Tuesday, August 06, 2013

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #218 ATC and mail art!

Well I missed the party last week;  we were out of town  This month is going
to be sketchy at best for me in the bloggy department:  another weekend away
is coming up, school is starting soon, and we're moving our shop all within the
next few weeks.

This is the only little something I've had time to make this week:
It's an atc, and the background came from a design team goodie box from Altered
Arts Magazine--it's not textured paper, it's actually a textured plastic from a
company called Wee Scapes, and is typically used for building tiny houses for
model train displays!  It's colored with Staz-On, just patted on the top of the bricks.

Here's the work table--all part of the massive sorting out:

And look at this AWESOME postcard I received in the mail from Eliza, also known
as Queenartoypia:
all the way from Australia

Eliza, I was thrilled--even the envelope is beautiful!  THANK YOU!!!!  Plus, you
probably know Eliza is one of our WOYWW sisters, so that made it even more
exciting.  (Okay, yes, you're right, I cried a little bit!)

Thank you, Julia, for the WOYWW party--it's always fun to see what everyone is up
to.  Have a great week, everyone.  I hope to "see" you soon!  For those of you who
had to hunt around a little to find me this week, I apologize for linking up incorrectly,
and thank you for taking the time to click around a bit to find the right post.



Nan G said...

A clean out/straighten up, huh?! I see the pompons are all wrapped on spools. So pretty. Looks like you need another bottle of glue....let's see...don't mind me I'll just nose around for a bit. :) Love Eliza postcard! Cool background on the ATC. Hugs Nan #8

trisha too said...

Oh good, at least you can tell I've actually done something! Had to wrap the poms, they were getting all tangled . . .


Jackie said...

Thank you for the early morning visit already
Looks like your having a good old sort out
The mail art envelope was nice a nice surprise I'm sure!
Jackie 29

Lynn McAuley said...

That brick background on your fabulous ATC is awesome!! I have seen that stuff at Hobby Lobby and would have snapped some up if I had known it could look this great!

How fun to receive such delightful mail art!!

Happy WOYWW!

Lynn #21

My name is Cindy said...

Nice desk, good luck with the sort out. Love the ATC (background is great) and a cool postcard you lucky girl. Hope the shop move goes well. Happy WOYWW Cindy #37

Debi said...

I always love seeing your desk Trish :) always creative and stuff going on :-) love the ATC too , Debi xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love your brick background and fab ATC.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

Wow great ATC's. Sounds like you will have a busy schedule the next few weeks. We'll be back in full swing of homeschool, and Irish dance hiatus will be over soon. Hope you'll remember to take time for yourself.Happy Hump Day!((((HUGS))))

Unknown said...

Wow great ATC's. Sounds like you will have a busy schedule the next few weeks. We'll be back in full swing of homeschool, and Irish dance hiatus will be over soon. Hope you'll remember to take time for yourself.Happy Hump Day!((((HUGS))))

Eliza said...

Oh Yippee you received it, thought you should have it by now. Thanks for the praise too. I was going to post the card on it's own then the weather got bad and I thought oh no, wet, prefer envelope to get damaged before postcard. Anyway you inspired me so thank you too.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 24

fairy thoughts said...

Wow you have been busy and it's all mon stop too. Looks like you have squeezed the like out of your tacky glue .... It looks how I feel hehe

Unknown said...

Great works, and also love that postcard and envelope.

Lynda #82

Anonymous said...

What is it about ATCs? They are just the perfect thing when you want to make something arty but don't want to devote the entire day to it. The small size means they don't take up a ton of room, and the dimensions mean there is such easy storage and display options. Really, they are the near perfect thing to dabble in!

Love these. And I have a fondness for mail art too!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (28)

ddazzled71 said...

Wow Trisha, I am loving your brick background on your ATC and all those beautiful trims you brought. Great Postcard too! Happy WOYWW! Danie #14

Krisha said...

Hi Trisha,
Cleaning, sorting, moving and school......what are you doing in your spare time?? I'm doing none of the above but still have a very busy month with 2 more birthdays and company coming. Adorable ATC!
Thanks for the visit.
Krisha #19

Anonymous said...

Lol, you don't have to justify the messy desk with the "clean out angle", we just like a messy desk to look at! Sounds like you're really busy right now too, glad to see you're still making time for crafting though. Gotta love that happy mail! Old cars are always fun, you never quite know just what they're going to do!

Brenda 3

trisha too said...

LOl, Oh Brenda, I've never been one to justify the messy desk--my desk is NEVER "clean," but sometimes it has fewer layers on it!


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Aw, you soppy thing...but I also adore getting international post too...I do a happy dance :-) everything is looking great on your post this week!
Hugs, LLJ 57 xx

Terry said...

Love that bricked background as it really makes the couple stand out! Love the happy mail and very busy looking desk! Enjoy!

