Friday, June 18, 2010

The products have started to land....



 Yayy I can now spill some of the beans about one of my new ventures....!!  We have developed a new range of products, under the name Altered Originals. I made them with Art Journaling in mind but the can be used for soooooooooooooooooooooooo much more. The first products were the downloads HERE which you all know about. And I have just taken delivery of the 2nd. Any ideas..???



Is this any easier...??


Or this...?


Or maybe this...???


Oh yes..you got it. These are the first 8 of the new spray inks I have been developing. Yes, I did say first 8...!!!! There are more of the little beauties in the pipe line.  So what are they..??

They are a range of waterbased dye inks which come in 8 vibrant colours available in a 50ml spray bottle.
Inks can be sprayed directly from the bottle for beautiful backgrounds or decanted into our smaller spritzers. Add a little Blonde Moments Pearl Powders with them for a soft shimmer effect. Their translucent qualities make them ideal for layering and applying with a brush for a watercolour effect.
Ideal for - Spraying, Stenciling, Blending backgrounds, Layering, Masking, Painting and whereever your creativity may lead you...!!
I have always loved the Adirondack colour washes by Ranger, but , you know me, I wanted brighter, bolder, more vibrant colours. And so thats what I did. I will still be using my Adirondack colourwashes alongside mine, so no need to panic....I am just filling in what I feel are the gaps in the market, lol.

I will be getting some how-to's, some step by steps and hopefully some video footage of how they work and what you can do with them asap. Promise..!!!

All I can say at the moment is, yes you've guessed it...

"I just Frikkin love them...!!!"


Heres the rundown of colours, one by one...

Burnt Orange



Fuschia



Granite


Hot Pink


Jade



Lime



Pomegranate


Sky Blue


Gorgeous aren,t they...??

They are on the website HERE, but you won,t be able to order them till Monday.

To celebrate their launch I will be giving away a full set today.All you have to do is leave me a comment on which you think may be your favourite colour and why. If you are anything like me it will alter all the time, lol.

Now I know its really late but heres my contribution to WOYWW ( Whats on your Workspace Wednesday. Now I,m not sure if it is within the rules to post so late so here goes. To blog hop around over 100 more little peeks into others creative workstations, then pop to its originator Julia

As usual it is spread across loads of desks.


There is a pile of Tim's stamps, a drawer full of masks and stencils, a couple of journals in progress, basket of inks, inky kitchen towel, paints and a letter block tray.


A tray of Distress inks, 2 more journals in progress, inked and sprayed tagsa, mahoosive box of Adirondack colourwashes.


File full of Top Secret images..!!!,File full of my downloads, numerous cans of Pepsi Max and empty tea mugs, the biscuit barrel before I dropped it and smashed it completely, lol, and 3 printers trays, with works in progress. Our Ben has got the printers trays on a special offer this weekend, so I went and snaffled these before they all vanish..!!! If you fancy one the offer is HERE


We,ve had fun in the kids classes this week, making cards for Fathers Day, or in some cases their significant other..!!! These are 2 of the cards.



We inked, we faux bleached, we stamped, we watercoloured, we cut we stuck, we had a beaut time. Heres some photos from oone of the classes.




And heres a few pages from little Sarahs journal...Not bad for 9 years old yeah..??


Well, its my Northern Soul do at Brighouse tonight, can,t wait, really need a good dance to blow the cobwebs away. It,s been a strange old week, messing with my head a bit, and so a good old blow out will do the trick..!! Teaching a gypsy workshop tomorrow and then a childrens birthday party for sixteen  9 yr olds..!!!!  But all is well, as The Babe will be home for a couple of days, to keep me in mischief. Yes I know it should read "out of mischief" but you know me too well, lmao...!!!

Enjoy and don,t forget to leave a comment  xx

77 comments:

Gill M said...

Oooh Dyan, these look delicious what scrummy colours, so difficult to choose just one. But if forced to I think it would be Jade - I have always been attracted to those teal type shades of blue and green.
It looks from the samples as though these do not have a sheen or metallic content to them? I guess that is the idea of adding perfect pearls to them? Anyhoo good luck with the new range I'm sure they will fly off the shelves...

Biskit said...

Granite, no wait, jade, no pomegranate. Oh for godness sake howe I am supposed to say which is my favourite colour amongst that lot! OK - granite, it's just moody and dirty and i like those qualities in lots of things.... LOL.

BondGirl said...

oohoooh ooh my fav colour is all of them! is that cheating?? oh ok i think atm my fav is granite cos I love the shimmer and its different :D

I neeed all of these, my journal needs these!

have fun tonight :D

Tracie xx

Helen said...

Grand colours, think I like jade best just because I'm in that kind of mood today.
Great workdesks, superb work going on.

Horners Corner said...

Cant wait to get my hands on the new inks and the huge spray pens!!

I love the lime colour the most at the moment because its just so fresh and summer looking!!

Clare

Ruth said...

Wow what a cool idea...if you can't find what you want then simply make it!!
Congratulations on your new venture and as you have filled a gap in the market I'm sure you will be very successful with this new range.
I love green in any shade or form so am torn between jade and lime...... probably the lime as it's an original colour and looks really bright!
Good luck x

Bernice said...

Oh yummy! My favourite? Well I was going to say the Fuchsia because I love purple and pink ~ I wear a lot of it. But them I saw the Jade which is really beautiful, and then there's the Burnt Orange. Decisions! decisions!

Darcy said...

ooooo how LUSH are they, I love the lime and the pomegranite, they are my A-list colours...today at least, but I am fickle and could easily be in love with sky blue and granite tomorrow.

I am sure they will all just fly out the door.xxx

thekathrynwheel said...

Woop woop woop woop!!! Love the spray inks v much indeedo :-)))))

Suzy said...

OMG!!!!!

How fab are these. I have been thinking of trying these type of spray inks for a while and I think you have hit the mark with these colours - they are gorgous and vibrant. To pick a favourite - difficult - but on a fab sunny day like today - it has to be sky blue - even in Scotland - that's the colour of the sky today.

Suzy

Juliwan said...

Ooooooooohhhhhhh :o)

love the pomegranate, matches my new hair colour perfectly :o)

wonder if the hairdresser does lime??????

Chris said...

OMG I just frikkin' love them too lol
It was a difficult choice but errrrrrm I have to say POMEGRANITE... fabulous!!

Good luck on the launch those bottles will have wings.

hugs
Chris xx

sam21ski said...

Pink coz you're that kind of gal!!!!

Well done on the launch of your new stuff, they all look stunning and so bright - yay!!!!!!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Fantastic blog post & oh my goodness, I LOVE the colours of your new inks. I started wanting the fuchsia, then the jade, then the pomegranate.....you get my drift, right??!! Great to see the workdesks & creations & the tags are fantastic.

Heather said...

I'm torn betwixt the Lime and the jade. They are both so hot. If push comes to shove i think I'd choose the lime
x

suzyq said...

Oooooohhh... They are all so gorgeous. I love them all, well you know how much I love colour!! But If I have to chose just one then it.... Would.. Have.. To..be Burnt Orange. It's so rich and warm, and with a real depth of colour, well they all have that! ;0) I can't wait till Monday.

Have lots of fun. Sue x

Piddawinkle said...

what a mahoosive post, new things to buy wa-hay (!), now normally I would pick Lime cos its my fave colour, burnt orange is yumdicious and I can see so many possiblities with graphite, but that pomegranate has caught my eye, I like the richness and depth of it, so Im gonna plump for that one. Love the fathers day cards and WOYWW is great fun isnt it, I actually manged it this week and have got around about 30 of the blogs and made some new friend already, have yourself a great weekend and keep away from naughty sausages. :)

georgina said...

OH MY WORD!!!! they are wonderful Dyan and my favourite would have to be the LIME, its glorious,love all the colours but like your little self this one truly ZINGS, luv Georginaxx

Kaz said...

Loving those photos of your desk. I've just ordered on of those printers trays off you and will be filling it up ASAP. While there I did notice the new sprays and was instantly drawn to the fuchsia - then the jade. Well done on making your own x

Craphty said...

Congrats on the birth and safe delivery! Fuschia would be my favourite but with burnt orange the two blend so well together. better order on Monday cos there won't be any left by Thursday...

X c

Kirsti said...

I LOVE THESE....and I think my favourite is Sky Blue cos it reminds me what colour the sky should be at this time of year!!!!...

Loving the Father's day cards too...the kids are fabulous - wouldn't my lot love you!!!

