Wednesday, 23 January 2013

What's on your Workdesk? 190

I am playing today after watching Sheena Douglas on the telly.


I have been making backgrounds using Distress Inks together with H20's and Cosmic Shimmer paints.  Its been good fun just messing about not worrying whether I like them or not or what I will use them for.  I got so involved, I nearly forgot to join with with WOYWW!  There are a couple of backgrounds soaked with water with salt sprinkled on which are drying in another part of the room.  I only had coarse salt and Sheena said to use fine sea salt.  I didn't have any so earlier I was hitting a bag of rock salt with a hammer to make it fine - I didn't do the best job so will be interested to see how they turn out.  I think I will steer clear of any DIY, I am not good with a hammer!  If you want to join in with the Wednesday desk snoop just hop along to Julia's and see what everyone is up to today.  Stay warm everyone and have a good day.  Take care.  Christine xx

19 comments:

Laura said...

There's nothing like a bit of creative play -- I like your bright shimmering backgrounds. Hope you're having a good day. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #119

voodoo vixen said...

You certainly look like you are having loads of fun!! I think sometimes you need to use what you have, then your item is unique!! Annette #18

Redanne said...

I too watched Sheena create those backgrounds and you have done a brilliant job on yours. I really should brush the dust of my many H2O's too and have a go at this..... Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

Sue said...

LOL Christine I had to giggle when you said you were messing around with a hammer !! the things we do for our crafting, and yes Sheena has inspired me to get inky and messy too hugs hun xxx

Jackie said...

Those background papers are looking fab
Two of my crafty friends did just the same as you after watching the same programme
Jackie 16

Andrea said...

great backgrounds love the colours used you did make me LOL re the salt and hammer thanks for visiting and have a great week Andrea #6

fairy thoughts said...

I don't know the things we do in the name of creativity. I think you could use any salt you will just get a different effect. have fun playing and stay warm
janet #30

Marleine said...


Hi Chris,
Love the colours you've used. Thinking of doing same on Fri. X

May said...

Gorgeous background colours you have created!! Looks like a lot of fun was had... Hugs May x x x

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW - fabulous backgrounds, love the colours.. Gill x (#97)

Lavinia said...

How fab is it when you while away being crafty & getting involved! Love your backgrounds & I bet you use them all! There fab! Yes go and get a doily stamp!...lol..happy crafting!
Lavinia
x

scrappymo! said...

Your desk is so colourful and your descriptions unique...I think i know how to recreate this gorgeous look now...where's my hammer???

trisha too said...

Backgrounds are so much fun to make, aren't they? And yours are looking wonderful, Christine!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha #164 this week
and a little late!

Caro said...

Oooo....looks like you have been having fun! I so rarely get the time to just play without worrying what I am doing something for. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #59

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Chris,
Well first time able to get in here and do some blog hopping!
Some lovely work going on here, gorgeous colours!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #58

Jackie said...

Your backgrounds are glorious, Chris. Such a riot of colour, which is very welcome in these grey days (although, thankfully, we have had some sun today).
The image of you hitting a bag of rock salt just made me smile. Thank you! The things we do for craft!

April Story said...

It sounds like you are performing heavy construction using a hammer and all. :-) I like the backgrounds you created. April #110

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Gill Edwards said...

love your backgrounds, isnt it fun to play.
thank you for following my blog

Gill x