1 Feb 2012

What's On Your Work Wednesday 139......this & that!

Hello WOYWW'ers! My desk is finally devoid of ribbons! Thanks so much for everyone's helpful ideas for storage last week, really appreciate the help! I have sorted out the majority & stored them on the back of the crafty room door. I have a box full of lace & vintage ribbons that I am going to wrap around card when I have a bit of time. Today my desk consists of;

2 blanc picture frames to decorate I picked up at the Range yesterday
The latest copy of Craft Stamper magazine, that I have fell out with a little :(
A blousey flower I made form Crape Paper, but intend to try tissue paper instead
A card I made with Hunkydory elements I am about to write for someone's birthday
Fountain pen to write said card!
And another paint tester pot!
( cant make my mind up about colours for new d├ęcor in lounge! )

I decided to give making Crape Paper Flowers a go after seeing some amazing ones in a window display in Paris a while back. At the time I couldn't believe they were real, the looked like what I call "Old Roses" the David Austin type. I love his Rose's & have some variety's in my garden. As you can see I have a way to go yet with my paper ones ;) The card is a version of an easel card, I like the vintage look of it. The Box Envolope was made using the Enveloplus Creator Board. I always like to write my cards with a fountain pen, at the moment the ink inside is Parma Violet Purple scented ink, very exotic eh!

I am waiting on a parcel arriving today. I have decide to invest in a pop up light studio for taking pictures of my cards. Its so hard sometimes to take pic's in the light & to get embellishments to show up on them. I know a lot of folk out there use them & the pics always look so much better so thought I would give it a go. Hope your keeping well & warm wherever you are, I am going through wood for fun in my wood-burner, its been freezing in the evenings here! Thank you to everyone who visited my desk & left comments last week, it really cheered me up, thank you! Have a great week everyone!


Stephanie said...

Ooh, lots of fun stuff on your desk today. The frames are cool!!

Jaki Morris said...

Lavinia you are obvioulsy a classy lady as that carrier bag came from Milan and was full of ribbons and buttons.
You can have it if you like!
Thanks for snooping in me drawers!

Marianne said...

Beautiful ! I especially love the flower. So much fluffier than the ones we made back in the 70s.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love this, so pretty. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

fairyrocks said...

Lovely creative space . Thanks for sharing, I also love that you can just go to Paris....okay entirely jealous across the ocean here LOL
Keep smiling and creating I am #132

505whimsygirl said...

Hi there Lavinia,

Your paper flower looks quite amazing to me! Also love the easel card; the colors you chose are so delicate.

I'm not participating in WOYWW as I didn't get photos taken - there's always next week!!!


PS I still haven't put my ribbons in the jar - but will this weekend. Will probably share a photo next WOYWW post.

BetteK said...

I really like your workspace and your friend will love that card I am sure! I also much, much prefer fountain pens for writing my cards ... I have several beautiful ones, each with a different colour ink, so I can co-ordinate the colours to the cards! Just browsing your blog I came across your ribbons ... I really must sort mine out but do find them hard to keep tidy and uncrumpled. Glad you got your's sorted! Debbie #84

Annie said...

Glad you've sorted out your ribbon store :-)
A x

May said...

So glad to hear you got on top of the ribbon storage, those frames look amazing can't wait to see what you do with them, have joined you as a follower so as not to miss what you are up to in the crafty world, Hugs May x x x x

sandee said...

ohhh scented ink...tres exotic indeed! I am very interested in how the light box works out for you, I haven't really thought about investing in one, but would love to find out if you thought it was worth it! Joined your blog so we can stay in touch, waving hi from the hills of NC :)

okienurse said...

great looking desk this week. Love the 3 frame project! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How funny, Julia and I were admiring all the David Austin roses when we went out earlier this week - they were all gorgeous. I have two of his in my garden already and might ask for another for Mother's Day instead of cut flowers! Last longer. Your vintage cards are lovely - I think a light box will be a sound investment :)
Hugs, LLJ '68 xx

jo said...

Hi, your desk looks very organised, can't wait to see what you do with the picture frames.Enjoy your week!
Jo x

scrappymo! said...

I think a pop up light studio is a great addition to your studio.
My pics always look just like I took them:(

Maybe I need to invest in one too.

Sheena said...

Your card and flower are stunning!
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - I’m slowly getting there!


Mary said...

Lavinia...your desk looks so very organized. I love your card. Very beautiful vintage card....You're going to have to do a tutorial on how you created it. I love the easel cards, but have never seen a rounded one. Very nice! One lucky person who will receive your creation. Your ink does sound very exotic!

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