Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What's on Your Workspace Wednesday

So, I'm editing this to go along with the What's on Your Workspace Wednesday, I've wanted to participate for awhile, but since I haven't been creating for awhile, I didn't have anything to show, well, this week I do (maybe I just want a lot of comments).
I signed up for a couple swaps in a yahoo group, and I've been putting them off because "they're not due until August", I realized the other day, August is less than a week away YIKES!
One of the swaps I'm signed up for is a charm necklace swap, I've done 3 charm swaps already: a couple bracelets and a chipboard house with charms dangling off the bottom. I was thinking I had to make 26 charms for this swap, which is a lot of charms if you think about it. I was reading the rules today and realized it was only 15, that was a huge sigh of relief. I haven't exactly decided what I'm doing yet, but here are my bases:

They are pieces of faux shell that I covered with a mossy colored tissue paper. They had 2 holes in them, they were called spacers. I had started by covering only one hole up, but that looked stupid, so I went back and covered everything both sides with the tissue paper. I'm thinking about layering something else (don't know what) and then adding a varnish to the top of it.
The next swap I signed up for is a chipboard bird book swap. We were sent a book with cover and 5 pages, I have to decorate the 5 pages and send them back, so then I have my own cover with 5 pages from other people. Here's what I have so far:
I covered the pages with old book pages and then sprayed them with my homemade glimmer mists of gold and pink. I did discover while ripping off the excess paper, that the pearl ex powders that I mixed with water to make my sprays come off on my hands, so I'll have to put some modge podge over the top when I'm done. The back side has been painted with a very light green. I'm thinking of stamping some kind of image, but wonder if that will be too busy with the text.
And my last project, is something I just started for fun. Here it is:
It's a tree. I took a 12x12 canvas board, painted it black and then added the same mossy colored tissue paper as on the charms above and then painted it with my new water colors. I don't paint very well, but trees are pretty easy. I don't know what's coming next with this project, but it may be put on the back burner while I finish my swaps, I have about 2 weeks to finish them.
Any suggestions for my projects?

24 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...
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Linda Elbourne said...

Sorry I had to delete my previous comment ... but word verification went a bit crazy and it looked like I had left me comment and then a rude word :0)
Anyways ... what I said was ...

Looking good!

Heather x said...

Great desk pics hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Darcy said...

great work, love the birds and the tree.

Sue said...

Hi
great piccies, lovely tree, have great day, sue,x

Nancy said...

Love the look of your latest projects.

Thanks for sharing

KS

Helen said...

I tend to leave things to the last minute too, then never know what to do... good luck finishing yours.

Twiglet said...

I think it must be bird week this week - loads of folk have produced gorgeous birds - lovely projects!

Cath said...

You have been busy, I like the idea of the charms.

Cathx

ScrappySuzanne said...

You are certainly very busy with all those swaps going on...My face is the chipboard bird book. Would love to see the finished book....

Doone said...

you have to watch that Linda Elbourne and her rude words... I am thinking your tree could be a master piece in the making - please can we watch you develop your idea?

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely looking projects on your desk this week. Great pictures too. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Lizzybobs said...

what a great lot of fun stuff on your desk today - oo love the birds - will you show us the finished project PLEASE when you are done - thanks for sharing your fun space with us lOVE lIZ

joey said...

Hiya

great piccys and fabulous projects

Joey.x

Carmen said...

I love seeing works in progress. Will you show us what you've done to them next wednesday?

jude said...

Fab desk welcome to WOYWW.
hugs judex

Wipso said...

Fab projects on show this week.
A x

angeleef said...

So much going on here...
Thanks for the snoop!
Have a nice day
** Evi **

Cheryl said...

gosh these look interesting hun great pictures look forward to seeing what you come up with maybe,some kind of collage,with the tree and birds,hugs cheryl x
oh thanks for stopping by my blog hugs cheryl xxxxx

Angie said...

Interesting projects ...love those birds

Esther said...

HI - great looking projects, hope we get to see the finished results...a quick spray of very cheap hairspray will stop ur pearl-ex glimmer mists coming off your work (and make them smell nice!)..Happy late WOYWW..Esther

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it won't look too busy if you stamp a flourish or a thick lined image - it will be gorgeous! Great swap to be in.
Lovely to have you joining in - do it agian next week, huh?!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Lovely and don't forget to show us the finished projects.

Chrissie said...

Great pics!
Chrissie