Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 6th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating Julia Dunnit’s  6th anniversary hosting this wonderful weekly link party.
In celebration, it’s a card explosion!  My messy work desk is piled high with cards in anticipation of today.  Admittedly, I ordinarily do not create cards, I leave that to the professional deskers of this link party.  But I wanted to create something a little special for this stupendous occasion.

But first, the ATC's.
Earlier this month it looked like this: embossing powder blown everywhere after layers and layers of ultra-thick stuff creating these:
Water colored cracked glass ATC’s in pink, violet, and orange.
The idea to create some cards came at the last minute.
The dining room table became my second desk. My least favorite part was hand cutting these flourishes after embossing them.
I am pretty excited with how they turned out.  I wanted to incorporate my love for photography with my art.

I have 13 left, ready to mail so leave a comment below then email me with your snail mail address (at the top under Contact Me).

Happy Anniversary to Julia all you wonderful deskers!

Joining up with What’s on YourWorkdesk?Wednesday where desk snooping is not only allowed but all part of the fun!


  1. A good idea adding a photo to your work. I forget that photo's are a work of art as well . I'd love to swap an atc with you & will drop you an email. Happy woyww Jill #33

  2. Hi Diane - looks like I am your PIF person! Annie (Wipso - a stitch in time)and I parcelled ATCs up for you yesterday so one will be winging it's way to you today. I love your beautiful flower design. We love photos too. All the best. x Jo

  3. Awesome layering! These cards are beautiful!
    Gabriele 36

  4. Oh yes! Beautiful! Of course photos are works of art too.
    I’m still travelling but managed to have internet today so I’m visiting as many of you as I can. Happy anniversary all! Six years is quite a long time.
    Have a good week and CU Wednesday

  5. What fancy ATCs! Really pretty! Happy Anniversary to us! patsy

  6. wow, Im impressed with those flourishes, i wouldnt have the patience to cut them all, they look so cool, Thanks for the snoop on your workspace
    Jac x

  7. Love your ATC's and the snoop around your desk!
    robyn 11

  8. Lovely ATCs and what pretty cards to go with them! Happy 6th WOYWW to you, what a lovely whirl around the world snooping this is! Annette #15

  9. Your card making is beautiful - well done! I think you could do this all the time. Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #52

  10. gorgeous atcs! thanks for the reminder about UTE i always forget i have that! must get it out to play
    Happy 6th Anniversary WOYWW-er!
    heres to many more
    Charlie x #35

  11. I really love the look of your ATCs. They are beautiful, as are the new cards you made. I was super impressed with the photography you added as another layer to these cards, too.

    Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary from #1.

  12. Wow...that is a lot of fussy cutting Diane, how like you to need just that flourish! Love the ATCs and the generosity of time in the cards too; isn't it funy how we are all intimidated by others skills...I think you're way more professional a crafter than my paper and ink playing will ever be!

  13. You certainly have more patience than me Diane, with all that intricate cutting, wow! They look stunning.
    Thanks for popping by already and Happy 6th Anniversary
    hugs Lisax #38

  14. wow, gorgeous!! but very fiddly! Happy WOYWW Helen 7

  15. Gorgeous art work, love the ATCs and the cards. You mentioned in your visit to mine that you had never heard of a Bonsai garden. Although I cannot take you there this is the most idyllic place to visit, Greenwood Gardens near Nottingham UK. http://www.bonsai.co.uk/Location.html
    Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 37

  16. Hi Diane,
    Your cards look fabulous! I love the embossing powder effect, but I sure don't like the mess it makes :) Even though I work amidst continual mess, embossing powder makes an entirely different sort of mess :)
    I have emailed you my postal address and I will get your ATC in the mail in the next couple of days :)

  17. Stunning collection of ATC's and if you still have some left send me your addy via email and we can swap. desand@optusnet.com.au
    sandra de

  18. Love those cards. I'm with Rosa on the embossing powder. Hope you have a nice swap this year.
    Thanks for great comment on my blog.

  19. OOps forgot to say, I'll put up a few photos of how I made the flowers- dead easy!They look complicated but not.
    judy #15

  20. Your cards are super colourful and I absolutely love those cracked glass effect ATCs - beautiful.

  21. These cards are beautiful. I love how you went into production mode and were able to make so many,

  22. Such lovely cards, I'm sure many will be pleased to receive these!

  23. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the photo you included in your art - I enjoy doing that as well.Thanks for stopping by!

  24. Just FAB. I did similar, made my ATCs trying yo incorporate the things I think I am "known" for, hence the madness of all that box folding :) Love the cracked glass effect. An technique that is due a comeback, I think. It really makes the flowers pop.

    Happy belated 6th-anniversary WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (3)


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