Tuesday, September 4, 2012

WOYWW 170: the teaser edition

It's been two weeks since I joined Julia at Stamping Ground for this weekly international gathering of like-minded artists, so there was no way I could stay away any longer.


On my desk today you see both hand-dyed fabric and hand-painted paper, both of which I've been playing with lately. Of course, the gesso and black Staz-On ink pad are always there.


I know most of you came to see what rocking horse I would show tonight, and here is a cute plastic pink, blue, and white rocker. I found it when I was cleaning out a box of goodies my friend Kathy sent me several months ago and I failed to deal with until today.


Also on my desk is a sneak peek of something I'm working on.


Sorry I can't reveal it yet, but this blurry shot may reveal more than you think. Have a great WOYWW and I'll try to visit tonight and tomorrow, which will actually be Wednesday in Bleubeard's and my world!

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74 thoughtful remarks:

Lindsay Weirich said...

cute rocker! Happy woyww-Lindsay #9

505whimsygirl said...

Congrats on being number one!! Hmm, they look domino size but that's about all I can think of. Your hand painted paper and material look great - love the colors.

Welcome back after missing a few weeks.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #15

Sandy Leigh said...

Well you are teasing us! I'm sure whatever is laying under there is amazing! Happy WOYWW. -Sandy Leigh

Spyder said...

ohoo you tease...looks like plasticine, rolled out and tiled. I don't know how you get to be number one, you must type super quick!! Love that little rocking horse..super cute! HApPy WoYwW #14
((Hugs Lyn))

elle said...

No time for tea but I'm wondering if... ;^)

Michelle Webb said...

Looks very interesting, I love anything with gesso. Michelle x

Minxy said...

Loving the blue and yellow paper, I also though dominoes but they look a little thin so i've no idea!
Happy Wednesday
Hugz Minxy #9

EELS said...

Hi to you at #1 from me at #24
Very interesting project sneaky peek there.
Elaine

Karen McAlpine said...

Very pretty hand-dyed fabric!!!

Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth, I'm so glad to hear from you - thanks for dropping by my blog! I actually tried to look at yours this weekend but I got a message that your blog had been removed. Yikes - I was really hoping nothing was wrong!

Yes I did get to see some of Toronto - it is a great city, but unfortunately I was stationed in an outlying area so I could really only go on weekends. Also got to see Niagara Falls, which was amazing. I saw lots of great art galleries in Toronto, and hope to get back in the 'groove' now that I've been home for a few weeks.

I will check back on this mystery art work another day - I'm loving the colours already!

Cindy :)

Danielle said...

Interesting paper on your workspace tonight. I like the color and design. You are really being sneaky. Too thin for dominoes, but maybe clay pieces?

Rita said...

Looks like polymer clay tiles of some kind. What a tease--LOL!
Have a super Wednesday! :)

Nikki said...

Rocking horse tiles ??? lol # 44
cute rocker :) hugs Nikki

RosC said...

Hi Elizabeth,
It's a while since I've managed to leave a comment for you, regrettably. You're number one this week. Now, that's determination! Or was Bleubeard cracking the whip?
The little rocker is sweet, and I particularly like the hand-painted paper. Will watch for whatever emerges from beneath the covers.
Cheerio,
Ros. #46

sandee said...

::chanting::...Look who's #1!....::doing the cabbage patch move::...oww....my back...sitting down panting hard....dang hard for an old, over weight woman to do!....giggling and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Gita said...

Hmmmm...maybe some sort of animal legs peeking out. Hmm, not sure!!! Have a great week....Brigita #52

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! Absent for 2 weeks and now you're no. 1!!! It's amazing how you always have something new to look at on your desk! How many rocking horses do you have in all? Do you know? Patsy

VonnyK said...

Like Rita, I thought it might be polymer clay, or could it be fabric on something??? Got me really stumped. I love your fabric and paper colouring.
Have a great week.
Von #58

inkypinkycraft said...

hmm interesting, and a creative space! have a creative week trace x #61

BJ said...

