Wednesday, August 4, 2010

WOYWW - Aug 4th

I've gone for an aerial view today, a) because I like them, b) because the rest of the desk is the same mess it's been for too many weeks.  The flower is a tracing from a piece of wallpaper that's going to be a stencil and under that are my August pages for my 365 Journal (2 posts down).  There's a strip of fabric with some foiled and gel spots on just wanted to see how it washed.


Yesterday Julia shared one of her obsessions/collectoins so I thought I'd show 2 collections today.  I've shown the scissors before but didn't include my dressmaking.sewing scissors, so the full collection today.  And my collection of hole punches.
Also showing a t-shirt I bought a few days ago (£2), it was white; not finished yet and you can see the wallpaper flower previously mentioned.  Dyed with Jacquard's Dye-na-Flow.  I've used Markal Artist's oil Paintstiks on the t-shirt, used with a stencil and also rubbed over textured wallpaper.  Pop over to Julia's to find out all about WOYWW ;-)

47 comments:

kayc said...

That t shirt is going to look good when it is finished. Like your collections. Kathleen x

Gez said...

Hi Anne
I love, love, love your t-shirt. What a cracker. Great art journal pages too. I soooo need to get on with my August ones! Off to have a catch up of your fabby bloggy.xx

Wipso said...

Hi Anne. Think I can beat you with scissors and mine are all used for different jobs....God help anyone who uses my sewing scissors for cutting paper :-)
A x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, you DO have a scissor obsession, don't you. I'm totally impressed with that tee. Do you like your Paintstiks? I have only used mine once, but never with a stencil. I am anxious to try it, since I see the great results you got.

Tracey said...

Just bought myself a new pair of small scissors as my others were like nail scisssors and have started fraying the paper when I cut. Have a lovely Wednesday Anne xx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Thank you for bobbing by my blog! I love the T-shirt, very clever & great idea using the wall paper to trace.
Helen x

Spyder said...

Anne you are the cleverest one so far!! Yes, of course cut them up and run them through embossing sheets and die cuts!! (I'm talking about the glue tubes). I did have that idea but was too lazy to try, so saved them up, just got in, thought I'd try it and yes, they look great, the things I've cut so far, and here I am now reading everyones comments and what do they say??? throw them away!!
Anne you are clever that T-shirt is brilliant, very pretty, funny though, if someone spotted that they had that patterned wallpaper! an idea worth remembering!
Have a good woyww

((Lyn))

Twiglet said...

Hehe - its me - the girl who occasionally uses Wipso's fabric scissors for cutting paper!(By accident of course). Just had a really good snoop down your posts - love the Primani top and your dyed T shirt looks fab!!!

patcrafts said...

What a collection of scissors, think I might have quite a few hole punches too. Love your sprayed journal t-shirt hope it's colour fast hehe -:).
Pat xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OK, me again to your me again. I can't get your brand Paintstiks, but as I understand it, they are the same, just a different name. I read that you had to wait anywhere between THREE and SEVEN days depending on how much you used, then they must be heat set (an iron will work or a commercial dryer). You need to heat set them whether they will be washed or not. Not washed would be like when used in an art wall quilt or book cover.

My brand is Shiva and put out by Cedar Canyon. I found out they are the same, just under different names when my friend did an Ebay search and learned they were sold in the US under Shiva brand and in the UK under Markal brand.

Kathleen said...

I just love to see collections, it does my heart good to know that I'm not the only one addicted to having more than one of everything. Although I have to admit I never thought of a scissor collection. I love the work you've done on the Tshirt so imaginative.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Anne, wow what a great aerial view of your lovely desk, I love it! Great little tshirt and fab colour you have dyed it. So you hoard scissiors, lol! Mine is papers, I still dont have enough, even after 15 12x12 boxes, lol!

Have a lovely day, thanks for sharing! hugs Heidi xx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, fab colours on that T-shirt - am really intrigued now and can't wait to see how it ends up. LOVE your collections - maybe I should get all mine together but I think that would scare some people, he, he. I spy a Diary journal page, too - I wish I'd seen that earlier in the year cos I'd have joined in - suppose I could do it now, though... just not this month cos it's too busy. Thanks for sharing your work desk!

Kathleen said...

Hi again Anne,
The book on my tabel is Embroidered Books, by Isobel Hall. Lots of techniques not just embroidery, all types of mixed media which can be used on any project. I just noticed you are in Ossett my sister lives there too not been for a while.

JoZart said...

That T shirt is really cool and I think I should have a go making one too. May pick your brains on that one. I love the 'month" journals idea. Like Cath, I'd love to do one of those too. That's my epitaph... I tell them when they plant me to add a sign... "I haven't got time for this!!" thanks for my comments too.
Hugs Jo x

Sue said...

Hi ya Anne
lol i did laugh when i saw you scissor collection i have about 8 on my desk in my holder n a box in the wardrobe!! very creative piccies, have great day, sue,x

Kay said...

