Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WOYWW #150

Woo Hoo! Wednesday again and you know what that means right? WOYWW!! I always look forward to Wednesday and getting my next fix of blogs. I appreciate that a lot of people have taken the person vs robot otherwise known as word verification off your comments but last week I hit 5 in a row and I quit leaving comments unless you commented on my blog. I think my medications are affecting me and I have been a little short tempered so I didn't comment on your blog last week I will try and do so this week. Okay you say what are you talking about? Whats On Your WorkDesk Wednesday (WOYWW) silly...still clueless? Check out Julia's blog Stamping Ground and she will tell you how you too can participate.


This is a picture of my desk this week. It is a mess. I have started working on a couple projects today one is a chunky ATC for a swap and the clock face is for a canvas I am making and I cut it out of brass metal with the Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die and it didn't cut very well so I had to clip at it with a blade and scissors to get the Roman numbers cut out. It looked a mess so I ran it through an embossing folder in hopes that the pokey bits from cutting would lay flat cause my fingers are shredded.

As you can see from the desk being loaded up I need more room as the 12" of crafting space is too small for the big altered projects and my journaling so sometime this week I am going to start my switching of rooms. I can't find anything and I don't have enough shelving and drawers to put everything in so some stuff just sits about and gets knocked about, crumpled up, and messed up or worse forgotten about and I end up going out and buying more only to find it later. I only have what amounts to one shelving unit so more is definitely needed.

Did everyone see my previous weeks post about the rusted box card? Check it out it is really cool. That was week number 2 and the third one will be posting at noon Wednesday so by my calculations I only have one more week as this months guest designer at Ten Seconds Studio. I have really enjoyed stretching a bit and getting out of the old comfort zone to make these things. I love metal working, paper arts, painting, and altering items so this has been a lot of fun for me. It has gone fast and I am sad that it is almost over!

For this weeks project for TSS I got busy with the VerDay Paints and Patina on metals and cardstock and had a blast making flowers. Here is a sneak peak to entice you to come back and check it out. I love making flowers so I thought a tutorial for making flowers would be good.


Hope you like it! I am going to go blog hopping and see what some of the peeps are up to before going to bed. Have a great week.

64 comments:

  1. Hi Vickie - it has been a pleasure to see your makes in metal - some gorgeous work there - well done! Can understand why your fingers are bad at the moment, it does take its toll on you.
    Lovely busy desk - do you mean move everything? Good luck if you do.
    Hugs, Neet #1 xx

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  2. Gorgeous flower, your desk always looks so vibrant and full of colour. Anyway take care & enjoy this weeks snoop! Zo xx 15

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  3. I love Wednesdays too! The flower is beautiful! happy WOYWW, Helen @ 10.

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  4. Gorgeous works you have made for TSS!
    I´m also having too small working space/too much stuff... all piled on an other... glad we don´t have earthquakes here :D
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #9

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  5. I love your workspace, always so much colourful going ons. Thanks for sharing
    Sophie x
    no.57

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  6. Hi lovely busy space there but I know what you mean about running out of storage space - I have left my craft room (which became a shared study/craft room) and am now camped in my dining room - makes the dining room cluttered but at least I have more space to spread out! Love the stuff you are making and love the Ten Studios design stuff you have made. Thanks for commenting on my blog and enjoy getting your new stash tomorrow! have fun :)

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  7. The flower is beautiful...so glad to see it is not only me who has more than one thing on the go at once!!!!! Hve. Great day hugs trace x 68

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  8. Oh! That flower is just stunning!!

    I really must do more with my Ten Second Studio stuff! It's just sitting around doing nothing at the moment!...and it's a shame!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Happy WOYWW

    Jackie x

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  9. That flower is really stunning. Hope you have a better week ths week.
    Hugs,
    A #19

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  10. Hi Vickie, love the metal. I have loads of this but keep forgetting I have it so thanks for the reminder. Is that a new Facebook photo as well - very glam.

