Wednesday 28 September 2011

Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday - 112

Just as I was getting ready for autumn, with woolies at the ready, the weather turns topsy-turvy and we are back in high summer and I've had to dig out the cotton trousers and T-shirts.  Not that I'm complaining as we didn't get much of a summer here so have to be grateful for anything we can get now.

It may be summer outside but my craft space this week has a decided autumnal theme as I get my stuff ready for the Vicky Stampers workshop on Saturday.  Neet is doing this month's project which is a wooden house and I've been looking forward to this for a couple of months - couldn't attend last month's meeting so am chaffing at the bit now and eager to get going on what looks like a great project.

I think a lot of the girls will be doing a sewing based theme but as I did this for my configuration box a couple of months ago I wanted to do something different and seasonal so it's going to be a woody/autumn/nature theme.

Sorrel has been helping me find leaves and autumn fruits as we walk the local woods and I have been foraging in my garden for other bits and pieces.  I got the sprays out yesterday to add a bit more colour - I like brown but don't want it to totally overwhelm the mini house so have added a bit of patina and gold to the poppy seed heads.

Rooting about in my (many) craft drawers I found a bag of Fimo jewellery bits that I made a couple of years ago when helping my niece get a project together for her degree so hope to incorporate these as well.

The last picture shows the piece of scrap card that was on my desk when I was working with the paints and sprays and I think it is quite beautiful.

This is one piece of scrap that wont be going in the bin.

Hope you have enjoyed a look at my desk this morning.  If you are not one of Julia's world-wide team of craft WOYWWers then have a look at her wonderful blog - Stamping-ground and it may just tempt you to join in.


Helen said...

Love your bits and pieces - have fun putting them all together. I am sure your scrap page will come in very useful - it is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann. This looks very exciting. Loving those seed heads. What a fantastic idea.
Regards Florence x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The seed heads look fantastic all sprayed up like that! And I agree, the scrap paper is really lovely, a happy accident. Have fun with all those bits and pieces :D xx

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Shoshi said...

I just love what you are doing with your fabulous natural objects, colours and textures. Really juicy. Whatever the weather is doing, we can still celebrate the joys of autumn with its richness, changing colours, "mists and mellow fruitfulness" and interpret them in our art!

JoZart Designs said...

Great idea to make your box a seasonal one. You could follow gradually with boxes for all the other seasons! Even the scrap paper will make a background for the house.
Thanks for letting me know about the blog candy... I didn't realise I'd won until I got your comment!
See you Saturday..... Donna is doing a Male box and Pat is doing Russia. It will be great to see them all.
Love JoZarty x

Sunshine Girl said...

A seasonal box sounds great autumn colours are so spectacular arent they. Enjoy the class on Saturday it sounds great fun.

Julia Dunnit said...

You're right - the scrap card would make a lovely lining for the back of some of the house shelves. Really nice 'findings', have read three times of this workshop and am starting to turn green!

craftyvox said...

Love the poppy seeds in paint. And wow, your scrappaper indeed looks beautiful. That one could go straight in to a frame and on a wall!

artangel said...

Ooh your desk reminds me of the nature table at my primary school- full of gorgeous natural forms and woodland colours!

And that scrap card is beautiful - you should frame it! I sometimes think that my scrap paper turns out more interesting than my actual work lol :)

artangel said...

I just glanced at your profile and had to come back and tell you "A Prayer for Owen Meany" is one of my favourite books ever!

karen said...

Hi! Just popping by to say I am having a giveaway and would love for you to enter! I will try and pop back later for a proper look but want to invite all the wonderful WOYWWers for a chance to win!
xoxo Karen

Elizabeth said...

Apologies for being so late in visiting this week but I really wanted to pop in and see what you were up to last week. Love all the Autumnal projects you've been working on and the wee house is just gorgeous. Hopefully I will get around much quicker tomorrow. Elizabeth x #73