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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

WOYWW #240

Good Morning everyone- heres hoping its not too wet/blustery where you are, and that none of you are affected by all the awful flooding. So back into it we go, Wednesdays popping up faster all the time, it seems. Our esteemed leader, Julia, is over at The Stamping Ground, awaiting your link, to display to the world your creativity and tidiness (or lack thereof!).

And here you have it, I'm having a go at week 2 of A Documented Life, and sticking at it for 2 weeks counts as a long term project for me,lol.
Inks, diary, sponges, pictures, and an inked sheet in the background. Towel on my chair, for drying rubber stamps after cleaning.

Now heres the inked sheet in the foreground, with some stencilled bits on it. And gessoed, to tone the colours down a bit. I Added the stencilling whilst the inked background was still a bit wet, and the colours were quite strong. I thought I'd ink a background sheet, as I didn't want the colour to keep seeping through onto other pages, as the diary paper is pretty thin.

This was it before the stencils/gesso, and next to it, my storage solution for stencils & masks. A document folder thingy from Poundland. Keeps 'em flat, and I get to see what I have. It has a sheet of white paper in each pocket, so you can put two masks in each pocket, one either side of the paper.
 So thats my Wednesday Show & Tell, now its your turn.


Krisha said...

Ok, I went and checked this "A Documented Life" out and I want to know, where is your selfie? LOL

It really does sound like a fun project and I like the blue background you have going.

You stencil storage is very clever, and I might just have to borrow that idea. File folders really do not work well!
Krisha no # yet, waiting on Julia

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo-oo there Shaz,

ah, love the inky delights on your desk today, aren't they wonderful?!!

Now great way to store them too, but as have s o few telling them apart at present not a problem. Don't have Silhouette either to cut more! but have plenty to play with :D

Keep safe and warm over there!
happy WOYWW. Shaz in oz.x
# no number yet.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So inquiring minds are going to want to know if you are doing a selfie with this page or not? I like the colors you've used. This is why I'm not a true artist... I think if you want to tone the colors down why make them so vivid in the first place? Although I do know colors are not to be trusted sometimes. The stencil storage is a brilliant idea. I have a couple of them... in a drawer somewhere. Maybe.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Such lovely colours. I know a few people who are doing this challenge. I know I would fall off the wagon, probably before the first month was out!

Fiona #18

Laura said...

Lovely blues and purples
Happy Wednesday

Laura said...

Happy WOYWW, Shaz! Great color combo on your background page. Thanks for visiting. ~ Laura #73

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love those bluesy purples you've used, my favourite colours! Good luck with doing the challenge..I'm afraid that I'm the sort of person who would start out with the best of intentions but fail miserably after a few days! I know myself too well, lol :-)
You and Doug are very welcome to stay again, though I realise that your plans may change as Marg is coming too. I have promised a bed to Hettie again. But the offer is there :-)
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz - thanks for the link to the challenge - don't know if I can commit to a weekly challenge but I am intrigued... your page looks lovely and I really liked your front door page too. Have fun MMx #56

Jackie said...

Love the back ground paper you have made looks great .... Good luck with the challenge!
Jackie 7

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds fun, look forward to seeing your weeks mount up! Take care. Zo xx 90

Andrea said...

backgrounds are looking good and well done you id love to have a go but dont think id find /make the time looking forward to seeing your progress thanks for visiting earlier and have a great week Andrea#19

Lea.H said...

love the colours you have used for the background, nice to see someone else taking part in the documented life :) Lx

Nan G said...

You're the first person I've seen doing A Documented Life....is that similar to Project Life? Really like the inky painty page. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #76 p.s. I have a ton of these boxes! I love em for storage. Easy for me with bad hands to handle. Hugs

Helen said...

Love the colours on your Documented Life page - and I think your stencil storage is a good one - I have been looking for some way to keep mine.. Helen 100

My name is Cindy said...

Good luck with your project - I manage one that lasted a year and vowed never to commit to anything again!! Can't tale the pressure. Hope you will be coming to the crop!! Happy WOYWW Cindy #46

Ria Gall said...

Hi Shaz
it looks like you have been really busy and I love the colours and shapes you have used, it's looking really good
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Hugs Ria #6

BJ said...

Great to see your DLP pages. I left the FB group as I couldn't cope with the numbers there. Love seeing everyone's front door, what a great prompt. Thanks for the visit yesterday BJ#21

MaggieC said...

Morning, Shaz. I had come to much the same conclusion about stencil and mask storage, as my collection grows, courtesy of Clarity. A lot of my Clarity stamps now come unmounted so that is more space saved. Glad to see your journal is still going. Mine is not even started. Thanks for your visit this week. I think Charlotte's card really expresses Christmas, and I had a lovely thank you card from her today, all hand made and written. Off now to nurse what looks like my second bout of cold symptoms, more lemon and honey and vitamin c. Hope you and Doug miss out on that gem. have a good week. xx Maggie #24

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz the background is looking good but where are you?
I couldn't bring myself to put a selfie ... Tried but they all looked terrible so I did my hand instead.... Chicken !
I haven't seen you first post maybe I can search for you what is your fb name. It's fun though I am enjoying it even though there is a lot to look at
Janet @11

artatag said...

So you are working on your selfie now :-) I hate to be photographed, so this is quite a challenge for me. Yours looks great so far.
Thanks for visiting!
Gabriele 33

KatzElbows said...

That is beautiful page. I love the colours and the patterns. Just a great background.

Thank you for stopping by.
Love Rachel #8

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

Week two of A Documented Life! Thanks for the link. There are several WOYWWers doing this project. I'm going to go back to week one and see what I can come up with! I'm wondering if I can do the project without paying for the class?!? It seems they post the details....

I picked up an old daytimer from the thrift store a while back with the intention of messing it up - now I have a good reason.

Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around to desks.

Peace, Kay (42)

glitterandglue said...

Great colours, Shaz - very regal! You are brave and adventurous - I don't think I dare commit to anything at the moment. Getting through each day at a time is enough at present.
Thanks for your earlier visit, and your best wishes for my hubby. I passed them all on, and he proper perked up!
Have a great week.
Margaret #45

Winnie said...

Such pretty papers there that you made! Love the blue and purples! I hope you are faring well since you mentioned flooding. We had a blizzard and now are in a deep freeze (pipes froze Sat but thankfully with the help of a blowdryer all is well!) Thanks for the kind visit yesterday. Loving the Shadow inks, they are "mid tone" shadow inks which are working great for me as the other shadow inks were rather light in shade for me. Enjoy the weekend!! Winnie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Seems a TON of people I visit are in this Daily Life project. I like your stencil/mask storage, too. I'm always on the lookout for great storage ideas. I don't have enough masks and stencils to merit one of these yet, though.

I'm a bit late, but happy belated WOYWW from #5.

Tertia said...

Two weeks is rather long term, to me anyway, I get bored or side tracked very quickly. LOL Enjoy!
Loving the colours you are using.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #50

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh my but I am late to the WOYWW party. But nice I got to see the next post as well. Well done you for taking on a project like this - I will watch and be inspired I'm sure. My sticktoitivness is rubbish so forgive me if I don't join in, but simply envy your resolve!


{sigh} now DS-less and catching up
Mary Anne (3)