Wednesday, 21 September 2011

'Crafters Spread!' and WOYWW

My workdesk is looking messy - there's a surprise! You've heard of middle-aged spread - well I suffer from 'Crafter's spread'!  The natural law that says she (or he) who crafts will expand stash and workings to fill all available space - desk, table, floor, chair - you name it!pop on over to Sarah's blog to see more WOYWW pics of crafters desks tidy and not so much!!

Front and centre is a rosette that didn't quite work out, mainly cos I was too lazy to score before I pleated so the concertina layers got slightly bigger each time, so one side is ok, and the pleats get fatter as you go round the rosette LOL :-)

Top left of the picture are some brayered backrounds waiting to be stamped, and then centre left are some samples using my lovely new Stampscapes stamps.  Hubby bought these for my birthday and they are gorgeous! I have been playing with both brayering and using dusting brushes for the backgrounds and I was reallly pleased with the effects using duster brushes - much easier to control than the brayer - my brayering needs a little work! I am really pleased with the blue moonlit scene - love the colours. Will keep playing with those and will post some more pics soon.

Thanks for dropping by



  1. We are all so self critical, aren't we?! Before I even started reading, I looked at the pic and thought 'What a gorgeous rosette!'. I didn't see any of the things that have upset you about it - I really thought is was fab!! Hugs, LLJ xx

  2. UM, crafters Guess thats how workspaces expand. Thanks for sharing, have a great WOYWW!

    xoxo Marjo #36

  3. phrase for me "crafter's spread". Must use that ....I love it!!!! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great day!

  4. learnt two new diseases I suffer from this week! Firstly Cropalitis and now Crafters Spread. This is so cool, now I am starting to understand what is wrong with me.
    Happy belated WOYWW

  5. Hi Debs,
    I'm still doing the rounds as usual because I like to desk-hop a bit at a time. First visit to you.

    Your brayered backgrounds are so pretty and just right for stampscapes. And I'm interested in the rosette - will give it a go myself. Half the world is besotted with the TH rosette die but I'm resisting on principle. Great idea but always the same size.

    Happy days,
    Ros. (129)

  6. I've been making rosettes today and have to admit that I love the Tim Holtz die, easy perfect rosettes everytime!!
    Your scenes look stunning, would love a closer look.
    Love your term Crafters Spread. I think we all suffer from that!!
    Happy WOYWW and thanks for your comments.
    Hugs Lisax


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