    Ann B
    #39

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  11. That flower is amazing. I had to re-instate moderation after a batch of not very nice hackers. I realise it can be a bug bear but I also think it's rude to ask people to remove their security. After all, they have their reasons for using it. Hope you understand and no offence intended.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  12. Great creative desk and I love your flower, its gorgeous :) I hope you have a better week Vickie [[hugs]]. Thanks for popping by my blog to say hello, it was appreciated.

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

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  13. OOh, Vickie, love that metallic flower - it's pretty yet dangerous all in one go :) I love anything metallic, guess that's why steampunk floats my boat!
    You're right, the raised beds are for veg - I'm not growing onions this year as some fungus got them last time. But I grow lots of different beans, greens, salad stuff etc. I've inherited my dad's green fingers and can just about grow anything from seed..but I'm rubbish at taking cuttings! I am never happier than when I'm in my garden covered in mud :)
    Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

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  14. I think we all need more crafting space, the stash seems to move in on any empty space on my desk!!!!
    That metallic flower is stunning, I love it. It'd make a gorgeous garden ornament, I love sculpture bits and pieces in my garden.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #69

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  15. A lovely creative desk, as usual. Good luck with the move to your new crafting space. I am so looking forward to getting my proper storage, but it is at least 2 years away - so for now I just ignore the mess and keep crafting! I have been really grumpy recently as well - rubbish weather, more pain than usual and a desperate need for a holiday/new body. Happy WOYWW. Ali x # 78

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  16. Loving the colour you've chossen to paint the chunky Atc . Hope you show us the finished result. you've done a fab job with the metal flower . Happy crafting jill#62

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  17. It usually takes me three attempts with the verification and it makes me grumpy too, but I guess some people have it for a reason, I got a really scary message last week on my blog. That metal flower is just fabulous! Happy WOYWW from Anne #30

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  18. I know what you mean about needing more storage space! A crafter can never have enough! i've not tried using metal yet - your flower looks great #40

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  19. Your flower is gorgeous, don't know how you still have any fingers left, I would have cut mine off doing that. Had a look at your rusted box card and it is fabulous. Hope your new craft room gets set up quickly and you can keep crafting.
    Have a fab week.
    Von #29

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  20. Stunning flower...metal work is not for me, but yours is beautiful!

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  21. Love the metal effects on this gorgeous flower. Thought of you with the storms. So glad all is still in tact. Friends in Wichita escaped damages also. It is a heart breaking event.
    J had to help with the cleanup of Joplin and said it was like a war zone. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week to the fullest. I am hoping to have a NON Interuptive day!!

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  22. I am so loving that flower. You did an amazing job with the metal. Dani #104

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  23. That flower is gorgeous. Lots of interesting stuff in your workspace - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

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  24. Oh, Vickie, best of luck with the room move. I had the same frustration of not finding things until I went with the open metal Metro-style racks. Now I can see just about everything. If you are looking for more furniture in a "frugal way", check out Craigslist.com. There should be one in or near Norman. That's how I got my 60 x 36 work table for $25. It's first life was someone's kitchen table. :)

    Cheers,
    Susan #108-ish and loving the teal chunky ATC block!

    Did you run the die through a couple of times? I've only used mine once, but I recall having to run it through more than once to get clean cuts all around.

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  25. Hi Vickie, thanks for your comment, I seem to be doing "catch-up" with replying to posts as I have been at badminton this morning. I agree you do need some more space so good luck with your move BJ#12

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  26. Fabulous looking projects and I love the way you have photographed it. Did you stand on a ladder?

    Good luck with moving all your stuff and btw I totally agree on word verification, total waste of time and I also get pretty impatient with it. Some peeps have it on though without knowing. I thought I had mine turned off until someone told me it was on again.....

    Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!
    #26

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  27. Wow!! loving that flower and i love the TH weathered clock die too! great pics of your desk:-D

    Lisa #113
    xx

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  28. Oh, Vickie, I love that mess it's great! Colourful busy and very arsty too and your flower is fantastic.
    Yes! Cromer does have lots of shows on the pier but we won't have time to get to any. Sadly off home early tomorrow for a funeral on Friday. Shame on all counts.
    Love JoZarty x

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  29. Hello Vickie, I can feel the frustration in your post. I think I may have had the dreaded word verification on last week but it was blogger's fault, truly! I'd switched to the new interface and didn't realise that blogger had sneakily changed my settings. It should be sorted now but if not do contact me and let me know and I'll go in again and see what's what. WF isn't the only thing that's contributing to your frustration though ... and you are not the only WOYWWer complaining of lack of space today, there's a few more out there. Good luck with the changeover, you'll find it much better once the job is done ... I know I love my new bigger crafting space. Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #27

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  30. Fabulous desk vickie... love that clock die and that flower is stunning... Have a great week, Hugs May x x No2

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  31. There are a lot less word verifications out there now, but I hate when I find one! Sounds like the clock cutting turned into a bit of a nightmare, but you still couldn't walk away - funny when you look back! #100

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  32. your desk looks just fine to me, creative not messy! love your flower, just fabulous!
    Happy WOYWW, Debxx

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  33. It's great to see the end result. Thanks for showing us.
    You are very talented.
    Lynn #52
    one I made earlier today

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  34. Hi Vickie, I love your workspace, lots of creativity going on there. Your flower is absolutely stunning. TFS. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx 55

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  35. ohhhhh I LOVE the flower you made, it's gorgeous! i will have to try to remember to stop back in to check on more! Good luck in the room move! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina # 132

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  36. ooh, love TSS so will be checking back to see your makes. I also love your hexagonal pen storage, look great and I have not seen one before.

    Thanks for sharing your desk

    kyla #105

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  37. Hi Vickie,

    I do love Wednesdays too. I even take "breaks" at work to check out a few desks..... hope I don't get caught.... Your desk looks very crafty. I always love to see what you're up to. I love the flower!!! Very cool.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay
    #122

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  38. Lovely desk - gorgeous flower Jacqui #119

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  39. Vicky great desk and love your flower. Thanks for the snoop and happy WOYWW, hugs, Erika.

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  40. Yip12x12 just doesn't work for everything...ask me, I am permanently working in a smaller space than really necessary! Trying to be a good girl this yer and clean up after myself. It works most of the time. Looking forward to seeing your new space.

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  41. I am sooo with you on the word verification. If i"m on my ipad, I can't even read the letters. I quit commenting on those blogs too, sadly you have to type the comment before you even know if it's there. They drive me CRAZY...I admit, it is a short ride... Love your work, I'm going to go pay close attention to how you're doing this. Match box die....I need to find that one.

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  42. I love Wednesday hops too. I just missed julia's posting before work today by 10 minutes. so I had to wait until after work (note to self... get an internet phone and do it on the commute!).
    My big bug bear is not leaving a Mr Linky number so I can find the lovely people who leave me comments.
    I love your metal flower, must try it
    janet #151

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  43. ...fantastic looking desk totally loaded with craftiness & an inky colour range to die for...beautiful looking flower...Mel :)

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  44. Love your desk Vickie - interesting rather than a 'mess'. Looked at your previous post and next one your work is gorgeous. Am going to go back later and read your next post properly. Thanks for sharing. Anne x

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  45. Wow, what an interesting and exciting desk! Love the flower as well.
    Carolyn #82

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  46. Well, I've been around a bit today, so I'm late enough to see the ten second studio post too, wow. Great stuff Vickie, I hope you're pleased with your work, I bet TSS are delighted.
    OMGee, am worried about your energy levels if you're taking the bull by thE horns to move to a new space.....theres no better time to do it though, than when your current space is making you fed up. Good luck, enjoy, and don't over do it!

