Wednesday, 15 October 2014

WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 280

Good Morning Folks,

It is still morning here, but only just ... I still don't know where the time goes - really!!!

Anyway, on to the business of this fine, though fresh and definitely autumnal, morning. That is, to show for the delectation and delight of all WOYWWers everywhere what's on my workdesk this morning, which means checking in with Julia, our revered head desker, over at the Stamping Ground.
More new playthings - Aqua Tints. I've been testing them out since they were delivered last Saturday and generally having a lot of fun. So what you can see is lots of little bottles of watercolours and all the pipettes and brushes that come with them - very school science lab! At the back is a colour chart put together to remind me what's in those pots. To the left is a small selection of stamps pulled out because they might work well with the backgrounds made so far, and to the right is the lovely Penny Black stamp you can see stamped on to the green piece at the front. Up behind that is a couple of Clarity stamps already used on another background posted here earlier this week and beside these some tubs of Brushos ... it occurred to me that mixing them with Aqua Tints might create some interesting effects - see the blue piece on the right.

Basically that's it on my desk for today but I thought I'd also show you what's just to the left of it too.
This is the top tray of my trolley, close to hand and full of all things watercolour and ink related.

Before I go, I'd just like to mention that this is my 1001 post! And if you scroll up to the top of my blog you will see that I'm celebrating my 1000 post with a giveaway. I hope you will take part by leaving a comment there and so give yourself the possibility of winning.

I see it's lunchtime now ... that's the morning gone then ... so I'm off for a bite to eat but I will return with the intention of visiting as many WOYWW desks as possible.

In the meantime, I wish you a happy WOYWW day and a wonderful week ahead.

Happy Crafting,


Annie said...

That looks like fun...fab colours 😃 love the effects you've got with them.
Annie x #18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, congrats on your 1000th post, what an achievement :-) may there be many, many more to look forward to!
Love the colours of what you've been using, sounds like you've been enjoying the technique.
Hugs, LLJ 23 xx

itsamistry said...

Love playing with new goodies and the Aqua tints look like a lot of fun. I like painting with Brusho I've had mine for over 10 years (when they first hit the craft market). Have fun and thank you for sharing your desk Anita #WOYWW 49

Marit said...

Oooohhh, all those coloured, little pots with ink; now thát is a lab to my heart! I love the blueish card... great effects! Hope your lunch tasted good, it's halfway-afternoon (3 pm) here in Holland and time for tea (with a cookie!) but I think Scotland is an hour 'behind' us? But whatever the time may be, enjoy the day! Happy crafting, happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #58

P.S. Off to read your 1000th post, that IS a milestone, congratulations!

Unknown said...

What fun! I don't really know anything about aqua tints--I'm a follower, so I hope you post more about it. Love your creative space. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #34

lisa said...

I'm glad you're having fun with your Aquatints, Elizabeth, love the colour chart, I have something similar but not as neat , lol. It looks like you are getting some lovely results. I like the idea of using them with the Brushos, must try that out.
Hugs Lisax #31

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oooh I have Aquatints too! Only had a little play but must make a chart, great idea! They are vibrant and fun aren't they? I'm looking forward to playing some more soon, but am busy with an album at mo, that's on my desk! Take care Zo xx 52

Liz said...

I've not come across Aquatints before - could this be something else I need to add to my wishlist! xx

Whimcees said...


Congratulations on your 1001 post! Your workdesk has so many fun things on it and great projects being created! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Nannie4 said...

Of course, now I will have to google aquatints and learn all about them. You may just have led me to spend money. {wink}
Nann #57

Anne said...

That looks lots of fun Elizabeth - something I've not tried. Happy WOYWW Anne x #27

Helen said...

Happy 1001 posts! those aqua tints look great - and I want to get the brushos too, so many people have done fabulous things with them! Helen 5

Mrs.D said...

Elizabeth what a fantastic effect you have achieved with those Aquatints, and that Penny black stamp is beautiful, you have been having such fun.
Bless you and thanks for visiitng my desk.
Chris #20

Lisca said...

