3 Aug 2011

Whats On Your Work Wednesday 113

Hello WOYWW'ers.....erm for those of you thinking what heck is this woman on about? Then go now & have a look at Julia Dunnits Blog here http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ and discover how to join in this weekly Crafty Mega Snoopathon! All we want to do is have a look at your crafty workspace like mine here this week, come on join in and show us yer crafty goings on on your desk & what your keeping in those crafty drawers of yours? :) go on I have showed you mine!

Not much going on in the way of productivity this week, however I did make a discovery in Dunelm Mill. I am cheeky enough to use their car park every Friday while I do my Town trip, so I always feel obliged to have a check in the place to see what crafty goods may be on offer. Well this week to my surprise they had a big selection of Melissa Frances. I have never seen any of her stuff anywhere in any of my local craft shops. So this is what I got, I really like the quality & design, however I did think it was rather expensive!

This is what I came up with using the MF goodies. Its turned out to be a very Sugary Vintagey looking Card. From my craft stash I used some Angel Hair & some rustic ribbon & string & a mother of pearl button for the bow. A matt gold flourish sticker from a sheet bought in Country Books.
These other 3 cards I made in the week using various papers from my First Edition Papers stacks. I used them from Daydream & Birdsong. The sentiments came from Craftwork cards & The happy Birthday is a Papermainia stamp.

And finally just to show you I can do something a bit different now & again I made this Sea Shell card last night when I couldn't sleep as it was way too hot here! I got the inspiration from from Jo Firth-Young's article "Stain Removal" in this months (well September anyway) Craft Stamper. Its a brilliant master class on using bleach. Here I stamped the shell on a background on Tim Holtz's Weather Wood dragged across some watercolour paper. Once the imaged had dried I then used watered down bleach in a water-brush & painted out some of the colour in the shell. It left me with this lovely lilac colour! I then highlighted the shell image with a Sakura Gel pen & added the Sea Shell phrase from a Crafty Individuals stamp & matted it on a piece of lilac cardstock then on a bit of Kraft card. Once I placed it on the 6x6 card blanc I framed it with a couple of little corners, an Acrylic stamp strip I cut up to make smaller strips. I have done some other shell cards too but there not finished yet, but might be by next week!

Well I hope the weathers a bit better where you are in the world! Its muggy & hot here in Manchester but its looking like a storm & rain! Hope I sleep tonight early start tomorrow. Off for an NHS experience day with my sister, wish me luck! Take care everyone!
Lavinia
x

14 comments:

Marjolein..... said...

Melissa F is THE bomb in crafty world. It is soooo pretty and in vintage Style. So gorgeous but True also expensive.

Enjoy using your stuff!!!

Greetz, marjolein

Wipso said...

Really lovely cards on your desk today :-)
A x

Twiglet said...

Your shell card is gorgeous! What a clever "experiment"!

Tammy said...

Good Luck, Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards love the colours

Di said...

Love those Melissa Frances papers etc. - I just discovered them this week too but haven't got my sticky little paws on some yet. The seashell card is beautiful - sings of the sea. Raining here and cooler so hopfully things might be better up your way too. Di xx

Yogi said...

thanks for the peek. Love the seashell card.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those cards are so pretty and girly - it's good to get away from grunge sometimes!! :) Although I like your seashell too, great colours! xx

Marianne said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love your soft and sweet style

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the bleached image, its something I keep meaning to try, but never get around to.And the vintage piece is soooo pretty, love it.Happy WOYWW, Shaz

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love all the cards you've made. The three made from your paper stacks are really simple, but therefore beauiful. The card with the seashell I love because off the colours. And maybe I gonna try this technique too.
Thanks for sharing. Franka

The Crafty Elf said...

Just one lovely card after another! Sometimes when you spend a little extra it pays off and I think in this case it did. I hope your weather gets more comfortable for you soon we actually had a lovely day here today. It's been very warm and humid here as well but I'm enjoying it because it won't be long before the snow flies...Argh!

okienurse said...

beautiful cards! Love all the soft colors. The Melissa Frances stuff is really pretty and a treat once in a while is a good thing. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Morti said...

Helllooo thar! Better late than never, eh?

Lovely seashell card - that's my favourite this week! You should do more like that.

Catch you around on the next hop....

Di said...

Hiya -if you want your blog candy win please check my blog - end of July. This isn't spam - or even luncheon meat, truly!! Di xx

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