Monday, January 18, 2010

it was a wild & INKY...

weekend in studio 490.

Since one of my demo assignments for Ranger is pigment inks...

I wanted to have all new samples to show @ my demo table...

I wanted them to have a fresh new-ish look...

Let me tell you...this was a TOTAL inky blast...

There are LOTS of different ways to use the pigment inks...

They provide complete opaque coverage, if you apply them directly to a surface...

or you can do this...



my favorite...



this looked spring-ish...
makes me happy!



The Maya Road company blog has OVER THE TOP samples today...
you best be sitting down!
Katie's dressform banner...will make you drool...
the giant birdcage...OMG AMAZING...
and Lisa has a mini hanging...
that I just may swipe...
it's brown & VERY classy vintage looking...
I know just where I'd hang it!



Caroline is also showing their stamps today...

She sent me these...
and you know me...

I saw FLOWERS!



My sample...



You might spot a FATSO album there too...

what is wrong with me?
I talked to me before I started & reminded myself...
it's small...
keep it fairly flat...don't overdo it...

Didn't work...

The little cutie is about 2 1/2 x 6 inches or so...
small & VERY CUTE...

when I got done with it...
the little cutie weighed in @ about 80 pounds...

Oh well...that's what happens when you...

make art!
wendy
ps..more tomorrow!
TALK TO ME!

69 comments:

Michele K said...

OMG Wendy. Absolutely awesome!!! The flower in Believe doesn't look like it was made with grungepaper??? Is it? Love Love Love the spirograph stamps. I bought a spirograph set a couple of years ago to use on some pages for my nieces and nephews books. It sure brings back memories of when I was young!! lol

I'm off today for Uncle Martin's birthday lol so I think I will have some time to play...

Take care and have fun!!!

Donna said...

I am a talking I love it all. I love what you did with the new stamps/flowers, how awesome are they. I can't wait to have some of this new stuff in my hands. Off to Maya's now, keep talking.

Scrapthat said...

I love your heart too! But the flower on believe is SOOooo beautiful! Totally awesome samples Wendy! TFS

Kristi B. said...

The heart project is also my favorite. I am LOVING what you did with the Caroline stamp! I have a stamp that is similar to that & never thought to use it like a background stamp. You rock! :)

Margie H said...

Oh, wow! Lovin' the show samples...are we thinkin' some SPRING?! 'Cuz I am!! I am so over this white business on the ground and you're going to CA! Don't leave me behind! LOL!!

Hey, I'm loving those MR stamps ... reminds me of my childhood (does that date me?! OY!).

When are you leaving? Have a great show - good luck with everything! xo

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Wendy!
Totally incredible creations!
hugs
kim x

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Love what you've done with the pigment inks, awesome (as the kids say)! LOL! I'd like to be a fly in your studio when you create. Do you talk to yourself also? I do, they say its a sign of genius. I don't know who "they" are, but if they say it, its gotta be true!
I finally got a chance after a few weeks to get back in my studio on Sunday and play a bit. I had a blast, really missed it. Yes I made art!

Elaine Allen

Joyce said...

Thanks to you (I think) I too now look at everything to see if it can become a flower, be used as a flower or can it be used as a center for a flower or a stem or a leaf. I've gone to the other side. LOL Thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

OMG OMG they are all so fab. I used to love my spirograph... the spiro-flowers are beautiful. I think the heart is possibly my favourite... or no, wait... lol!

michelle said...

OMJ this are outstanding loving that flower in believe and the heart what is not cute about that?

Your stamp flowers are over the top which is perfect!

ScrappyPam said...

I love how you did the flowers from those stamps! They look amazing!

Linda Cain said...

LOVE the yellow flower, and the stamps are wonderful!!!!
MR has really outdone themselves this year.

Elisabeth said...

Those spirograph flowers are amazing, LOVE how you used them...very striking! Looking forward to watching your demo's at CHA!

Becky T. said...

