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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WOYWW 145 - look I made a mess!

Hello WOYWW-ers.

I set my alarm early again this week just so I could get up and get on here to post as soon as possible. Mad, I know.  Only to find my internet connection was down so I could've stayed in bed a little longer, oh well it seems to be working now, thanks goodness!

So here's the desk. I took the picture before the light faded yesterday, but this is what has greeted me this morning.

Pretty boring really so I had better show you the pictures from yesterday afternoon. Here they are:




As you know, I love Paint Fusion. Sheena Douglas's stamps are a huge favourite of mine so obviously I was thrilled when she brought out the new CD-ROM and the transfers to go with the fusion range.  I've recently bought these new transfers and decided yesterday to complete stage 1.

This involves paint, a surface, in this case, mount board and the transfers. You basically paint a good layer of cheap emulsion on to the surface, then lay the transfer face down in the wet paint, making sure it's stuck into the paint with your fingers before burnishing with the spoon. So far so good, but I'm sure Sheena never made as much mess as I did when I saw her demonstrate this technique on TV!

Before I can move on to stage 2 - the big reveal, I had to leave these to dry completely. I did blast them with my heat gun, but as advised I've left them over night to dry nice & crispy, as Sheena says.

Later on, I will be moistening the surface before rubbing away the carrier paper to reveal, hopefully, the image. Fingers crossed.

I want to show you my shelf - the button collection has now been fully re-housed .....well until I buy more buttons that is (mum will still keep the little jars for me!).

Look what else is now on my shelf.....


My new 2 sets of Twinkling H2O's - stored in the suggested method of using old CD's. I have kept the lids and have a couple of ideas of how to use them, but that's for another day.

Something else you don't see very often in my room, well, it's there, I just don't choose show you every week....

This is the usual state of my bin/floor! See, I do make a mess really.

Right head over to the wonderful Julia's The Stamping Ground to join up with everyone else who takes part in this fantastic weekly adventure of super snooping, desk-hopping malarkey!

Lastly I want to say a Big thank you to everyone who visited me last week,  I love reading your comments, they really do mean a lot. Take care Zo x

70 comments:

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Hey that mess looks pretty fun! Love the idea with the CD's too. Awesome! Well, I should be in bed now so yours is the last one I get to tonight. Yawn!

Pop's Cards said...

I have a bin like that too but mine is mostly on the floor as the cats pinch my things and run around with them x

Gabrielle said...

I love transferring images - very satisfying when it works!!! They look very exciting! Thanks for popping by earlier - you are welcome to play in the studio any time!!! Consider it a permanently open offer! Much Wednesday love x

Ann B said...

Thought you had taken up painting and decorating for a moment there -a ll that emulsion paint. A new way of doing transfers for me, as is the storage for the H2Os - must try that one.

Ann B
#2

Kate said...

I want to know what your messy art turns out like! That is one big pot of paint you have there, lol.

** Kate **

Neil said...

Great looking and creative space this week, thanks for sharing. Looks like you've been having fun!
Neil #8

DottyA Cards & Things said...

HMmmmmm! I've never tried that before... I'll have to look into that...... Thanks for all the intresting things to see today... and for the kind words you left on my blog too!!!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great pictures of what's going on. I love how the TOP HALF of your bin is bigger than the bottom half! LOL!

I have written down your "Life" quote from the top of your blog, as I feel it's something to keep looking at! So thanks for that!

Thanks for dropping by my blog.
Happy WOYWW

Hugs, Sarn xxx

May said...

lots of fun mess today, I thought you had taken a pic of me bin as it looks just like that most days!! Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x

Angie said...

Oh my a new storage idea, I LOVE new ideas, so are they glued down, really very fab! Going to have to Google about the emulsion paint and transfers have no idea what they are but looks like messy fun!!! Have a great day!

Misty's Mum said...

You are one busy lady - can't wait to see the next stage of your painting project. what a great idea with the H2O's & CD's - think I might have to do that - as mine are in a drawer & often forget to take them out.
Thank you for sharing your desk

Peggy Cain said...

I loved teh storage for the H2O's but forgot to write their names next to them LOL so I just say purple, green etc. so designer names HEE HEE
Have a fun WOYWW.

lisa said...

