Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Whats on Your Workspace - 141

Whats on my workspace - lots of new goodies, which I'm sharing with you via the wonderful  Julia of Stamping World.


Bit of a spend last week including some truly beautiful Portfolio Oil Pastels from PaperArtsy and a Lynne Perrella stamp plate.  I also bought some Fresco acrylic paints (tucked away for play on a later date) and yesterday added some Posca markers for my journalling.

 These new oil pastels are great, lovely creamy texture and they blend with water so kill two birds with one stone - not that I would kill any birds, I love my little feathered friends.


Playtime yesterday afternoon and I used the horizontal strip stamp to make a bookmark colouring over the stamped image with the pastels - nice and vibrant aren't they?


My favourite colours of inks were blended on this panel, zapped with the heat gun and overstamped.  I used the new Posca marker to add white highlights - not sure what I'm doing with this yet but it needs something round the edges.


Last buy this week was this great mug.  Went to Hobbycraft with a friend yesterday afternoon (for the pens), spotted this and couldn't resist - will take it to my craft club at the next meeting in 2 weeks.  Would have preferred one saying 'I'd rather be getting my fingers inky, playing with my stamps and altering art' but they didn't have a mug that big.

I managed to get round a good proportion of the desks last week but I couldn't make it to the end - must try harder and hope to visit more of your desks this week.

Happy WOYWW everybody.

46 comments:

Neet said...

Mmmmmm ... you are tempting me Ann. Those pastels look awfully good if they produce results like that. Or is it just that you are so talented? Love the bookmark you have made, so vibrant. Do you have to seal it?
Great mug, won't see it irl for a month or so - boo hoo!
Hugs, Neet 29 xx

Bella said...

That would hold a lot of tea or coffee if you could fit all that on a mug! But I must say it gives me an idea or two!

okienurse said...

Love all the goodies on your desk. I bought some oil pastels and I think I will take them back cause they don't blend at all...like using crayons! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

May said...

Love the goodies on your desk, those stamps are just Fabulous! Love the mug, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Sarpreet said...

fab mug, love the oil pastels, and your work is beautiful, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing, #52

Joanne said...

Such lovely colours. Enjoy working with them all.
Hugs Joanne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Got a laugh out of your mug message. Too funny. But I'm in LOVE with those oil pastels. They are too RICH for my blood. I have to stick with the oil pastels that take turp, not water. Much cheaper, but less manageable. Love looking at yours and your LP stamps. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Amanda said...

Annie those pastels look brilliant, I have never worked with pastels. I love your projects inparticular the bookmark. Goos to see what you are upto.
Amanda x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what a yummy set of pastels, your gonna be having fun with those...have a fab week...Mel :)

inkypinkycraft said...

You have some beautifulieces on your desk, I love what you have done, really fab!!! Have a great week, thanks for stopping by!!!hugs trace x

Gabrielle said...

I bought some Portfolios on Sunday at Stamperama and I am having really trouble coming to work as I just want to keep playing with them! LOVE the bookmark - truly lovely! Happy, happy Wednesday x

Deb said...

wow, they are fabulous, love how the colours come out! your mug is so perfect, would love one myself!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx#9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I always seemed to make a hash of things when using pastels, but you've got it sussed. That bookmark is really lovely! The mug is fun too, I bet they sell a lot of those :)
And of course Marvy Le Plume is a fan dancing gangster's moll - how could she be otherwise, LOLOL!! You're as nuts as I am!!
Hugs, LLJ ~72 xx

Lou said...

Oh lots of lovely new crafty goodies, love that mug so perfect for us crafters! Hope you have a great week Lou @ # 91

MvM-design said...

love to see your creative desk!
Happy Wednesday :-)
Hugs Marleen #45

Stephanie said...

Ooh, absolutely beautiful projects there--and all kinds of fun stuff that I've never used before. Nice!

Pam said...

Fan mug, I have 2 - one says "I'd rather be drinking gin n tonic" n the other says "I'd rather be in the sloop" my fav pub in st Ives, both were gifts x

pat said...

