Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WOYWW 168 - here we go....domino!

Helloooo again!  Happy Workdesk Wednesday to you!  Again...If you've got here by accident, please head here for all the deets and a chance to add your own mess desk to the Linky List.

So, here we go again.  My desk this week is busy busy busy.  Pictures were taken Tuesday night - but there'll be no change on Wednesday!


I'm in the throes of making some altered dominoes to join in over at Third Coast Creative Challenges.  Feel free to go and join in if altering dominoes is your thang...  To be in with a chance to win, you need to use their stamps, but if you don't have any, you can still enter and possibly get spotlighted if your project is particularly gorgeous.


I love Third Coast, and whilst I only have a few (with a few more on the way) they were suitable for the challenge.  At the moment they're in the drying phase but I should be able to finish them tonight.  Yes, that's a dragon's eye.  And the bottom one is the North Wind.  Not particularly clear, as the glossy accents is semi-opaque at the moment, but I'll update you on the progress.  Top one is coloured with copics, bottom two have alcohol ink backgrounds, and the middle one I've added extra alcohol ink colour with a very fine brush.  The bottom one, I've actually taken some colour away with the same brush and some blending solution.  I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out!


Here's a touch of obscurity for you.  The wonderful Mrs Dunnit was at crop, and she'd got these lovely border stickers.  Well, when you peeled the back off, you were left with waste that was equally lovely if a little plain.  It was headed for the bin, so like any good frugalista, I grabbed it, much to Mrs D's amusement, and took it home.  I've coloured it with the remains of the alcohol ink I was using - and it will shortly appear on a card near you....


You'll also have heard about Kraft Krazy moving.  Well, here's Shopkeeper Gal, and SG Jr, outside the rear entrance of their shop on opening day.  A fab time was had by all.....


....as some of us shopped whilst others attended a workshop by SG Jr.


Not everyone was keen on having their photo taken....


.... but many found the cupcakes hard to resist!



See you in a comments box near you!


32 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

Your dominoes look awesome, I havent played with them for years, I must dig them out and do some crafting lol. Naughty lady poking her tongue out at us tee hee
Bridget #7

Ali H said...

The dominoes are beautiful ! How do you get that glossy effect over the designs? Are they real dominoes "acquired" from a playing set - presumably no longer used for playing ! - or something you buy as an alterable item ? Have a great week ! Ali#54

Di said...

Lovin' the dominoes but most of all itching for a trip to Kraft Krazy in its new home.Super photos, thanks for sharing.

Does Queen Julia know you're publishing that photo of her? Tee, hee - I'd have my running shoes handy! :)

Happy WOYWW, Di xx #10

JoZart said...

Love your dominoes and I might just get some out and have another go!
The shop looks great and I wish I'd been there... hope we get to go in Oct but hope that funny lady isn't there if we do! and I thought she was a nice lady,tee hee.
Love JoZarty x

jill said...

Now thats something else i want to try is altering a Dominoes. Yours are fab jill #48

Bridget Larsen said...

hahha those paper racks you are drooling over, I got free at a past work place, they were throwing it out, can you imagine that $80 racks been thrown out and there were 12 of them Thats $960. So I grabbed them and stuffed them into my car, I could barely see to drive hee hee
Bridget #7

Hazel said...

The cupcakes look yummy and the dominos are gorgeous (have yet to try to do anything like that). Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #8 x

Buttons said...

So you got your way and here I am :)) OMG, LOVE those dominoes!! The dragon's eye is stunningly detailed - I'd ask for a step x step but know it would lead to a new obsession. And the North Wind must have been SO tricky to do.
Loving the shop photos too, although you may now be in a spot of bother :) Hugs, Buttons #81

okienurse said...

Awesome dominos there! Love the post about Shop Keeper Girls new shop! I hear her referred to from time to time and it is nice to see a picture! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Victoria said...

Dominoes have never looked so good! Sneaky picture at the end! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.87

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous dominoes!!! Love that pic of Julia... she'll be thrilled!!! Trish #90

Redanne said...

Oh Wow, those dominos look amazing, don't know how you can work so beautifully in such a small space - I struggle with ATC size - lol. Great pics of the shop and your little miss looks like she is doing a great job with that workshop! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #32

Minxy said...

Loving the dominoes, cor i've not done that for an age. And looks like a cool craft shop..is that your 'local' Don't spend too much lol
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #78

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your dominoes are amazing!!! LOVE the dragon's eye!

Jeannie #62

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those dominoes are amazing - I'd never have said that there was a plain ol' dommy underneath all the wonderousnessness! The dragon's eye is my fav!!
You're a brave gal publishing that pic of Julia!! Glad that Shopkeeper Gal had such a great opening day - long may her success continue :)
Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Oh wow! I love your dominoes, especially that dragon's eye one :o)

Twiglet said...

Fab photos Morti - the Queen of Snoop is playing up I see! Those dominoes are amazing. x Jo

JoZart said...

Yeah! it's not too long before the WOYWWfest! You are a star for putting us up in October but I didn't know you'd already been warned about the Choas gang. We'll be good honest! Ask Dolores for a reference!! tee hee.
Jo xxx

May said...

Fabulous Dominos.. never done this one would love to have a go!! great pic of MRS D .. great crafty shop too... Hugs May x x x#4

Helen said...

Great photos, and I love the dominoes.

EELS said...

I've never heard of altering dominoes, extraordinary but your look fabulous esp the dragon's eye.
Desk sure looks busy.
Cheers, Elaine #31

BJ said...

Adore those dominos, they are brilliant, and the shop looks FAB too. BJ#6

Di said...

Hi Morti - this is where the Nasi Goreng recipe is on my blog:

http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/friday-feast-nasi-goreng.html

Sorry, I dunno how to stick it in as a proper link.

Hope you enjoy it if you try it out, most Fridays I post a recipe - which makes for poor Len having to hover while I take photos :(

Di xx

Helen said...

Hi Morti thanks for popping by. Love the dragons eye domino though I think the slow reveal of the bottom domino is showing promise peeking through! Good Luck with the challenge! WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 15

Lindart said...

LOVE the dominoes, especially the dragon's eye! Lindart #153

Danielle said...

The dominos look amazing! And such a cute shop. I miss have local shops. dani#137

Tertia said...

That dragon eye is amazingly awesome. The cupcakes look yummy.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #52

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

I'm loving them, especially the dragon eye!!!! Just left you some love over on your North Wind dom post which is FABULOUS! Hope you're going to enter the other 2 into the challenge...need separate posts though FYI ;0)

Thanks for playing with us in the TCCC#3 Altered Dominoes Third Coast Challenge! http://www.thirdcoastchallenges.com/

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen and 3rd Coast Challenge Coordinator
DominoARTblog.blogspot.com
LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com

Roudi said...

Love your dominoes! Your desk looks like it hold a lot of creativity and enthusiasm. :) Happy belated WOYWW!
Kisses from Egypt all the way to you. ♥
Roudi #126

Julia Dunnit said...

See, sticking your tongue out makes it look as if you have cheek bones! Like the alcoholed backing strip, looks like a nice bit of metal now. Still amused by it!

Eliza said...

great photos of the shop thanks for sharing them I was wondering how the opening went and now how Mrs D looks, I don't think I will recognize her with her tongue in though LOL nice cup cakes too. Love your dominos too.

Eliza #24
belated WOYWW greetings sorry I am so late.

Katie Bolinger said...

The dominoes are amazing. I took a closer look because the dragon eye was so enticing.

I also went to look at the Third Coast Creative Challenges. I love working with dominoes and this looks like a great place to play.

katie #158

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