Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WOYWW #196 and so much color!

I've some lovely colorful pics to share today and, of course, the one of my desk...why my desk? Because its that wonderful day of the week when we snoopy crafty people's like to wander all over the world, peeking into other crafters workspaces, enabled by the fabulous Julia over at Stamping Ground! Follow the link if you want to see more and, without further ado, here is my workspace this Wednesday:
Kinda boring, huh? :) I know. I was starting a new card. But I did make some pretty stuff since last week...
Fun and colorful card as I played with the Spellbinders dies and then the next set of three came from just 4(3 patterned and 1 of butterflies) pieces of 6x6 paper, plus the white card blanks, of course:
It's hard to tell but there is a shiny red accent(rhinestone?) in the center of each flower. So this is what was left over from the fussy cutting of the butterflies off of one of those 4 pieces mentioned above:
I decided to challenge myself and see if I could make a card with those scraps...yes, I consider this a challenge! :) I usually just scoot the scraps to the side with the hopes that one day they will get used! lol (And this is why I *never* call myself a scrapper! lol)
But I think it turned out fairly well, huh? All the images touching the outside edges of the card are paper and then the inner butterflies were all stamped in coordinating colors. Add a little bling and a sentiment and wahlah! Next are just fun eye candy sorts of pictures...I got into more dying during this last week. Here are the fruits of my labors:




Don't you want to eat them all up?! lol :) Well, I hope everyone is having a fabulous WOYWW and life outside of the internet...there is such a thing, yes? ;)

25 comments:

  1. Your desk looks ready to go for more creativity! I am drooling over all your trims and ribbons all colored and ready to go! Loving your cards as well. The one with the buttons and circles just jumped out at me! Have a great day! Winnie#78

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  2. Happy WOYWW. Loving all of the cards. Such wonderful colours. Your dying is 'to dye for'!! Ali x #22, with candy

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  3. Ooh that coloured ribbon is scrumptious :0)
    fabulous cards and so many lovely things to see and enjoy x
    Happy WOYWW Heather #59

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  4. great cards really pretty and then to all that wonderful ribbon you have coloured how wonderful
    Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
    Ria #39

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  5. Oh my goodness I do want to eat them!! They are lovely. May I ask how you die them? I love the results. Do tell.

    Belinda (88)

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    1. Thanks for thinking they're lovely. I did most of these by putting them in baggies with a few drops of distress re-inker and a few sprays of water. Some of the roses were done with distress stains, though. That gave me the option of making the colors less saturated. It's a very messy but totally worthwhile procedure. :)

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  6. OMG you have gone ape, all those ribbons, far out so much stuff, just think now you have to match the colours to paper and card LOL..... Those roses are so much my favourite atm Love the butterfly cards and the spellbinders one with buttons, especially the butterfly ones.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza

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  7. Your workdesk is really clean. I'm a little embarrassed you'll see my mess. Not really. Your cards are beautiful. Those ribbons are amazing. Regina #141

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  8. Oh my goodness the dyeing is just fantastic, how clever and patient you are. Not a boring desk at all, and I can't tell you how impressed i am with your self challenge result, brilliant!

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    1. Such a sweetie! :) Thanks for stopping by, I don't know how you make it to so many desks, let me tell you, now *that* is impressive! :)

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  9. I love all the colors of your post today, Deeyll! The cards and papers and flowers and all that dying ribbon ~ scrummy!!

    Happy WOYWW! See you in a couple of weeks! Darnell #50

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  10. OMG! Girl you have been busy this past week. Is it spring break yet? Love all the cards and the died ribbons. Bright and colorful around your space today! I sent you a PM about classes. Thanks for dropping by and visiting at my desk! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking yours! Have a great week. Vickie #11

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    1. Thanks for the PM! I really appreciate the advice. I wondered how it went about the supplies. But I am thinking of doing it @Hobby Lobby so I bet I will have to supply the supplies, right? Hmmm, well I'll just keep mulling it over until my cake decorating friend who *really* wants to do this forces me into it! lol

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  11. Just love that card made with the scraps - I would have chucked them in the bin (wasteful me!!)
    the dyed ribbons are just gorgous.
    Bishopsmate #108

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  12. The ribbons look great time well spent I would say as do your cards
    Jackie 10

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  13. WOW super colourful cards and flowers and ribbons, great how you did the scrap card, it is super too. Well done you. Thanks for visiting me this week BJ #69

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  14. Oooh, I love all your dyed flowers and ribbon. Where did you buy it all? I'd love to color coordinate ribbon. :-) As far as my wreath...I bought the wreath at Jo-Ann's and some cherry blossom stems at Michael's I think. Than just cut pieces and hot glued inside the branches. Pretty easy and quick actually. Brigita #121

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    1. The roses come white and I use the distress inks to dye them. So much messy inky fun! And the ribbon is cream colored seam binding that I do the same thing to. I can get the roses at Hobby Lobby but I have to order the seam binding online...you know, its made here in America but not sold locally anywhere! So you have to order it online if you live in the States. But Sew True.com carries the 100yd roll for $9.75 and, if you sign up for emails, they offer free shipping from time to time so you can go crazy! :) And I can't believe that gorgeous wreath was that easy, so pretty! :)

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  15. Morning Deeyll! What beautiful colors! Just love the dye job! And just think, you get to enjoy all those beautiful happy colors in your room until you use them up! Where oh where do you find those flowers? yep! That weaved box got me! What's worse, is I forgot I ordered the original die used and it came in the mail from England yesterday. So, I will be back to that dean box after I finish my blocks! Deeyell, I pray you have the best week this week, full of creativity, love and laughter! thank you for your visit!

    Hugs, Robin

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    1. I get the ribbon roses from Hobby Lobby in the section where the ribbon/trim is sold by the yard and it starts off pure white and three to a row, with the columns of course being however long you want them to be. Then I cut it up at home and dye it. :)
      Hopefully your box will go better now that the die has arrived...hopefully! :)
      And you are welcome. ;) Have a super week yourself dear!

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  16. The cards are ALL so fun, very spring and cheerful, but the flowers, oooooooh my, I DO want to eat them up!! Seriously, those are gorgeous. Robin, Unruly Paper Arts is having a contributor call, and one of the issues is about flowers . . . so maybe you might consider submitting a tutorial for your gorgeous blooms? Here's the link with info, it's for several issues, so don't let that confuse you:
    http://unrulypaperarts.blogspot.com/2013/03/contributor-calls.html

    And ps, the bunting--ALL of it was from my stash!! Spent no money, but it did take some time, since there were four very long strands.

    Happy woyww!
    :)trisha
    #132 this week

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  17. Oh dear, I apologize to the Queen! I guess I saw the comment post above mine, and thought the signature was yours--you are NOT Robin, you are
    indeed Queen Deeyll!

    :)

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    1. lol :)
      And you are granted a royal pardon! ;)

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  18. Lovely work in your dying. What kind of ribbon did you dye? It looks so shiny. :-) April #145

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    1. It is Hug Snug rayon seam binding, ordered in white so I would be able to dye it. I get it online from Sew True.com as they offer free shipping from time to time. :)

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