Saturday, 5 June 2010

I'M BACK!!

Returned from Virginia USA earlier in the week and the brain fog caused by jet-lag is clearing nicely. Sadly it hadn't done so in time for me to take part in the WOYWW anniversary on Wednesday - I even made the project specially before I went away, so that all I had to do was upload it when we got back. Duh, completely failed to remember until today ... so better late than never, here it is.

In case you're not a "Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday" afficionado, Julia asked us to celebrate the first anniversary by making something decorate which incorporated the WOYWW initials. My effort was this chunky ATC made from a wood block ...

I painted most of the wood cream, and then stamped on the block itself first before adding a coat of sealant over everything. I used all sorts of new stuff on this - some Paper Artsy stamps which I cut out and watercoloured, and the remains of some script tissue paper. The key on the side is made using a Tim Holtz die to which I added lots of layers of embossing powder until it looked really 3D. I also included some watch parts I've had for ages, and the quote just seemed to fit seeing as the block is a "box" which doesn't open! (I know what I mean).

As you can see the WOYWW logo is down there at the bottom, and the final detail was a clock face before adding another coat of sealant to finish off. Yes it's my usual cream/brown vintage thing ... I seem to keep coming back to it whatever.

I did manage just a teensy weensy bit of stash shopping while in the USA, but until I can find the lead for my camera can't upload the picture to show you - watch this space!

15 comments:

Minxy said...

A chunky ATC indeed, but a very nice one.. glad i wasn't alone in the lateness lol

thekathrynwheel said...

Nice, chunky ATC! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Hope you do get round to doing an art alendar - it's fun :-) Kate x

Debs said...

Its fab!

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

What a fantastic art-piece - so much detail, it's gorgeous.

Nicki, xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Missed you on Wednesday and can't sleep this morning so checking to see if you're ok have now discovered you were off on a junket.Hope Julia gave you permission.Your wood ATC is stunning and I love the idea behind it.Read your previous post too and understand what you said about the linking.That stuff wears me out totally and before I know it the day has gone.Hugs BettyXXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah rosie, welcome home..hope your trip was ace. Love your WOYWW project - what a great take on the theme and on an ATC, love it. Also love your previous thing for Hels' challenge, gorgeous colour and sentiment too. - I'm with your about adding and fiddling in the sidebar gadgets and blah..!

Linda said...

Very nice... and very 'you' (well-planned and beautifully put together)
I think I recognise that text :-)

Linda Elbourne said...

A very lovely and chunky ATC Rosie ... and wonderful to have you back ... I missed you X

Spyder said...

This is sooo clever!! Love it and welcome back, see you later today!!
(Lyn)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Welcome home, Rosie. Hope you weren't affected too much by the storms on the east coast last weekend. That ATC box is wonderful. I had to laugh about the wording, too. And did you hand paint those letters? Amazing. Happy WOYWW.

Artyjen said...

Fabby chunky ATC :)
xoxo Sioux

Linby said...

ooh this is nice - love the quote, very apt.
Linbyx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous ATC...welcome back!

xx

Yours Artfully said...

Fantastic chunky ATC....I just love it. Can't wait to see what's in your new stash!!

Lin

Jackie said...

That was some holiday. When you said you'd be away I imagined dorset or the lake district..not USA! Glad you had fun