Those pastels look good enough to eat! I just bought some pan pastels, which are just OK, so far. That book mark is wonderful!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great when your work desk is filled with goodies. Love your new stamps and your bookmark. Beautiful colours. And the mug.... I wish I could find one of these. Thanks for sharing. Bye, Franka

JoZart said...

What a treat you've had Ann. I love my Portfolio pastels and must use them more. Still got to sort out our workshop trip now DH is sorted so bring your diary to VS!
Jo x

butlersabroad said...

Lovely new goodies, the pastel look really interesting and I really like what You've done with them so far. Yep, that's the hem of my PJ's on show!!

Hugs
Brenda 6

Shoshi said...

Ann, I love your new pastels and that gorgeous, gorgeous book mark - I don't think I'd do any reading with one like that, I'd just sit looking at it lol!! The pastels sound amazing - oil, but blend with water? Very intriguing!! Thanks for stopping by my work desk this week, and I'm glad you like my silver butterflies. The Scotch glue can be got very reasonably on the 3M website, along with quite cheap ATG guns and tapes too. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #35

Hazel said...

Love what you did with the new pastels - they look great (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh fab! Have fun with the goodies! Kim

Yours Artfully said...

Glad to see that your enjoying the Portfolio Pastels Ane.....love the bookmark that you made.

Lin

Kezzy said...

I thought you had been to paperartsy when I saw your pic (which is so colourful and bright), as I have been reading about those pastels on her blog lol. Absolutely love the book mark how fab and the panel and mug are fantastic, I certainly wouldn't nipping to hobbycraft for one of those lol. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy x

Peggy said...

Love the bookmark! and those pastels wow! might need to check those out.

Lisa said...

Nice projects so bright and vibrant.

Craftgirl said...

Those markers are great. How many did you get?
Love the mug and I agree about the saying.
Happy WOYWW

Carol

Lisa-Jane said...

You should definitely get a mug with that on, I think they would sell really well! I've not used pastels but your wonderful bookmark makes me itch to get some!

fairy thoughts said...

there is a big gap in the mug market I would buy one that said that. you could always add a smudgy finger print to your mug ... with stazon He He!
love your bookmark, great colouring
janet #60.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I was wondering what those big fat marker looking things on your desk were. I'm quite sure that I'm not ready for oil pastels, but I sure do like what you've done with them. Happy WOYWW!

Mrs A. said...

Those pastels do look rather good. Shame that I am on a UIU for the yr. hugs Mrs A. #165

Spyder said...

fabulous goodies, love the cup!Have a very Crafty Week,
Happy WOyWw
((Lyn))) #15

karen said...

Wow! I love love your bookmark! Those pastels are very vibrant and just perfect for all those little images!
And I want a mug like that so much!! It would be absolutely perfect to use at work, ha ha!
xoxo Karen

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Gosh I love it! Some time I will have to try something like that.

Jackie said...

I love your mug :)

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fab desk, love the mug

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooh those pastels do look great and I love what you've done with them. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 86

Angie said...

I have never used oil pastels ...they look wonderful ...what you have created is beautiful ...and I LOVE the mug too

Tracy said...

My goodness I am learning and seeing a whole world of paper fun visiting all these work desks! Love the bookmark and panel! I have some oil sticks that I used for stenciling my son's room yarns ago. I love that you can use water with these! Thanks for stopping by my site and I look forward to seeing what you've been up to next week!

Sharne Davies said...

ohhh its a long time since i played with oil pastels you may have inspired me to have a dig in my art box.....love it. XX Sharne ( fresh as a daisy)

Katie said...

I love your mug and your bookmark!

Sorry to be a day late, I spent all day yesterday on the phone dealing with a Valentine's Day gift that wasn't delivered!
Happy What's on Your Workdesk Thursday!
Katie #21

lisa said...

Your pastels look gorgeous, they are not something I've had a play with yet! Love your mug too. I'm off to Hobbycraft tomorrow... hopefully. Will have to see if I can find one of those!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #133

jude said...

Enjoy your lovely new stash loving the mug!Could just see it saying "Im Getting Inky"...lol
sorry im late doing a wee bit at a time
judex

MILA25 said...

But you have a tidy desk. For me there is always a creative mess.
Hugs Mili