Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WOYWW #194


Good morning everyone...well I thought last week went quick but this week flew even faster… so it's time for the Wednesday blog hopping fun again ....known as WOYWW (Whats On Your Workspace Wednesday) all thanks to the very gracious Julia over at Stamping Ground… -thanks Julia x.
No idea what I’m talking about? Check out the Stamping ground blog for details.

 
So whats on my desk? 
 

So last week I had some acetate on my desk that I’d designed on my p.c using some old photos and printed out to have a play with… well I have started but not finished with them as I got side tracked playing with ‘loo paper’ I altered a Nesquick container (it's at back of desk with butterfly on) and covered container with loo roll and Klear and made butterfly in a mould with loo roll too (see previous posts this week). I also started stripping surface off of some old place mats too as they are sturdy and look like they have lots of potential for something or the other. Also have little book mark unfinished too which can just about be seen in photo.
Lastly been digitally designing a grungey card ready to print out in pieces.


Close up of butterfly on Nesquick container - love the texture
 
Acetates printed out, added some alcohol ink on back - half finished card using it too
which has some micro beads on the left hand side of it... what a pain they are when they go all over the place LOL


My other little space with placemats, managed to punch through a coaster
to make holes for a ribbon to hang it. On the left a chocolate mould and some
more butterfly 'loo roll' thingies in it.
 
 
digital design ready to print and make into a card
used my own kit called  'Grunge en Rouge'



Well that's my lot for today, so thanks for stopping by and I hope to visit you too today (or probably over next few days)... Happy Crafting - have a good week... Gill x

48 comments:

  1. Hi Gill,
    You have been so Busy ;0)
    Love all your innovative ideas that card is going to be awesome and had been checking out all your different projects in the week x
    The Paper elements keep popping into my head as something I would love to try and make too.
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

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  2. Love the stuff on your desk the acetate pieces are awesome!Will come back 7 look at the tissue paper project, I remember reading about using Klear & toilet tissue. I did something a bit similar on acetate recently., just using 'normal' tissue tho. Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

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  3. Hi Gill,

    WOW! there is only you I know of who could do brilliant things with 'loo roll' Love it!
    Loving the card too and brilliant idea with the acetate!

    Love Heather xx

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  4. Love everything! Cool butterfly! Great texture. Acetates look fab. And your digi card is awesome. You're really Rockin' It girl! Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

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  5. Hi Gill,

    WOW! Love what you have done with the acetate and the 'loo roll' Brilliant ideas Gill.

    The card looks fab too! Love Heather xx

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  6. Lots to see today. Great Nescafe tin - never seen one so huge.
    Am loving your acetate things - amazing.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier, have a good day/week.
    Hugs, Neet 11 xx

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  7. Wowzers! What a fab desk and the Nesquick carton is inspired! I shall follow your blog with interest. Kim #69 x

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  8. Super printed acetates... really look like you bought them!
    Jo x

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  9. I love visiting your desk as there is always so much of interest to see and drool over, today it is the finished acetates and your very own digital design, which is just gorgeous! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

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  10. We love all of your repurposing ideas. We've altered coffee tins etc before and it's always fun. You've made some lovely things there.

    Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

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  11. Hi Gill, I bet sales in loo role go up with your blog, the results are great, much prettier than the glaring yellow box. I have inked on the back of stamped acetate before, but never put it through my printer so you have inspired me to try - Thanks. Those little beads are they bedazzles? they have me cursing they have a mind of their own dont they. Thanks so much for your earlier visit. Hugs Mo x

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    1. Hi Mo I used an inkjet transparency film that was rough on one side to print on but am running out of that so will be looking for some printable acetate next - unless maybe a bit of really gentle sanding on normal acetate might work... oops that wasn't the question was it LOL...yes 'Bedazzles' .. used them over a plastic tray and seemed that static was making them jump everywhere....grrrrrr... Gill x

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  12. Your digi card is great...loving the grungy look to it and that metal mesh ribbon is fab.

    You loo roll transformation of the nescafe tin looks great! What a useful way to gain storage in your room...Pretty storage too!.

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  13. Hi Gill, that's quite a variety of "stuff" you've got going on there! Love your AI acetates - what a cool look. Going to check back to your loo roll butterfly posts... have a great week MM x #101

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  14. What fab makes you've got to show us today.
    Hugs,
    A x # 52

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  15. I love having a look at your desk such great stuff going on and now holes in a coaster ooer what will that be
    Wishing you a really great WOYWW
    Ria #73

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  16. Such interesting and inspiring projects you have shown us today, thank you. And thank you also for visiting my blog earlier. Happy Wednesday :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@152)

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  17. Wow you've been busy! I love that you use ordinary house items to create beautiful things! Punching the coaster for ribbon is a brill idea!

