Yes my little helper this week wanted to get involved (can you imagine how many takes that took to stop her from gobbling up all her food before I managed to take a clear picture!)
If you didn't know already WOYWW is the brainchild of Julia at Stamping Ground.
This is quite an exciting WOYWW for me today because next wednesday is my 1st blogoversary and I wanted to let you know that next week I shall be having a lovely blog giveaway. Also, in order to mark my birthday I am starting a new blog feature called "FFFF" FRIDAY's FIVE FEATURED FOLLOWERS, where every Friday, from 1st April 2011, I will pick 5 of my followers to feature on my blog - I can put links to etsy, folksy and e-bay stores,you may even want to try a tutorial, aswell as obviously showcasing the 5 featured follower's. I'm really quite excited about it - let's just hope I don't get any technical hitches along the way! So to be featured in "FFFF" just become a follower and you can be involved.
As for my workdesk, well as usual it is complete chaos, so much so that yet again I have moved onto the kitchen table!!
I have been trying out "distressing" methods after having borrowed a friend's TH Compendium of Curiosities.
I stamped the first piece of paper with embossing ink and just left it to dry. After 10 minutes or so I used distress inks and gently blended in the colours - I love the way the distress ink resist the embossing ink so that you can see the stamp pattern still. I then did the same on a smaller piece of paper but after stamping with the embossing ink I sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and heated it. It was a bit thick and splodgy but the distress inks still resisted nicely.
Thirdly I did the same again using the stamp and embossing ink but whilst still a bit wet I sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Pearl powder over it, tapped it off again and then used a kitchen towel to wipe off the excess powder. This was a lovely effect butI learned that you cannot rub distress ink over this (you end up rubbing the stamped image off!)
After playing with this I thought I better not waste the bits of paper so I made a card. The main card background has the Shimmer Pearl effect stamped on it, the flower in the centre is just using a stamp with the embossed ink and distress ink - as for the embossed powder one - well, that was a splodge so I did bin it!!
Have a wonderful WOYWW and remember if you want to join in "FFFF" just become a follower!