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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

WOYWW it's been a long time!

Hi folks, I know it's been an absolute age since I took part in WOYWW, but I'm here again this week to try and catch up, visit some desks and have a nosey around.

I'm working in the extension today, not my craft room, as the light is so much better in here. My Husband grudgingly calls this 'Craft Room No. 2' as I spend so much time in here, and today, it's looking very tidy!

I held my card class last night, which is only a small affair, so there are lots of baskets along the wall, and a couple on the table. This enables me to carry my stash from my craft room out to the extension quickly and in sections for the class.

Last night we were working with Stampbord, and did a mosaic themed card. We are having a great term, covering lots of new techniques for them, and hopefully they are enjoying themselves. We used some stamps from Chocolate Baroque, creating a little mosaic strip using skinny masking tape. We then coloured three pieces of Stampbord, taped them together on the reverse temporarily, and stamped the image, before seperating them to put on the card. The background was made by applying Distress inks to a large block, and spritzing with water, before plonking it on the card, (technical term there!).
My pride and joy are my Polychromos pencils. I bought a set of 72 initially, because I didn't know how I would get on with them. Silly me! I love them to bits. Anyway, I have built my collection up to the full set now, but I had a lovely tin with the 72 in, and then a plastic box with the others just stuffed in anyhow. I searched on the internet, and found a lovely three drawer pencil box, with room to add extra pencils as I expand my collection.


I love it, and it is ripe to be altered too! The drawers all come out, so I can set them out on the table if I want to. I love the segments as well, so that the pencils are contained within smaller areas. I am a bit OCD about my colour groups, so this is just perfect for me.

Don't forget to hop over to Julia's Desk to see what everyone else is getting up to on this fine, sunny Wednesday, thanks for stopping by, xx




25 comments:

Aquarius said...

Thank you for sharing this with us - it certainly looks like a nice light area to work. Lucky ladies coming to a class with you - too far away for me sadly.Love the mosaic idea with stamp board.

lisa said...

Lovely to see you, Judith. I bet your class are having a ball creating cards as beautiful as this.
I've not heard of those pencils before but I love your storage for them.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #116

Lisa-Jane said...

I absolutely adore that pencil box! It makes it much easier to find the one you want when they are in groups and sections like that. Fab card too - I love the crackle strip you did with the masking tape.

Shirley Deatcher said...

Awesome card ! Love the colours, design.. everything. Wish I could have joined in the class ! Have a great day.

Brenda B said...

Welcome back Judith. Lovely space to hold a class in and that's a great technique card. Wonderful pencil storage.

Hugs
Brenda 115

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely pencils and box, please may I come and play too?? LOL! The card is gorgeous, I love butterflies - bet your class enjoyed creating that.
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Hi Judith, your card is marvelous. Beautiful composition and colors. I love your wooden pencil box. Fabulous.
Have a nice day and lovely greet
Marja

Miranda said...

Hi Judith, great card, love those crackled squares and honey colours, warm greetz Mirandax

Karen said...

A great card, I love how you have done the squares and such pretty colours :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab makes, and a great space to play! Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

jude said...

Nice to see you love the cards ,and bet you all chat while you surpose to create at these classess..lol..dont we all!
Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 55

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Judith with Gorgeous and love the butterfly as well. Wonderful box for your pencils I bought the box of 36 with a view to adding on to them as I love them as well, great way to be able to keep them in colours like that. Suexxx

Shazsilverwolf said...

That card is fabulous- I am so going to try that. I love slitting images up into squares and oblongs, so this piece is really me. Shaz

BetteK said...

Am quite hopeless with coloured pencils but I do have a collection of ordinary lead pencils so understand your addiction! I'd love to work at that table and what a super space! Happy WOYWW'ing! Love Debbie #84

Anne said...

Hello love your pencil storage drawer. What a lovely name your cottage has. Hope to hold a class in the future. Thanks for sharing. Anne x

May said...

lovin the pencil storage, nice to see you back, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Lou said...

That is a wonderful card, i bet your class, had a great time - your pencil storage is gorgeous. Hope you have a great week Lou @#26

Paula (PEP) said...

I love that mosaic background with the thin masking tape & the way the tiles echo the Stampbord tiles. The matting is super on the dark brown & I shall have to give that background block plonking technique a go. I have to confess the Polychromos are my favourites of the pencil sets I own. Your box looks super & I shall have to look out for something like it as my complete set, though in a tin, is in rather flimsy plastic trays.
Paula (PEP)

That Craft Place Ltd said...

I NEED your pencil storage lol! Fantastic. Actually, I wouldnt mind the pencils as well! lol
Am now a follower
Lisa xx

okienurse said...

Love that pencil storage! I have boxes of different types and a box like that would def help organize them! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

Tammy said...

I can see why you like to work in this space - lots of lovely light streaming in the windows! Thanks for sharing your space! Tammy #118

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, craft room #2 AND all hose lovely pencils. i'm trying not to be envious! that is wonderful storage for your pencils! but i don't think i'll be able to return those pencils to their proper color groups. thank you for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

scrappymo! said...

You are so lucky to have that beautiful well lit extension! It is lovely.

I craft in a finished basement craft room and while it is nice, I do not have any daylight.:(

Love the card...it is very pretty.

Sheena said...

Beautiful card and that drawer set looks like the perfect addition to your space!
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - I’m over half way through now!

Sheena
xxx

Danielle said...

Love what you did with the stampboard! Great space to work on and that pencil box is awesome!

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