Friday, October 17, 2008

Random public service announcements...

Last Thursday I got to visit with Cheryl & Megan @ Tenseconds.

I got this really cool alphabet mold & the new 40 gauge metal in BLACK!

I'm supposed to be making kits & getting instructions I purposely did not open these packages. It about killed me... I held off as long as I could. Yesterday I gave in & took a 15 minute break. Here's what I did...

I ran the cardstock (Cuttlebug embossing folder) & the metal ( tenseconds mold) thru the Big Shot........and made this on my break. TOTALLY fun & oh sooooooo simple.

After I sanded the metal, I applied Ranger's cranberry alcohol ink...It looks better in person...this is NOT a good photo.

The chipboard scrolly thing was spritzed with Maya Mist, in silver. There's no sun here, so you can't see the slight shimmer...but I assure you, it's really cool.

So, if I didn't LOVE the Cuttlebug/Big Shot before...I REALLY LOVE it now. It's so quick & easy to make metal embellishments. Try it!!!!!!

Cheryl made a GREAT CD with LOADS of info & sayings, words & alphabets. There's a gallery included too.
Can't take a class...get the CD and start playing.

Next...a reminder about Maya Road's "Home for the Holidays" contest. You gotta enter to win. Get going!!


If any blog friends win...I'll send them an extra goodie package as a THANK YOU for being a blog reader.

And...come back Monday for a VERY SPECIAL giveaway.

Your comment will give you a chance to win...

A book...signed by the artist...

Here's a little huh?? I sent Cate some questions...we'll hear what she has to say...stay tuned!

And a little teaser.............I got to play...Ranger sent samples of the new METALLIC CRACKLE PAINTS. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are totally awesome.

Plus...I did something a little different...a fun technique, that combines products.
I'll share as soon as I might even show up on the Ranger site someday...I'll let you know when.....

Be watching for them @ your LSS. Antique bronze...brushed pewter...tarnished brass...Take it from me...You'll NEED all 3 of these guys. REALLY fun play!

Have a great weekend. I'll be with my friends @ Scrapbook Friend'z in Bloomington, Illinois...we'll be creating the Make it Merry holiday hanging. We'll combine chipboard, grungeboard, ink & tons of stamps from...studio490. It's never too early to start on Christmas gifts & home decor.

Hope to see you there!

Make ART!


Debby said...

Good Morning Wendy

I love your "break" project! Be safe this weekend and have a blast!!

After teaching a class last night and sharing a lot of what you taught me in Charleston my students want to start a special group called "The Girls of Grunge." They are a hoot! We will probably do it. LOL

Sarah said...

Be careful! That Ten Seconds Studio stuff has an addictive quality!!

lori said...

i wanna take a 15 minute break with you! that metal alpahbet heart is to die for (embossing die, no pun intended, okay...yes it was!!;)!! )

i also love your winter wall hanging with the cool metal chain!! love, love, love it!! thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity. enjoy bloomington, that's a great store!!

Mary said...

Wendy these are great ideas. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us here in Maine. I love my Cuttlebug and embossing folders. There is so much you can do with them. Today I am going to take a folder and put verse a mark ink on it and put it thru the cuttlebug machine to emboss the design and them put clear embossing powder on the wet ink them heat. That gives a raised cleared embossed image to glue die cut butterflies onto. Fabulous card. That is what I am doing right now.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow I am totally in love with your creations. Embossing that metal looks fantastic. Totally beautiful thanks for sharing.
kim x

borcherding said...

SUPER cool!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Sharon said...

You did this on your break?? You rock ... that is tooo awesome ... love the alpa embossing ... i want to play with 10 second stuff sooo bad and just haven't had the chance yet ... YET!

Linda Cain said...

Ten Seconds Studio metal is WONDERFUL with the Cuttlebug folders....I love this stuff!!!
Just got mine and am at it again today!!!!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I totally relate to the work before play problem. I have a hard time focusing on my work, when something fun is looking at me. I love the metal piece you did. I can't wait to see about that book. I have seen it and am coveting it badly! The store ordered the metallic paints just don't know when they are coming....cannot wait. I love to play. Hope the girls in Bloomington love you as much as we did! :)

Sudie said...

Holy smokes! I am loving that alphabet yumminess. wow! so cool. and drooling just thinking of those metallic crackle paints. oh, my! one little post, big time inspiration. thanks!

Denise said...

Wendy, what a wonderful project! I love all the texture!....

BTW, I found your blog through the Studios article - congratulations on the cover! Hope we get to meet someday - I leave just "up the road" in Mendota!

Mary W said...

Wendy...AWESOME stuff!!! I can't wait to get the metallic crackle paints! I'm looking forward to seeing your project(s).

Talk to you soon! Mary