Thursday, September 9, 2010

3rd happy post...

Continuing on with HAPPY stuff...

I was HAPPY to be asked to be a guest designer for Jenni Bowlin's inspiration blog again...

The box of goodies I received was pure inspiration & I immediately had an idea for a little fall decor...

This was TOTAL fun...
so much so that I can't believe it's not illegal...
I couldn't wait to get started...

I started with the art parts spool & a small art parts flower...
and this time I used the flower as the base.

I covered the spool parts with Jenni's mini bingo cards...
and distressed them with forest moss distress ink...

I inked the art parts flower base & connecting tube with vintage photo & then a little forest moss along the edges...

then stamped it with Ranger's jet black archival ink...

I covered grungepaper with Jenni's mini papers, covering both the front & back of the grungepaper.

Then, I stamped my images ...
flowers & leaves (jet black & olive archival) & cut them out.

By covering both sides of the grunge, the edges are perfect when cut and the images look great when viewed from the back.

Jenni's buttons made perfect flower centers.

And...the cute button package was salvaged...
that's where "buttons" and "vintage style" came from...
just chopped right off the package.

See the really tiny bingo card?
That's from the bingo card package insert...
I glued it onto grungepaper, to make it stronger, since it will be traveling with me.

I die cut 2 of Tim's flourishes from grungeboard...
(I like the added strength & thickness)
added 2 Jenni vellum butterflies...

almost done...


I needed a way to attach Jenni's mini chipboard butterflies...

and had an ah ha (senior) moment...

I just glued them on to one of Tim's memo pins...
now they're ready to stick where needed.

So, lets continue with happy...

You'll find more close up photos on the inspiration blog...

While you're there...

Leave a comment on Jenni's blog...
and I will draw a winner & giveaway some Jenni Bowlin mini papers & MORE...

and for a second chance...
leave a comment on THIS post & I will send someone some mini Jenni papers & an art parts spool, so you can play along...

and be happy too!

We'll randomly draw one winner from each blog @ 7am on Monday morning...

2 comments = 2 chances to win!

hmmm...what else???

Here's the scoop & a chance to win $100 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp...
they are having a fun STAMP-tember hop...

Details are HERE...
I'm thinking there will be TONS of fun HAPPY ideas...
be sure to take a look...

And speaking of HAPPY...eclecticPaperie wants you to be HAPPY too...

to celebrate their new design team, they have something HAPPY for you...

here's their shopping code to save 10% on your entire order thru Sunday...
just enter...HAPPYDAY

It makes me HAPPY to give away goodies & also to...

make art!
wendy
ps...GO BEARS! Hey...I can dream...

101 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

I love this spool Wendy, it has a real vintage feel to it and the buttons give great dimension. All the elements work so beautifully together, would make a great centrepiece for a table. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x

Scrapthat said...

SUPER cute! I love the colors! TFS

jan said...

I was with you all the way until "Go Bears", still a die hard Packer fan! Seriously, such a lovely creation of art, all the elements make your work shine! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE this piece of Art Wendy ... A lot ... Totally awesome X

Nancy Wethington said...

Wendy, this is wonderful! Love the combination of your style and Jenni's papers.

Lillian Child said...

You had me at "arts part spool" - I SO WANT ONE of those - I have been obsessing over them since you first introduced us. Your project is simply beautiful - stunning actually. Thanks so very much for sharing your creative path to making this beauty and for playing your "happiness" forward!

Heidi said...

LOVE IT!!!! To be a fly on the wall while you are "making art"!

ellen said...

This art just makes me *HAPPY* !! :) That happiness seems to be spreading! There's just happy news everywhere today! Let's keep it going! Have a great day and thanks for sharing your art and keeping us inspired to try new things. I'm addicted to learning new ways to *make art*. :) ~ ellen.

Primitive Seasons said...

I LUV LUV LUV the Art Parts spool. I have to have at least a dozen of these beauties. What a lovely piece of work Wendy!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

joy said...

You have combined your wonderful artsy style with Jenni's wonderful artsy products to make - YES - a wonderfully artsy piece!!! Just love it.

paperqueen said...

I love it...I left a comment on the JBS blog yesterday....I was one of the first...does that count? It should...I really hate to grovel, but I NEED those art parts, like yesterday. How long must I drool over them before some are actually in my hands??????
Eileen in NYC

Mall Rat said...

