Wednesday, 28 April 2010

WHAT'S ON IT?

Time for What's on Your Workdesk again over a Julia's place! This week I thought I'd excelled myself at messiness and was feeling that if I didn't clean up I would go nuts ... unfortunately now I look at the photograph I can tell immediately that you won't be impressed at all. Look, it's messy for ME, all right?

The paint water is still there because I'm SO into using Distress Inks as watercolour paints - you probably can't see it but I've stamped the pads onto the heat-proof sheet, and then lifted the colour off with a damp paintbrush. This allows me to get lots of subtle shades ... and all without spending a red cent on them posh marker thingies!

This is a close up of what I'm actually working on - also to form part of the project with the metallic hinges (see previous post). I've stamped onto the smoother side of watercolour paper, coloured the images and cut them out. In the finest Blue Peter tradition, here (below) are some I made earlier .... can you guess what I'm making yet??? It involves crackle paint too ...

38 comments:

Wipso said...

Really love your fab designs.
A x

flutterbycrafter said...

Love what you've done with the DI's. I love using them for painting too. Your designs are fantastic.

Julia Dunnit said...

I can't guess because I have no imagination. But I'm swooning at your treatment of the images...they all look FAB. Your worktop is amazingly untidy. I'm surprised you could bring yourself to post the picture.



*GRIN* couldn't keep my face staight for long could I!!

Leanne said...

oooh your creations are lovely and your desk looks fab!! Nice and neat!

Have a great day - Leanne xx

Alix said...

i know...i know!!!! lol
and its looking great so far!!

Julia Dunnit said...

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday Anniversary Challenge
WOYWWAC simples!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It would be messy for me, too, Rosie. Love how some of us need a clean work space.

Those images are adorable the way you have colored them. Very nice job, too. Have a happy WOYWW and I hope you will show the finished project next Wednesday.

LadyBug said...

I can't ghuess what you're making but that's a brillant idea to use your inks instead of copics/promarkers. I was wondering about spending so much money and did i really need them?

Sue said...

oh it looks very tidy to me, i luv your colouring with the distress inks, ive been having a little play with them, have good day, sue,x

Lothian Crafts said...

Nice and tidy desk and I love what you are working on.

Linda Elbourne said...

OMG Rosie what a tip!!! *ROFLHO*
Your work is beautiful though ... the colours on those stamps is devine X

Helen said...

That's the best excuse yet for not throwing out dirty paintbrush water!! but DI's are great for painting with.

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh my eyes the mess!!!!!!!!!! hehehehehe.....thats still tidy!!!! love your painting, have a lovely wednesday, hugs mandyxx

Esme said...

Ooh that is tidy!! I love those tags!!

Esme xx

Cath said...

Love the work you have been doing, cant wait to see it finished.

Spyder said...

These are fabulous and now I''m really wantingto go out and get me some of those inks and have a go!
(lyn)

Jodene said...

I love your long desk under the windows, such a wonderfully bright place to work!
Your images look gorgeous too :)

Chrissie said...

Impressive colouing Rosie. I use a water brush when I use distress inks on account of the fact I never have a spare inch of desk to put a water pot on!
You're right your desk does look tidy, no matter what you think!
Chrissie

Twiglet said...

Great stuff going on and I love they keys on earlier post - clever!

Bettythebaglady said...

Dear Rosie I think between us we are giving Spyder the urge to possess distress inks! Teeheehee. Go on Spyder you know you want them.They are lovely those designs and like the hinge things too.Have you tried rubbing with an ink pad to go into any cracks or rubbing wax?BettyXXX

Pam said...

Lovely big desk you have to work on. Hugs Pam

Foil Play said...

Not messy at all, I'm afraid - your colouring is beautiful :-)

Sarah said...

No idea what you are making but it sure looks interesting

Handmade with Love said...

My goodness Rosie, your colouring with distress inks is very good! And no, your desk really isnt very messy! Have a wonderful week! Tracey xx

Vicki said...

wow your painting is gorgeous, love it xxx

Jane said...

Ooooo love those little tickets!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Gorgeous images - DI's are great to paint with.

Amazing messy worktop - Well done!!

xx

Julie said...

Nope you're right - not nearly messy enough!! Fabulous painted images though. Juliexx

Penni said...

Fabulous workspace, love the project you're working on this week.

Hugs
Penni
x

joey said...

Hiya

love your creations!

Joey.x

Debra said...

Great idea to use the distress inks for watercolors. I love the soft color it makes.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Absolutely love your work and can't wait to see what comes out of it! Yup I'm not impressed with your mess :^) Pop on over to my place to see MY mess! LOL This is my first WOYWW and I am enjoying sneeking at all the lovely work and studios!

Angie said...

How clever ...and thrifty ...love the results.

Kathy said...

You're really not good at "messy" are you Rosie? hehehe Keep practising though, you know what they say.... practise makes perfect...
I love to see your desk, always such a treat

Sue from Oregon said...

great pics today and what a lovely pink ring...congrats on you 49 lbs!

scrapcat 1 said...

fabulous colouring, your desk looks like mine should but necer does.

Sorry I'm a bit late but I will get to everyone eventually.

Tracy

Shirley said...

Hi. I was VERY late (due to ill-health) with my WOYWW this past week and it's the day again tomorrow already (which will be my 3rd time).

So, rather than fail, I am now leaving the same message on all the blogs I visit for the Wed 28th April WOYWW - thank you for inviting me into your space and I do hope your week has been a good one. Will be back next (this) week!

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