Wednesday, March 28, 2012

y'all: plural second-person pronoun

Is a contraction of the words "you" and "all", Southern, Informal

It's Wednesday, and what does that mean?
it's WOYWW...which means means 'what's on your workdesk Wednesday'!
where we get be nosey and snoop......errrr visit each other :p
and what's on mine, you ask? did you ask?
My altered book and the current pages I am working on!
 That's whats on my desk and all the stuff that goes with it ! I am just having a world of fun with this project and would love for y'all to join us over at Altered Book Lover  where we are on lesson #4, and if you want to see every one's progress, their links are at the bottom of Elizabeth's post!
I'll be posting the layout  (you see on my desk ) to my blog tomorrow if you want to see it better :)
Now onto my AB progress
Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover gave us some assignments this week and I really enjoyed this one. All my elements on this page came from the pages I had torn out when "thinning" the book. I FREEHAND cut you tell I impressed myself? It's been hard to not add pen, ink, stickles...I'm not kidding you, but I wanted this page to have a unique twist to it. I like the design incorporating the pages of the book itself.

The only pen used are the quotation marks and the author of the quote.

the assignment:
4. Create a double page spread using gesso as both the background AND the glue to which you will add your page elements and embellishments.

I first spread the gesso on the page, let it dry and then applied the second layer, while it was still wet I add some drops of blue paint and then using my spreader to mix it into the gesso. I had precut my sea weed and coral beforehand and had a dry run for the placement of everything so I was able to lay them directly onto the wet gesso. The coral is the only element that I used the gesso as glue, everything else was glued down with Helmars Acid free Glue.

The small bow on her tail and the flower in her hair are supported by Helmar's Liquid Scrapdots, so they will not get flattened. One of my all time favorite glues. This page has been weighted down ( after it was dry ) by my Big Shot, just to show you how well these delicate pieces are staying dimensional!

Now Ms. Julia wants us to keep it short, and I failed miserably but then you can't expect a girl to behave every week.....can you?
Ok, now this is where I'll be sitting with my laptop while visiting your blogs.
Outside on my balcony, sipping ice tea, listening to the birds singing, and and feeling the sun shinning on my toes....
ahhh this is the life!


Saving the best for last! I got my WOYWW button in the mail yesterday and little monkey mojo is proudly displaying it! Thank you Julia, you are too sweet to do this!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm totally impressed with the page where you used gesso. That underwater scene feels so real, even when you used pages from your book for your mermaid. This is one fantastic page.

I somehow feel you were probably shorter than I was on my Tea Tuesday post, but a bit longer than my WOYWW post (grin). Thanks for the visit earlier today (well, today still in my world. And of course, I am totally in LOVE with your AB. Happy WOYWW from #3.

voodoo vixen said...

Your AB pages are looking lovely and I am a bit green about the gills knowing you are sitting in the sunshine blog hopping... we had snow yesterday!! Annette #22

Mary said...

What a tidy desk. Your page looks wonderful. Free hand cutting, you're my hero.... I've not heard of Helmar's Liquid Scrapdots. Where do you purchase them. It's been pouring down rain here, but we need it badly so I shall not complain. Altered books look like loads of fun, one day I may have to give it a go....just never seem to catch up with projects already begun...See you later. Have a great week.

MvM-design said...

You are quick!! :)))
Hi from the Netherlands!
Love your AJ page, the colors are awesome!!
Have a great WOYWW, hugs Marleen;-)

BJ said...

I'm loving your AB and how you cover up all the words on the pages then use worded paper for your mermaid and coral - excellent BJ #73

Jacqueline said...

WOW You book is looking brilliant!! LOVE what you have done so far!

I plan on working on another couple of pages today if I have time.

LOVE those giant light bulbs as well! How cool are those!!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog and helps yourself to any ideas you feel the need to 'borrow'! That's what's so great about this can get so much inspiration and ideas from everywhere...I'm really enjoying myself and I'm looking forward to doing some more of these books.

Take care and Happy WOYWW!

Jackie x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great work going on from your AB to your journal. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

Craftychris said...

Your AB is fab, loving the mermaid xx

Terrie said...

