Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Welcome to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Morning readers and followers,

Here we are, Wednesday again .... it's been a funny old few days, we were super busy at the weekend. I met up with a friend on Friday afternoon then had to dash home and prepare as we had dinner guests both Friday and Sunday .. needless to say Saturday and Monday were spent clearing up the carnage!!! Then? ........ nothing, nada, zip, zilch!! In fact I have NOTHING planned until Saturday when I shall be leaving hubby at home in charge of  .... whatever!, whilst I join a few ladies in Cirencester for a Scrap Booking retreat. I say retreat but I am only going as a day delegate, I went last year and, I'm ashamed to say, haven't scrapbooked from that day to this!! Ooopsie! 

That said, we HAVE just spent quite a time going through all of our old photo albums so, with a bit of luck, this weekend will bump start me with a scrapping bug and I should zip through those old photos and get them tucked in to a scrapbook instead of pining away in a box!

I recently watched a mixed media video on youtube and was inspired to CASe her project by taking some (but by no means all) of the elements used within and make something myself ... here is my own humble take on Anastasi's work. Below my own project I have added her video (and a link to her blog) so you can check it out too - ENJOY.

ATC #1 .. I've made this one HUGE so you can see the texture of the canvas!
ATC #2
ATC #3
The batch of ATCs together.
this shot allows you to see the wording of the sentiments better
This shot shows more of the dimension
Sheet of canvas with modelling paste, and then I added some spray inks

Materials used:
  • ATC blank x 3
  • Snippets of black card (3) cut to ATC size
  • Snippets of sheet canvas (on a roll .. about £50 but a pal of mine cut me off a couple of feet ages ago!) cut slightly smaller than ATC size
  • Using a Stamposaurus squared stencil I applied modelling paste randomly to the three canvas pieces using a small spatula
  • One dry I added Dylusions spray inks in turquoise and pink and also a mini mister with Faber Castell silver pearl acrylic ink and water mixed - this, when dry, is waterproof so helps to protect the Dylusions inks too
  • Using a Tim Holtz mini stencil (floral) I roughly added more modelling paste - however, because of the previous modelling paste it was impossible to apply cleanly as my surface wasn't flat ... so my image became very much more abstract than intended!
  • Once dry I added Kaisercraft images (mini grid, old script and mini dots) inked up with Ranger Archival jet black ink - to add interest
  • Dabbing Cosmic Shimmer (dries clear) glue around the modelling paste images I then sprinkled with Rox bronze "chunks" and glass mini beads which I then dabbed with Faber Castell Purple lake acrylic ink before setting aside to dry
  • I stamped the Stamplorations sentiments on to another piece of canvas using Ranger Archival jet black ink and then sprayed Faber Castell purple lake/silver pearl acrylic inks to co-ordinate the sentiment with my ATC, I also used the archival ink to edge my sentiment panel and outer edge of my ATC
  • Having matted my sentiment and canvas image panel on to black card I gave it a quick spray with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to further protect the water based inks and to help with the adhesion of the glass mini beads

It was rather a lot of work for each ATC but batch making three made it a great deal more fun, thanks Anastasi, you can view more of her work here. I strongly suspect I shall be breaking out that canvas and my beads again sometime soon!

I'll also be entering the following challenges:
  1. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 328 - JUST ADD "P" .. I went with PINK! ATC #1 as it's got most pink!
  2. The Corrosive Challenge - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING GOES ..... ATC #1
  3. Through The Craft Room Door - September 13th challenge - ANYTHING GOES ...... ATC #1.
  4. Stamplorations - Stencil Sunday challenge No. 62 - ANYTHING (mixed media with stencils) GOES ... ATC #2 as the stencils are more clearly visible
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 41 - ANYTHING GOES ..... ATC #2
  6. Everybody Art - challenge No. 380 - ANYTHING GOES ..... ATC #2
  7. Welove2Create - challenge No. 19 - ANYTHING (mixed media) GOES .... ATC #3.


And the video? ......

And now, since it IS What's On Your WorkDesk Wednesday, here's my desk, I'll be submitting it for the WOYWW challenge #380, where I am entry #7

Normal service has been resumed and my desk is no longer TIDY!!!


Helen said...

what a fab textured atc, it is beautiful. Helen #1

okienurse said...

Busy looking desk! Love the texture on the ATC's. Very nice. Have a great week. Vickie #10

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That is bee-yoo-ti-ful! I love the colours and textures of the ATCs. Are you near Cirencester? That's not too far away, are you going to come to the WOYWW crop in November?? It would be great to see you!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

Anne said...

