Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Paper Crafts + Tuesday = a BLOG HOP!

Get ready for some fun & LOADS of art inspiration...

Here's the scoop...
which involves the "top secret" project I mentioned last week...

I want to tell you that...

Paper Crafts magazine recently released their latest special issue called "Go-to Sketches"...

Here it is...TA-DA!



I was excited when my friend Kim Hughes asked me to contribute to a blog hop along with four other designers using a sketch found within the magazine.

The blog hop begins at the Paper Crafts Connection blog.
Three winners will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of Go-to Sketches. YIPPEE! I REALLY hope it's someone from here!

Commenting on as many blogs as you can will increase your chances of winning.
That makes sense!

Comments are good...
really good...
and you gotta enter to win! You already KNOW that!

Comments close at midnight on Thursday, April 8th and winners will be announced on the Paper Crafts Connection blog.

Below is what Kim sent...
My assignment was to create "SOMETHING", using her sketch and to make it studio 490 style...





So...
Kim's sketch...
inspired me to make this...





I used lots of my favorites...
grungepaper, Ranger's distress inks, Maya Road trinkets, Tim Holtz idea-ology, Tim's new Sizzix dies...
and LOTS of studio 490 stamps.


And as you can see...
it's loaded with goodies...



Below are Kim's friends who are also playing along:
I guarantee that you'll find TONS of inspiration on the following blogs...

Alicia Thelin:http://scrappybetties.blogspot..com/
Angie Hagist:http://www.angiehagist.blogspot.com/
Carly Robertson:http://carlyrobertson.typepad.com/
Jennifer McGuire:http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com/

All of the Paper Crafts Go-to Gals are playing along as well....so there's even more eye candy!

Here are their blog links so that you can see what they and their 5 friends have created using one of their sketches.

Betsy Veldman:http://scrapbookgirl.typepad.com/
Jessica Witty:http://www.jesswitty.blogspot.com/
Kim Kesti: http://kimberlykesti.typepad.com/
Maren Benedict:http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/
Teri Anderson:http://terisplace.wordpress.com/

The moral of today's story?
SKETCHES are very fun and blog hops are too!


Grab a beverage, sit back & RELAX...
and let the hopping begin...

I'm certain that after visiting all the blogs, you'll be inspired to...

make art!
wendy
ps...THANKS KIM...that was FUN!

182 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Ok ... lock all your doors and windows lady ... I want that bag ... let me rephrase ... I really really want that bag. That is the sign of pure creative genius ... a simple sketch and look what you made ...
LOVE LOVE LOVE it X

joy said...

What an adorable creation you made from that sketch, Wendy! I love it. And, I just got my Stampers Sampler yesterday - loved your pages and artwork!!! Congrats to a very talented lady.

Gotta' do some hoppin' now - would love to win that book!

Helen said...

Great sketch and amazing bag that you've created. Don't listen to Linda up above,I want it....lol

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow that is amazing Wendy! I love everything about it except that it's at your house and not mine! LOL

Nancy said...

How sweet, Wendy! I can so see it hanging in my granddaughters' bedroom - guess I'll have to make one, since I doubt you'll send this one to me! *lol*

Will blog hop this evening - what fun!

paperqueen said...

I'm off to blog hop! If the rest of the projects even come close to the beauty and creativity of yours, it will be time well spent.
Awesome bag, Wendy!
Eileen in NYC

Kim said...

Too cute, Wendy! Let's see--yesterday you mentioned that you "noticed flowers on everything...purses, shoes, etc." and today you show us a purse with flowers! Coincidence? I think not!! Gorgeous little handbag--can't wait to visit the rest of the blogs!!!

Helena said...

LUV that purse :)))

I'll do just like you told me: grab a drink and relax and start hopping.

Kel said...

WOw. Just wow. That is just amazing. I am floored that is handmade. wow....

Anonymous said...

HOLY COW!!! Your bag is just darling. I am so excited to have so much to do today - hopping! Here I go...Marijane

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I love that bag! Love the Maya Road Trinket pins (I'm addicted to them). What did you use in the center of the flowers and the butterfly? And did you sandwich a Tim Holtz spinner between your butterflies? I really love your take on Kim's sketch. Genius!

Elaine Allen

Sarah said...

Wow! Absolutely jaw-dropping! LOVE it!

Scrapthat said...

Love your bloomin' purse!! GREAT work as always! TFS

Crafty Engineering said...

Awesome! Just love the distressed nature of the whole thing!

Laurie (Wally) said...

Oh Wendy and art you made... Love your take on this sketch

kmassman said...

LOVE it!

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

Love the grunge feel of this one! The chain is a great unexpected detail!

Primitive Seasons said...

