Wednesday, September 1, 2010

rubber & roses...

but first...
a weekend recap...

MANY THANKS to everyone @ The Stamping Place in Columbia, South Carolina...

It was an awesome, inky weekend for sure, as evidenced by 350 very inky fingers.
Make that 360...mine looked the same!

I was happy to visit with friends I met last year & to see some new faces too.
If you are in the area...it's well worth going there...
it's an AWESOME store!

Now about that post title...

I wanted something catchy...

I thought about guns & roses...
guns scare me...
but rubber fit pretty well...

and it's not exactly roses...
it's actually rosettes...

7 of them to be exact...

The inspiration for this piece came @ the airport last Friday. I heard a gal say she was going to do her Christmas tree in purple & silver this year...

for some unknown reason...
I immediately saw tim's new alterations Sizzix die & saw a Christmas tree...

It KILLED me to have the idea...
but no art supplies with me to test...
patience is not something I have a lot of...

So I thought about it all weekend & could not wait to run to my studio to see if the idea would work.

It did...


I cut 7 rosettes from tim's retro grunge paper stash...

used background paper from his lost & found pad...

new stickers from his lost & found salvage sticker booklet...(coming soon)

I thought it was cool that the locket keyhole was a perfect fit with this stamp...

I accented the locket keyhole with pesto alcohol ink & the fillable pen...shh...it's a real deal @ only $2.00 each!
it's simple...
no fuss...no muss..

the Maya Road trinket star pin made a cool tree topper...

the button @ the base of the tree is also from Maya Road...

to tint the Maya Road trim, I put a few drops of the vintage photo re-inker in a baggie with a few drops of water.
add the trim...
squish the bag to cover the trim & allow to dry...
again...no mess @ all...

I LOVE the vintage color of the trim...thanks to the re-inker...

and guess what?
it all fit in the art parts frame...

that was inked with barn door distress ink & stamped with jet black archival & my polka dot stamp...

here's a closer look...
just a bit of color...
makes the locket coordinate perfectly...




Now about the rubber part of the title...

CAUTION...enabler alert!!!

I'm EXCITED!!!

the summer CHA NEW studio 490 stamps are all in stock @ eclecticPaperie and also @ simon says stamp...

both places have EXCELLENT customer service & quick shipping...
just what we like...errr...NEED...

and speaking of shopping...
I spoke with Ted yesterday & he expects art parts to be shipping in about 2 weeks...YIPPEE!!!

and book #3 in about 2-3 week...
it's being printed as we speak...YIPPEE!

speaking of rubber...
how about we give some away???

if you left this comment...
send your address & some fun new rubber will be headed to you...

congrats to...

Anonymous Larissa Heskett said...

Oh Wendy, you just make me LAUGH!! You are so fun!! I too have a cat that has potty trained us to let him out they really are smart!! I LOVE all of your ahh haa moments stories, and NO you haven't lost it. Us here in the crafting world totally get it and you ROCK!! Anyway, THANKS for sharing and have TONS of FUN CREATING this weekend!!

P.S. CONGRATS to to winner I'm sure that made her day and now she can bring her new stamps to the class for an autograph on the prize she won on your blog and a picture for her wall too!! How AWESOME!!
LARISSA HESKETT

August 27, 2010 12:40 AM


Ok...gotta run...got a DATE with my sweetie to hit the antique mall...

I need vintage stuff to...

make art!

wendy

58 comments:

divester said...

What a great idea - the Christmas tree is so cute. I love the picture -

Helen said...

I absolutely love that Christmas tree, what a stunning idea. So glad to hear that the book is being printed, I know it will be as good as the first two, I can't wait to get my grubby (inky) little fingers on a copy. Though not with inky fingers, of course....

Heidi said...

The tree is soooo cool!! The whole piece of art is great. So looking foward to meeting you and taking classes at Buffalo Stamps. Maybe your art parts and book will be available there!!?? Here's me crossing my fingers...>< :)

Linda Elbourne said...

