Wednesday, 18 January 2012

What On Your Workspace Wednesday - 137

Halfway through January now and the nights are getting a little lighter every day even if is is cold enough to freeze off the unmentionable parts off the proverbial brass monkeys but a few days of headaches (think it's my sinuses) have kept me away from my desk.  Still I managed to get in yesterday and this is it.


We missed going to see StepD and family at the New Year but are going at the end of the month so I'm making a door-hanging for Kitty (15 months), hence the profusion of pink.  The blanks are from Joanne Sheen's shop and I used Grungeboard letters and a few wooden bits to decorate. First painted with tester pots of emulsion from Wilkinson's but the finish wasn't right so that got painted over with Lumieres.  That was too shiny  so bought a can of acrylic primer from Halfords and zapped it with that before painting with a combination of Ranger Dabbers and Fresco Finish acrylics.  Must say the Fresco Finish was much easier to use. I need more colours.
 It isn't finished yet - want to shade the edges somehow and add some beads and ribbon but I like the fresh look of the green and pink.


Here is is before painting.

My desk also shows my journal and I managed to have play with a page for that at the weekend.  Not sure about the colours (or my handwriting) but at least I'm started and it can only get better, can't it?


The bird's nest is looking a bit unsafe perched so high in the tree - bad parents, and the colours are not very spring-like but that's what you get when you ink the page and then decide what you are doing on it.  It has shown me one thing - I need more spray inks, paints and stencils, oh, and a winning lottery ticket.

If you want to have a browse around more desks then hop over the Julia's at the Stamping Ground.

24 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

What a darling sign! I am sure that Kitty will love it! The garden page is great looking too! Birds are not bad parents...they just use the fear factor approach to parenting:) Thanks for sharing! -Amanda 40

JoZart said...

Kitty will be pleased with her sign for sure! You are really doing creatively well with your journal pages after all your trepidations in starting off!
Lots of love JoZarty x

Neil said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week. The journal page is looking lovely.
Neil # 34

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Annie, well my friend in Northern Ireland has sinuses sall blocked too, so would say weather has something to answer for there - and love the journal work well done! thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #67

inkypinkycraft said...

Pretty door hanging, but love the journal age , gorgeous colours and details!happy woyww hugs trace x no9

sandra de said...

The door hanger will be gorgeous.... journal looking pretty good as well.

jude said...

Loving the door sign im sure kitty will.Have fun creative wednesday hugs judex14

Brenda Brown said...

Just popped over to see what you are up to Ann and to say thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower and for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it.
I love your makes especially the4 case below and I have got those Costco papers too haha.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Neet said...

Ann, your journal pages are beautiful. No other word for them - beautiful. Love the colours, the subject, the writing - perfect!
Am sure Miss Kitty will love her door hanging, love those Leandra paints. Have a great time when you visit.
See you sometime soonish - Hugs, Neet xx

JoZart said...

Hi Ann
Yes! I am interested so email details of classes....
Lv Jo x

Enfys said...

I love Kitty's door hanger Ann, it's set me off thinking maybe my next project should be something like this. Thanks for the inspiration
hugs
Enfys xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought your art journal looked very spring-like even though those aren't traditional spring colors. I love door sign! So cute and definitely fresh colors, very fun.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh pretty door hanger - I'm sure Kitty will love it!
I sympathise with the sinus headaches, been trying to shift mine for a week now... :(
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Katie said...

Fabulous sign and journal page! Thanks for sharing! You should try a neti pot for the sinus headaches. I used to get them really bad...but they seem to feel better after I use my neti pot. Hope your headaches clear soon!

katie (112)

pat said...

Ann,
You did a great job on the door sign. Kitty is going to love it.
Your journal looks nice too. You notice I'm not showing mine. Mine is trial and error, mostly error.

okienurse said...

great job on Kitty's door hanging. I think you did a great job on your journal page too! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

voodoo vixen said...

I love pink and green, it is so fresh and springlike. I think the journal page is fabulous and the handwriting looks fine to me!!

Brenda B said...

I disagree with you entirely, I LOVE that journal page, especially the colours you used and I even like the writing! Kitty will love her door hanger too, very sweet. Love the frosty pics in the post before too.

Hugs
Brenda 104

Sarah said...

That's a lovely bright pink on the sign and the journal page has such gorgeous colours! Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

pat said...

Hi again! Still hopping around to blogs.
I wear the flowers, 3 at a time, sometimes.
Yes, a purse would be a cute idea.

Angie said...

I think the colours for your journal page are perfect ...love what you have done.

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE that journal page, Ann but it IS right up my street, lol. Just enough colour, too - why not add inks? You don't need loads of sprays if you use acrylics and inks too or I'd never do any pages, lol. The plaque is really pretty, too - just right for a girl. Hope the headaches have eased x

Lou said...

The door hanger is lovely and the journal page is brilliant Lou x

Katie said...

I love the green and pink colors for the door hanger!

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16