What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday 353 – Another Paper Artsy Playtime

In the desk photo we have….this week’s Tag,  3 ATCs made with some of the masterboard tissue I made a couple of weeks ago, some goodies on the left from a trip to Camden Town with Lewis on Monday (I still don’t like London much and definitely not the underground!) – we went in a little tardis craft shop….visit Slanchogled.com, they have some lovely ‘bits and pieces’……. some flowers from the latest PA releases coloured with polychromos and ready to do ‘something’ with, and last but definitely not lease Shrek Girl Tag from Helen!!! 🙂 Thank you so much….she came this morning and made me smile, love her!!


Especially for ‘Lunch Lady’ Jan…here’s the (not very good) bag photo that I forgot last week!!


My offering for this week is the results of another playtime with frescos and Infusions! This is using one of the large size 10 tags as a base and brayered frescos to start.


I then added highlights of Teresa Green and Blue Oyster. Next was a play with grunge paste……a little bit mixed with Pansy put through a TCW stencil


I also did some plain GP through a circle stencil but forgot to take a photo as I was getting into the swing of things by then!!


I knocked it all back a bit with Chalk fresco on the beautiful PA script stamp in several places.

So the final bits were some of the new Kay Carley flowers from EKC01 and EKC02 stamped with Lilac fresco, Watering Can archival ink and then several of the grasses stamped on the bottom of the stems with shades of green.

I had another play with Blackcurrant Infusions and metallic glaze – this time I added a little bit more to see what depth of colour I could get and they turned out a beautiful purple!! I used this trial and stamped more Kay Carley flowers and layered them up and also a flower from JM34  minis. Adding few touches of Amethyst and white fire treasure gold on the edges and the grunge paste for the finishing touches. Ooops…totally forgot…the butterfly is white Clearly for Art, heat shaped, (fingers burnt) and glued on

P1030834I cut the bottom off the tag and put some eyelets through and then tied them together with some thin gold braid. The bottom has a quote from ELB05 stamp set and one of the bugs from JM45 and leaves from JM12 on metallic glaze and A Bit Jaded Infusion. Last touch was some turquoise seam binding through the top with some more of the braid.




As usual for a Wednesday, you can visit Queen Julia’s place to find out about WOYWW if you don’t already know and find links to other WOYWWers’ blogs.


Comments (22)

  1. Miriam Grazier (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Love your tag Caz….I sooooo need to play with Infusions. And Helen’s shrek girl is awesome too

  2. Diane (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Lovely tags. Love your flower pieces and backgrounds.
    Have a great day.
    Diane – WOYWW #38

  3. Kim (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Love your tag and the photo of the bag is beautiful!
    Also loving that little “wild thing” tag and your flowers!
    Happy Creating to you!!

  4. Helen (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    so glad “shrek girl” arrived in time for today glad you like her… your own tag is gorgeous. Don’t know the shop you mention but have already clicked the link and am off to investigate… Helen #21

    1. CCreations (reply)

      March 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      I’d never heard of them before – it was somewhere Lewis found…but it had lots of unusual bits….like the pack of A6 birch bark slices I bought (don’t ask, I have no idea yet!) And soooo many pens, the one I bought is a Zig calligraphy 1.0 – it has the tiniest italic nib I have ever seen! And a selection of beautiful journals – but I didn’t buy any as I have too many unused ones!

  5. Kathyk (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    FAB bag and tag

    Happy WOYWW


  6. Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Lovely background on the tag – must try brayering the Fresco’s. I only have three colours though. I like that they have a matte finish. Awesome ATC’s as well! Thanks for visiting earlier! Have a lovely week! zsuzsa #47

  7. Sharon K (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I love the tags – very nice. The bag looks great!

    Sharon K #48

  8. glitterandglue (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    The tag is lovely – well done. Great bag, too.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  9. Diana Taylor (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    The tag is beautiful, and you have some seriously gorgeous layers going on there. I love the deep plummy colour of the flowers – really unusual.
    Thanks so much for the visit earlier, hope you have a great week,
    Diana #27

  10. Lisca (reply)

    March 9, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I love all the things you made. They are here in front of me on my giant screen. I love the ATCs and the tag too.
    Sorry I´m late. I had my new computer today and I have been fiddling about with that but now I have everything going. (I am typing this on my new keyboard, which is Spanish, so I am constantly looking for things that are in a different place). I still have to sort out the printer and some speakers, but the system works!
    Have a great week and thanks for visiting me earlier.

  11. Shaz in Oz.x (reply)

    March 10, 2016 at 2:25 am

    wonderful tag, very interesting to read all the steps as not familiar really with these fresco spray, but lvoe the effect.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 7

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

    1. CCreations (reply)

      March 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Be warned….Fresco paints are addictive….beautiful colour range, some opaque and some translucent, they dry really quickly, nice chalky finish, good for stamping on, mix well with Paper Artsy Grunge Paste for texture effects, great effects used with PA Crackle Glaze too….love ’em

  12. Nikki c (reply)

    March 10, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Came by looking for a bomb on your desk but it’s very tidy looking and the tag how you split it that’s a first for me but how great is that for mailing in a smaller envelope thanks for the inspiration hugs Nikki 3

  13. April S (reply)

    March 10, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Oh my goodness. I am loving all the flowers and the tags. The bag just yells spring. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. April#55

  14. Jill (reply)

    March 10, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Love the bag and the tag

  15. LLJ (reply)

    March 10, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Aargh, sorry I’m late getting back to you…that bag is fabulous love the combo of fabrics, is it for your own use or a prezzy? I love those burgundy metallicky flowers too, they really give an elegant look to your work. That shop sounds interesting, even though I’m not a paper crafter, there’ll always be something to find. I saw you mention birch bark to Helen, what on earth do you use that for??!
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xx

    1. CCreations (reply)

      March 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Bag is mine – I’ve decided this year to make more for me and not give so much away!! It’s one of the Dog Under My Desk patterns. I have 4 new ones now…I’ll try and remember to do you some photos for next week.
      The birch bark is thin sheets of the stuff which I’d not seen before…….not sure what it’s going to be used for but I’m sure I’ll come up with something! I think I had half an idea to add it onto a journal cover……..


  16. Sharon (reply)

    March 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Love your tag…you’ve used my favourite colour combo and it looks so dreamy! The bag is fabulous too.
    Sorry I’m running a bit late on WOYWW
    Sharon xx #50

  17. Vicky (reply)

    March 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

    awesome tag, also like the look of your blog. Have a nice weekend, Vicky#8

  18. Morti (reply)

    March 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Lovely work, Caz!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week


  19. Sussie (reply)

    March 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Your tag is so lovely!
    Thanks for sharing how you did.

    Have a great week!

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