Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WOYWW???

Hello and welcome! Here we are again at the mid-week moment, so straight in with a shot of the desk to honour What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? I'm all done with some pretty messy affairs, so not quite the usual chaos.
I'm busy with a paper, snip and stick project now and I have gone through a whole roll of red-line tape. Looks just like 4th of July in my craft room with all those tape papers blowing around.

 I'm also really busy preparing some photos and pdfs for the first edition for my new monthly feature MY MOJO MONTHLY together as July the 1st is fast approaching. Eeek! I really hope you'll join in, gain inspiration and share your creative "heart-thoughts" and artistic musings! Full information next week...

Today I'm also going to, at last, share the gift I made for the WOYWW 2 year anniversary. I've not heard from the receiver Peggy yet, but I read she is globe-trotting so it could be a while.
 I decided to create a journal book and actually made this on the day itself as I wanted to choose a colour pallet that fitted the receiver. I colour washed, tore and distressed some old dictionary pages and glued them to the book covers. I then created a faux Batik look on the centre strip of canvas piece by stamping leaves in Matt Medium followed by a paint wash. I stitched and frayed it too for more detail, adding ric-rac and ribbon in red. Love the contrasting colours!
 I stamped the sentiment "Live your Dream" onto a small chipboard scrap, layering it up with some ribbon. The inside covers have also been lined paper and the stamp is repeated with some leaves.



Of course, a little WOYWW memento in the form of a hanging mini-tag which I've attached to the binding rings along with lots of pretty ribbons. Full On Girly going on here ...
I drew and cut the big flower layers by hand from a design paper that I had colour washed and swooshed with paint to get a different shade. It's definitely a happy shade of red! I finished off with a scattering of smaller flowers, polka-dot ribbon, lots of distress Ink and my signature gold thread! Enjoying the vibrant shades after a week of vintage sepia.
I think it's very Peggy - if you know her blog, you'll know she loves colour, so hopefully all is well! Come on Mr. Postyman...

So that's it for today, got lots to do before Saturday as it's a family day out so my DT work needs to be done. Back to it then... Thank you so very much for calling by and taking time to visit my blog. It means a lot and I'm glad to hear from you all. Take care and have a good week. Be seeing you very soon - time for a bit of blog-hopping I say.

Sarah

54 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely post. Your PiF is very pretty. Love the colors and your layout is great with that Big Beautiful flower. Hope it arrives safely real soon. Happy WOYWW

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I'm sure Peggy will love your PIF! What a wonderful journal! She's back already but hasn't received it yet!

Holly Jones said...

Your gift is just lovely :)Hope it arrives safely :)
Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

I am sure Peggy will get your joournal before too long and she will love it (as would anyone). How appropriate too that you should get Peggy and be making a journal.
Looking forward to seeing what your monthly Mojo is all about.

RosA said...

Your journal is gorgeous! Lovely colours! What is red line tape?

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Ohhhhh that is lovely.

Good luck with the new endeavour ... can't wait to find out more about it.

Nan said...

What a beautiful journal.I'm sure she will love it!

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, luv the coffee cup stain on ya book, lol, gorgeous pif, i bet Peggy was chuffed to bits with it,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Hels Sheridan said...

That journal is beautiful Sarah... ooooh and now I am all of the dither about your new venture... am VERY excited.... is it July 1st yet??? lol
I have a little giveaway on my desk today... just saying ;o)) x

jude said...

Peggy will just love it!Iadore the colours .Cant wait to see the new venture also not long now until 1st July.Have creative wednesday
hugs judex 10

Julia Dunnit said...

The journal is super Sarah, right up Peggy's street I'd say. Great stuff. Good luck for the launch..it will be terrific.

Spyder said...

Your PiF Journal is fabulous Peggy will love it!
Lots of luck on your Monthly Launch! Happy WoYww
((Lyn))

nerllybird said...

That journal is absolutely gorgeous, the colours are beautiful, what a lucky lady Peggy is! TFS x
Helen S

Twiglet said...

I am sure Peggy will br thrilled - its gorgeous!!

Sharne Davies said...

the flower is fab-u-lous, thanks for sharing.

jodpea said...

I love having an amble down your blog, I don't y I only think to come here on a Weds! The colour combination on that book is ace! Ur blog address always makes me think of Dr Who - any connection?

