Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday???

Welcome to my desk, random ramblings and inky efforts at artfulness. It's the weekly Show & Tell hosted by Desk Duchess Julia. Lots going on at my HQ as several projects decide to land in the same week...phew. My desk displays another flower offering in the make and remnants of DT work. I'm also busy tweaking the new projects for the new September issue of My Mojo Monthly which I'll post tomorrow!!! UPDATE - IT'S HERE!
Here is a sneak peek of one of three projects I've created for you! I had a really great time working on a new theme and challenge for the old Mojo. I really hope you'll call by tomorrow, read the fab interview with designer Jo Firth-Young and join in... (ah, the art of subtle hinting...)
And finally...Here is the finished flowery event. The challenge over at Lori's  Everything Wendy Vecchi group was to use a bottle. Now, a bottle stamp I ain't got yet, but I do have a wonderful Belgian hubby and his exuberant patriotic beer collection...! So I figured a bit of recycling and imagination would do the job! Just right for Try it on Tuesday!
 The flowers are made using Wendy's Art Parts range which are fun to work with. I like their chunky attitude and it gives me a chance to dabble with both paint and ink! I decided to stick to a rustic colour pallet of yellows, greens and burnt amber. Must be the chilly mornings and whiff of September in the air. The label and butterfly are stamped onto Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas which works great with paint, ink and sewing machine.
I like the texture and think it works well with this style of piece. A touch of the country crafts and all that...Yes,more flowers and fluttery things from Sarah. But I do balance it all out with some serious dabbling during my vintage, Grungy and altered moods. Am I trying to do it all? No, not at all. I love it all, like to imagine and love to create...that's all I need to know. On that note I'll be signing off...

Thanks very much for taking some time to be here. I hope you have a good Wednesday whatever you're up to. I'd love to hear from you and am always happy to answer any questions (not the meaning of life ones). See you tomorrow!!!
Sarah.

53 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just a wonderful bright and cheery piece. Great idea to use a real bottle!

Lori said...

Oooo, love this Sarah! That bottle is a GREAT idea! And the flowers are delish, love the stamping with different inks, spectacular! Thanks for joining the MAC!

Eileen said...

Love it! Those Art Parts flowers are so bold and sassy and the altered beer bottle makes a great vase.

voodoo vixen said...

Love the bottle and the flowers are gorgeous! Your sneak peak looks like it is going to be fabby as well!!

Cathy said...

Fab desk and peeks. Love those flowers and butterfly.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, that bottle is awesome. Very impressive use of the bottle and the darling flowers. I'll even try to make it back for the big reveal tomorrow. Have a great WOYWW.

Dragon said...

Fabulousness as always... your bottle was a great idean and the flowers are lovely... it's fantastic you can work in many styles so celebrate it
Frankie
xx

jude said...

Love the bottle of flowers.The colours are fab .Have crafty wednesday will pop back tomorrow to see what mojo monthly is as im hoping i will get chance to create soemthing this month.Have creative wednesday
hugs judex 20

Sue said...

Hi ya
luv the piccie angle on ya desk, fab flowers, great sentiment on the bottle, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I could happily live with a bunch of those beauties on my window sill!! I LOVE the colours but the best bit for me is the clever use of the acetate (?) as the middle layer, really effective. And, or course, anything with buttons on are the bees' knees as far as I'm concerned! Without sounding too cheesy, I really like your stuff!!! Noble beer bottle sacrifice from your DH too *grin* !!

Tertia said...

Love the bottle with flowers!
Happy WOYWW

Helen said...

Wow, that is a fab idea for the EWV challenge, never thought of that.... Love those art part flowers done your way!

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Such a great way to recycle an old bottle and it looks amazing! Happy WOYWW! Mel x18

famfa said...

Love the flowers in the bottle

Julia Dunnit said...

Yah see, before I scrolled down I thought you were sipping beer from the bottle as you craft..not to be condemned I assure you, but certainly a new one for your desk! Love the project.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Great desk and projects today! Looks like you have loads going on. Love the project!

Neet said...

What a spectacular bottle. On a dull day (up north)it is just the thing to brighten the day. Thanks for sharing and thank goodness your DH has his Belgian Beer. Love the label you have made for it - adds that final perfect touch. Hugs, Neet

Sharne Davies said...

beer mmmmmmmm, flowers mmmmmmier. happy crafting
Sharne

Ann B said...

