Wednesday, 25 May 2016

WOYWW - 364 -The 7th Anniversary

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday has been the destination for many crafters for 7 years now, as every Wednesday they come along to Julia's Stamping Ground to show their desks - messy or pristine clean or anything in between! The idea was all Julia's and has been for many, a place to meet up and share….well...all sorts of things. I have only been part of this for 4 of those 7 years but have made friends, some of whom I have met on a couple of crops, and then at other events!
So, what I want to say is "Thank you Julia, for starting and hosting this weekly gathering". 
Julia is preparing herself for major surgery soon and hopefully is getting plenty of rest while Lunch Lady Jan hosts in her absence.

So, what's on my desk today?
I have several journal pages at various stages - this one is a rescued page - I stamped rather badly and decided I couldn't live with it so I have gessoed over everything - not sure where this is going now, as the background I made has now gone!! It is most likely that I will use the Carabelle Paris stamp that I made the mess up with, I will be more careful next time!!!
You can see at the back right the texture paste (which I am loving!) and the 3D Gloss Gel(my very favourite product to use at the moment!)At centre back some Distress paints that have been having another airing since I attended a Kas Hayselden workshop. There's also my large glue bottle that I am going to use to refill the smaller bottle as I find that easier to control on smaller projects.
My other favourite 'thing' of the moment - the Paper Artsy Infusions are at hand all the time! 

Film Review
I didn't get back very early last week after seeing 'X Men Apocalypse' so didn't get to review it! 
It was hubby's choice as I mentioned, and there was a promise of Hugh Jackman - he was on for around 10 minutes!
The film wasn't too bad, but I'm afraid I found it difficult to keep track of who was on who's side (a sharper brain would manage fine!!)
I think it's my turn to choose a film next time!!

I have good intentions of making lots of visits….but please forgive me if I don't!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


jill said...

A good start to your journal page . I like all the X-men films

StampinCarol said...

Great recovery of your journal page! Thanks for your visit and Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary!
Carol N #4

Debbie Rock said...

Thanks for popping by my blog on this wonderful WOYWW Anniversary!!! Would LOVE to send you an ATC ... have emailed you.
I now have quite a collection of journals ... nothing other than one complete disaster in them though but they do all have decorated covers! LOL ... it's a start. Love to you, Debbie xXx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 7th WOYWW, Chris - thank you for helping us celebrate today! It has been my pleasure and privilege to meet up with so many lovely deskers in real life - let's face it, our paths would have been unlikely to cross otherwise. I love the fact that our conversations carry on in reality where the virtual ones left off :-). I would like to meet up with Neet one day, don't know how it's going to happen but it will!
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Lisca Meijer said...

That is an amazing stamp! But i can imagine itis difficult to get right as it is so big.

I am determined to visit everyone. I have dedicated today to WOYWW. (a freezer meal for hubby I'm afraid!)

Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary

Helen said...

Happy WOYWW Chris... like minds, obviously as I have that Paris stamp on my desk today too! Thanks for visiting me already (so you probably saw the stamp; doh!) hope to see the rescued journal page soon. Helen #11

Astrid Maclean said...

Always fun to see other people's work space! Your started journal page looks great, even if you had to gesso over it, - I look forward to seeing how you will finish it!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your workspace looks a lot better than mine! Hugs, Valerie

Lynn Holland said...

I'm thinking of returning to paper and paint. Only thing is I'm still enjoying stitching. We could do with more hours in the day us crafters
Lynn 15 x

Anne said...

A lot of interesting stuff on your desk!!!! mine is very boring :-(
Happy WOYWW 7th Anniversary Anne x #25

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Chris, loved the post. Totally agree how wonderful it's been making so many new friends, and indeed meeting some in the flesh.
Have a great week, Happy Anniversary, Hugs, Shaz #8 xx

My name is Cindy said...

gesso - tippex for the crafter!! Isn't it funny how something can bug you - I have one page in an altered book that I have never been happy with. I've tried to rescue it several times but I think the answer may just be gesso and go over. Happy Anniversary!! Cindy #48 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh yes, X-men does sound like a hubby choice. Luckily my hubby could go to it by himself even though I dragged him to see Keanu (the gangster kitten) with me. Lots of nice mediums on your desk to play with. That's the nice thing about gesso, you get a re-do! Good thoughts on using the big bottle to refill the smaller bottle. I really wish I had thought of that when it comes to shampoo. Now I have this giant bottle rattling around my shower! Happy crafty day! PJ #63

Stacy Sheldon said...

