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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 194


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Hi Everyone, hope you have had a Lovely week.
My week whizzed by. Had some creative time playing 
with water and Distress Ink to make pastel coloured papers.
 
Used a mixture of stamps including some free ones with 
Issue 8 of Creative Stamping magazine.
Once dry hand painted these using zig pens water colour style.


Added a little extra sparkle to the girl stamp once coloured 
with gelly roll pens. Will use as card toppers in due course.

I also started making this Cute Little bird house, just a simple print, cut out and glue together.
Added a painted stamp and some tissue paper. Not finished yet some more decorating to do x



Was so pleased too as I won a Digital challenge at Daisytrail
for photo filter effects...

This was achieved using a combination of posterize 
and tweaking colour gradients.

Happy Crafting and have a Great week
Heather x

edit: The Bird house template was from Serif Craft Artist 2.






74 comments:

House of Bears said...

Hello there. We love your girly image, and your colouring is fab. Thanks for visiting the bears today.

Andrea said...

my you've been busy i love your stamping the colours are so soft not sure how you get that effect? and that bird house is sweet. my such a range of work you have many talents thanks for visiting me also. have a great week Andrea#15

Claire said...

wow! what wonderful creations!! love the birdhouse and the last card best, i think - amazing!!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
and thanks for stopping by already and leaving a lovely comment x
no. 30

Hammers said...

Hi Heather, thanks for swinging by my blog. Love your cards, the stamping is amazing! Happy WOYWW. Cx #99

Gibby Frogett said...

Morning Heather, Happy WOYWW...my you have been busy this week, so many lovely things to see. LOVE them all... happy crafting..Gill xxx #103

jill said...

What a beautiful Girl image on your card & a fun bird house also. Happy woyww, jill #33

scrappyjen said...

oooh very pretty projects, thanks for visiting me, jenx

Anne said...

Lovely, lovely creations. I adore the bird house. Thanks for visiting me this week. Anne x #99

Neet said...

Love your digi work. Love the pastel coloured papers you made and the finished cards are beautiful.
Thanks for visiting me and happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet xx

Marit said...

You are a very 'detailed' worker (I'm not...) and I LOVE to see that! Happy woyww Marit #95

Spyder said...

aw, those flowers are really lovely and can be placed on anyting and look great! A good stamp to get I think! Happy WOYWW?! Have a great crafty week!
((Lyn)) #63

Winnie said...

Wow Heather! I love the distress color background papers you made to use for future projects. Your lady with the awesome hair and flower is just lovely. She could be used for any occasion. I have yet to try any kind of digital creating and your last piece is stunning (love the colors..) I must look into the digital stuff..I haven't even used a digital stamp yet...Thanks for the visit...Have a great week! Winnie#92

Eliza said...

Wow love your digi image card it looks brilliant, great distress backgrounds and your birdhouse looks awesome. gosh so much going on, good for you.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza

Belinda said...

Heather,

Oh your coloring is so beautiful. This is just the creative inspiration I like to get first thing in the morning. I love the little house. So pretty. Isn't it great to get stamps with magazines? Such a treat.

If your free come play on my desk!

Have a blessed day!
Belinda (66)

Nan G said...

You're photo image is amazing! Love the effects you've created. Looks like you're a busy lady. Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

Janene McAnally said...

Heather LOVE your work!! I do a lot of digi work too!! But I have just gotten back into painting and doing art journaling and loving the feel of paint and inks on my hands!
Janene #103

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Loving that birdhouse - so cute. Is it a template? And where? They could be a lot of fun to make. Inquiring minds want to know! :)

MA (16)

Lindsay Weirich said...

how productive! love the papers! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #115

Redanne said...

Oh what gorgeous work you do! I love the little birdhouse and your posterizing and colour gradients have turned out so beautifully! Thanks for your visit. Hugs, Anne x #37

Di said...

Beautiful work there! Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #53

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a lovely selection of things you've made.

Sandy Leigh said...