Have a great weekend...(((HUGS))) Kirsti x

PS Word Verification is 'hypogazz'....lol

Cath said...

Ooh, lime, methinks - the perfect pick-you-up on top of everything else. These are lovely & fresh :)

katy said...

Yum, yum, yum :D sprays look FaBuLoUs...Mmmmmmmm think my fav is pomegranate ? my favourite drink too...with a splash of vodka mind you *licks lips*

Wishing you lots of luck with launch Dyan....

Katy x

Michelle said...

Wow these look good, great colours, Pomegranate is my favourite, its bright and cheerful and would add great depth to any project, i love them! Michelle

Sue said...

Oh no! Another range of products to collect addictively. They look very tempting and I love the idea of being able to decant into samll spritzers and then tweak with perfect pearls or whatever! I can see me needing ALL the colours but today's mood say the burnt orange would be a good one to start with (but maybe that's because I burnt a chocolate cake this morning so burning is on my mind!)

YorkshireKaren said...

Lime, it's got to be lime.....even though it goes so well with the pomegranite....I know I can only pick one so it's lime, good job I don't only have to buy just 1 LOL!!

flutterbycrafter said...

I've already pre ordered mine with Ben and will be picking them up on Thursday, can't wait. Mind you, as usual, you were a bit naughty and should us a sneaky looky the other day. Congratulations Dy, they will fly off the shelves. Aren't those kids f**king talented,yes I bought the book!!! Nearly forgot, pomegranate is my favourite at this precise moment, but will change in a couple of minutes, hugs xx

kiwikris said...

Oh there is only one colour for me but you have called it lime - it should be Kiwi Green of course - my favourite colour - love it so much my kitchen walls are that colour!!!!!!
But I love all of them really - can't wait to order and get them all xxx

angie's blogspot said...

well, they would have to match my mood, soooooooooo, monday would be a bluey shade, tuesday a pinky shade (day off) wednesday a cheery orangey shade (day off again) thursday granite (back at work) friday a tealy greeny colour (no reason. So, just like you Dy I can't stick to one colour lol! enjoy your dancing xxx

chrisg said...

<< Insert mental image of Meg Ryan in When Harry met Sally faking orgasm in a deli>> YES YES YES...
...Clear mental image now LOL

I've GOTTA have some of these beauties
Ohhh now which one ??? hmmm seriously think its has to be the Lime - Oh the posibilities Will be ordering on Monday for sure Congrats on your new venture Dyan Looking forward to more new goodies for my journal

Sue said...

OMG I want them!!!!!!!!!! My fav colour is Burntorangefushiagranitehotpinkjadelimepomegranateskyblue............ Ok that is cheating, my fav is Sky Blue, love, love, love it.

maggie warke said...

Fabby new product! you are very clever. Love all the colours but I think lime is my no 1 its so zingy! I hope there are some left on tuesday as Im looking after my grandaughter on Monday. These are going to fly out I just know it.
enjoy the dance!
Maggie Warke x

Miss Natz said...

Mmmmmm I am salivating at the lime, it is delish! Scrummy! Think that has got to be my fave, although Pomegranite, another fruity one, is delish too.

Scrapcat said...

I love love love the burnt orange and the granite and the jade and the ... ok all of them, I love them all!!

Sarah said...

Oh Wow they are gorgeous! Today I'd go for fucshia, tomorrow? who knows!

Maz said...

I think Lime is my favourite - really vibrant. Love that you can decide whether you want to add shimmer...or not...! x

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Oh Dyan, you do spoil us. I cant wait to get my mitts on them, well done for being so clever.

As for your favourite colours, i would say the pinks and blues, so hotpink, fuschia, Jade and sky blue.

Virginia said...

Ohh Dyan

You're expecting us to decide on just one colour - you are having a laugh aren't you?

Well burnt orange of course looks like a mix of gorgeous sunsets and late summer sunflowers but hold on no maybe fushcia - we're in the middle of the most gorgeous summer blooms and obviously fushcia's are at a premium but so are the old english Sweet Williams that I've got on the breakfast bar that are the same colour - definitely my favourite - nope hold up granite - reminds me of the slate mines in Wales and the granite work tops I soooooooooooo admire - definitely gorgeous and go with those Blonde Moments papers I have (again not for the first time) and still love!

