Wednesday, 16 November 2011

WOYWW - Some of it is not even for Christmas

Only one thing for Christmas this week from me, still working on DS advent calender, all the stitching is in place and I am just quilting Santa - I am really pleased with the way it is looking.  The table of determinate purpose is getting more of a look in this week so I have something to display. At the end of last week I finished my card for the Quick Cards competition - 12 days of Christmas it is not as elaborate as my previous entries so not sure if it will get anywhere - but I scanned it in and plan to print off copies to send out as my cards this year:


Meanwhile on my desk today are these non Christmas treats:


On the right I signed up for a free course on Willowing with Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal learning how to draw and colour Mandalas. Very relaxing and an interesting experience, this was the result of the first lesson part 2 tomorrow . On the left is the start of my last memory box for a wedding this weekend in lovely Durham, I am intrigued to see what is going to happen I found an image transfer technique.  Basically coat a piece of cardstock with washable PVA glue in a thin layer and allow to dry.  Print picture on to cardstock (I had to flip my photo of Durham castle and cathedral in picture manager so it is the right way in the end). Apply a thin layer of mod podge to the area of wood that you want to apply the picture then press down while still wet and make sure picture is well adhered to the wood. Then wait overnight so here we are:


Tomorrow evening I will apply water to the cardstock and gradually rub away leaving hopefully the finished transferred image. If it works well then I shall do the same idea with the date - if not paint will be coming out!

Hope you are all having a good week and may you get round lots of desks and experience lots of goodness via Mrs Dunnit :)



25 comments:

Sarah said...

just one Chrimbo thing - phew I'm relieved as I'm still on zero Christmas cards! Enjoy the relaxing colouring therapy - I can imagine it;s very soothing. Good luck with the rest... Thanks for sharing today, Sarah at 2.

Helen said...

Love your just one Christmas thing.. need to get some more cards made but haven't felt in the mood this week after work, I just slob out in front of the telly! Yikes. it's getting close.
Happy WOYWW from no 12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like your Twelve Days of Christmas very much - it's simple and bold, way better then fussy in my opinion!
What fun to be creating mandalas - there's something quite hypnotic about them. Please may I colour one in nicely if I'm a good girl?? LOL, no chance of that!!
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx

Bridget Larsen said...

Goodluck with the Christmas stuff. I love doing Mandalas and yes you are right it is very relaxing, I did that for my graphic design course
Bridget #29

Hazel said...

Super Christmas cards - and the mandalas look interesting - Hazel WOYWW #43 x

Neil said...

Hi there; thank you for sharing your place of creativity with us this week, it was great to pop in and visit.
Neil #58

Sunshine Girl said...

Hello again! Not tried that transfer malarcky - hope it works for you! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sunshine Girl – No 34

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there, just found was not following you yet thought it was time!! and yes love the way craft is an exploration where you learn new techniques ands see where they lead you thanks for popping over to my palce and having a chat, and happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. 38

JoZart said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, they've all really cheered me up now my family has gone home. Looks like you've been really crafty busy with more to come.
Love JoZarty x

Cathy said...

Just doing a quick pass through today ... I am going to get everyone visited!!! I need to get on with Christmas makes.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx #19

CraftyLoops said...

Does this transfer technique work with inkjet printers? It would be amazing if it did. I was always lead to believe it only ever works with laser printers. Cant wait to see how it turns out. Lee xx

MvM-design said...

Great desk , thanks for sharing!
Have a happy WOYWW!;-)
Hugs Marleen #10

dianneo said...

The only mandalas I've seen were small and I didn't even want to attempt to color. Love your large ones! Much more manageable.

jude said...

So many of us are all now in the christmassy mode,mind not long to go 38 days i beleive.Can't wait o see finished box.
Have fun filled creative week .Happy Woyww
hugs judex 6

Doone said...

ooh I'm sure you will get loads out of your willowing course, and yup, it is time to be doing the 'c' thing...

Dx

Marjo said...

Sounds very exciting. Great workspace this week. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a great WOYWW,
xoxo Marjo #109

fairy thoughts said...

fab calendar
happy woyww thanks for sharing
janet

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow...you've got somr pretty cool projects on the go! I hope you share these every Wednesday because it's getting difficult to visit any other time. Busy time of the year and there are things I don't want to miss. Have a super week!

butlersabroad said...

I love those PB stamps, brilliant job. I was looking everywhere for the photo of my home city and it's beautiful cathedral but I finally realised it's not finished yet! Hope it works out for you.

Hugs
Brenda 86

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea with the "C" Card - which incidentally I think is great. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #9

Twiglet said...

Love your 12 days of C. I have few more cards to make but got waylaid making a sock doll today. x Jo

MaggieC said...

What a good idea to mix Christmas with other things. It help to keep things fresh. Your 12 days of Christmas is fresh and bright, a really good idea for such a complicated design.

Morti said...

I have that set of Penny Black stamps! They're great, aren't they? Good luck with the image transfer technique - I've not been brave enough to try it yet!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

For being number 1 this week, I'm awfully late visiting. I'm so sorry I'm late, but, after a computer crash I had to stop by and get a bit of inspiration from your Christmas card images and memory box. Good luck with the transfer. I do it often, but seem better at tape transfers than gel transfers.

BTW, you asked the difference between my main floor and basement craft spaces. Upstairs I work with fabric, paint, and paper. Downstairs I also work with fabric, but the dyeing process only. I call the upstairs my mostly dry room, and the downstairs my wet room. I make assemblages and such down there. Great question and I may try to answer it next week on WOYWW!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the 12 days of Christmas card and it will be interesting to see how the memory box with the image transferring technique turns out. Elizabeth x #78