Tuesday, October 2, 2012

WOYWW 174: the ink edition




Last week I went a little overboard on my photos and diatribe.  This week, I intend to honor Julia's request to keep it short.  Who is Julia?  Why the grand dame of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and keeper of the links, of course.


I'm getting ready to play with inks.  I normally keep all my inks according to manufacturer, but for today I've segregated them according to color.  After all, that's how I'm going to use them.  I also have a few pieces I plan to use for stencils and masks, as well as 90 lb. watercolor paper and some vintage sheet music.



The rocking horse today is fairly well hidden by a small altered book.  He (yes, this one is a he) is surrounded by two that hold candles, that I've shown before.  I've never shown this one, although he has a partner, one that is exactly the same, but sits in the other window of my craft room.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please include your number if you are playing in WOYWW so I don't have to hunt for you.  Pretty please!

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45 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

You are brave...I'm not sure I'd show a close up of my mini blinds. Although the only one I have is at the kitchen window. It gets splashed upon quite often.

Look forward to see what you've got planned.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Elizabeth! You would have been first again in WOYWW! Amazing! Is that a rocking horse with a bear riding on it? Look at all those inks, I have a few and have no idea what to do with it!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Joynana said...

Hi Elizabeth. No number yet. Mr Linky was missing over at julias. But, I wanted to start my visits or else I will get so far behind. Your grand parents sound like wonderful people. I love pie too. I don't get to play with my inks much. But, very soon. I recently got twinkling H20s. They are just gorgeous. I am about 16 of 17 in the comments.

Neet said...

Hi Elizabeth - thanks for the visit, still not gone to bed and it is now 2.15 am. Head is buzzing.
You should try those brushes (they are the Dreamweaver ones and by far the best I have used) - great for stippling and for using in a circular motion on your cardstock.
Am looking forward to seeing what you are doing with those inks - and the 90lb watercolour paper. Sounds good stuff!

Hugs, Neet (to you and Bleubeard)

Deb said...

lots of lovely inkiness, love those stamps you are about to use too, have fun!
Debxx

okienurse said...

I have been tossing around in my brain storing all my inks, embellishments and papers according to color groups so that they are always together to choose from. I like storing the different companies together but I forget that I have them when I go looking. I haven't been able to link at Julias so don't have a number yet. Vickie www.okienurse.blogspot.com

Tertia said...

Mr Linky is still MIA but I thought I would come for a quick visit before the madness of my day starts. The rocking horses are great and the desk looks ready to rock and roll. The jury is still out with using inks over here. I just don't seem to be able to get the amazing results you guys get. Sigh, but I will keep trying, you never know. :)
Tertia #?

KatzElbows said...

You've made me miss my sprays. They're packed up, awaiting the day I get a permanent home! And I'm pleased to say that I have a rocking horse on my desk today, although what with it being tiny and the photo being crappy, I'm pretty sure you won't find it!

cheers, rachel
No Mr Linky, so here's a link to my WOYWW post.

Tracey said...

No Linky number yet. Just read a tip about clicking on the persons name in comments and it takes you straight to their blog. You learn something new every day. I cant wait to see what you create with all the bits on your desk. I have a few inks but I am afraid to use them, I dont like too much mess. Maybe I will be brave?? Tracey R x

Julia Dunnit said...

Argh to Blogger..it simply wouldn't take the Linky HTML...or so it said. Then I gave up and pressed 'ignore' and bingo, it loaded anyway!!
I've linked you up, sorry for the late night/early morning thing!!
NONE, not one of my sprays now work, despite repeated flushing and rinsing. So now I use the old splatter off a toothbrush technique and get jolly messy doing it! Have fun.

Annie said...

Have a fun inky time. :-)
Hugs,
A x #2

Neil said...

Oooh lovely inky goodness planned today. My favourite! have fun. Neil #23

fairy thoughts said...

I love the thought youstore stuff by maker!
Mine are all shoved in a box together. Enjoy your inky ness.
I hope to join in with the book course again soon .... a bit of catching up to do I was last on lesson 6
janet

BJ said...

