Sunday, April 22, 2012

Embellish Your Art

I had a little time to play yesterday, actually a lot of time as I was home all day waiting for some much needed new furniture to arrive!! It was supposed to be here between 1-4, it finally arrived at 9:20 pm! Seriously!! Needless to say I was a little peeved and I think I wore a path out in the carpet going to look out the window to see if they were coming!! I had given up on them and then they showed up, thank goodness I wasn't soaking in the tub or already for bed! lol

So while I waited I started playing with Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi new Embellish Your Art pieces from Blossom Bucket, Inc. I seen them in person at CHA and they are the cutest little things. I had talked my boss into ordering some at CHA and they arrived in the store on Thurs. YIKES over the moon excited here!! So cute!! All of Wendy's products are fabulous!! Her stamps, art parts, clearly for art modeling film, now embellishments absolutely FABULOUS!!
On this piece I used Wendy's Art Parts film strip frames, scrolls, bird & umbrella, the little frame is from Maya Road all stamped with Wendy's stamps. The button, bottle, flower & heart are Wendy's new Embellish Your Art pieces. I used Wendy's Faux Crazed Glass technique on the bottle, then used alcohol ink to color it, it got a little darker then I wanted but still looks fab!! I added a little color to the flower using Ranger Sepia Archival Ink. The heart was inked using Ranger Vermillion Archival Ink then stamped with Wendy's dotted background stamp. I used Ranger Adirondak Gold Paint Dabber on the button. Love, love, love these little embellishments!! Can't wait to create something with the lips & glasses!! Check out Wendy's blog for a lot of inspiration!!

Thanks so much for the comments on my last post, always appreciated!!

Have a good one!!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Inspiration Studio 490

Happy Easter weekend everyone!
Over on Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is Inspiration Studio 490. I just couldn't sit this one out and had to make something. I love Studio 490...Wendy Vecchi stamps, art parts etc. Wendy is so talented, her creativity is fabulous! Super nice lady!! ♥
So I had been trying to think of something to make for a different project I had been working on and woke up one morning and had an idea for curlers. Don't ask where that one came from, maybe I had a nightmare about using them again!! lol I remember sleeping with those things in my hair, ouch!! Don't want to ever go back to that!! So then I read the challenge for SSSS and put the idea into place. I think I giggled at every curler I glued down! lol I used the telephone art part Wendy had made & signed the back that she gave me at CHA. So I didn't want to glue it down to something and cover the back, so hence the spool art part. So here is my piece curlers and all...

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101

Feeling good today!! I had the day to myself yesterday and started working on my class projects for Creative Chemistry 101. I ended up working on them ALL day, seriously started around 8:00 am and finished around 9:00 pm. Once I started working on them I couldn't quit, it was so much fun to try all of the techniques! The class was outstanding, I learned so much! The other day a customer came in the store and was asking about the difference between some of the products distress ink, spray wash, alcohol ink etc. I couldn't believe what was flying out of my mouth, I shocked myself that I actually new what I was talking about!! lol The customer bought one distress ink pad and a blending tool. The next day the customer came back in and had loved the distress ink and bought a few more of them and some spray wash. So this class not only helped me learn the difference of the different products for myself but it has helped in selling the product also!! Love it!! So a big thank you to Tim Holtz for doing this online class, it was the most informative class I have ever taken, THANK YOU!! Thank you to Mario to for all the BTS, you're the best!!
So here are my tags I made, I showed day 2 & 5 previously. Some of them turned out ok some not, some of them do look better in person you know my great photography skills!! lol

Day 3

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Day 9

Day 10

Have a good one!!