Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Trio of Houses and My Desk

Another beautiful Wednesday, well it's still dark out but it's supposed to be really nice!  We are having a bit of a heat wave but tomorrow it's supposed to cool down and probably rain.  Bummer as we are planning to go on an overnight trip to Willcox, AZ to play at Apple Annie's.  Anyway, today is the weekly Blog Tour of Desks day.  This fun tour is sponsored by head desker and cool lady Julia at the Stamping Ground.  It's week 332.  I've been enjoying this weekly get together for a few years and love seeing what other crafty people's desks look like and many times I see great projects.  If you don't know what this blog tour is about please go to the Stamping Ground and click on the What Is WOYWW button at the top of her page.

My desks looks a bit dark as I forgot to lighten it when I was cropping the pic.  But you can see that I'm getting my cards together for grand children and great grandchildren.  There's a pack of Hershey bars on the far left under some cards, then a couple cards and a little treat box.  There is also a bag of caramel candies which is going into the treat boxes.  Oh, and a dark red coffee mug.  I found some really cool stencils at Jo-ans pertaining to coffee and a special paint pen.  I have 8 mugs that came with a couple sets of dishes that I'll decorate and sell.  Stay tuned for that.

Last week I was telling you that I'd be gone most of the day learning a bit of mixed media.  Oh my gosh did Judy and I have fun!!  The kits gave us the link to a video on what to do but we switched things up a bit after seeing a photo from a friend and what she did.  Here's my 3 houses.

Originally the houses were to be pastel blue with white flowers.  We opted for yellows and oranges.

Here's a close up of the stenciling with modeling paste, splatters, stamping, etc.  We also used acrylic paint, glaze, and ink sprays.

We used sponges to add color to the white flower die cuts then dabs of glaze and glitter.  I think we'll be making for of these.  I originally was thinking of making these for a Christmas gift but they're staying on my shelf!

Ok, that's the end of my post today.  Please remember to pop over to the Stamping Ground to continue on the tour.  Grab your favorite drink and be prepared to spend of bit of time! 


Suzanne Alexis said...

It seems like you're really busy! The workshop sound so informative.

Suzanne #44

Julia Dunnit said...

Funny how you cant part with something when you've had so much fun making it. How nice to hear too, gotta love a good workshop! Your halloween pieces look lovely, what fun. And I have to say, the idea for the mugs is brilliant, will watch with interest!

Barb said...

Oh lots of Halloween goodies on you busy desk. Those little houses are absolutely beautiful. I can understand why you have decided to keep them. It sounds as if you had lots of fun. Have a lovely week. Barbx #33

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

So love those little houses they are so sweet. It's great to be able to work with friends, just love it. Love your Halloween cards too. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm not surprised you can't part with those gorgeous little houses, they're so pretty!! I love the detail on the flowers. Your Halloween stuff is coming along nicely...I've got to make tags or something for the Crop. See if I can get some ideas on Pinterest :-)
Hugs, LLJ 10'xxx

Clare said...

Love the 3 houses. Jumbleberries xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pretty little houses. I like those warm colors better than the blues you were to do them in. All those H'ween goodies on your desk! Looking good. I want to go to Apple Annie's sometime but I hate road trips. Maybe an overnight would make it better. I'm such a homebody! No desk for me today. I knew I wouldn't have time to visit folks but I did share a card.

Sofie V said...

I love the little houses you made! They are so colorful!

Greetings, Sofie #46