Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WOYWW 200 (Stamping With Celery Using Distress Paints)

Hi, guys! Hope you all are doing well!  I can't believe it is Wednesday already! You know what that means: I am sharing what is on my work desk with you!  Since I did a lot of cooking for the holiday weekend, I had a celery heart saved to stamp with.  I hate tossing them out and have the hubby remembering that I use them so he now saves them for me. I learned this years ago from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, and decided to use my Distress Paints, and I think it is a lot easier this way and lot less mess (no need for brushes).


I love how the print looks like old cabbage roses!


With this large sheet of flowers, I will be able to make two large cards.  I completed one today.


This was fun!  I will be able to get a bunch more sheets out of this piece of celery and I am hoping to decorate a matching gift bag too.

I am looking forward to making the rounds and visiting with you today to see what you are working on. Thank you, Julia, for this great fun!  Why not join in and share What Is On Your Work Desk? I would love to see what you are up to!

Until next time!

38 comments:

Heather Alger said...

A Great Idea, Looks superb x
I Love celery so definitely one to try in the future :)
Happy WOYWW Heather #71

Shazsilverwolf said...

Wow, thats awesome! They really do look like the real old fashioned roses, don't they? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #52 xx

Debbi McNeer said...

That's so beautiful!

Marit said...

Oh my goodness... what a wonderful effect this gives! I will remember - and try myself one day. LOVE how the roses look! Oh, btw, I pulled out the 'golden oldie' layout your requested - it's on my blog today. Happy woyww, Marit #77

Joanne said...

These really make me smile. I am reminded of the phrase "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" except in your case it's "when life gives you celery, make roses!"

Shoregirl said...

Wow! Looks like a LOT of fun!! I love the customized sheet of cardstock you made and also love the card with the tiny ladybugs on it!! So cute!

Sharon Y said...

Wonderful technique! Thanks for sharing.

Ria Gall said...

I have never seen stamping done like that before it really does look like a beautiful rose, thats it I will be in the kitchen to see what else I can use

Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
Ria #64

Annie said...

Wow what an amazing result you've got from something that would just be thrown out. Well done you and thanks for sharing the idea.
Hugs,
A x # 46

Gibby Frogett said...

Wow Winnie what an ingenious idea using the celery heart and doesn't it give a super image. Thanks for visiting earlier, I am now envious of your 35 drawers for stamps - what a collection you must have! That petal porcelein stuff I have never yet used it in the way it was intended, which was to give a faux porcelein effect on silk flowers. I've just used it a few times to sort of varnish paper, I guess I should experiment and see what else it can be used for as its a big container. Happy WOYWW have a good week... Gill x #93

Bee said...

That's so cool, Winnie! How totally creative!

glitterandglue said...

Brilliant! Takes you back to potato printing when a mere youngster. Thanks for your comments and for visiting our site.
Margaret (glitterandglue #78

Almo said...

Hi Winnie, Thanks for your visit earlier. Well I have stamped with a few things in my time, but celery now thats a first for me:) the results are stunning, who would have thought that boring old celery would produce such wonderful roses. Hugs Mo x

Nan G said...

What a cool technique! Very vintage looking card. Happy WOYWW! Nan #19

Angela Coles said...

that's so cool

~Sue C said...

Oh wow! I'm so impressed right now. lol! Those are gorgeous flowers and whodathunkit?! A piece of celery made it possible. Way cool!
SueC#94

Andrea said...

happy belated woyww what a fab idea and great stamp who'd have ever guessed it was veg !..thanks for visiting and kind comment if your just getting in at 4am every day then im going to be grateful this is only short term have a fab week and hope to see more of your great projects Andrea#84

Andrea said...

oops sorry winnie ignore the 4am comment wrong reply!!!,,could have been worse ..LOL... I really need to pay more attention when i've moved on from my blog hopping Andrea x

Karen Ives said...

That is just brilliant, thank you for sharing.
Karen #102

Maisie Moonshine said...

Genius idea they look amazing! MMx #73

Daniella said...

Winnie, that is amazing! Tell me, is it the bottom of the celery that you cut off? I have to try this! or is it your secret? I promise not to tell!!!
Gorgeous images!!
And I have the same problem with spray inks. I have to use a box to spray into, or my whole studio would be covered!!
xxDaniella#85

Janene McAnally said...

What a great idea and isn't Julie just the best?! I can't wait for her 'how to make your own stamp' book to come out later in the year. I just LOVE the card that you created with your unique stamp lol and the bag that you will make to go with it...just fantastic! I love all the ideas that everyone has...it just makes the creative juices flow!!! Thanks for hopping over to my blog and leaving a very lovely comment :-). Have a wonderful week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #13

Anonymous said...

Those roses are beautiful I just love them and the idea to use celery hearts so brilliant.


Irvina

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart, this is not only creative but absolutely gorgeous! Lovely technique, must have to try this one of these days :) TFS! I hope you're doing well! x0x0

Tricia said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I can't believe how much it looks like a flower. Thanks for the inspiration.

Paige said...

Wow! This is incredible! Love the beautiful card!

KatzElbows said...

This desk hopping seems like a good idea, but right now I'm about to explode with all the inspiration. Your celery roses are absolutely brilliant. Thank you for sharing.

Happy belated WOYWW.
Cheers, Rachel #34

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the gorgeous print you created, Winnie! The addition of the leaf print was brilliant. The print complemented your card beautifully too. I've seen this celery print technique before, but I've never tried it. Blessings!

Jerimi said...

This is beautiful, and it looks like so much fun! I've seen the idea on Pinterest, but I didn't believe it would really work that well. Boy, was I wrong. Love it!

aworkofheart said...

A healthy snack and a wonderful stamp to boot! What a grand idea. The page turned out so pretty. I am so glad I happened upon your work desk this week. Cathryn #128

Dorothy said...

Awesome job!!!

Lisa H said...

well that is just the coolest thing! It's so pretty.

Beverly Sager said...

Talk about repurposing! This is brilliant and beautiful all in one - thanks so much for sharing!

Tania said...

Wow... that's amazing. I would never have thought to do that! Never would've thought that celery would produce that image. Gorgeous flowers!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY YOU HAVE LUCKY YOU.

Alysia said...

love this, it turned out great!

Alysia said...

I have seen this done before, but I love your version the best - love the colors and leaves and ladybugs. Great Job!

Alysia said...

love this, it turned out great!

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