Hold up - hot pink - yep reminds me of my sister Melanie - absolutely vivacious and free spirits and vibrant summer souls! Wait for it just spotted Jade and well let's be honest it's beautiful and deep and soulful and relaxed and gorgeous and well just jade!

I also like lime - awakens the spirit with vibrant tones - definitely that first thing in the morning shower that you have mid summer when it's a little too warm and you have the shower on the cooler setting! Definitely my favourite, definitely - maybe not definitely because now we've got Pomegranate - reminds me of a large glass of Pimm's maybe mixed with a bit of lime it could be a jug of Pimm's with fruit? Getting closer to my favourite I'm sure

Ah Sky blue relaxed and blissful and gorgeous and relaxed and time to just be you, wow you really expect us to pick one - nope fraid not hun it's going to have to be all of them and I feel a large canvas shouting and it screaming for all those colours!

Have a beautiful weekend

Hugs

Rhayne said...

Gah, a fave?! I dislike being made to pick a favorite. What if the others get upset with me and won't let me use them? Huh? What then?!

Well, if I must, I'd go with Jade. It was a toss-up for Jade, Lime and Sky Blue (I love my greens and blues) and Jade is a bit in the middle of blue and green.

Julie said...

Wow - what a fantastic new venture for you and I love the colours!!! Think I'd have to go with Jade as my fave but closely followed by the Granite!! It's a hard pick though!! Best of luck!! Juliexx

Cat said...

Love them! Will we be trying them out at the summer art journal weekends? Maybe? Pretty please? What if I bring cake? I LOVE the granite- perhaps because i'm excited about trying it with the fuchsia-oooh- so exciting!! Xx

Diane said...

Wowzers, Dyan! How exciting is this? I think my fave colour would have to be Fuschia.....or is it Orange....?
Diane x

Cath said...

I love the new sprays, as for a fav it has to be the hot pink.
Have a great weekend.
Changed my mind it has to be Jade, no Granite no..............

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oooooooh absolutely gorgeous but which to choose hmmmm hot pink, fuschia, lime, hot pink, fuschia, lime, hot pink, fuschia, lime (thought if I kept saying them one would jump out) all of them hehe, but perhaps hot pink would certainly feature strongly for me in art journals - only just getting into them, but love to play and experiment and get inky and messy ;-)Am hoping I can use them on fabric too?
Love what everyone's been making - of course!
Anne xx

Julie said...

They are all so fantastic and why wouldn't you want them all!? If you have to make me choose it has to be Jade and Lime, sorry can't choose just one

brigitte said...

i would love to try them out. will they be available in the US? first fav lime

Wrightboysmum said...

Oh they are just lush!! Hard to choose but I'm a grey girl at the moment and Granite has my vote.
Looking forward to more appearing soon. How's the dragon?

Ruth said...

What a brilliant idea! I m like the other Ruth, torn between jade and lime, but for me the jade wins by a whisker.

Chris said...

How is one supposed to pick one colour out of those beuts!! OK so I'll choose Granite cos its different to anything I have, but thats not my favourite colour really so I'll choose jade cos I'm into green at the moment which is not normally my colour and then yet again I am a sort of pink girlie so I should choose the fushia - OMG I'll just have to buy everyone again - you do test us sometimes Dy LOL xx

Hugs from Chris x

Carol said...

Ohhhh ahhhhh....I like the Jade and the lime!!! I reckon they'll all disappear fast...sooooo gorgeous.

Sue said...

Halloween freak loves orange and lime!!!......this should be read in a "Gollum" style voice......Ok, I think I just lost the plot completely but you get the picture!!!

Lucy said...

Fan flippin tastic! A scrummy yummynous of vibrancy in a bottle. Fraid I can't pick a favourite as a girl has to have them all (naturally). Well done on filling in the gap - it needs someone oozing with creativity to do it well! Just wondering what needs a spritz of colour................

Spyder said...

Oh this is amazing Dyan, of course if you ever want/need someone to clear up... afterwards...oh M.G.! I just have to get into this, what have I been missing???Hpw am I supposed to stay sane with all those colours, am I the only person in the World to just have one colour of everything!? (favourite colour, of corse, just to try..) I'm now going to have to eat all the chocolate bisqwits in the cookie jar.
(Lyn)

Jayne C said...

Loving them all....but have got to go with Fuschia as my absolute fave!!! NEED to have them ALL of course, anyway!!!

xxx

barbara (AKA Bee) said...

