Wednesday, 18 April 2012

WOYWW 150 - the hostile takeover...

LOL

Not really.  Nothing hostile about my mother!  No, just means that once again my desk is clear as it doubles as a dressing table for visitors.  After my last reference to this a couple of people said I shouldn't bother tidying up my craft desk for visitors, and generally speaking I don't, but it's a bit different when they need the space for their potions and lotions and the like.

So, welcome to WOYWW once more!  The weekly wonder of desk hopping the world over!  For all the deets and links, go here.

So what's on my desk this week, aside from my Mother's "stuff"?  Apart from the usual, there's a 12 x 12 picture frame which needs painting and shabby-chic'ing.  Wobbly man has gone off on one and is sulking behind the tote bag.  You can see my collections of brads, eyelets and card candi lurking there too.  And you can just about see the finished B box peeking out. 


Just for you guys, here's some close-ups!  The base of the box is a matchbox - I'm sure that's no surprise to most of you - painted with an irridescent hot pink acrylic paint.  I used self adhesive aluminium glued over a cardboard base onto which had been stuck some shapes (in this case the letters, the bees and the flowers) and used these to create the main relief design.  Some Ten Second Studio tools and some black acrylic paint later, et voila!  The other sides were made from card cut to size, inked with two shades of cats eye chalk inks, plus some TH distress ink in Black Soot, and stamped with an Inkadinkado inchy background stamp.  I added some bling with some stickles, glued it all together, and there you have one B box.





I think the quote was from.... was from.... Lost Coast?  Or is it Zettiology lady?  Or maybe Third Coast.  I'm crap at remembering the manufacturer, especially when it comes in as a plate of rubber.... Sorry...

Anyway, catch you in a comments box near you!  I managed to visit all my visitors last week, plus a few!  Ace.....

31 comments:

Helen said...

What a fabulous box! thanks for sharing. Helen 10

SophieNewton said...

Wow, gorgeous matchbox. I love all the detail and colours are stunning
Sophie x
no.57

Karen said...

A gorgeous project, your matchbox is beautiful and I love the quote you have used :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Sunshine Girl said...

Fab box - if my craft table had someones lotions and potions on it I am sure I would end up using some in my artwork! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 5

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LOVE that box, Morti!! Anbsolutely fantastic - I like all the elements, the metallic, the pink, the swirlies, just lovely. You are very clever!
Hope you've had a nice time with your mum )
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

Jacqueline said...

Love that little box!! Very clever the way you decorated the top too! Must remember that ! :D

Thanks for sharing,

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous box and great work area.
#40

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab boxes and your desk still looks crafty, mum or not! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh and here was me hoping to see that layouts :) Still your desk is lovely. Love that quote. and love the colours - so pretty!

Have a good one

Mary Anne (lucky 13)

Redanne said...

Loving your matchbox Morti, it is gorgeous, so much in such a small space, wouldn't do for my old eyes! Happy Woyww from Anne #30

Miriam said...

Gorgeous work. Thnks for sharing.

#84

Helen T said...

Wow that is so effective. Helen T #48

Jacqueline said...

Hi morti ! Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog - got the details of the books on my desk...

Exhibition 36 - Mixed Media Demonstrations and Explorations, by Susan Tuttle - a really interesting book, got lots of stuff from different artists explaining why they do what they do, how they do it, with lots of tips and advice! A great piece in there by Claudine Hellmuth too!



Surface Treatment Workshop - Explore 45 Mixed Media Techniques! By Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson! This book does exactly what it says! explores Mixed Media Techniques, Lots of use of stuff from the home, from masking tape, bubble wrap to ...wait for it... kitty litter!!! (unused of course)! lol


They are both great books for different reasons and are readily available on Amazon :D Which is where I got mine!

Hope that helps a little..

Enjoy!

Jackie x

Danielle said...

What a beautiful box! Happy WOYWW! dani #104

Hazel said...

What a stunning project and lots of interest in your workspace (the part of it that you could still have - lol!) - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Sunshine Girl said...

Hi, thanks for your lovely comment - the hexagon papers are by My Minds Eye - their Follow Your Heart collection - I have just spent most of the day doing my layout to teach as a class at my crop - will probably post it up in the next couple of days.

Lisa said...

love the B box and enjoy the visit from the mummy person too, i so miss mine

Lisa #113
xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, that box looks amazing!

I could not get my desk tidy enough for visitors to come in a year lol....

Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!
#26

May said...

Stunning matchbox... amazing, Love it, Hugs May x x x No2

Rita said...

Fantastic box, took my breath away. Lovely workspace too. Hugs Rita xx 55

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh lovely box, I have seen a few TSS pieces this week on WOYWW...such a fab craft, never thought of adding it to a matchbox before....off to hunt down the box I think is in the kitchen!!!

Kyla #105

Sam said...

Wow Morti. What a fabulous box. Beautifully decorated. Is it for anyone/thing in particular or just for fun?
Have fun with your Mum! Is she crafty too?
hugs
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I agree with you about dressing table space for visitors. that said, your Mum hasn't exactly had a huge impact on your space, huh, bless her. The B Box is gorgeous, you have patience. Love the tooled metal effect you've achieved.

ger76 said...

Stunning box :D

Ger x
WOYWW #91

okienurse said...

Nice desk and I love that box! I have been working with metal this week and now you have given me another idea. Have a great week. Vickie #32

Tertia said...

I wish my name started with a B then I could have begged for the box. LOL
Happy WOYWW

Spyder said...

ohooo so this is the Bee box! (I read it on Doone's comments I think!...friend dead bees, tent??) It's fabulous and not at all how I imagined it! Thank you for my snoop, so glad I've seen the B box! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY (late) wOyWw!!

((Lyn)) #56

Lisa-Jane said...

That's amazing! I bet it is even better in real life, it must be so tiny! Happy WOYWW #45

Sam said...

Hi Morti. Can you drop me an e-mail so I have your addy please? I have something I want to ask you!
Sam

Queen Of Toys said...

Love that box it is brilliant, talking of boxes maybe you should give your mother one to put her stuff in and slide it under the bed that way she wont distrub your creative process. LOL Ok what about a bedside table for her stuff ?

Eliza #103

Doone said...

try updating your web browser to the latest version and totally delete your browse history,
dxxxx

i admire your perseverance....

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