Cardarian said...

Beautiful PiF - I am sure Peggy will love it!
I am waiting for Mojo monthly to come on!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Sandra said...

It's always such a joy to click into your blog

art-from-the-heart said...

As usual, gorgeous work. You are an inspiration!

Neil said...

Great looking space, thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Fab desk and makes, love the colours.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Sasa, what a beautiful Pif you've created your recipient is going to be thrilled with it I know I would be.
The monthly Mojo is a brilliant idea I'm looking forward to the launch.
Thank you for stopping by.
Kathleen x

NatashaMay said...

You did an awesome job on this journal book. :)

Kate said...

What a fabulous mini book :0) Peggy is a lucky lady.
Kate xx

kath said...

loving your gorgeous book and woohoo...a timmie desk...hugs kath xxx

minnie_mac said...

The journal is gorgeous. Peggy will love it.

Marilyn

Andria said...

What a gorgeous journal! Peggy will be very lucky to be the recipient of such a beautiful gift. I am interested in your Monthly Mojo feature! Happy WOYWW!

sandra de said...

What a beautiful pif I'm sure Peggy will be thrilled when she is back at her desk.

MvM-design said...

lovely mini album you've made!!
happy WOYWW this Wednesday!!
Hugs Marleen ;-)

Morti said...

That's a fab PIF you made. I see Peggy is globetrotting too, so fingers crossed it's arrived ok and she just hasn't had time to blog it!

voodoo vixen said...

Peggy will be chuffed to bits once she gets her mitts on that journal, it's gorgeous!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

What a gorgeous PIF! Hope it arrived ok! Thanks for sharing this morning!

Helen said...

Love the gift you made - the colours are gorgeous.
Helen (#66)

Angie said...

That gift you made is gorgeous ...and will suit her so well if she is away globe trotting...she could record memories.
Have a great family day xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Love your gifting journal. Peggy should be very pleased with it I am sure. I really like bright colors so this is great.

JoZart said...

Hi Sasa
Such a thoughtful personal PiF and it will be a nice surprise when she gets home. Thanks for sharing.
JoZarty

Emma said...

That journal is simply stunning and I'm sure that she will be over the moon with it when she returns from her travels! I know I would be...FABULOUS work!
A wonderful creative space and thanks for sharing it!
Love Emma x

Angelfish said...

What a beautiful gift you made:)

Ohhh Snap said...

Your desk looks lovely with all the crafty goodness on it. Really looking forward to your new endeavor and Wow! Love the PiF! TFS! #71 (now with pictures btw lol)

okienurse said...

Busy looking desk. Love the PIF you made. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #107

Lisa-Jane said...

That is truly truly beautiful! I love the design and I love the colours. Peggy is a very lucky lady. I managed to get my pics attached in the end - gah to Blogger!

Sam said...

That sure is a lovely PiF there! Looking forward to your Mojo Monthly!!

Juls said...

so fantabulous!!!! I do LOVE altered books!!!! and I just adore the fabulous bold colours and funky design!!! HUgs Juls

Jackie said...

You gift is just gorgeous!

The Crafty Elf said...

Your PIF gift is just lovely! You've really done a wonderful job on it and I'm sure Peggy is going to truly love it.

scrapwordsmom said...

That journal is amazing!

fairyrocks said...

Love the red tape too, your mini is gorgeous!!!
Keep smiling and creating, I couldn't play this week, but watch for my post next Wednesday for sure!!

Pauline said...

What a fab desk, nice and busy! And a gorgeous gift book too, those colours are wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

A really enjoyable post and your pif is lovely - the colours are so vibrant and I like the how you have backed the sentiment with a little piece of polka dot ribbon - a neat touch. Wishing you a great family day on Saturday. Elizabeth x #74

MaggieC said...

I am sure Peggy will love it. That pif is really lovely and it is great that you were able to match it to her.

April said...

Your PiF gift is lovely! just perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Shazsilverwolf said...

The pif is great, love it Happy WOYWW Shaz

Kezzy said...

Wow your pif is gorgeous, and a very busy desk, your blog always inspires me. Kezzy x

butlersabroad said...

That's an amazing pif Sarah, beautiful colours, I'm sure Peggy will receive it soon and will love it.

Hugs
Brenda 81