Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #205


Time again for that world-wide nosy into other crafter's rooms and workdesks, hosted by the ever lovely and entertaining Miss Julia of Stamping Ground! You will definitely want to visit them all, starting with our charming Hostess!!!

I'm going to go ahead and admit two things: 1) This is my desk yesterday morning, not today! Today's I'm working on something that can't be shown because the recipient reads my blog and I want it to be a surprise. 2) Although I know we are supposed to keep this 'short & sweet', this is, as usual, going to be a very photo-heavy blog post. I think just being asked to keep it short makes it wind up even longer. I'm very, very contrary, lol!!! So right....

My desk yesterday morning:
Gorgeous and fabby starter kit from IndigoBlu!

I fell in love with gilding flakes when I stumbled upon a video about them on YouTube. Wow, wow, wow!!! It was like MAGIC, and I couldn't wait to try it out myself!


I bought some from Amazon, and they arrived around Christmastime. I had been told that to use them, all I would need is a glue pad (like ink, only glue). WRONG!!! So when I finally got around to use them about a week ago, it wouldn't work with the glue pad. And nothing I else I had on hand would work either. Frustrated!!!! So I searched and searched, and finally re-discovered IndigoBlu. I paid for my kit and a couple of new pots of flakes, grumbled about the exchange rate, and waited. But not for long! They arrived in record time, and yesterday I got to make these...
YES!!!!!!
(Cue cherubs singing!)
Although I wouldn't recommend using a large background stamp for your first go at this, it worked out beautifully!!! This is a new stamp from Stampin Up's upcoming catalog, called Wildlife Meadows. It also has a matching embossing folder! I've also used SU's Naturals Ivory cardstock to stamp on for the first time. It's an amazing card stock, thicker than Whisper White and very "vintage" looking!

IndigoBlu's Lancashire Rose gilding flakes, matted with brushed gold card stock and Melon Mambo.

Lancashire Rose again, but paired with brushed gold card stock and Rich Razzleberry.

Artocoe's Sunshine gilding flakes matted with Barely Banana and Peach Parfait card stock. This one is also embossed using the matching folder.

IndigoBlu's Morris Dance gilding flakes (my favorite!!) matted with brushed gold and Taken With Teal card stock.
LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So there you have my desk for the week!! Thanks so much for the visit and I hope you'll leave a comment before you go!

32 comments:

sandra de said...

ohhh the cards are simply beautiful. Must check out the tutorial as i am sure I have some of those gilding flakes in my cupboards. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @12

Bridgett Owens said...

I have never seen those flakes before. They are very pretty. You did a fabulous job on those cards. Love how neat and tidy the desk was before you got a chance to get your shimmer on! I hope to participate in the WOYWW postings when I get my room finished! :)

The Taming of the Glue said...

The results are stunning. I seem to get in a terrible mess with gilding flakes and always want to sneeze or cough! Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Belinda Basson said...

Now I might be muttering about the exchange rate too if I go this route, you make it look stunning! #30

Jackie said...

Your cards look fab!
The indigo blu stuff works really well so pleased you found what you needed
Jackie 6

My name is Cindy said...

Well they turned out really well!! Funny I had my gilding flakes out last night and tried a glue pad (just being too lazy to get out the glu as it was right there). And I agree no success at all. But I have used all sorts of glue with them (and double sided tape gives you a great 'line'). I like the stamp and matching emboss too. Happy WOYWW Cindy #59

Helen said...

Beautiful cards, love gilding flakes but not used them for ages (like so much of my stuff!!) have a great day. Helen, 5

okienurse said...

awesome cards! I am looking forward to seeing more of the gilding flakes in the future! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #36

Liz Black said...

Such pretty cards and well done you for persevering. It's frustrating when find a product you love and can't quite get it to work the way you want it to - happens to me all the time lol! You've done a lovely job there. Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@39

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Ooh lovely Jeannie - in my stash I have something simialr to the flakes you have used and now I have to go a hunt them out because your images are so inspiring... happy WOYWW - Mxx #56

Ria Gall said...

Hi Jeannie
wow you have the guilding flake bug but boy have you mastered it these look amazing. What a shame you had been given the wrong info about the glue so glad you have the right stuff now, go play and fill your boots girl
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Jennifer said...

These are really stunning Jeannie!!!

Maisie Moonshine said...

A frustrating start but well worth the perseverance! Fabulous effects - are you sparkling too? MMx #73

Candace said...

The flakes have given a great effect on the cards

Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

Candace #64

Winnie said...

This is a new one for me, and I am loving the looks you got from them! When I get home I will watch the video! I think they all turned out great, but think the teal is my fav too! Thanks for sharing! Winnie#75

artatag said...

Very stunning work! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

Talk about perseverance! I think I would have given up but the end result is fabulous!

You can't even even see my work desk right now because I'm working on scrapbooking and that takes every bit of space available!

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

Wow so beautiful! I love the gold flakes. You are so patient and creative... I love seeing what you're up to!

My work desk is covered with sewing stuff. I have got to get back to it!

Wishing you a lovely day.
xoxo

Sandy Leigh said...

Beautiful results! Now I see why you went to the trouble, totally worth it. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #96

Regina Hamilton said...

You seem to have mastered the gilding flakes. Your cards are stunning. Happy crafting #1

Regina said...

Shhhh...listen...I do hear those cherubs singing. Nooo..wait, I was wrong..it was my muse humming about how much she LOVES those flakes and what you designed with them. ^_^

Nowww..as far as our desk. Of late mine has to stay clean. I have to pull things out and put them up due to my two VERY nosey ummm I mean curious felines...ROFL

Hugs,
Regi

~Sue C said...

How fun! They all are beautiful! Happy Wednesday :) SueC#120

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like that last pic best..it really shows off the iridescent colours of the flakes...gorgeous!!
hugs, LLJ 33 xx

Jaki Morris said...

I understand there are so many things you can do with gilding flakes.

Take care and enjoy playing

Jakix #104

Kim's Creations said...

Beautiful results! Thanks for posting a video, I just may have to buy some of that, lol!

Lisa-Jane said...

Goodness Queenie, they are gorgeous! I do love a bit of bling like that.

Rita said...

Oh wow! Now I want to get out my gilding stuff, too! Another thing to put on my long to-do list. Never heard of this company, but I like the multicolored flakes they have--yummy! :)

Karen (karey2005) said...

Gorgeous! That indigo blu is my fave too! Shimmery!! Love them all!

Laura said...

Wow, what beautiful results you achieved on these card fronts! (Glad you mentioned that glue pads don't do the trick -- I have one I've never used for anything.) Happy WOYWW from Laura #106 (http://bookworm.typepad.com/)

AliceKay said...

Beautiful cards. You go thru a lot of work to create your cards. Nice work tho. :)

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, well worth the wait because the cards are gorgeous! Have to admit my favourite is the one with the blue bits in, the colours are so much like a humming bird!! Sorry I am so late in visiting, life gets in the way sometimes! Annette

mark gould said...

Happy really really late woyww sorry it's taken so long, hardly any computer time.
Great cards. the guilding flakes look great, I always hate how tacky the glue is, I end up sticking stuff to everything for hours. ;)
mark x