Wednesday, 4 July 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 161

Hello everyone! Its Wednesday again and what's so special about Wednesday? I hear you cry.  Well, its time to visit crafting desks across the world to see what going on.  To join in visit Julia's fabby blog you will be glad you did!

However, not much going on at my desk at the moment.


There are a couple of abstract cards I have made using Encaustic Art waxes - I just love messing around with these.  For anyone that isn't aware, it is painting with special waxes using an iron.  People achieve the most amazing artwork including landscapes using this medium.  I haven't really tried that yet, I am just happy doing abstracts.  To the left a brand new arrival through the post today, the new Spellbinders Holiday Tree die. I soooo love this and can't wait to start playing with it.  In the background to the left sitting on the lamp base is my WOYWW badge which I will be wearing with pride on Saturday at the Newbury Artstamps exhibition.  I will keep a look out for any other fellow WOYWWers.  I hope to see lots of you there! My friend Julie and I go every year and always have a brilliant time and buy lots of goodies.  I will be messing up my desk later today with some crafting.  Thank you so much for dropping by.  Take care.  Christine xx

21 comments:

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though.
Neil # 33

Tammy said...

Your cards are so pretty and it sounds like a really interesting process. I've never heard of encaustic art wax. Looks cool! Happy WOYWW! Tammy #106

Jackie said...

Oh, wow, Chris, your cards look absolutely wonderful. I hope everyone enlarges the picture so they can see them properly. I have yet to try encaustic art ...
Thanks for all your lovely comments, and my Nan really enjoyed her day, as did we all.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, love your encaustic art ... when it is on C&C TV it's the one crafting programme I record so that the EM and I can sit down and watch together ... maybe one day we'll give it a try :)) Enjoy your day at Newbury ... I'm sure there's going to be a lot of WOYWWErs there. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, those designs are shut-up-gorgeous! You could sell those in a shop in a minute! Have fun at the Newbury Artstamps exhibition and have a great week! Darnell #35 (Thank you for the birthday wishes!)

Pam said...

Lovely designs. Hugs Pam x

StampinCarol said...

Wow! Those cards are fabulous!!! And that die looks like great fun! Excited to see what you come up with! Happy Independence Day and WOYWW! Carol N #114

sandee said...

I hope you have tons of fun and will have to let us know if you meet up with any other WOYWW ladies, don't forget to take your camera just in case! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina with a hot dog in one hand and a flag in the other! :) #37

okienurse said...

Awesome looking neat and tidy desk. Love the encaustic cards. I haven't played with waxes yet. Sounds like Newbury is going to be flooded with badge wearing WOYWWers this weekend. Wish I was there instead of sitting in Montana. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Have a fun time this weekend. Vickie #36

okienurse said...

Awesome looking neat and tidy desk. Love the encaustic cards. I haven't played with waxes yet. Sounds like Newbury is going to be flooded with badge wearing WOYWWers this weekend. Wish I was there instead of sitting in Montana. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Have a fun time this weekend. Vickie #36

Minxy said...

Sorry i'm late, don't know where yesterday went, that's an un-healthly tidy desk, you need to mess it up a bit lol Not played with my encaustic wax in like for ever, like what you've done x
Hugz Minxy #19

April said...

Wow! That is a tidy desk!! Love the wax abstracts, very striking. Enjoy playing with your new die x April #88

Neet said...

Lucky you going to Newbury - one day I will get there.
Love your encaustic art - ages since I did any - must get the iron out and have a play - great finish to the work isn't it!
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet xx #3

Victoria said...

Hello and thank you for the warm welcome to WOYWW! Love your cat picture... (anyone with a cat picture anywhere on their blog instantly goes up a couple of notches in my estimation!!)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes a clean desk :) Not that I have anything against messy desks... just as long as it isn't mine! hee hee!
The encaustic art pictures look amazing. It's something I've never tried but you are tempting me!
Victoria no.94

505whimsygirl said...

Those cards look great! Have fun this Saturday! It would be cool if you saw some other WOYWW people.

Just now getting around to visiting as I was off celebrating Independence Day yesterday.

Hugs,
Kay #27

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Christine - ah some lovely things on your desk today..and your work with waxes lovely stuff indeed and really love the tattered sparrow card down below - faux pas or no!! have done that myself and was so sure at time I had it right :D ah well very few look that hard. thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x

kath said...

happy WOYWW chris...have fun playing with your new Spellbinders...hugs kath xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh nice tidy desk there - encaustic art looks lovely and such good fun too. Thanks for visiting me.

butlersabroad said...

Lovely tidy desk Chris, that's right up my street! Those cards are amazing, I've heard of encaustic wax but never seen something made with them before. Have fun at the show, hope you meet up with some other woywwers too.

Hugs
Brenda 7

SueH said...

Such a tidy desk Chris!

Loving your cards. I tried Encaustic Art Waxes a few years back but really didn’t get to grips with them at all, but you’re right, people make the most amazing landscapes with them.

Thanks for stopping by this week and……
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x x x

scrappymo! said...

I have not heard of your card technique before but they are very nice...
I love your new spellbinders die!