I wondered what that big tub of emulsion one,Zoe, it looks like porridge, lol!!
Have fun with the big reveal.
I have a bin like that too!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Liax #80

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...looks like very busy Zoe...loVe your storage jars they look great with all your bits & bobs displayed...Mel :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zo, hard to believe that under the bland exterior of those squares of mountboard lurks some really beautiful flowers - something to look forward to. Your button storage is a treat to look at and I'm sure you are going to enjoy those new H2Os. So the truth is out, you can be messy - you've joined the club :) Many thanks for your earlier comment. I have a suggestion of a way to get a bigger room, swop rooms, move the craft to the master bedroom and your bed to the current craft room - who needs a big bedroom anyway :)) Hope you are having a lovely day. Elizabeth x #11

MvM-design said...

Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
Hugs Marleen ;-)

ScrappnBee said...

I hope that the big reveal goes well. Love the button storage. It all looks so tidy! (even the trash...LOL!) Have a fabulous WOYWW! -Amanda #39

kay said...

was very intrigued re the panels and paint until i read your post,good luck with the revealing,have a great week,x

Redanne said...

I don't know how you have the patience to wait for the paint to dry before you do the rubbing off! thanks for your comment but unfortunately my link is wrong and everyone is going to 2 weeks ago! If you have time please have a look at http:bollyanne.blogspot.com/ Kind regards, Anne

scrappymo! said...

Those H2O's are so pretty to use aren't they! Your button storage looks great...Your Dad must have been busy eating up the jam!

Twiglet said...

I must remember to pop back and see the reveal - very intriguing. x Jo

Anne-marie said...

Very busy desk looks like fun oooo yu H20s look fab great storage idea yur buttons look fab on te shelf
Anne-marie no23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I can make a mess in a completely empty room!! It's a skill, you know :) It looks like you've been having fun!!
Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

BetteK said...

Thanks for sharing your "messy corner" ... there may be hope for me yet! Happy WOYWWing! Love Debbie xXx

BJ said...

I like your button jars, but sadly I don't have enough room for that. My son is just taller than me now too. BJ

Linda said...

Looking forward to seeing how your technique turns out. Linda #92

fairy thoughts said...

great busy desk, the paint technique looks interesting too. love the storage, very ingenious. I use my old cd's to make mobiles for the garden.
happy WOYWW
janet #25

Kathryn said...

Very cool! I really will be back to see the results!
Great storage ideas as well!
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs!
kat

toni said...

that's a very big pot of paint!I'd like to know how many works of art you'll get out of that. i like the way you are storing your H2O's are the stuck onto the cd's I've not seen that before. Thankyou for the comments you made on my blog Have fun x

Tracey Potter said...

Cool! Your transferring intrigues me. The H20's also catch my eye.

Thanks for the snoop!

Lisa said...

Love ll the new jars for storage. Have fun creating.

VonnyK said...

I can't wait to see how they turn out. I always say to create well you have to make a really big mess, so they should be fantastic.
I love visiting all these blogs as I find out about all these things you use, will have to find out what the twinkling H2Os are for.
Have a great week,
Von #67

Angie said...

Looks like you are having such fun making a creative mess ... and i think i need to sort my buttons out into jars too.

Elaine said...

Thanks for sharing ...hugs elaine

Sophia said...

haha you're too funny. :) Your desk area looks wonderful. Liking your storage ideas.

debby4000 said...

Lots of mucky stuff going on here must come and see the end results.
luv
Debby

Neet said...

I love my H2o's - used to work with them a lot and demonstrate their uses. Now doing image transfers is something I am really interested in, must keep an eye on how it goes for you.
Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet x #19

sandra de said...

Transferring images onto an emulsion.... how interesting. will have to come back and check you next post would love to see how they turn out.

April said...

Looks like you have been having fun :o) hope they turn out how you hope x

butlersabroad said...

Love the big pot of paint, looks like you're doing some pretty serious work with it, show us the results next week will you? I'd like to see how these turned out. Your storage is expanding every week, never used H2O's, really should give them a go.

Hugs
Brenda 12

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow so many wonderful things going on!!! looks like so much fun
#77

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Hey hon, it was lovely seeing you (and your 'messy' craft room!) yesterday :0) I had such a busy afternoon with Bev that I've only just round to WOYWW! How have the fusion boards turned out today? Debs xxx

Sallyh said...

Hiya, I love the look of your desk, plenty of creating going on, and a fellow Sheena fan :)
Hugs Sally x

Lisa-Jane said...

The H2Os look lovely but don't the top ones dry out?

Morti said...

ROFL - you do realise you might have started a trend - prepare to see lots of bin photos next week! Fab....

Thanks for stopping by!

