Wednesday, 7 December 2011

WOYWW 131 and Art Journalling at The Craft Barn

Good morning peeps
In the middle of the international frenzy of Tim Holtz and his 12 tags of Christmas I do not want to miss the gathering of desk hoppers that is WOYWW by Julia so here is my desk
There's not too much to see really as I am making a bit of an effort to clear each day's tag mess so I can start the next day with a bit of space on my desk. So you can see my computer is here too so I can follow the tags.
On the left are a couple of tags in progress
These two I coloured with the paint left over on my mat from yesterday's tag. (I hate wasting paint and ink!)
In the middle is my pad of Glassine ready for today's tag which looks super cool and uses my favourite stamp set of his.
On the left there are some new stamps from The Craft Barn. Paperartsy; aren't they lovely and steampunky?

So that's my desk this morning. Don't be shy, let us see yours too......
This week too; over at The Craft Barn blog we are spending the week looking at Art Journalling and I have my turn there today.  Here's my page

There are step by step details to show you how I did the background over on the blog HERE so do pop on over to take a closer look.
Right, I'm off to do tag 7 so I'll catch up with you all later. Whatever you do today; I hope it is blessed.

24 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi Neil, I've been enjoying following your Timmy tags ... they are all fabulous. I wish I could remember to use leftover paints/inks on a tag before cleaning up but out comes the wipe before it crosses my mind ... and I do so hate to waste it too. Fab stamps. Happy WOYWW to you. Elizabeth #5

Helen said...

You are ready to get going on today's tag already - impressive! I think it looks amazing, not sure how mine will turn out... Your stash from the Craft Barn looks gorgeous - will be back to see what you do!

Dragon said...

Very impressive, Neil... not got time to do the TH thing this year but loving watching!!! the journalling is looking fun too - have a great week
Frankie
xx

Neet said...

Love the journal page - lots of lovely things to show us again - how do you take your photos at that angle (top piccie).
Hugs, Neet #1 x

Ann B said...

Love your journal pages Neil, Haven't visited the Craft Barn blog today yet but am loving the focus on journals - great stash as well. Good luck with the rest of TH tags.
Ann B
#6

sandra de said...

Always such a lovely display of your creations. The journal page is super.

okienurse said...

Woohoo! You have so many interesting things to look at today I don't know what to comment on. I just started the Tim Holtz tags tonight and will be caught up by the time he is done I hope. I love todays tags also and I think it is one of my favorites! Hope you have a great week. Merry Christmas! Vickie aka Okienurse
http://www.okienurse.blogspot.com

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely steampunk stamps - I love em even though I don't stamp myself, still appreciate them though. Look forward to seeing what you do with those little beauties!
Hugs, LLJ '#3 xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Your desk is awesome as always, love stopping by, happy woyww trace x48

jude said...

Neil yoour desk is full of lush stamps .As ive just commented on the craftbarn site.Your pages are absolutely beautiful.Happy wednesday ,just having a break bloggin why my timmies tag dries..lol
hugs judex 27

Twiglet said...

Such lovely creations going on here Neil. I am having a busy day sorting my Christmas cards and loading a few new brooches into our blog shop too. x Jo

S said...

It looks like you are joining your tagging. Glad I came by to peek.

Spyder said...

oh wow you must have to hang from your celin to take your pictures! Fabulous makes, love it all!
Have a great week! Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))) #31

Laura said...

What a great desk and I love your new stamps, are you going to do all 12 tags I think I will struggle. Have a lovely Wednesday, Laura

Julia Dunnit said...

I must say that the 12 tags are inspiring a lot of people to clean up in between, it's sensible for such a marathon I suppose! I need to go looks at today's because I haven't seen glassine in such use before.

Deb said...

Well done for keeping up with the tags, I only managed 2 so far! love your art journal too, that background is amazing!
Happy WOYWW, have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx #104

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Love the journal page, and your desk as always ... but if you find that the angle poise has gone missing it will be on my desk!!

Hugs

kay

Sam said...

Lovely stuff on your desk today Neil including your completed tag. I am trying to to find time to make the tags but life gets in the way. Also I got a bit carried away with Tag 3 technique!!

VonnyK said...

Your tags look great and your journal is really nice. Love checking out your desk each week. Von#25

ScrappnBee said...

Awesome desk as always! Those tags look so fab! I am definately going to need to get on the bandwagon for next year! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the rest of the tags! -Amanda 17

Cathy said...

Don;t you just love glassine paper!! I have yet to do tag 6 ... slightly scared of it to be honest!!
Thanks for sharing your creative space today,
Happy WOYWW
hugs Cathy #11

JoZart said...

Really interesting goings on. Love your tags and your journal pages... I took a snoop at the tutorial too. The quote is so poignant.
JoZarty x

Shoshi said...

Hi fellow-smoosher! Luuurvly tags! I always smoosh my ink up off my craft mat on scraps to use as backgrounds etc. I've just discovered another great tip - if you forget, and find yourself using kitchen roll by mistake, don't throw it away! You can rip it up and make "hand made paper" out of it on your craft mat/cling film or whatever, using gel mediums or PVA. You can arrange the colours how you want, and add fibres, bling, or anything you like! Haven't tried it yet but am going to when I get time.

Well done keeping up with the tag marathon. It amazes me that anyone has the time at this time of year to make one every day! I'm sure I never will, but I love looking at everyone else's.

Haven't tried glassine paper yet and wouldn't know what to do with it!

Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #56

The Crafty Elf said...

Such lovely work Neil! Who knew left over paint could look that good! Thanks for sharing your desk and have a great week!