Claire Grantham said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog. Looks like you are having a good tidy up, I love doing that, feels very satisfying when you are done. Love Eliza's postcard, how gorgeous is that! Cx #31

JoZart Designs said...

It sounds like you've a lot of work ahead of you but Im sure you'll get there. How sweet that Eliza sent such an arty treasure. Neet also received one which she showed it to me when we met on Saturday at the Vicky Stampers workshop.Cool!
Thanks for all your lovely comments and I hope you DO get out that stamp board. It's so great to play with.
Jo x

Unknown said...

Hello, Im Roberta 106, Im on my 2nd week of this and looking at every ones goodies has really got me doing things..now I cant wait till mine looks nice and tidy. Thanks for letting me peek around. Bright Blessing to you and yours

Julie Lee said...

Hi again, Trish! Glad to see this nice, fresh post! I love what you made this time. God bless you for the lovely comment on my blog earlier! Julie Ann xx #41

Jean said...

Cool brick texture! A good clean-out is always refreshing. :)
Jean 10

Winnie said...

Love your ATC! The background is great and really shows off the images great! Eliza's postcard is so beautiful too! Winnie#76

okienurse said...

Sounds like you have had a busy week and more to come! Hope the shop move goes well. Love to look at how others sort out their stuff. Awesome make this week. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk and commenting. Vickie #36

voodoo vixen said...

Love the ATC and the background is fab! Mail art, is thee anything better to get in the post, sucha lovely version from Eliza! Happy WOYWW Annette #5

Twiglet said...

Great post there Trisha. Thanks for calling into my blog. Yes my little brooch is needle felted - it just seemed to go on my bag pocket nicley. x Jo

toni said...

Hi Trisha! i Haven't been over for a while so its lovely to see what you've been up to. Love your ATC, sounds like great textural stuff to work with. The mail art you received is fabulous too ! Happy days to you and yours toni #86

Julia Dunnit said...

Sketchy, intermittent, in and out - it's all good..during the holiday season I alwyas think it's amazing that any of us manage anything near consistency in blogging! Have a great time at the weekend!

Tera Callihan said...

I love your goodies! I'm a total Holtz addict! That is an awesome PC by the way!!! I'm also a mail art nut so that was nice to see on your thread!!
-Tera #104

Anonymous said...

Sweet it is!
Also, how lovely to receive some art from a friend.

Ali H said...

Busy girl ! Fun ATC you received ! Thank fr calling by Ali #34

Spyder said...

Great ATC's no wonder you were pleased! Busy desk, other people always look better than mine!!

(Lyn)) Happy WOYWW! #38

Mari K. said...

Lovely ATC. I know that little plastic well - I used to help my dad build his model train displays. I always got the "extra" pieces to use in my own little projects. Happy WOYWW -Mari K. #13

VonnyK said...

You certainly are going to be busy with everything going on and a clean out as well. Love your ATC and the one you received is gorgeous. The envelope is really fab.
Have a great week.
Von #33

sandysewin said...

Seems like this week is the time for cleaning out and organizing. Cute ATCs. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #9

Michele said...

i love your sweet ATC -- that background plastic (really?) is cool. amazing postcard you got from australia. have a great remainder of the week and best success with all the transitions and challenges and kid stuff et al! xo.

roffeycreations said...

Hi Trisha - I usually cry when I get nice things in the mail too as it is so rare nowadays - usually just bills and junk mail LOL... have a great week Mxx WOYWW #97

Annie said...

I've really enjoyed my snoop today. You have lots of fab stash. Love the ATC.
A x # 59

Unknown said...

Thanks Trish for visiting my blog :-). Love your ATC and isn't it funny where we get our inspiration and materials from! I used corrugated cardboard and grunged it up with coffee and tea stains on my last canvas! Hope you have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #22

April said...

It sounds like you are a very busy lady. Once you get your stash straightened, you're more than welcome to come sort out mine. ;-)
April #122

Neet said...

Love your atc and the brickwork has coloured up really well.
Great pc from Eliza and cool envelope too.
Hugs, Neet xx 50

Nikki said...

Very Sweet ATC you made and is that a whole selection of may arts pom pom ribbons ohh drool!!!
hugs Nikki 7

Kim Ferguson (Paper Crafting) said...

I collect postcard, love the ones you received. I had been participating in www.postcrossing. I have sent 300 postcards and received 300 postcard all around the world. Kim 56

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm playing catch up after having been offline for nearly three days due to internet woes associated with our recent rain. I adore that ATC. I haven't seen an Altered Arts mag for years. They sort of got less appealing to me than Somerset, although their prices were a bit better. Glad to see their boxes are doing well, though. And don't we all love mail art? Yah!

Happy quite belated WOYWW from #2.

Kyla said...

Ooh I love the idea of colouring the wall with Stayz-On it looks really effective.

Kyla #87
Ps I have also bogged about your postcard I received, many thanks x