Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Hello friends, thanks for popping by to see whats on my work desk today and thanks to all who visited last week and are new followers its great to make so many new friends! Here is a piccie of my desk this week..

I must confess that I am not much of a stamper or even a colourer, I like colouring, I can colour in the lines but i'm not confident about the shading and stuff. So this week I decided that I would have a little play and have been using my distressed inks and a blender pen to stamp and colour the little dog image on the card on my desk for my son's 13th birthday this weekend. Any advice from you seasoned stampers is greatly appreciated, I am in awe when I see your work!

I have also been flicking through cards magazine, has this gone out of publication in the UK? I can't find it anymore! The spotty box file is full of scraps, I cleaned out a whole two draws of bits of paper and have filed them according to colour and whether they are plain or patterned. Its worked really well and I have now used alot of my scraps up because I don't have to hunt through two drawers to see what there is!

Hope over to our wonderful host Julias Blog to join in with WOYWW. I am of to Sugar and Spice in Barleylands now for a scrapbooking class where we will learn a new technique every week so will come and visit you later!

Have a great week!

Tracey x


Susan Allan said...

Glad to see you are being adventurous. I am not at all adventurous in my stamping; I keep things simple and use black or coffee inks. Looking forward to seeing what you make, though!
Sue xx 67

Anonymous said...

It might help to clear emboss the images you're working with before colouring as it allows you to keep inside the lines easier. I also like to use the aqua brushes with inks for a softer look when colouring, the blending stumps work really well with pencils too. Good luck, and keep practicing, it's really the only way to progress!!

Brenda 99

Marjo said...

Sounds like fun! Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Wipso said...

Good luck with the colouring. I'm really a fabric crafter so can't really help.
A x

Tertia said...

Your desk looks so neat and tidy!
Tertia 93

Chrissie said...

This all looks so neat and organised... well done for experimenting with your colouring... I think you just need to keep experimenting until you find a colouring medium which suits you!That magazine looks great on the outside, I don't recall ever seeing one before!

Twiglet said...

Your work space looks so inviting - cosy, neat and comfy!

lisa said...

Your desl looks very organised. I love your spotty scraps box. Can you come and sort mine out now, tht's a job on my to do list but I never seem to get round to it. Perhaps I need to get a lovely box to keep them in and that'll spur me into action.
I know what you mean about colouring and shading, this is a bit of a mystery to me too. There are some great tutorials around in Blogland, have a google.
Lucky you living close to Marion. She's new to me but I loved her show on QVC last week and her work is beautiful. My card was totally inspired by what she demoed!!
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs Lisax

Nicky said...

Love your space and that spotty box - best thing with colouring and shading is to play lots some will work some will not but you will then learn your own style - I also got lots of tips from the Passion for Promarkers Blog tutorials ~ Nicky 45

Nina said...

Hi luv, lovely to see you yesterday! I think that mag has gone under. Such a shame :(
X x x

Sunshine Girl said...

Hope you got on ok with the distress inks - I have tried but am never happy with the results - more practice required i think! dont know about the card magazine I am afraid. Thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog.

karen said...

You have a great space here! Sorry, no advice on colouring, I am fairly new and am still learning myself :)
xoxo Karen

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