Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ink Organization and Color Throwdown

I have spent the last couple of weeks organizing ink.  Keep in mind that I have a full time job, so my organization is limited to when I can find some spare time.  But with the amount of ink that I have "collected" over the years, it was quite the task.

I put little inked dots on the fronts of all of my ink pads.

I labeled the pads that had no label showing. 

And the swatches!  There were swatches to be made. 

 Swatches of die inks . . . swatches of distress inks noted with little stars . . . swatches of pigment inks, noted with little hearts.  And my ombre ink pads? 

So happy to be done.  I couldn't wait to get back to stamping (although I think my next project might involve some serious re-inking of dry ink pads).

So here is a card I created this evening for Color Throwdown.

This one started as bokeh.  Such a fun card.  

Loving those little fish! 

So good to be creating . . . and with organized inks!


Supplies Used - Keep Swimming

Cardstock:  Bazzill, Neenah and Bee Watercolor
Stamps:  Best Fishes from Simon Says Stamp, minis4circles and award2stamp from The Stamps of Life
Dies:  Fish and Bowl from Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  Distress Markers, Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink, Hero Arts Black Ink, Stampin' Up
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Sequins and Google Eyes from Pretty Pink Posh


  1. Great job of organizing your inks and the swatch books. I need to make a swatch book. I can really see the value of it because some inks look different when they are stamped and a project can get messed up thinking the label color is the ink color. Don't ask how I know this!! lol

  2. Your underwater scene is simply stunning!!! The bokeh background looks awesome and I love the little fish!!! I am so impressed with your ink organization..looks like a lot of work but so well worth it!!!! Maybe you need to pay me a visit...LOL!!! Anyway...thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!

  3. That's quite the extensive collection of inks you have there! LOVE your beautiful organization of them! I'm so glad you took some time out to play along with us at the Color Throwdown! Your fishes are wonderful in their underwater playground!!