Wednesday, 8 May 2013


Another week been and gone! It has been a lovely week though, and here we are are again daring to show what we've got on our desks! This of course, all guided by our Julia at Stamping Ground
I've been experimenting so what's on here may come to nothing at all!
What you see is torn watercolour paper sprayed with Dylusions then coated with Paper Artsy Fresco paints - they are now dry(did them yesterday evening) and the turquoise ones are waiting to have some Jenny Bowlin Ranger paints on them. As you can see I couldn't resist putting a couple of tags to be sprayed too!
Also at the back of my mat are some leftover flowers from a card - not sure what I'll do with those, but I'll pop them away into my little box and use them sometime.
We had a fantastic time with our grandchildren at the weekend - including a trip to Printfest in Ulverston! My GD and I got our hands messy(mine only because I was 'able assistant')by getting involved in a drop in workshop. I think I've mentioned before that she is an expert stamper and weaver but it seems that she's also a dab hand at printing!
Drawing her design - butterflies - no surprises there!
Putting her chosen colour on - red - next best thing to pink!
Then - guess what? - got so involved - forgot to photograph the finished prints! She did carry on to make more prints in different colours and then when we got back to the caravan got some more foam out and made more prints!!
Hope you have a great week, I hear the weather is going to change back to cool so on with the coat again!


Candace said...

Great work!

Tammy said...

Oh, pretty water colors. Looks like some fun backgrounds. Great crafty photos with the kids. Happy WOYWW! Tammy #91

Unknown said...

What a fab workshop for kids Chris. How wonderful to be able to share your crafting with your granddaughter. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 94

Lindsay Weirich said...

Oh, making backgrounds is such fun! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #89

Lindsay Mason said...

Great to see you and your GD both getting so creative as usual - she's a lucky girl! See you on Saturday I hope! Lindsay x x

Carole said...

Crafting kids...fantastic background papers. Thanks for sharing. Snoop on

Zue said...

Are your backgrounds for more calendar pages?
Your little GD is so lovely to see!
Sue /zue

shazsilverwolf said...

I have a tub full of leftover flowers too! I always seem to make a couple too many. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #118 xx

Annie said...

What a fab post. So good to see a little up and coming crafter at work.
A x # 53

Unknown said...

She is such the little crafter. Like the watercolor paper. Happy crafting #1

ria gall said...

two great crafters there with amazing work on their desks so lovely to see the little people crafting bless her
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Caro said...

Love the look of those papers on your desk, but the big smile came from the photos of your gorgeous GD so absorbed in her crafting. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

patcrafts said...

What a wonderful photo of your gorgeous little GD it takes me back a few years when ISABEL used to come with me to AFTH unfortunately she has moved on to other interests. Waiting to see what you do with those lovely backgrounds and looking forward to seeing you on Friday Pat xx

Anne said...

Love the photos of your GD crafting. Love to craft with mine. Wondering what you will do with your backgrounds? Happy WOYWW Anne x #70

glitterandglue said...

Brilliant - love crafting with the grandchildren - great excuse for getting messy!
Have a great week.
Margaret (glitterandglue)

Unknown said...

My GD loves to craft and I love the pics of your grandie.

okienurse said...

isn't it awesome to see the crafty goodness emerging in the grandies! My granddaughter loves to help her father with whatever task he is doing around the house from tiling to woodworking and she is only 4 now. great looking desk. Love those colors! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #36

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh loving the washed chalky effect you've got from the sprays, marvellous. And look at your gorgeous GD, all concentration and knowing exactly what she wants, I love that.


G'day Chris
I usually don't get around for WOYWW till Friday as when Julia posts the link I am at work in the evening here in Oz. My day off isn't till Friday then but I'm home sick all this week so here I am just one day late(I couldn't type yesterday due to sore hands and why I am home!!). love the colours you have got on the water colour papers...wonder how they will end up. Your GD looks cute and I bet her prints were gorgeous too :o)
Annette In Oz #39

Bobby said...

Can't wait to see what you do with all that lovely colored paper.

butterfly said...

Your backgrounds look great - look forward to seeing what's next... and something tells me you've another crafty addict in the making there!
Alison x

Ginny Maxam said...

Love, Love, Love seeing the kids withtheh brayers!! I think art / play is sooo important to kids and helps in thier total development! Thanks for sharing the photos of the kids and of you yummy sesk!! Ginny #120

Neet said...

Looks fun! A future crafter in the making!
Lovely to see you yesterday - thank you so much for the pretty ATC you gave to me - I guess it is a result of this post?
Take care and thank you again.
Hugs, Neet xx

J said...

Looks like your GD was really enjoying herself. Love the colours you've painted your papers in, looking forward to seeing the finished product

Jan S 156