Love how the girl stamp turned out! Very pretty. Thanks for visiting today! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #113

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Don't those flowers make a difference to the girl and the bird house? So pretty, I really like the effect! thanks for dropping by :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Debs Willis said...

Love the Distress ink backgrounds

Thanks for stopping by

Happy WOYWW

Debs #101

Daniella said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that birdhouse!! That is amazing!!!
I also love your girl stamp that you colored!!!
And I have no idea about digital art, but whatever you got it is beautiful!!!
xxDaniella#104

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your win over at Daisytrail - your layout is gorgeous. I've not mastered any of those more intricate digital techniques yet - should practice more perhaps. Love the flower in the girl's hair - very effective. Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

Rebekah said...

You've been busy! Lots of creative fun! The birdhouse turned out beautiful!!

Deb said...

wow, you have been busy, your makes are so beautiful, that bird house is so adorable!
Debxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely things on your desk! Love the girl and the bird house is just fabulous! Thanks for your visit! Chris141

Becky said...

I never knew you could use zigs as watercolors! So fun! Love your birdhouse!!

StampinCarol said...

Wow! You got a lot accomplished! Your digi challenge is really cool but I just LOVE your birdhouse!! Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
Carol N #117

Ria Gall said...

congrats on you win what a great image looks wonderful. The girl that you turned into a topper is a tattoo I have on the inside of my wrist,
the little bird house is delightful
Wishing you a really great WOYWW
Ria #73

Laura said...

Ooh, I like I like! The birds house is gorgeous!
Happy WOYWW, have a super week,
Laura 146

Angela said...

I've really enjoyed seeing your amazing creations, thank you for sharing :) I especially love the pretty bird house, am feeling most inspired, thank you! Congratulations on winning the challenge! And thanks for your great comments about my cards. Wishing u a fabulous crafty week :) AngelGreetings xx #150

scrappymo! said...

Wow...lots to share with us today. Your backgrounds turned out so nice...and great to use a free stamp for a change!!!

The birdhouse looks pretty finished to me...Wonder what you will add...

Congrats on winning that award...I am hopeless on the computer so am in awe of people that know all these techniques.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Can't wait to see your birdhouse finished - I LOVE birdhouses. well done on your digi win your layout is so cool. Happy WOYWW! MM x #101

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful! I LOVE that little birdhouse, so cute!

HUgs
Brenda 114

Caro said...

Wow! What amazing creations...your digi image is stunning and those distress ink backgrounds are so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

Tamika said...

Thanks for dropping by Heather! I love the girl stamping and the bird house! Tamika#131

mamapez5 said...

Hi Heather. Your pastel papers are very pretty and I love the girl with flowers in her hair. Well done on your win. I am just discovering more and more about photo editing and digital scrapping. I'm loving it but it doesn't leave me with enough time for my other crafting! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Kate x #84

Lauren Costello said...

Hi Heather! You have a beautiful blog! The pastel coloured papers are just gorgeous! Congratulations on your win over at DT too!

Lauren (missrory89 on DT!)

X

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Heather
You have some gorgeous projects on the go this week! The girl stamp is fab, so much you could do with it. Your little bird house has given me an idea of a project I could do with the children at school, so thank you! Many thanks for stopping by my new blog and being so encouraging. Much appreciated. have a happy week
Lynda x #160

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gorgeous creations, love your very talented art works!I'll come back:-)
Hugs Anja

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW fun photos, liking all your creative designs. Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy...Happy WOYWW

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's always a delight to visit you, Heather. You are a true artist and always have amazing projects going on!

Thanks for taking the time to come by the Playhouse and leave me some love! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #48

toni said...

Hi there Heather, looks like you've been very busylots of lovely projects on the go toni x111

maureenjscott said...

What gorgeous projects! love your bird house! So pretty!
Mo xxx #81
thanks for visiting my blog today! x

Linda said...