I totally love the colors of this page that is under rehab Chris. ~Stacy #59

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

What a wonderful blog! Hello ATC Swap Buddy! I cannot find your "profile" on this site and I keep getting distracted by another wonderful thingy I see on the side bar so I am sending you MY e-mail address... grin. Will you kindly send me a message and I will send you my mailing address... Also, If you send me YOUR mailing address I will pop an ATC in the mail to you toooo.... Thanks!! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera WOYWW#58

Angela Radford said...

I so love those Carabelle stamps and would love to see how you use it. Wishing you a happy and crafty 7th woyww anniversary, Angela x 30

Sandy Leigh said...

Love your post today--thank you so much for talking about rescuing a page! I think we all forget that we can do that--art journals are not dirt cheap, and I need to remember to just be brave a go for it! Sandy Leigh #58

Sharon Koole said...

Nice beginning of journal page. I like the stamp by the side of the page. Hope you show us the finished project.

Happy WOYWW anniversary
Sharon k #43

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've had two meltdowns, but I had to stop by and see what was going on at your desk. That was a lovely tribute to Julia. She certainly deserves it.

I can't believe you and I have become such good friends because of WOYWW. The magic of the internet and the love that Julia sends and gives. It's ironic that I have been there all seven years, but lately I've found it too hard to keep up with everyone and still do other things. I'm SO impressed that you manage to keep up with everything, and still travel as much as you do.

Guess you saw the package on my work desk. Guess you know where it's going! Happy 7th anniversary.

Chidkid said...

Looking good! I will look forward to seeing it completed. Happy WOYWW! Sorry for the late arrival. Elaine no. 33

butterfly said...

Nothing wrong with gessoing over to start again - there's a lovely softness to the background, just ready for that gorgeous stamp. I enjoyed a couple of the early X-Men films, but I've started to lose interest these days...
Alison x

Twiglet said...

I am determined to get round all the desks in celebration of the fun we have with all our mad WOYWW friends so here I am! I am sure your journal page will turn out beautifully - such clever folk you paper crafters! Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary - here's to many more! x Jo #19

~*~Patty S said...

Gesso is the great rescuer always isn't it and your page looks lovely eventho it is not what you'd planned exactly.
That Paris stamps looks very nice.
I like stamping on tissue paper and then affixing it to my page using gluestick on the page (not on the tissue). It melts in so nicely and I don't have to worry about my stamping that way. You probably do that too...sharing... just because ;-)
You are so good to go to see that movie.
I asked Mr M if he and his super hero loving friend will be going to see it ;-).
Fun seeing your work space = so neat and tidy!

Michelle Schratz said...

Sorry that I wasn't able to stop by earlier. But we have such beautiful weather here in southern Germany. The sun is shining and it is so wonderful to be outside with nature all around. I would just love to take a peak in that journal of yours Chris! Your space is so neat and tidy, mine is always very chaotic :-)
I am a true driftwoodaholic to tell you the truth. And yes my husband also asks me if I'm crazy ;-) ... Chris I need your help on the ATC trade... I make one for you too, right?! We trade, both of us, each other. Right? ... here's my email address. I'd rather send you my snail mail address that way!
So excited!!!
Michelle ♥

Michelle Schratz said...

Oooooops, I'm so excited that I forget to write down my email ;-)

Diane Futrell said...

Pretty color on your journal page.
Happy anniversary!!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #2

Cardarian said...

Hi Chris!

Sorry I am so late coming back to you but my garden needed some TLC as I have been crafting away and not paying attention to anything else! Anyway I will be happy to send you an ATC if you send me your address!
My email is doloresdotkerec@gmaildotcom.
Loved the snoop around your blog! Yes I recommend you choose the film next time!:-)
Lots of hugs,

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

A belated Happy 7th Anniversary to you Chris. Thanks for visiting me. Wednesday just went pear shaped here! Definitely your turn to choose a film next. We have The Danish Girl to watch this weekend. I picked up the DVD for £5. Much cheaper than the cinema for us.

Fiona #26

Neet said...

Love your review - you certainly made me smile this morning.
I too have been painting in a journal and my friend and I decided the best way to delete a page we don't want is to use Black over it. If you have some of Dyan's negative stencils it is an easy matter as you can leave nice big patches of colour. Is it this weekend you are there?
Here's to another year of WOYWW friendships
Hugs, Neet 28 xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oops, guess I went backwards with your posts because I know how this one turns out. lol. I think that last X-men film was my least favourite of the series, so sad. hugs :)