Wednesday, June 18, 2014

making more little books--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #263

Making it short and WOYWW sweet today:
 The Desk.  Clothespins make wonderful clamps!  That's a little book waiting for a cover under that acrylic, and the lilac background paper is in the running for the cover.  (You can see more backgrounds similar to that one HERE, and even print them for using in your own arty endeavors, if you like.)

images from Altered Pages
Here is a layout from a fairy book I've been working on, using those backgrounds--they're monotype prints, all painty and inky and spritzy sprayed in spots--this one uses a doily as a stencil, can you tell?  It has a shimmer mist sprayed all over it, too, but of course you can't tell in the photo.

Seriously, I'm going to try and visit all the woywwers sometime this week, but no promises--you know how that is!  But I'll at least be by to everyone who stops in here, okay?  And let's count this layout in at the current round at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  It definitely goes with the theme--Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!--the only one NOT showing here is embossing!
 

37 comments:

Sandy Leigh said...

Love fairies! Your little book is adorable. And I agree--can't have too many of those clothespins. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #44

Sharon Underwood said...

Great fairies! Love your book, and I appreciate the tip for the clothespins!

Michele said...

this is geniusly pretty. fab coloring! totally brings a smile. xo

Nan G said...

Monotype printing huh...haven't turned that yet. Tell me you're not doing Halloween already?! I spy 'boo' peeking out at the right corner. :) Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #12

fairy thoughts said...

Hi trisha
a very creatively inky work desk this week, these little book are sooo cute.
have a great week
janet #17

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Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great idea to make little books like this, Trisha! It's a delight and so colorful and fun!! Yes, I can see the doily! Very clever! And I use clothes pins as clamps, too!! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell #14

my cup of tea said...

Soooo CUTE! Very creative!
donna

fairy thoughts said...

hi again trisha
had to pop back and say I loved your comment on Emma's sew happy blog about the cute baby... he really is...... but then he is my grandson so I am biased lol
janet

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Love using doilies as background paper and as stencils. Loving the fairy book page. I use clothes pins as chip clips. Diane #40

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Trish, Happy WOYWW and thank you for visiting my desk. Quite a few deskers are making mini albums, maybe that's where my mojo should be at today. Use clothes pegs here too. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#21

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Trish thanks for popping over .. am trying to catch up yesterday finished before i was ready!! lovely work going on here .. great share, Shaz in Oz.x #31
PS how did you put the active link for your post in your comment?? really like that!

lost coast scrapper said...

Love this one, beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Nikki C said...

Your space is so bright and colourful and who doesn't love fairies hugs Nikki happy late woyww

Sue said...

I am loving your little books.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Happy WOYWW. Sue 27

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your page is just wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love that fairy book - and the quote is wonderful. Clever you, the text and image work really well together!
And clothes pegs do have a multitude of uses - for example, in my brass band, they are used to clamp down the music when we're playing outside. Even the slightest breeze can whip a piece of the music off the stand before you can catch it!
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Love the fairy, and the background- awesome. I bought a bag of little plastic clamps from Poundland- they are great for all this sort of stuff that needs holding down till its stuck, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #30xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Whimsical, magical and very beautiful! Love the sentiment you chose, and the clever way you displayed it. Wonderful inky goodness found here! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #10!

Sharon Madson said...

Amazing book! I love the pages with the doily print on it! Yay for clothes pins! Thanks for your earlier visit! :)

Ali H said...

Thanks for visiting ! Lovely journal page ! Ali #20

Shoshi said...

Trisha, your page is just beautiful... I love your backgrounds too! I love creating backgrounds.

Thank you for your lovely comment - I am feeling quite a bit better now, and was well enough to enjoy today's outing, but slept deeply in the car. I am so glad you've enjoyed seeing my photos and "exploring" (virtually!) a new part of the world! It really is beautiful here. Home tomorrow!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #36

Christy Butters said...

I'm a sucker for a good background and I love yours!
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous :)

Angela Radford said...

Love the journal page it looks great. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #45

RosA said...

Hi Trisha,
That page looks great!
Took me ages to read your post ... I had to follow all the links :)
Thanks for dropping by too,
RosA # 7

sandra de said...

Gorgeous little book and great theme... I think we all do a bit of all those its.
Sandra de

Annie said...

Hi. I'm a little late getting round this week but wanted to say thanks for popping over to mine.
It never fails to amaze me what us crafters take into our creative spaces to use...pegs and a flower holder :-)
Hugs,
Annie x # 28

Eliza said...

I love people with wings and your pages are wonderful. I also love your spikes for your cards or layouts to stand in, they are such a treasure to find. Thanks for sharing, sorry I am getting around really late this week.

Belated WOYWW Greetings
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 85

Eliza said...

YOU TELL YOUR FAMILY WE ARE REAL DO THEY NEED PROOF. I WILL COME AND VISIT THAT WILL FIX THEM. THAT'S IF YODA WOULD LET ME OUT OF TOWN

HUGS ELIZA

okienurse said...

Awesome fairy! I love your little book! I am just starting to get into the shimmery sprays and Twinkling H2O's Love the look. Thanks for visiting my desk and commenting this week. Vickie #19

glitterandglue said...

A lovely background on your page there. Well done.
Thanks for visiting - sorry it is taking me several days to get round....
Margaret #8

Amber Milone said...

So pretty! I love all of the colors of sprays you used. They are so bright and fun. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous...Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Karen Ives said...

Thank you for your visit last week, sorry I didn't get round to replying! What a pretty journal page. Karen

Gloria Stengel said...

This will be quite something when you are finished! Wonderful job! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Donna Idlet said...

Great project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

pollyspaper said...

What a great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!