Wednesday, 18 August 2010

WOYWW

Have just returned from a wonderful holiday on the Isle of Wight and for the last couple of weeks my 'workdesk' has been my lap, a field, a camping table... and I've been very tidy and kept everything organised and in it's place - cos you have too in a tent lol!


The bag to the right contains my wools and crochet hooks - crochet is very portable (I crocheted some of those flowers whilst standing in a fish and chip shop queue on Cowes night!) so easy to take away on holiday.


My little craft bag is pretty portable too, with pencils, pens, paints and blank ATCs to hand.  What you can't see is the small suitcase filled with other bits n bobs, and the jute bag that contained the little craft bag lol!


I decided to catch up on my ATCs whilst I was away.  These were made using Dyan Reaveley's Altered Originals Spray inks (collection 1).  I sprayed the card, allowed it to dry, then used a watery brush to merge the colours.  The flowers are Daisy Daisy (Stampotiqu) from The Stamp Attic, coloured with a white gel pen.


I also had a bit of a play with my new Stabilo Woody pencils (a watercolour, pencil and wax crayon all in one).  I picked these up in an art shop in London, but you can see them here, they are YuMMY! [think you're gonna love these Sue!!]  


I scribbled with the blue and brown pencils, used a wet brush over them, then a walnut ink spray.  I've wanted a white spray for AgEs and finally tracked one down at The Cubby Hole, Crewe.  It's a Memories Mist in Whipped Cream and I used it with a Tim mask over my coloured card.  A bit of stamping, a touch of collage and the ATCs were done!

Happy WOYWW!  Looking forward to having a sneak at your workdesk, and if you're wondering where all this started, head over to the lovely Julia's Stamping Ground for the info :)

30 comments:

Neet said...

You really were blogging whilst I was talking to you then! Love your portable art room/craft room. Cannot believe you were crocheting in a fish and chip shop queue.

Love everything but those daisy atc's are fantastically fabulous!

Juls said...

loved seeing your crafty space....I can not crochet for toffee...my dad has tried to teach me many times....I am very envious now that I see all those lovely flowers on your desk! TFS hugs Juls

Susan Allan said...

Your ATCs are fabulous.

I go all weak at the knees when I see watercolour washes.

I also adore your crochet flowers. I am with you there, they are very portable, especially on a camping break.

Sue A xx

Sue said...

You just cost me 25 quid, I better like em!!!
Oh yes, nice ATCs!!!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! Love, those beautiful daisy ATCs. They make me happy just looking at them!... and your little crochet flowers are just darling! xo Paulette

Tracy Evans said...

Can't believe you managed to craft whilst you were away, well done you. I love love those crochet flowers and the ATC's are gorgeous especially the one's with your new pencils/watercolours. Have a great day Sarah and see you Saturday. Tracy Evans x

Helen said...

Welcome back - fab to see you managed to get some art done while you were away. Do hope you'll share some photos with us - any hunky sailors?!

Lou and Mel said...

Your manage to craft while on holiday???? That is very organised! Your ATC's are lovely

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow you must be tidy to craft in a tent, i luv the IOW, lovely flowers, gorgeous ATC,thanks for the snoop, have a great WOYWW, sue,x

Theresa said...

Neat Stuff! Really love the spray ink ATC's!

Cath Wilson said...

H'mm, you've been busy!! Lovely to see what you've made. Great backgrounds there - my favourite type of stuff - and I love the finished ATCs. Hard to believe you took that much away with you but good idea. MUST check out those pencils... Thanks for the inspiration. Happy WOYWW! Cath x

Julie Ranae said...

I am SOOOOO glad you are back! When I read on FB that you were crocheting in the chippy queue, I laughed me head off! xx

Doone said...

you go ahead and crochet where you like, I have been known to crochet whilst I queue in Sainsbury, and the bank, and it goes with me for appointments - it helps pass the time...

Dx

mustavcoffee said...

Hello, lovely to meet you, I must say I am impressed crocheting in a queue and what fab ATC's.
Thank you for letting me snoop,:D xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous crocheting and fab ATC's. Glad you had a lovely holiday.

xx

Candace said...

Let it be known there is nothing wrong with crocheting on the move. Especially good when waiting in long queues, mind you, you don't half get some funny looks and comments, oh knitting, I can't do that - I'm NOT knitting is what goes through my head, one of these days I'm likely to say it out loud!

Just love those flowers

Thanks for sharing Hugs Candace

Suzanne C said...

Yummy Yummy bits and pieces on your desk. Loving that lace and the ATC's are fabulous!

Sunshine Girl said...

Glad I am not the only one who takes crafting away with me and also is happy to stand in a queue making things! love your ATCs too.

Claireliz said...

great desk, lots going on, love your atcs
C
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh your creative juices sure flow on holiday! Mine shut down completely, don't even take a notebook with me! I love tha tyou can lookat a row of coloured sprays and know that you want/need a white one. Wouldn't occur to me - Ijust buy nice colours. On the other hand, I only have 3 anyway!!!

Chrissie said...

I am SO impressed that you do crafting whilst on holiday... and what lovely things too!
Wonderful ATCs!
Chrissie

Bluefairy4U said...

Love your crochet flowers, I use to crochet years ago, I must get the pattern for the flowers from you they are fab. Your Atc are really spectacular so much work gone into them wonderful. Hope to see lots more. Hugs JO.xxx

peggy gatto said...

Gosh you are productive!!!
loved snooping around!

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Love your craft area!Great crochet flowers & ATCs!

Julie

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love your portables! They are the best kinds to have even waiting in a drs. office or waiting, waiting ,waiting for something else to happen!

Carola Bartz said...

I love your ATCs! They are so pretty!

Heather x said...

Beautiful atc's babe, I always crochet on the move too lol.
*hugs* Heather x

Ruby said...

Lovely to see your portable arty space! I cannot believe you know how to crochet and never told me!! You just totally utterly have to teach me how to make crochet flowers, they have been on my wish list for years. Pretty please with sugar on top!!!! ;o)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Crafting on the go & a nice job at that. Gosh, bloggers & crafting at Starbucks, a fish & chip while in line not less, where will someone strike next. Could become a new blog, lol.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You made good art use of your holiday. Those ATCs are awesome. Love the Time ones and of course the painted ones, too. Your crocheted flowers are amazing. I used to crochet until my hands got too crippled to hold the hook.

Sorry I'm late visiting, but I contracted a computer virus. It's still not fixed, but I had to make sure I wasn't infecting anyone. Happy belated WOYWW.

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