Lovely ATC's the colours are gorgeous. Anne x#17

lilian said...

Happy WOYWDW mate,

Lovely would there and loving the colour of the first one,


SARN said...

Super looking ATCs. Looks like a lot of fun to make and thanks for sharing the video.

Happy WOYWW. Thank goodness the REAL Purple Princess is back this week!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Neet said...

Now what made you choose those colours I wonder? (name of blog) Love the fact that they have so much texture on them, they look fabulous on here and I bet they are even better in real life. I love art with texture. Thanks for giving us the link, something I will certainly be looking at.
Hugs, Neet 22 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kathy, love what you've done with the MM project. I have been watching loads of You Tube videos like that, there is so much inspiration there, isn't there? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xxx

KimB said...

You packed an amazing amount of colour, texture and dimension into such tiny canvas' Kathy - each is different but they all look great! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

LisaDV said...

Gorgeous ATCs. Thanks for linking the video too. Happy Wednesday. LisaDV #37

Barb said...

Wow Kathy they're awesome ATCs. Great texture and I love the colours. Barbxx

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful ATC, lovely colours and the texture looks great. Have fun at the scrapbooking retreat. I am going to start again. I have too many photos and haven't scrapped any. I definitely want to do this last visit while it is still fresh in my mind.

Have a good week!
Sharon K #40

Anne L said...

Hello Kathy Your ATC are beautiful and really love the bright colours. Have a great week and thanks for visiting me earlier. Hugs ~Anne L#5

Chidkid said...

Great desk.. fab mixed media project.. do hop on over to my other posts to see some of mine.. Happy WOYWW! Elaine.No 20

glitterandglue said...

Hello Kathy. Those ATCs are lovely - well done for tackling something completely new and different. They are incredibly effective. Thanks so much for your visit. Yes, it was good to celebrate John by going to the show - we had a great deal of fun. It was good to leave the officialdom to its own devices for the day!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Robyn said...

I'm right at home at your desk! thanks for visiting
robyn 4

Pat said...

Beautiful colours and lovely texture using the canvas and texture paste Kathy. I love the beads and the three sentiments to finish too. x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous mixed media canvas, love the colours.Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous ATCs, love the colours. I hope you enjoy your retreat it's so nice to be able to get together with other crafters when you get the chance even if it is only for one day. Thanks for the lovely comment over at mine and yes that includes the Shrine post too. Happy woyww, Angela x 19

StampedbyChris said...

A beautiful color combo and the texture keeps your eyes moving. Have fun with you crafty's always fun to get together even if you don't do more than chat!
Chris P #34

sandra de said...

Great texture on those act and I can see making a master board would save so much time. Great effects.
sandra de

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice purple hues on those very beautiful ATCs! Love how the words pull em into a set. And your desk, lovely to see it in action, but really, it's not too untidy! love thT you're still using the Xyron, I am too, it's just so useful.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kathy well it's funny you've the two Dylusions I have on this post. Only have two but they work well together. Sprays are potent on hands too. Lovely colourful work. I've made a first BiRTHDAY card using them. ( no idea why the iPad just capitalised that word!!)
Thanks for popping over and for sharing, and happy belated WOYWW. Still disappointed blogger ate my WOYWW post when I'd finally done one.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Karren said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! Such rich colours!

Nikki C said...

Lovely atc the dimensions on them add a kewl touch hugs Nikki 3

Annemi said...

Fantastic mixed media. Love the colours and texture. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Toni said...

Oh such eye candy!

Genevieve Valdes said...

Fabulous technique! I love the textures. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

inkedx2 said...

I love these Mixed Media ATC's. The texture is awesome and the colors really are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

You have been busy over the weekends Kathy :) I love that desk of yours, lol; looks great though. I truly adore your ATCs and the colors are super vibrant and definitely my taste for mixed media projects. Love having you at STAMPlorations September Mixed Media Challenge and also thanks for the video {will take time to watch it later}. See you next time Kathy.
Hugs and smiles,
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

your textures and colors for this ATC are lovely! Thank you for sharing your amazing creation with us at STAMPLorations for the September ARTplorations Mixed Media Challenge.

Shannon Abblitt said...

Love the t3xtures you've created. Thank you for entering at the Corrosive Challenge Blog x DT Shannon

Sanna Lippert said...

lovely ATCs! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month!!! :)

Carol said...

These are wonderful Kathy. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge this month. Carol DT x