Wendy the purse is gorgeous. Another winner for you girlfriend! Love all the little extras you added.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

scrappingnana said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous. All the details are just amazing. Great job.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is awesome and super duper inspiring. I just love your take on this sketch. The details, colors, and bling is just over the top.

Heather said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in the blog hop.

Jessica said...

wow!!!!! love your take on the sketch! such awesome details!

Michelle said...

Oh my the embelishments!! amazing stuff, and such great inspiration:-)
Love it!

Agata said...

Such a cool take on that sketch! Love it!

Betty-Ann said...

The trinkets handle is adorable!

benedick4 said...

Your purse is sooooooo cute! It would make a great Mother's Day Card.
Sue

Amy said...

Fabulous Design!

Stephanie Smith said...

Love the flowers and the chain used for the purse handle.

snarflemarfle said...

Oh.Wow.

There is nothing more to say...

Julia Aston said...

what gorgeous flowers! love the chain handle too - a super creation!

Nina said...

Beautiful card/purse! So fab with all the layers....awesome.

Scrap Happy Mommy said...

What a great inspiration your creation is! Love, love, love the flowers on it.

SusanK said...

Lovely! This would make another swell Mom's Day present. Maybe you'll bring it to show this Saturday????

Liz in MO said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! It is fun to see the different styles from one sketch, love yours the best.

Ashley Harris said...

What a great take on the sketch!

aldebaran said...

Love the butterfly and the layers upon layers of goodness!

- Bridget N

Etta said...

And, just how appropriate is this! Fitting INDEED for our spring flower gardens! For once, I just happen to have some of these in my collection of goodies. Kinda doubt mine would end up looking like yours! Great inspiration, Wendy!

michelle said...

That is so cool now I want that bag hanging on my wall I have just the spot. . . and I had things to get done but I think it will have to wait till after I am done hopping. . .

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wow! This is super fabulous!

mjaguiar said...

WOWSER! WONDERFUL!!!

marilyn said...

OK, What's not to love??? Love the distressing, the flowers, the chain handle, and just everything!!! AWESOME!

Winter said...

Cute! I love it! :)

ScrappyPam said...

I love what you did with the sketch! It's so YOU and so beautiful!

Donna said...

This is a beautiful design of the sketch. Wow is about all I can say, I'm very impressed. TFS

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Debby said...

Love your creation! Very clever and so pretty.

connie said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE all the details and embellishments!

LMcBurney said...

Your bag is gorgeous! I would love to see how you put it together in a video. Keep up the fantastic job on your sketch challenges.

Donna said...

Fabulous darling, just fabulous!

It is great to see what people can do with a sketch!

Off and hoppin!

Suz said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful. thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Sue D said...

Very artistic creation using this sketch!

Lori said...

What a fantastic interpretation of the sketch, it's so YOU! he he! I love it and I want to make one right now!

Stephanie Johnson said...

WOW! this is so amazing & gorgeous! great job :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the purse!! Any chance you you will include it in your giveaway--would look soooo cute in my art room---HINT, HINT. :)

Finally found a copy of Stampers Sampler--so cute!! Penny

Anonymous said...

Can I comment twice in a day? Hope so. Just completed (three hours, two "numb buns", a coffee break, a few happy detours and 37 comments later) the blog hop! What fun! My 37th comments was to vote for you as the BEST. Thanks for making my morning so much fun. Marijane

charlotte said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! THIS IS MY FAVOURITE!! I adore all of those Ranger and Tim Holtz products! Thanks for sharing this spectacular card!!!!

debbie susee said...

Nice! Very rustic and distressed. A look I am working on achieving.

Jennifer said...

So...how do you get that beauty into an envelope? :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

OMG, if that isn't purse-fecto! I am just luvin' what you did here. I need that book! Thanks for the heads up.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

WOW! That is the most beautiful thing ever! I love love love it! I'm so glad I found your blog through this hop!

Jennifer Moore said...

Cute creation.

Rebecca said...

That is so awesome

JulieHRR said...

What an intriguing take on the sketch! Wonderful detail!

dannisdoodles said...

so awesome in every way!

Atticelf said...

What a fun, grungy take on this sketch - nice job!

Amy said...

Wow, love all the details - beautiful!

rudie2shoes said...

Amazing card!

Shanarun said...

Fantastic! Love everything about it!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

This is such a perfect combination of shabby and cute, love the flowers you created!! Great take on the sketch!

mustangkayla said...

Oh man, did you ever ROCK that sketch! Seriously blew it out of this world! INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE work!

Leslie said...

This is my fave! Love grungy stuff.

kkaisu said...

Love it! I will be playing with my new memo pins today and just may use this sketch as inspiration. Thanks for the pins and maya road journaling scroll coasters.

