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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 200

Welcome if you are visiting here via Stamping Ground Blogspot
If you wish to find out more about WOYWW hosted by Julia x 
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I am working away on several projects at the moment, by next week I hope to have finished and be able to share those. In the meantime I wanted to show you this one and tell the story that accompanies it. Valerie from The Sum Of All Crafts sent me the blank original house shape from the USA.
I then got busy, covered with distress paint (tarnished brass). Decorated with red and blue glitter gel pens. Lace and different elements and an Art quote. When complete popped in the post all the way back to the USA where if anyone wants to see it is now hanging with more of these designs, created by people all around the world.  I was so glad to do this because she has wonderful Vintage images to share, altered art ideas and Inspires me greatly with her many ideas.

If you would like to see them click here 

Here also is one of my Digital layouts I was playing in CAP2 with the transparency tool. Created this lovely glow on the papers and then clustered elements, I call it digital flower arranging x

So off now to blog hop around the world for WOYWW 200 and then must get busy. Rob Jordan and I have set ourselves a challenge to spring clean the garage! Goodness knows what is in there? I have the next stage of an altered box to work on. Oh and promised to cook something nice for Tea later. We hope for a day out later in the week as Jordan turned 16 and we wanted to do something special together.

Have a Great week everyone 
Heather x


House of Bears said...

What a great idea your first project was, and you made a wonderful job of yours.

Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Heather you create such beautiful projects, it is always a pleasure to visit! Mr M keeps dropping hints about clearing out our garage too but I know for a fact there are at least two woman eating spiders in there so for now I'm pretending I've gone deaf! Thanks for your visit have a great week MMx #73

Angie said...

Cant believe the 'golden Days' is digital????? or it is partially ...what ever it is it is stunningly gorgeous.xx#70

zue said...

I can't believe it either, your digital art as so much depth. Wonderful,


Janene McAnally said...

Oh Heather these are great! I am a digi girl and I just LOVE your golden days! The house quote is soooo true...I might just have to put that saying in an art journal page! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #13

MaggieC said...

Two beautiful projects there, Heather. I love the way you have created that beautiful glow on the second one. Well done on your house being hung over there. thank you for visiting today and your lovely comments. xx Maggie #16

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Very lovely. Have you been to The Graphics Fairy for downloadable vintage image? I love her French typography in particular, and some of the old catalog images.


MA (1)

Gibby Frogett said...

Afternoon Heather Happy WOYWW... what a fabulous house you have created, had a quick peep at the others and looks a great collection. Enjoy the garage spring clean, with a bit of luck the spiders will all be a sleep in this weather. Gill xxx #93

Neet said...

Hope it is a bit warmer where you are if you are clearing the garage.
What a beautiful card you have made with your digi images. It looks like it is die-cuts and I would never have known anything else had I not read about it.
Thanks for sharing and for visiting me earlier.
Hugs, Neet 6 xx

BJ said...

Lovely altered house, especially the border. Thanks for visiting me BJ#60

SueH said...

Loving your little house Heather and your digital LO too. I’ve not had much success doing digi myself but now I have more time I might give it another go. I even went so far as to do an on line course …..and still failed, Lol.

Thanks for stopping by this week.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 72

Ria Gall said...

two really lovely pieces the colours on your digi page are amazing so vibrant

Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
Ria #64

aimee said...

the altered house is adorable!

Laura said...

Love what you've done to the house blank
Thanks for stopping by

Lauren Costello said...

The house is just beautiful! Good luck with the garage and happy WOYWW!

Lauren x

pat said...

Admire your work. I am digitally challenged.

Almo said...

Hi Heather, I'v said it before but your digital images are so real and 3d they are amazing. I love your little house as well, especially that beautiful red flower. Is this another of your amazing images or is it one you have made from lots of punched flowers? facinating. Thanks for your visit earlier. Hugs Mo x

Gill Edwards said...

love the digi layout. thats the only kind of flower arranging i could do ;-D

Gill x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Heather
gosh you are busy this week.. I hope you get it all done. love the little house ... is this something anyone can join in with?
janet #27

Daniella said...

Ugh. Spring cleaning. I actually like to do it, because then everyone is all nice, clean and reorganized!
Your pieces are gorgeous!! I can't even comprehend doing digital!
Happy birthday to Jordan too!!

Nan G said...

Neat house! I'm going buzz over and see what's going on. Love the LO! I know I say it every week but bares repeating....your digi LOs are so cool! Happy WOYWW! Nan #19

Heather Alger said...

I Love the Graphics Fairy <3
yes she has the most Fab collection of images and so many ideas too, I have used a few, must pop over and see what's new there xx

Heather Alger said...

Hi Mo, The flowers were digi,they came from a kit called The Magpies Memories by G&T Designs originally blue and I coloured them red, then printed onto glossy photo paper. I cut them out and decoupaged for depth. The fab girl image was from Fantasy Fairies a Daisytrail digikit, the shaped window was mine. I have a fair few digikits from different designers as love to play around with ideas x

Heather Alger said...

Hi Janet, I was reading the article again - linked on my current WOYWW 200 post and I think Valerie is still doing it.
If you are Interested she has a contact me section on her blog to e mail her. I think I wrote in my post but just to re-confirm. She sends a blank house (card) you decorate it in aquas, reds and cream/whites and then post back to her for her art wall in her cabin.
I guess its a bit like an act of kindness, not a swap :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gosh, Heather... I love that card! The tones are so unusual together but they work so well. And you're right, it does indeed 'glow''s my definite favourite on all the desks I've seen this week!
Gods luck with the spring cleaning...I've just been down at my dads, trying to downsize his stuff before he moves to sheltered accommodation...sigh...what a job. But we are getting there slowly :)
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That little house tag is adorable, but my favorite is your digital collage. I love the color scheme and the way it flows. Blessings!

Lisa-Jane said...

Love the colours in the Golden Days design! Hope your Jordan has a lovely birthday.

Christine said...

Thanks for popping by ........... I used the butterfly stamps ALL OVER my ATCs!!!
Good luck with the garage clear out - hope you find some forgotten goodies in there.

Bishopsmate #75

Claire said...

just gorgeous, like all your creations!
thank you for visiting already and leaving a lovely comment - sorry it's taken a while to reply, kids at home tend to take over :)
belated WOYWW wishes and have a great week!
no. 2

Bridget Larsen said...

wow two awesome products you have produced here
Bridget #47

lisa said...

I love your altered house, what a great project and your digital scrapping always blows me away.
Sorry to be such a late visitor this week.
Hugs Lisax #83