Oh I can see you're having fun with the new inks! The Penny Black stamp is beautiful.
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
Have a good week,
a hug and God bless,

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth (again as I have just commented on the sticky post).
Aqua tints .. another new paint medium I'm only just getting used to seeing brusho (top on my x mas list) ... there are some interesting cards on your ... very organised desk.
happy palying
janet #12

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Congrats on your anniversary.
The aqua tints looked interesting but I need to use up some other things I have first so will have to wait. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

VonnyK said...

Those colours are delicious, so bright. It will be fun playing with the pipettes too. Congrats on your 1001 post.
Have a great week,
Von #25

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Love those stamps and the colors are so pretty. Have fun playing with the new supplies. Peg R 77

Nikki said...

Those Aqua Tints look like fun and that stamp you used over top it wonderful so delicate looking that pretty BG you created have a fun time playing with them.
Oh and I kicked him out when he tried to help with my desk build
He would take over if he did seeing he builds a lot he's a real handy man makes his own furniture and such and I really wanted to do this myself just to prove I could, but I do think I should get him a new bit for his drill lol
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 8

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ooooh! Pretty, pretty!!! You've just inspired me on an idea to use my new Distress Markers for! (thank you!) Have fun with your new inks - they look fabulous!!!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #21

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh, I've never heard of Aqua Tints before, but I love the effect you got with them, and the colours look really pretty. Thank you so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #29

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, I also recently treated myself to some Brusho's, love what you have tried with them.Really liking the look of the stamps to the left of your pic- most interesting! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #38 xx

Neet said...

I did here that those tints were like the Ecoline inks that were all the rage once - do you know if this is the case. Not that I am buying the, I am running out of space and things are having to be left out on the counter top these days.
However, you just enjoy and experiment with them with other things ( like you did with the Brusho's).
Take care, lovely to talk (via here tee hee)
Hugs, Neet 14 xx

Jackie said...

Congratulations on 1001 post! How wonderful!
The quotients look interesting... Would love to see more
Jackie 10

Chrysalis said...

Hi Elizabeth - how do you manage to be so organised while obviously having great fun, crafting? I can do one or the other, but not together! Have a wonderful week, and enjoy playing with all those lovely goodies. Hugs, Chris # 16

Chrysalis said...

PS - congrats on your blog birthday! xx

Anonymous said...

I used to love messing about in the science lab at school, great fun, hope you don't blow your desk up lol! Love the PB stamp on the background and I see you have some "proper" duster brushes in your trolley too. Your garden is still looking pretty, all my asters are blooming nicely and the trees look beautiful again here, but I need to tidy up and cut down all my annual veg plants at the weekend as the frost got them.

PS. Congrats on 1000 posts! I think I'm at about 940.

Belinda Basson said...

WOW, 1001 posts! That is impressive. Not sure how many I have done. Will have to go and check. Those inks look yummy. I am late to visit as I had a self inflicted deadline to achieve...Thanks for visiting me already. #19

My name is Cindy said...

I know it isn'tthe same thing at all but when I read your post about pippetes and jars and saw them all on your desk it took me right back to a perfume making set I had when I was a little girl. My poor mum and grandma were probably really glad when I sed it all up because they had to try out all the perfumes I mixed up - they were all different colours as well (goodness knows what was in it would probably have a H&S warning on it these days. Aaah, memories... Anyhoo, thanks for the visit, glad you liked the flowers, I'm late coming round, Wednesday kind of disappeared on me and been at work today. But no work again till next Thursday!! YAY!! Have a good week, Cindy x

Kelly said...

Go you! 1001 Posts. That's just magical. Love the new toys. Creative Blessings! Kelly #56

RosA said...

Love the bottled watercolours!
Congrats on all those posts :) !
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by too.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh you're so good tot ake the time to experiment and explore..and look how fab you've got them looking already! It's an impressive collection I must say.

Debs Willis said...

Did you wear a white lab coat when experimenting?? Looks like you had loads of fun.
Thanks for your lovely comments
Debs 22

Shoshi said...

It looks as if you've been having fun colour mixing, Elizabeth. Nice to see another Inkylicious Ink Duster fan too!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #37