Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WOYWW 246: the one where she punches

Julia, Queen of the Deskers and our beloved host, likes us to keep it simple.

So today, while WOYWWendy looks on in the background, it's obvious that I'll soon be punching holes in my two art challenge file folder pages so I can add them to the 3-ring binder I have nearly ready to go.  Also on my desk is that same baby oil (yes, it's to clean my as-yet-unopened Gelli plate) that appears to not be leaking anymore, now that I've taken Jo's (at JoZart) advice to allow it to leak on paper I want to use in collage fodder.

What would Wednesday be without the rocking horses?  These are both so tiny, you get another two-fer.

Cut glass and beads

make this one look like it could be used for Christmas.

The irony of this one is, it was a gift, but my friend told me it broke when she was wrapping it.  I was delighted to have it, anyway, and even though it had lost one of its rockers, I found the prize winning place for it.

If visiting from Julia's, please leave your number.  I'll be by eventually, although I'll be out all day Wednesday.  I was able to visit everyone who visited me last week, and a few extras, too.  All except one, I might add.  The problem is, I couldn't find where to leave comments on one G + account.  If anyone knows how to correct that, please let me know.  Now let's go snooping again this week.

49 thoughtful remarks:

Nikki C said...

Look at how tiny that rocking horse is it's so cute shame it got a little broken in the process but really sweet :)
hugs Nikki
No Number Yet too early
and I have some candy on my blog

Regina Hamilton said...

I really like those rocking horses, especially the itty bitty one in the frame. Sorry it got broken, but I still love it. #1

Bernice said...

Cute rocking horses - I'd never even noticed it was broken until you pointed it out!
Bernice #2

Robyn said...

punching is good- I think! so are horses.
thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place.
I don't know why I waited so long to get my digital cutter!
robyn 6

Krisha said...

Lovely little rockers.
Punching can be a fun project, and a good way to get rid of tension (tend to just use a hammer as a tension releaser LOL)
Krisha #9

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

#10 before I forget. Your little rockers are cute. Somedays we are all missing a rocker. Glad you can still use him.
Enjoy WOYWW

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh, I just love you could still find a place for that precious tiny horse! There's always beauty in a grand flaw, and that just proves it! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #13

trisha too said...

Okay okay okay, so I'm reading along, and it goes (in my mind, anyway):

". . . the one where she punches Julia . . ."

and that just didn't sound very you at all! But it wasn't, so it's all back to happy woywwing!

:)trisha
#21ish this week with
a quilty and journal

Roberta B said...

lol,, and congrats.. it's so tiny and Im all thumbs so Im glad you got it. I hope that made sence. Thanks for the peek. #22

Jackie said...

Hello Elizabeth
Hoping your weather is getting warmer!
Sad the little rocker got broken but great what you did with it
Jackie 15

sandra de said...

Lovely that you have found a way to display it and hide the break.
Sandra @25

DeDe Haysom said...

Adorable rocking horse, I wouldn't have known it was broken if it hadn't been pointed out.... Thanks for visiting and happy crafting
DeDe #19

Helen said...

Sweet rocking horses - who knew there were so many different rocking horses around!! Have a great day. Helen 10

Eliza said...

Why would you want to let it leak onto paper, what is it going to do? the baby oil that is. Loving the rocking horses especially the glass one. Have a happy crafting week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 34

Claire said...

Looks like the puncher's ready for action!! Cute rocking horses - broken or otherwise :)
Happy WOYWW!
no. 31

jill said...

Some lovely projects on your desk . Happy woyww Jill #39

Mrs.D said...

Morning. Love that you found a way to use the poor injured rocking horse, a display him in such a way that, unless you told us, we wouldn't have known. Life is like that, we all have damage but we learn to live with them.
Happy Woyww.
Chris #45

scrappystickyinkymess said...

OK so clearly I am super ditzy. I thought I had read a post in the past about this file folder lark but now can't seem to find it :) Spending WAAAAY too much time sorting out paperwork (going back at least 10 years) I was able to rob a group of manila folders (impossible to get here in the UK - what THEY call manila is not what *I* know as manilla :)) and am interested. I like the loose sheet idea a lot. So tell me where to find more - can't see a file folder tag and I don't think it would be in the altered book lesson list so what am I missing??

An early Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (20)

Annie said...

I really love how you've made a little broken horse look perfect. Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x # 42

Karen Busby said...

Awww love your rocking horses and i'm glad you explained about the baby oil - I did wonder lol. Happy WOYWW.
Love Karen no.47 xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I couldn't tell there was a rocker missing on the teeny horse...is that my eyesight or the parallel-ity of it?!! Am hoping that things have warmed up sufficiently for some time in the basement now, you'll be climbing the walls soon! How strange about the baby oil - perhaps there as just some in the lid that had to seep...and seep... As usual, top advice from Jo!

