Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 266

This will be a short entry as my sons are arriving today.  Desk is neat & tidy this week because I HAD to clean my office.  And my desk was a disaster.  Allistair didn't help when he decided push everything off the end of the desk so he could curl up take a nap!  He sort of forced me to acknowledge that I needed to start cleaning.  Everything is done but the closet...that is a whole other day of cleaning.

Black & White with a touch of Blue

 I used my Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon to purchase VIVA Modeling Cream. I was looking for something different to add texture to my work.  I like this as it went on smooth and pushed through a stencil with ease.  The VIVA Ferro Special Effect Paste is harder to work with as it is gritty and doesn’t push through the stencil as easily.  For the touch of blue I used Liquid Pearls in Royal Blue.

Black & White

I completed the next ACT in this same series; this one is simply black and white.  I started with a preprinted ATC which I normally don’t use but I felt it needed some kind of pattern in order to offset the lack of color.

The winner of the giveaway was… pearshapedcrafting!  Please email me (it is on my profile page) as I was unable to find your email via Blogger.

Off to get some last minute things done before the boys arrive.  With all the storms that have been occurring here in the Midwest, I hope everyone is safe and dry!

Sneaking peeks at other’s creative spaces at What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday  Won’t you join in on the fun!  We would love to see what’s on your work desk!


  1. Hello Diane. It's amazing how energised for cleaning we all get when visitors are pending, isn't it? I go into a frenzy of dusting and hoovering just before folk arrive - about the only time I muster any energy for cleaning!! Great work though - and two craty items achieved as well! Well done.
    Thanks for visiting and your comments - those dolls really are very cute aren't they? It was such a fantastic surprise to get this huge box arrive in the post.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #19

  2. Interesting comparison of the pastes..and interesting to see it stayed solid on that webbing background, great textural piece. Your desk looks so in need of a good sort out myself, am full of admiration.

  3. I enjoyed seeing those two the finished Energy art, very stylish in the monochrome colour way!
    Hope you have a wonderful time with your sons! Let them spoil you rotten :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

  4. Hi Diane. I don't think our house would ever be tidy if it wasn't for regular visitors!
    Thanks for visiting last week. I had to laugh when you said the Pinterest helps you get a focus. It's the opposite for me. Way too much time spent fantasizing about what I'm going to make!
    Look forward to seeing more of your new texture pastes.
    Have a lovely week
    Gillian #49

  5. You know, I think I use my Hobby Lobby 40% off coupons for something every week--last week it was watercolor pencils. This looks like a great idea! Julie at the Balzer Designs blog is offering a free online stenciling class I just signed up for. I wonder if we'll be doing something like this! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #57

  6. I bet it feels good to have it neat and tidy at least for the moment :) Have a great time with your boys.

  7. Love the stencilled paste!! Your desk does look very tidy, wish my space was a tenth as tidy! Helen4

  8. I love coupons, that's when I usually wait to buy something to help keep the price low.

  9. It's good to have a tidy up now and then otherwise you are unable to find anything or is it just me Lol!
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

  10. I think blogger just ate my comment! I am thrilled to have won your candy! It's great to see your tidied desk! The modelling cream gives a great effect! Have e-mailed you! Chrisx 47

  11. Hi Diane, thanks for visiting my desk. Cool how visitors prompt us to tidy up isn't it but it will be lovely for you to have sons visiting, Enjoy. Happy WOYWW and hope you get some more crafting time. RobynO#28

  12. Thank you for visiting me, Diane! I've never heard of that modelling cream but it sounds quite interesting!
    Happy WOYWW!
    peggy aplSEEDS@12

  13. My house is like a revolving restaurant and people are coming and going all the time, so I have the attitude that if the house is clean then good, if they find it messy then they know I am working and have to put up with it, after all they didn't come to see my house. I am not a fanatic at cleaning I much prefer art. Love your art too by the way interesting comparison. Stay safe from those storms.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 51
    Happy WOYWW

  14. I think we all need to do a little house cleaning but it is my philosophy that if they come to see the house then I don't care if they visit or not! Thanks for sharing your awesome projects. Vickie #82


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