Love your samples! I was sitting when I looked, I mean drooled at MR stuff. I think the stamps you got not only say flowers but I totally was brought back to being about 8 with my spirograph. Did you have one? So much fun!! Nice flashback. :-)

Cariena said...

wendy, you are amazing! the way you incorporate all the products in your art is fantastic! i really can't wait to see the products and THANK you for always inspiring us!!

lilacandplum said...

i love how different people pick up on differt...ent things in the photos...i am utterly fascinated by the background on the heart tag...tell me thats a stamp!!! can't wait to see what tomorrow brings...nonnie

LME said...

Love the tags the flowers remind me of my spirograph set I had as a child :)

Jeanne said...

I hope you share some techniques you used for the pigment inks once you get back home. I LOVE those new stamps on the flowers...I never would have thought of that!

Sandie said...

Wonderful tags!!! Can't wait to see all the new releases soon.. VERY soon, right???!!!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

You want talk huh? S'pose your samples are Ok ... I mean like you did your best ... that is the main thing ... Did I get you going there ... ROFLMAO ... Loving it all hun ... but 80 pounds ... that weighs more than I do ... like ... I wish!
The Maya Road stuff this year is to die for ... in fact so is everything I have seen ... I just wish I was going!
I love love love that scalloped bit on the bottom of your tags ... a great touch!
Weather here is still very grey and there is nothing much on the telly either ... guess I will go and make art too ... there .... enough talk now some action ... Keep these yummy samples coming Mrs V ... am loving every minute XXX

SusanK said...

I'm seeing so many goodies that will be jumping into my shopping bag the minute they're released! Your samples are such a delight & on this gray day - again - in IL a wonderful sight for sore eyes.

Hels said...

Blimey you have been busy...wow at all the fab art you have been making...looooove the splashy effect on the tag...and the scalloped bits look amazing... Is that one of your new stamps I wonder? :O)) Have a great day...all the very best xx

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

OMG...I so love the flower stamps that you got to play with. They remind me of my favorite childhood toy...the spirograph. Man, I loved that thing. They also resemble the string art from the 70's (minus the small nails or pins). LOVE them!!! Hisses, Rockin Robin Caldwell

Robin said...

I'm getting out my pigment inks right away! Loved everything in all the photos especially the black and white flowers!

Nancy said...

Oh, wow!!! These are all so VERY cool!!! And to make flowers with the spiro stamps??? How cool! The colors on your Ranger demos - BEAUTIFUL!!! Are you going to share the "how" with us after CHA? Pretty please?!?!? I love all of the color combos!
I'm glad someone was so productive over the weekend! Art-wise, it sure wasn't me. ;o)
You are SO going to WAY "wow" everyone at CHA, Wendy!

Lori said...

Love these samples! The flowers are stunning. Those new stamps of Maya Road, must be a take on the ole Spirograph, I loved that thing. Played with it all the time. (maybe I still do...lol) Your samples are fantastico.

WheatLDee said...

Your samples ROCK!! You are a wild & inky woman! When are you lifting off for CHA? Hope you are going to give updates while you are there. Behind the Scenes are always fun to see. Thank you for the inspiration & encouragement to make our own art!

Christopher said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
TFS
:)

Debby said...

I love the heart on your one piece. Please tell me that that is a stamp!!! Saw the Maya Road stuff and it is way cool. Love your designs. Show me more show me more! Thanks this is always fun when new stuff comes out.

divester said...

Your sample art is SO SO CUTE. I love your word stamps - the flowers, hearts and backgrounds are so cute.

Tona said...

Love all of the projects!

Cyndy said...

Love that yellow flower and THAT heart...thanks for sharing!

Liz in MO said...

Is that a new stamp along the scallop edge at the bottom, delish----------

mamakat said...

Just wish I could come to CHA and see all of this stuff in person. It is all so stunning and INSPIRING! Gotta go and make me some...

lorena b. said...

Yay! Love the Spirograph flowers . . .

Maureen said...

Love those tags - Are they just real office tags - they have such a cool color effect to them. I those the stamps, they so remind me of Spirograph toy. Good memories !!!!

jan said...

Thanks for sharing all your awesome art Wendy!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Wendy! Love your tags, and am ESPECIALLY lovin' your stamps! I've been doing a lot of zentangling these days, and these stamps remind me of them *smiles*

kkaisu said...

