Saturday, February 13, 2010

all you need is love...

fresh rubber and pigment inks...

I hope you took time to play with the pigment inks...
it's a VERY COOL & VERY FUN technique...

Here's another tag I made for my demo table...
same technique, but this uses just denim (on sale!)for the background.

The flower ( a new tim Sizzix die) is inked with butterscotch pigment(it's on sale too!) and the stem is stamped with lettuce.

The background is stamped with olive archival...
you can see that the olive REALLY makes the saying pop, when stamped in jet black archival.

If both were black...it would be flat & boring...

I stamped this background and this one with butterscotch...
over the flower layers...



Another pigment combo that I LOVE...
red pepper & lettuce...



I want to use the scallop stamp on EVERYTHING...
I think I will!

now about those wonderful comments...

Rick said...
choose #14, since it's a Valentine's Day gift...
SO...you'll be happy if your name is...

Katrina said...

You Rock!!!Thank you for the wonderful ideas
February 11, 2010 9:40 AM

because for leaving a comment...
Katrina will get a goodie package!

Please email me with your info & some goodies will be headed your way!

Now just a little FYI...
I have inside info...

I have a very special package coming...

it's donated by Justin & Alain, who own Ranger...
they make...ink! ha!

Hmmm...not sure when they will arrive...THEY???
but it's a special giveaway...

from Ranger...

JUST FOR YOU...

a simple blog comment will win...
but on what day???

guess we'll have to wait & see..........

So...all you need is love...and...fresh....

oh wait...FRESH studio 490 RUBBER has arrived...

here and here...

No long wait this time...

THANK YOU to everyone @ STAMPERS ANONYMOUS for getting them made & shipped out quickly!
You guys are THE BEST!

Enjoy this special weekend...

spend it with those you LOVE...

and in your spare time...

make art!

wendy

94 comments:

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, how gorgeous are these! I want some new rubber & ink. Alas, I just spent all my money for this week.

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW! Great minds think alike I reckon Wendy, cos my Sunday Stamper challenge theme tomorrow (which always uses a song title...)is using that song title too...and I meant to ask...one of your new stamps says...
And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make
...which is one of my FAVE songs EVER EVER EVER...are you a Beatles fan hunny? Is that something else we have in common I wondering? Love your new tags...and I am a very very very happy ink bunny this afternoon...my hands are gloriously covered in Ranger Pigment Ink and my tshirt is splatted, which means, I have made some ART...with my new rubber...which was made by Stampers Anon...and designed by...YOU! And I love them .. LOADS!
Have a FAB weekend xxx

joy said...

Oh, my! I LOVE your blog and the tags you've recently made! Can;t wait to get some of your new stamps and the new inks coming out!

helen said...

I have some of your new stamps on pre-order and really hope they get here soon as I am soooo impatient! I love that flower die, but you make it look awesome. gotta go ... make art!!

georgina said...

just cant wait to get my hands on your amazing new stamps to add to my collection, thank you, luv georginaxx

SusanK said...

Guess I won't be cleaning today cuz I want to work on more tags like these. Yesterday's was fab & so much fun. Now to get inky!

Debby said...

Really pretty effects on the tags. Need to make some art this weekend. Waiting so patiently (not) for my stuff that I have ordered!

Erica - CopperSunSilverMoon said...

I love the color combinations!
I haven't used my pigment inks in a while. Looks like I will be digging them out to play with if they haven't all dried out by now...lol!

Linda said...

Congratulations Katrina!

Both tags are fabulous Wendy!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Gillian McMurray said...

I love the shape of these tags with their scalloped edges and rounded corners. The flowers are so geat too. I can't wait for Tim's new dies.

Amy said...

These are pretty. Have a great weekend.

Erin Glee said...

Lucky you, Katrina! Congratulations and enjoy your Valentine surprise!
I need fresh rubbah... to make art!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Oooh, I think I'm liking that scallop stamp, too. Gorgeous tags!

WheatLDee said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I do love that Red Pepper/Lettuce combo. Your scallop stamp is very cute,and looks great with everything you have shown us. Thanks for the inspiration.

Juliet A said...

I love this tag - I could make a bunch of these, tie them into a banner, and bring a little spring into my house - I'm so tired of snow!

michelle said...

I think you should use the scallop stamp on everything!

Congrats to Katrina and I love your tags.

Tona said...

Love your tags!
I've been doing bathroom renovations all week. Now I just need to get some energy to Make Art lol.

buglady said...

When is that flower die coming out?! I can't wait to be able to use it. Love your new stamp sets also. Off to make an order somewhere! Thanks for showing the tags!
Aloha, Kate

Shirley said...

Contrats, Katrina. When you win something from Wendy, it is really nice. I was a lucky winner from another drawing, and was very surprised (and happy) to get one of her new stamp sets.

Anonymous said...

The new colors are beautiful--can't wait to try them with your stamps!! :) Penny in MO

denise said...

once again I am not going to get anything done around the house other than making fun stuff!! So much for housework and/or meals! I hope no one minds cold cereal again! When I grow up I want to be just like you!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wonderful tags Wendy as always ;)
Ha! I now have the inside scoop for tomorrow's Sunday Stamper hehe
Anne xx

divester said...