Your AB is looking fantastic - mine is sitting on my desk waiting for me to get over this bug so I can get back to it. Your gesso experiment turned out beautifully; still have mine to do.

BTW, I love that you always add 'waving hi from the hills of NC' - I remember instantly who it is and plus it makes me smile. I can just visualize you sitting on your porch/patio waving away. I'd love it if you'd send some some sunshine to the NW!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your 2 page spread look amazing! I'm still plodding away, although I did get my glue experiment pages done.

Cold and somewhat windy up here in NY! Hi y'all!

sandysewin said...

Your altered book pages are looking amazing! Love the shells quote. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #42

May said...

Love the AB, you clever girl, We too in the UK have our toes in the sunshine.. and long may It last!!!!! Have a super week, Hugs May x x x No14

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Thanks for the hugs from NC! I can feel so much love today!!!

Don't you love it when we really impress ourselves! hee hee I can see why you are proud of your freehand tearing - very cool indeed. I enjoy seeing your AB projects.

Shhh, you are one of my favorites too!

#48 (you've visited)

Ann B said...

At the rate you are going Sandee you will have finished your book before we all get past lesson 8 but I love what you are doing.
Can you read my mind? I was going to use cut-out pages for my gesso pages but not mermaids obviously, unless they have wings which I doubt. Yours are beautiful and turned out fine.

Ann B (waving back the the hills of North Carolina from Lancashire , England)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The book is coming together so well! Great work on the mermaid page. Lots of love went into that. I love the shell page and the quote makes me smile. I have that very same collection!

Sheilagh said...

Hi Sandee,

Thank you for popping by my blog:) I love what you are doing with your AB and I am lusting after your WOYWW badge:)

Very nice to meet you.


trisha too said...

I like how you paper pieced that mermaid, very fine, and your little monk holding the woyww button--too cute!


kay said...

your altered book double page is awesome,am looking forward to lesson 4 when i have some more free time,enjoy your browsing time in the sun :)

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

...hi Sandee...your AB pages are looking great, i'd wanted to do the class too but time ran away and i missed the start...glad you've got the gorgeous weather like us, i loVe iced tea too...i'm now your 121 follower...Mel :)

Laura said...

Hi, Sandee, thanks for your cheery comments over at my blog. ::waving back from the rolling hills of upstate NY:: I love watching birds, too -- I don't think either of our feeders is visible from my workspace. The teal bin was found in the Target dollar spot -- for $2.50 -- and I wish I'd bought more than one! I'm in awe of your altered book pages. Maybe someday I'll get into that. I need to get more comfortable with mixed media first on smaller projects, I think. Wordily yours, Laura #152 :)

Rita said...

Your AB looks amazing Sandee. Your certainly a mistress of hand-cutting. Loving your creative space. TFS, Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Shoshi said...

Whatever Julia says, I do love long posts! Lots of interest here, and some gorgeous pictures too, Sandee. I particularly love your "Shells" page - it's beautiful! - and the sentiment is marvellous.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm not a bit into meditation - I just enjoy drawing lol! These are such fun to do.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #12

Barb King said...

That book is really coming along, I love what you are doing with it. Thanks for stopping by my blog-you should get a flower frog, it makes the vertical cards fit better in the photo shot, I've had lots of success with it, feel less frustrated when taking the card pics. I found mine at a yard sale, but antique stores might have them too. Have a great week!

Rachel Mims said...

Hey! thanks for stopping by my blog! I am in Fayetteville - by Fort Bragg. Not too far away, huh? I like your altered book!! Happy WOYWW.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous altered book!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Yes, Sandee, I got the name wrong (Julia's); how embarrassing. Love your button and monkey.

Nancy McCarroll said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. This is a fun meme.

I lived in Chapel Hill for a while and LOVED Colorado now.


(Sorry that I got Julia's name wrong; fixed now...duh)

Spyder said...

Your pages are well done, love the writing paper mermaid, good idea and very jealous of your woyww badge!!!Thank you for my snoop at your crafty space. HaPpY WoYwW!?Have a great crafty week!

Unknown said...

Oh I love the way you use those book pages in your altered book. Sure wish I had more time.

