Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #160

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's time for my weekly WOYWW pictures and a romp though everyone's blogs!  If you are wondering what all this is about just go over to Julia's Blog and have a look around.  We all take pictures of our work space and post them on our blog then link to them on Julia's blog so everyone can come visit and see what you have going on!  It madness, but a happy madness and I thank Julia for creating this little monster!  I love visiting all the blogs and seeing what is going on all over the world!  And now here are my two pictures featured this morning:





Two pictures from different angles and different light; but still showing what I have going on.  I am playing with the bleaching technique and I made a sunflower image for a card front.  I used dark brown cardstock and it bleached out to a pretty pale yellow...gorgeous!  I'm going to try and use a colored pencil on the leaves to give some green color also.  All you do is stamp and emboss an image and then use regular household bleach and brush it inside the embossed lines of the stamp.  Very simple but it gives such a gorgeous look to this image.  I will share the finished card in a couple of days!  The green lights you see in the upper left hand corner are not from aliens...it is my internet modum doing it's thing and giving me access to the internet.  When those lovely green lights go out, you suddenly find yourself all alone and the window to the world is gone to parts unknown.  So I'm always comforted to see those little lights flashing happily as I sit at my desk and play!  Also my cup of morning coffee and some distress inks, embossing ink and powder, my embossing buddy, some clear stamps, and the little jar is holding my bleach.  Just a lot of little things needed for this card.  Once my card is finished I will clear everything and start again.  I'm one of those people who has to have at least a small space clear and ready. 

Well that is all for me this morning.  I am off to visit and see what you all have going on this week.  I'm hoping to get some storage ideas.  I'm always in need of extra storage and love to see how others solve this problem!

23 comments:

Neet said...

Glad the little green lights are keeping you company - I could not do without my internet these days. it's a life line isn't it!
The card looks lovely, I enjoy bleaching when the cardstock is good for the technique, some lovely effects. Look forward to seeing your card.
Hugs, Neet #20 xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Haven't tried the bleaching but bet the effects are great. I find peace from everyday happenings when alone creating...love the quietness.
Up very early to catch up with "House Chores"!!!! and enjoy WOYWW and some flavored coffee. I'm sure the phone will be ringing shortly. I opened up all the windows as it is a south fresh 70 ish breeze. Highs to 100 today? will take me a few minutes to close up so hope there's no emergency!! Enjoy your day and thanks for all the support.

Craftymonki said...

Ooh, the bleaching effect looks super fun. I haven't tried that, but I must.

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #54

Caroline D. said...

Thanks for sharing the bleach technique! Ive not tried that particular one. Have you tried stamping with bleach... put some in a shallow plate and dip your stamp into and then stamp on dark paper. Give a nice watery bleached effect. I'll have to try your way soon!

scrappymo! said...

haven't tried this yet but your directions are nice and clear so perhaps I swill give it a go.
Good luck with your card!

Sylvia said...

What a fun picture on your desk, Glenda, glad to see so many fun projects on your table! Hope your day is wonderful!

mark gould said...

happy woyww, that bleached piece is looking good,cant wait to see it finished. thanks for stopping by, mark

BJ said...

Liking the bleached technique but not sure I'd be safe with bleach in my bedroom!! Thanks for stopping by BJ#4

Redanne said...

Seeing your first picture reminds me that I really must label my ink pads! Love that bleaching technique and your card is looking beautiful already. happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a very clever technique, incredibly effective. It reminds me of early photographs funnily enough!!
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

My name is Cindy said...

Oh yes this whole WOYWW is compkete madness - but I would really iss it now!! I love the bleach effect though I haven't tried it for a while. Thanks for popping in to see me, Cindy #14

Caz said...

Bleached effect looks good - it's something on my "techniques to try" list.
You'll get plenty of ideas for storage from visiting the workspaces - there are some great ideas out there!!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#149

Di said...

The bleaching technique sounds fun - another one to try out sometime. Belated Happy WOYWW Glenda. Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Glenda, well things are moving along quite nicely here, have seen the bleach method done before but not given it a try yet will check your result out later. I love your wee lady down below too! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #50

sandra de said...

The bleaching technique always sounds and looks so interesting. I must give it a go.
Sandra @105

Bridget Larsen said...

I love using the bleaching method, I have some leaves I did and are waiting to put onto a card
Bridget #27

Sandy said...

Oh I havnt done that before will have to put it on my list of things to try. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the lovely comment. Sometimes it takes me all week to get around to visiting. There is so many people in the world of WOYWW now. I am doing what Paul Suggested to do and visiting everyone with the same last number as me. So this week I have been visiting everyone with a 9 in there last number. Sandy :)

Spyder said...

I did have a go with bleach once, can't remember why I did now! Thanks for my snoop!! HaPpY wOyWw!!
Sorry very late, builders are here putting in new windows. Happy Crafting!!
((Lyn)) #32

Joynana said...

Hi Glenda, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I am so far behind this week. A couple of 12 hour days at work and I am beat. But, I am trying to play catch up this weekend. Since it will be over 100 degrees until Monday, I will be inside playing. That bleach technique is so cool. I really am going to have to try that. #35

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Glenda,

I can't wait to see that card with the bleach effect. Do you have to be careful when using the bleach?

I'm really late this week (yesterday was my birthday so I was out shopping)! I do have some fun stuff to work with. Bought some bling, that I normally don't do, that I thought would match my inspiration bag. I'm hoping to have a success!!!

Hugs,
Kay
#34

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Glenda,

I can't wait to see that card with the bleach effect. Do you have to be careful when using the bleach?

I'm really late this week (yesterday was my birthday so I was out shopping)! I do have some fun stuff to work with. Bought some bling, that I normally don't do, that I thought would match my inspiration bag. I'm hoping to have a success!!!

Hugs,
Kay
#34

Leslie Miller said...

I know what you mean about those comforting green lights. My internet went out earlier today and it really threw me. All I wanted was to do a little blog visiting while dinner was cooking. Is that too much to ask? Sheesh! I unplugged the connection and then plugged it back in and it was fixed. Probably just a coincidence.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! that sounds like a very interesting technique, using bleach.
thanks for sharing!
hugs,#23
peggy aplSEEDS

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