Wednesday, 19 October 2011

WOYWW 124

Morning lovely crafters. I hope I find you well this Wednesday morning. I've just realised I've not posted since last Wednesday, goodness where did that week go. No excuses, just trying to get ahead of myself ready for half term which, for us, starts tomorrow and they go back on 1st November. Three training days have been added on so crafting will be hit and miss for the next week or so. My DH is also off next week so lets hope the weather behaves itself so that we can get out and about.


You find me with a busy workdesk again this week. I'm trying to get some Christmas pressies made and put away and I have a canvas in progress for my MIL. She doesn't have the internet so I know there's no risk of her spying anything. She admired the one I did for my Mum in the Summer so I thought I'd do one for her in her colours. She has a burgundy colour scheme so I've started with pale pink and will work up to the darker shades, hopefully. I just tend to play and see what happens.


I've shown you mine so lets see what you are up too. Pop over to see the desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE and get snooping.


As we are at the mid point of another month it's time to provide a bit more inspiration for The Stampman ATC swaps, which this month has an Oriental theme. I am still struggling with ATC's but was quite pleased with how this one turned out. I used Barn Door DI on glossy paper and overstamped with some text. The flower was gold embossed and then coloured in with promarkers using darker reds. I found the beads in a toy shop in Italy and thought they had a lovely antiquey feel. Funny the things you find when you're not looking.

I am also walking round with a warm glow this morning, and not from sitting on the radiator either. You may remember the Christmas Paint Fusion wall hanging sample I did for Sheena's Pick Of The Week shows some time ago. If you don't you can see it here.

Anyway, Sheena asked me if I would mind if she taught it at her workshops. Mind, I was thrilled that she thought it was worthy and there is a photo of some of the hangers her ladies have produced on her blog today. They are really lovely and it has made me want to make another one now to hang up with the decorations come Christmas.

Right, my washing machine has just finished so I must dash and get them outside before the weather changes yet again. The sun's out and there's a good breeze today so I'll just say thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

19 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

Bridget #28 I love those pink shades you are making for your MIL, she will love it and I cant wait to see what you make of it

Lisa Jane said...

ooh that canvas looks fabulous already and its not even finished lol
Hope you have a lovely week next week - fingers crossed for the weather
Lisa x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well the canvas has started off great - pretty pinks :) I agree with you that the best finds are always the things you come across by chance - if you're looking for something specific, you search in vain - at least, that's what happens to me :D
Hope you got your washing dry...
Hugs, LLJ #40 xx

famfa said...

Love that canvas. It's beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, congratulations on you success with your hanging - quite unexpected I'm sure but well-deserved. Love your red card and the beads work well - I would never have expected to make a find like that in a toy shop. The present you are making for you MIL is off to a good start. Hope you beat the rain and got you washing dry. Elizabeth x #55

Elfcrafts said...

hi Lisa, wow! That canvas looks amazing, I love the pattern xx

Jill said...

Oooh Lisa well done on the teaching thing - I think SD is very luck to have you, you do some gorgeous work!
Why is your desk always looks so interesting!
Hope you are ok, I planting the grass tomorrow.... yippee, no more open ground - I suppose I shall spend the next 2 weeks chasing off the birds!
Jill x

JoZart said...

Lovely post Lisa with such special things. I love the background already for your MILs canvas. Look forward to the finished piece.Great that your fab hanging was picked up for Sheena's workshops. All credit to you. You do make some lovely stuff.
I'm working on a magazine article at the moment and don't know where it's going... need inspiration!
Bye for now,
love Jo x

sandra de said...

Gorgeous and beautiful background you have created. Looking forward to seeing what else you will do to the canvas.

Lisa-Jane said...

That looks stunning! I can't wait to see it finished even though I love it the way it is now.

Di said...

I already love the canvas - do show the result :)) Great news about the hanging too - but am not surprised given the lovely things you make - well done chick!! Di xx

SueH said...

I’m not at all surprised that Sheena wanted to make a class of your wall hanging because it was beautiful. I was only looking at the stamps myself this morning but I’m next to useless with a paint brush and decided against it.
Love the colours on the canvas you’re working on too, your MIL is going to be thrilled to have one all of her own.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Emma said...

Can't wait to see the finished canvas and well done you, on the wall hanging and the huge compliment from Sheena!! She definitely has GREAT taste...and I totally agree with her!
Enjoy the time with your family...
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Sam said...

Hi Lisa loving that canvas you are doing for your MIL. I am sure she will like it. You must show it finished.
BTW my MIL let me hack some of her hydrangea to take cuttings off so let's hope it strikes. It is a gorgeous dark dusky pink very pom pom shaped!
Have a nice few days with Hubby next week. Even if it is cold you can snuggle in front of the fire with a hot chocolate!

Sally H said...

That canvas looks so stunning already! Congratulations on your success with the paint fusion. Not surprised Sheena is impressed - we are too!

Angie said...

Wow ...thanks for sharing your gorgeous pieces of work.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh the canvas is already looking beautiful. WOuld love to make something like that for my sweet Mother In Law, but she has not one photo or picture on a wall..an overflowing mantel and loads of frames..but nothing on the walls. To me, very odd, but it's just her way. Well done on the Sheena compliment..a nice warm glow indeed - and very deserved.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah, Lisa, loving what you are doing with the canvas think you have us all hooked there Lisa and love the card too lovely colour combos , happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

Kezzy said...

Beautiful canvas in the making, stunning atc and I'm not surprised that Sheena wanted to do the hanging in her workshop as it really was stunning. Kezzy x