I like your scallop stamp too - I can't wait for my scrapbook store The Crafty Scrapper to get your stamps in so I can play. I got the Maya Road goodies just waiting on my ink and your stamps.

Linda B said...

thanks for the weekend inspiration:D

Lori said...

Congrats to Katrina! Love the tags, that technique is GREAT!

RMarija said...

I am a newcomer to your site. You have an eye for color and composition. I like the "earthiness" of the tag. I have the Distress inks and use them almost exclusively for everything I stamp.
Thanks for sharing!

Liz in MO said...

OH, OH, OH, OH. . . making art today!!!

Cyndy said...

Your tags are beautiful...must get the scallop stamp and those new ink colors...so I can make art! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous as always. I am so anxious for my preordered inks to arrive and Tim's new dies. I have several on order now just to be patient. These will be fabulous to use them on.

carpediem said...

I've had my eyes on the scallop trim stamp since your first sneak peek!!! Today's tags are awesome!!!

Jayne said...

Love that pigment technique! Also love those tim dies. They work great with your stamps. Thanks for the great examples!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

love the tags.....All this new "stuff" is breaking the budget, but so worth it. Can't wait to keep adding to my collection. Thank you for the giveaways....KH

Lauraline said...

I love these two tags, the color combos are wonderful. I guess I will need to get some of those pigment inks... I'll try to wait until my LSS receive your stamps sets to get them, but I'm not sure I'm patient enough... I can't wait to play with them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy! ty for sharing how you do these things! My stamps have not yet arrived but will soon! Just need my new inks! and...your books! so I will email you about how to get those..I think it is just great there is not much wait now for everyone..congrads to all winners...I agree...presents are too fun and surely appreciated by all! Have a great Valentine's Day! xox cher

ellen vargo said...

LOVE the new project - and ordered 4 new stamp sets from eclectic paperie the other day - can't wait to get them and start playing! very curious about the mystery package from Ranger... lots of ink-y goodness I'm sure!

ScrappyPam said...

I'm liking that scallop stamp, too!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I love those tags and I am really starting to fall in love with that scallop stamp. I love that you can change colors to make the stitching look different, I love that you can cut out the scallop, its just awesome.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Elaine Allen

Sue said...

I love the flowers and that scallop stamp has soooo many possibilities. Love using the olive green as well! Thanks! You Rock! Sue

Miss Iowa said...

AAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHH! Look at all the great stuff I missed while I was on vacation! I'm off to try to catch up.

helena said...

those tags are super cute!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to both you and Rick!
All you need is love!

Anita said...

Amazing tags!

KAT said...

Love both of the backgrounds on those tags - I just need to find some time to play! I hope both you and your hubby have a great Valentine's Day!

Wanda H said...

Beautiful tags!!! Congrats to Katrina!! What fun from Ranger!!!

mamakat said...

What is it? what is it? what is it? I like surprises, but I don't like long waits...Thank you Wendy you rock

Dianal said...

Love these tags .... can't wait till I can get my hands on the new stamp sets!! Have a great Valentines!

jan said...

Ranger love? Spun Sugar love? Leaving a little love for Wendy and her friends at Ranger!

funkycrafter said...

i definitely like the new colors. but i said i wouldn't buy new stuff until i get organized. and i have a lot of still unused stamps that i said i would use before i got more stamps. now you show us all these lovely new tags and things and my willpower is rapidly being challenged. i must run off now and organize and stamp. i can't hold out much longer

paperqueen said...

Beautiful! My stamps and inks have not arrived yet, but hopefully when I return from vacation they will be waiting for me. PLEASE!!!!!
Have a great week Wendy....I'm heading for the tropics!
Eileen in NYC (but not for long!)

Sandra said...

Love the tag.
Thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Susan said...

Love the tags - colors and designs. Thanks for all the inspiration and the giveaways! Maybe I'll win one of these days...
Happy Valentine's Day!
Susan

Rachel said...

Thank you for reminding me how much I want to try this technique. Can I send you a list of other things I need reminding about?

Cindy Trobaugh said...

I love the combination of red pepper and lettuce too. And those delicious colors make me want to do art NOW!

madelynb said...

I love that combo of red pepper and lettuce too. It looks delicious! Can't wait to see you in August at The Stamping Place. I am doing the happy dance. The dates are in my calendar. YES!!!

Kath said...

have a very happy valentines weekend with that special man of yours wendy....hope you are spoiling each other....big hugs kath xxxxx

Julie said...

Great tags! But if you are in a pinch, realizing you don't have any tags and need one to make a project right away, do you make your own tag or just recycle an old tag and make into a new one?

Linda Elbourne said...

Happy Valentine's Day Mr and Mrs Vecchi XXX

benedick4 said...

Love the tags. Keep sending, I can't wait for more.
sue

Debs Doodles and More said...

oooooohhhhh soo nice, thank you

linda said...

We're expecting our new colors to arrive this week at the store! Can't wait to start using them with your new stamps!

