What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #491

Good morning my crafty WOYWW friends! For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

It’s Halloween here and I didn’t let it slip by without a little decorating in my craft room. I put up my little signs and cut out bats on my Silhouette to hang in my book nook.

That’s as scary as I get. I don’t care much for the creepy stuff but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to spice up my craft room a bit.

Now on to my desk. I was working on a little coloring yesterday while my boys worked on their homework. This coloring book is the beautiful ‘Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford. I love how this is both a storybook and coloring book.

You can see my color combinations I wrote them out as I used them. I discovered a few that will definitely be added to my favorites list. You can also see some of my Nuvo drops. I went crazy and snagged a bunch a few months ago and although they are similar to Ranger’s Distress Stickles, oh they are so much more. So I am having a blast playing with them. You can also see my Prisma color swatches that I always have on hand when I color.

I am still working on my commissioned project and yesterday I made some good progress. I will continue once I finish this post so once again I will take a few days to get around to desk visits.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and Happy Halloween!

Belinda

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #429ish

Good morning everyone! It’s already hot and sunny this morning. Yesterday was in the 90s and so humid out I moved like a turtle! So a lovely day to be in my craft room.

On my desk is my latest project I am working on – a fall wreath. It’s a cutfile I bought last year from the Silhouette Design Store. The flowers are mums which are one of my favorites so I can’t wait to see how this final wreath looks.  As I am typing, I am simultaneously cutting a few more flowers in a grayish shade and then I will begin using my burnishing tool to roll and shape the petals. I have a wild looking wreath I recently purchased that I may use these with our I may find the round flat one that is made of a very heavy cardstock as the base.  Another option is that I may cut out one in heavy cardstock that came with the cutfiles myself.

You can also see on the left a Prisma Color chart for my color pencils. I recently caved and bought the big 72 pencil set. I figured, I own enough coloring books to justify having a bit more variety in colors. Yup, that’s the craft addict logic…don’t judge!!

The chart that Cheetarah asked about last week on my desk is more visible today and it is a Hex Chart created by Sandy Allnock an amazing artist to assist people that use Copics with color selections. I have gotten so used to using it, that when I forget to bring it with me to a craft session with my girlfriends, I feel lost.

Underneath the lovely stamp and die set on the right is some new yellow shades of cardstock to use for the center of my flowers. I will be using that on the flowers I am creating for this project.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday),  head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Have a blessed day!

Belinda

Valentine’s Decor for the craft room

valentine-decor2I snagged this cute pillow at Target to put on my reading nook chair. It’s perfect for Valentine’s day but I think I will keep it for a while because if goes really nice with my chair.

valentine-decor1Yes that is a sign of a booklover – a pile of books hanging out. They make me happy even though they should be on a shelf.

Are you putting any Valentine’s or Love-themed items up in your home?

Belinda

12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts: Day 9 – Poinsettia Wreath

day9_poinsetta_wreath1Good evening and welcome to day nine of my 12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts! Well the internet problems from earlier this week have been resolved but today, I couldn’t post from my machine. Hence the late post. I apologize.

day9_poinsetta_wreath2Today is a holiday craft I made using my Silhouette.  If you know anything about me is I love me some flowers.  I was thrilled to see all the different paper flower files that are on the Silhouette store. I found these poinsettia flower files and just had to have them. In the first photo I showed you the flowers looked like before I assembled them. The funny thing is that I have a really nice flower curling set I bought over a year ago and of course today when I am actually making flowers, I can’t find the tools. So I used a pencil and a paint brush and improvised. It was actually relaxing shaping and curling the petals.

day9_poinsetta_wreath4I cut out six flowers but I liked the look of 5 on this wreath I picked up at Michael’s for $2.50 on sale. The stamen came with the cut file and I used yellow paper and then put some Wink of Stella on them for added sparkle.

day9_poinsetta_wreath3I adhered them to the wreath with glue dots instead of my hot gun so that if I want to change them, it will be easy.

I like how it looks in my craft room.

I hope you all had a blessed day and I will be back with day ten tomorrow.

Belinda

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