Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What's On Your Worktable Wednesday # 67

It's Wednesday and time to head on over to Julia's Stamping Ground to join the snoopy madness that transpires each week.

Thanks to Nikki for her latest button. I snagged it since I can brag for the 5th week in a row, I made it to all the desks again this week, although it took me into the weekend to do it. Blogger and I don't seem to like each other much, and my biggest problems come from the sites where comments are embedded at the end of the posts like mine, only with the security word enabled.

Remember last week when I left the paper to rust? Some asked where the rocking horses were. Look closely at the lamp shade on the right and the teeny tiny Christmas decoration on the left. I don't think this particular picture will enlarge, since I linked it from last week's post. However, the rest will.

After ONE day, the papers were ready. I removed the protective bag, separated the pages (which I forgot to mention last week), and allowed them to dry. Remember to use protective gloves while doing this.

Late yesterday afternoon, the vinegar smell was mostly all gone, and I sprayed the pages with a sealer. You can also use cheap aerosol hairspray. Again, wear gloves when handling the unsealed pages. Once sealed on both sides, they are safe to handle.

I made it easy for you to see the rocking horse today. It's a glass candy dish.

It only took about five minutes to clean up the mess on my table so I can start my next project and try for a 1/10 rating again this week from Kate.

WOYWWendy and I have filled the candy bowl, so please help yourself to some before leaving. Just be sure to place your candy wrapper in the trash container as you leave, please!

This week's blog is Peggy AplSeeds. She and her sister Patsy, both long time WOYWWers, live in the Philippines. Peggy spends her free time drawing lovely artwork that represents her home, places she visits, and faces that are incredibly lifelike. Her drawings and paintings are stunning. I hope you'll stop by Peggy's WOYWW desk today.

98 thoughtful remarks:

Sue said...

Hi Hun
oh i spy the rocking horse now, teeny one, your paper looks fabulous, lovely post, thank you for the sweetie, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x Well done on getting all the way round i failed last week, hope to make it this week, lovely tidy desk to.xx

Doone said...

hey Elizabeth - love the badge, adore the rusted paper and once again I am off the scale for slobbish untidiness,


Dx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

you surely can brag! visiting all the desks 5 weeks in a row is amazing! those rusted pages look inviting. i hope we will get to see what you will make with them. and thanks again for featuring my blog and for your wonderful compliments! i really appreciate it!

TinaB said...

WoW!!! great work there xx Pass me a sweet lol! xx Hugs Tina xx

Helen said...

Well done you! I didn't manage everyone last week. Love the rusted paper.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

WOW...that's an achievement visiting all desks. Love your candy dish and love how you mention a fellow WOYWW desk. I am going to pop and see Peggy later today. Suzanne (no.27)

Lothian Crafts said...

Well done getting round all the desks 5 weeks in a row. Your papers are looking great I hope to try making some soon.
Elaine

Wipso said...

I love the paper rusting effect....now I want to see what you do with it [I know...I dont ask for much do I?]
Hugs,
A x

joey said...

Hiya

ooooh how cool do those pages look I love that they are not flat and have much character and texture

Joey.x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

You have my greatest respect - I did make it to all the desks last week - but crawled through a few on my hands and knees - I only managed to comment on about a third - it was only my 2nd week here though.........

Morti said...

Cool stuff Elizabeth! Now - am I alone in that I can see a figure on your paper out of the rust marks? Looks a bit like African art.... LOL

Pam said...

The finishd paper looks fab. Hugs Pam x

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Yummy thank you muchly for the candy .... I will put the waste on something.

Loving the rusty idea, but don't think I am yet brave enough.

Hugs
Kay

Bluefairy4U said...

Good Morning Elizabeth, lovely papers now all neatly piled up. See the Rocking horse how cute. Thanks for the sweetie. Neat table. big hugs JO.xxxx

Nikki said...

Your paper pile is just fantastic and just to create the paper alone it's a thing of patience.
You sport your new button well it's getting harder to visit everyone ... I remember when it was a short list and I could beat Wipso .. NOT!! lol

Christine said...

This looks so interesting :-)

Serendipity (Christine) said...

So effective, very clever :-)

JoZart said...

Great snoop, thanks Elizabeth! I spied the dish was a RH but what's that on the last pic? A piglet?? Do they get on together?
Your 6 tiny RHs are well on their way across the pond so hope will be with their friends ASAP.
I was using wire wool as an abrasive to clean something and it rusts so quickly that I thought of you. Also it will be fine shreds to mark the paper/fabric. Might be interesting and I'm going to try it out.
JoZarty x

Susan Allan said...

