Wednesday, 23 November 2011

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 129

Afternoon folks. Here we are at Wednesday again which can only mean one thing, it's time to get those desk out again and bare all!!!!!

Well, not much happening on mine today I'm afraid. I have some lovely new stamps to play with which haven't made it out of the packets yet but that's about all.


I've been busy today doing Housework.... yes I know... a naughty word, but we were beginning to disappear under the dust and although I have a very understanding Hubby who never complains and would get the hoover out himself, I always feel guilty if he does.


I've also brought in my Lantanas to try and get them through the winter. I put them in the Conservatory last year and lost the lot so this year they have pride of place in my craft room so that I can nurture them.

I've shown you mine so lets see yours. Pop over to see our honourable leader, Julia HERE and get desk hopping. I will try and get round more desks than I did last week. Apologies if you stopped by here and I didn't manage to return the visit. DT work has just taken over lately.

Talking of which here's another of the projects I made for Sheena with the Luminarte sprays.
I've become totally addicted to doing canvases, everyone will be getting them for Christmas at this rate, and the sprays are great for adding some shimmer.


I stencilled the pale yellow painted background with white acrylic paint through a leaf stencil and then used a bigger leaf stencil to dab clear ink through so that I could clear emboss the stencilled shape. The sprays then picked out the leaf veins.


I added a Paint Fusion pine branch and cone and painted in the word and then stamped with bubble wrap and various swirls using the daubers as ink to add darker detail. They tend to just evolve and it's knowing when to stop, never easy!!!!! I hope I got it right.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.

27 comments:

JoZart said...

Hi Lisa, nice neat desk and your card is beautiful. Perfect! Love the colours and the technique and your painting is lovely.
Good luck with your plants... I meant to ask if your Hoya survived. I have lots of pots of them now and the original one is huge! The flowers are exquisite.
Love JoZarty x

jude said...

Absolutely love your creations the Believe one the colour combo is fab!
Have fab wednesday pop by as i have candy up for grabs hugs judex 18

Artyjen said...

Ab fab and gorgeous canvas Lisa!
Thrilled to see you have Lantana ;)
You really do need them inside where you are....I just about had mine survive last winter....it was much colder than ususal here....they had been in large pots outside that I had tied fleece round 'cos at the time I could not be bothered to do anything else!!!
I love 'em....always remind me of Greece ;)
xoxo Sioux

Sunshine Girl said...

Fancy doing housework when you have new stamps to play with! I am impressed - that wouldnt happen in my house (in fact it doesnt happen much when I dont have new stamps to play with - tee hee!) - love the cards you have made. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl – No 19

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a wonderful canvas - gorgeous colours and i love the pine cone
Lisa x

Bridget Larsen said...

aaah yes I have a husband like yours who actually does the big housework as I call it, vacuuming, ironing clothes and I am so blessed to have him. I do the little stuff like cleaning all sorts of nooks and crannies and scrubbing my skin away
Bridget #36

Sally H said...

Wow! What an amazing canvas! I love the colours and the paint fusion is the perfect focal image. Beautifully done.

JoZart said...

Thanks for your comment Lisa... the gnomes are just for a Christmas decoration or garland. They can be made in red/ green etc and you could add parcels, tiny bells etc! Have a go from the template!
Love jo x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

WOW fabulous!! not much more I can say except whats a Lantana?

Happy WOYWW

Lou #41

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo gorgeous and I love your workspace. Kim

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Lisa, the things you see on WOYWW _ I never ever thought I would see people going to great lengths to protect Lantana (I had to do a double take and check on your pickie big size to see if we were talking about the right plant here).
You see, it is is swear word here - as it is noxious weed, a few very cultivated ones are allowed in gardens but even then you have to be careful with they go rampant along beach areas if not attacked fiercely, just like blackberries do inland of here. They are ripped out and poisoned if need be!! there you are treating it like and orchid. Mm new aspect on life and hope after all your care they live nicely for you!
Also love the pickies underneath and yes sadly housework is a part of life.
Love Shaz in oz.x

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. Great colours on the canvas.
Neil #31

Annie said...

Your canvas is just gorgeous. I'm not brilliant with keeping plants alive and those that live in our conservatory have to survive very extreme conditions :-)
A x

Di said...

Wonderful canvas Lisa - I love it! Am also confused, what's a Lantana? Need to hop over to Google now I guess! Happy WOYWW! Di xx

Lisa-Jane said...

That canvas is gorgeous Lisa! I love the muted colours and the shimmery finish. Let me know if Creativity is worth buying this issue :-)

Emma said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning... This is just so beautiful Lisa ~ you're work is just getting better and better every time I visit!!
Hope you are all well and thank you for your lovely comments ~ so far, I still haven't got far through my Christmas "to-do" list but I'm keeping calm and carrying on!! I'll get there, I HAVE to! LOL.
Take care, hun!
Love Emma xxx

Elizabeth said...

Ah, Lisa, you've mentioned the dreaded H word ... thre's just the two of us and a cat and still the house needs to be cleaned regularly and I haven't got time for it!! Your canvas is gorgeous - love the colours - I'm sure whoever receives that for Christmas will be absolutely delighted. Elizabeth x #81

Sam said...

Oh Lisa. This is gorgeous. I certainly would not be upset if I got this in a parcel on Christmas morning so I am sure your recipients will be pleased. Well done you.
Thanks for your kind comments.
My lemon tree and Geranium have been brought in now too though later than last year! It doesn't seem to be as cold as last year yet!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That canvas is lovely, I like the mottled background and the painting technique on the pine cone, really effective!!
I'd heard of a lantana, but never seen one. Amazing to hear what Shaz had to say though, many things go wild in Australia and become nuisances. Although I'm a good outdoors gardener, I have the kiss of Death when it comes to houseplants!!
Hugs, LLJ #39 xx

sandra de said...

Beautiful canvas ... glad Shaz has filled you in with the OZ perspective on Lantana. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all those gorgeous stamps.

The Crafty Elf said...

Very nice!!! So talented Lisa. To heck with the housework when your creating works of art like that....geeeeze! The colours are stunning too....just beautiful! Thanks for the peek and have a great weekend!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, Tidy desk, I'm impressed:0) I LOVE your canvasses, just keep them coming especially if they have a little glimmer to them LOL Hugs Gay xxx

Lesley said...

A beautiful canvas LIsa. I hope your Lantanas survive this year.

Julia Dunnit said...

Guilt - the gift that keeps on giving! Lantanas are tricky for me..isn't nice to have some greenery in your room! Lovely canvas..the fir and pine are lovely...totally understand the skill about knowing when to stop. Not a skill I have!

Shoshi said...

What an absolutely beautiful canvas. Really subtle colours and blending. It's just gorgeous. Nobody should complain about getting canvases from you for Christmas!! Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #70

Morti said...

And her's me not even sure what a Lantana is! LOL

Absolutely LOVE your canvas though - one of the nicest I've seen for a long while.

Thanks for stopping by...

Kezzy said...

Beautiful dt work with the sprays. When I watched her on tv I was wondering if you would be also playing with those. Kezzy x