Wednesday, 4 May 2011

WOYWW 100

Hiya! What a fun filled week and what a wedding - I loved every minute of the televised proceedings!

This is my desk right now, at least how I left it yesterday afternoon:


I'm working on a special request for a card but can't say too much just in case the recipient decides to drop in here. But, the main image is a Stamps Happen design called 'Sweet Peas'. It's such a delicate and detailed stamp that I thought Aqua Markers would be best to use, and I had such a lovely time colouring this yesterday. Watercolouring is my first love, it's more time consuming but so rewarding when you mix colours to just the shade you're after. You can see the little strokes on the spare image where I test the colours out :)And I still like working with a very fine brush on delicate images like this one. Also on my desk are the obligatory mug of black coffee, Aqua Markers, perspex block for mixing colours on, cute little 'tot' glass that I pinched from my OH for holding water, centre back are the backing papers,lace, ribbon, filigree corners and such that I may use for the card - I like to have them kind of sorted out so I can tone the colouring in. A quick swing to the right shows a slightly less organised area :)

Ooops, I was just about to begin tidying when I took this photo, hence the open drawer where the little 'tot' glassses live - along with some big but often used punches, Cuttlebug plates and a 'glitter tray' back right, a load of Woodware trimmer decorative blades, baby wipes and calculator. And those baskets on the desktop fill up as soon as I empty them! 

This is the image I'm colouring:

It's probably finished but I like to take another good look a day or so later just in case there's anything to tweak. Then it's all systems go on making up the card for final approval - I'll post the result here once it's been safely delivered.

Meanwhile, do go over to the lovely Julia's - our hostess for WOYWW - to see what everyone else is up to this week! Have a great day and thanks so much to all the lovely ladies who called by and left such sweet comments last week, I hope I got back to everyone. You're a great bunch....of sweet peas perhaps? That would be no bad thing as they're almost my favourite flower!!

Di


24 comments:

Nicky said...

Love the softness of the image you have watercoloured - might have to try aquamarkers sometime - another thing to add to the wish list lol - Have a great day x

Wipso said...

One of my fav flowers too Di. :-)
You are so organised....think I would enjoy crafting in your space :-)
Hugs,
A x

jude said...

Gorjuss stamp and your colouring is fab.such delicate elegant image.Will have to pop back later and see finished card.Happy Creative woyww 100
hugs judex 28

MaggieC said...

I love those sweet peas, Di. They are one of my favourite flowers and my bridesmaids carried a posy of sweet peas, because I wanted something that smelled sweet, and the colours are so lovely too. My mixing palette of choice is a bright white ceramic tile (large), and I have really learned over the last few weeks to love water colours. They go with sweet peas perfectly.

Elizabeth said...

Morning Di, that image is just beautiful - they were my late mother's favourite flower and my husband grows them every year in memory of her. Your watercolouring is lovely, so delicate like the flowers. I love watercolouring too and like Maggie use a white tile - a leftover begged from my daughter - to mix on. Look forward to seeing the finished card. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #38

sasa said...

Beautiful - colouring is so delicate and refined! It will be a stunner...
Thanks for sharing your space,

Sarah at 4

Jan said...

Beautiful watercolor and thanks for the snoop :)

Di said...

Tee, hee!! Have just remembered that we have some leftover white tiles lurking in the garage from some recent work! I think it'll be better than perpsex on top of white paper.......huh, perpsex, meant to type perspex!! Am off to raid the garage now - thanks ladies:)) Di x

Sarpreet said...

lovely basket and draws, where did you get the draw with the lock on it, will come back to see what you do with the coloured images, Beautiful workspace, Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW! Crikey has it really been 100 weeks!! #3

Julia Dunnit said...

It's one of my fave stamps - and you are doing a beautiful job wit it, how gorgeous. YOu are pretty organised too - if my cuttlebug plates were tidy in a drawer, not sure I'd ever use them!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun there! I havent tried aquamarkers just getting used to promarkers at the moment! Have fun - Sunshine Girl No. 32

Jumbleberries said...

Those sweetpeas are truly lovely, thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW x

Peggy said...

Beautiful work on those sweet peas, Di.The delicate colouring is fab. Look forward to seeing the finished card. Dee B xx

Julie said...

Such beautiful colouring of those sweet peas,you chose the delicate colours just perfectly! Hope you are enjoying your week,Julie.x

bernietom47 said...

OMGosh fantastic watercoloring! I can almost smell those lovely sweet peas! Looking forward to seeing the finished card.
Hugs
Bernie

RosC said...

I love the sweet peas. Very pretty colouring as well as soft image. Your work space is very nice, has a little less clutter than mine. Think I'll have a clean sweep. Thanks for sharing.
Ros. (60)

Sid said...

Thats a gorgeous flowery image !!

The Crafty Elf said...

What a great image and you've done a wonderful job colouring it. I love the softness. Go Spike! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Twiglet said...

Still chuckling at your perpsex! Super sweet peas - such prety colours. My dad used to grow fab ones. I used to nip out the tendrils for him - happy days!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your image is lovely. The pinks and lavenders so soft and pretty. Your desk is soooo neat too.

SueH said...

I think I may have mentioned to you before that I love Sweet Pea’s because they were my mum’s favourite flowers and that stamp is just beautiful Lisa………I think I may have to go shopping!

You’ve done an amazing job with the water colours.

Happy Crafting
Sue
X

okienurse said...

Beautiful coloring on those sweetpeas! I really got a hoot out of you 'catching' the hedgehog on CCTV! I have my fingers crossed for babies soon! Sorry I am late getting around this week but I haven't felt well! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #36

MaudMartha said...

Love the flowers your painting. I see you watch TV too when you're working.Teresa x

Morti said...

What a gorgeous stamp - and beautifully coloured too.....