Wednesday, 29 February 2012

WOYWW #143

Good morning
Well, I don't want to share my desk this week but in the interests of providing a fair and unbiased and non sanitised overview of my creative life I guess I had better........
 Just one big happy mess really! A lovely pile of inks, paints, pre-embossed tags, mountboard cut tags and in amongst it all some little gems; like these
 Faux leather, partially aged copper and really really oxidised copper - all paint effects..... then , there's my current favourite, rusty metal.  I did the tag, the washer I picked up on the beach the other day.
 Speaking of picking up things, look what I found in Brighton, proper old printers block letters, I managed to get this one word spelled out so just HAD to have it!
 Then there's the beginnings of a journal page from some of the left over paints from some of the tags and a Tando mask.
So there you have my world this morning, If you want to see more creative places head on over to Julia's place to join in the party.
Have a great Wednesday everyone

49 comments:

Judy said...

Love your table with all those great textured pieces. Those letters were a fabulous find!!
Glad you showed a messy desk- although it's not THAT messy- really.
Just shows you're busy.
Love looking at people's work spaces.
permission to be nosey- love it!!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Ahhhh you're taking Andy's class too :) You've done brilliantly with it. I haven't even started yet. Hopefully, if the weekend's clear, I can devote some time to it. Certainly seeing your tags has spurred me. Especially like how your faux leather has come out. Px

okienurse said...

great looking desk this week. I love the textures in the oxidized tags. Have you heard of Verday and VerDay Paint? I have ordered some from Ten Second Studio as it sounded awesome and would actually oxidize on any surface. Love the ART print block and your journal pages are great too! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie#47

Joanne said...

Amazing how you re-create those faux pieces. That rusty metal one coluld easily pass as the real thing.
Hugs Joanne xx

jude said...

Very busy creative desk just love it !Your tags i adore esdpecially the textured one with the washer from the beach thats stunning effect you have.Have fb wednesday and creative week ahead hugs judex10

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the oxidised copper
Bridget #15

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your creative mess ;) Loving those paint effects...so cool.
xoxo Sioux

BetteK said...

Those tags are just amazing Neil! I LoVe your ART printers blocks ... I used to have several of them years and years ago but (now hangs head in shame) threw them out! That was before I was into crafting and they had just become dust-collecting items on a shelf ... how I regret that now!
You have pride of place on my blog this week by the way ... even got your own post-title! There's fame for you!!!! Love Debbie #89 xXx

Hazel said...

Lots of interesting stuff here - not a messy desk, just a very productive one. The printing blocks were a good find (Hazel, WOYWW #5) x

Anesha said...

Love your desk and those tags are amazing.

sandra de said...

Great tags, the techniques you have used to rust and copper the tags is amazing.

JoZart said...

Loved that snoop with all it's yummy texture. What a find those printer's letters are... I've got the baby size of ART , gifted from Donna. Can I ask where you bought them in Brighton as I'll probably go down next week.
JoZarty
Thanks for your comment

Ann B said...

Lovely work this week Neil and all those scrummy texture tags. Your printers letters were a very lucky find.

Ann B
#70

May said...

Your desk Neil always has great projects just love these textured Tags the effects are Fabulous,Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x

Helen said...

I obviously have to go further afield to find treasures - love thos printers blocks. Thanks for sharing your lovely work in progress, as usual there is so much to look at and admire.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Some fantastic effects you've got going on there. Love the printer blocks too. Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy this week's snoop of oh so creative places & take care. Zo xx 83

Craft Donkey said...

I have to know how you did the rustic metal looking tag. I'm sure I could tinker and find somethign similar but come on.. just share.. hee hee

MaggieC said...

Some lovely textures on those tags Thank you for your visit today. xx Maggie #9

Yours Artfully said...

Nice tags Neil....love a bit of rust!! Am ashamed to admit that I have printers block envy....nice find!!

Neet said...

Love texture so love those tags, especially the one with the washer. Great find with those blocks, now green with envy.
Hugs, Neet #19 xx

Shoshi said...

Oooh Neil, what a pleasure it always is to visit your gorgeous busy desk!! I adore that rust... really deliciously grungey!! And as for your beautiful Art journal - that's something I am thinking of starting soon. So creative and fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am sure you don't need to feel guilty not using your Robo if you are so busy with other creative things! Sheba and I are starting to Waltz now and it's great fun. I'm hoping my new flame-proof mat lives up to its promise and I have no more warped craft mats in future. I think the manufacturers are conspiring not to tell us how un heat-proof they are so we keep buying them...

