Wednesday 24 August 2011

What's On Your Workdesk, Wednesday 116

Have done a little work on my tea box but not as much as I hoped and I'm not 100% happy with it.  One thing about paint, you can always sand it off and start again.
It isn't the paint that is the problem but the stamped tissue, unlike Eric and Ernie's 'wig' joke, you can see the join - will have to see what happens when it is fully dry and will have to come up with a cunning plan to disguise it.

Any how here is my desk this week.

You can see the various pots of paint and the archival ink pad I have used and the lovely Crafty Individuals tree stamps, also the gessoed and painted German scrap below the box ready for attaching.

And if the box doesn't work out as I hoped I can always hide it away for a weeks or so and get cracking on the tin I have prepared (above the box).  It is one of Mr B's cigar tins (bad habit!) and I'm going to make a concertina book to put inside.  This one is for a birthday as I always try to do something different for both my Great-niece's birthdays - and for Christmas when they always have chocolate coins in some sort of container or other. They are 23 and 19 now but still love to search out the coins at the bottom of their present bags.

I managed to get round all the WOYWWers last week and think Julia of Stamping Ground came up with a whizz of an idea when she started WOYWW, so grateful for introducing me to so many talented, funny and friendly crafters.

Hope you have enjoyed another peek at my desk this week. 


Simple homemade living said...

I think your box is looking gorgeous!! I love all of the colours the tones of greens they just look stunning together.

Laura #54

okienurse said...

great looking desk. i think the tea box is looking great! I love the greens and yellows and the stamping you have done. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

hazel said...

Your box is looking great - looking forward to seeing it finished.
xxx Hazel.

Neet said...

The box looks ok to me. If the tissue is wrinkled will it really show the joins? Love Teal as a colour and see you are using that to stamp with and it is looking lovely so far. Like the lacey bits you seem to have ready to put on too.
Thanks for the good wishes and the look around your workdesk. Hugs, Neet x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your box looks perfect to me, but it's good to be critical for yourself. Love the stamps you've used and this blue and greens. Hopefully you can finish it. Happy WOYWW. Franka

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Quite often, if you come back later to a project, inspiration strikes. I think the box is really pretty myself, but you have to be happy with it!!

Helen said...

Great desk today - love what you've done to the box so far, and I am sure it will come good as they say!

ScrappnBee said...

I hope that the box finally finds your vision! I think that it is ool that the grand nieces still look forward to the chocolate coins! So cool! Good luck with the other tins as well, and happy WOYWW (even if it is a bit late!) -Amanda

Angie said...

I think that box is great the colours .... but its you that has to be happy ...I know what you mean ....thanks for the nose.

Tertia said...

Love the box, we are our own worst critics! Nobody else can actually see the joint, but I have a scrappy friend that would tell you its just an opportunity for embellishment if it worries you.
Happy very belated WOYWW