Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WOYWW & Bye to FS

Hello and welcome to WOYWW 231 and saying Farewll to Flat Susan. FS is off to see Brigita of Gita's Creations. Be sure to pay a visit and see what they get up to in the state of Georgia, USA.

My desk pic was taken on Monday as FS was helping me work on my tag for Brigita. I was attempting to use distress paints spraying with water to get them to blend. By spraying the paint on the mat after each swipe of a tag I was able to get backgrounds for three tags! I goofed on the tag you see so the actual tag I've sent is in the second pic.

Also using some of the techniques from TH's CC102 class, I sponged d.p. through several different stencils. Once dried I put the Mariposa stencil back over the dragonflies and partially outlined them using the distress marker of the same color. For my first attempts with these techniques I'm fairly happy with this tag. Hope 'Gita likes it.

New to this WOYWW phenom then check out The Stamping Ground for all the deets and links. Join us on a world wide desk tour of artisans like yourself.

Leave your linky number and I'll come by for a snoop.

Celebrate artistic play!

Distress paints; archival ink; stencils, ribbon, distress ink

-Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


  1. Love your tag! It is beautiful. I see you have some of the same ink pads that I have. Happy WOYWW!
    Sharon #21

  2. Love the background on your tags. Great fun technique!! I need to get started with the red, and green colors, as I might do tags this year. Enjoy your WOYWW visits and have a fun creative week. #18

  3. That tag turn out great. I just love it. #17

  4. Love your tag Nan it's gorgeous..I am still getting the hang of this Distress inks thing..slowly slowly catchy monkey. Cx #27

  5. I am using so many of the techniques from CC102 too and am really enjoying it. Love the colours of this tag. #29

  6. Great tags regardless but what I do like is the top of your desk where all those other crafty items are, I could go rummaging in there and find some fabulous stuff to play with.

    Thanks for visiting.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 1

  7. Great tag, to accompany FS on her latest trip... Have a fabulous week. Helen 7

  8. what a great tag, love the colours

    Gill xx

  9. I just love tags and this one is just gorgeous. Love the color!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Glenda #67

  10. Gorgeous background, love the tag. Bet FS had a great time with you. Hugs. Pam#37

  11. Your tag is gorgeous, we love shades of blue.

    The bears #70

  12. What beautiful colours! Love the result.
    Bishopsmate #54

  13. The tag is fantastic...it has a whispy airy feel. Very artsy.
    Carole # 72

  14. What a beautiful tag! Many years ago I was introduced to stamping and I always wanted to develop a collection of stamping materials, but life got really hectic and I didn't pursue it. You've opened up an irresistible world here - what a beautiful place!

  15. Ooh, am sure Gita will be delighted with the tag, she cannot fail to love it. Thanks for hosting FS.
    Now I need to enrol for this 102 but as I still have not finished 101 I have a lot of work to do - maybe I will catch up when visiting America.
    Thinking of you and sending hugs
    Neet xx 22

  16. oh wow, your tag is beautiful I am sure Gita will love it!

  17. Hi Nan, this is a beautiful tag, love the soft colors and the background.
    Krisha #30

  18. You did an OUTSTANDING job on the backgrounds for your tags, Nan! I still have to try that technique. I'm off to read about your FS visit! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Happy WOYWW, Nan, missed ya, last week hun, loving as ever your desk, and your tag is stunning, love Avril#69 xxx

  20. I love your tag! The colors and contrast are really pretty. Gita will love it for sure. Happy WOYWW (and thanks for visiting.) ~ Laura #10

  21. What fabulous work!
    Thanks so much for the visit!
    Happy snooping!
    Chrissie #60

  22. Lovely work, Nan. Great results.
    Have a good week.
    Margaret #49

  23. Lovely tag! And some other tags too developing... ;)

    Have a great week!
    Susan nr 101 woyww

  24. I bet you will be sorry to say "goodbye" to FS! It was good to see where you hosted her and she had yet another wonderful experience.
    Your tag for Gita is really pretty and your desk looks a hive of creativity.
    Thanks for opping by,
    Jo x

  25. Nice tag! I loved 101 but have found 102 to be really inspiring and challenging!
    Angie #80

  26. Ooooo, what pretty colors on your tags. I see no goofs. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the kind comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #4

  27. Gorgeous tag, love the soft blue/green BJ#108

  28. CC 102 was a gas. Love your tag. Peg R #118

  29. What a gorgeous tag! Both are!... I never could spot the mistake in the one your desk... looks great to me! The techniques in CC102 are so fun... a lot new-to-me too. It's nice to be able to our supplies in different ways.

  30. Really like the layers on the tag! Great work.

    Joel (aka Barf Snoodlefart #115)

  31. Phewph finally made it but I see you have had company with all of the comments so you won't have missed me ;D
    Your tag is beautiful and I love that gorgeous colour.
    Have a wonderful weekend ~ enjoy!

  32. Late posting today and late visiting you from your WEDNESDAY post. Not sure how much later I can be, especially since I stopped by on Friday.

    Sorry to read that FS has gone on her merry way, but nice that the two of you bonded for a short while, at least.

  33. Absolutely dreamy tag background - it's like a summer's afternoon... just gorgeous!
    Alison x

  34. Thank you so much Nan for the tag. It is gorgeous. I love the beautiful green color. :-) -- gita