Wednesday 13 May 2020


Hello and welcome back to another edition of lockdown What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Don't know what I am talking about?  Then head over to head desker Julia to find out more...
Here is my desk as it was on Monday evening in the midst of making a Birthday Card for my Mum.  She prefers clean and simple designs so I masked a card and sponged distress ink onto the background before stamping the images and words on.  On my desk you can see stamps, distress inks, and my enormous Scooby Doo mug (it holds a litre of tea).
Here is the finished card.

This week's creativity has involved starting work on a long standing WIP for the Anniversary next week so I wont show that yet. Instead I thought I would show you the other creative thing I have been doing; re-creating famous pieces of artwork with things around the house. The Teddy with the Pearl earring and the Kandinsky are my favourites.

I will leave you with some different walk pictures this week - I drove about 3 miles from our house to enable us to do this 5 mile walk up from Redmires Reservoirs to Stanage Edge.  It was wonderful to be out on the edge again even though it was rather windy!
I really hope that you all stay safe and well and have a good week. You are all in my thoughts and prayers regularly.
With love & God Bless


Neet said...

That is my type of card - I love the classic clean and simple cards although i don't think they are "simple" to do.
Had already seen and commented on your 'artistic' pictures, I like you with your hair tied up, really suits you.
Gosh you and Alex have some energy doing all those activities, bet it was lovely to have all that fresh air and the wind blowing through your hair. Love you you keep yourself so active and so so much with hyour son.
God Bless
Neet xx (too early for a number)

Helen said...

Your Mum's card is fabulous!! I can't "do" CAS very well.... loving the art pics too, I admired them on FB; also your windy walk, what beautiful big skies too... Take care, stay safe. Helen #1

Sarah Brennan said...

Brilliant card Caro. I love everything about it. The recreations of the paintings are rather fun. I must admit that Teddy with pearl earring is the best! Glad you have managed to get out for some decent walks. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #11

Shoshi said...

Beautiful card, Caro - I always love those masked inked and stamped ones - I haven’t done any like that for ages. A very clean and elegant look. Your walk pictures are glorious as always. The recreation of famous works of art is such a great idea - we have been watching “Grayson's Art Club” on Ch.4 and enjoying it immensely (have you been following this?) and in Week 1 on Portraits there were lots of fun examples of this, and in the series there are lots of other weird and wonderful examples of what various people are doing to keep themselves entertained during the lockdown! Such fun, and so creative.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi x. #4

Mrs.D said...

Morning Caro,
That card is lovely, I'm sure your Mum will love it.
And Teddy with a pearl earring is a masterpiece.
Love that you managed to get up in the hills, looks wonderful
Bless you for sharing
Chris #14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your Reconsturctions of the famous pics made me smile a lot - Ted with a pearl earring is my fav! I can't imagine drinking a litre of tea, I'd be running to the loo all day, lol! You've all been coping so well in the lockdown, it can't have been easy.
Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Caro. Thought I recognised Stanage Edge - although it is years since I was last up there! A great place to walk. You have been let out!!! We haven't yet - we are not supposed to take our car specifically for exercise, only go out from our house on foot or cycle. There was even mutterings about guarding the border on the tv the other day - but that wasn't the Welsh Assembly, it was the papers giving opinions!! I love your card - I'm a simple girl myself, and like the cards I make to be straightforward too. Great fun art work copies!!! My eldest grand daughter became the Lady of Shallot the other week!
Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
Margaret #2

sandra de said...

Love the clean simple lines of your card. But, your reconstructions are wonderful.... cannot pick a best as they are all so well done. Beautiful pictures of your part of the world. Stay safe and keep creating.
Sandra de @5

Mariane said...

G'afternoon Caro!!

Oh, what an interesting post, so much to look at. Especially your walk with the surroundings, wow!! That is inspiring alright!!

Thank you so much for sharing!
Mariane #21

My name is Cindy said...

