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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

WOYWW #263- I think

Hi everyone, missed a week last week, completely lost track of what day of the week it was. Hopefully our much -loved Hostess of Desks, Julia,back home at The Stamping Ground,is fit and well enough to herd us into order this week, after her ordeal on holiday last week.  Big hugs Julia {{}}.
 I decided my inkpads needed a tidy and to re-label some of them. I was going to use the printable ones that Tim has on the Ranger site for the Adirondacks, which print out with the colour as well as the name. Then thought that the colour representation might not be brilliant- printer ink varying so much. So I just did the names on an A4 label sheet , cut them up and swiped  the end of each one on the matching inkpad.
Adirondacks and DI's are re-done, I shall gradually get around to the others.
 The black cased pads on the bottom, the first two stacks are Encore Pigment metallics, the next four are mainly Ink It Up pigment pads- and I've had most of them for about 10 years now, and they still haven't dried out! Not too keen on the Ink it Up ones anymore, and I just tend to use them now for stamping into my image folders- and thats another job I've fallen behind on. The trouble then is not knowing which stamps you haven't catalogued, and I forget entirely about having the stamps. I have gradually been adding all the stamps I have into Evernote on my tablet, so at least I have a record when I go shopping.
 The only crafting going on has been touching up some of the Northern Lights I did at the crop.
I shall post up about them when I've finished them, but heres a taster. This is the 'before touch-up' image.

Here it is with some colour added to the rocks and water.  Still a bit more to do, I want to bring the pink/purple in the sky out more yet.

There was also the inset piece I did for Beloved Hubbys guitar, in the previous post.

 Last couple of pics, of two ATC's received, from Krisha and Annie,(Wipso). Thank you ladies, love them. Now I think I am going to have to make a little book or something to put them in. I still have last years in an envelope.

This one,left, from Krisha, and this one,right,from Wipso, (Annie).


BetteK said...

Oh my ... do I have inkpad envy or what!?!?!?! Puts my humble collection to shame .. love the way you have labelled them too! Stupid o'clock at the moment & unable to sleep so was glad your post popped up. No idea if I can comment from my mobile ... time will tell! Love Debbie xxx

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Neet said...

Fab ink storage and even fabber artwork. Love those pictures you did.
Think you were right not to use the printed labels, the dabbed ones will be much more representative of the colours.
Hugs, Neet 26 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz... wow am suffering from inkpad envy too!!

I actually just sent the image to my sister to show I really dont have that many.. now how crazy is that???

.. to be honest dont know how you keep up.. when I did mine last week did a swatch on the back of the piece of paper for lid as figured that worked best..
I really like my cd holder on last weeks post which holds my inkpads.. great work on lights you really have mastered it!! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #31

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I can still see you at the crop, surrounds by stacks of ink pads :) and WOW that card is looking spectacular. It should be framed, not mailed. Look forward to hearing more abut it cause it's stunning.

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (3)

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. Oh my - what a collection of inks! Amazing. Good to hear some of them last so long, though. Your art is beautiful - great extras on that Northern Lights piece.
Have a good week.
Margaret #8

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Your northern lights is coming along nicely! I scrolled down and found myself LOL when I read your husband asking for "one of those raised shiny things you make"! You did an awesome job! Diane #40

RosA said...

Wow, what a great collection of ink pads! I am definitely going to have a go at the NL technique!

Gita said...

Such a pretty Northern Lights scene. Brigita #60

Sandy Leigh said...

I love craft supplies - and your ink pad collection is amazing! I think I have about eight, but I need to learn more about all the differences. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #44

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Cor, I love what you've done with that ink pad storage idea. The organisation makes me happy - oh yes, bring on the OCD!! Lol
Btw, I LOVE what you did to Doug's guitar, how awesome was that. You are very clever!!
Hugs, LLJ 29 xxxx
PS I remembered to save you some of that dark purple aquilegia seed heads, so they'll be posted to you this week. Yay, I remembered...happy dance!!

Shoshi said...

It's a great feeling, getting organised, isn't it Shaz. I continue to be frustrated and dissatisfied with my DI storage and hope one day to make a carousel to store them all in, although where I would keep such a thing is another matter! At present they are all loose in a Really Useful Box.

Thanks for your lovely comment, and I agree - I also thought the knitting looked really good on the terracotta tiles! I always try to choose an appropriate background to photograph my work and thought this floor was great.

The weather certainly is continuing to oblige for our holiday, but my health is not. I have now had 3 days on the trot, with extreme exhaustion and not being able to enjoy it to the full, and today I've scarcely been able to keep awake at all. I need a week of total idleness and then I might be up to outings and sightseeing, and getting up early for an 8 a.m. breakfast isn't helping either! Such a bore.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #36

Helen said...

the ink pads look as if they belong in a shop, laid out like that - fab display, wish I could have mine arranged like that, then I may use some of them! Love your northern lights touchups, cool! Helen 11

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
ok, now fess up and tell us which craft shop you took that photo in... no, really you have a lot of ink pads lady and I need to go shopping. I heard about the northern lights thing and look forward to reading all the details.
Please can I ask how you link your post to FB I think I did it once but cannot remember rhow to do it .... Ta
have a great week
janet #17

trisha too said...


Happy woyww!
#66 this week

sandra de said...

Gorgeous northern lights cards and I love your system of organise the stamp pads. Everything seems to be at the ready. Love love love what you have created for your DH's guitar. Just perfect.
Sandra de @84

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the way your stamps are organised! Love your finished Northern Lights - didn't think you could improve on what you did but WOW! Chrisx 47

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, your Northern Lights technique is just gorgeous, you have really mastered that one.
The ink pads are so well organised and ready when you need them, great.
Have a good week and happy crafting, Angela x #45

Eliza said...

Wow now that is one awesome ink pad collection. I want to come and play at your house, please, pretty please. Oh and you got happy mail too.

Happy Belated WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 85

Mrs.D said...

Gosh Shaz, what incredible ink organisation, I would think I had gone to craft heaven if I had everything organised like that.
No wonder you manage to do so much wonderfu work if you are that organised.
Chris #34