That tree is delicious and I really really really neeeeeeeed those salvage stickers ... I am not good at patience either ... as for the THE Wendy Vecchi stamps ... the last four sets I need should be on there way and ... your book ... I can't wait :0) Happy Shopping X

Daisy said...

Holy Schmoly! Your idea in the rosettes and Cmas tree = brilliant and artful! Love it!

Sherry Cheever said...

excellent and fabulous idea for the tree! i can't wait to play again . . .

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhh I am luvin' this, off to shop, thanks for the enabler!!

Dawn-Marie said...

How very cute this is! I love it...plus it gives me ideas to get creative!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a fabulous project! love the Christmas tree :)! the papers and stickers you used are just perfect. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

Betty said...

I love the christmas tree. I've thought of a few variations, but no that one! Of course I don't have mine yet.... The new Studio 490 sets are AWESOME! Can't wait.

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I love your Christmas Tree project! Boy, the things that rattle around in your brain, brilliant!!!
Congratulations Larissa!

Elaine Allen

Heather x said...

Wow wow wow! What a great idea for a xmas tree, no wonder it was on your mind until you got the chance to play :)
*hugs* Heather x

Etta said...

Quite stunning, my dear Wendy! I'm lovin' it!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Wow, that tree is down right absolutely fabulous!! Love it!!
I ordered some of your Art Parts from SA and can't wait to receive them!! Have fun on your date!

Nancy said...

Oh, that tree is SWEET!
I have some of your Art Parts (oh, yeah, that alone made Stampaway a winner!), got some of your new stamps from SimonSaysStamp (yea!!!) - hope to play with all this coming long weekend!!
Have fun out & about - can't wait to see what cool things you find!

Joyce said...

Oh my goodness! I've got that Rosette on order at my Stamp Store. What a tease you are showing us a Xmas tree! What an excellent idea. Thanks for sharing! And pray tell, what did we find at the Antique mall?

scrapcraft said...

Love the title of your post!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Holiday card - fab use of the new die!

Michele said...

I love that project!

Congrats to Larissa!

I am inspired!

Victoria said...

I love it! Almost makes me wish for Christmas!

Jennie said...

ah ha! inspiration struck idea!!! now I see! such a clever girl..a travel bag full of stuff would dfinitely be good!! lol I am absolutely loving it.. and desperately need that die!!
Thank you for showing
xx

Erika M. said...

Love your unique use of the rosettes - awesome!

Betsy in ar said...

Congrats Larissa!

SusanK said...

Cool, cool, cool! Just got the rest of the latest release of your stamps yesterday - YAHOOO!!! And my order has been placed for all your Art Parts so I'll be stalking my mail carrier in a few (short!) weeks. I hate to wish days away but when it means new art toys...oh boy!

WheatLDee said...

Love how your crafty mind works Wendy! That little tree just ROCKS!

Congratulations Larissa - nothing better than fresh rubber.

jackie said...

i am sure it almost made your head explode...having that great idea and having to wait to try it out....but it sure paid off big...wonderful look. about that hubby of yours what a sweetie he must be....taking you "vintage junkin" LUCKY GIRL

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, fun way to use the die.

Mall Rat said...

I love the christmas tree idea. I can't wait for the rosettes to hit the store. I too am impatient, seems I always have this idea when I'm at work and I can't do anything but doodle it out on paper !!

Anonymous said...

I had thought about dimensional use of the rosette too! love how that tree looks! hope I can get it soon...along with art parts! order in...just awaitin! xox ty cher

Marijane said...

Another ingenious use of the rosette die! Just darling...and another reason to be anxious for those Art Parts.

NANCY DARE said...

The rosette tree is so cute!...love the whole piece! Yay! your new stuuff is shipping!!!

Scrapthat said...

Very cool! TFS!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

I love the idea with the Christmas Tree... so darn adorable!!! I just wanted to say hi!

Hugs
Dawn Bourgette "inn" Michigan :)

Stephanie said...

love the tree idea! and new rubber, woowoo!

Debby said...

Congrats to Larissa! Lucky gal. Love how you find new uses for things and can see past the obvious. That's the artist in you! Can't wait to get some of that new stuff.

