Wednesday, 10 January 2018

WOYWW 449 still creating

start as I mean to go on... this year I WILL make art! 
But first, it's Wednesday, so it's WOYWW  - time to share and bare all on our workspaces.  Head to Julia's for the link.

My last order from Country View's advent event came, it was photographed before being (part of it) put away... my stencils have a home, the rest doesn't! 
 a set of Tim's layering stencils, a pot of Finnabair's wax, in a pretty pinky colour; and some blueish glass glitter.   You can tell I had mixed media projects on my mind...
 some of you saw in the post just before this one (I know, I blogged a non WOYWW post!) a journal page I did last week for a Facebook challenge - so on my floor today, is the start of this week's (top left of the 3) another page in progress on the right, and another new journal that I started - because obviously having just 2 I'm working on, isn't enough...
close up of the bottom square page... I used the stencil on a birthday card and liked the effect so much had to re-create it in journal form - the stencil is 6x6 so smaller than the journal, so I started with the middle and then filled in round it.

the stamps are by Dina Wakley. 

I have another challenge - well a series of prompts - that a group of my friends are setting ourselves to get us crafting again - that needs to be commenced, so I must away!!

Catch you at a desk near you soon. 

29 comments:

Robyn said...

Hi neighbor! loving the stained glass look of that page- and catching up with all your colorful creative goings on through this new year !
Robyn 1

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I love the colours and that stencil. Great that you are getting busy with journals. I mainly want to do some scrapbooking this year, but I have said that for the past 2 years! Ali x #7

Shoshi said...

I love that background, Helen - such vibrant colour. The pattern reminds me of a carpet we used to have whe I was little! I wish I could have started this year with art as well, but just not possible at the moment, sadly.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #9

BJ said...

So love what you've done with that stencil, love the colours and wouldn't have known it was smaller than the page, just thought that was the effect you wanted. Happy New Year BJ#10

Neet said...

Good idea to have a kind of challenge with friends to get you crafting again - that is how Wendy and I started our Thursday journal challenge. Just the two of us, but it is a commitment.
The journal page you show us has given me an idea for something - love your page.
Hugs, Neet xx

Annie said...

It’s goid to hear you’re challenging yourself with friends....it’s such a good way to motivate creativity. I love what you’ve been doing too.
Hope you have a fun week.
Hugs,
Annie x #11

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Helen, loving that stained glass effect. Which stencil is it please? Great journal page and glad to hear you are getting lots of challenges. Sarah #12

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen. That was a lovely spread. It's interesting because you do your journal pages the other way round to me. I like to play with the products to test them out and then use them on the cards or canvas which is probably why no one gets to see my journals very often Lol! Nice new goodies too, I think I may have some waiting for me...whoops, giving away secrets there! Have a great woyww, Angela x13x

Anne said...

Is there going to be a stencil theme this week I wonder? Love the way you have used yours on your Journal page. Anne x #14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to see you in full crafting flow! Isn't it weird how your crafty mojo can disappear for ages and then just resurface. The stencil is great and I like your bright background colours - the two journals will be full before you know it!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Love that stencilled background - and really am impressed by the way you have positioned it on the page. Must remember that!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Christine said...

Love the colours you've used! Fabulous! then I read the rest of the post and had to go visit your earlier one ..... what a brill idea but I'm afraid, I'm like you .... couldn't stop at one layer!

Have a good crafting week
Christine #19

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun page,full of great techniques. Great colors too. Thanks for the inspiration, I need to get motivated. Stencils are calling. Enjoy a grand new year.

Ellie said...

The journal page is great, I love the colours. There is never too many journals to have on the go.
Ellie #22

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, oh that is a smart idea to recreate them in a journal. ( some times I wish I had done duplicate cards but, I hardly ever do that) so, I think that is brilliant. ~Stacy #27

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your visit, Helen - and yes, making the service sheet was pretty creative, I suppose! And I've been doing some cooking, which is creative and therapeutic, so it hasn't all been hard graft.

Shoshi #9

Vicky Fisher said...

Hi Helen, your desk is alway hiving from activity so why you state that you need to make art this year is beyond me. About the neocolors, I first purchased the small set a couple of years back to get to know them and figure out wether i like them, and I do hence the larger set, Happy WOYWW, Vicky

Miriam said...

ooh - lovely new goodies.

I love that journal page too! The stained glass effect is awesome.

Twiglet said...

Stunning page Helen - I love it. x Jo

Felicia Aaron said...

Helen, as ALWAYS, you have some fabulous goodies to show off! Love that glitter and those stencils too!! Love your journal page that is some yummy texture going on!! My aim is as your Helen, I WILL make art! Blessings for a fabulous "arty" year! :) Felicia, #26

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Helen, it's always good to have lots of stuff going on at the same time - don't we all?! LOVE that journal page with the vibrant colours, gorgeous! :o) Annie C #17

craftytrog said...

Those pages look fab!

sandra de said...

Always lovely to see your amazing collection of goodies. Love the AJ pages the effect is quite eye catching. Have a great week.
sandra de @33

Sue said...

Hi Helen, You'll have fun with your new goodies. Loving the journal pages.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #24

Kirsten said...

I love the stained glass page.

Lindart said...

great journal pages! I love that Dina Wakely stamp! You will have to let us know how you like the TH layering stencils - I have $100 burning a hole in my Amazon pocket! I always have such a hard time deciding when I actually have money to spend! Thanks for your earlier visit! Have a great week, Lindart #31

lisa said...

Love the colours on your page, Helen, they work so well with those lovely stamps. I really need to get to grips with journaling this year.
Thanks for popping by earlier
Hugs Lisax #16

Julia Dunnit said...

Sorry I’m late. Love the colours through the stencil in the journal, and. Love that you’re all fired up and working on more than one thing at once plus challenge prompts, blimey...you’ll be having mojo overload, how exciting! The other thing that struck me about your post is that you’ve bought some glass glitter. It’s wonderful stuff and how long has it been around...love that these things are finding a life in the hands of you mixed media gals.

Elizabeth said...

Nice new goodies, Helen. I like the effect you've got with the stencils and the combination of colours is really vibrant. Elizabeth x #25