Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WOYWW 11th August

Alas and alack, still no tidy desk!  Most days I do think 'I'm going to sort my desk out today' but I end up playing instead hehe.  I really was going to do it yesterday but when I started I came across a couple of inky pages that I decided to do a bit more to and one thing led to another.  I added a bit more colour and texture to 2 pages in my art journal as well.  I coloured some gel medium with mica powder and stencilled it onto 2 pages.  I did the bluey one first (the stars and spots as well as the lacy bit) and wished I'd chosen a different colour powder for contrast so stencilled a bit onto the opposite page just to show how it looks in a contrasting colour.  No further on with the t-shirt as I was a bit stumped as to what to do next, but have an idea now.

Pop over to our esteemed hostess Julia's blog if you'd like to join in La Grande Snoop ;-)

41 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey hun, you is early with the WOYWW.. I am still awake, can't sleep so am hopping around the world of Blogs :O)) Loving those pages... they are... LUSH xx

She said...

Love these pages Anne. Lovely colours. S xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really LOVE these pages. And now I know what to do with all those mica powders I bought last week. I'll just dig out my gel medium and go to town. Thanks for the tip, whether you knew it or not. Happy WOYWW.

Helen said...

Love these pages, and the busy-ness of your desk!

ikki said...

The colours and patterns are great on these sheets, always interesting to visit you. Now I have to find out what gel medium is!?!?!? ikki

Neet said...

Fab pages - and great tips as to how to do pages - must get some journalling done shortly - things just get in the way. Thanks for the look around. Was in L'pool yesterday and the sun shone down on us - great day out steampunking (not really but Jo and I felt it was that for us)

Gez said...

Morning Anne love your pages. What a clever idea to colour gel medium. The stars looks great :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Anne - thanks so much for popping by - nice to "meet" another West Yorkshire blogger. Your desk is very colourful - love the inky samples. I think I could get used to leaving my desk in a mess!!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Cardarian said...

Hello Anne! Lovely messy desk, and nice work on those journal pages - wish I knew what mica is! Ha, ha I am a bit retarded regarding all these art materials - I haven't got a clue! Ha, ha...
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Sue said...

Hi ya Anne
oh playing is much more fun than tidying!! gorgeous journal pages, luv the colours, have a great day, sue,x

Joanne said...

Gosh these are looking good. I just love those stars.
Luv Joanne xx

jude said...

Gorgeous bright pages hun!Have agreat wednesday
hugs judex

Tracey said...

Love the blue and pink page, and the greeny one on your desk, hope you are okey dokey Anne. xx

JoZart said...

Never mind alas and alack.. .we don't want to see tidy anyway! It's more interesting this way. love the pages and I think a T shirt with the pink and blue page designs would be fab. Great snoop!
JoZarty x ( so many WOYWWers called Jo now I will use JoZarty x

Stressed Stamper said...

If you do tidy it yo wil never find anything - play I say

Stressed Stamper said...

sorry for spelling errors - going too fast for my own good

Linda Elbourne said...

Le Grande Snoop ... How posh is that ... your journalling backgrounds are fabulous ... could you pop around and give me a few lessons ... I will make ... I mean buy ... a cake and everything!

minnie_mac said...

Love the effect you've got with the stencilling.

Marilyn

Dawn said...

These papges are looking very interesting! Love the colours and stencil too!

Love Dawn xx

Artyjen said...

Why clear up when you can make stuff instead!! :) Great painty stuff too
xoxo Sioux

Sunshine Girl said...

LOL I quite often think I will catch up with the housework today and end up crafting! My desk is only tidy for a short while - mainly because I have been crafting elsewhere but it will be messy again soon! Love the pages you are working on.

Lothian Crafts said...

Love your pages especially the blue page the way the colours have blended is super. Have a good day.
Elaine

Pam said...

Pages look great can't wait to see the Tshirt Hugs Pam x

Darcy said...

ooo I really love the acid page with the bluey/purple stencilled on top, really pops. Get some white acrylic dry brushed over the other page if you aren't keen, not thick though let the colour peep thru, then do a new layer on top.

Twiglet said...

Lol - my tidying up sounds like yours!!! Wish I was an organised soul but all I organise is another mess!!!

Foil Play said...

Much better to play than to tidy, I reckon - and what beautiful colours. I see the eyes are on the easel this week :-)

Kay said...

love these pages and the technique is great... must try that myself!

jodpea said...

Talcum powder on shrink plastic! You are a genius, my dear! I will serpently be trying that! I went to uni with a girl who lived in Osset, I went up to stay with her family a couple of times n we went to a pub called... The Litten Tree, or summat? The back car park was a really steep slope!

patcrafts said...

Love the colour of your journal pages and what a great technique I didn't know that one mixing mica with gel medium, will be trying that. Haven't done a thing since the Dina weekend seem to be all art'd up if you understand what I mean!
Hugs Pat xx

Spyder said...

once more, i don't think my 'eyes' were in my picture, I keep forgetting where they are when I take it. Love busy and messy desk, just what I like to see! and my 'glue' die-cuts where too bad, were they! Have a fabulous woyww!!
(((Lyn)))

Sid said...

Fabulous pages they look really bright !!

Heather x said...

Love the bright colours of your journal hun, and the mask pattern you are using (is it a mask?) Love how the pattern stands out on the yellow page, but also like the subtle ones one the blue :)
*hugs* Heather x

itsamistry said...

Gorgeous colours on the pages. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Hahahaha I see the remote has escaped another week of being altered :)

Jingle said...

Those pages look really neat!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW i love the pages and the colours you have come up with. Believe it or not today I am tidying my desk!!! Shock horror!!! Hazelxoxo

Kaz said...

Hellooooo Ann - I do exactly the same as you - plan on tidying and end up playing!! The downloads on my journal are from deviant scrap which I found via The Kathryn wheel. They are fab and funky! xxx

angeleef said...

Some heavy experimenting there. Nice colours!
Have a nice day!
** Evi **

Kaz said...

I've just seen your other comment Anne!! The paints are Eco Friendly and you can get them here. They are much better value than ranger and always the same creamy consistancy. I will onlybuy these now xx

Phree said...

Meh, who needs to tidy when there is inky stuff to do! Great pics, enjoyed having a snoop round.

Paula Gale said...

wow - what lovely colours you've done your pages in... and love the little patterns/textures you've put on - now its just shouting out to be laden with party photos me thinks... please share when you've 'populated' it!!!

Hope you are well, chat soon,

Paula x x x

Violets Corner said...

Sorry I'm late, the pages look fabulous!

Hugs
Maarit