Monday, November 22, 2010

spreading the...JOY!

OK...

it worked!!!

I DID sweet talk Michelle this past weekend & I scored some GREAT stuff to giveaway here...

so...

let's spread the joy to...

Blogger sweet craf-tea chick said...

ohmyGOSH, your tag is amazing! wonderful techniques resulting in such a gorgeous piece of art! thanks for sharing and inspiring us! have a wonderful weekend! *hugs* steph :)

November 18, 2010 11:18 PM


and how about an extra surprise goodie box for...

Anonymous debbiek said...

Wendy, your art is museum quality and I LOVE sitting down to soak up some inspiration from you whenever you come to a convention here in Wisconsin. I was so thrilled to do so yesterday in Madison! Those Perfect Pearls Mists are simply GORGEOUS! Thanks for all the great tips.

November 21, 2010 10:49 AM

CONGRATS to the 2 winners...
please email your shipping info & we'll get those gifts out to you...
wbv1213@me.com

and to spread more FUN & JOY...
here's a project that I created for Ranger, using tim's AWESOME (& so addicting) color washes...

YES...
the color washes are PERFECT for grunge...
yippee...

it's cut from grungeboard...

this piece starts with the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 art parts frame as the base...

the background is Claudine's natural sticky back canvas...
LOVE LOVE LOVE the natural...



this is the featured project today on Ranger's BLOG ...

you'll find a link to the supplies you'll need along with the instructions there...

I think we should spread MORE JOY...

want to win some supplies to MAKE ART?

just leave a comment here...
I'll choose a random winner @ 7am on Thursday, Thanksgiving morning...

want a SECOND CHANCE to win?
just pop over to Ranger's BLOG...
and leave a comment there too...

I'll choose a second winner @ 7am on Thanksgiving morning...

the moral of today's story?
spreading the joy is FUN!!

what is joy for me?
on Friday we have tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Chicago...

and even BIGGER JOY is...

heading to the studio to...
make art!
wendy
ps...
may YOUR day be full of JOY!

116 comments:

Lillian Child said...

You are such an inspiration in this papercrafting industry I love so much. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! I'm off to find some sticky back canvas to play with.

Barbara said...

This is great! Very inspiring - I'll have to get out the color washes and see what I can come up with!

Thanks for the give-aways and the eye-candy!

Liz in MO said...

I have looked and looked at that tree die and just couldn't see a reason to get it. Well, thanks alot! Now I see a reason, it is amazing how it changes the look when you use your background stamps on it. LOVE IT!!! Haven't had a chance to try the color washes, but you are convinceing me! Need to place an order soon.

Shirley said...

I just LOVE your work Wendy. I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

paperqueen said...

Congrats to the winners and thank you for the opportunity to win again.
I love the Christmas project...those trees are calling my name....guess another shopping spree is in my future!
Eileen in NYC

Lori said...

Congrats to the winners! woohoo! Love this luscious piece of art goodness, thanks for another opportunity to win!

Leslie said...

hi, congrats to the lucky winners today and on Thursday!!!! I am having so much fun playing with wendy inspirations. Have a wonderful holiday!

Neil said...

That is a seriously christmassy project! The trees are superb and the colours really give a nostalgic vintage feel. Love the design.

CindyB said...

Gorgeous piece. I need to learn more about Tim's color washes........look yummy.
Congrats to the winners

Dorothy said...

It was fun watching you create on Saturday in Madison! I truly enjoyed that.
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!
Love your art!!

Marissa said...

Thanks for the tag at the show this weekend! It was so generous of you to give it to me DESPITE the fact that I'm a Packer fan. I can wait to make some of those rosette Christmas trees! Thanks again Wendy!

Juel said...

What a wonderful project for Christmas!! Enjoy the Trans Siberian Orchestra, we went this year here in Spokane and it was so much fun! Loud but fun!!

Mall Rat said...

Love the project .. that tree die is so awesome. I love the way you spread joy :) Have a great day !!

SusanK said...

I'm a thinking your ideas are going to make gift-making and giving so easy this year! Thank you!

Artyjen said...

A gorgoeus piece and an inspiration to use some of those supplies. Like the sound of the orchestra evening...have fun :)
xoxo Sioux

Holly said...

So gorgeous!! I love everything about this!

Elaine said...

Love this piece especially the deep colours you've achieved with the color washes. The green trees are brilliant.

Anikraft said...

LOOOOOOVE that xmas frame. May have to get some of my art parts out and get making, though already have plenty of other projects on the go, I'll put that one on the To Do List!!!
Anika x

Heidi said...

