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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday (week 70)

I'd love to see what's on yours and if you're playing along with Julia at her Stamping Ground hopefully I'll get around to having a look.

Here's what's on my desk today


Well, this was last night actually and I've since finished the tag which was for the challenge on Linda's Studio L3 blog where each week she sets a challenge from Tim Holtz 'Compendium of Curiosities' book.

As you can see I was working on a craft mat which is rather grungy with old alcohol ink stains that I've never cleaned off properly!


Here's a large plastic container (I can't remember what it had in it originally) that I keep my ink blending tools (I only have the two 'proper' ones) and foams in.  There's also a lot of make up wedges (sponges) in there too which are quite good for blending - although they're a bit on the soft side and there's a few shaving brushes for stippling in there too.

That's about it really, short and sweet this week (just like me!)

You'll notice there's not a matchbox in sight (thank goodness!!) - mine have now been posted off to the hostess of the swap.  If you'd like to see the finished 25 matchboxes in all their glory click here.

I'd better finish this post now so I can start my tour around all those wonderful workdesks linked to Julia's blog.

Happy Crafting one and all!

49 comments:

Diane said...

Shaving brush! never thought of that....nice one thanks!
Diane 67

Pam said...

Fab tag. Hugs Pam x

Lou and Mel said...

Gorgeous coloured distress inks there - they are perfect with the PAris stamps - lovelY!

Kaz said...

thanks for sharing love all your distress inks, oo la la love the paris stamps too xx

Scrapcollectr said...

I saw that Tim Holtz book on HSN and it sold out. Definitely on the list. Love the stamps on ur desk...
=D
Linky#112

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous tag and your Matchboxes are amazing.

A.x (22)

Mandi said...

Such creativity on your desk!
the colours look lovely

I LVOE those stamps!

See you again
mandi xx

S said...

Fabulous tag, and I might need to get my hands on that book - Tim is a genius, isn't he?

Heather x said...

Love what you have done with the tag babe, great choice of colours :)
*hugs* Heather x (99)

Claire said...

LOVE that paris stamp! I can envisage making so many great projects with it-do you know what make it is?

Claire
WOYWW #78

sasa said...

OOOH - Paris and purple - that cannot go wrong! Lovely tags - you'll have some fine coloured fingers tomorrow to explain...
Thanks for visiting me....I have an old typewriter which I used to type on my linen scrap. You can type on a bigger piece and then cut it out - which sounds more sensible - but for some mad reason I tend to prepare the scrap first and stick it on a post it-note and then run it through my typewriter - usually works. If you don't have a typewriter you can get little individual letter stamp sets from many craft stores for about £2 in a typewriter font. Failing that - generate it on your computer and print out on linen stuck to an A4 or use canvas photo paper.
Hope that al helps...
Sarah (sasa0

Helen said...

Love the compendium challenge piece!! Your tub of stipple brushes and blenders is a great idea.

Sue said...

Hi ya
lovely creative desk, luv the tag beautiful work,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (2)

Linda Elbourne said...

Great tag and a great desk!
Linky #27

JoZart said...

Ooh, La La!! Lovely tag. thanks for sharing,
JoZarty x

madebyKarla said...

Love all your distressing goodies. I don't have many, but after seeing all the wonderful things that can be done, I might consider getting some! thanks for your visit ;) yeah, so many WOYWWers from the UK say they wish they had Michael's. Maybe Michales we should forward some of these requests to their headquarters! lol

craftimamma said...

Love that tag - gorgeous! I only have two blending tools too but I prefer the old foam any day. Mine's just shoved in a plastic bag but I'm sure I have one of those bowls somewhere. What a good idea.

Lesley Xx Linky 92

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love your tag, it's gorgeous and lovely fluffy brushes. I have cats tails like that. LOL

secret scrapbooker said...

OH i love your photos fab tag :0)
Im addicted to distress inks atm cant get enough they are brilliant.
Kate x

Dee said...

