Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WOYWW? More Gingersnaps and card capers...

Welcome to the mid-week flaunt of my inky zone thanks to Mrs Dunnit who always does it...and good too! Feel free to show a crafty leg on the 'What's on your Workdesk Wednesday?' catwalk.
Last week, (fanfare), I did the whole shebang of 199 desks! It's great to pop by everyone, have a nose and meet all the new folk.  
Just one very pretty please from me. Do consider removing word verification, or swapping to comment approval if you worry about spam. I have no eyesight problems but all those words, codes, loading time and jaberwocky. Boy, they are some hurdle. (Youtube help here) Thank you!

Anyway, the above was the 'just getting started' mess which has since bred and lost all sense of decorum. Can't believe it was all for an ATC and a few cards... but here's the pay-off!

It's my second week guesting at Gingersnap Creations where we are dabbling with faux techniques.
I could have offered my housework skills but went for faux batik instead. See Mr. Tim in action for the tecchy low-down. I decided to go for more unusual colours than I normally do...
I used Wild Honey to emboss the lace, the blue is a blend of Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky Distress Inks. I mainly used the Floral Tattoo stamp set, plus a Tim phrase and his birds, over stamping in the same blues and Sepia and Coffee archival ink. I emphasised the heart by layering a second clear embossed one on top of the original. When I first saw the yellow I nearly ran away,  but I worked on the colours and now I love it and am also going to join in with Grungy Monday and Sunday Stampers.

A little confession, it's been two weeks since my last Less is More. Do forgive me.
This week it's stripes so I dug out my Glitz balloon stamp which I lurve, but really don't use enough. I love one layer cards because the fresh imprint of ink on white card still gets me excited! I used Ranger Vermillion Archival ink which is a great red and ink to work with. Now obviously, there are stripes on them fine balloons there...
But I also went a bit further with the theme adding scored diagonal lines...
Then onto my trusty 99p peg stamps and Cobalt blue using the lines as 'support', all done on SU Confetti card.
Just a reminder that it's a HEARTS theme over at my inspiration challenge My Mojo Monthly. Got some crafty LOVE to share this month? Then do join in February's journey! 
Enough card capers...time to love you and leave you and say big thanks to everyone who calls by. I might not reach the 199 this week but I am up for a fair mooch around!

Au revoir...Sarah et le/la bump.

58 comments:

Vipera said...

I like your desk..it looks so busy! ) And the cards are great, especially first one! :)

Happy WOYWW!

Olga x

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh gorgeous card Sarah, love how the wild honey really pops out.. FABBYLICIOUSNESSES!!! (d'ya like my new word lol) The balloon, FAB but... the scored lines... GENIUS!!! they really just make the whole design look perfect! thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... wishing you and le/la bump a very happy day xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I am wide awake so I thought I would stop by ... Lots of loveliness you have here missy ... And your desk makes me feel oh so much better about mine! Blimey ... Now I am tired ... Nite x

jude said...

Gorgeous creations sarah .Busy little bee this week.Have fab wednesday and creative week.Hugs judex2

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like how you used the faux batik technique. I love faux techniques and this one is great. I also love your dress in the next post. I stopped to read about it too. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

May said...

Stunning creations!! Love your desk, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

sandysewin said...

Your wishes card is gorgeous! I love Tim techniques. :-)

So, um, just where do you find space to actually work? lol Just kidding, I LOVE your goodie filled desk!

Happy Woyww!

Sandy #19

butlersabroad said...

Amazing card Sarah, you need to use colours you're not comfortable with more often if this is how they turn out! My husband is peeking over my shoulder and I won't tell you what he said about your desk!! I like it anyway, lol!

Hugs
Brenda 6

Spyder said...

Fabulous space you have I love that Wishes card,very pretty, for want of a more grow up word! (and one I can spell!) Have a crafty Week HaPpY WoYwW!!
((Lyn))

Dragon said...

Looks so inviting!!! And the colours you used are fab... love and light to you and the bump!!
Frankie
xx

ger76 said...

Brill desk space!!! I adore your cards, got to agree on the word V I have no probs with my eyesight but man I got loads of those words wrong lol

G x
WOYWW #25

sandra de said...

Love looking at the wonderful projects on your desk. Really interesting technique you have used on the card, I will have to look it up. It always amazed me how a simple creation can result in an avalanche of product.

Danielle said...

What a busy desk! Great cards you showed! I also love the white background under the ink. Dani28

sandee said...

Love everything, your work is wonderful! And I agree with you and Julia, that I wish everyone would turn off their word verification, especially since blogger changed it and it's even more tedious! Ya'll are getting a jumpstart on me for WOYWW but mine will be up tomorrow! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Neet said...

Lovely work as always on your desk this week. Hope you are taking care of you.
Agree about the word verification but I would also like numbers to be put on - even if they change they are usually close by. Helps when you are trying to comment on those who have commented on yours. Especially if some peeps have several blogs.
Take care - Hugs, Neet 29 xx

Stephanie said...

Oh, wow...such beautiful stuff you have! The card is just fabulous.

Chrissie said...

Love the balloons Sarah and so glad to see you back at LIM!
Love all your CS stuff too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Whimcees said...

Hello!

The payoff is well worth the mess! Great projects! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Busy desk, busy lady and super busy WOYWW visiting!! Congrats..lots of great creations Happy WOYWW #38

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Hi Sarah, Love your Gingersnap card. The colours are beautiful and I give this colour combination a try. Love the stripes and baloons, good idea to show stripes. xFranka

Bella said...

I am so with you on the word verification thing...love your desk and all the other work on show today. Great parade on the catwalk!

