Tuesday, 31 August 2010

WOYWW - Live Life In Colour !

Hi there - my desk this week is the calm after a little frenzy of crafty action !

I have actually completed some projects !

I am reading my bargin copy of Visual Chronicles about art journalling and they suggest little projects to get you into things.
The first is to create a personal colour palette book - you map out "your colours", those of family & friends, of the colours you associate with different moods etc.
I thought it a bit odd at first but went with the idea, raided the colour swatches in the paint department of B&Q & made this little book - once I got into it I really enjoyed it - i did colour combos for DH, parents, sister (and me !) - then anger, melacholy, peacefulness & the 4 seasons.
I think going forward I could add to it with colour combinations that I come across which inspire me !

I also have another colour project - the little book I've made with all the colours of my Distress Inks as a quick reference for inky projects !

To the right hand side I have some "test pots" of chalky emulsion period paints - meant for decorating but great to make the background colours for things like this box (on the left) I'm in the midst of altering (another TK Max bargin!).

In the centre are my Silkies inks & stamp a free gift for renewing my Craft Stamper subscription - yet to play with these !

Some new stamps - also TK Max bargins - bought a new album & papers too but they are stowed away !

Oh and a mini canvass which is sitting drying - made to sit on my dressing table out in Spain !

Anyway hope everyone has a happy Wednesday - can't believe it is September already & another summer has slipped through my fingers !


  1. Hi Ali
    lovely creative desk, luv all the things you have going on there, happy WOYWW, sue,x

  2. The calm after the storm, that's a good description! Like the colour palette idea, so many things to try, so little time lol!


  3. I love that desk, looks very creative!

  4. Aren't paint chips the BEST? And they are free. I love them, too. Glad to see you got the idea for your color palette. Great idea. I've not heard of that emulsion paint. Will have to look for it. Happy WOYWW.

  5. That is a very creative desk today.
    A x

  6. Oh my - you are not only being productive -it's all lovely - talk about inspiration station! Interesting to hear your take on the colour book - I get the principle, so nice that you found it a positive tool. Really enjoyed your desk today!

  7. Hope you get to play with your new stash soon! Thanks for the tips on the baby wipes. I'll have to get some asap :D

  8. Very busy looking desk.


  9. Your distress inks mini book sounds (and looks) fabulous. I might have to go look up the art journalling book!

  10. Loved my snoop, loads to see and going on, love your inks,have a great woyww, sorry I'm late.

  11. Fab work! I'm the latest arrival and hopefully will be carrying on tomorrow - HAPPY WOYWW!

  12. Lots of inspiring stuff going on there Ali :-) Your colour palette book looks so pretty.
    (Glad to find a fellow TKMaxx fan...I LOVE that place!)