I have cleaned off my diningroom table for Thnaksgiving, but I can see it won't be long before it gets taken over again! Great project!!

It's like having a Wendy class:)...without Wendy :(...

Debby said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks for sharing another great project with us.

Primitive Seasons said...

Wendy girl this is so fabulous. I love that tree. Goes on my to get list! Can't wait to get my hands on color washes. Oh the JOY!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Kathy Eddy said...

This piece is such a beauty! I was on the Ranger blog at the crack of dawn today and oohed and aaahed it there already!

Bernice said...

I love what you do with all the Ranger products and with your products.

Starla said...

Holy Moly!! Love all the details on this!! And the colors....I need to pull out that sticky back canvas and give it a try!!

Marijane said...

Oooooooooh, this holiday piece is just darling! I am headed to the Ranger site where I can, hopefully, get more of the details. Thanks for sharing!

Victoria said...

That is beautiful! I love the color washes.

Teri-Ann said...

A BIG THANK YOU, Wendy, for all the joy you give us with your wonderful supplies to work with, your inspiring ideas and instructions - just as the one here! You are on my daily list as places to check for inspiration. Teri-Ann

scrappin-scrappin said...

This is fabulous!! I need to get some of those color washes!! Congrats to the winners and thanks Wendy for another chance to win!!

Saskia said...

Wow, what a beautiful piece, it's just about perfect!

Tracy J said...

Gosh, I love this project, and think I need to make it! Off to the Ranger site.....

Maureen F. said...

Your project is awesome - it has such a cool vintage feel and I must go get the tree die - that is joy to me - happy happy joy joy !!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

I love this piece of art. It has such a warm Holiday feeling to it. I don't know how you do it, but you always manage to find the right elements to make a sweet piece of art.

Congratulations to the winners.

Elaine Allen

Tona said...

Congrats to the winners!
LOVE your project. Those color washes are on my wish list.

Scrapycandy said...

This looks like a ton of fun to make...I have to scraplift it! So terrific! Thanks!

Linda R said...

AGAIN, it's your love of detail that makes me crazy for your work! This is the perfect piece to represent Christmas and all it means ;-) Thank you.

Alisa said...

You are going to have so much fun seeing TSO. They are fabulous! Too bad they are not hitting the Quad Cities this time.

borcherding said...

LOVE that project!!

Helen said...

Congrats to your previous winners, keeping my fingers crossed this time! I absolutely LOVE today's art, which i did already see on the Ranger blog. I wish I had 1/100 of your talent.

Kat said...

Hi Wendy, thanks for another piece of inspiration,
love it as always,
thanks for the chance to win,
i'm off to leave a comment on rangers blog now
coz you have to be in it to win it ,right.(fingers & toes crossed)
Kat.

Linda said...

Hey Wendy,
Love the wall hanging. The trees really stand out. Thanks for a chance to win, and for sharing your art with us.
Linda

Cristina said...

I saw this on the Ranger blog and had to come over to visit your blog too. I love how you used the salvage stickers!! Beautiful project!

Jean said...

Thanks for sharing the joy! Enjoy the concert, sounds wonderful!
P.S. hope the prize is colorwashes, you have tempted me to try them.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Frank said...

What a beautiful project.... absolutely love it...tons or details to look at...

rhonda said...

I love the projects you make! Happy Thanksgiving!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Your such an inkspiration, luv your work...I was sitting here trying to figger out how to use the tree die, and look at you! Now I gotta go play, thanks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fun time too at the TSO!

Anonymous said...

wow...this is so pretty! I concur about your inspiration and ART! can't wait to have a bunch of washes....and I guess I need that tree! but I so love YOUR tree! xo
cher

Anonymous said...

wow...this is so pretty! I concur about your inspiration and ART! can't wait to have a bunch of washes....and I guess I need that tree! but I so love YOUR tree! xo
cher

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is a gorgeous project. Are those flowers cut with dies or cut by hand?

Anette said...

Love your project! haven't seen that tree before.....it's great.

Stephanie said...

Seeing this project today is what caused me to follow this blog! I love that frame and how you've embellished it! Those trees and the flower look wonderful, love the music paper clipped on and the holly leaves...all of it is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see what you create next!!!

sue said...

Congrats to the winners. Your Project is cool.

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats to your winners! Fab Home Decor pieces! Thanks for sharing the details on the Ranger Blog!

Stefanie Staniak said...