Gorgeous projects - the bird house is so sweet.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Heather
I think this is my first visit to see you lovely work... all very cute ihave always loved the girl stamp it is good to see something different on it. I have become a follower so I will pop back again soon
janet #32

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by to see me today. Some lovely projects here, I particularly like the bird house - I really need to carve some time out to play with my CA2, I'm sure a couple of things aren't working but I have only really done the odd mock up or insert since I've had it - no time to play! Happy WOYWW Cindy #68

VonnyK said...

I love all of your work and the birdhouse is gorgeous.
Congrats on your win, the image is amazing.
Von #62

Kaz Brown said...

that girl stamp is absolutely gorgeous!!! love all of your projects. Happy WOYWW!!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Heather,

Oh, love the girly girl card! The flower definitely adds a bit of pizzazz! The birdhouse is very cool too.

Thanks for visiting me already!

Happy WOYWW
peace, Kay #2

April Story said...

Wow - you have been very busy. :-) Love the backgrounds and the birdhouse. Your lady with the flower in her hair is very glamorous. Thank you for stopping by my blog. April #130

BJ said...

Oh dear, cold knocked me for 6 again yesterday, then computer had a problem so DH had it all evening. Cutey birdhouse there. Thanks for stopping by and Happy belated WOYWW BJ#4

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i'm dropping by to say hi and thank you for visiting me! what lovely projects you've finished!
happy WOYWW!
hugs,#12
peggy aplSEEDS

akilli melek said...

wow Heather, love that photo effect that you got. I have craft artist but struggle to get anything that I like done with it
thanks for popping by
caroline#168

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hello Heather,
You have been one busy and creative lady, beautiful projects, I love the soft colors you are working in. Congrats on the win for your digital work, well deserved, this piece is wonderful!
enJOY a lovely day,
Kimberly

Karen K said...

WOW Heather, you have been busy, everything is super gorgeous, I love your originality, you clearly have a lot of talent. My favourite this week, the girl with the flower in her hair.

K x

JB said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your green digital project is amazing xJBx

JB said...

Thanks for visiting me. Your greeny digital project is amazing xJBx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Heather, you are such a brilliant designer. Love your fabulous ditial projects. Thank you for sharing.... :)

Lizzie said...

Hello Heather, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my rainbow books!
I thought I would come and see what was going on here - and I am glad I did. What a good idea, to make your own papers and turn them into card toppers. I have kind-of lost my card-making "mojo" in recent months - perhaps I will have a go at this technique (maybe next weekend, when I'm away with some blogging friends, for a crafting weekend!). Thanks for sharing the lovely idea anyway.
The digi page is great - I actually thought it was a paper scrap page, as it has a lot of depth. Love the effects you achieved - it deserved its prize!

Lisa-Jane said...

I love that little bird house! #85

MaggieC said...

Beautiful designs. Have never used Zig pens so I am not sure what they do, but the results you have achieved are stunning. Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #42

Gita said...

Hi Heather. Sorry i'm late..work and all. No time to make comments til the next afternoon. The pastel backgrounds you made are really nice!! Brigita #134

Helen said...

Hi Heather thank you for popping by - I am having a late catch up. I love your digital design - It is no wonder you won. I love the unusual colour combination. Gorgeous! Belated Happy WOYWW from Helen 82

RosA said...

I love that digitally altered photo effect! Wish I knew how to do that! Beyond my technical skills, I'm afraid :) Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment.

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely creations-esp love the birdhouse! Happy WOYWW!

Queen Lightwell said...

Congratulations on the digital art win! That's a pretty fab piece, no wonder you won. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog already and leaving me a sweet comment! Deeyll #159

sandra de said...

Love love love your digital challenge win.
Sandra

Pallavi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog..I love your card with the girl!

Craftychris said...

Your digital art is fabulous, the birdhouse is gorgeous and I love your backgrounds too. The girl stamps is really cool! xx

HeatherM said...

You have been very busy! I love all of the work you have shown, especially the birdhouse. Wonderful colors. :-)
HeatherM #147