Helen F. said...

This is such a great purse~I want one for my very own :P Love all the flowers and DP you used on this fun sketch.

Jo said...

WOW! I'm with all the others, I want this purse! Thanks for the inspiration!

Summer Braxton said...

Whoa... you are a rockin original. Fabulous!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! What a beautiful purse!

Tami B. said...

Hops are so fun! I'd love to have a real purse just like this one. Gorgeous.

Betty said...

OH, OH, OH!!!!! What an absolutely adorable piece of art! Love it!

Angy said...

Oh, I love this...so amazing!

Playing with Paper said...

I LOVE this bag!! It is Awesome!!!! WOW this just blows me away!!

Sharon said...

Wowsers! I'm loving the vintage look of your purse.

Sharon

Whimsey said...

OH MY; love what you've done, so vintage, so distressed, so stinkin' cool! :D

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the antique look!

Anonymous said...

wow! this is so cool..the florals and chain and stamping...they all just make me want to go play..I just might!
-sheryl
mickhmr2010@sbcglobal.net

terisplace said...

Hi Wendy!
Goodness! Knock it out of the ballpark beautiful your card it!

Teri

Meredith said...

stunning. i love the vintage and distressed look. TF the inspiration.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, so love your take on this!

Sharon said...

Ohh, edgy. I like!!!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, that is really amazing! Looks like it took forever with all the detail!

Rona said...

very very pretty!! love it

jan said...

Aaaahhhhh! So pretty! Great details as always Wendy!

Betty said...

Sounds like great fun!! I love YOUR entry!!

Sandi M said...

I'm so glad I popped onto your blog today to refresh my memory about inks from the Q/A session the other day. I LOVE your interpretation of the sketch! Gosh - I just can't earn money fast enough to keep collecting all your awesome stamps. It's a tough decision which set to choose each time I have a little pot of money :)

grammydglc said...

Great looking purse....

Karey said...

When i saw your name on the list, I could wait to see how you used the sketch.
OHHHHHHHHHHHHH! So beautiful, love the chain, too.

Noblekatt said...

holy moly, that looks like you put alot of time into it! wow!

karahoward said...

Very cute!!

Jenny McGee said...

Ilove how you made the flowers popping out the top. So cute.

Nancy said...

WOW, this is fabulous, a true work of art.

*charygirl said...

Wonderful job with all the stamps.

dazey said...

Wow! That's turly a work of art.

Elise said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Everything looks so nice together! I love it!

susan said...

I am so glad I saw this card! I love your style. I want to follow your blog. You have adorable stuff.
Thanks for sharing.

DeniseB said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love it!
DeniseB

Donna said...

Yours must be the most detailed. Great work!

pat said...

Wendy that is amazing! I saw Kims earlier, and it was precious. BUT WOW, you are so creative, and not afraid to mix it up!
Hugs, Pat SMith

Jessica Canham said...

Wow, that's pretty cool! Love the embellishing with the stick pins.

Dawn said...

Your purse is beautiful Wendy- you are the queen of crafting! Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

pink said...

Pretty!

Barb M. said...

Wow, that's a card. Amazing!

Erika M. said...

Simply amazing!

Cynthia B. said...

All the dimension you've created on this card is amazing!!

WheatLDee said...

Love your take on the sketch. Wendy- you never cease to amaze. It really is in the details, yours are beautiful!

c said...

Amazing card - I love it.

NitaBugg said...

This is screaming SPRING. I think this is my fav so far!

Karen B. said...

Oooh, that chain is the best!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Love Love Love It! You give such attention to every detail...that's what makes it So Fabulous!

Angela said...

Your design is awesome...love all of the details you included. Thanks for sharing.

Tona said...

Omgosh! Your little purse is just adorable! I love everything about it.

KAT said...

Wendy you packed a lot of grungy goodness into that purse - it's stunning! Love all the flowers and dodie-dads... Wowza!!!

Dianal said...

Wow what an awesome purse .. all those gunge flowers, the chain, the added extras ... it is stunning!!

Brittney said...

this is just so fabulous, and exactly like the sketch. I love it!

dahlhousedesigns said...

I love every little bit of this! All the little pieces are perfect.

lisa a.

Kristy Hansenwi said...

Your cards are always so unique. I love the chain for the handle. Thank you for the inspiration. KH

Nancy B said...

I love it and I'll bet Tim Holtz would too! It's the bomb!

Pam said...

Very cute.

Kim said...

I Love this cute purse you have made!!! Wow!!! Its so dimensional, full of detail, and just Wendy awesomeness!!

nonnie said...

adorable....

Teresa said...

This one is off the charts gorgeous and is a unique piece of art work.

creativearts said...

Awesome! The chain, all of those flowers...love it!