I love the spool, when are these hitting the stores !! Congrats on the Jenni Bowlin team. Thanks for making my Thursday HAPPY :)

SannaS said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous piece of art!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Nancy said...

What a great piece! The mini papers and your talent are a match made in heaven.

Liz in MO said...

Oh, oh, oh oh oh. . . (you have to imagine the rhythm here) I love this combination JB + WV = Wonderful stuff! Thanks for sharing all the happiness, what a great gal you are.

Amy said...

You are just amazing! I love how your mind works and I love your use of stamps and color. Awesome!

Karenliz said...

Love it! Love all you work. Art parts are so much fun.

hannah said...

Super cute, love it!!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

What an awesome piece! I love how much detail you put into it. I just can't wait to get my hands on some of your Art Parts (like - all of them)!

Elaine Allen

Marissa said...

I love this! I also love the all over and mini patterns as I do a lot of multimedia jewelry things so the smaller the better!

P.S. GO PACK GO! ;)

Linda said...

Fabulous! So looking forward to getting some art parts to play with! Thank you for spreading the happiness!

Linda

Etta said...

Vintage style + wonderful fall colors + fun papers = a totally awesome art !!!

SusanK said...

Flowers, buttons, Jenni, Wendy...supreme ideas! Kudos for being on the JB dt! You're getting so many feathers in your cap you'll be a big chief very, very soon! vbg

Debby said...

Love your designs! Need some of those art parts so badly! I am with you there with the Bears! Hopefully they were just fooling around in the preseason and did not show their best stuff! The Jenni Bowlin line rocks!

Marijane said...

Your "Spool Flowers" are just darling. What a perfect fall bouquet and using the packaging material as part of your art is ingenious and so green! I am heading off to some of the other sites you suggested but, before I go, CONGRATS on being chosen as guest designer for JB blog. No wonder you're HAPPY!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

gorgeous creation, wendy! love it! love your flowers and butterflies. thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Lorraine said...

WOW, this is a stunner! I love looking at your creations - so inspiring!

Heather x said...

This is so beautiful! I have been seeing a few of these on my travels around blogland, I am new to making art and haven't used grungeboard, is it like thick cardboard?
*hugs* Heather x

Anonymous said...

Art parts--the best parts--love them all.

Tona said...

Omgosh! I just love your spool project!!!!!

WheatLDee said...

Love your Spool Art - the vintage feel and that the repurposed packaging.Love, love, love that!(are you feeling the love?) Thanks for an opportunity to win and as always to be inspired when you make (and share ) art!

Dawn said...

What a great piece- spool art, love it! I always enjoy all the steps you take and how you share with us.
I have to add one last thing
GO PACKERS!!!!

Betz61 said...

Love them spools wendy can think of some great things to do with them. Love how you used the packageing see even us stampers can go green! Thanks for help being Happy.

Victoria said...

Love it! So many great little details.

Helen said...

Oh, so beautiful!! I saw this on Jenny's blog yesterday. Thanks for the chance to win, keeping my fingers crossed, lol!

Fonda said...

Wonderful project!

Kat said...

Hi wendy, your project is fab,
can I come live in your mind for a few weeks, I would only steel the arty stuff promiss LOL,
you inspire me to create,
I would love to get my hands on your art parts (LOL)
Kathleen

Erika M. said...

I saw your spool yesterday on Jenni's Inspiration and blog and just drooled on the keyboard - your talent is incredible!

Joyce said...

Amazing! Fabulous! Inspirational! Wonderful! Awesome! and I could go on and on. I absolutely, positively love the spool! Just think of the possiblities. My mind is going in circles. Also, I always look at the packaging on no matter what I buy and think, hmmmmmm how could I use this in my art work. You go girl!

Dianal said...

Art at its finest "Wendy's style"... love this piece of "art". Spool art, a whole new dimension!!

borcherding said...

Another awesome creation!! Hey, I picked the Bears in the football pool I am in. LOL!!

Judi said...

Your style and Jenni's butterflies and papers are a perfect match! I just love your ART PARTS, too - cant wait to play with them! Thanks for the heads up on the $100 gift certificate at Simon Says, and the EP discounts too! You're makin' ME HAPPY!

Donna said...

I am so looking forward to making art next weekend when you come to Buffalo. I was lucky enough to get some art parts from SA when they came to the Hamburg stamp show and I work at BSS so while I'm taking the classes on Sunday and will be around on Saturday to help out.

julie m said...

love the buttons at the center of the flowers. well, actually, i like the entire piece. very cool.

Daisy said...

Happy opening football day! Maybe it's the Bears' season...D'Bears! You never know. Love your project!

Wanda H said...

LOVE this piece!!!! Everything about it!!! And glueing the chip butterflies to the memo pins... brilliant!!!!!

Sandra said...

you are amazing!
Sandra

shermala said...

Absolutely beautiful and brilliant!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! Wendy sooo happy TODAY!! Your awesome spool is so much fun!! Then you add in Jenni Bowlin and well enough said!! I would LOVE to work with your art parts and Jenni Bowlin paper!! =)
So THANKS so much for yet another great inspirational piece of art and for all of the chances to win so that we can have fun creating too!! Hope you have fun this weekend!! Think of us, because those of us who aren't there with you will be thinking of you!! Can't wait to see the pictures of the NEW Classes those LUCKY girls in NY get to take!! LOL Have a great trip!!
Larissa Heskett =)

Anonymous said...

such a very cool project! luv Jenni's stuff too tho I don't have much yet! ty for the links, just don't tell the hubby! yikes! Im over budget for 2015..this could be trouble! xo cher

Becky said...

Just looking at your gorgeous art makes me happy! You are so creative and clever! Thanks for sharing!

Stefanie Staniak said...

What a great project. I'm always so inspired when I come to your blog. Now if I could only make my things as beautiful as yours ! :)

Kathy said...

What is the best way to stamp the spool? I love the combination of your stamps and Jenni's papers, Great Art!

Annette said...

Wendy- OH MY WORD! You never cease to amaze and inspire me. Keep it up! And come back to Texas soon to see us!

Lyssa said...

Wendy,
this is awesome. I am waiting very impatiently for art parts. Can't wait to take all of your classes in Maryland next month.

carpediem said...

Such a fabulous work of art!

Dawn-Marie said...

This is too cute! I know that spools are really popular right now and I absolutely love how you made yours!

Hels Sheridan said...

Yay... GO BEARS!!! Erm... I said the right thing there din't I??? Not a clue what the bears are but I am guessing... football...actually, I am off to check with Mr Google ..Ah, am back.. just call me incredibly clever... *at guessing LOL* I was right!!! Anyways... enough about balls... let's talk ART!!! Wendy, you is ROCKING big style with those divine ART PARTS.. I NEEEEEED them... NOW!!! Am just about to go and commit a crime against plastic... well, the new 490 stamps are in at my LSS and... Mr Visa said I could melt him a bit ROFL... have a fab weekend hun x

pixiedust61 said...

Couldn't wait to see this! Love the paper, the buttons but ESPECIALLY the salvage work! How great is that? So fun... And ... Yeah.... I would say HAPPY!
Carol

Karla Anderson said...

I love this spool - it is beautiful! I am so hoping their will be art parts at Scrapfest - the I would be HAPPY! Thanks!

margie d. said...

studio 490 and jenni bowlin?
now that is over the top.
love it!

Anita said...

I love all the details. What a great idea to use the packaging for the words.

Lori said...

Loved the project when I saw it on Jenni's blog. So JB and so Wendy! Great combo! Great tip about the memo pin, they're awesome, aren't they?

Susan said...

How adorable! Great combination of Jenni Bowlin and Wendy!
Susan

scrapcraft said...

Wendy and Jenni...What could be better?
By the way we are Bears fans too.
Da Bears!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a wonderful creative creation---thanks so much for sharing!Love the butterflies on the memo pins!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Cool spool!

Joanne said...

I only recently 'found' you and am salivating at the wonderful things you create. This piece is no exception. However, by using Jennie's products as well as the ever great Mr Tim, I am now a thrice lover of your art.
Luv Joanne x

Kate said...

Very spectacular creation, I like it!!

** Kate **

secret scrapbooker said...

Liking your happy posts :0)
love your ART looks fab, cant wait till i can get some art parts to play with.
Kate xx

georgina said...

amazing,love the way it all comes together, luv Georginaxx

Wendy Dicranian said...