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh my giddy Aunt... That art is just simply.... OVER THE TOP AWESOME!!!!!! Please tell me how you do it... those brilliant idea's??? And... please, pretty please... will you come and see us in the UK so I can sit next to you and borrow some of your amazing inspiration LOL *promise am not being a mad stalkery woman... honest :O))
Hope you had a FABBY time buying vintage stuff... whatcha buy? I bet whatever it is it will be used in THE most A~MAZ~ING way! Hugs hun... oh and congrats to Larissa... am just a teensy shade of Crushed Olive LOL xx

ellen said...

It's official... you're a genius!! As if that wasn't well established already... LOVE this take on the new flowers from Tim. Must remember to think in 3-D!! Thanks!

Karla Anderson said...

Wow. Super great idea. I will be trying this idea. Very excited to order some art parts.

paperqueen said...

You are a paper genius, Wendy!
The tree is beyond fabulous. Just love it to bits! Speaking of bits, I really can't wait to get those art parts. They have been calling, no SCREAMING my name since the first time you showed us them. I need them YESTERDAY. sigh......obviously lack of patience is something we have in common.
Eileen in NYC

Julie O said...

OMG Wendy! This is so adorable. What a super idea. I was thinking I could resist the rosette die, but not it's going to be hard!

Lori said...

Wow, this is such a COOL idea! I just love it! And congrats to the winner of some new STAMPS! woohoo!

Anita said...

What an amazing idea! I love it!

Dorothy said...

I just love the tree idea! So clever.
Thanks for sharing!!

Leslie said...

Yes as everyone has already said - what a great idea for the tree!!!! Thanks!

Deb Smith said...

The Stampin Place is indeed a very cool shop. I'm amazed and the number of GREAT LSS there are in South Carolina. I've hit at least 4 in recent trips.

Love the tree and everything you've done with it. And can't wait to get my inky fingers on ART PARTS.

Toni said...

We went to the antique mall this weekend and looked around, it was a lot of fun. Love your blog.

Wanda H said...

LOVE the Christmas tree... what a fantastic idea... total inspiration!!! Hope you had a great day with your sweetie and found lots of fun vintage stuff!!

mcclar26 said...

OMG!!!! I was enjoying your post, because I have been wondering how your weekend went. Then I was just amazed with the idea you knocked out using the rossette die so totally SWEET!!! Then kept reading about all the new stuff coming and can't wait to get my hands on it and then OMG thats my name!!! I was dancing for JOY!! I think my 3yr. old Beckett thought I had lost it!! Anyway, THANKS SO MUCH and LOVED the idea!!! Can't wait to see what you will create next!! Have a GREAT DAY!!

Liz in MO said...

Ok, that tree is da bomb!!! How cool. Love the frame, can't wait to get book 3 and art parts!

Kate said...

The Christmas tree idea is so cool!

** Kate **

sue said...

The Christmas Tree is so cute. I would love to get inside your mind. You come up with the best ideas.
Sue

Julie said...

Congratulations Wendy! You are always thinking outside the box!! Great tree idea!!!

Anonymous said...

WoooooooooooooooooooWWWWW!!! Wendy,
LOVE THE TREE!!! Great idea!!!!
Congrats to the lucky winner. Have fun shopping!

Karen S. Ohio

Anonymous said...

Had a great time playin with you this weekend Wendy - hope to see you again soon! Projects rocked and I can't wait to get more of your stuff! Sher B.

nicoleqmullen said...

I absolutely LOVE this, so fabby! Its my kind of Christmas, I think it may just be the inspiration for my tree this year!

redmom said...

That tree is so cool...what an awesome idea!!! I can't wait to get my hands on that die!

Dawn Edwards said...

I love it! I wasn't too sure if I wanted the rosette die but you have given my the inspiration I needed. I'm so excited for art parts to finally be out! Lets hope the book is more on the lines of 2 weeks rather than 3. Thanks again for the fabulous project as always.

Tona said...

Omgosh! I can't believe tht you made a tree out of the rosette die. I so need your brain lol. Love the project.