Love the bottle Sarah, very bright and cheerful and am intrigued by the glimpse of tomorrow's project - in the words of someone famous (General McArthur??) 'I will return'.

Karen said...

Love your creations! I need to try more of that look - or rather start it! So many ideas, such little time! Enjoy WOYWW!

JoZart said...

Great art and good fun too..... good excuse to drink beer and your DH will see a point to your crafting now!
love your ideas on my mystery object but not close YET>>>>
JoZarty xxx

NatashaMay said...

These are wonderful! Butterfly is just adorable.:)

Ravenous Rae said...

I love those flowers in the bottle - so cute!

Angelfish said...

Love your choice of colours and I'm happy that there is a whiff of Autumn about. Will popp back for MM tomorrow xx

Sam said...

That bottle project is gorgeous.
Looking forward to seeing your MMM tomorrow.
BTW - get yourself an ATG Gun. Brilliant!! I love mine. Much less faffing that some of the others around as there is alot of tape on a reel!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Those flowers are so cheerful.
Looking forward to your mojo post tomorrow.

Elizabeth said...

What a fun piece Sarah - great flowers and I love your butterfly. It's not often I would think an empty beer bottle should take pride of place but this one certainly should. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog - it's much appreciated. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #51

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! And how cool that your bouquet will last forever. Love the flowers.

madebyKarla said...

Your desk looks so inviting! I want to come play too! love the project :)

The Crafty Elf said...

What a great project. Flowers in a bottle - super idea! Always an interesting and inspiring visit!!!

Doone said...

a super desk again Sarah, and looking forward to tmorrows mojo monthly,

I know you refuse to answer the question of life's meaning,

but can you tell me this,

why does my ironing pile never diminish no matter how much ironing I do?

(i suspect someone keeps sneeking more washing onto the pile)

Rebekah said...

Loving your sneak peeks these look so cool! Happy WOYWW hugs Rebekah (95) xx

Alisonw30 said...

What a lovely project, very colourful! Have a great week x

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Love the bottle of flowers, so cute. I might have to try that!

Debs said...

Happy happy happy! :-)
Thanks for visiting my blog - the workshop was fabulouso.

Spyder said...

Love it, just fabulous, Flowers that last for as long as youwant!
HappyWOYWW
(Lyn)

okienurse said...

Nice looking desk! Very busy and creative. Love the beer bottle flower vase project. I love to recycle when I can. Plus you have the fun of drinking the beer while you craft the flowers and label to go on it. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie

Neil said...

Hi there. Lovely to see all the creativity this week, Never managed to visit last Wednesday and I missed it! Hope you have a lovely blessed week! Fab job on the bottle too for TioT.

karen said...

Great shot of your desk! Even the angle is crafty and creative! I love your flowers and how you used a real bottle and altered it to perfectly match with the flowers! I have not been blogging much this summer but plan to get back into now and finally join in your Mojo Monthly! I'll be back to see the post for September!
xoxo Karen

Lizzybobs said...

loving your crafty space your projects are lovely - thanks for sharing lv and ((HUGS)) Liz

Twiglet said...

I love the colours in those latest projects of yours - really lovely.

Crafting Time said...

Wow I love this idea, thank you so much for sharing. This is my first visit to your lovely blog, I look forward to seeing what youve been upto next week.
Helen x

Jingle said...

That is so very fun!

S said...

Those flowers rock. I also spied the tin you did in the next post. You are so talented!

Sue said...

Fab blog, lots of lovely different crafty creations going on, thanks for stopping by my blog, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Di said...

That bottle is fantastic! Love it - happy WOYWW! Di xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous flowers but I love, love, love the cardboard butterfl:)

Sussie said...

WOW! Those flowers in the bottle with the butterfly is such a nice idea! Beautiful arrangement!
Thanks for sharing :)
SusanLotus WOYWW 93

sandra de said...

Such beautiful projects and really enjoying the mojo monthly.

PatR said...

Great bottle and flowers perfect for the TioT challenge this week. Thank you for joining us. xx

MaggieC said...

Thanks so much for your visit this week. I love those art flowers, so happy and cheerful.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thank you for visiting, sorry I'm so late getting around. I am really inspired by your work and your blog. I am not a stamper but after seeing your work....I am inspired to branch out and give it a try.

Neil said...

Lovely altered project for TioT. Thanks for playing with us this week.