It was great to finally meet you in person. I'm Stefanie who sat at your table forever on Saturday. Thanks also for the tag - your work is amazing. Seeing your projects in real life was just awesome. The group of ladies that "bugged" you on Sunday, the one's you got the baskets for so they could shop, was part of my group (along with sweet Daisy from EP). They too were just thrilled. I think we all need to get together and have a Wendy Make Art night. Have to work on that one.
Enjoy your trip to Chicago and please continue to make more art.:)

Lorraine said...

That is gorgeous! I've dabbled, but not project size - wouldn't know where to begin, LOL.

mcclar26 said...

OH, you andMichell should be SANTA'S LITTLE HELPERS!! =) What a GREAT way to start off the week!! CCONGRATS to the lucky winners!!
Thanks Wendy for the GREAT inspiration peice yet again!! You always seem to AMAZE us!! Also, THANKS for the chances to win that would be such a great way to get some things created for x-mas!! HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING and as usual THANKS for creating AWESOME art and sharing it with us!! =)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

ohmygosh!! woohoo, thank you so much, wendy!!! you totally made my day :)!!
i saw your project on the ranger website and i loooove it! it's so amazing with all your wonderful details. i love those trees, the flowers, the heart, the flourish...ahh...
thanks again and have a wonderful week!
*hugs* steph :)

julie m said...

great project for the happiest season of the year.

Kristy Hansenwi said...

LOVE your stuff..I try to "copy" some of the ideas-but they are never the same as yours. But I keep trying. I'm so glad you had the chance to be on tim's DT What a lucky gal to spread your art creativity. Good luck for your future projects. Love this one!!! KH

candyspiegel said...

So beautiful! I think I need more background stamps ...

Nancy said...

That's a lot of joy! I so enjoy reading your blog to be inspired for the day. Another lovely project....thank you Wendy!

Nancy said...

Every piece you do has the "Wendy" touch. I love what you have done with grunge and color wash! So Christmasy and so you!

Marilyn L. said...

Your blog really inspires me to create. All I need is more time! Thanks for the "joyful" opportunity to win.

Michele K said...

Hey Wendy: Quick question for you. Which of your sets includes the flower stamp you used in Thursday's display? Looking for what set the 7 petal flower comes from. Thanks much and take care...

Wendy said...

from one Wendy to another......just got your Art Parts and shipped some to Hels........awesome results!!!

Missusg said...

i really need to spend more time making art then going through and through and through your blog admiring ALL that you do. your style is the best of the best

Erika M. said...

I just love what you created and would be exploding with joy to win some goodies to MAKE ART!

Sue said...

Your enthusiasm is almost as appealing as your creativity! I always feel like crafting after reading your blog. I am anxious to order your art parts to play with. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Wanda H said...

A gorgeous hanging!!!! I think I want one almost just like it but I must get your Christmas set of stamps!!!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!! I love the wall hanging and plan on doing one just like it. You projects are always amazing and I love your style.

Diane

PJK said...

Can't wait to try some Make Art projects, it is so cool!

Barbara said...

I absolutely love this project. It is so perfect. Your talent is astounding!!!

redmom said...

I love this project, perfect Christmas decoration!! I have decided taht I NEED that tree die!!

TheLastOfNine said...

This is a beautiful piece you made, as always. Love the colors, they are so intense.
Gloria

Anonymous said...

Just love your stuff. I used an idea on a Halloween mini that I did. Turned out to be my favorite page. I'm thinking I will have to try this again on a Christmas page.

carol.austin@sympatico.ca

Hels Sheridan said...

My day is filled with joy after seeing this GORGEOUS creation Wendy ... loving that natural canvas ( I have a few ATC sized bits of it, need to get a big bit now LOL) Hopeing you have a FAB time on Friday... and... hope you having lots of inky fun in the Studio x

Susan said...

What a beautiful piece Wendy! Have fun at the concert.
Susan

Brenda B said...

Love it Love it Love it. You are so talented....Happy Thanksgiving to you Wendy. Have a wonderful day!

Tara C. said...

Love the post!!! I am a fan of the sticky back canvas and love the Art Parts. I'm currently waiting for my snow flakes to dry on my small frame now. Thanks for all your inspiration. I can't believe where it has taken me. Thank you!!!!

Deb Smith said...

Love Love Love TSO in concert or on my iPod. Know you will enjoy and it will truly put you in the holiday spirit. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. There is much to be thankful for this year.

Thanks for sharing the project. Hope to get it made before Christmas!! Snagged it off of Ranger's blog yesterday but now need to pop over to leave a comment.

Catch u soon darlin.

