Wednesday, 3 April 2013

WOYWW and daisies

Wednesday again and time to travel the craft world courtesy of Julia's stamping ground. I actually tidied my desk this week - though you wouldn't know from these photos! I had a box of bits and pieces that had been full to overflowing for weeks, and I finally sorted it all out - a very infrequent occurrence lol! Only problem is, in the process of sorting and dumping stuff, I managed to lose the cap to my [hubby's] scalpel - think it made it into the bin with a sweep of stuff off the desktop :-( See, there's a good reason why I don't tidy often!

My desk is back to normal messiness - was trying out my pebeo paints for Sheena's paint fusion technique (inspired by Hettie's work here) - had them for a while and thought I would try a few daisies and some lavender. only problem was, I couldn't find the stamps (hope they didn't go with the scalpel cap lol!!), so it ended up being just paint sans fusion!

First attempt was too much blue under the white, so tried again, looked a little better. Still need to practice!

A few people have asked about a previous WOYWW post, and how I use tin cans, and how to cut them up, so I will try to post a tutorial later in the week, with some samples. In the meantime, Shaz in Oz has been playing with tin cans & alcohol inks and produced some wonderful results!

Will be back later to check out other crafty desks, so thanks for stopping by.

Debs xx


  1. Those flowers look good to me! Gorgeous! Happy WOYWW. Lisa Sparkle #67

  2. Looking good, far far better than I could achieve so good on you!! Have a great week. Helen, 4

  3. Beautiful flowers - no way could I tackle that :(

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. Your flowers are so beautiful, there is no way i could do it either.

    Oh probably the house stole the scapel cap and stamps, it will give it back when you least expect it, but it could take time. Houses can be funny like that, hiding things on us all the time. Well that is our excuse and has been for years. LOL

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 41

  5. I think you have done a really good job with your paints the flowers look pretty.
    Your right about things going missing once we start to tidy up hope the stamps turn up soon

    Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
    Ria #65

  6. Happy WOYWW, the flowers look gorgeous!

    Lauren x

  7. Those flowers are beautiful. You're doing great with the technique. Creative Blessings for a great week!
    P.S. Hope you find the scalpel cap.

  8. Love those flowers Debs I'm a sucker for them! Look forward to seeing more! Debs x

  9. Pretty flowers. :)

  10. I may not have the artistic eye, but your flowers look beautiful to me. Thanks for stopping by...#92

  11. Hi debs
    looks like your painting turned out just fine... even in your menopausal mind, LOL. even in my menopausal mind I dont have a duck on my desk it is a pot of glue.
    it is a brilliant design because it stands upside down so the glue always comes straight out without having to shake it down... I have had comments about it before.. funny eh!
    janet #27

  12. Am loving the lavender paintings, they look really realistic!! Keep it up, say I ;)
    And my husband always accuses me of making him lose stuff after a good tidy up! It's not true, of course ;)
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

  13. Hi Debs from another Deb and I even know another Deb Willis ( from Missouri) .... ;) I'm new to the desk visit by way of the WOYWW crew! I think the flowers are beautiful and enjoyed the tin can crafts on Shaz in Oz post and now you also mention it, I really want to hear more about this!!!

    Happy crafting!
    Debbie @ Daylee's Creative Doodling #140

  14. Deb, your paint strokes for the parts of the flowers look GREAT! From the looks of your trialing I can't wait to see your finished picture!! Thanks for dropping by my blog and your lovely comments :-). Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #13

  15. wow seem to have mastered your paint strokes...the flowers look fabulous...thanks for sharing...happy WOYWW..hugs kath (22) xxx

  16. Hi Debs! I found your message today in the spam! I never look there normally but you were right. And yes I would love to go for a cuppa. Your designs there with the paints look stunning! A friend of mine was looking for a lavender stamp for her wedding invites and couldn't find anything suitable.

  17. Hi Debs,

    Love your flowers - even the pale blue one! Very nice. I hope you find the cap of the scalpel. Those things are dangerous!

    Thanks for visiting me already!
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (12)

  18. Hi Deb
    thanks for dropping by my desk for WOYWW. Its only my second week doing WOYWW. I'm late as I have had two huge busy days and just had no time to get to the computer. Love the flowers and leaves you have the messy desk...its just like mine LOL
    Annette In Oz #74

  19. Your paint fusion is looking great, Debs. If you think your daisies are too blue, just put another layer of white on, it works a treat.
    Have fun and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #83

  20. That lavender and daisies card is so pretty and I think the colours are absolutely fine. It will depend what you use to mount it on, because that sometimes changes your perception of the colour of the image. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. The cutting was a bit fiddly and fussy, but worth it. xx Maggie #16

  21. Wait, Debs, what? You PAINTED those beautiful flowers and leaves? They look like a store-made sheet of stickers! OMG, to have that kind of talent ~ what a blessing!! I hope you don't impale yourself on that scalpel. Be careful and have a wonderful week! Darnell #47


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