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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

WOYWW - we forgot it was Wednesday!

Hola, yikes, Wednesday already? We forgot! It's Horace here again, still in my snazzy new coat, I haven't taken it off yet, not even to sleep!

Luckily I'm mid creation and it's not too late to join in the fun at WOYWW
Hosted by Julia. Go and take a looky, join in, have a sneak at desks around the world. It's fun and addictive.

So, what is on my desk this week? A new art journal / scrapbook, bought by the cub for our recent bearthday. It's a lovely size and I've decided to use it as an arty scrapbook. Here I am, just finishing creating the background of my first pages. You can also see my paint tray, some distress stains and other pawraphenalia needed when getting arty.

I found some giant bubble wrap and painted it up with green and black acrylics which I pressed into my page. It created such a great effect. I then cut and distressed the edges of a piece of patterned paper to use as a photo frame. Finally, before sticking a photo, I smashed distress stain into the page, to create a splattery effect. Oh. I also wiped the rim of a bottle top with the distress stain, to cause a coffee stain effect. Now I just need to find a photo to finish the page.

I think I'll have a little look around the desky doings of other WOYWWers first though. Ttfn.

With love from the bears


  1. Fabulous effect with that giant bubble wrap ! Marvelous.
    Happy Wednesday xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. good luck with the journaling
    happy WOYWW day
    janet #29

  3. Love all your home grown stamps though I am a little surprised not to see paw prints!!! The bubble wrap would make a lovely honeycomb print too! Hope you find the perfect photo - thanks for popping by to visit. Have a great week and happy WOYWW to you from Helen 61 x

  4. Hope you had a great birthday and what a fab journal you got as a gift
    Jackie 27

  5. Still looking adorable in your new coat. Lovin' the bubble effect! Brigita #75

  6. Nice distressed pages. How clever to use the bubble wrap as a stamp.

    Nelle 53 xx

  7. That's a great coat Horace, no wonder you're getting so much done, it looks like you have eyes on top of your head as well as the eyes in your face too!! Now all you need is a second pair of hands!

    Brenda 66

  8. Oh I bet it was fun using that bubble wrap! Those are some fun inky/stained backgrounds there. Hope you have a scrubby for your paws! Happy WOYWW guys! Winnie#56

  9. Your creation this week Horace is utterly pawfect.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 14

  10. How fun to have a new journal/scrap book to play with. Have fun with it!

    Thanks for the earlier visit
    Krisha #20

  11. Looking great that's going to be one fab book as for your coat it o cute no wander you cant take it off ..happy woyyw and craft y hugs Andrea x #8

  12. Oh my! What a cute jacket Horace has on. I can see why he doesn't want to take it off even to sleep. The art journal pages are looking good. I love the coffee cup stain look and the fun giant splatters. It looks bit messy to make though.

  13. Hi Bears, love the giant bubble wrap printing. Just be careful not to get all this inky goodness on the new coat! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #38 xxx

  14. loving th look of that bubble wrap print- great t=memories will be made of this.
    thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
    Robyn 6

  15. Love your pages, what a fab present. Chris93

  16. Fabby. Will be hunting for some Bubble Wrap:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sue 52

  17. Hello the bears! I can't resist a new journal, it is always so yummy to play with. love the effect you have created so far. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#95)

  18. GReat journalling, bears - love the patterns. Have a good week. Helen 8 (thanks for the visit)

  19. love the journal! I love using bubble wrap for various patterns. I got some that was star shaped and saved it for another project...whenever the idea pops into my heat. Have a crafty week! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a comment. I love visitors! Vickie #43

  20. Your pages are looking lovely and slotchy and I see Bear's been a big help, lucky he didn't get mess on his new coat. Have a super creative week Cheers RobynO#38

  21. What a clever little bear you are, the bubble wrap looks fabulous. Any photo would look terrific with a frame like that. Have a beary good week.
    Von #22

  22. Your coat is adorable - I wouldn't take it off either. Giant bubble wrap - genious.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. April #18

  23. I see you're still loving your new coat. Be sure you don't get any SPLATS on it, though. I don't own any giant bubble wrap, but I like what you did.

    To answer your question, I think a polymer clay bear would be a LOT easier to make than a rocking horse. I may give it go, too.

    Thanks for visiting me earlier today (because it's still Wednesday in my world) and happy WOYWW from #2.

  24. Hi there, I came via WOYWW.... I am just starting this and having fun! Love your desk area and your blog!
    oH, OH... I have bubble wrap, thanks for the tips!
    Thanks for sharing!
    hugs, kimmer #102 (currently last but not least.). LOL

  25. Oh Horace - you are one clever bear. Well done on your journal page.
    Hugs & Thanks for visiting me - Neet 26 xx

  26. Mm so agree with you.. time waits for no-one and here is tis almost another one and just getting around.. great work Shaz in oz.x

  27. I think I need bubble wrap. I am just starting my very first art journal and find inspiration from your posts.
    Happy WOYWW... Love your desk full of craftyness. See you next week.
    Kimmer #91... last , but not least AGAIN.. LOL

  28. Oh bears, I'm so so sorry I've not been around - and now I discover I even missed your bearthday... so belated good wishes for that. I hope there was plenty of hunny for tea!

    Love love that bubble wrap page - so very cool. I've got some giant sized bubbly stuff too - may just have to go and have a play (after I've done some catching up, obviously!).
    Alison xx


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