Saturday, 6 August 2011

On my way........

Good morning everybody
Hopefully this will appear as by magic here while I am winding my way down country lanes to The Craft Barn for the Crafty Individuals minifest!
One of the things I've made is a Desk Tidy and this is what I thought I'd share with you today. I didn't plan on creating it; it evolved as all good things do.
I started off by creating this little scene.
I started with an empty wooden embellishment container (Can't even remember what was originally in it) Painted it in Fresco paint and using images from Nature's beauty of trees at the back with crackle glaze and ink. I stamped the trees onto frosted shrink plastic cut out and reduced in size to create the dimensional scenes in each space. I was pretty pleased with it but wondered how I could display it? Perhaps a wall hanging of some sort...... Then my eyes fell upon some wooden baskets that I had bought from The Barn a while ago. so I added this little bit to the left hand side.
Perfect, now I have somewhere for brushes and pens I use a lot.......... But it is rather unbalanced isn't it? so I was just about to add something to the right when I spied with my little eye.... another shallow tray. Hmmmmmmm thinks I; and with a judicious bit of knife wielding expertise I came up with this.......
Another basket for more brushes tools etc. I added a little post it note pad to the front (which I must say I thought was a brill idea as I always NEEEEEED paper for quick little notes) and a nice tray at the bottom for some brads etc.
So, in all it's glory here is a desk tidy al a Neil......
I like it very much and it all came about by just playing around.... so off you go and play! Be blessed and perhaps I'll see you at The Craft Barn later?
Oh, and there is one basket left so it may well "grow" a bit more......

9 comments:

Aj* said...

Neil.. You need a bigger disk lol.

Looks awesome ! Love the baskets !


Enjoy craft barn, if only it wasnt hundreds of miles away from me I'd have loved to go to the mini fest.


Aj.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow - what a great idea!

xxx Myra xxx said...

wow stunning!!!!!

Dragon said...

Woo, Neil... I want one!!! It is a splendid piece anyway, but being practical as well is just beyond good!! Have a great time
Frankie
xx

IsaNorris said...

What a wonderful idea! Beautiful work Neil
isa

Alison said...

It looked even better in the flesh, nice to see you at The Barn today Neil! Great demos!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Neil, Lovely to see you today, I had a great time and saw lots of wonderful creations and brilliant ideas:0) I always love the Craft Barn extravaganzas be they mini or huge and today was just right! Your table was heaving with wonderful textural, colourful work it was an absolute delight, Thank you, Gay xxx

minnie_mac said...

Enjoyed your demos yesterday and seeing all the detail and texture in the pieces that you've been posting recently. Brilliant desk tidy.

Marilyn

Chris @ my arty attempts said...

Luckily Alison from Crafty Trog steered me in your direction. She was in a demo or workshop with you yesterday. Love your creativity and creations!