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06 February, 2013

WOYWW No. 192.

Greetings and g'day to WOYWW Desk-leapers Supreme (stolen from The Goons). It will be hot again today so the house is closed and the outside blinds are down to keep the place cool. It's been good to have a break from the heat with lovely days for sitting on the beach and the garden recovering with a few millimetres of rain last week. The fires are still burning in the highlands so I just hope there aren't hot northerlies coming that fan them to ferocity.

Did you know that Wednesdays only come around every fortnight during January?  True dinkum. But this month, everything is back to normal and Wednesday Workdesks are weekly again. ;-) 
This desk-hopping starts with the good Mrs Dunnit so follow the link to satisfy your curiosity or your eagerness to see the weekly work on desks.

Here is the desk part way through choosing matts for the work I did yesterday on Masking and Blending with the spider's web stamp. I love the different colours available in Perla metallic card which makes beautiful matts. I choosing the right colour to give great strength to the art work, and am constantly amazed at how the wrong shade makes the work flat.

I really thought I had created some better organisation after the red buckets went for a Burton off the back of the desk!
You can see in the top left corner, some nice boxes made of bamboo. They are really cutlery organisers, however they are great for fencing recalcitrant bottles and card scraps that roam around the desk. Then there are the red buckets which hold all sorts of pens, brushes, and scissors. And the shallow drawers that keep tweezers, fine brushes, craft knives, emery boards (to remove whiskers from die-cuts) and so on.

Well, so much for creating more space. Everything encroaches as I use more tools and materials until I can hardly move without clearing the decks. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

I've had a wonderful two days in my studio!

See you round the traps dear WOYWW friends.
Smiles to fill your week,
Ros.

37 comments:

RosA said...

Hi Ros,
Those cards are lovely! I especially like the blended backgrounds, very nice! Saw those red buckets at Howards the other day. Am tempted to get some, but really, I don't even have a spare space big enough for them! Oh well, more tidying and reorganising required, as per normal!
Sorry you have those heatwave temps again. Very pleasant up here today with an OK 27 deg.
Happy WOYWW, RosA (no number).

MvM-design said...

Your cards are lovely!
Thanks for sharing ;)
Happy Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #12

Eliza said...

I made some cards similar to that last year and I loved them the colours are so bright and vibrant. Looks like you are having fun and that is all that matters.

Eliza 13

jill said...

Stunning cards you've made using the blending. Happy WOYWW. Jill #16

Neesie said...

Well you put me to shame Ros because I was going to write about the fires, lack of rain, high temps etc but either my laptop is overheating or I am...I didn't do anything I intended!
Oh well there's always another Wednesday fast approaching!
You have such a busy creative space which looks amazing. I think you could open your own art supplies store.
The cards looks beautiful and so delicate. Have a wonderful week...stay cool and enjoy dipping your toes!
Neesie ♥ #7

Queenie Jeannie said...

Quite jealous of your warm summery days while I freeze my bum off in snowy, gray Germany!!!! Soak up a little extra for me, OK??

LOVE your works in progress! I am sponging-impaired, although I do admire the technique when it's so well done as you've achieved! Those are going to be fantastic cards!!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #4

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Adorable cards, and I love a working desk!! You do have great containers for your products and it's handy. Enjoy WOYWW and have a fun week

okienurse said...

Great looking desk Ros! Love the cards too! I have got to find some way to corral some of the stuff on my desk also but think the only thing that will help is moving it elsewhere! Have a great week. Vickie #33

Jackie said...

Those cards are really pretty. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing your desk.

Jackie #45

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping by to say hello; I should be working so it's a bit of a mad dash around this week so don't pop the kettle on for me. You're hot, we're cold here in England! Great looking desk this week too.
Neil #34

Helen said...

I love those cards!! It is amazing how changing the mat layer changes the whole look of a card. Great desk, thanks for sharing today. Helen, 14

Redanne said...

Hi Ros, we could do with a little heat instead of all this snow, but at least we don't have the forest fires, hope you stay safe! Loving the cards on your desk. Funny, how we all work in ever decreasing spaces when we craft. Hugs, Anne x #35

Julia Dunnit said...