Hi sherry, love the colours on your tag. Shaving brushes...now there is an idea!
Dee xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love anything with paris on it! Patsy #39 from
HeARTworks

Anneliese said...

lol, it looks like my haribo container thaqt your keeping your blending foams in :D Lovely tag that you've done, But am also very impressed with all those matchboxes .. wow that must have taken some time, they're lovely :D x

Theresa said...

Lovely tag and like everyone else, think the shaving brushes are a neat idea!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy desk there and I love all of the matchboxes that you made too. Thanks for sharing.

Chrissie said...

Lots of interesting things to look at today!
Thanks for the snoop!
Chrissie

Katie said...

You've inspired me to try distress ink! Can you believe I've never tried it? Your work is lovely!

Katie (138)

Daniele said...

lovely workspace thanks for the peek
hugs

Susan Allan said...

love the tag, love the colours you have chosen for it.. lovely!!
sue xx 88

Spyder said...

I love those inks and all the bits that go with them, only have two, and a bit of sponge left over from my 'face painting' days. When I first saw the brushes some time ago, I thought the lady had 'borrowed' her hubby's shaving brush! (which are quite hard to find these days)
Have a good day and thank you for your visit!

((Lyn))

kayc said...

Fabulous tags. Thanks for visiting me. Kathleen x

akilli melek said...

I just love those colours. I got a set of 3 alcohol inks but i'm not really sure what to do with them, much prefer his distress inks. thanks for popping by earlier. caroline (82)

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic tag!
Beautifully created.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful desk!

Ciara said...

Your tag is lovely and the colour scheme is great!

ciara
xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, beautiful tags and lovely colours hugs Heidi xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your desk. I have to buy the Compendium!

Maggie

x

Traceyr said...

What a lot of applicators you have in that jar. All lovely and inky too.

Your tags are great. :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely stuff - Paris is basking in stamp popularity again - time to rummage in my archives!!Gorgeous choice of colour - and hey - craft mats are for protecting surfaces, not being precious surfaces!

Alicia said...

Wow! Your tags look fantastic! Thanks for sharing...I learnt a lot from dropping in here today.
Alicia xx

Terry & Kim said...

The tags are beautiful! Thanks for the peek.

Terry #125
http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

Sue from Oregon said...

Fun stuff on your desk...love the doll on the post below too! Thanks for popping by!

Carola Bartz said...

I love that tag and all those DI's.

lisa said...

Those tags look gorgeous. Tim's book is great for inspiration isn't it.
What a good idea to keep all your sponges together, mine are thrown in my box with the inks and it's all a muddle!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Lisa (122)

Kay said...

Love the tag, it's gorgeous!

Holly (108) said...

I love those vintage stamps.. I need to try some of those distressed inks.. I see them everywhere.

Aisling said...

Love your wrinkelfree distressed tags! Thanks for visiting my messy desk earlier!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Did you think I had forgotten you? Did you think I wouldn't stop by to see your desk this week? Never! I had intended to visit anyone who left a comment, then it got me confused because some people didn't leave their numbers, so decided to go through the list anyway (grin). You can see how well my strategy worked by how late I got here!

Very nice tag. I like those colors together. I have one of those craft mats and I keep mine clean, but it still looks like yours. They simply wear over time.

Is the shaving brush stiff enough to blend? I really like the idea if it really works. And I bet they are cheaper than the actual stipple brushes.

Thanks for your lovely comment on Bleubeard and for liking the bigger photos. (Number 1 this week, as you know).

Morti said...

ooh - nice work on the desk! In answer to your question about what I do with all the little bits of ribbon? I don't have any. Storing my ribbon like that means I usually cut off exactly how much I need. Anything less than 2 inches long goes in the bin, anything more, well, guess I save it in my ribbon drawer. Yes, I forgot to mention I have one of those too!!! ROFL

Shirl said...

Those tags are divine and thanks for the info on the stamps off to check them out. Beginning to think I was the only one who watched the prisoner (never did understand it).
Hugs Shirley x x

Elliephant said...

Wow, that tag looks fantastic and I really love the stamps. Love Elliefantasy xx (129)