Hi Dyan.....
OMG...you've gone and done it now, I NEED THEM ALL.....lol, how do you expect me to choose just one, I just love them all, ok, ok, I'll try and choose just one,for today, the choice will be..........Hot Pink, summer and opulence and energy and fun, it will liven up everything I use it on. Thanks for bringing these little beauties to us.

Bee xx

Jude said...

The Lime Green matches my new knickers so I'm votin' for that one...(love them all though!!) xx

Anneliese said...

LOL ... thought you were being quiet ! should have known you were up to something :D
Did you get the dragon pictures on FB ? ... it's considering flying to Holland, it fancies a change of scene !

Bernice said...

Anneliese and Linda are leading that poor dragon astray!!! Visits to Applebees no less!

Paper Paradise said...

Great stuff Dyan, the inks are a fantastic idea and with great vibrant colours. I would go for grey, grungy, gorgeous, grubby, gritty 'GRANITE' cos I reckon with the translucent quality, it would be fantastic over each of the other colours if you wanted to grunge them up a bit!!!!!!! x

Lynne said...

Awesome inks Dyan!! Love the Jade ! But Pomegranate is a close second....and then there's lime....okay I love them all!

Janet Wilson said...

Fuschia & Lime are my favourites. Love that colour combo

Clarky J said...

Gorgeous colours x my fav would have to be the limey green as Im really into everything citussy just now! Fabulous Dy x

Liz (Chubby Frog) said...

OOh still love all of these, but Sky Blue I think is my favourite. Also love the teal and pomegranate and fuchsia........Can't wait to get my own bottles of these beauties. They're going to fly off the shelves.

mickeymouse200430 said...

I love all the colors, but my favorite for today is the LIME. Love how bright it is. Can not wait until Monday to buy, buy buy.

olive said...

well.... looks like the 'birthing' and safe arrival went well. Congratulations Dy, sooo pleased someone else lurves bright colours, more needed. Colour has to be fuschia, or ? they are all fabby. Ciao

Anne E said...

Wow! They are all lovely so I hope you have some left when my back order Stampotique stamps arrive because I think I need them all. Difficult to pick a fav but today my fav is the GRANITE as it will look great with my new Stampotique stamps.

Jacqui said...

Definately Lime - down here in Warwickshire at a class today it was the one colour we were all looking for and amongst many brands of spray inks there wasn't a one so well done Dyan!

borgqueen said...

sky blue....like my eyes ;o) - well when they have been altered originals too on occasions!
love them all
Xxx

Candace said...

Dyan, those inks look really nice, such vibrant colours, I think the pink is adorable as I just love everything pink & girly

Candace

Annette said...

Granite deffo my fave (closely followed by burnt orange, hot pink, jade, etc, etc - do I need to go on???) - yes, I can see you all the way from France.

See you soon

Mell said...

Oh Dyan, you keeped that one quite. They look fab would love to have a go with them xx

Glen said...

Ooo...what luvverly inks and colours Dyan. I like Sky Blue the bestest because the weather here this weekend has been atrocious! The sky was grey! There was wind and rain all weekend and with the Red Arrows an' all! Boohoo. The temp was 13c so it has been VERY cold. I LOVE the blue as it is reminiscent the perfect summer sky. TFS. ~Glen~

Sandra Hall said...

Well I love the whole melting pot and I vow to have them all one way or another - by Thursday I hope if our Ben has remember my request! x x

craftyrufus said...

Oooh, they are all faulous! Picking 1 colour is cruel to all the others(and hard!!) Jade, no pomegranate, or granite or sky blue like the sky in Scotland this weekend! Okay have made my mind up ( well for 5mins anyway!) Jade.

Carmen said...

Ohhhh it's got to be the lime! How zingy is that? It practically vibrates out of the screen.

Love all that's going on on your desk(s?) at the moment - loving all the journals. Am just started on my first one - if I could just unlock the block between mind and pen I'd be ok :P

muckypup said...

Ooh, well done you! I love these - I have been using other inks in mini misters to have some jazzier colours, but now I can just buy yours - cool! P.S Please tell where you got that fab flower stencil/mask thing you have been using - I love it too!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

These colors are amazing! I want to get them all...can I get them here in America yet? Should I order them from the website??

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