2amscrapper said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Wendy. Your love of art is infectious. Glad to say I know you!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

what lovely tag samples; just get one's creative juices going!! I think there's some rose art stamps in my near future!!

Kathryn said...

I love that scallop stamp, part of my favorite set of the new releases. Just can't wait for mine to arrive!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines Day . Hope it is full of love and Art. Shirley

Betty said...

I love the effects you get with the colored Archival and pigment inks! I can't wait to expand my ink collection. The scalloped stamp really gives tags a whole new image--feminine grunge.

jan said...

I'm back! It's Valentine's Day! Wishing you, the scallop stamp and the inks some love!

pooky said...

You are just so talented...Love your ideas and your humor...lol!
Happy Valentines Day:)))

Jeanne said...

OK, now I have to hunt for the stitched scallop stamp as well as Olive Archival Ink.

Sabine said...

I love all the inspiration - although it is getting expensive - all those stamps and inks and dies I really need now. Thank you so much for your creativity.

Michelle N said...

Oooooh I just love "insider information" - What could it be? What could it be? Please don't make us wait too long!!!

Heidi said...

Just waiting for my new stamps and ink to arrive! Then I can play!!

Anonymous said...

yeah! got my stamps today! have to go play! just want my inks to come soon! and why am I having a hard time finding grunge paper???? grrr! hope you had a great Valentines! I DID! cher

Dawn said...

Hey Wendy, Your ears should have been burning yesterday. Ted from
STAMPERS ANONYMOUS and I were talking about you and the EWV group. I had a great time. Thank you for all that you do for all of us out here!
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Thanks for the link to Simon Says Stamps! I'm getting the set with the scallop stamp, and both the Coffee & Olive Archival inks! Yayyyyy! Gotta save some money for that new book of yours! Happy Valentine's Days Rick & Wendy!--Stephanie

Anonymous said...

oh no, decisions decisions. Where should i start with all your stamping goodness??? Be still my beating heart. Happy Valentine's Day! : )april

Darla said...

Two beautiful pieces of ART on Valentine's Day....LOVE, love, love your style Wendy! I am so jealous that some of the gals on Everything Wendy get to join you for classes! They know how lucky they are! Hope you & Rick had a wonderful day & took some time to celebrate.
Darla

Sue McGettigan said...

Fabulous tags Wendy, I can see why you LOVE that scallop stamp :)

Barbara said...

Wonderful tags! Thanks for the inspiration! I think you're right - that scallop stamp is quite useful!

lilacandplum said...

Happy Valentine's Day - congrats to Katrina...when will the book be ready??? Can't wait to see it....more snow tomorrow here...hope you avoid it...who would ever think that on Friday the 12th of February 49 states had at least some snow on the ground...your tags remind me that spring might come someday...nonnie

kkaisu said...

Lovely valentines tags! Thanks for the inspiration.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Thanks for all of your inspiration!

pickles99 said...

love, love, love what you're creating lately! i definitely need some olive archival ink. love how the black pops against it! a fab combo! thanks for the ideas and the yummy art!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my.... I just saw your tag over at Simon Says Stamp, which refered back to you blog.... I'm in awe.... such gorgeous work. Love all your designs of the new stamps too. In every set their are stamps that a crafter just MUST HAVE.
Thanks for all the inspiration. Loved the walk around on your blog.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my.... I just saw your tag over at Simon Says Stamp, which refered back to you blog.... I'm in awe.... such gorgeous work. Love all your designs of the new stamps too. In every set their are stamps that a crafter just MUST HAVE.
Thanks for all the inspiration. Loved the walk around on your blog.

Lillian Child said...

What sweet tags! And there's nothing better than the smell of fresh rubber (stamps, that is - can't wait).

Joyce said...

The color combos are fantastic! Thanks for always giving us such great ideas!

Mall Rat said...

Love the tags .. the color and technique is so cool. I agree the scallop stamp can be used on everything !!! I can't wait to see all the is yet to come .. thanks Wendy . Have a great day !!

Linda Wilson said...

Wendy, we went to the stamp convention in Columbia SC on Saturday 2/13 and saw your idea board, stamps and book at the Stampers Anonymous booth and our whole group feel in love with it. I din't notice the scallop stamp and I wish I had , because I agree I think I would get a lot of use out of it. Have a great day!!!

Linda Wilson

Betty said...

Love the tags.Can't wait until my scallop stamp arrives! Are you taking orders for your book yet?

KAREN said...

Wendy, I LOVE all the tags!!!!The color combos are AWESOME!!! I can't wait til my new supplies start rolling in so I can PLAY!!! Thanks for all your inspiration!!!!

GiddyGardener said...

Hope you don't tire of the same accolades over and over, but I love your tags and the colors are fabulous. Thanks also for the tutorial, it helped alot.

Anonymous said...

Awesome tag and technique! Thanks for sharing!! Can't wait to get your stamps!!!! stampinbetsy@yahoo.com

lori said...

love this tag!! i can't wait to get some of the new cha stuff to create with myself!!!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful---Love all of the ink combinations! Thanks Wendy

patty w said...

How exciting ! Gorgeous tag!