What a great picture Ros. I'm the same, use use use and don't put away until there's no space and nothing can be found...but i have the slight advantage of a short upright around the back and edges of my desk. When DH made it, he suggested that otherwise, I would just push stuff back until it fell off. I did not protest! You know already how I love your blended images, just beautiful..couldn't agree more about the matting, it's a daily surprise.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A smasshingly good deask, Ros love al that inkiness.. mm fires and heat we had floods up here so we are right for the mo ...
I pray you and habitat trees an' all plus folks, homes, firefighters and such are all kept safe and sending you some of our cooler weather.
Happy WOYWW SHaz in Ozx

Heather Alger said...

Beautiful work, I Love the colours and detail. Your desk is full of lots of crafty treasure x

sandra de said...

Lovely blended cards you get such a soft affect even though the colours are bright. Just fab.
Sandra @81

Ria Gall said...

Your cards are really lovely and your desk holds a lot of interesting items, the more I look the more I see.
Happy WOYWW #192
Ria #75

barbarabeesblog said...

I like your desk organisation! What sunny warm days? I agree with Queenie Jeannie - I'm jealous too!
Happy WOYWW!
Barbara #97
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Spyder said...

love that spider webs stamp! One for my wish list! :) Thank you for my snoop! Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn))
was #58

Glenda said...

I love the bamboo boxes you are using...great idea! Wonderful desk this week!
Glenda 109

Lori said...

Wonderful little cards. Love the stamp.

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Have a great day.
Lori #110

Sue said...

The Goons....do you mean Spike Milligan...my hero.
I love your tidiness. I can no longer do with crafty things any more....the clutter makes me depressed, so I am going off at tangents.....she's fallen in the water.....the Goons.
I expect you are not referring to Spike, Peter Sellers and Harry S, but you made me think off them. Lovely work on show on your Wednesday desk...
:)
Smiles from a chilly UK
Xxx
Sue

Gita said...

Lovely cards you are working on with the distress inks. I like the red buckets. I can't believe those fires are still blazing over there. Yikes! Brigita #136

Francesca said...

Lovely cards, great desk. Francesca #108

Gill Edwards said...

happy WOYWW to you and i love your cards, such delicate detail

Gill x

Elizabeth said...

Hi there, Ross, just a quick visit to see what you are up to.Love your desk - so much to see :) Your card toppers are lovely - I like the blended background and the stamps are very nice. Unfortunately, the EM is unwell and needs looking after so time is limited today. Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful backgrounds Ros, and that's such a great stamp too. I had a massive clear up, I was so tired of the mess.

Hugs
Brenda 115

Sharon said...

Cards look like they will be great, thanks for sharing.

Sharon#146

MaryH said...

Beautiful cards, and you have the sponging/blending done so well. Those mats will be so pretty with your artwork. Enjoyed the visit today, seeing your workspace and reading about your part of the world. Joined as a follower, and shall be back to visit again. Hope you'll have time to visit my corner of blogland too. TFS

Bernice said...

Your blended backgrounds look really great. Wish you could send some of the hot weather over here though - too much frost and snow for my liking at the moment.
Bernice #63

Almo said...

Hi Ros some lovely blended cards on your desk thanks for sharing them. Warm sunny days yes I remember them. Happy WOYWW Hugs Mo x

Diana Evans said...

oh how inspirational!!! lovely pieces....

Nan G said...

Beautiful cards! Fantastic sponging of the ink! Who's the stamp from? Penny Black? Love the mats you've picked they'll really enhance the overall,effect of your work. Stay cool. Happy WOYWW! Nan 28 from balmy Florida

Jackie said...

Love the little card you have made
Love your crafty desk so much there to enjoy
Jackie11

Craftychris said...

ooh your cards are gorgeous! I know what you mean about getting the mat colour right - so important. Have a good week and stay safe from the fires! xx #125

April Story said...

I really like your cards. I love how you have the sun coming up (or going down) in the hills.
April #133

Julia Dunnit said...

I completely forgot to say: there's a badge here with your name on it Ros..please NEVER be shy of asking me for anything becuase truly, if I can I will and if I can't, I won't be shy about saying no. Deal?! Let me have your address: juliadunnit@me.com and I'll trip to the Post oFfice with it that very same day. xx