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  47. Vickie, your metal art flower work is just stunning! Thanks for visiting my space; I can see why you were drooling over what I'm blessed with. I paid my dues, though, so I can feel your pain. All the best! Darnell (150)

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  48. Your desk looks great, so many interesting things to look at. Love what you are doing with those metal paints and patinas, but now there is yet another thing I have to try!!
    Happy WOYWW

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  49. hi vickie...thanks for this week's crafty snoop...i am loving that flower..thanks for the fabulous tutorial...I'm sitting with my morning cuppa drooling over your gorgeous flowers...happy WOYWW kath xxx

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  50. Thanks for sharing your busy space. The flowers on your latest post are stunning!! x Jo

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  51. Thanks for your visit this week, Vickie, and your kind comments. I am still impressed with your ink pad storage units, and I love your carousel - pity I cannot find enough space on my desk for it. Have fun with all those beautiful flowers. xx Maggie #59

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  52. Super Flowers! What a great look you have given them, nice Patina style! Hope alls ok with you and yours in the terrible storms? Keep safe & take care Vickie!
    Lavinia 88
    x

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  53. The desk looks great, Vicki. You're a great creator I reckon. Not sure whether we can get the Patina colours here but I will certainly look around. Went to your flower post first from my dashboard - lovely work.
    Thanks for visiting, too.
    Ros. #124

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  54. I was here yesterday, I can't believe I didn't leave a comment! (head like a sieve!) I love your flowers and was just wondering how I can make them when I haven't the 'stuff' to make them...they really look lovely! I love that clock face, it's on my wish list! Thank you for my snoop. Have a great crafty week and don't over do it!!! HaPpY (late) wOyWw!!

    ((Lyn)) #56 I think!

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  55. It's good to see you busy crafting Vickie, the clock face canvas sounds interesting. Your flowers are fab!

    Thanks for already visiting my desk this week.
    Sherry x
    WoYwW # 28

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  56. Wow, those flowers look amazing! Good luck with all the sorting and moving. Happy WOYWW #45

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  57. Vickie, I'm loving the direction your work is going in at the moment - really cool metal effects! Hope your move to your new creative space goes well.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Actually, the zentangling part of the project didn't take that long, but the initial drawing took ages as I needed to do a lot of measuring and plotting of reference points to get the face exactly right. I really enjoyed doing it and I must admit I'm pretty pleased with the result!

    I was so thrilled to receive the lovely gift. The card is so beautifully made and will be kept forever! I wanted to bless this very special pair of ladies - the daughter (my friend) is very poorly with M.E. and dystonia, and her mum (the crafter) looks after her a lot of the time - they need all the "lifts" in their life that they can possibly get, and I certainly didn't want (or expect) anything in return!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #58

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  58. Hi Vikki. A move might be good for you though your work is fab even if from a squashed desk. I had a peek at your metal work post above. It is gorgeous. I really ought to get mine out and play.
    Isn't the SU pennant punch fab? It is my first order from SU and I was well chuffed with the quality and service.
    Thanks for your visit
    x

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  59. I like your storage - all my storage is away from my table, in various cupboards around the house. I would love a proper craft room - or even just a corner if I could have one.

    Janet (2pDesigns #155)

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  60. Hello!

    The flowers are so beautiful - thank you for the great tutorial! I love the photo of your workdesk - the work space of a creative crafter! The box you made in your previous post is wonderful! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  61. Hiya Vickie

    I have a very weird habit of going backwards through peoples' blogs and commenting, so apologies in advance!LOL...

    Your desk looks rather creative and considering what you have been working on recently - its spot on. I do wonder where you were when you took the photo, it looks rather like you were suspended from the ceiling in order to take it... (only pulling your leg).

    I hope you are well and that your frustrations aren't related to you feeling unwell or in pain - I have similar days when everything feels against me, but its my blogging friends and being able to chat with someone who understands what we go through that makes me feel I'm 'normal' - well, my normal lol.

    Keep on trouping through - drop me a line if you feel like venting your issues...

    big hugs

    Paula x x x

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  62. Fabulous creations coming from the House of Vickie lately!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Morti #37

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