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #38

Sherry Edwards said...

Your paint effects are brill! I thought the leather would be my favourite, until I saw the rusty one - wow!! Love the printer's ART blocks too, what a great find.
I just spotted the photo of you and some bloke who looks vaguely familiar in your side bar! Lucky you!!

Thanks for already coming to see my desk :)

Sherry - WOYWW #6

kay said...

amazing tags,love the printer blocks,great find,happy crafting,x

JoZart said...

Thanks for the info Neil... I'll take a look next visit to Brighton....
Jo x

Danielle said...

The tags look wonderful! Love all of the different textures that you have created. May I inquire as to what type of storage is on the right hand side of your desk? Drawers, perhaps? Dani43

mamapez5 said...

What lovely, interesting work on your desk. i love all those textures. I have just read some of your 'older' tutorials. Great inspiration; Thanks. Kate 153 x

Mrs A. said...

might just have to nick that A you know. Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

I am drooling over the old typography letters ART...you lucky devil to find those letters.
The tags are fab...the rusty washer is just like the rusty tag so you know you did it right!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh so much to peep at..love the textures and the big letters. I shop for them a lot (in all sizes!!)
Enjoy WOYWW and thanks for the peep.

Sue from Oregon said...

Great craftiness this week and I LOVe your ART letters...very cool!

mommyle said...

LOVING your tags!!! I'd pay for stuff like THAT!!!!
Happy Week!

Craftychris said...

So much going on - fab! Love those letters! Thanks for popping round and have a good week xx

Angie said...

I love your desk ...no matter what state ...infact the messier the better. Those tags are inspiring pieces of creativity ...how I wish I had the imagination and ability to create like that. xx

Spyder said...

Fabulous desk, love the tags and now I'm off down to the beach to see what I can find! hApPy WoYwW! Have a crafty week,
((Lyn)) #20

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love the rusty metal. I would have been here earlier, but I got caught in a tornado early Wed morning. Here's to a belated WOYWW from #3.

Lisa-Jane said...

Love the rusty one!

Mary Ann said...

Doesn't look messy just busy:) I love that rusty metal effect...it's fabulous.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Desk is looking very industrious! Been awhile since I have been able to visit many blogs. I thank you so much for dropping by mine. I must try and do a Journal some time soon. Love the tags!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Now that I've started watching "Hoarders" I've redefined what constitutes a real mess. As long as no flat cats (squished under the mess) then your mess probably isn't too bad! And your mess is as you said-nice and happy. I love all your textured bits, lots of potential there. Great find with the printer's letters!

karen said...

I am so glad that you shared your desk or we would have missed all the wonderful creativeness going on there!
You have really mastered all those paint effects! You can't even tell the difference from the actual rusty washer found on the beach and the paint on your card! Perfect!
Thanks for visiting earlier!
xoxo Karen

voodoo vixen said...

OMGoodness me... love the effect you have achieved to look like rust!! If you do a tutorial on it, please let me know, would love to have a go at that effect!!

voodoo vixen said...

Oops... hit send too soon, your printer's block letters look lovely, I have a complete set in their wooden case back home in Scotland which I keep meaning to do for Dh's study... would be easier if I was on the same continent as it!!

Sarah said...

Lovely colours and textures on show - love them and such a fab find! Sarah at 1 having a late WOYWW peek on Friday!

Julia Dunnit said...

You're right, just a whole lot of fun going on at your desk..the rusted paint look is absolutely amazing!

Anne-marie said...

Wow lovely busy desks love all the tags
Anne-marie no18

kyla said...

Great inky desk...a creative inspiration! I also love the textured tags, especially the faux leather.
Happy WOYWW
kyla

Lavinia said...

Your desk never fails to inspire Neil :) love the rust look of the tag & those printers blocks are FAB...Keep on creating!
Lavinia
x
p.s....love the pic of you & Sir Tim! You look well chuffed, lucky you meeting him!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Stunning tags and love the printing blocks! :)

I'm running very late this week. Thank you for sharing and visiting my blog. :)

Maggie
x

Katie said...

You have lots of fun colors and textures going on on your desk!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply, a bad cold had me down, but I wanted to get around and say hi before tomorrow's WOYWW!