Wednesday, October 6, 2010

art parts + idea-ology + Ranger = FUN

this was so much fun that I didn't want it to end...

The inspiration for this piece came from my berry tree stamp...

I hadn't used it in a while & I forgot how much I like it...

as soon as I spotted it yesterday, I took a break from kitting...

I HAD to...
make art...

the tree was my starting point...


this time I used just the base & the cut out from the large square art parts frame & a scallop trim strip...

see that extra little piece glued onto the scallop??

It's a straight stem from the flower pack...

they are in the sampler pack too...

and just you wait to see what else I have planned for those straight stems...

a totally fun idea...
when used with the...??
hmmm...
I might save that thought for book #4...

but I will share a new hanging idea...

I used the crop-a-dile to make holes in the base...

then used an old hinge...

added 2 swivel clasps & a D ring...
and made a paper bead to keep the swivel clasps apart...

I like it!

art parts are very sturdy, but the crop-a-dile makes holes with no effort at all...


the butterfly is stamped on "clearly for art" with Ranger's jet black archival...

I'LL BE BACK WITH THE "CLEARLY" LINK, as soon as I hear back from Heidi...not sure if it's sold out already??
***UPDATE*** YIKES!!! it IS indeed sold out. But fear NOT...more is ordered. I'll let you know when it arrives.

it's colored with tim's alcohol inks...
terra cotta looks good with rusty hinge distress ink...

next I warmed/softened it with the heat-it tool & shaped it...

and used the gold paint dabber to edge the butterfly & make it stand out a bit more...

I used it to edge the smaller square too...

the game spinner & long fastener make a good body for this critter...
and anchor it in place...




I swiped the gold dabber lightly on the scallop trim...
it's a small detail, but it adds to the finished look...

tim's on the edge townscape die...
is the cutest...(IMHO)
it's cut from grungeboard...

I like the extra dimension...
& the ability to make the roofs dimensional by bending them...

I used a portion of his leaves from the regal crest die & some foliage to add the finishing touch...



a few more product details...

The houndstooth paper is from Graphic45...
it's simple to sand the art parts edges, using tim's sanding grip...

the small square is covered with paper from tim's lost & found stash (my most fav!!)

I stamped over the paper with my new stamp, using coffee archival...

my house is inked with brushed corduroy & rusty hinge...

black soot was used to distress the roof tops...

oh...one more thing...
the mini chandelier is tim's stamp...

a tree & a chandelier???

Hey...
TRUST ME...
there are NO RULES for...

mak(ing) art!
wendy

39 comments:

SusanK said...

OMG...this looks uber wonderful! I keep looking at my Art Parts and Clearly Art packages waiting for the right mojo to step up/in. Lots going on this month - health, yard work...excuses but can't put them off unfortunately.

Linda Elbourne said...

That is absolutely blooming delicious ... So many details .... to be fair ART by THE Wendy Vecchi is all about the delicious details ... I have Art Parts ... and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them X

Marijane said...

"Now why didn't I think of that?" runs through my head every time I see your art! Making a butterfly out of Clearly for Art is so obvious to me now. What lovely delicate wings are formed. Well, I guess that is what you were put on Earth for...inspiring us and making art!

Helen said...

Don't make us wait for book 4 for your idea, spill!! Love this art, it is fantabulous!.

Dawn-Marie said...

I really love this! I so cannot wait for mine to get here so I can make art just like the one you made! :)

Mall Rat said...

Love the project !! I can't wait for the house die to come out. I just read my LSS has the art parts now .. I see a trip in the near future ! Thanks Wendy

Linda R said...

How cute is that? I clicked to preorder tim's houses but didn't as I need to know if I can use the cuttlebug with it? I'm going to my LSS Friday, but I have to order that french script stamp - yum.

Nancy said...

Oh, WOW! WOW!!! Love this!! Absolutely LOVE it!!

Suze Weinberg said...

Faaaaaahbulous ! Totally !

Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous and I love the chandelier and the tree, I like no rules LOL. Love the butterfly and all the elements work beautifully together. Tracy Evans x

Etta said...

It's "to die for!!!" Love, love, love it! Hum...seems like I say that ALOT!

Jenna said...

I've always loved that tree stamp, so versatile!

Tona said...

Omgosh! I love everything about this project!! It's just amazing.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just scrumptious. I can't wait to get that Townscapes edge die. I have it preordered but am getting anxious!

Dawn said...

Love it Wendy, I appreciate all the details you add to the description so we can really see how you have put this together.

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

This is gorgeous! I love all the details you've added. Each time I look at it I see something new. Beautiful!

Elaine Allen

Liz in MO said...

I LOVE the chandelier in the sky, it's very YOU!!!! Can't wait to get my stuff from Simon says, it has art parts and clearly art, Yeah, I got some before they ran out!!!

julie m said...

oh pshaw! here i thought i could live without the townscape die and your homemade art stamps for a while. and then you do something as wonderful as this piece.

Hels Sheridan said...

Well, you done it again Wendy... made... ~PERFECT~ art!... and... if I ever had a treehouse I would deffo have to have a chandelier ROFL NEEEEEEED clearly for art.. like NOW :O))

Kaye said...

OMG...this is amazingly beautiful! I can't create a stick man, but really admire your artistry!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

ohmy wendy! gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! i love your ART! isn't the cropodile awesome? i love mine, hee hee. what amazing details :)! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Renee said...

OMG.....love this piece!!!!
TFS!!

Debby said...

What a beautiful piece! Love all of the details. Teach this one in a class!

Sandi M said...

Wow! This is absolutely awesome :)

Erika M. said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Anonymous said...

love!!!!!!!!!! cher

jill said...

Another wonderful project by QUEEN WENDY VECCHI....we need to get you a crown! Great job once again!!!

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous piece!!

Wanda H said...

Love, LOVE this!!! No rules... I need to tell myself that more as I seem to put rules on me but love it when other people do things like add a chandelier to an outside seen. Totally fabulous!!!

jan said...

Your art is beautiful once again!!

Sandra said...

WOW! This is amazing Wendy - love it!
Sandra

Amy A. said...

Oh Wendy - just gorgeous. I love the berry tree stamp! "Bump" that stamp set up to the top of my "Wish" list!! Loved how you made the hanger for this one too. I want to thank you again too - I took a class at Hannah's with you this past weekend and had sooooo much fun. I love your work. Yes, you can just sign me up for your "groupie list"!!

sue said...

I have my art parts and your stamps. I am tring to get inspired for the Keeps Sake challenge. Do not like my first attempt. Will try again this weekend. Any suggestions?
Sue

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Absolutely fabulous hanging piece Wendy :-)
Anne xx

Lizzie J said...

I love this - I have a chandelier stamp (not Mr Tims) and was at a loss what to do with it. Now I know anything goes :-)

Suz said...

I do love this, Wendy, and love the art you do. I am glad to have you on my Google Reader now. I am new to all this and figuring it all out! This is just a great piece!
Suz

ellen said...

OMG that *hinge* is just awesome! Don't you love hardware stores? They're the best!

Kathi said...

Oh my. That's freakin' awesome. I love the hinge tip. I love the house scape die. I love your butterfly. I totally love the whole thing. Yep. I do.

Rox said...

Yabba dabba dabbers! Love them and really like you you have them stored!