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Friday, July 25, 2008

5 photos on Friday...

Thanks again to all those who sent photos. I appreciate it a LOT!

Ann sent this shot showing a portion of the Stampers Anonymous booth. Tim now has 50 sets of stamps. How cool is that! I'm wayyyyyyyyy behind with only 7 sets! But...the next series is on the drawing board! YIPPEE!

Here's a demoing photo from Sharon. That's Patti Behan (second from the left). She works for Ranger. On the far right is Cecile, my friend.

Another demo shot...Linda ( Scrapbook Friend'z) is straight ahead in the blue.

YIKES!! When did I get soooooooo old?? Wouldn't you think SOMEONE would "photoshop" out the wrinkles?? Nice friends, I have...NOT!

Now on to the art...

This was fun. I was wondering how I could combine Ranger's new Snow Cap white pigment ink with other products.

The stamping was done with Snow Cap white & then I used Ranger's distress inks over it. I like the look of the pastels.

The flower is worn lipstick, the petals are peeled paint & the background is faded jeans.

And the stamps you ask??? studio 490, of course! "Journey" is tim's, the background, flowers & leaves are studio 490.

And I almost forgot this. I got several emails telling me that the links on the left @ the Stampers Anonymous site all lead back to page 12. I forwarded this info to Jackie. Give her a bit to get this fixed.

Until then, just use the arrows on the bottom of each page. they are working just fine.

And for the questions about the acrylic covers for studio490 stamp storage...I've asked Ted & Michelle to let me know the prices & when they will be available on the site. I'll update here when I hear back from them.

Here's one of the demo tags I made using Perfect Pearls and Ranger's new Picket Fence (white) crackle paint.

The flowers is by Maya Road.

The flower center is tim's Idea-ology philosophy tag & the stem is a studio490 stamp.

I rubbed frayed burlap distress ink over the flower to accentuate the cracks. It's hard to see, but I used the Perfect Medium pad on the petal edges & added some Perfect Pearls. Magically, the pearls only stick to the Perfect Medium, so you have total control of the shimmer. FUN stuff!

Perfect Pearls were mixed in a mini mister with some faded jeans reinker & water to make the background. I'll show you how in a blog posting soon.

That's it for today!
Have a GREAT ARTY weekend!


Jessica said...

Great photos, Wendy!

I'm so tickled that I have in my possession a Studio490 Wendy original tag! I love it!

Have a great weekend!

Dylan said...

Hi my LUVVLY friend. Glad to hear you had a fab time demoing , told you you would be fine diddnt I? Bet you missed not having such a lively roomie - Not!! My blog has changed to

Loving your work!!!!!

Linda Cain said...

Good stuff!!! Love the stem. And the Idea-ology tags are very addictive, heh?'re hot! Keep it up!

Debby said...

Thank you for all the great inspriation today. This is wonderful. Wendy, I don't know who told you that you are "old" but you look amazing to me.

Susie Lang said...

Old?!? Wrinkles?!? I noticed no such things. Just the cutest little blond pixie with the sparkle in her eyes and her awesome art!

Erin Glee said...

Great photos, great samples, great fun!

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Wendy!
Welcome to Stampers Anonymous!!!! I totally LOVE your stamp images and designs!!!! I'm in the Stampers Anonymous Yahoo group and am SO glad to joined such a wonderful company with such talented artists!!!! Enjoy!!!!