keskiviikko 7. tammikuuta 2015

Whats On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 292

I ran into the WOYWW board on new years day and enjoyed peeking around on other crafters' work spaces... so I decided to join along as a start to the new year. Getting to see other peoples' spaces and read what they are up to gives new inspiration and makes it easier to accept that my space is just half (or maybe 2/3...) of the living room table:

There's nothing there right now, because I had to do some work this morning. School resumes tomorrow, and I know my students want to know the results of some tests they did just before the holidays -so I spent the last day of my vacation doing work. That's probably why my calender is still open on the sofa. The white rag is used to dry stamps after washing them with soap and water, and the red-brown zipper pouch has been made at school by my daughter and stores my scissors and craft knives. After the tests were cleared away, I decided to continue work on a pair of mittens I've been knitting for ages. I'm sick and tired of that thin yarn, so it's good to be at the thumbs already. The white drawers are where I store my stash ( and a couple of drawers and shelves in the brown cupboard behind it + the corner of the sofa, some containers under the table, three shoeboxes under the sofa and plastic bags behind the bedroom door...) 

Right now I am working (on thought level) on my art journal, which is on top of the white drawer. While blog hopping on lasts weeks WOYWW-posts I ran into the journal 52 and documented life 2015 -workshops, which I plan to keep an eye on for inspiration. Tomorrow at work I'm going to snoop around some dusty cupboards with outdated schoolbooks, because I think old science books might make some cool backgrounds. On a more practical level I'm working on the Crafty Individuals January challenge, which is scenic stamping. I wouldn't mind winning a stamp, but mister random usually avoids me, so I'm just counting on the discount code everyone taking part in the challenge gets. Since I have nothing on the desk, I thought to show what I cleared away before I started working.

The lower image is my plan and the upper one is as far as I got in my first try at it. I've always done layering by fussy cutting images and this is my first attempt at masking previously stamped images. It's harder than I imagined to get the second stamp aligned where it should be (that nest image isn't straight and the ground image inside the circle came so high up that the tree wouldn't fit without leaving the outer edges uninked) and I probably should have done the hills with a brush in stead of the ink blender, because now the shrubs on the left don't stand out. It is to be seen if this can be fixed, or if I just have to try anew. The watercolour stamping ( colouring the stamp with several Distress inks and spritzing water before pressing the image) looks cool anyway.

Feel free to comment, now I'm of to take a peek at other peoples desks, the blog hop is hosted here at Julia's blog. Have fun, I know I will!

18 kommenttia:

  1. oh lucky you if you find old science books - perfect for journalling or scrapping with! shame you had to spend the last day of your holiday marking tests! Helen 9

  2. Love the project you are working on.... and w/c stamping always has such wonderful results.
    sandra de @14

  3. Hi Kristiina! I love your work! I've added you on Google + Are you a member of any of the art communities there? Hope to see more of your journal pages soon! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #27

  4. I really love your scenic stamping, so pretty! And I know what you mean about thin yarn, life really is too short for that. Give me chunky or DK any day :-)
    Good to meet you, btw, hope we see you on WOYWW in the future!
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xx

  5. Your scenic stamping looks great! School only starts next week for us and its a brand new year, so only some prep to do, the marking will come soon though.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #22

  6. How fascinating, and welcome to WOYWW! I understand the dining table dilemma too well, and am very impressed that you'll admit to using as much as two thirds! I think you're very right about the science books...and I sense a whole new trend started by you!

  7. Hi Kristina, I really love you stamping! If you would like to win stamps, why don´t you take the challenge at Rubber Dance ?
    The chance to win is quite high.
    Gabriele 29

  8. Hi Kristina, welcome to WOYWW. You are not the only person crafting on the dining room table, you will find out when you visit other people's desks.
    I love you stamp work! Beautiful. I don't stamp but you have given me an insight to certain problems and techniques.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next week.
    Have a good week,

  9. I think it looks really great! I think we're often our own worst critics. I learn more from my "mistakes" than when I get it just right!! Just keep going!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #33

  10. Hi Kristiina, Happy WOYWW. I am a day late joining in. Your yarn is very pretty. I love how you planned your journal page, my attempts have been much more random which is probably where I go wrong!

    I have won stuff, and you should keep an eye out for The Craft Barn challenge, they do a year long challenge, I entered when it was altered dictionaries, my first ever journalling. I didn't get into Quotes and Lyrics last year and gave up, hoping to begin with whatever the new challenge for the year is.

    Keep entering, I have won lots of times over the year, the more you try the more chance there is.

    Cazzy #79

  11. Your scenic stamping is really wonderful thanks for sharing your crafting space it doesn't matter what you have it is what you do with it that counts. It is all about enjoying life. What a wonderful idea to use your old science books, this is one thing I will be back to see what you do with it all. Have a great week.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #76

  12. I too came across the documented life 2015 challenge, it looks interesting so I think I will keep an eye on it too :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog already

    Kyla #13

  13. Thanks for calling by to see me earlier. I love your creative space and what you do in it. It's a shame when work gets in the way of fun isn't it :-) Your artwork is really lovely.
    Annie x #20

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Lovely projects.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #34

  15. Welcome to WOYWW Kristiina!! I joined the first week of January in 2011, s m here for four years now and it is great fun.. get answers to questions you never ever thought of ..a great blessing.
    A great creative space today, just love the scene stamping!
    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy belated WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #24

    {Shaz in Oz – my personal blog}

  16. I'm curious to take a peek into your artjournal, but the stamping you show is marvelous too! I love your messy table/sofa - it looks like an inspiring place! Thanks for your visit to my blog and happy (belated) woyww, hug from Holland! Marit #40

  17. Hi Kristiina,

    I'm not crazy about sock weight yarn either! Although I just knitted a cowl using size 10 needles and it's been ages since I used that size that I felt so clumsy. Your work area looks nice and organized. The stack of white drawers looks like it would hold lots of fun stuff!

    Great idea about the old science textbooks!

    I'm having a giveaway so stop by if you are interested.
    Happy belated WOYWW
    Hugs Kay (61)

  18. Hi Kristiina, thanks for the visit. I have sent you an email so hope you get it, about the fabrics. So pleased you decided to join us at WOYWW, love your stamping. Your mention of marking tests brings back memories Lol! Using the old school books is a brilliant idea. Happy WOYWW, Angela x 39