Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Whats on your workdesk Wednesday. I'd love to know how this started, lol. Always ment to do it but usually dont' knwo what day it is so always forgot. So this is my 'workdesk' today. its not normally this bad but been working on a few different projects so things are everywhere!

So whats on my workdesk right now is pretty much everything. lol. What I'm specifically working with however (in front of the computer) is a very old Sarahs cards kit from last year. I'm currently trying to work through my kits as I've got SO much stash so I'm pulling one out, using it all then pulling another out. Doing well so far. :)

Have to say these photos shocked me into a tidy up. lol
Here are some los I did today.

This is for a challenge over on the Sarahs cards blog. The idea was to use paint in a lo. Now I admit I'm one of those who owns loads of different paints, and will paint chipboard from time to time but never really do much else. So decided to do some reserch and use as many paint techniques I could fit on. :) So included the following:
Large paint dabbing - green on the background, like caitlins painting in the picture
Detail painting - Painted the center of the flowers hot pink
Paint stamping - Used bubble wrap and flower stamps behind the photo, and florish stamps on the letters (which I LOVED!)
Painting chipboard - painted the letters
Edging - used black paint around the edge of the photo and the flower paper.
Now there were more I found but this was all I could stick in. but I'm really pleased with how this challenge took me out of my comfort zone and made me try some new techniques. :)

This is a lo I did for a challenge on UKS. Im really getting into challenges latly as I was in a bit of a rut scrapping. The rules for this were to:
Use something large - the M
Use something other than 12x12 - used diecut background
use bright colours - the purples and greens are pretty bright.
Done more los but will post them tomorrow as getting dark now. Just had a nice pottering about day today. Think kids were pleased to be indoors as been pretty active latly. Back to busy days tomorrow though!


  1. wow Gemma you really crammed in those paint techniques!! Lovely pages :)

  2. Well done on including all those painting techniques - the LO looks great!

    Thanks also for playing along with my challenge, the LO looks fab. I love the buttons down the side echoing the bling on the M. :D

  3. Love all the different paint techniques used - mine is still a work in progress LOL, I am trying to be messy but neatly messy if that makes sense.

    Love your weekly challenge layout too.

  4. Love the LOs - must dig out my old kits and re-discover the contents!

  5. Great Lo Gemma. I bet despite the mess on your desk you know exactly where everything is!

  6. Fab stuff Gemma - I love all the painting techniques you used. :)


  7. Brilliant painting here Gemma! it's a great feeling trying new techniques but sometimes the mess is a bit much - well worth getting two layouts done while it's a bit manic eh?? Well done!

  8. Loads of paint effects there Gemma! Love those big letters!


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