Wednesday, 24 October 2012

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 177

Here we are, Wednesday again and time to seek inspiration by peeking around lots of crafty desks!  To join in visit Julia's Fab Blog - go on, you know you want to!


I had to rush an anniversary card this morning - the finished card and various remnants you can see.  Anyone who visits my blog regularly will notice I have made this card before but I didn't have time to think, just to do!  Last time I used H2Os for the background, this time I used Lyra Aquacolours for the background - scribble on, spray with water, sploosh about with a paint brush, dry then spray with pearl Glimmer mist - so fast!  I had hardly used them till last Wednesday, they now are one of my current favourites.  To the left is the start of a card using another Gesso background from last Wednesday - my last post is a completed one. The ruler you can see is from the set of three Perfect Layers Tools.  I use them for matting and layering.  If you haven't heard of them, each has little lips on at different widths which catch on your first layer then you use the steel edge on the tool and a craft knife to cut your layers.  It takes a bit of practice but I love them.  My description is a bit rubbish but I am sure there is something on the internet.

Well I have rambled on for long enough, thanks for visiting and have a fab WOYWW.  Take care.  Christine xx

26 comments:

Sue said...

Christine your desk is always sooooooo tidy than mine LOL!!!! well I'm clearing it all out today because its the last room to get decorated because we havent had this bungalow long so I'm off to start the ceiling huggles hun xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Pretty Pretty! Funny - thanks for reminding me about Perfect layers - I have that tool and actually have forgotten about it!

SandyD said...

Love the card and using the Lyra aquacolours, especially when journalling.Sandy Dallas

trisha too said...

Well it turned out lovely, the watercolor effect is so pretty, Chris!

:)trisha
#137 this week

Minxy said...

Ooo something I have not heard off, dashing off now to find out what these perfect layer tool are..
oh Happy Wednesday btw, the card is lovely x
Hugz Minxy #7

Helen said...

I still haven't re-read that article, off to remedy that right now. The card looks great. Have a good day, Helen 19.

Gillian .... said...

Hi Chris, I've had my eye on those rulers for a while but not got round to getting them YET lol, love the card and the snap shot of your desk. Gillian #9

Marleine said...

Hi Chris,
Your desk is so tidy. Like the card. Looking forward to seeing you Friday. If you haven't posted your last card can you bring it so I can have a look see. Xx

podgypanda said...

Hello, Hello, Hello Gesso how exciting...will catch up soon
X Ju

Darnell J Knauss said...

OMW, Chris, your Anniversary card is stunning. You make it sound all slap-dash easy-peasy, but the recipient would never know that - it's really beautiful!

Jackie said...

A gorgeous card, Chris. Skilled stamping on a lovely background. I prefer this to your previous one due to the more delicate colouring.
I'm intrigued by the ruler. I'm off to investigate! J x

Samantha Elliott said...

Ooo! Not heard of that tool..need to "research" that!
Happy Anniversary.
The Crop was fantastic...we are pushing for a second one so maybe next time we can meet!
xx

Daniella said...

I think it looks awesome!! You know, I have twinkling h2o's and I'm now sure I use them right. They are cakes in little pots and I add water and it becomes like an acrylic consistency. Weird? Or is it supposed to be like that. I don't know!!!
Happy WOYWW!
xxDaniella#22

Shoshi said...

A great card, Chris - fabulous colours, and I love the blue background on the left as well.

Thanks for your visit, and glad you like my tiger. You can see him completed on my next post, which also gives details of how I created the page.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #2

scrappymo! said...

That is a gorgeous card...I am sure they are going to love it!

Sandi McLean said...

Lovely card! Haven't heard of those rulers either...will check that out. Productive looking space! Sandi #42

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the technique for the background. I've used oil pastels in a similar way, but yours has the advantage of being able to stamp on it with anything. I have to try this. Have a great week, Shaz #107

Spyder said...

fabulous!! have paint... will have fun! Thanks for my snoop! Have a crafty week! HaPpY Late WOYwW!
((Lyn)) #25

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lovely busy desk there and I love the look of that card. Thanks for visiting me this week.

Julia Dunnit said...

Tiiidyyyyyyyyy! Those mount cutting tools sound like a good thing..I am going to ask the Internet about them. Tis is why WOYWW works for me!

mypapercraftworld said...

Hi Chris ... thanks so much for your visit (via Darnell) and for following ... I've done the same via Wordpress :) Your desk is oh so tidy ... how cool, and your card is just fab, really dramatic! Anita in France

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Chris, ah some very lovely cards you are indeed having great fun!! and not matter how many times you do some designs they have timeless beauty about them and this one does!! thanks for sharing and thanks for popping over happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #37 I think...

Neet said...

Must investigate those rulers as I a hopeless at matting and layering.
Great background - not got Lyra's but got something similar - must give it a go - thanks.
Thanks also for visiting me lat week when I was having problems.
Hugs, Neet 23 x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the card! The background is stunning and if you didn't tattle on yourself, we'd never know how easy that was; we'd think you slaved. Your desk is looking good!

May said...

My Word the card on your desk is Stunning... WOW, What a background... Fabulous work... Hugs May x x x

Robin Spitzer said...

Love your mouse stamp! I have never heard of perfect layer tools...of to research that! I pray, you have an outstanding week!

Hugs