WOYWW #406

Happy Desk Peeking Day!
If you'd like to play along with us the hook-up starts here at our hostess Miss Julia's blog.
hmmm, so last weekend I had the bright idea that I was going to "stamp" all those new oxides and add them to my ink swatches book. so, I spent considerable time looking for said ink book... I found two very fat old binders with stamped images, and one with bazzill cardstock swatches / color names... but, no ink. I know I am not crazy that I really DID make one proof of said book hides in my SCS gallery. but, I have no idea where I stashed it. so, I started over. (that is what is in those little envelopes new swatches, I've bought a lot of new inks over the last few years it seems mostly pigments because, I have almost all distress colors and a lot of old SU dye colors etc etc. so, This is a curiosity factor thing. re-inked a few of those pads a long the way. I am not done yet. That one lone Nick Bantock pad, I do not have a reinker for and I do not think they sell those anymore (ranger) so, it may get tossed, its nearly bone dry. I think some weeding will take place eventually. I have not touched any of the cube or catseye sized pads either yet. also off to the left are things I played with when I did make a card and over to the right are a couple of more well used water pens that I am going to haul to work and some things I have colored and not done anything with yet in the scraps bin. I also cleaned out that display of markers and pencils that hide on this table ( I took all the duplicates to work) which is how I know I need some aqua brushes & came home with a couple of things colored this week so far.
oh yes, the year of colors distress and all the oxide pads got labeled last weekend too. (YAY me) funny true story, I love the label maker but, I hardly ever drag it out and use it. and if you read all that YAY for you & Thanks! for stopping by :)


Angela Radford said...

Gosh Stacy this looks like a lot of work but I'm sure it will be worth it the only thing is if you're like me the old book will probably turn up when you've finished. I know you told me not to say but I am only 5 foot which is about 1.52 metres so yes I do climb on things to reach the shelves Lol! Happy woyww, Angela x19x

Lindart said...

I have a pile of inks that have gone dry - Nick Bantock ink pads just didn't seem to last very long. Most of these pads are pigment, which I rarely use anymore. Still hard to let them go! I have some that much be 25 years old! They start to deteriorate after that long! I hope you find your swatch book, I know how frustrating that is - even questioning whether you really did make one! Good thing you have proof! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #39

glitterandglue said...

Hi Stacy. Thanks for the visit and commen6ts. My goodness - you have been one furiously busy lady! Well done. Even though the ink pad is dry, don't you just hate throwing away craft items?!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5

Neet said...

Gosh, Nick Bantock, that takes me back a while and I think I have one or maybe three of his pads, did they come in a tin container? Good luck with the samples, hope you find the book soon.
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me
Neet 7 xx

Sarah Brennan said...

If Murphy's Law holds, you will find the original swatch book, just as you finish stamping all your ink pads again. I have started trying to get reinkers at the same time as I get new ink pads (except Archival at the moment). I have the distress oxide pads and re inkers on order and look on jealously at those of you lucky enough to already have them. Have fun - Sarah #25