Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Once again, it's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday! I do like to play along but don't always get to comment on everyone's posts. I'm trying, though! :)

So this is what I'm looking at this morning. Actually, I had to shovel everything to the left to type today, but this is how it will return in a minute. The little "staged" section smack in the middle (on the cutting mat) is me getting ready to do a tutorial on my style of image layering. The stamped images on the keyboard are what I thought I'd be working on this morning, but had to shove aside for the tut prep.

I'm really tickled to share these little gems. They unpainted clay was given to me by a new, extremely crafty friend who has yet to blog [*waving at Michelle while also poking her about blogging*]. She found these ultra cool molds and slapped some polymer clay into them. They were baked to a delicious hardness (that really looks like chocolate...) and I painted with Lumiere acrylic paints. I'll use them as flower centers or some such bauble. Neat - thanks again, Michelle!

I have a collection of vintage buttons and now am in search of molding compound to make my own baubles. :) There's porcelain clay out there, just calling to me.

The other thing I want to point out is my computer screen. It's Tim Holtz's first tag for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2010 extravaganza. I stalked Twitter as photos of his work in progress were uploaded last night. I was well asleep when it went live, but it was exciting anyway. Just looking at his tutorial gives me great ideas for products I already have on hand. Love!

Thanks for visiting my workdesk. If you want to play along, check out Julia's post here.



Lizzybobs said...

love your crafty desk today and see you are another follower of Sir Tim - thanks for sharing have a good week and show us what you do with those lovely buttons keep warm and be crafty lv Liz

Susanne said...

Beautiful baubles. Thanks for the peek at your space.

Adorebynat said...

Your desk is waaayyy neater than mine. And those little gems are precious. Great addition to your beautiful cards, I'd bet :-)

Sarah said...

these buttons are absolutely divine. I love buttons like but it is getting hard to find vintage ones for a normal price and I hate to buy mass-produced commercial ones. I will defintely have to lookinto this one - thanks for such a great post and tip!
sasa 7

Nicky said...

Great desk love the honesty of pushing things to one side lol - enjoy doing your tags and those are lovely gems ~ thanks for sharing ~ Nicky ~30

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great desk and fab buttons!

Maarit (104)

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Another week seems to have around so quickly. It's nice to see a lovely neat and tidy desk with lots of goodies on there to have a good old play with. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 40)

Micki said...

OMG, I just scrolled through your posts and have to say my jaw just dropped. Love love love your style and I've subscribed :-) And thank you for your sweet, sweet comment. Believe it or not but that was my very first chunky tag :-).