Looks polymer clay buttons to me - LOL - BJ#63

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy, WOYWW, #1! so, a mystery project! i wonder what it is!

okienurse said...

cute little rocking horse. Love the way the papers and cloth are turning out! Did you get to Dollar tree to get more tea? I did! Looking forward to seeing the finished project that you gave us a sneaky peek at! Vickie #66

Tertia said...

Yay! You are back and that at number 1 too, very impressive!
I think those might be altered dominoes, or mosaic tiles, or, no... I don't have a clue. I like the blues and greens though.
Your hordie is winging his way to you and should reach you pretty soon, I thjink. That is if the South African postal service didn't get hold of him, then it might take a while.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #70

May said...

Love the rocking horse.. I think they maybe altered dominoes too? Congrats on the No 1 spot... Hugs May x x x x#5

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous fabric and paper Elizabeth you are always so clever and so genius with your fabrics, it's amazing what we find when we have a clear out your rocking horse is adorable & I look forward to the reveal of that sneaky peek...wishing you & bleubeard a super day...Melxx :)

Neesie said...

Whoohoo...number 1 ~ yay!
Well done...you must have been sitting on the button (lol)
You are such a tease though with the hidden project!
Cute rocking horse ;D
Happy WOYWW Neesie #13

Helen said...

Top spot again! Like today's rocker - and your sneak peaks... hmmm!!

Neil said...

Hiya, its been a while but it's good to be back and taking a peek at your creative world again. Looking busy and fun. Hope you have a good week too.
Neil @ 62

jill said...

You have us all guessing with what you have hidden , Happy crafting jill #78

l00pyscraftcreations said...

Well its been a long time since I woyww'd and I am glad to see somethings stay the same, one day you will tell us how many horses you have...............lol

hugs Lou P #83

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The B&E Team, back at the top, where they belong!!! Nice to see you back, though I haven't got a clue what the secret crafting is all about..*grin*
Hugs, LLJ #81 xx

Sandy said...

Looks like something interesting you have hiding there... Sandy :) #50

Terry said...

I love that you dye fabric and make paper. Lovely! Are you building a rocking horse house perhaps? That's my guess this week.

Cheers,

Terry #85

donnalouiserodgers said...

I am at 91 but I am here, like you I missed a week ( or two?) nice to be back isn't it, I enjoy doing the rounds after a break, somehow it refreshes the view...I am working on my AB later, and Virginia's journal, I will post when I have restored my camera batteries to full function!

dxxx @91

Annie said...

You tease. Looking forward to seeing what you're up to.
Hugs,
A x #85

Redanne said...

Like the look of your fabric, gorgeous colour - you have been missed along with the rocking horses. It looks like big mosaic tiles to me - hmm, I hope you show us next week! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #47

Helen said...

I love sneak peeks! Mind you what is covering your work is lovely. I love hand dying strips of cotton and then stamping on them. Your colours look fab. I look forward to the reveal. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 22

Ann B said...

Like the colours on your paper and fabric and I'm with the ones who plumped for tiles - clay ones?

Ann B
#102

Emily said...

Waiting with anticipation to see what emerges from under the lovely papers....

good to see you back

Hugs
Emily #72

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Such a TEASE! I'll be waiting. Cute horse this week - with all my internet issues I've missed them the last few!

Mary Anne (29)

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, my friend..I don't get as much done as you think...for example, I haven't visited you in an aeon! I thought at first you'd made a lovely board to hold your inky sponges, but of course, why would you hide that. And then..well, you don't do a lot of that sort of thing and really you like to use other media and hmmm, golly if it's not felt, could it be fimo? I don't know. But I love the colours I can see, really rich. My neice from CA is over this week and so i've been adding miles to my car, trying to fit in as much of her as I can..she's been living in Australia so that has severely cramped my visiting..I only get to CA about one in 4 years, and it's been 18 since I went to Sydney! She's made such an effort to come and spend time with my parents bless her, after Dad's scare in Turkey and Mum's rapid spiral into dementia, we're all afraid it will be her last chance. Although of course, M&D are incredibly well...just not as capable as they once were. So it's been quite a week here! Still with you at number one on the list, the balance seems a little restored!!

Bridget Larsen said...