Loving it all! My tax return will be spent as soon as the CHA releases are available.Of all the sneak peaks I am most impressed with your new stamps and Tim's inks and sizzix line. I can't wait!

KAT said...

Hm... wondering how you achieved that background with the pigment inks??? They are beautiful!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

The tags are gorgeous. I want your job to be payed to play with all this new stuff. KH

Sarah Anderson said...

My favourite is that first yellow flower :) Yummy, yummy layers, and what a gorgeous hint of spring :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful samples.

scrapnrn said...

I really like the flower on the third tag. and then the stamps you made into flowers were ingenious.

Helena said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

I'm a little bit lost here. Well, not here, but with the ins: what is the difference between a dye ink and a pigment ink???? I'm confused. Could you just explain it in a few words? Pretty puleeeze.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

...almost counting the minutes! Every day I stop breathing as I approach the blog, wondering ju$t how much thi$ is going to co$t to play with you...lol, can't wait, it's all worth it, luv the newbie stuff.

Anonymous said...

lol...spirograph! remembber those! who says Im old? NOT! LOVE these so much...absolootin fab! show me more woman! this suspense is truly raising my blood pressure...i just love it all! off to maya's house...ty cher

Heidi said...

The spirograph flowers!! The stamps look like another must have...if I have any $$ left...

benedick4 said...

Love the tags.Your new stamps are the best.
Sue

Anita said...

Wow! Your projects are amazing! I love the springy ness of them.

Natalie said...

wendy, your art makes me sick with jealousy! i love waking up in the morning to see if you've posted something new. i don't have any of your stamps yet but i hope to start collecting soon! :)

Sandra said...

Wow! WOW! W O W ! ! !
Love all the flowers!
Thanks for the sneaks and inspiration!
Sandra

Patti said...

Your samples are wonderful! It just amazes me how all the different companies things work together so well. I'd love some help with using the different kinds of inks too. Once I started buying distress inks, all the rest got stuck in the back of the shelf.

Dianal said...

I love all the flowers and especially the ones done with the spiro stamps ... I think I need to win a lottery!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!Wendy I am new to your site and I am glad I dropped by Love the flowers.......I need to get some of your stamps pronto!!! Thanks for sharing
Lori Halt

Betty said...

That creative mind of yours must be on overdrive. All the samples are yummy. I especially love the yellow flower, red heart and the scalloped edges. Can't tell if the heart is chipboard or stamped grungepaper. Do tell!

Susan said...

Wendy,
These tags are DARLING!! Do I spy new ink colors? Love, love, love these. As busy as you must be now, I can't believe you are still taking the time to share, but thank you for doing it!
Susan

Erin Glee said...

Cool! Spiro-graph style flowers!

Petrified Peep Eater said...

spirograph!!!! i loved my spirograph! wish i still had it.
these stamps will be a must.

Kaz said...

Loving those tags, especially their bottoms!
I need to win the lotto to buy all the Maya Rd goodies as they are scrummy xx

madelynb said...

You keep amazing us every day. How does one person turn out so much loveliness everyday. Confess...You have Santa's elves in YOUR workshop now.

Karen S. said...

Yippppppeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Love the look with the pigment ink!!Can you tell us what techniques you used to get these effects??
Really love the heart with the small flower on it!!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us!!!

paperqueen said...

Such beautiful samples! Do you ever sleep?
How about some technique tutorials for the pigment inks after CHA?
Well, as long as you're not sleeping anyway, how much trouble could that be? Don't hit!
Eileen in NYC

Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!! And, yes, very Spring-ish!!!! Love it!!!

Gillian McMurray said...

How fab are those colours. They really are spring like. And the flowers made with the spirograph stamps are stunning. I really like that effect.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Will you show us this pigment ink technique or is it in your book? Can't wait to see a photo of the 80 pounder!

Lisa said...

Ooh ooh! I love the flowers you made with the graphic stamps! You can turn anything into a great flower!!

Debby L. said...

Absolutely love all the examples you showed us! The spirograph (yes I remember spriographs so I'm dating myself!) flowers are awesome. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

just wanted to say that I love the yellow you are putting in your art these days!