Wednesday, 23 November 2011

What's on Your Workspace -Wednesday 129

Yes it's that day of the week we all look forward to - Wednesday.  What about Friday, or the weekend I hear you ask? (well I don't really as that software hasn't yet been invented but give them time).  No Wednesday, God's gift to nosey people who like to snoop around other crafters' workspaces, and all courtesy of the lovely Julie at The Stamping Ground.




This is my desk at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon - nothing on it this morning as I had to tidy everything away ( breaks my heart to do it) so we can eat at the table as I can't eat pasta on my knee as I make too much mess - like a two year old, I'm a disgrace.  Had a good afternoon Tuesday and got loads done.  The two boxes I got for my Neices' stockings are almost finished (closer look later) as is my button tin (again, see further down the page) and at the back you can see two boxes of Christmas stamps.  Not that I'm making many cards this year, stopped doing that a while ago and now only a select few get handmade cards - collectors items ha ha.

The box on the right contains all my treasures - want a closer snoop?  Of course you do.

Keys, watch parts, charms, locks something old, something (well lots really ) new.

Anyway, enough of that here are the boxes and the button tin, both before and after painting with acrylics and buffing with metallic wax - I love that stuff.






Those paints made a big difference to the tin didn't they.

Enjoy your trip around via Julia's blog.

27 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh those boxes are fabulous - love the button one. You have lots of metal there too! Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 19

Susan Flynn said...

Your boxes are divine!! I'm sure your nieces will love them, thanks for the peek. Susan x

jude said...

Absolutely love your boxes both the angel and the button one Gorgeous!!
Have fab wednesday pop by as i have candy up for grabs hugs judex 18

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative space this week. It's always inspiring seeing where and how we create! Hope the rest of your week goes very well for you. Love the button box.
Neil #31

JoZart said...

What a busy bee you've been, love the boxes but the transformation of the tin after your paint job is amazing.
Let me know if you can't print out the template and I'll bring one to the Vicky Stampers party for you.
Love JoZarty x

sandra de said...

I love what you have done with the buttons and the metallic "rub and buff". Very clever.

Claire said...

That button tin is to die for.... brilliant idea... it looks so different now it is finished
Claire#60

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop ann and those boxes are stunning...hugs kath xxx

okienurse said...

WOW awesome looking stuff in that box of yours. I love the button boxes! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #64

Morti said...

Those boxes have come out really nicely, haven't they? The button tin is just gorgeous, too. What did you use as a base to stick the buttons into?

Anesha said...

Could not image having to tidy my desk away! Love your altered box. :)

butlersabroad said...

Oh I love the boxes for your nieces! And as for that button tin, the transformation is absolutely incredible! Good Job all round!

Hugs
Brenda 82

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A bountifulness of beautiful boxes!! I don't know which I like the best...hmmmm, nope, deffo has to be the button box for me, I have a real 'thing' about them. Just can't resist riffling through all the lovely colours *sigh* I'm a lost cause...
Thanks for dropping by my blog!
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

Sam said...

Lovely tins there. And I spy some lovely CI stamps too!
But the prize for the prettiest thing on your blog has to go to Sorrel! She is Gorgeous. Is she a rescue dog?
Thanks for popping over.

fairy thoughts said...

lots of lovely craftyness. When I saw the first picture of the tin I admit I thought ughh! (sorry) but then I saw the second one omg what a difference it looks fab. please tell me whazt you used on it and where I can get it, ta
thanks for sharing
janet

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

those tins came up beautifully....the paints made them go from lovely to amazing... with on the spag eating issues... I always wear as much as I eat!!!

Bella said...

Thanks for visiting my desk over in South Africa...Yes I have a lot of stash and all of it has been used at least once. Most of it gets used a lot cos I collect tools to use in my classes that I teach so some stuff gets used daily, others monthly and yet more every 6 months or so...

Neet said...

Those tins are amazing - love all those buttons - clever idea and thanks for the snoop around your treasures.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x

voodoo vixen said...

Love what you have done with the buttons and tin... I will have to give that a try out as the effect is fab! Annette #11

Annie said...

Wow. That box and tin are both really amazing and your box of treasures could keep me busy for hours :-)
Thanks for sharing.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Am so with you on the pasta thing!! The button tin has turned into a divine work, really love it, and am charmed by the little wooden boxes, how lovely they are. I have one of those tree stamps which I must re-mount, used a cheap foam mount and regret it..stops me using it..a great reminder, thanks!

Sarah said...

Great CI stamps there1 The tin is fabulous - wonderful paint work that indeed transforms it! Thanks for sharing a little of your life and desk! Sarah at 14

Mrs A. said...

I liked the button tin before you painted it but wow dosn't it look fab in its finished state. Hardly recognise it. A fab tranformation. hugs Mrs A.

Shoshi said...

Wonderful what you've done with the gel medium, buttons and gilding wax! I love that stuff too. Really cool artwork. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #70

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Gosh looking at your button tin reminded me really strongly of my mothers old mending tin, when I was a child! That was definatley more than a few years ago, well done!!

Happy WOYWW
Lou #41

RosA said...

Your buttons on a box project is absolutely fabulous! It's a great idea! And I love metallic wax too. But, I am SO envious of your box of metal bits and pieces!
Thanks for your lovely comments on my canvas. Sorry I am very late this week!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Ann. Wow! Both of these boxes are stunning. I love using the gold wax. It really has given your button box a fabulous finish. I envy you your box of treasure.
Regards Florence x