Looks very interesting indeed, cant wait to see what awaits us
Bridget #30

Francesca said...

Great colours on your fabric, looks very interesting. Francesca #111

Tuire Flemming said...

Love that paper!
Tuire #114

Glenda said...

Love the paper and fabric you are working on and of course the little rocking horse! Can't wait to see what you are hiding!
Glenda #119

Rita said...

Hello Elizabeth, your desk looks very interesting and I will be back to see what your up to. Hope your ok and obviously enjoying your crafting. Hugs Rita xx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Oh silly me...looking for rocking horses on the wrong day, ha! ha! Decorating the fabric and paper the same are just brilliant. I hope before the weather gets bad to do some of this myself so I have a stash to use over the winter. I think I know what is hiding under the fabric, but I won't tell :) Looking forward to seeing it!

see you there! said...

I have no idea what is under your fabric but I can't wait to find out. Your backgrounds look great.

Darla

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Intriguing, can't wait to see what it's all about!
Have a great Wednesday!

MvM-design said...

Lovely creative desk!!
I want to see everything :)))
Have a great Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen #55

S said...

What a lovely shade of blue on your very tidy and tranquil craft desk. S #131

Katie said...

Hooray for being the #1! Looking good! I can't wait to see what's under the fabric!

Katie (37)

Antonia said...

Looking forward to seeing what is under the cloth, the colours look super. Your rocking horse is so cute
Toni:)#118

laurie said...

very curious, mmm, sounds wonderful!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Lots of pretty colors on your desk!
and cute rocking horse :)
Mary Jo #132

Zeffy said...

lovely colours...good luck with your mystery project
zeffy 141

Cardarian said...

You teaser you!!!! Love the cute rocking horse! Will be back to see what you are trying so hard to hide from us!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

JoZart said...

I think you are trying to conceal felt tiles and I need to know soon!! Cute tiny rocker keeping guard!
Have a good week..
JoZarty x

Tracy said...

What a teaser! Your fabric and papers look wondrous as always. :) Warmly, Tracy #153

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Is it alive? Very big tease, want to see what it is. Only the rocking horse knows. xox

Anne said...

Cute rocking horse and I love the colours of your paper and fabric. Not really sure what you're hiding but look forward to finding out. Happy WOYWW. Anne x #122

Gillian .... said...

Oh now that's teasing us ... your papers look lovely. Have a great week! Gillian #89

Mary Walker Designs said...

Is the rocking horse a daily thing you do? I'm new to your blog, it is a cute one.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful paper and fabric and such a cute little rocking horse :D. Intriguing sneak peek! Glad to see you back :D Happy WOYWW! #35

barbarabeesblog said...

Yeah you're the No. ONE!
Happy belated WOYWW BarbaraBee # 148

Neet said...

Thanks for sharing another rocking horse with us all and some handmade paper too. I am guessing at what is under the cloth and I think it looks like polymer clay. I might be wrong but hope I am not giving too much away in this comment.

Congrats at being no 1 this week.

Hugs, neet 84 xx

Marilyn Rock said...

Love the paper and fabric! The rocking horse is wonderful! I can't wait to see what you're doing with what's underneath? Could it be clay? xxoo

sandra de said...

Now what craft mystery are you creating. Matt board inchies or clay impressions. Ummmm will have to wait for the reveal.
Sandra @144

Elizabeth said...

Love your paint-spattered desk - now that's a real artist's desk :) Is it just mine, or does gesso have a pretty awful smell:( The little rocking horse is so pretty and dainty. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #90

Healing Woman said...

I'm thinking that what you are working on is hidden under the paper and cloth..looks like tie-dye or batik thick squares. Intriguing.

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

Well done on being first. Your paper and fabric are lovely and so is the Rocking Horse. I am guessing at clay pieces hiding there.
Have a great weekend.
Carol

KatzElbows said...

You gotta love gesso. I've been thinking of trying clear gesso. Have you tried it?

Have fun,
rachel #71

butterfly said...

Ooh, tantalising sneak peek... and adorable rocking horse! Belated happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#92

Dainty Diva said...

Oh what a tease you are. I too have gesso on my desk today.