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25 July, 2012

WOYWW No 164.

Greetings all. Here's that "What's On Your Workdesk" day again, and I've had a battle royal to sit at My Own Desk. Herself, the Office Manager thinks she will sleep here today and has hopped up on My Chair (take note Miss Dixie, My Chair) about three times.

"Don't take my picture! I don't like the flash or the publicity."
 If you'd like to see Desks of the World, follow the link to the Stamping Ground where it all starts each Wednesday. It's great fun, good company, lovely art works of all kinds.
This week's experiments about to be slipped into The Manual of Techniques. It's the page on the right.

This morning I was experimenting with the Scor-it, some coloured backgrounds and silhouette stamping all topped off with the lovely Memory Box die-cutter called Spring Border. Notice the English Dictionary which I wanted to put in the picture! I bought it this morning for $4.50 at a secondhand book shop to do the dictionary project that happens at Stamping Matilda and Eileen's Crafty Zone.
Here are the two colour schemes I have tried so far.
I scored the random lines first and then applied the blended background colours with Distress Inks. The stamped silhouette is done with Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog. I trimmed the Spring Border to fit, allowing some of the flower pattern to hang over the edge. It is gloss card coloured with alcohol inks.

The version on the right in evening colours looked a bit flat so I sprayed it with Perfect Pearl and added some dots of Liquid Pearls in matching colours. More to do then cards and ATCs to make.

Have a great week - wishing you lovely weather for the northern Summer.
Ros.

32 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Love your book , the pieces are amazing!! Lve the two colour schemes, have a great week trace x. 9

Helen said...

love that border die! You may have trouble reclaiming your chair, I think.... Helen 6

Redanne said...

Hi ros, I really like the idea of a technique book, how clever are you? I love the one on the left, such gorgeous vibrant and sunny colours (we have sunny hot days for 3 whole days now!!) and the scoring on he right makes it look a bit like a wooden background - very clever. Hope Miss D gives you back your chair soon. Happy Woyww, Anne x #21

Julia Dunnit said...

Bless you Ros, we are now enjoying some wonderful sun..hope it can highlight the Olympics! Love the idea of the over laid border, how clever you are..and I do so admire the dedication to your technique album..a therapy in itself, huh! Must be a delight to page through now and then..just as valuable as any scrapbook..

Victoria said...

Your Manual of Techniques is simply bursting with colour! My cat was what was on my work desk last week so I can empathise on our feline friends slowly taking over! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.25

EELS said...

I think the puss tat is there to stay. Love the book Ros.
Cheers, Elaine #10

Eliza said...

Whata clever idea to have a technique book, I like both the stamped images and the liquid dots really does make a huge difference. thanks for sharing

Eliza #16

May said...

I think Miss Dixie.. has claimed the chair... she is Gorgeous.. WOW.. what fantastic makes you have got there.. followed your links they are fab thanks for that..great idea to have a technique book... Have a great week... Hugs May x x x#11

VonnyK said...

Your technique book is fabulous, I love the colours you used. I think you've lost your chair to pussycat.
Have a great week.
Von #48

Helen said...

What a great idea to score your card first before making the inky backgrounds. Thank you for sharing this one! I have a few ideas already. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 39

Maxam Made said...

Good Morning! I love your book, what a treat to work on and have as a keepsake!
Have a great week
Ginny #79

Sunshine Girl said...

Great busy desk there - I love your technique manual! Thanks for visiting me. Sunshine Girl #1

Trish Latimer said...

great idea to have a techniques book!! The ATCs are fab, and that die cut border sets them off wonderfully!

Sue said...

You are writing a manual...how fabulous. Let me know when they are published and I'll buy one.
:)
I just adore hand written books, journals, manuals etc.
Yours looks awesome. Even if you don't publish, it will be amazing to look back on...

I have to lock the door to keep my cat out of mischief!
xx

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I love the technique and your technique book. I wanna try the sunburst idea soon.
Happy WOYWW!
Aeryn @ #27

Bernice said...

