WOYWW #156

Hi!  Thanks for visiting my desk:

Another Wednesday finds me still art journaling.  On  my desk are some of the items  I have been using to create pages:  gesso,  spray bottle with water, stamps, water color shimmer paints. I did the background about two weeks ago when  I first got started so the background is a little timid.  I went back and added the flowers and the swirls last night.  I left some room to write but  I will do that in another step.

Here is a close up of the ( almost) finished page:

Thanks for stopping by!


WOYWW #155

So here is my mess:

I have not blogged nor posted a WOYWW in a few weeks because  I have been creating stuff!  ( That is the way it is supposed to be , right?)

I have recently “discovered” art journaling and love it!  So that is what I have been doing.  I have been pulling out tons of supplies that I don’t normally use just to see what I can create on my journal pages.

The photo above shows freshly gessoed pages, ready for the next “experiment” and a bunch of stuff I have not yet put away from the last set of pages: homemade pearl-ex mist, glimmer mist, fireworks spray inks ( see my review here:  https://artfulaccidents.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/fireworks-spray-ink-review/ ), stamps, staz-on cleaner, etc, etc.  It is a mess,  I know!

Here is an almost completed journal page.  It is still a work in progress:

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great Wednesday!


WOYWW #153

What is on my workdesk?

Sadly,  not what should be there.  As you can see there is nothing on my desk. ( Just the remnants of my latest spray ink experiments) In fact,  my desk has not seen much action in the last two weeks.  I SHOULD be working on a Mother’s Day card since this Sunday is Mother’s Day in the USA.  It astonishes me that I probably have what amounts to thousands of dollars in stamps, paper, embellishments and other card making supplies yet for the past few years I have been unable to find time to make a handmade card for my mom for Mother’s Day.  The problem is that I am so intent on creating the PERFECT card for my mom because she deserves nothing but the best – that I get so paralyzed that I cannot create anything. Arrrrgh!  It looks like once again  I will be at the local cardshop this week purchasing a card for my mother.  I am so disappointed in me!

Winner of Welcome May! Goodies

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my blog from WOYWW and for my card posts.

I ran a Welcome May! contest to celebrate May with a crafting goodies give-a-way.  See the goods here: https://artfulaccidents.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/welcome-may-goodies/

Anyone who commented was “entered” in the contest.  I used random. org to randomly genrate a numer and the associated poster was the winner!

So, “Weekend Artist” ( http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/)  , please contact me with a mailing address so that I can get your goodies in the mail.

Thanks again to everyone for commenting!

(Keep posting – I will be doing more give-a-ways so you never know when you might be picked to win a great crafting goodies just for leaving a comment on my blog!)


Turquoise Butterfly

For this card  I dug into some of those DCWV patterned paper packs that I seem to collect but not actually use.  The dashed lines were hand drawn with a marker to add faux stitching.  Thanks for looking!

Happy May!

Since April showers bring May flowers  I thought  I would  share a sunny, cherry, floral card in the sprit of May!

It needs a greeting but  I did not want to ruin it!