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous makes! Happy WOYWW xx Jan (68)

Robyn Oliver said...

Such tiny cute rocking horses, Elizabeth, thanks for sharing them...they're all special. Cheers and have a super week, RobynO#51

Bridget Larsen said...

Love seeing all your rocking horses, cant wait to see the frame finished
Bridget #65

Halle said...

I'm still in search of a smaller ring binder to use as a " loose leaf" journal. The ones the right size tend to have padded covers...not so easy to alter.

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Fabulous "rockin'" horse art here. xo

Ariel said...

These tiny rocking horses are so adorable Elizabeth. Sorry for being late for T stands for Tuesday. I posted yesterday late at night.

Anne said...

Hello - the rocking horses are so sweet especially the tiny one. I must admit I didn't think there was anything wrong with it until you said. Happy WOYWW Anne x #53 ( I think :-0 it changed.

Nelle said...

So sweet, Love the delicate work that has been put into them.
Nelle 70 xx

House of Bears said...

Oh what a teeny rocking horse. It's smaller than our weeniest bear.

The bears @#73

Maxam Made said...

Lovely!! Love the rocking horses and very interesting papers!!Have a great week!! Ginny #74

Queenie Jeannie said...

Very sweet rocking horses! I love it when things turn out that way - perfect fits are lovely! Have a great week!

Jeannie #82

Virginia said...

Fab stuff, loving the Rocking Horses! #69 on WOYWW

Karen Ives said...

What a clever way to use the rocking horse. Karen #101

Deb said...

Adorable little rockers, didn't even notice where the broken bit was, love it in the picture frame!
have a great week, happy WOYWW,
Deb xx #11

Kyla said...

Super cute glass bead one...as others have mentioned I too didn't even notice it until you mentioned it (though it could be my eyes and this teeny tiny screen I am looking at the WOYWWs on!).

Kyla 104

Lisa-Jane said...

Sounds like me with a bit of a lost rocker! #63

MaggieC said...

The baby oil is just to condition the Gelli plate when it starts to get a bit dry and sticky. Cleaning it can be done with just plain water or even baby wipes. The other way, is to brayer a little more pale acryllic paint onto it and then pull another print with cheap copy paper. That usually removes everything in one go, and you can use the result for backing paper. You were late this morning, Elizabeth, but not as late as me. What a shame about your little rocking horse getting damaged, but it still looks beautiful. Have a good week. xx Maggie #97

Daniella said...

I love to see what you are up to! Those rocking horses are too cute!
xxDaniella#7

Peg Robinson said...

Such tiny cute rocking horses adorable. If that were me that oil would have been everywhere. Peg R 105

sandysewin said...

"Lost a rocker," is that anything like being off one's rocker? lol Love how you made the best of it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #4

Vicki Miller said...

It seems to me that lots of people are having trouble with comments and things. I certainly have a few problems myself with bloglovin and comments, but lets hope it all sorts itself out soon. Thanks for dropping by

Carol said...

Cute rocking horses :) Looks like you are keeping busy with your arts... I've been lazy the last few days so now have to play catch up with my 29 Faces. The weather here has been beautiful the past two days... such a great break from all the snow and ice!!!

Neet said...

Two glass rockers for the price of one - can't be bad and what an ingenious way of dealing with the little broken one.
Looking forward to seeing the crafting project.
Love to you and Bleubeard.
Hugs, Neet xx 49

Nan G said...

Fab way to display the injured rocker. :) love the look of your journal/folder pages. The girls and I are out on the lanai enjoying the warm temps. They send warm hugs to Bleubeard. :)) And I send 'em to you. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #86

BJ said...

Super rockers as usual. One made of beads too and glad you found a good home for the broken one. Sorry I’m a bit late replying this week, too much Winter Olympics to watch, harp to play and everything, thanks for the visit BJ#77

MaggieC said...

What medium you use on your Gelli plate will dictate how you clean it. Water or baby wipes will clean most things. If you use permanent type stuff, then you can use something like nail varnish remover. The baby oil is best rubbed in just before you put it away in its own packet between its two pieces of acetate. That conditions it and allows it to recover from the more aggressive media. Even with water based inks and paints, Barbara Gray found that the Gellis she was using for her workshops were starting to stick, but a little baby oil before they were put away did all that was necessary. xx Maggie #97

fairy thoughts said...

hi Elizabeth that's a great tip about the baby oil I will
definitely try that the next time I use my plate. I am feeling much better now thanks and I even made my play date
janet #30

Carmen said...

Well - I never knew you could use baby oil to clean the gelli plate! I've been using hand sanitiser! I can't wait to see what you do when you open it! :D

That is probably the biggest punch I have ever seen!

Thank you for coming to see me - as always I am even later :P

Carmen #46