Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wendy Vecchi Classes

Last weekend Wendy Vecchi came to Memory Bound store in Ankeny, Iowa and I was able to take 2 of her classes. I had an absolutely fabulous time!!! This is a picture of me and Wendy.

This is a picture of Wendy near the beginning of the first class.

The first class was a technique class. This is a picture of all the tags I did. We used Distress Inks, Paint Dabbers, and Adirondack Pigment Inks.

The second class I took was a Maya Road mini chipboard book . This is a picture of my whole book put together.

These are the fronts of all the pages.

These are the backs of all the pages.

I was also the winner of a goodie package in the first class. Lots of fun stuff to use!!!

If you ever have the chance to take any of Wendy's classes, I highly recommend them. She is a wonderful teacher!!!!!

At the beach ATC

The base is corrugated cardboard with some of the top ripped off... painted with Adirondack paint dabbers blue and white.. brown and white dabbers pounced around the edges. Flourish (Studio 490) stamped with white dabber. Girl collage image (Quietfire Design) cut out with deckle scissors and added to card. German scrap silver fish colored with Sharpie markers and added front half to card. Took a scrap of vellum and stamped the flourish on it with Adirondack pigment inks cloudy blue and snow cap... glued it to card leaving the top loose to roll forward a bit. Bird is punched from white cardstock and colored with distress inks. "By The Sea" handwritten, cut out, edged with distress ink.

Chipboard Hanging

Maya Road Chipboard scalloped circle... colored with distress inks... stamped a Studio 490 background that was "inked" with a mix of distress ink sprayed with Perfect Pearls on a craft sheet and also stamped with another background using Adirondack snow cap pigment ink. Bird is stamped onto grungepaper with Adirondack pigment ink and cut out... stamped flourish with Adirondack jet black and added white highlights with Inkssential pen. Inkssential pen also used to make white dots. Leaves are stamped onto grungepaper with distress ink, cut out and then Distress Stickled. Words stamped on a scrap of background made with distress inks. Butterflies punched from same.

Birthday Card

A birthday card for a friend. Backgrounds made with alcohol inks. Stamp from Studio 490. Border punch - Martha Stewart. Gold Smooch used to make the gold dots.

Wedding Card

Couple image (The Stampsmith) stamped onto glossy white cardstock using Archival Ink jet black, color added with chalks and then sprayed with Krylon workable fixative. Quote image (LennaLines) also stamped with jet black. Red cardstock layer embossed with Cuttlebut folder. Chipboard heart (Maya Road) colored with gold paint dabber, edged with red glitter glue and 2 gem stickers added. "Stitching" done with Micron pen.

ATC Springtime Dreams

Not sure (that would be can't remember) what I used for color on the background of this atc. Leaves image (Studio 490) stamped along bottom. Collage image (Paper Imagery Designs). Paper flowers (Prima), glitter glue in the centers. "Springtime Dreams" computer generated.

Dove Wrappers

The saying on each one of these atcs came from a Dove candy bar wrapper. I tore them out, layered them on a scrap of brown cardstock, tore that and went around the edges with the brown Adirondack paint dabber. The background for each of these started with some paper a friend and I did quite some time ago. We each took watercolor paper, covered it with either heavy gel medium or molding paste (Golden brand), pressed in bubble wrap (I used a piece with small bubbles over part of the paper and a piece with large bubbles over the rest), let it mostly dry, pulled off the bubble wrap, finished letting it dry and then painted it. For these atcs I cut the bases from this paper and then stamped a text image over the pieces and took the brown paint dabber to the edges. Next I layered on various things I had laying near my space...

this first atc has grungepaper flowers cut with the new Tim Holtz Alterations die (stamped with Studio 490 dots) and a small Maya Road velvet flower in the center.

This 2nd atc uses paper ribbon (punched from white cardstock using a Martha Stewart punch and colored), paper flowers (Prima) and gems, and a metal butterfly (Making Memories).

This is a felt flower (don't know who it's from) and a metal flower (Spare-Parts).

Lace trim, paper flowers (Prima), and a metal butterfly (Making Memories).

Flowers cut from fabric and lace using Tim Holtz's Alterations die. Metal flower in center (Spare-Parts).

Some ATCs

Happy Saturday!!! Yes, I'm still around... we have been very busy working on the addition that is getting closer and closer to being done!! I have fit in some art time over the past couple of months and will making some posts today to share those items.

Here I'm sharing 3 atcs. All 3 use Studio 490 stamp images and mostly distress inks. The small butterflies and the small bird are all punches. The large bird is stamped onto grungepaper using Adirondack pigment ink, cut out and the words stamped on using Archival ink jet black... white dots added to the word "FLY" with the inkssential pen. Black dots added to butterfly atc with a Glaze pen. Stitching added to bird atc with a Micron pen.