Your paper looks fantastic and I am very tempted to have a try.

Have a good day
Sue xx

jodpea said...

I'm really surprised how clearly you can see those figures, I was expecting it to be more of an... abstract - for want of a better word - pattern that they left behind. Where'd u get them from, were they garden ornaments or summat originally?

Cardarian said...

Loved the end of the "rusting" story! Great tutorial! Thank you so much! The glass rocking horse is so lovely!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Congrats. on getting around to visit everyone, 5 weeks in a row - that's awesome!! WOYWW really does bring crafty bloggers together in a big way! Love those papers you've altered - look forward to seeing what you make with them.
HUgs, Sylvia xx

Anneliese said...

that rusted paper is brilliant & something I may well just have to try :D .. thanks for sharing it with us :D x

Sarah said...

The rusted paper looks great, definitely sure that there are lots of bits I could use for this technique in OH's playpen

downrightcrafty said...

Hi hun

another fab rating for you and I can only beat you as been too busy at work to actually create any mess :)

The rusted papers look great although I really would not be able to face the smell of vinegar :(

thanks for the mention and the snoop

have a great WOYWW day

Hugs Kate xx

Sarpreet said...

hi, great desk, love your distressed pages, thank you for visiting my blog, Happy WOYWW, The desk is like my side desk to my bed, so it gets drinks, make up, dvds, deodorant, perfume. I have not yet picked up the wrong bottle, yet!!! lol

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh those papers look fantastic :-) I love seeing more of your rocking horse collection. Put your hands over your eyes and just peek a little if you visit mine 'cos it's not a pretty sight :-/ LOL
Anne xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the distressed pages and the business of your desk

Phree said...

Well done for making it round all the desks 5 weeks in a row! Thanks for showing the rusted paper, it looks great.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

That paper turned out beautifully- another project I must add too a long growing list! Thanks for the candy- I remembered to dispose of the wrapper ;)

Scrapcollectr said...

Thanks for the cool peek. Have a great day!

Cath said...

I love the pages they came out a bit different to how I thought they would. I am trying to make my first book cover after reading your blog the other day, so I might be shouting for help! lol

Cathx

butlersabroad said...

That paper is amazing, looks like petroglyphs! Wonder if that's how the ancient Indians did it too! Whatever time do you get up in order to be number 3 on the list??? Or perhaps you don't go to bed!

Hugs
Brenda

Janetlynne said...

...love your opening sentence....can I use it?

My kitty isn't as smart as yours...he couldn't find kitty stickers....but then again he is 17 years old!! But he does love ribbon!!

Have a great week

gemma said...

How cool! Your rusted paper is beautiful.

Claireliz said...

your desk looks very busy there, thanks for sharing
C
xx

Toucan Scraps said...

super papers! I love the way that worked. one day I'll find the space to do it (but little curious fingers will prevent that for a while)

(WOYWW linky 101)

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thanks for the lovely peek. Have a great day! :)

Gaby Bee said...

These papers are really cool. As you know I'm addicted to rust! Can't wait to see what you make with them.

Hugs Gaby

Michellee said...

I love your cool paper.. Very creative.. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Michellee

judith@poppy cottage said...

Wow, the paper looks really interesting, thanks for showing it to us. Love the rocking horse tour too. Judith xx

elle said...

Thanks for the candy

La Dolce Vita said...

your rust technique looks great, I have done a similar technique just using salt and water with a rusty piece of metal, but I found that the rust eventually eats the paper... I am off to check out your links! ciao!!!

Nicks said...

wow that paper looks exciting, must check it out

Marilyn Rock said...

I see an African figure in your rusted paper - very cool! Love it! xxoo

Doone said...

posted comment before Carmen linked me - 49 - not that you need it!!!!!

Lou and Mel said...

The paper looks great - I cant believe it only took one day!

Tertia said...

Such wonderful paper. And here I thought making paper is a messy job.

Chrissie said...

I think you must get the visiting prize! Shows you are a lady of grit and stamina. I love looking for your rocking horses, I think it's really cool to collect such a singular item.
Many thanks for your compliments on my cards, I did make 'em honest, they weren't from Hallmark!
Chrissie

Dawn said...

Yummy rust paper I may have to look back and see how you made this. I have bees so remiss not to visit and I have really missed your lovely tips and art

Love Dawn xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your rusty pages and thank you also for the candy treat ;)
Happy Wednesday
oxo

JoZart said...

I enquired about the thing propped up against the white jar, centre right, in the last pic. It looks like a piglet in a green frock. ???
I missed an o in my link so I reposted and quickly aged from 43 to 71 in a nano second!
Don't forget to try the wire/steel wool stuff!
Thanks for calling in on me!
JoZarty x

Diane said...

These papers turned out wonderful!!--great collage elements.

voodoo vixen said...

Yay! I popped in for a visit to you first today!! You are always so on the ball I end up feeling awful now I can puff my chest out (perhaps not) and feel good! I love the way your rusty paper turned out and it would look so good on the front of a mini book with some keys and pearls and lace... I really must find some rusty stuff from somewhere!!

Tracy Evans said...

Hi there, hope you and Bleubeard are keeping well, can' believe it is Wednesday again. I love love the rusty pages you have created, what fantastic backgrounds and so individual. Love the bowl too, I really enjoyed my snoop today. Have a good day, see you soon, Tracy x

nerllybird said...

Love the rusted paper! I must add it to my list of techniques to try. And well done for getting round everyone last week; I think I did about two thirds and will be trying very hard again this week! I seem to have to sign into my Google account every time, don't know what's going on there.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Those papers look amazing. Great work ~jeni (118)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I am so impressed with all this rustiness (is there such a word?)I must give it a go.

Happy creating.....A.xx(18)

Ciara said...

And to think I was proud at getting round 75% of the desks last week, you sure put me to shame!! You are an inspiration to us all!!

Thanks for your kind words on my page, look forward to catching up next week :-)

Ciara
xx

Carmen said...

The papers are gorgeous! Can't believe how quickly you got tidy! I'm STILL trying to clear my desk. My OH came in, took one look at the carnage and scuttled out to his shed. I tried to point out that at least my shelves are tidy to his retreating back... somehow don't think he cares :D

Halle said...

Cool paper! I'd forgotten about that project...glad you showed the results...

Stressed Stamper said...

small horse this week and thats with my glasses on!....sweets did someone mention sweets!....love the papers - but on my tiny desk I do not think it could take it and the smell of vinegar would smell the whole house, and knowing someone in my house they would knock it over...

Carola Bartz said...

Love those rusty papers - and the rocking horses! Happy WOYWW, Carola - 112

Penni said...

These look great

Hugs
Penni
X

Esther said...

Hi - Happy WOYWW..great rusty papers. I'm giving myself a week before my mess starts creeping out of the storage drawers!!

Twiglet said...

Love the bragging buttton - I shall never manage to visit everyone , I am to slow and too nosey!!!

Sheena said...

love the look of your rusty paper x
I spy a little glass rocking horse

Julia Dunnit said...

Well thanks for the sweetie (LOVE the dish), but really this tidying up thing is really a thing for you - wanna come on over and have a go in this little room? I really like the rusted paper, how clever you are. Took me till MOnday to finish last weeks desks, but I figure once posted, there's no hurry really, huh!

Carolynne said...

Love the rusty paper it has turned out really well, hope you show us what you make with it.

xx

Margaret said...

cool results Elizabeth! I like your pages very much.

madebyKarla said...

Love the results! I gotta give this a try sometime!

Sunshine Girl said...

Those pages look fabulous - love your rocking horses and thanks for the candy!

kristie said...

ohhh LOVE those distressed papers!I HAVE to try that! thnks for shareing!
I cant waitto see what you make with them!

Alicia.R. said...

I love your papers, so inspiring. And congrats on getting around to everyone, I just end up fighting with the comment fields a lot as I have my own url not a blogger one. Thanks for sharing.
Alicia.R. (#81)

Linda C said...

Those papers look so interesting. I hope you post the finished project on a WOYWW post.

Dragon said...

Very interesting and enjoyable... Taa for the sweetie and I took the wrapper home to alter it in some way!!!! Thanks for tour lovelycommets and yes it is late here now... Almost 2am... Blogging is so addictive!!!
Hugs
Frankie
xx

craftimamma said...

At the moment I can't conceive of ever getting round all the WOYWW desks so well done you! Last week I got absolutely nowhere with Mr Blogger who just would not let me comment. Ssssh, but so far so good this week. I still won't make it round everyone though because I get to engrossed in reading older posts on EVERY blog I visit, Lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Scrapcollectr said...

Thx for telling me about my linky problem. I got back on line and now I'm #148! =D

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Girl that is some cool stuff you made!! thanks for all the really nice comments on my blog.. and your cat is super cute too!! thanks for the info on how to do that paper!! and I am going to check my blog to make it easyer to leave a comment.
Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin (#102)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Elizabeth, so impressed over here, all the desks and you find time to bring us up to date on the rusting technique, brilliant by the way, the sweets today were a lovely touch, I think I may be back LOL Thanks for your kind comments :0) xx

Kay said...

I can see the rocking horse this week! Sorry I'm late, blogger refused to play yesterday!

Theresa said...

Love how the paper turned out Elizabeth! You're inspiring me to tidy up my desk girl! Happy WOYWW even if it is Thursday:)

triciasconfetti said...

Thanks for visiting my desk - don't think I could manage to visit everyone - not enough hours in the day!!
Altered books - now thats a bit out of my comfort zone - but yours look amazing.
x Tricia

Deb said...

wow, that looks amazing, you must have endless patience! especially for visiting everyone, wish I could, love having a nose, will try harder this week! hugs Debx

Alisonw30 said...

Have I missed the sweeties?! Ah, there is one left...not anymore...yum! ;-)

lisa said...

Your comment left perfectly on mine, thanks so much for stopping by and I admire you so much for getting round all the desks, what an achievement.
Your paper looks amazing.
Hugs Lisax

Rachael said...

Fantastic paper what a brilliant technique. Thank you for the blog comment :) and I defo agree that MS puches are fab. I am yet to put mine down! xx

Pauline said...

HI, your comment came through thank you, although some people have left comments and they have gone straight to my spam box, blogger is misbehaving! Your paper looks fab, and your desk is lovely and neat!

Linda said...

The papers are gorgeous! What a cool technique.

Paula Gale said...

Hi Elizabeth

I haven't posted my desk this week, but it was a pleasure coming to visit yours. especially to see that Wendy is keeping an eye on your space overlooking your tidy desk...

the rocking horse dish needs filling up with some more candy - or did you have a full one before the photo and you and wendy ate it all!!

'see' you soon, take care

Paula x x x

Anne said...

Wow, you've done brilliantly visiting all the desks - I do try, but don't often make it past fifty!

The journal pages are fabulous, simply fabulous. One day I will definately have a go at something like this, but I feel rather intimidated by it - it's so outside anything I've done before - but the effects are great, so I should really just get stuck in and try!

Sarah Youde said...

Love your artwork and all that rusting :)

Linda Elbourne said...

ooooo always lots of lovliness going on here ... I have only just started desk hopping this week and I am now on a mission to get that badge :0)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wow great desk, loving all of your artwork. Thanks for the lovely birthday message you left me, hugs Heidi xxx

Piddawinkle said...

wow 94 comments before me, I am no 118 and i am returning your visit, those pages look fab now what are you going to do with them now :)

Rachel said...

It took you 5 minutes to tidy your table? I'm sorry but, despite loving your art and your blog, I hate you. I favour the push and shove technique! But those papers are gorgeous.

The Paper Princess said...

Wow, Elizabeth, I always learn so much from visiting your blog. For instance, I didn't know Peggy and Patsy were sisters! I hadn't seen the new WOYWW button until you posted it (which means I need to pop on over to Nikki's site - I am SO behind - this has been a tough, busy week!) - and, of course, there are always the new and fabulous artsy things you post! I always scan through everything on my visits so it takes forever to go thru everyone's blog (probably why I won't be posting that new badge anytime soon!) But, your muse has been on overtime as of late, it appears!

MISS Bluebeard (seems like awhile since he has made a Wed appearance!) I think I missed the rocking horse too although it's 50-50 it's me just overlooking it. Sorry Blogger has been Mr Stinker this week. Hope you had a faster load on your visit this week. Now I'm rambling but it's been awhile since we've chatted so really, just wanted to catch up and let you know I am thinking of you, dear friend!

Ramona :-)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Elizabeth! I am in AWE of your industriousness and all you are able to accomplish! You are an AMAZING woman! So talented and warm and encouraging and AWESOME! Just looking at your posts makes me tired with all you've been able to do, and you go through all the WOYWW posts too! You HAVE to give us your secret!