    Lauren x

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  18. Acetates print and then alcohol inks looks fab
    You have so much going on well done
    Jackie 19

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  19. Wow you have been busy! I LOVE your grunge pictures and you certainly have a few things on the go. Great WOYWW desk!!
    Janene #123

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  20. You have been busy! No post from me as yet, work is keeping me from playing and posting :(

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  21. Very creative desk, great work on the acetates and a total transformation on the nesquik carton x

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  22. Fun with loo paper ! What next !! It gives a great textured effect !! Love the purple too ! Thanks for calling by ! Ali #27

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  23. Great projects. I love your tin. Happy WOYWW!
    ~Christina 13

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  24. I am loving all that purple. I also like the way you repurposed your Nesquick container. I always hesitate recycling containers that could so easily be used for storing treasures. :-)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. April #130

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  25. Oh dear, cold knocked me for 6 again yesterday, then computer had a problem so DH had it all evening. Just have to adore your loo roll art. Purple and butterflies what else do you need? Thanks for stopping by and Happy belated WOYWW BJ#4

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  26. Gibby,

    You have mastered the loo paper moulding and the use of it on other objects, your nesquick containers look brilliant, also love the colours you have used.

    Eliza
    Happy WOYWW

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  27. You are something else, Gill! I stamp one image and attach one brad and call it a card! I visit here and am in awe!

    Thanks for coming by to visit me earlier! OMG, 17 years worth of stamps in your collection?! You've got me beat!! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #48

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  28. Thanks for visiting earlier, I love your loo paper container, guess who I will be thinking of every time in the little room now!
    Have a great week
    Rosie x

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  29. Wow! Your altered work is awesome! I have not tried my hand at any of that yet. Love the purple butterfly! Thanks for your visit (ps..LOVE your banner of your blog!)

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  30. Hmmn! Should I worry that you appear to have a thing about loo roll? Tee Hee! Loving your designs on acetate! Gorgeous goodies on show today.
    xx

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  31. I never would have guessed it was a nesquik container! awesome job! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #115

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  32. wow, love the texture in your first pix. cool project. looks great. thanks for visiting on woyww.

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  33. Well, that was an amazing transformation!! Love the purple and the butterfly :)
    Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

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  34. A lovely butterfly and that red rose is beautiful. thank you for your visit this week. Have a good week's crafting. xx Maggie #42

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  35. Hi Gibby,

    Love the purple container with the great butterfly! Also, the card of your own design is beautiful!

    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay #2

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  36. I love purple and that purple can with the butterfly is right up my alley. Been using 'loo rolls' recently for all sorts of fun stuff too! Do you have to buy special ink for your printer to print on acetate? Thanks for sharing. Vickie #28

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    1. Hi Vickie.. I used an inkjet transparency film
      which I assume either is the same as acetate or very similar. It has a slight rough texture on oneside to print on, so I didn't need any special ink - just had to workout setting so the ink didn't flood it. ( I think it was on text/draft) I think a lot of craft shops stock more of these now and also ones suitable to stamp and emboss on to. ... Gill x

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  37. Hi, thanks for leaving a comment. sorry I'm late, my work schedule gets in the way. Your acetate design looks great. :-) Brigita #134

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  38. Hi Gill thanks for popping by to visit me. I am catching up with my visiting tonight as I got a bit busy yesterday - I love the moulding with tissue idea! I have a drawer full of plaster moulds so I think I am going to try that. Your acetate cards are fab! thanks for sharing. Belated Happy WOYWW from Helen 82

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  39. It's always such fun to visit blogs where the crafter is doing 'altered' works. I have lots of friends who are into such, but I don't dabble...yet! I enjoyed the post about how you had recycled your container, and the neat supplies you used to make it into something beautiful. Loved the butterfly, and how you are working with the acetates & alcohol inks. Gorgeous. TFS

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  40. Your projects have such lovely textures!!! Happy WOYWW!

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  41. That digi card looks really fab and I'm thinking loo rolls are toilet paper rolls? Well, whatever they are that is an awesome transformation of the Nesquick container. Thanks for stopping by my "desk" already and leaving me a comment...and, in my humble opinion, you're never late until the next WOYWW starts! :) Deeyll #159

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  42. I am so excited to read more of your blog! I noticed the container straight away on your desk, and had actually forgotten about crafting with loo paper (you make it sound so nice!)...I LOVE the container and it's not just because its purple - an all time favorite color - or has a butterfly on it - a relatively new fixation. It just plain looks cool. I also really like the digital sheet I guess you printed on to acetate? Exactly what is acetate and how do I get my hands on some...of course then would have to create a master sheet.....but I digress.
    Anyway I really like your work and look forward to see more of it. Thanks for the tip about stencil storage.
    sara j #35

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    1. Hi Sarah.. I'm newish to blogging and not sure how replying works and if you'll see this message, so I'll put a message on your blog too.
      Regarding sheets of acetate - I was using an A4 sheet of inkjet transparency film which either is the same as acetate or very similar. They are clear, come in various weights and one side has a slight rough texture to print on. I originally got this online form a company called MX2 but not sure they exist anymore. Had trouble getting these ages ago, but seems that craft shops have them now and also ones suitable to stamp and emboss on too. As for the design, if you have any photo software, playing with the threshold effects gives this sort of thing. I use Serif software mainly.. Craft Artist and photoplus and also Photoshop Elements... hope this helps.. Gill x

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    2. Thanks, thanks, thanks!!! Especially for copying your lovely response over to my blog. To be honest, I don't really know the protocol for this either...sometimes I just send an email, but I'm not sure the person really gets it. I am so intrigued by the acetate/transparency idea. I participated in Creative Jump Start this year, and Nathalie showed us how cool it looks with stamped designs on it as well. Now I have a MISSION!! Thanks again for the help Gill! See you on Wednesday.

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  43. fabulous.. here is one of my favourite desks from the WOYWW event!

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