Gwen said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Great take on the sketch, a very different look from all the other. stunning!

Heather said...

Striking purse! What a gorgeous take on the sketch.

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous!!!

pcm said...

WOW!

Erin Glee said...

Sketch=good thing... and when Wendy interprets it... a GREAT thing! Love your Arty purse!

julie m said...

this one is really over the top. this sketch really fit the 490 style.

Ivania said...

What a gorgeous purse.... Love ALL those embellishments... BEAUTIFUL!

suezie said...

WOW - you have an amazing style! It's FAB!

pamboe said...

I have not visited your website before. I love you style!! I'll be back!

Sew-Ink said...

Simply amazing! Love the colors and all those fabulous flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Love the purse! I really like all the embelishments you added at the top. TFS

carpediem said...

Great "take" on the sketch Wendy! Never can get enough of those flowers!

Ellen said...

Yes--this is definitely inspiring! Thanks!

Donna E. said...

fabulous! love the grunge look!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Wow! That is awesome! Love all the flowers and details. I need to find that magazine, too! I have never seen that one before.

Debbi said...

Loaded with goodies, I'd say. So pretty. I kept looking and finding more techniques and ideas. TFS

Hannah said...

Oh my! Imagine getting a card like that in the mail! It's just gorgeous!

jordanbev5 said...

Wonderful card! Love your stamps and all the things you used! Very creative!

lillianchild said...

Your creations just rock my world - always so very unique and one of a kind - simply amazing art! Love it!

JenMarie said...

Ooo...LOVE this! Totally FABulous!!

Lynda said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful creation.

Anonymous said...

I really want to be you when I grow up. LOL. This purse is beautiful!
Alma

mary said...

OO-LA-LA! I love it! WOW! Great job!
mks

Karen said...

Love the ideo-ology interp - so COOL!

Miss Iowa said...

I just love sketch books/ideas. And your purse is adorable!

Danielle said...

First time to your blog.. love your style. Can't wait to check out some of your products and techniques further. I really want to try to make those fabric flowers in my Cuttlebug!

andrea50harris said...

This is beautiful--I love love love your work!

Shirley Smith said...

Love the purse. I purchased the Stampers' sampler magazine that you are the guest artist in. Lovely article. Shirley Smith from Nova Scotia

cards4ever said...

Great card. This sketch is sure going to inspire all of us.

The Lund Five said...

Love the card!!

Roxanne24 said...

WOW. This is my favorite, hands down!! Thank you for sharing!

jengd said...

Gorgeous! I love the rustic take on the sketch!

Sally said...

Love the feel that the grunge paper creates and the color combo is wonderful!

ckcpurple said...

Oh, man!!! That is sooooo cool! I love your style. In addition to the card, I especially like the picture at the top of your blog.

Can't wait to look around more!!!

Wendy Todd said...

gorgeous. stunning. SO inspirational. TFS!

Melissa said...

Very pretty. Love those textures!

Elisa said...

wow! amazing! i love your style!

Sharon said...

Totally awesome - love love love it and the colors are fabulous!!

iring said...

Wow! You took that sketch 3D! Love it! I really like the ruffle on the flap as well as all the luscious stamping!

Victoria S. said...

WOW! that purse is amazing! Amazing!!!!! love the flowers, love the chain!

tgmagazine said...

Love this purse! Heather

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

You are right! Sketches and hops are a blast...along with some pizza, it's the perfect ending to a perfect day ;) COOL interpretation and COOL stamps too!

Luv
Heidi

Janet ak.a. swanlady21 said...

Wow! Whoever gets this will certainly be spoilt with all the goodies! Thanks for inspiration

Betty said...

love the vintage look of your creation - and my favorite color combo too!

Pamela said...

Love your card, my favourite in this blog hop. Darn, I wish I had just a smidgen of your creative genius!

{jennie} said...

What a fabulous bag! I am so glad I joined the blog hop. such creative ladies!

Becky said...

Wow, love that purse! The chain you used is amazing, and those big die-cuts are great too!

Marge said...

LOVE your chain handle & all your luscious flowers - YUMMY!!!

Janet L. said...

What a great card! I liked the colors, details and how you used the sketch! The flowers look just wonderful!

Elaine said...

I love the way everyone follows the theme but the results are completely different. Love your bag and all those flowers!!

patricia smith said...

Now Wendy do not listen to them! I am the great grandma to 7, so I should have seniority over the bag! Take pity on an old lady, girl, and make me one!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Dana H said...

Absolutely love the purse. Love the colors, the stamps, the details, etc, etc..

buglady said...

Wow, you had one of the best projects of all the blogs. Thanks for letting us know about the blog hop!
Aloha, Kate