Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Today's post is for the What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday:  WOYWW    I found this blog through Sherry Cheever and thought it might a fun way to spend my Wednesday.  Stamping Ground  You should visit and look around.  You get to take a peek into other ladies stamping areas and see what they have going on!
Here is what I have going on at my work desk.  Some E flowers from Prima (I can't wait to play with them) and a Sitting Angel from Magnolia.  I'm taking lots of time to finish this little lady.  I want her to be extra special.  I have big plans for her.  I have been trying to perfect my water coloring techniques for some time now...I love the look of the Distress Inks used in this type of coloring...but my shading techniques leave lots of room to grow.  I have been experimenting with different brushes trying to achieve the look I want.  I am finally beginning to have a light bulb come on in my head now and then.  I discovered the secret is definitely in the brushes and learning which colors have more color saturation.  Those colors have to be used sparingly and you have to brush most of it off the brush before you apply to the stamped image, otherwise you have this blob of color that just will not budge!  Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany are some of those colors.  I learned this the hard way, believe me.  So for this little lady, I'm taking lots of time ....trying to get her just the way I want her to be.  My next card will have her front and center.   See you then!

21 comments:

Starla said...

Your coloring is to die for already Glenda!! I guess that is part of my problem with watercoloring. I'm horribly rusty at it and don't want to take the time to slow down and re learn. I need to slow down with the creating. Savor the process and learn from it instead of being a bull in a china shop

knitwit said...

Amazing! You can even make your desk look gorgeous! My desk right now has a half-finished ball gown on it for my niece's Barbie doll and a whole pile of fabric scraps that are cluttering up the place and need to be thrown away. I promise you, you don't need to see a picture--it isn't a pretty sight!!
My oldest is having a playdate over here today and then back to school tomorrow, so I can finally get back to regular blogging in the next day or two. It's been a long holiday! Happy Wednesday!

jude said...

WELCOME ABOARD THE NOSEY CRAFTERS...LOL
Your colouring to me looks perfect,i am also experimenting with distressed inks,yours looks better than mine.That image is gorgeous but i adore magnolia's.Have fun hugs judex6

Sylvia said...

Wow, Glenda, it looks like you are going to have some fun today! Brushes do make a difference, however, I have never watercolored with distressed inks or stains! Hope you are learning a lot today! Am anxiously awaiting your piece, since your water coloring is already beautiful! We have sunshine again! Happy day to you.

Chrissie said...

What an adorable image on your desk, the colouring looks amazing!
As I make lots of cards which have a lot of 'white space' I find that using a black background is quite helpful!
Thanks for your visit!
Happy New Year!
Chrissie #3

Rhonda said...

Your card is going to turn out fabulous! Can't wait to see it. Happy WOYWW! #7

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh you sure have the colouring down - it's beautiful! Welcome to WOYWW, hope you'll come back for more!

Debgem said...

Wow!! Your colouring is amazing - so beautiful. Can't wait to see the image completed.

Pam said...

Your little angel looks so pretty! Are you sure your ready for this WOYWW addiction? Happy 2011.

Selma said...

Glenda I have always admired your coloring and notice you use Distress Inks to do it. I just ordered a set of reinkers from Joan and hope to learn to color like you. I know your little angel will be perfect.

sandra de said...

Lovely colouring and thanks for sharing some tips. I don't seem to have the patience.
Sandra #66

butlersabroad said...

Welcome to WOYWW Glenda. Love the little image, you're right about the technique and the colours, I love to water colour too and you have to learn what works well and what doesn't. The paper too makes a huge difference.

Hugs
Brenda 83

Susan Allan said...

I love those flowers, I use them all the time....torn, painted and you can use them in lots of ways...and they are quite reasonably priced..don't you thnk.
Sue xx 50

Tertia said...

I love those white Primas they can become anything you want them to. Your colouring is beautiful> Can't wait to see her finished.
Tertia 122

Marjo said...

Adorable, thanks for the peek and sharing your workspace. Hugs, Marjo #23

Artyjen said...

Your little lady is looking fab already ;)
Have fun with the flowers
xoxo Sioux

lisa said...

Your colouring looks just beautiful. I love painting with distress inks, you get such a soft effect. I need more preactise though. Do we ever stop learning?
Hugs Lisax (108)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Welcome to WOYWW. You're going to love it here. It's very addictive.

I think you are doing a marvelous job with the shading and coloring. I have no idea how to shade properly. Happy WOYWW on Friday from a rather late #16.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Looking forward to seeing this little Magnolia completed. Thanks for sharing. #95

Nicky said...

Wow love your colouring its perfect - I have never managed to master watercolours - lack of patience lol - lots of lovely flowers in those packets - be warned WOYWW can be addictive - Nicky 124

peggy aplSEEDS said...

thanks for sharing! i do believe in practicing with techniques like watercolor. your card looks really good! happy WOYWW!

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