As usual, you didn't disappoint!I especially like hoe you incorporated the packaging. You are an inspiration.

Linda said...

How absolutely unique! I love it. Thank you for posting it.

Dorothy said...

Love this Wendy!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

absolutely luv this piece, so much to look at and absorb, and using the packaging is just so "right"! The top flower really intrigues me, luv those colors...gotta' go check out the deets, happy shows, so today is "happy day"! hugz

catnap said...

This looks like so much fun - a change from cards to give away. I'd keep this one, and maybe work on holiday versions.

Melissa Minor said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the artful inspiration. I was sitting at my craft table, staring at my supplies, uninspired, until I checked your blog. Love what you did and the details of the project that you provided. You never cease to amaze me!

susie f said...

Soooooo cute but vintagey (made up word!) too!! I can't wait for Art Parts to hit the UK, I'm so going to have a go at making one of these to look pretty in my new craft room (if it ever gets finished, lol!).
Thanks for the inspiration, I'm having a sneeky day to myself so I'm off to make art!!

dblanken said...

I love the spool art - it is so cute - I really want some of your art parts. Keep up the good work.

dblanken said...

I love the spool art - it is so cute - I really want some of your art parts. Keep up the good work.

Pat said...

Wow, what a combo! You and Jenni! I love what you did with the products. Thanks for the chance to share with you!
Hugs,
pat

Kari said...

I just found your wonderful blog thru Ranger and it makes me happy to see your creations!! I love Tim's stuff too. Congrats on becoming a Ranger Senior Educator. It really does look like a dream job!

TheLastOfNine said...

Love all the parts and dimension this has.
Gloria

MICHELLE said...

Found your blog from link on Tim Holtz's blog. Man o man have I been missing out!!! Consider me your newest fan! Love your project & now I will be spending my weekend reading all your past entries!! Thanks for sharing your creative genius.

Lisa said...

Fall is my favorite season, and this is fabulous!!!

NanaBeth said...

Being fairly senior person, I remember the glory days of the Bears-so yes you can certainly dream.(I will however never forgive Ditkafor not letting Sweetness score a touch down!) Your artistry never ceases to amaze me.

Sandi M said...

Stunning art parts piece! What a great weekend - so many giveaways and a blog hop and 10% at SSS - WOW!

Susan said...

What an amazing piece of art. I love love the art parts and this spool is so perfect on your piece. WOW!! Congratulations on becoming a senior educator at Ranger Inc.

karen said...

HI!
I LOVE THE VINTAGE FEEL OF THIS PIECE! YOUR ART PARTS ARE FUN AND MAKE ME HAPPY JUST LOOKING AT THEM! THANKS!
KAREN GOULET FROM OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA

Kaye said...

I am constantly amazed with your creative designs...so cute mixed with Jenni paper and embellishments! Can't wait for Art Parts - number one on my wish list!

debbiek said...

Love the spool, Wendy! You do such amazing art and it's so nice of you to share it with us for inspiration:) Have a wonderful weekend....

- DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Dawn said...

WOW! WEndy that is beautiful! I could never have imagined all of that- you are a goddess in crafting!
Hugs from the beach
Dawn in Sc

Betsy in ar said...

LOVE IT! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

chantille said...

Wendy, love your work of art!!! I would soooo like to make one. I cannot wait to get your art parts :)

chantille said...

Wendy, love your work of art!!! I would soooo like to make one. I cannot wait to get your art parts :)

mom2fivekiddos said...

This is so cool! Love the arts spools! Would love to try some!

LynneForsythe said...

Can I just touch you....cause GIRL you are on a roll!!! Congrat to you, sooo very many Happy things are coming your way!!! YOU go GIRL!!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

wendi, this is so lovely; I love your style; thanks for the inspiration

buglady said...

Hey how about those Bears!!! I say Go Bears too! Not sure if we are rooting for the same Bears but my alma mater Cal had a great game yesterday! Love to win some Jenni Bowlin products. Love her style.
Aloha, Kate

SusanK said...

Bears won!!!!!! Now I can go make more art!

Meme said...

Yes it is so great that Studio 490 meets JBS, I love it when good things come together.
Love the spool!
Great job as always Wendy!