Can see you'll be getting inky fingers soon. I just hate getting messy especially as I craft in my bedroom! Nearly finished my AB, just need to stick the fabric page in today, although I expect that will not be quite straightforward! BJ - still in nighty - #6

Helen said...

Enjoy your inky day!! Thanks for stopping by already. helen 4.

Redanne said...

Great variey of inks you have there, would love to play with those! I think I need my eyes tested again, it took forever to find the rocking horse behind the blinds, I hope there is only one, or I am worse than I thought - lol. Love the umbrella man too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #13

Jaki Morris said...

Umbrella Man, I'd love one as he makes such wonderful men's cards.

I really must try to make my posts short, just can't get the hang of it.

Thanks for sharing

Jakix #48

MaggieC said...

Look at all those wonderful inks. Can I come and play? Can't wait to see what you produce from them. I shall be spending my day doing the time honoured "one I did earlier" demos, ready for my friend coming tomorrow. Still, It does mean I will have several usable cards at the end of the session. Have a great time with your inks. xx Maggie #36

Erika said...

Morning, you desk looks all ready for some inky goodness this morning....unlike mine which is just a tip!
Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. #70

donnalouiserodgers said...

yes I am lucky to be meeting up with the woywwer crowd soon, but, as I keep saying, there is no reason why you could not make the trip to Blighty so long as Bleubeard can be cared for in your absence...

dx

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love all the sprays, had a little play with some this week,I need a bit more practice, I think. I get a bit frustrated when I don't get a fine mist, more a lot of blobs. Never mind. Have a great week, Shaz #60

sandra de said...

Storing inks by colour now that makes sense.
Sandra @73

jill said...

Have fun getting all inky & messy, jill #29

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oooh, so what are you going to stamp? And what colors will you use? Can't wait to see.....

Healing Woman said...

I don't know very much about inks so I'm anxious to watch your tutorial on them. All of your setup looks inviting, as does your art window display!

Darla said...

Great items on your desk.....love the view "inside" your window. #94

Monica said...

Inks are so satisfying.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

I hope we get to see what you do with those gorgeous stamps!

i'm at #119

Angie said...

You look so organized ...on the starting blocks ....ready to create ...cant wait to see the results.xx#38

Carolyn Dube said...

All those inks just scream fun to me! When I use inks I usually end up with funny colored fingers that are a bit disconcerting to non-art types. Shouldn't everyone have blue finger fingers with touches of green and orange?

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hope you had lovely play day with your inks. Don't have any at the caravan-not that it will stop me having fun! Chrisx - 60

Caro said...

What a fab collection of inks. I hope you played hard with them! Caro xx #43

Gillian .... said...

Lots of inky fun on your desk, hope you've had a creative day. Happy WOYWW! Gillian #133

Marilyn Rock said...

Those ink colors look luscious. Can't wait to see what you create!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, inks segregated by colour, now that's what I call organised :) Looks as though you are going to have some real inky fun. And that's me had my rocking horse fix for the week - try not to miss that treat if I can help it. Hope you have a good week and happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #49

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Your space makes me want to sit down and play with all of those inks! :)
Mary Jo #93

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Looks like you are in for some inky fun. I have only just started using ink sprays. I'm leery about leaving them out on my desk, least I mist a bad cat with color instead of plain water. I could totally do it. I almost put black reinker in my eye once.

trisha too said...

Well it looks like you are ready for some fun here! I missed woyww last week, so may have to go see about this diatribe . . .

:)trisha
#101 this week

Cindy McMath said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the inks Elizabeth! I love using the spray inks.

Cindy :)

see you there! said...

Anxious to see what results from the supplies on your desk. Old sheet music is one of my favorite things.

Darla

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Caterina Giglio said...

thanks for coming by E! and for reminding me that it is ALL art, photos too... I sometimes feel impatient with myself for taking so long with art work... looking forward to seeing what you came up with on your Wednesday desk...x

JoZart said...

Hi again Elizabeth.... looks like there are interesting arty pursuits afoot on your desk this week. You do tease us as to what exactly you are up to...
Have a good week,
Jo x

Minxy said...

That sure looks like a lot of spray time fun, look forward to seeing what comes out of it.
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog x
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #24

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hi, Elizabeth, your inks remind me I should use the few I have! Happy Late WOYWW!