That is one serious scissor collection! Love the t-shirt so far.

Lizzybobs said...

Your T shirt is fab I too love to alter tops yours though is far better than anything I have ever done - but I have a top I am going to try a similar pattern on thanks for the inspiration still not able to email you for some reason!!!! thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog - lv Liz ;o)

Pam said...

Loving the t shirt hon. Hugs Pam x

mckinkle said...

Wow Anne that t-shirt looks absolutely fabby! What a beautiful and unique item youve made.

Love the aerial shot, maybe I should stick to those myself?!

Keryn x

Jingle said...

That flower is awesome! I am sure that is going to look fantastic when you finish the piece!

Dawn said...

I really like what you have done with the flower so you must tell me how you did it as I have some very similar (if not the same) flowers on my walls too I would love a stencle of them. So you traced them That I think can manage as they are rases(embossed) and then is it just get a craft knife?

I really like what you have done with the T-Shirt as well

Love Dawn xx

minnie_mac said...

Love the T-shirt. Fab colour, I wonder what further plans you have for it.

Marilyn

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, WOW thats a some amount of scissors you have! Love the T- Shirt its brilliant, Thanks for stopping by mine again, Hazelxox

Kaz said...

Oooo that t-shirt looks fab. What a great idea for a stencil x

Sid said...

Now that's a very sharp post !!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

That T shirt looks amazing...and I love your pages the colours are fab.

xx

Helen said...

Great collections!! Nothing like being obsessed, is there! Have a great evening.

Cheryl said...

oh hun you are just so clever,love what you have done with the t shirt,how clever of you,oh should have shown my collection of scissors,he he,love hugs cheryl xxx

kath said...

wow anne...this is going to be one stunning T shirt and loved seeing your collection of scissors and nice to see some fiskars in there..thanks for sharing..hugs kath xxx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Anne
I think you have an obsession with scissors, although in saying that I have never had all mine together so I would probaly be as bad, I dont have any croc's do you think they are worth investing in?, Lovely stencil really nice on the T-shirt.
Christine x

Linby said...

Uhm - never put all my scissors together but could be rivalling yours LOL! Love the flower you traced that is so on trend and looks fab on the t-shirt you are so clever.
Linbyx

Stressed Stamper said...

Nice bit of tracing going on there - looks very laura Ashley....how many scissors!

Heather x said...

oh lots of lovely things to see today honey, love the flower tracing...I think I have the same design on some bedding and curtains :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Angie said...

Wow that is some collection of scissors!!!!

That T-shirt is brilliant ...trying to work out just how you created all the effects ... love it xx

Phree said...

That t-shirt is divine! I must remember for next week - use the the aerial shot as a way too avoid showing too much shameful mess[grin]

Jacqui said...

Love the t- shirt. I think us 'mixed media' people are definately collectors - of all sorts of things

itsamistry said...

Ok that T shirt is to die for (pardon the pun). I love how you've used the stencil to get a shadow effect.

I have a thing about scissors to just bought 3 new pairs - don't know why cause I always use the same ones over and over. I even took them to New York for the artfest oh and tweezers - my essentials.

Thanks for popping over to my website. The rings are adjustable and can be made in your colour choice. They have become a bit of a signature as people always point to my stall at craft fairs and go "theres the lady with the rings" lol always makes me smile.

Sorry I'm late visiting. Anita

Darcy said...

wow i am impressed with that t shirt, the flower stencil is awesome, did you cut it out of acetate? I don't think I have any crafting collections, well maybe books, got well over 200 craft books,quite a few buttons I guess.

I do have a bag of polished shells, which I keep adding to and never doing anythig with, they are all wrapped carefully and just sit in a paper bag...

butlersabroad said...

Love the shirt Anne! I have such a thing for tie dye it's untrue, I blogged about it once! Love the scissors collection, bet you still can't find one when you want one though!!

Hugs
Brenda

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Ann how exciting to see your little obsessive collections too, several non bloggers told me about theirs yesterday at the workshop - hilarious creatures aren't we. I love the t shirt - what a result - that flower is gorgeous - will work well all over the place - really admire your vision.

jodpea said...

That t-shirt is great, I looked at the pic and thought maybe u were sharing a bargain buy until I realised it had started life white! Very cool!

Micki said...

I love your t-shirt! It is going to be really pretty! So you love scissors...so do I!
Micki

TinaB said...

Great space!! Sorry I am so late posting xx I would love you to pop to my blog for a chance to win my candy :0) It's Here

Sunshine Girl said...

Tshirt is great - also nice to see your collections too - I have far too many collections and would probably need a few weeks to post about them all - that or I just have too much stuff!

ikki said...

Hiya Anne, perhaps I should call you Scissor Girl you have so many! You had me confused for a minute, I thought I was looking at the picture at first. Love what you turned it into! Great idea. ikki

Chrissie said...

That T shirt looks pretty impressive I must say! I've never seen a technique like that before!
Chrissie