Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WOYWW Helper Cat!

 

This isn’t exactly my every day work desk, but I often work on the dinning room table when extra space is needed, except today…..it seems to be occupied!

IMG_1556 By…ta da…..Mister Al cat…..who muscled his way into the basket and shoved the hydrangeas aside.  I couldn’t resist sharing this photo of helper cat!

On my really workdesk it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  I am getting some goodies ready for a local Christmas art sale.

 

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Earlier this year, I found 24 of these tin Christmas light reflectors at a flea market.  So, with the help of a little alcohol ink they, now,  look like this………..

 

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I’ve collaged some pictures to the back of glass nuggets and added lace and papers to turn them into refrigerator magnets, tree ornament and/or even a brooch or two………..like this….

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I’m just getting started……have a few more started but I’m a long way from finished!

IMG_1535 I’d better get to work!  Now, is a good time for you to go off to visit all the other workdesk of artist around the world at Julia's Stamping Ground What's on you Workdesk Wednesday.

I’m, also, going to a place I haven’t been in a while, Debra's Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday.   I love this party, you will too……so much talent in one place…it is amazing!

42 comments:

The Altered Bee said...

I have a yellow kitty boy who does the same sort of things. Gotta love 'em!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

love the light reflectors..great idea!
Happy woywwing
Jennie #2

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow they look fabulous - I love little finds like that in a flea market - such fun. Have a great week.

SueH said...

Our little helpers do like to get in on the action, don’t they? You may have seen BoJangles on my desk last week, hogging the photo.

What a great find were the metal bits from the tree lights. You’ve done a fab job of altering them and I bet they well sell well at the art sale.


Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Bridget Larsen said...

hahaha your cat looks so funny and cute at the same time, imagine that huh, shoving the hydrangeous out, what a croc lol.
love your alcohol inked reflectors
Bridget #37

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well now, your helper sure looks comfy:@)

Sarah said...

they are fabulous and so creative - love them and Mr. Al Cat! Thanks for sharing today! Sarah at 5.

Ann B said...

Great idea to use those reflectors like this - I love alcohol inks.

Julie said...

What an amazing transformation!!! These turned out so great! You are inspiring me to get up and move my bootie!!! I do sometimes find things that I can recycle like this, but I don't have a fine toothed eye, like you...I must get out there and really try harder!!!

Spyder said...

what a great idea, to turn them into sparkly flowers toppers, thanks for my snoop!
((Lyn))
Happy WOYWW

butlersabroad said...

Just what is it about cats? They have to be in the middle of everything you're doing! Very funny picture, and I really like those reflectors with the alcohol ink on them.

Hugs
Brenda 84

elle said...

These are super cute. The cat's not too shabby, either! lol Blue hydrangea. Shoot, I can hardly do white ones.

Karen said...

Oh, your helper cat is so funny and cute. I can see he's a huge help, lol.

I love the reflectors now that you've worked your magic on them! And the glass jewel/globs, what a great idea, you are so creative.

I also thoroughly enjoyed your earlier post on your completed book, what a fascinating array of artistic talents all put together. Just lovely.

The Crafty Elf said...

First thing first. That cat? So darn cute, honestly! I'm glad you shared that picture with us. Secondly....being the Christmas person I am I think what you did with those light relectors is so very creative and they turned out wonderful!!!! You get the Elf stamp of approval right there! If you wish...you can pick it up on my sidebar. The purpose of the stamp is to share the Chrismtas spirit this Holiday Season! Thanks for the visit and have a great week!

Marjo said...

You got a great little helper there. Love what you did to up-cycle those reflectors, they turned out gorgeous!

Thanks for the peek and sharing, have a great WOYWW

xoxo Marjo

Marjo said...

You got a great little helper there. Love what you did to up-cycle those reflectors, they turned out gorgeous!

