Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 283

Yes, this is actually my desk!  I was in the midst of making the ACT’s Early Saturday morning when noticed how messy my desk had gotten.  As I was reaching to begin putting things away I thought, “I gotta get a picture of this for Wednesday!”
"Autumn Magic" mixed media collage
I want to share this fall collage I made.  I am very proud of it and it is the first one I've created for someone other than myself.  The swap was to share a fall photo and poem, medium and presentation were up to us.  I used 9” x 12” water color paper as a base so it is rather large.  The tree and butterfly are from a fall paper napkin and the photo is one I took last year which I still love.  I had a hard time mailing this off, wanted to keep it for myself!

Private Swap: Makeup for ATC's of ABC's - J is for Joy
I used my partner’s favorite colors to create ATC.

It's a Rainbow! - gold
Nearing the end of this yearlong series.  Gold had to be used as the background or use any color we liked and use gold accents.  I have very little gold items so I used gold glitter scrapbook paper for the background.  I painted the scroll paper with metallic green acrylic paint to add some dimension then added the butterfly which I cut out from the same paper napkin in the collage.  It seemed 'flat' so I hand colored it in with Sakura Stardust pens which gave it some sparkle.
C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S ATC's - M & A

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S ATC's - S & T

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S ATC's - S
These are the completed ATC’s which were on my desk photo. 

Finding encouragement and loads of creativity within a wonderful group of creative people over at What’s on Your Workdesk? Wednesday.


  1. What beautiful creations displayed here this morning. I love, love, love the pretty butterfly!
    Glenda #37

  2. Your mixed media collage looks stunning! I can understand that it was hard to part with it! Why don't you recreate something similar on a canvas? Then you can put it on your wall! I think you totally should! Have a crafty week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #42

  3. Lots of lovely projects, your autumn page is beautiful!

    Happy woyww to you!
    #54 this week with
    painty things

  4. Your autumn mixed media is fantastic. I wouldn't want to give it away either!

    Cute, cute, cute ATCs

    Thanks for visiting me this week!
    Krisha #24

  5. Thanks for the visit already! You have been busy! That Autumn collage is really great. I love the texture and the colours you have used. #22

  6. Oh, your fall collage is gorgeous. I love all the textures, especially the bricks.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #26

  7. Love your collage piece, it turned out great! Glad you got a photo of your desk :)

  8. That autumn mixed media piece is beautiful. There is so much work in it. I love your ATC's as well, you are really clever. Have a great week,
    Von #23

  9. The tags are lovely, but the Autumn piece is tremendous! The brickwork is so effective. Hugs, Chris # 7

  10. What a beautiful collage! I can understand you didn't want to part with it. Lucky swap recipient! I hope you get something equally stunning in return.
    Your ATCs are so cute and I love that butterfly.
    Sorry I'm so late in commenting. I like to comment on all of the posts but there just aren't enough hours in the day...
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.

  11. Awesome projects and what a busy desk! I really like that autumn collage. I use the brick stencil a lot and love to see how others use it too! Fun! Have a great week. Vickie #68

  12. Your autumn project is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.


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