ScrappnBee said...

Thank you for following! When I lived in Charleston, SC y'all was singular and all y'all was plural. LOL! The page is positively amazing! Love the way that the glue dots under the ribbon hold up! Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing...and good luck with the rest of the class! Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda x146

Mari K. said...

Love the little monkey, and I am so jealous of the nice sunny porch! We had a tease of Spring here in Ohio, but tomorrow is back to the 40's :(
I am still loving your altered book, it just keeps getting better and better! - Mari K. #56

Tuire Flemming said...

Your AB looks great! The bow with gluedots is a brilliant idea.
Hello from snowy Finland!
Tuire xx

debby4000 said...

Never made an altered book and love the look of yours.

Cardarian said...

Love your AB - the quote on your page is really fun - I might use on something one day too!
I want to join in with the fun but I haven't had time yet! I must get up to it soon !
Have a lovely week and thank you for your comments!
Lots of hugs,

Morti said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sandee! In answer to your question, Bob's your uncle is an expression commonly used mainly in Britain and Commonwealth nations. Typically, someone says it to finish a set of simple instructions to mean, "And there you have it", or "You're all set". Sometimes we say "Robert is your father's brother" just to be funny!

Love your AB - the pages look fabulous!

Neet said...

Wavin' back to ya' (is that right?)
Love that photo of monkey mojo with the badge - fabulous.
Can just picture you sat there in the sunshine, we've had it too this week but next week we are to have snow - can you believe it!
Love your desk, and the progress with your AB. Elizabeth will be proud of you.
Hugs, Neet #5 (who has candy on her blog) xx

Sherry said...

Oh Sandee, how totally clever are you! I love what you've done with the gesso and cut outs - looks like a lot of fun too!! (I may just have to copy that - LOL!!)

Loving your balcony shot too - it's great to see where you actually are. Sounds and looks idyllic - tfs x

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week :)
WoYwW # 3

lisa said...

What a lovely space you have to work in Sandee. I love the look of that balcony and the iced tea!!! What fancy lights you have there!!
Your pages are looking fantastic. I love the bow on her tail.
Thanks so much for the comments you leave me every Wednesday. They always make me smile. I had to go back and look at the precarious plates and see what you mean. They are my pot saucers and I just throw them up there when I've washed them out!!
Hugs Lisax #109

Angie said...

Oh love the shells in your book. Love the outside space too! Happy creating and toe sunning :)

Angie said...

Your homework page is brilliant it ...and your badge holder. xx 17

Robin Panzer Art said...

Thanks for the peek. I love your journal page it is fabulous! Happy WOYWW!

Lisa Richards said...

I love all you are doing at your desk with the altered books! The seashell pages are so cute! My WOYWW button should be in the mail. Squeak! (I knew the definition of "y'all". I'm originally from SE Texas and it bugs me when people use it incorrectly! lol!) Thanks for visiting my blog! :D

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous altered book. The mermaid is awesome x
Sophie no.183

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love your desk and altered book. Hope I can give it a try too. Love the pages with the mermaid in blue. Beautiful colour and love the book elements. Thanks for showing and hope you have a creative week. xFranka

Unknown said...

That book is beautiful, the benefit of being late is I got to see the close up before commenting! Love it Suzanne X (88)

Neesie said...

Your desk looks very busy but so organised Sandee.
I'm a newie to WOYWW and now realise I have so much to learn. One being how to visit everyone before Wednesday comes around again ;)
I loved to see where you'll be sitting whilst working on your laptop.
Thanks for letting me take a peek :D
Neesie #30

Debs Willis said...

Hi Sandee, waving back from Southampton!! Love your altered book pages, the mermaid is great, and I was thrilled when my woyww badge arrived, wore it alld ay evven though I didnlt go anywhere lol!!

thanks for stopping by my blog

Debs xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

What a good idea to sit outside with your laptop to leave all your comments. I think I might take that idea on board if the weather holds. Thank you for your visit, and I am glad to report that the bee problem seems to be diminishing, and Flash is definitely improving now. Have a good week. xx Maggie #7

JB said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog last week. The spot where you sit looks great. You have some very cute photographs on here. Jane x