Sarpreet said...

beautiful makes, i spotted the distress stains, how do you get on with those to the ink pads, I have not yet tried, great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing your workspace, # 52

Neil said...

Good morning; just having a quick pop my head round the door moment, before I have to get on with all my chores! Lovely to see what you are up to this week. Stormy sky and walnut stain is one of my current fav colour combos!
Neil #49 or thereabouts!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the faux technique, love these colours, the desk looks busy and fun!!have a great week hugs trace x 51

okienurse said...

Great projects this week. Love all the color! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

Annie said...

Such lovely things on show today. Hope bump is growing nicely and you're keeping well.
Hugs,
A x

Helen said...

Thanks for stopping by - yes, I always love the show at Stevenage!!
Your faux batik card is gorgeous (as are the others) I love this technique.
Helen 17 (you know that!)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

gorgeousness on your desk as always
Happy woywwing
Jennie #7

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

You have been busy and I love that balloon stamp... I would be totally addicted to that one, but my favourite is the heart at the bottom... love that... and I hear you on the word verification... by the time I have done a few I find myself spelling them rather creatively... hopeless I am... happy woyww...xx

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely, Lovely Sarah! Love those balloons! Kim

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Firstly. DH was bowled over by the map heart card which I used for Valentine's Day - seriously, he absolutely loved it!! Thank you so much for being a generous soul :)
The background of the wishes card looks like what you probably see in your mind's eye when you actually make a wish - it's captured the moment perfectly!
Hope you and The Bump are well and happy!
Hugs, LLJ ~72 xx

RosC said...

Love the cards, and the techniques you have presented, e.g. the use of scoring is great to explore more. Also love your single layer cards - they a simple, and a good challenger.
Smiles,
Ros.

Ann B said...

Beautiful cards, as usual Sarah and what an achievement - all 199 desks, bet your bum was numb after that. I managed about half of them but aim for more this week.
Ann B
#57

Angie said...

Well done you for managing ALL the desks ...its a bit like climbimg a moutain for me ...if I do 100 I'm pleased. Your cards are eyecatching ...my fav is the first ...gorgeous ...but the ballon one is a clever concept.

Scrapmate said...

Fab LIM card!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Your desk looks so inviting, you got my fingers itching to get the inks out! Love what you've made too. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 88

Gabrielle said...

Love that you're showing us your crafty leg! And it certainly is talented!!! Love your desk - think I could have a good rummage and a play on that! Much Wednesday love x

Eloise said...

Fabulous LIM card. i like that you have scored lines on it too. how clever. i like your faux batik card too. love the colors.

MvM-design said...

love to see your creative desk!
Happy Wednesday :-)
Hugs Marleen #45

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sarah,

Not participating this week but had to pop in to see what you're up to. Glad I did -- love your card and the balloon ATC.

Have a great rest of the week.
Hugs,
Kay

Hazel said...

So much lovely creativity to feast my eyes upon! Love the faux batik - super technique (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Gillian .... said...

Now that's my kinda of desk lol .. i always say Messy = Creativity and you certainly have loads of that, fab Faux Batik. I like whatcha did with the Balloon stamp too:)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You visited 199 of us?! I'm impressed. There are so many I hate to miss out but didn't have the time. Anyway... oh my, how is it that making one little thing can make such a mess? It is crazy how that works. Your balloon card is so much fun, what a neat detail the score lines. The grungy card is quite neat too. You got the yellow to work in there well but I can see how it could have been too bold to start.

Phynix said...

Oh wow you were just a busy busy girl. I am in love with heart. it is really cool.

Emily said...

I really love the balloon card, it's beautiful! Mind you, so are the other ones too:)
Happy WOYWW
emilyx

Au grenier de la mère Michelle said...

Love love love your card and the colours you used. Faux batik is a very nice technique and you used it well. Very nice!

fairy thoughts said...

great messy desk. I love the balloon card. just popping over to mojo too
janet #59

Jeremy and Samantha said...

I am so jealous of your huge space but must confess I would be cleaning it lol. I can't believe you made it to all 199 last week you get a standing ovation from me! Your projects are amazing! Happy Woyww! from #54

LuLu said...

Howdy,
I'm under the weather this week for WOYWW - I'm just popping by for a quick peek.

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/02/woyww-02-15-12-play-day-in-art-journal.html

Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool work desk... love your cards, especially that awesome heart. Hope all's well and I can't imagine how you got through 199 blogs with all that word verification stuff. I'm cringing as I even write this!

Lisa said...

I love your desk, not bad looking at all. Must say i had a look through your blog. Your work is amazing, now following you!

scrappymo! said...

Lovely work is being produced at that very busy desk. Thanks for sharing!

Lou said...

Really Busy creative desk! Lovely Lou @#89

Peggy said...

looks busy there enjoyed going through your site again such awesome ideas!

April said...

Lovely busy desk as always, a couple of great cards on show too. Have to agree with you on the Word V. it drives me nuts, and this time around it seems to have changed to an even harder to read type! anyway have a great crafty week. x

Julia Dunnit said...

Le/la...LOL!! Hey, I LOVE the yellow on the faux batik...I'm amused tha ti made you run..but it's ok look, because you got to get the red out again for your LiM card! It really is stunning and looks even better on the blog than on FB..I shall go over there and tell everyone...as for your desk...well, looks like heaven to me!

Carolyn Phillips said...

I love the balloon card. I struggle with plain and simple, but you do it so well.

Mandi said...

Terrific card Sarah, those balloons look FAB
Love that heart too
Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"