Polly Polkadot said...

Phew, the bin made me relax at last. I must admit, I did look at the paint photo, and wonder if I could cope with such stickiness, mess I can, stickiness I shall have to think about!

Clare with paint in her hair said...

I love paint fusion too!

Barb King said...

I've been wanting to try doing some transfer images, the Graphics Fairy is always showing them on her blog. Let us know how they came out! Thanks for popping by!
Barb #90

sandee said...

OK, my OCD kicked in a little on your button jars, would you mind exchanging the red and the silver jars, their sizes are not correct! lol And paint the lids both black! oh dear, see what life's like with me! And whoa momma, that's a big bucket of emulsion!! Can't wait to see the finished product! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Terrie said...

Creativity clearly is going strong at this desk! I'm not familiar with the paint fusion so I'll be checking back to see what's going on. Thanks for the visit.

Wendy said...

Wow those transfers look interesting. I've never heard of them before, I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

Wow neat transfers. I hadn't heard of these before. I'll have to look into them, thanks for sharing.

Tuire said...

I love image transfering! But I usually don´t have nerves to wait overnight... but it works anyhow :)
Have a creative weekend!
Tuire xx

Debs Willis said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! You have oodles of patience, think I would just blast away with my heat gun. Haven't got any of the transfers......yet!

happy woyww

deb s#166

SueH said...

Can’t say I heard about these new transfers Zoe but what I can see of them on your table they look really pretty. I may have to investigate further.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good week (what’s left of it)
Happy Crafting!
Sue H
x

Craftychris said...

I've seen those transfers on the telly, it looks good messy fun! Love your button storage. Thanks for visiting my desk. Flitterglu is made by Indigoblu and is a glue for using with stamps and guilding flakes. I am looking forward to having a go. Have a good week xx

fairyrocks said...

Thanks so much for dropping by, I too continue through the list during the week. This is interesting, I am always looking for new ways to do a transfer.
Keep smiling and creating

~ Ali ~ said...

CAn't beat Paint fusion love the stuff especially the transfers :O)

Ali x

thefrugalcrafter said...

looks like fun! happy woyww late:)
Lindsay

Shoshi said...

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with with your paint fusion, Zo. I don't know about the transfers. i've seen Sheena doing the painting after stamping, and I've done the painting on my own drawings, and it's very effective and fun to do too.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm hoping to do some more on my Choc-a-Bloc project this coming week.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #137

MaggieC said...

Do you make your own transfers and if so how is it done? It looks such a fascinating technique. Thank you for visiting me this week. Hope you have a really good week. xx Maggie #17

Lori said...

I'm a little jealous of your button collection. :) I love to make a mess when I attempt to paint and create - it shows you're having fun. Happy WOYWW - sorry I'm so slow to visit.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm having a terrible time getting Blogger to cooperate with me this week, so that's why I'm late visiting. I have never heard of that version of transfers, but I hope it works for you.

I also read your message about the altered book/art journal. Although it would NOT work well for an altered book, I am holding an altered book class on my blog. You would actually need a real book, but NOT one from the 1880s. BTW, I have never disassembled a book like she did. I suggest an old school book that has been discarded. No one wants them, and they are perfect for altering.

Thanks for dropping by earlier in the week.

karen said...

I am looking forward to seeing how those transfers turn out! I haven't tried doing transfers and haven't heard of using emulsion for them before. Looks like fun though!
Thanks for visiting me earlier! I am very late this week!
xoxo Karen

Annie Smith said...

HI Zoe! Love the trash pic. :) I don't know much about stamping, but it looks messy and fun!!

Joynana said...

Wonderful space. Love all the jars and bottles. #88

voodoo vixen said...

You have had a lovely time with paint and stuff... hope you show the results next week.

Neesie said...

I'm so late visiting this week...nearly out of time eek!
There's so many techniques and terminology that I've never heard before...but it all looks very interesting.
I'll look forward to see the results.
The jars and bottles look great...so does the bin ~ lots of creativity at work :D

Cardarian said...

I am late but I am here - your new technique is quite interesting - I should give it a go! All your jars are so tidy and well the bin is what a bin should be! Ha, ha - nice and messy!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Sam said...

Wow! That is one full bin!! I am going to have to get myself some twinklies I think.
Thanks for visiting and sorry to be so late to get back to you. Though you know that photo album you have, I have a similar one, which I have never put photos in as I am not sure it is acid free. You have given me a great idea to alter it though - so glad I am late now!