Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WOYWW 112

Good morning
I'll warn you now that my desk is not very exciting this morning and rather messy but here goes anyway.....

I've been busy with about four different things that I had to move out of the shot so all you see is the detritus of creativity which is never that great! On the left there is an ATC folder that I want to make a cover for and on the right there is the beginning of an accordion tag book.
The most interesting bit is in the middle;
What do you think of this lovely rusted metal reel? OOOOOOOOh, where did you find that? I hear you ask.
It is actually a cardboard Papermania ribbon reel that I have given the rusty metal treatment with paint and a bit of Inka gold. Isn't it fab?
So that's my space; what's yours looking like? Join us at Julia's place at Stamping up for the wonders of WOYWW.

33 comments:

Aj* said...

Its really rather refreshing to know that i'm not the only person who wakes up to the detritus of the night before ! Inks and pallets all over my desk & 2 mini album commissions to get to work on today.

Shop first (wednesday is fresh day woohooo (double woohoo as it always means another stash of free kraft paper from the bottom of banana boxes !) then post my pics & hope inspiration hits me in between.

Those new drawers are still bare wood !!


Aj.

Tammy O said...

Oh wow Neil that looks fab, Thanks for sharing your desk, Happy Wednesday

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow a rusty looking metal reel, that look real!!! Beautiful. I totally forgot that it is WOYWW, so it will be a Messy photo. Love the WOYWW desk enjoy the day

sasa said...

wonderful as ever and your crafty oasis is looking fabulous...thanks for the peek today! Sarah (Sasa at 1)

jude said...

Lovely creative desk this week .Your ribbon reel looks fab i altered one the other week for configurations box but love what youve done with that...just looks like metal reel.
Have fab wednesday and a creative week ahead.
hugs Judex 7

Helen said...

Ooh, it looks like real rusty metal - how fab!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Neil, love the altered reel ... you'd never guess it's origins at all! So many people are multi-tasking on several WIPs today and you're another one - makes me feel somewhat unproductive :( And ATC folders are featuring quite a lot too - are crafters all psychic I wonder :) Always enjoy visiting your desk, whatever is on it. Hope you're having a great day. Elizabeth #59

butlersabroad said...

Ha! Sneaky altered reel! Did you move out of your little craft cupboard? That look like your own room you're in now.

Hugs
Brenda 73

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That reel is very clever - it looked like genuine aged steampunk to me!! xx

Wipso said...

So much fab creative stuff going on in your world Neil.
A x

JoZart said...

Great paint technique getting the cardboard ribbon reel to look so realistically metallic. Always love snooping on your desk as it is so USED and a lovely messy mix of crafting and detritus. (Your descriptive word, not mine!)
Have a good week,
JoZarty x

ScrappnBee said...

You did a fabulous job with that ribbon reel! Totally fabulous! Love the messy space...It means that it is well loved LOL! Have a happy Wednesday!!! -Amanda #36

Sam said...

That is not a mess - it is just busy!! Love the treatment you have given the reel!

fairy thoughts said...

What do you mean not very exciting! looks great to me and very productive too. love the papermania reel.
thanks for sharing
janet

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, you had me fooled with your metal reel! that's amazing! very interesting desk as always!

Dragon said...

Yup!!! That DOES look fabulous... don't worry about the detritus, it's very interesting
Frankie
xx

Neet said...

Great to snoop on here again - love your achievement (rusty metallic)- love that Gloop you seem to have used.
Thanks for sharing - Neet #11

Angie said...

What a busy creative area ...and I think your 'reel'looks real .... btw mind you dont fall down any holes.

Spyder said...

Hi neil, lovely desk this week, I'm half way down the first column and a third way up the last column on woyww...oh and one or two in the middle column!! (I forget where I've been!!) Love your reel, but I guessed! I was actually looking at one and wondering if should throw it out about fifteen minutes ago!They do look like they'd be very useful! So, what are you going to do with yours!?! Happy 'white rabbiting!! have a great WOYWW!
((Lyn))

Jo.C said...

My desk is always messy - have sorted out all my creative journalling paints etc and quite excited to start. Thanks for visiting :0)

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow Neil! I've gotta say, that's pretty impressive! That does look like a rusted reel! Excellent job! Very creative you are! Thanks for the visit and have a great rest of the week!

Lulabelle said...

Love your ribbon reel! Don't you just love Inka Gold? Thanks for sharing!

Lulabelle said...

Love your ribbon reel! Don't you just love Inka Gold? Thanks for sharing!

SueH said...

I always tell myself that a messy desk is a creative desk (well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it) so you have nothing to apologise for Neil especially as it sounds as though you’ve been quite busy.

Loving the ribbon reel too, I would never have guessed that it was cardboard.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week and leaving a message, it’s always much appreciated.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

April said...

Looks like there has been lots of interesting crafty goings on on your desk! The reel turned out great! Thanks for sharing.

Erika said...

Hi Neil love your work desk, it looks as organised as mine. Great cotton reel and your stitching is fab.
Happy crafting, Erika.

Sam said...

Awesome space Neil and thanks for stopping by my blog this week.
sam x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Neil, thanks for popping over! sorry running late! my "end of weeks" seems to be very busy would be better if on Monday or weekend for me.. not worry better late than never, thanks for sharing your desk - love it so much interesting happening, as usual and love the post above with flowers and hero arts think it was! Happy belated WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! That looks like the real thing! What a busy desk you have! Wish I had all that space to play in! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Di said...

It's true - a tidy desk is the sign of a sick mind. So, your mind is wonderfully healthy :) Love that reel too! Di x

okienurse said...

Awesome faux metal reel! Sorry I am so late getting around but haven't felt well this week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

lisa said...

I'm so late getting round this week, sorry about that.
Your rusty reel is gorgeous Neil. I've just put one of those in the bin, must go and retieve it now!!
Hugs Lisax

Lavinia said...

Hiya! You have made me think I want to alter something???? :)....what I dont know yet...I hope something catches my eye or jumps off a shelve somewere on my charity shop hunts!!You think of some brill stuff to alter, very creative!
Lavinia
x