I missed WOYWW last week. Wednesday ...well actually the whole week went by in a bit of a blur. It wasn't that I was particularly busy it was just one of those weeks. We all have them, don't we?
Anyway, back this week with my desk as it looks this morning. I spent my crafting time yesterday playing with new goodies so at the end of the day I had a quick tidy up - which really means sorting the wheat from the chaff and sweeping said chaff into the bin. So it's not actually tidy but it is tidier than it was!
You can see the still-to-finish pages for a fat book project propped up between the little purple box and the wire box that holds useful card scraps - I'm sure there's other stuff in there too - I should have a look, there may be treasures! On the craft mat are the results of yesterday's "play" session, straight out of the boxes as soon as the postie brought them were a couple of sets of the new quilling dies from Cutting Edge Crafts (v. quick service and free P&P - my fave place for dies and suchlike)
I was only going to get one of the sets, but in the end two dropped into my basket. Shall I go back and get the other one, though?
Anyway. Here's a close-up of the flowers I made
The first one I did I just used DS paper and I didn't read the instructions properly so it turned out disappointing and is in the bin. I then decided to try more of my lovely Lokta/handmade paper, and I stuck the strips together (as told) before doing the twiddling so that the petals were properly spaced. the results were much better. Never one to leave things be, I then spritzed with a bit of Glimmer Mist, and also added some Glamour Dust or Stickles.
I also mixed up the sets to get some different "looks" which is one of the reasons I think set 3 may be worth getting, but I'm not sure....
I will try some different papers next. I'm thinking that some of the more textures ones like Crate, or Black Market Paper Society might work nicely....oh, and what about newsprint or paper from old books? Or plain brown paper bag type stuff?
I will get round as many of the WOYWW desks as I possibly can - usually this means I arrive at several of the workspaces on Sundays but, I do get there!
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