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.....