Thanks for the peek and sharing, have a great WOYWW

xoxo Marjo

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh Jan, love your forsighted-ness - the reflectors look gorgeous! As for that pussy cat, no respect!!

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

I love the effect you have created with the ink and what you have done with the glass blobs

Robin Panzer Art said...

What an inspired project, love what you did with the little tins and the kitty well that's just too cute for words! Happy WOYWW ~#105 Robin Panzer Art

sandysewin said...

Ooooo, your reflectors are gorgeous! Don't you just love alcohol inks?

I'm sure the kitty felt the basket was HIS and the hydrangeas were just in the way, lol.

Happy Woyww, Sandy #123

Shoshi said...

Oooh I love what you're doing with the glass nuggets and light reflectors! They are so beautiful! And kitties... they DO love to help, don't they! Most of the time I think it's because they like getting photographed, though! It's a good thing they don't charge us commission! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #84

Charmingdesigns said...

Yes, Poodie is an Oregon kitty. Yes, Stephanies class is online. $40 for 1 week of lots and lots of videos. I took from her at some lady's house a few years back...then I took a big online class with her, then her books, I guess you'd say I'm a big fan.lol

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you I love what you did with those. A little color is fabulous

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaw, Mister Al looks so cute in his hydrangea basket... would make a great card pic...
Love your tin projects with the clear pebbles, they look lovely!!

Lisa said...

Love those little pictures on the glass nuggets! Happy WOYWWing! Lisa Sparkle :)

Caatje said...

Cats! They always want to sit exactly there where you don't really want them (but that's kinda why I like them too, they just don't care about anybody's opinion). Love your christmas stuff. Very pretty.

Marilyn Rock said...

Love the picture of kitty Al! He's a beauty! Your reflectors are awesome; what a creative idea! I love the little images in the centers! Brilliant! xxoo

L00py's Craft Creations said...

now I have a 6 mth old rottwieller pup, who thinks hes little, but he does live with a great Dane , he does love trying to climb into my storage tubs, so I did have a good laugh at your puss! lol lovley designs and paperweights hun, and the light reflectors look fab

happy Woyww
lou #63

Sparkleblue Faery said...

Not only is the kitty being helpful, but he has found a new place to sleep! My cat loves finding new places to sleep. The best places to sleep are on top of important things the humans need, like purses and keys!

bohemiannie! art said...

Wow! I love what you did (are doing) with these reflectors!!! How clever and beautiful!!!

Tertia said...

These are awesome! You are very creative.
Happy WOYWW

MaggieC said...

I agree, cats always want to be in the middle of the busiest are. Ours always used to rush to sit on my lap when I had a complex bit of knitting to be done. Those light reflectors look absolutely great.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Cute Kitty, my grands kept wanting to see.... Love the old reflectors too~

Electra said...

You do havew some wonderful creativity joing on here! And the cat is adorable! Happy (late) WOYWWED!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

cute helper cat! and your projects are gorgeous! i love how you transformed those tin reflectors.

Darla said...

Dang good idea here!! #100

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Helper cat has stolen my whole heart. What a delightful creature. Love your creations a lot. I like how you think ahead to the Christmas season. When the time comes you'll be ready. Fabby! *smiles* Norma

Elizabeth said...

What is it with cats and little bags, boxes and baskets ... they just love to curl up the oddest of places and yours looks so cute among the hydrangeas :) Your light projectors are fab. Hope you've had a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #42

May said...

Love your wee helper he's so cute... your projects are fab... Hugs May x x x#26

BumbleVee said...

honestly...some people are just so creative.... they think of the darndest things....good for you. These are great.

Vee
23

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

wow, Jan! These are darling. I was thinking summer flowers, but I like your Christmas ornaments, too! Happy belated WOYWW from number 5.

Julia Dunnit said...

Well what foresight you had over those tin reflectors, they look marvellous. Fancy you getting ready for a Christmas sale already...instils a mild sense of panic in my procrastinating bones!