Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WOYWW 209!

Here we go, WOYWW is starting it's fifth year! What a fun hop last week. Lots of ATCs being swapped and a fun crop on the weekend! 

Our thanks to a fab hostess, Julia! For all the deets check out her blog The Stamping Ground.

My desk this week has been cleared off so I can work on my faux leather. I make a mess spraying the ink refresher so everything gets pushed out of the way. :) This is my interpretation of TH's technique found in his Compendium of Curiosities pg 40. I'm using a very thick copper metallic card stock, Ranger Ink Refresher and onyx mica powder. The back piece has been worked on while the front piece has not. These pieces will be die cut and used on my burnt wood and copper clock. 


My second pic is of the fab ATCs I've received so far. From left to right for each row we have ATCs from: wipso and hickydorum then sara j and twiglet. Thank you ladies! They are so cool!

That's it from me this week. 

Celebrate life!



  1. Wow what a cool technique! I can imagine it gets quite messy though. Have a great week MMx #68

  2. good luck with your faux leather! Love the atc's you've received. Happy WOYWW, Helen 5

  3. had to drop in to see what you have cooking on your desk today..........

  4. Looks interesting, I wonder what that will become
    Rosie x

  5. I really must get back to doing some of Lord Timmies techniques you have just reminded me that I must.

    Looks like you have been having fun crafting, something that I hope to do in the next few days.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 18

  6. Love getting all inky, your post just woke up my Wedensday Mojo, and I haven't finished my hopping around yet!
    Krisha #11

  7. I like the faux leather look. Might have to try that sometime.

    Oh and what beautiful ATCs. I am always amazed how creative they are.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a blessed day!

    Belinda (#88)

  8. I always like to visit my neighbors first.
    The faux leather looks intriguing!
    Love your ATC's I got one of those sew ones from Annie!
    Thanks fo r the look around.
    Robyn 102

  9. A great technique for the faux leather. I like getting messy too. The ATC swap was fun wasn't it. Kate x #33

  10. What a fab, messy technique! I love the ATCs you have received so far. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#55)

  11. Hi Nan
    the faux leather is looking good as are the ATC's you have received. Mine is on its way to you
    Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
    Ria #39

  12. Well you've got that technique nailed! It looks fab, the clock is going to be a masterpiece.

  13. We seem to make a mess whether we push stuff out of the way or not. Sometimes we're amazed at how far we can spread inks and mists!

    Lovely ATCs by the way.

    Waving hi from the bears @#85

  14. What a cool technique. I've so got to get that book. I like the ATC's you've received - very cool.
    April #137

  15. Faux leather - don't think i've tried this technique. Sounds fun. Brigita #113

  16. Way to go, Nan! Your "faux" leather is looking "real" good!! And so are those marvelous ATCs; thank you for sharing!

    I hope you have a wonderful week! xxoo Darnell (I'm just visiting this week, so no no.)

  17. Oh don't be in awe of my knitting, it's taken me two nights just to cast on 206 stitches!! I have a long way to go believe me, lol! Your leather technique looks very interesting.


  18. I know you are having too much fun making your faux leather again! Looking forward to the finished clock! The ATC's shown are beautiful!!

  19. Ooh! Looks interesting! I'm going to do Andy Skinner's next Time-Worn Techniques on-line workshop so will 'larn' (geordie word!) this in September!! Those 'Pizza' boxes that you get 12x12 stash in from on-line stores make great spray-booths! Sand 146 xxx

  20. Looks like you're making a great job of that technique. Thanks for dropping by. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #131

  21. Hi Nan wow love your faux leather technique isnt crafting fun when your discover new things like that.. love the frosted card to start with too, thanks for popping over and also for sharing, Shaz in oz.x #7

  22. Love the faux leather technique, yours seems to be coming along nicely. I also noticed that you have done some of Andy Skinner's classes. Wow his techniques are amazing as well. Thanks for stopping by and visiting.
    Sandra @53

  23. I love faux leather techniques, they always give such amazing results and I look forward to seeing the clock when its finished! Annette #8

  24. Hi Nan,

    I'm loving the look of the faux leather! Way to go.

    I received my ATC - maybe you've gotten yours? Still need to mail all the ones to other countries. Have to go to the post office.... THAT is always a chore!


  25. Your faux leather is fantastic, well done you BJ#22

  26. Hi Nan, Happy WOYWW, and thanks for visiting.
    Ooo, I hope I will see the finished clock, it sounds lovely!

    The yellow jar is artists gel medium with glass balls in it, I saw it and had to try some!

    Cazzy x #147

  27. I'm thinking I really must get those books! The faux leather is proceeding nicely it seems and what lovely ATC's you've received already. Thanks for leaving me a comment already and enjoy the rest of WOYWW! :) Deeyll #144

  28. What a great technique. And thank you for giving us the before and after. That's going to be one amazing clock.

    Thank you for visiting. Have a great week.
    Cheers, Rachel.