Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What's On Your Workbench Wednesday (WOYWW)-200

It's time for WOYWW again. For the details go to Julia's blog and see what's it all about. My desk this week is a a bit cleaner on the paper crafting end. I had just cleaned it up a bit last night before bed after making a Translucent Sculpey Transfer (see the post below if you want to know how these are done). This is my busy week at work so I haven't got any jewellery made on my jewellery making end of my desk. On the Paper crafting side I did get another 2 mixed media cards made. One is made from the mixed media background that was on my desk last WOYWW. I stood back a bit to take this photo so you can see that all my goodies are in stackable draws at the left. Ink pads and frequently used items are at the back of my desk. The iron is my handy craft iron and NOT for ironing clothes LOL.
It's Wet season now so you can see out the window it's very green outside. Wet season brings us 6 months of on/off rain and it's also our Cyclone season. Thankfully this year there have been no Cyclones our way. We have had less rain then usual too so its been very hot and humid too. Wet season ends at the end of the month and then it will be...you guessed it The Dry Season LOL. I live in the tropics so we do not have 4 seasons just 2. Both seasons play havoc on my art supplies like you wouldn't believe!


These are the two cards I just completed. My ring mandrel acts as a washi tape holder at the right of them LOL. The disposable tray in the front of the card at right with the yellow and deep orange colours on it are the Luminarte Primary Elements Polished Pigments colours I used on the card behind it...there are allot of metal embellishments on that card and the Polished Pigments stick to metal beautifully. Oh there is also a small dish of used bullets a friend gave me to use in my mixed media stuff


Here a close up images of the cards....the first one has the Words hidden on it that say "Magic Can Happen".







and this one has "My friends in art"on it.




I cleared the left side of my desk as I intend to make some jewellery on my next days off so want to spread out. I suspect next Wednesday that's what you shall find on my desk then :o). Off to look at other's desks now
hugs
Annette In Oz

24 comments:

Glenda said...

very tidy Annette, I'd hate to put my room up before the world at the moment LOL

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous card designs, love the delicate detail, colours and layouts LOADS.
Happy WOYWW Heather #71

Helen said...

your mixed media work is just fantastic!! Have a great week. hope things calm down soon. helen 4

Cardarian said...

Your cards are very beautiful! I enjoyed the snoop around your blog very much!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Eliza said...

Oh Annette,

I have so wanted to try this style for a long time but just have not had the heart. Trully great work and so inspiring.

Love your studio, brilliant space and so you.

Ria Gall said...

what beautiful cards so much detail has gone in to them and I love the colours you have used

Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
Ria #64

Neet said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards but what I would expect from you as I have seen your work before and kind of know you from a group on the internet. As soon as Shaz mentioned Annette from Oz on her blog I knew it had to be you.
You have such a talent and I know you do lots of different crafts from my time on Janes Lab.
So glad you are now on WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet xx

sara j said...

Welcome to WOYWW...i'm afraid it can become somewhat of an addiction...but if it takes me to blogs like yours, I say bring it on! I am positively mesmerized by your cards. I had seen pictures of a piece that Finnabar made for CHA this winter that looked like it had this kind of layering, but I've never been able to see it close up. I absolutely love all the things you have managed to incorporate...I mean really - a clothespin? They are simply fabulous. I'm curious tho, how you colored them. Off the card and then attached or did you cover up the picture, or maybe its because I have just woken up, and I can't quite figure it out. Hope you have some time this week to be creative!!
Sara j #29

Debs Willis said...

HI Annette, lovely mixed media pieces, and great colours!

happy woyww

Debs #63

~Sue C said...

WOW! Beautiful pieces. So glad I finally got by here today to check out your desk. Great job! SueC#94

aworkofheart said...

Hi Annette, oh my your cards are just exquisite, I have never seen this technique before. The detail is just amazing. You have obviously spent a great of time perfecting your work, and it is just lovely. The color choices are beautiful. Cathryn #128

Claire said...

what a truly beautiful crafting space you have, annette *sigh* no wonder you can create such exquisite cards in there :)
thank you for visiting already and leaving a lovely comment - sorry it's taken a while to reply, kids at home tend to take over :)
belated WOYWW wishes and have a great week!
no. 2

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Annette,
A great creative space to share and well yes am very late too in getting around.. story of my life am afraid!

Really great to see your cards though!!

... and re the posting time it is from this weekend on (as daylight saving ends here and has started over there) at 3pm eastern standard time - it was 4pm daylight saving time and when they were in winter is 5 pm daylight saving time - for most of our summer..

...so varies throughout year - not sure; you prob dont have daylight saving, just central standard time and guess that is half an hour behind eastern standard time? so about 2.30pm?? perhaps? however it is never on the dot of 6am over there.

It used to be but now this week was about 20 mins before that, as happened to be writing mine up and thought would check and it was posted.. does that help? prob confuses you..:D
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy 200 WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #9

KatzElbows said...

Your desk looks like an art installation. I'm very jealous. And such gorgeous cards. Very inspiring.

Happy belated WOYWW.
Cheers, Rachel #34

Janene McAnally said...

Hi Annette, I just sent you a message from my email to say thank your for visiting my blog. But I had to come and leave a comment here too lol!! Your cards are incredible!! The colours and the way that you have put them together is well...perfect! Can you tell I am blown away by them lol!! Have a great week and see you again next WOYWW,
Janene #13

~Sue C said...

Thank you for visiting me this week! SueC#94

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my GOSH! your cards are sooo fantastic!

MaggieC said...

I reckon someone moved the UK to the tropics, Annette. We seem to have only 2 seasons at the moment, freezing cold and icy or soggy and very wet. Warmth and sunny weather seems to be in short supply over this last 18 month. We are heading for food shortages as the poor farmers cannot harvest last year's crops or plant this year's stuff. Even our earth worms have drowned. You do have a lovely craft space to enjoy. thank you for your visit and for your kind comments. I think I might revisit that technique with the parchment. Have a good week. xx Maggie #16

Almo said...

Hi Annette, I absolutly adore your two cards, so much detail and depth just beautiful. I had to laugh though at your wet season and dry season. we have just had one season for 18 months very wet & cold. Thank you for your visit earlier. Hugs Mo x

craftydebs said...

Wow Annette I'm just loving your designs so inspiring. Love your desk too I may just steal a few ideas for storage! See you again soo! Debs x

Clare with paint in her hair said...

love your finn inspired cards! Amazing.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there Annette! Great to meet you!
Thanks for dropping by my desk...I only post once weekly so I tend to ramble on a bit about life here in deepest Wiltshire!
Your desk is fab, I can see why you get stuck into all sorts of creating there :). I love your mixed media cards...I enlarged the bluesy one to have a really good look at all the bits and bobs featured there! You are very talented..the result is fantastic :)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Gibby Frogett said...

Belated WOYWW greetings... oooh I'm so glad I didn't miss seeing your post - what a great creative looking desk - lots going on there. Your cards are absolutely stunning. Have a great week, Gill x #93

Patsy Paterno said...

Oooooh! Wow, magic really happens on your desk! Wonderful! Patsy from
HeARTworks

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