Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Whats on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #228

Another week already, I've had a really busy week cardmaking, mainly because I have decided to try and sell a few of my creations at a local craft fair (see pevious post), so I've been busy making stuff for that. For WOYWW this week I have cheated a bit as I took the photo at the weekend, mainly because - 1) the desk looked good with all my messy background on and 2) as the days are getting shorter I am finding it more and more difficult to take good piccies of the desk (roll on summer..), so maybe this post should be called "whats on your workdesk, weekend", anyway this "weeks" post looks like this:

These backgrounds were made using distress inks and then adding twinkling H2Os, the photos don't really show up the "twinkly" bits, but they are there. I then made them into cards:

This is a Sheena stamp and was painted behind the acetate in acrylic paints

This one was coloured from behind using promarkers, again another Sheena stamp - you can see the twinkly bits on this photo

This one uses Inkylicious stamps, stamped directly on the background and then again on acetate
Thanks for looking, I'm off to Julias blog to go and look around a few more desks.


Donna x


  1. beautiful cards & shouldn't think you'd have any problems selling them. So good luck . Jill #69

  2. Your backgrounds are so colourful....I love them.
    A x # 5

  3. Hey Donna, Some great backgrounds here....such wonderful colours they look so good made up into cards. Hope you do well if you do the craft show.
    Will catch up next week,
    Julie (paperpathway) xx

  4. Wow, what an explosion of colour greeted me on opening up your post! I LOVE it :-) Your cards are so clever..painting behind the acetate gives an amazing 3D effect, especially the toadstools. They really stand out. My favourite is the last shot though...I love that one!!
    Hugs, LLJ 3 xx

  5. Absolutely beautiful work. I am sure you will do well at craft fairs. I've done a few and they are always great fun and I always meet lovely fellow crafters.
    Karen no.82 x

  6. HI Donna, those cards are awesome! I love how you've done the backgrounds- that red one is luscious.I absolutely have to try this out.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #29 xx

  7. Beautiful awesome cards :-)

    Happy WOYWW228

    IKE in Greece #94

  8. Those are some LOVELY backgrounds and the resulting cards are fabby. Just my sort of rich and saturated colours. Yum Yum

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (26)

  9. Such a brilliant idea making several backgrounds at once--love that. Thank you for your sweet visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

  10. What gorgeous backgrounds and dreamy magical cards - super. BJ#1

  11. Gorgeous cards! I love what you have done with your backgrounds. You truly know how to make them pop. I think you'll have no problem selling your wares at the craft fair.

  12. I love the backgrounds and the acetate over top - makes it look 3-D! Good luck with your sales!
    Lindart ♥

  13. Beautiful cards and colours. Would think they should sell well. Anne x #81

  14. OMG! WOW! Drop dead gorgeous cards! Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #25

  15. Hello Miss Donna, doesn't matter what the day is because it looks GORGEOUS, I loooooove your cards, all that inking makes me weak in the knees, :) I can't believ they didn't sell, I think you are selling at a great price. I don't sell except to friends, I' sending you lots of good luck selling them ************ LUCK **********. My friend makes gorgeous cards too and gives them for gifts special gifts.. Have a wonderful week and happy WOYWW Dianne # 101

  16. Wow! Wow! WOW!!! Those backgrounds were pretty on their own, but once you turned them into cards they were stunning! I love all those images they just fit those backgrounds perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration and the visit!
    Angie #19

  17. Beautiful backgrounds, and such lovely creations you made with them!!!

    #21 this week with a
    tiny peek of a tiny make

  18. Love your backgrounds they are fab
    Good luck with craft fair I would buy them all
    Jackie 10

  19. what brilliant work and back grounds I hope the craft fair goes well I suspect it will given the great quality of y our work have a great week Andrea #65

  20. Hi Donna
    wow girl your backgrounds are a fantastic starting place for what are amazing cards that you turn out. Your stuff should sell so fast at the fairs because they are so different from what other people do. Make sure you charge a good price for them to reflect how much time you have put in to making them
    Ria #22

  21. Gorgeous cards there Donna and those backgrounds are super! Well done.
    xx 91

  22. That's a lovely technique with the acetate there! The backgrounds make for really striking cards. #6

  23. Your cards are just stunning! Love the effect of the stamped aceetat over the beautiful backgrounds.
    Thanks for the earlier visit.
    Krisha #11

  24. I absolutely love all of your cards. I went back several days.
    I love the idea of combining distress inks with the twinkles. Have never really used acetate.
    Does the heat bother it when you emboss, or is that what you are doing? I love the full tree on acetate. Beautiful!

    1. Hi Pat, I'm afraid I can't take credit for the idea of using DI's and Twinkling H2Os, I've been watching Sheena Douglas on the telly and she does that technique. I use heat resistant acetate for the cards, you still have to be quite careful though so you don't overheat it, Thanks for the lovely comments, Donna

  25. I love using that technique. You're right though, you need to see them for real to get the true effect of the H2O's. Hugs. Pam#68

  26. Stunning backgrounds,superb cards , I am sure you will sell out at the fair......zeffy97