On this WOYWW day I do not really have a desk photo here at the moment, largely as it is no different from last week and my camera batteries are both flat. Sorry Julia. I will do better next week. However, I did promise to show the results of what I was doing last week, so I hope you will forgive me today.
Several of you noticed this fairy hiding on my desk. She is unrepeatable in this format as her background is just a piece of watercolour paper used to mop up excess ink on the mat at the end of a workshop. I did two and thought the first one would be the better bet, but in the end, I was wrong. This second piece just jumped out at me the other day as being the perfect background for this Lavinia fairy. Then I mounted her on black and then pale cream and left her alone.
The second piece of work is a canvas, following on from the lovely card made at Pink Tulip a couple of weeks ago. It is an A5 canvas board which I then mounted onto the next size up once it was finished. Most of this went well until I just took it one stage too far. I could hear Barbara Gray shouting at me to leave it alone but I stupidly ignored her and messed it up.
I had done the background, dried it out and added the shaped leaves, when I thought it would be good to have a branch to hang the leaves off. Sounded a good idea to me, but I chose the wrong ink and it became very harsh and in your face. I thought it was all over and it was headed for the bin. In that position, it did not really matter what I did and overnight I decided to get out my trusty Coloursoft pencils and see what I could do. The lightest of the skin colours proved to be the saving of my disaster when I added it on top of the dreadfully dark tree branch. At that point, I did actually put my signature on it and breathed a long sigh of relief.
I hope that if you have arrived here by surfing the internet you will come back again. Also, please make sure you visit our Julia at Stamping Ground, who will be very pleased to see you and pass you on to all the wonderful desks on show.