I smiled when I saw that mug - but I think it would always be half-full of cold tea! Little and often is more my style. The fine art recreations are a real hoot - you must have had fun doing that! There are a few around and they always make me smile. What an amazing landscape to walk in - hope you didn't get too battered by the wind! Stay well, stay safe, Happy WOYWW Cindy #24

Sue Jones said...

Fab card - you wouldn't think it was simple to make . Love your photos . Ha ha @teddy with the pearl earring . Take care and stay safe Soojay #27

Lillianb said...

Love the card, I love cards like that with plenty of white space, Well done on creating the painting and lovely the pictures of you walk,

Lilian B #18

Twiglet said...

Ah your photos remind me of my happy years at Sheffield - those hills are so close and perfect for blowing away the cobwebs at this time! AND Ted with the pearl earring is definitely my favourite too. A great idea so cleverly accomplished - well done all. Stay safe. xx Jo

Diana Taylor said...

I love the card, it's beautiful and elegant. I love CAS but it's so hard to do, I always make a smudge at the last minute or go on and add just that one extra thing that tips the balance and makes it fussy!
Your recreations are brilliant - they look fun to do and I love the teddy in the pearl earring too, so funny! Ir reminds me of a gallery of drawings someone did depicting Guinea Pigs in great works of art - they called it the Piggenheim museum.
Lovely pictures of your walk this week,
Stay safe and well,
Diana x #21

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Caro, love the art copies! Brilliantly executed. Beautiful card for your Mum, the stamp is fab!Smashing pics of your daily exercise. Have a lovely week, Stay safe, Hugs, Shaz #10 X

craftyani said...

Love your mums card hope she does also. Love your recreations like everyone else the teddy is great. Standedge memories for me and yes it always is windy. Ani #12

Kathryn Frantz said...

Good morning (here) Caro!
I enjoy your posts so! And your modern portraits. Quite clever! How did you come up with that idea?
I think you must have more daylight than we do. Thank you for sharing your walks and hikes. The countryside is so beautiful!
Your post is evidence of a life well lived! Thank you for sharing it with me.

Stay well and Happy Wednesday!

Dorlene Durham said...

Oh my goodness those recreations are fabulous!! Love it! Great photos as always on your blog today. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #33

StampinCarol said...

Beautiful card! Love how the colors blended, too!
Really like your "reproductions"! Very clever!
How nice to get out and about! Our areas near us are packed with hikers so we just stay home for the most part.
Have a wonderful week!
Carol N #28

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Caro, loving your interpretation of the art work. Teddy with the pearl earring is definitely my favourite. Loving the card and your gorgeous photos too. Wishing you a lovely crafty woyww, Angela x16x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my life, that Ranage Edge is stunning, it must feel like the top of the world up there! And who knew how useful that giant teddy would become in your artistic endeavours. I love the art interpretations, I think you both have amazing imaginations! Such a pretty card for you Mum too, I’m sure she’ll love it. I just wanna ask how you fit all this into your day if you’re drinking a litre of tea at a time....surprised you don’t have to work from the loo!!

Lindart said...

I LOVE the re-creation photos! That looks like so much fun! Maybe I will try it...Your mother's birthday card is lovely, I'm sure she loved it. You have such interesting places to go walking, and it looks like your weather is above freezing...looking forward to that! Have a wonderful week, stay safe, Lindart #31

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Agreed de the out on edge and windy Caro, but looks a great walk!

Love the well known painting interpretations in modern world! What fun! Very clever, were you doing it for fun or for some other reason?

And your card with middle sponging made me think wow, must do that again, am sure mum loved it ...such great colours!

Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Cardarian said...

Hi Caro!

I think your card is very nice and I love your recreation of famous artwork! Very good!
Love and hugs,

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your visit, Caro, and sorry for the late reply. It's been a hectic week, but I managed to finish my hubby's teddies card in time for his birthday yesterday! All up on my blog now.

What disasters did your brother have with his kombucha? I've never had any problems with mine and it's always delicious. I am not surprised you don't have much time for experimental cooking - I am always amazed at how much you are able to do in a week!

Shoshi x