How is it that no matter how lovely and cosy the cat bed, they always prefer your chair or even a cardboard box! What a great idea to construct a technique manual.
Bernice #74

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really like the idea of a techniques journal!! That's such a great idea though I don't think I'd be dedicated enough to do one myself...
The pic of your cat is priceless!! I've got a ginger tail flicking around the edge of my laptop at the moment..I'm sitting outside in the cool working at our patio table and the cat is lying curled around it. Makes typing interesting!!! LOL
Hugs, LLJ #28 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ha, ha! I don't like the flash or the publicity. Isn't that the truth, which is funny because cats are so full of self importance, you think they would be camera hogs, not chair hogs. Love the techniques journal and the stuff you've done recently. I remember when I got my first scoring board, I had to score everything. Now I never think to use it.

trisha too said...

PRETTY, Ros--I'm glad you showed the close-ups, too!

Now let Miss Dixie get on with her nap . . .

:)trisha
#137 this week

Neesie said...

Oh how cute...Miss Dixie looks guilty as charged! Hehe.
I think you might have to stand for a wee whilie there Ros?
The technique book is such a clever idea.
Thanks for visiting my place earlier. ;D
Enjoy WOYWW ~ have lots of fun.
Neesie #20

scrappymo! said...

What a wise girl you are to think of creating a technique album and then ....actually doing it!

kay said...

what a super idea to have the technique album,great reference and love your idea of scoring the background first,thanks for visiting me :)
Happy woyww
kay #35

Neet said...

So much to see this morning Ros. Love the colour schemes you used and that scoring is something I have never done - must try it.
Like your experiment book too - good idea to have one that size and to have it spiral bound too.
The whirly thing you commented on on my blog - I won it! yes, really.
Hugs, Neet xx 8

Di said...

Love you techniques book - almost as much as I love the photo of Miss Dixie :)

Boy, you do such lovely work Ros.

Hugs, and belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx #13

Lindsay Weirich said...

love the technique book anf=d the cat in the chair!
Lindsay #145

Craftychris said...

What a cool idea to have a technique book and your two new entries are fabulous! Your puss cat definitely looks like the boss. Thanks for visiting my boss. I like way Darkroom Door stamps come too and I am off to lie my boxes of stamps down as its really hot today - thanks for the tip! Have a good week xx

Spyder said...

Your desk looks ever productive this week...mind you, it's that way every week!! Love your little helper!!
Have a great week. Happy SUNNY woyww
((Lyn)) #57

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a clever idea for the book, Ros, and so beautifully executed!! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #116

Twiglet said...

Great project on the go there Ros. Thanks for popping into my blog and having a go at guessing the scarves in the rainbow!! x Jo

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ros, as I type The Boss is snuggled under my chair ... I have to remember she is there and not move the chair too suddenly ... they like to be close to us so I am not at all surprised that you Office Manager takes over your chair.

I love your technique journal but I don't think I'd have the discipline to keep one however, it's clearly a good idea. Love your experiments - the colours are beautiful.

Thanks for visiting earlier. Belated happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #24

Sandy said...

Oh I love that diagonal scoring and the chicken wire stamp looks good on that. Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me info on what you do to the inside of your cards. its been great to see what everyone does. Sandy :)

Shoshi said...

Your techniques guide book is an excellent idea, Ros. I have something equivalent on the computer but it is spread over lots of different folders as it's sort of grown organically over the years! Miss Dixie, your Office Manager, certainly has a proprietorial air about her. You need to watch your P's and Q's with her lol!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. So glad you enjoyed my anotated photo! If you want to see one use for the kitchen towel, see my most recent blog post that I've just uploaded (I warn you it's a long one!) This stuff has so much potential.

Like you, I really enjoy late comments. It keeps the fun going all week. This week I'm going to be very late with all my comments because I've been glued to the Olympic Opening Ceremony all night, quite apart from working hard on my latest project!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #51