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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

WOYWW - Week 197

Hello Blog Friends and WOYWWers

First up I would like to thank my latest followers, thank you so much for joining me on my crafty journey.  If you are looking in and wondering what on earth WOYWW is or why I am showing you my messy desk then please go over and visit our Hostess, Julia, HERE who will explain why crafters from around the world are sharing their desks.

Sorry that I have missed the last couple of weeks but we have the Builders in, building an extension and a new downstairs bathroom.  We are in a mess, to say the least and have had to go out to get away from the noise and dust - it will all be worth it in the end though and we are really looking forward to that day (in about 4 weeks time).

Anyway, here is my desk today, click on the photo for a clearer view:


Lots of things, my box of ready made flowers, some lace, a fish picture, lots of bits and pieces. In the back are my new Tim Distress Paints, my latest love! On the shelf is a canvas and a couple of poppy tags I made for some friends.

When I last joined in WOYWW I was expecting Granddaughter 2 (she is 5) and we were drawing and colouring in fish.  The frame in the middle, with the fish is a duplicate of the one I made for her.  Here is a close up.

I am happy with the way this turned out.  The frame is coloured with Distress Paints with crackle glaze over the top, the fish is coloured with Distress Stains, the background has been coloured with Distress Paints.  The water at the bottom is made using a stencil, embossing paste, perfect pearls and heated until bubbling - love that technique!

That's it from me this week, I look forward to visiting as many of you as possible over the next day or so.  Happy WOYWW everyone.  Hugs, Anne x

64 comments:

  1. Great looking fish project! Is the grandbabie going to take it home with her? Love the cards on the wall. I am with you on construction. I ended up firing my last worker and now no one wants to touch what he did and didn't finish. Oh well may end up having to have it torn out and done again right this time! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

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  2. Dont show that lace to me Anne I will be round pinching it all. Nice to see your pin cushion. All those flowers look gorgeous too, as does the fish you made. Clever lady and granddaughter.
    We are making the bobbin pin cushions in 2 weeks at our craft group, have you managed to source any more of the larger ones Anne ?
    Lynn x x x

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  3. Love your framed fish Anne, he has a cheeky look on his face. I have some tiny flowers on my desk as well, going to add some to the card I'm making, but you beat me on volume.
    Ann B
    26

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  4. what a lovely picture of the fish in the frame . beautiful flowers on the cards as well. happy woyww, jill #30

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  5. Happy WOYWW. So much lovely stuff to look at. The poppy tags particularly caught my eye. Ali x #33

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  6. This is wonderful Anne. I love the glaze on the frame and the fish and water detail is gorgeous.
    Hugs Sue

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  7. great to have you back Anne...you've been a busy bee making all those flowers and having fun with the new love in your life...your fishy picture is so cute...thanks for sharing....happy WOYWW...hugs kath (40) xxx

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  8. WOW (not WOYWW) - love the colour on that fish and the scene setting is brilliant. Bet your granddaughter loved it!

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  9. Yay, the Rainbow Fish turned out beautifully!! You made such a great job of that, she will adore it! And I want to come and riffle through your box of flowers......is that ok? I'll be around in 5 minutes and will make the builders their tea if you'd like.....;) lol!!
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

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  10. You are looking well organised and productive there with lots of lovely makes. I am sure your GD was thrilled with her picture. It's such fun and so lovely.
    jo x

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  11. Love the fishy frame!! The drawer of flowers is pretty spectacular too. Have a good day. Helen, 11

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  12. Your Framed Ocean piece is Great, Love the iridescent shimmer to it x
    Hope you will soon have peace and serenity when the Builders are done :) Happy WOYWW Heather #46

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  13. I love how you have bubbled the paint, that is something I enjoy too. First did it years ago with Stewart Gill paints. Great picture with that fish which is so beautifully coloured. But .. the poppy tags steal the show for me. Gorgeous! Your box of flowers looks interesting, perhaps we can peek inside another week?
    Look forward to meeting you at last - at Harrogate?
    Hugs and Thanks for visiting me whilst I was back in snooze land, Neet 16 xx

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  14. Happy WOYWW Anne, thanks for stopping by earlier. Loving your desk today, your fish is absolutely adorable - love it. And loving your poppy bookmarks too, you are really tempting me to get that stamp... Hope the builders don't misbehave again and cut through internet!...have a good day.. Gill x #50

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  15. Rainbow fish, I love the Rainbow fish stories. DS had a soft toy, a jigsaw and a t-shirt of Rainbow Fish. Super frame - love it. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me BJ#42

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  16. What a fantastic fish! Love how you've both put that together and what memories are also now stored in it. Looks like you've been keeping busy despite the builders. Glad to hear all is progressing well too. Will try and join in later but for now, sending you huge hugs, Jenny x

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  17. Hi Anne, What a lovely desk you have this week, I am not taking part this week but I am sure I will have twice as much to show & tell next week. I really like your fish, your original one was lovely, but this one is a step up again. The texture sea bed and the glitter scales on the fish really give a lovely depth to the project. Poppy tags that would match your previous card are pretty everybody loved that poppy card! I spy another pin cushion on your desk, mine is being put to good use storing my crafty stick pins on my desk. Hugs Mo x

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  18. Good Morning Anne, Fabulous fish frame, I love your shells also. What an interesting desk, maybe when we have our building work done I can show my desk. xx Flora

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  19. Love the fish picture and frame. Lovely memories made with your little Granddaughter.
    Hugs,
    A x # 44

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  20. Hi, your fish picture is really lovely! Such a busy desk with lots of lovely goodies to play with! Sarah x

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  21. Love the fish picture and the effect you have gotten by heating the embossing paste. Tracy #67

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  22. your desk is always a bounty of treasures and today is no exception - I just adore that fish picture - its gorgeous! Love it xx

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  23. your card and tags are lovely and that fish in the box frame is fantastic you should be proud of it and I bet your grand daughter loved her one
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria 60

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  24. Sorry Anne I had not finished when I hit publish I wanted to say well done with coping with the builders the end really is in sight for you now. You are doing so well crafting with all of this going on
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria 60

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  25. Oh I love the fish Anne, it's gorgeous.
    Happy Wednesday
    Laura
    :)
    68

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  26. The fish is such a sweetie and i am drooling over those poppy tags! Gorgeous!

    I know what you mean about the dust and noise etc with a remodel...We did ours 5 or 6 years ago and i don't think I would do another...teehee. It is sure a turmoil at the time but so worth it at the end.
    My email is scrappymo1@gmail.com
    Drop me an email with your address and I will send you some of the crinoline. That is the figure 1 after my name in the email addy

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  27. Love the rainbow Fish. It will all be worth it you have to just grin and endure.
    Carol.x #53

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  28. I love the rainbow fish - the little ones always love Rainbow fish stoires. x Jo

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  29. I love the flower pieces on the shelf!! And the fish is amazing!!! I have to get the distress paints! They are the #1 thing on my list!!
    Good luck with the renovations!!
    xxDaniella

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  30. How sweet is that fish and the memories that go along with it! I am loving the distress paints. I am in dire need of a bathroom remodel downstairs, and have to get it done. How long is yours taking if I may ask? I haven't a clue how long it would take. Mine is in need of EVERYTHING. ha ha ha. Enjoy the week! Winnie#65

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  31. Awww that fish is so cute Anne :) I havent tried the distress paints yet but I think a purchase may be on the cards LOL huggles hun Sue J xxx

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  32. I'm STILL missing from the WOYWW list this week, but dropping in on friends! Love the adorable fish frame - that bubbly Perfect Pearls looks amazing - and what a lovely thing to do together with your granddaughter.

    And the dimensional flowers on the canvas and the poppy tags look simply gorgeous too!

    Yes, the packing of the travelling stash is quite a sight to behold - but at least I have the excuse this time that lots of it might be useful for dollshouse renovation (well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!) - managed to restrict myself to 5 boxes (eek), lucky we travel by car across Europe. Don't know what I'll do if it comes to flying...
    Happy WOYWW
    Alison xx

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  33. Cute little fish in such a happy home. Pretty laces I see!

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  34. Hi Anne.
    I love your rainbow fish. Nice lace and lovely distress paints. Those poppy tags are just gorgeous.
    Rosie x

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  35. Hi Anne
    The fish is wonderful, such fun.
    Such a tidy environment, my little craft space is embarrassingly messy at the moment!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  36. Lovely desk pic, I have a load of the ready made flowers in a box too- I really need to use them more- trouble is I get distracted by Tims Tattered Florals, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #121

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  37. I LOVE your fish and the layered bottom to the ocean is so very cool!! Thank you for stopping by my blog my friend, just love your visits!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  38. I don't envy you the builders, Anne, although like you say, it'll all be worth it in the end.
    I love that row of flowers you have on your shelf and the fish is gorgeous.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #59

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  39. Absolutely fabulous Anne. Your desk is so tidy. I must tidy mine before crafting......it's a DISASTER.

    Beautiful flowers Anne and the card on the left of your photo is stunning

    Happy WOYWW

    Annie x

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  40. Amazing frame and fish.
    Just a really beautiful piece of decor :)

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  41. That fish is fab, no wonder you were pleased with it - I would be, too! xxx Keren

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  42. Oh yes, Anne, it will be worth it. But in the meantime, it's very disruptive..thank goodness you have been able to escape now and then. Loving the fish picture, bet your grandaughter had so much fun with you. The poppy tags are gorgeous, my word, you've been really busy!

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  43. Hi Anne, I love looking at your desk you always seem to have some Arty gorgeousness for us to see. LOVE your poppy tags, I have a bit of a thing for poppy's.Your fishy in frame is so cute and I am envious of your TH distress paints too.
    Happy art making
    Hugs Lottie x

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  44. WONDerful desk Anne. So much eye candy. What a fabulous tray of flowers you have there. So many! Your canvas & tags are very beautiful & the fish is a wowzer!!
    I was gifted a new drum stick Anne; I would like to decorate it but it must remain useful. Could you advise please? It is a white wood and is varnished but I am willing to sand it. Love n hugs, Mo :0) x

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  45. Great fish art picture, Anne! Love all the toys on your desk. I think I am most in love with the dual level at the back of your desk. Though that would not work here for me. Remodeling sounds interesting. Wish I were doing it here. Someday? Creative Blessings! Kelly #126

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  46. Beautiful fish. I can sympathise with the builders mess but it will be worth it in the end. Hang on in there x

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  47. love the tags, but totally love the bubbly water. thanks for the tip about the mica powder
    caroline

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  48. OOOh what wonderfulness you have on your desk, Mr Fish is so cute! I didn't get around to photographing my desk today :( hugs, Carole Z X

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  49. I never heard of that water technique but I imagine you know more techniques than I can possibly learn in two years! The framed fish is is a keepsake -- Looks like you have a lot on your desk Kid - can I come over and help you ? Maybe take a lesson or two!!
    Sandy

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  50. I love those Poppy tags I see on the shelf. Your desk looks like a lot of fun, and so is the fish, love the water you did.
    Hugs
    Kelly

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  51. Welcome back and glad you are able to find a bit or respite from the building project! The flowers you have created on your cards are lovely....just beautiful Anne. And I love the fish too! Hope you get some extra crafty time this week.
    sara j #27

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  52. Your fishy is fabulous, as is the frame! Love the scales and landscape...wow!

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  53. I love to see your desk Anne and the fishy picture is just gorgeous, I bet your GD will love it. Chris x

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  54. There is sooo much interesting stuff on your desk! Your fish is really lovely - I don't know the "bubbly" technique but it certainly looks good!
    Have a lovely week!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  55. Such a cute frame... I LOVE sea, shells and fish! Happy, belated, woyww. Marit #79

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  56. Your work space looks so organized and tidy...mine is downright scary right now. Love the flower art in the background. That would be inspiring to look at while dreaming up the next creation. Sweet fish in the textured frame. Love the way you did the sand. I haven't tried that. I had to chuckle at your last comment. Can't believe you grew up in Goderich and now I'm in Seaforth and your family lived in Ottawa probably when I did. Small world, indeed!

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  57. Hi Anne,

    I love your poppy cards; very pretty. Your desk looks very productive. The fish canvas is adorable! And what fond memories it holds for you.

    Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly getting around.
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (108)

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  58. Redanne...your fishy frame is so cute! Your desk is much cleaner than mine at the moment! Mine is a total wreck! haha Love your poppy cards, too. So pretty! You're really getting a lot done these days! ... and all such fun, lovely pieces, too! I'm so glad that you know about Jim the Gentleman Crafter. I think he's just a genius and I always love seeing what he's creating. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment!!! <3 Candy

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  59. I didn't join in WOYWW this week - Your fish is fabulous, the water looks awesome! xx

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  60. Heavens - the Builders episode must be a pain. Our next door neighbours are building something near their pool (500 m from the beach????) and I'm over it!
    Love the fish, and found the boiled texture paste interesting. Haven't seen that technique before.
    Thanks for visiting. Lovely comment.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Ros. #99

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  61. What a fabulous fish Anne!! Brilliant and fun and so lovely to do with your Grand-daughter. The scales and the seabed are amazingly done. Will have to try out heating the paste for bubbles. Nicola x

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  62. Is that the Rainbow fish? I used to read those books to my daughters. Great job - it's so colorful. April #108

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  63. There's always something so interesting to see on your desk. But...this desk does NOT look messy to me! It looks like projects in progress....art on the wing...TFS

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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