Wednesday, 4 July 2012

WOYWW 161

For once, I actually have a work in progress to show you on my desk this week! :) For some reason, on Wednesday mornings my desk always seems to be either completely covered in (often non-craft related) bumf, sorely neglected, or, more usually, showing only the debris of a recently-completed project. But not this week. :D

Today was the UKS sponsor blog hop and what a fine hop it was! Some fantastic projects and inspiring ideas... and one of them - some textured background tutorial vids from Just Scrapbooking - inspired me to get my paints out. Something I've not done for far too long!

As it happens, I have an entry to do in an art journal CJ, so what better excuse to get painty? :)

So here's the desk this morning:


And here's my painty, texturey background:


It's still a work in progress in that I still need to "decorate" the page, as it were. But I'm quite happy with the background.

That's it from me this week. Short and sweet. I've already stayed up later than I should cos DD1 has recently taken to waking up a good hour or so earlier than she usually does *and* coming and opening her bedroom door and making a noise on the landing, which then wakes up her baby sister in her room, which in turn means that mummy's then got to get up at silly o'clock! Argh!

So. Bedtime for this little crafter. Goodnight and thanks for stopping by! :)

15 comments:

Linda Knight said...

Love your work Ali. the backgroung is beautiful.

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though. your background is looking cool.
Neil # 33

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

LOve how your background is shaping up, looks fab

inkypinkycraft said...

The background looks fab and full of colour andtexture, cannot wait to pop back and see it finished!trace x 52

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - fabby arty painty things going on on your desk. Brilliant!

Happy WOYWW

Hugs
Sarn xxx

KatzElbows said...

Gorgeous background. Really like it. Great texture and I love the coppery bits.

cheers, rachel #53

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ali, love your background - gorgeous colours and the coppery texture stuff is fab - and I look forward to seeing the finished page. Ah, the joys of motherhood ... I can almost guarantee that you will look back on these days with fondness and miss them ... that is, when the kids are in their 40s :)) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

okienurse said...

Awesome background Ali! Looking forward to seeing it when you get it done. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #36

MrsC.x said...

lovely painty back ground
TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

BJ said...

Oooooo the colours on your background are delicious, love it. BJ#18

Ali said...

Love that texture, and the shiny stuff (technical term!) I've been inspired to have a play with paints too. tfs. and hope you get some sleep!

April said...

Wow! Love the background with all the gold flakes, they look great against the purple! I just realised too.... the other day I was looking for info about using the Tim Holtz Vintage Market Alphabet die with a Cuttlebug and standard sized plates.... I'm sure I came across your name in a forum somewhere along the way giving tips on this??? maybe?? was it you? If it was have you used this die with the Cuttlebug? just wondering if it works ok and cuts the letters ok, none of the shops seem to say it's compatible with Cuttlebug! If it wasn't you, sorry, I'm not bonkers, there is definately someone out there giving advice with the name of Alipeeps :o) x April #88

April said...

Thanks for getting back to me about the alpha die. I may just treat myself :o) x

fatmonica said...

That's a great background.Looking forward to seeing how you use it.

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous background...be sure to post us the finished project as it looks so pretty!

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