Wednesday, 30 June 2010

WOYWW & the Same but Different Birds

At last I made time to have a play and make some cards but before I started I took a photo of my work desk for WOYWW.... Eeeek! I remembered that last week that I had said that I'd try to be tidier and the week has passed so quickly that I've not been out there until today. Shame oh shame, it looks just the same until you take a closer look as I shoved some things to one side to make way for the cards I planned to make. 
On the left there is a stash of yummy pink, red, purple and orange papers, ribbons and embellishments which I sorted out ready to make a decoupatch Indian themed torso at Victoria Stampers on Saturday. Don't yet know if I'll get there as I'm waiting to see how DH is doing by then. He valiently tells me just to go but I'll make up my mind on Friday. 
There's my No 2 ATG all decorated with splodged alcohol inks.
 There are 3 mini tin pails (middle back) waiting to be altered as a future project. One of my bargains at 5 for just £1. They'll come in handy if I never use them!!! LOL! I've too many things in my stash that fall into that category.
Propped up against my Promarkers are 3 of the images I had started when I remembered to take a pic for WOYWW.
No1 stamped on printed paper No2 card sponged with Distress Inks

My mojo had given up so I decided to do something easy to break myself in and get revved up again. I turned to my stock of decorated papers, couldn't decide which to choose so I set myself a project to use lots of them and make a group of cards all the same but different, if you know what I mean. Same stamped image but different colour schemes and finishing details. The birds were singing their little hearts out in honour of this gloriously sunny day so I just had to stamp a bird image or two, or three........or more!.
No 3 using Distress Inks and Color Sprays. No4 using Conte Crayons
I stamped with Versamark and embossed in black. I then coloured in the images in various ways, some with Promarkers, some painted with Distress Reinkers. 
I painted all the birds irridescent but it doesn't show in the photos.
No 5 Glimmer Mists used. and highlight dots with a white Souffle Pen No 6 is a Brusho powder paint and Spray Starch background.
No7 Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls. No 8 Distress Inks and Glimmer mists and another dotty time with a Souffle Pen.


sam21ski said...

WOW Isn't it great how you can get so many different looks using different colours and backgrounds, but the same image - fabulous stuff xxxxx

Cath Wilson said...

I'm a sucker for birdies, as you know, Jo - love these and love the variety. Bet you enjoyed that. Hope things are settling a little for you both now.

dizzy said...

i love your birds amazing how the same stamp can look so different painted up in a different way glad you got to play big hugs jayne xxx

cockney blonde said...

OMG. What a collection of birds. I'll keep my cats locked in for a few days until they've flown the nest, lol, x

FlipSyde said...

Jeez, I LOVE the cards.
Your workspace is wild! I am envious of your stash!

Helen said...

What lovely cards, and your pile of stash!

Spyder said...

omg, gorgeous stuff going on here, love everything, even tho I don't know what half of it is!!! can I come and play!!!

Wipso said...

I love all your inky stash on your desk and the wonderful things you do with it. My parcel arrived this morning. Thanks so much it's really great. I'm so excited.
A x

Sunshine Girl said...

No shame in that desk it looks fine to me! Love all your ATCs too.

Ann B said...

Wow Jo, love all those colourful birds - and your messy desk gives me hope (mine is worse than that Ha Ha)

Anonymous said...

Fab birdies & a fab desk! Looks just like mine! Lol! x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, that sure got you revved up again - how fab are ALL these! Wonderful. And no wonder your desk is a little 'pushed back' - you've been in the zone!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Joz, I'm so far behind...anyway to 'apply' for an easel, just email me your address. There's a 'contact me' button on my blog.

lisa said...

What a brilliant work space, Jo So much activity happening. I think I'm coming to play at your house.
I recognise these birds. Your cards are all beautiful, I couldn't pick a favourite. Yes I can, I think it's mine!! It just goes to show how the same stamp can look completely different just by changing the background. I desperately need to add some birds to my stamp collection, they are sadly lacking at the minute.
Hugs Lisax

judie said...

what a gorjuss "mess" love it, what on earth is that on your heat gun ???

thanks for the snoop

big hugs
judie xx

Angie said...

Love those cards in all the combinations. Glas to hear that your hubby is improving

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love them all!! Really love the creative clutter.. looks like my craft table! Just found your blog and am following! Very nice blog!