZart said...

Lovely post to browse. Love the pieces and all those distressed layers. It all has such style and flair.
I think the steam punk piece is superb too.
JoZarty x
ps I think you are right about Primani!

The Crafty Elf said...

Your creations are just lovely! What you've done with scraps is amazing....beautiful work. Happy WOYWW ;)

Lionelsa said...

Lovely colors and projects on your desk today.
Thanks stoping by :-)

Amanda said...

Your projects are amazing! Thanks for letting me have a look around - you've reminded me that I want one of those distressing tools.

Thanks for visiting my workdesk this Wednesday too.

Amanda #48

Chrissy said...

I'm in love with your project of scraps, it's brilliant. :)
Chrissy #95

Sam said...

Awesome little piece this week! Beautiful, gorgeous, scrumptious - need I say any more. Looks like I need YOUR scrapbox and not mine!!
Ya got a new follower too :-)!! I promise not to stalk you!! LOL!!!

Andria said...

I really like those flowers made from glassine paper...lovely!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sarah

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - so appreciated! Well you do have a busy desk but.... your creations are wonderful - and to think you are using up scraps - such a good idea! Also had a sneak peek at your LIM card too just blooming gorgeous - got to get my act together tomorrow to enter that one!

Take care

Tina

Erika said...

Wow I love your style fantasic work and your desk is way tidier than mine. Thanks for sharing.

MaggieC said...

Those hand made papers look really exciting. Thank you for your visit earlier today, and your kind comment.

SueH said...

Considering all that’s going on with your project today Sarah your desk is looking quite clear under the circumstances.

Your vintage hanging is a real work of art.

Happy Crafting
Sue
x

Shirl said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Julia Dunnit said...

Your desk looks great to me - and I love the glasseine flowers. How do you know when you've finished?

Sparkly Engineer said...

love your projects. Your desk looks quite tidy after finishing a project. Mine is usually a minor disaster.

Esther said...

Oh your projects are just beautiful...so inspiring, I have a whole heap of bits and bobs too ! Happy WOYWW, Esther

Doone said...

ha ha

more like

Skeggies B Movie Fest

i cannot do Riviera any more - too FAT

love your collage work,

very elegant, actually i think you get your dancing soul in there?

Dxxxxx

Deb said...

your hanging is beautiful, love all the layers!
Great work desk!
happy woyww 100!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Sue Farrant said...

WOW beautiful stuff!!! TFS

Sue from Oregon said...

I can understand why you dont do quick...you creation is so layered and detailed it would take me a year!

Claire said...

Wow gorgeous work, really stunning and such attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
claire xx

Tuire Flemming said...

Love all those layers... and the colours you use! That steampunk is gorgeous, too!!!
Have a nice week!
-Tuire

Pam said...

Beautiful share today xx

Lulabelle said...

What a beautiful inspirational piece of art!
I find it soo difficullt to put so many layers on to of each other but this has inspired me to have a go (maybe a tag to start with I think!)
Thanks for sharing.

Morti said...

Ribbon Rage! ROFL.... Love the work on your desk this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful work

Di said...

Such gorgeous work - you produce some stunners honey! I like the balloon stamp on your desk too! Thanks for calling by - sweet pea card is now finished. Yippee!! Sorry I'm a bit late, making the card and box took forever. Di x

sandra de said...

Beautiful project and I love the glassine flowers.

okienurse said...

beautiful ATC---->wallhanging! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #36

April said...

great creation from your scraps!! glad you mentioned inking up embroidery thread, I found a load of white tucked away in a drawer didn't even think about inking it up! great! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah-Jane said...

What a busy ad interesting desk, just how I like to see them! I love your glassine flowers too, they are another brilliant idea
Hugs xx

Clare said...

Great! Love your desk. I have that distress ink too, {I suppose most crafters do} Happy WOYWW 100! love, Clare x

Twiglet said...

A gorgeous pice - I love all the layers and the stitching too.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow, you definitely have many layers, and they come together so nicely! So glad you could join us this week at Our Creative Corner!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

My next post on finished work will be Wed and YES it was done in time praise God!
Happy 100 WOYWW! an thanks for sharing Love Shaz in Oz.x

Samantha Read said...

Loving all those layers and the ones on your creations! Sam

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very interesting how your project morphed from an ATC into a larger project. I made some button cards that did the same. Thanks for playing at the OCC this week!

Toucan Scraps said...

sucha lavish looking layered hanging. Welldone on using up scraps.

Hels Sheridan said...

loving all those layers Sarah.. tis beautiful... thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper challenge x

Minxy said...

Absolutely beautifully perfectly stunning, thanks for playing along with the artistic stamper challenge :D

Artyjen said...

Definately a gorgeous girl! Love all the layers.
Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :)
xoxo Sioux