Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Tuesday tip & our first guest artist...

Here's a GREAT tip, from my friend Lisa Visel. Attach a pop dot to your adhesive & insert a pin. Whenever you need to unclog the tip...the pin is right there where you need it. No more searching. Simple, cheap & VERY effective. THANKS Lisa! You're a genius!!

Now on to our first guest artist.......

Deborah Lewis was one of the winners in our Stampers Anonymous stamp giveaway last month. She actually got her stamp inky and was the first to send me a scan. She was also kind enough to include the instructions for creating this masterpiece.
It's fun to see how stamps can be used in so many ways.

Take a look at this.................Deborah's work of art...

Here's the instructions that she sent.

I stamped on white paper using the Stampers Anonymous stamp and color box pigment ink "Dune."

Then I used the liquid from my gold leafing pen and with a nib and highlighted areas of one of the squares in the stamp.

I pulled out my T!m Holtz Fragments for the first time and added some Glossy Accents to adhere it to the square. Using my craft knife I trimmed around the fragment.

Using my gold leafing pen I edged around the fragment.

I attached the rose clasp with super glue. I sealed the back with a layer of Glossy Accents, then added the lace and grundgeboard, gold leafed, pounded to death (w/ T!m's hammer) wings.

This is my pendent for a necklace and I'm going to use the other three to make them especially for my best friends.

I hope for my very first attempt it was okay. Thanks you to Wendy for pushing and teaching. Thanks to Michelle for the stamp. It's beautiful.

So are you impressed?? I am!! THANKS for sharing, Deborah!!

Whenever the other 3 winners are ready...send me a scan & you'll be the next guest artist!!

I'll be headed east on Friday to Absolutely Everything , in Topsfield Ma., for classes on Saturday & Sunday. We'll be playing with some fun stuff. Chipboard, fragments, grungeboard, stamps & ink. Kate & I have a fun weekend planned. If you're in the area, please stop by & visit.

*** Don't forget...if you'd like the sheer scallop card I made...leave a comment. We'll have another "scientific" drawing on Monday!

That's it for Tuesday.
Enjoy your day!


fun oldie said...

How pretty is Deborah's piece. She used things that are new to me. I'll have to check them out and learn about them. It's inspiring to see all the talent out there. Loved the scolloped card and have already checked out the scolloped base. Like your card idea better than using them for an album. Thanks for being so refreshing in your art. diana

Linda Cain said...

Absoutely STUNNING!!! What a wonderful work of ART! Terrific job, Deborah!

borcherding said...

Uh oh! P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E to create something when I receive my book. YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I can, I think I can!! :-)
Happy Tuesday! peace and blessings, Cindy


ooh and wendy the reason I NEED the sheer card you made... because at present there is no way i could make it... but if i have your gorgeous one .. i could copy and maybe my ink dreams could start from there...

never know your luck in a small town right... LOL

love the guest design idea ...


Sudie said...

Deborah's art is simply beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration (and instructions).

Blessings, Sudie

NanaBeth said...

No need to include me in the Rak but I had to tell you-the scallop card is just beautiful. And I love the tip on the Bazill scallop edges. You're the queen!

Glee-scrap said...

Great job on your Art piece, Deborah! I'm glad you were brave enough to go first...I won a stamp at the same time you did, and I did make some things with it , but was it "good enough"? Nahh. I'll go try a few more times...I can do this(she said with confidence).

Robin Beam said...

I soooooo wish I was able to come up and Bother you, er, uhm, I mean, Enjoy taking your classes at Kate-a-licious'store!

Inky Hugs,

Carole said...

Fabulous - love the piece !!! I also am totally in love with the sheer Maya Road ~ we have a crop this weekend and I think I may have to try it ~

Lisa V said...

Deborah did a lovely job--it's beautiful!!! People are so creative--Wendy is helping us stretch our art-minds and we love her for that!!!

Thanks, Wendy, for including my little tip--sometimes the simplest solutions are a huge help.

Good luck this weekend--you'll do great like you always do. :-)


Cecile Nichols said...

Deborah, your piece is lovely! You made a very feminine, yet not too froofie, piece that has a Victorian look to it! Very nice!! Keep up the great art!


Pam said...

I'm so happy I found your blog! The scallop card is simply stunning!


Lulu said...

Love your blog, your work is so inspiring!!! :)

Venkat said...

I enjoy looking at your creations. Your work is really lovely and inspiring. Priya