Deb

Karla Anderson said...

it was great to watch you demo this weekend in Madison. You are so inspiring and I love the tag - I have it hanging up with all my favorite art pieces. Thanks so much!

steph martin said...

Love this project - colour washes are on my xmas wish list :)

Wendy Dicranian said...

You continue to inspire with your wonderful use of so many different products. Thanks for spreading the JOY of making art. Wendy

Lana said...

Wendy, it was a pleasure seeing you this weekend in Madison. I hope some of that creativity you have jumped off on me! You are truly one talented lady. This project is as wonderful as ever! Thank you so much for always sharing your talent with us!

Charmaine said...

Love this! Heading over to Ranger to get the details on how to make it.

Charmaine

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Amy said...

Too Cute! (But I must say your trees are much cuter than Tim's die cut ones.)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sandy said...

I received your books in the mail and that brought me joy. Once the holdiay commitments are over, I will be making art.

Sue said...

Love the project, Wendi!

Carol said...

JOY is what comes from a little ink, a little paper and a litte glue. Just amazing!!!

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow, such a fantastic project, I cant wait to make something like this, its the perfect Christmas present!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Love this sample! You are awesome! Thanks to Michelle for supplying the prizes! You know we love prizes. I saw the Trans Siberian Orchestra a couple of years ago...totally awesome amazing and worth every penny and then some!

jan said...

YOU bring JOY to so many Wendy!! Wonderful to see you and your ART in Madison this past weekend! You and your art were my favorite part of the entire convention! Very inspiring to watch you work ART and spread enthusiasm for creativity! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Thanks so much for sharing ANOTHER great project with us! I LOVE the Distressed Vintage look you give to everything. You make me want to get out all my toys and play!!!!!
Congrats to the luck winners!
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Karen S. Ohio

octlove said...

u just continue to blow me away...this piece is simply amazing...luv the use of the canvas & the trees...still waiting for my lss to get ur art parts in [did grab a few from another source, but shhhh don't tell on me]:)

Vicki B in OP NY said...

The second I saw this on the Ranger blog I knew it was yours - it is just what I want for Christmas! lol
How much fun for your winners. Congratulations to them. I'm thankful for your inspiration to so many artists and crafters. Hugs to all who create.
A little inkling

buglady said...

Love this project! So glad that there are complete instructions on how to recreate it. I can't wait to find a store with the new improved Ranger Colorwashes. So far every store that has them has the old ones! :(
Aloha, Kate

flirtini83 said...

great ideas. found your blog through tim holtz. so glad i did. thanks for the giveaway.

grammypame said...

Love your blog and your work it is amazing. Thanks for sharing and for a giveaway. happy thanksgiving!
Hugz
Pam Allen

Pat Moore said...

oh so wonderfully done ...Pat

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous creation and yes I would love to win stuff to make art too!

Cottagerca said...

got's love tim's tree die. I can invision so many great layouts...
ava
cottagera

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Thanks for all of your inspiration. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Mahala said...

I love seeing what people do with the Ranger products. :)

Debbie said...

I love your art, so colorful and lots of great details on how you do everything!

Beth said...

Love your work! I need to see if any of my LSS carry your Art Parts!!

karen said...

Wendy -Wow! This is a beautiful piece of artwork! I love the layering and the textures! Thanks for sharing your ideas for using colour washes. Happy Thanksgiving!
Karen from Canada

etta thomas said...

Awesome project!!! I just love it when I pull up your blog. So many fun things to enjoy! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy you outing, but be careful heading to Chicago.

Nancy said...

Oh, I LOVE this! And I think I have all of the supplies for it! YEA!

Enjoy TSO! We try to see them every other year (hmmm, is this the year?) - their performances are awesome!! Say "hi" to Chicago for me - haven't been there in quite awhile - great city to visit!

Lynne said...

Wendy - Simply awesome - love everything about it - you are a genius. Have a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Enjoy every moment.

LynneZ

Lyssa said...

Wendy,
I can't wait to try the new color washes. Oh the possibilities . . .
color wash, your stamps, art parts - JOY.

Vicki in MD said...

if this doesn't get someone in the mood to spread some joy, they must have the heart of scrooge. This is fabulous. love the textured trees and the poinsettia - wonderful combination.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Wendy, this is just perfect for the holidays! And, you're gonna LOVE Trans-Siberian Orchestra! I saw them 2 years ago, here, in NJ. And, to top off an already great show, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was their special guest! Have a great time and post all about it!

Sarah said...

Wendy, Amazing stuff!!! I just love the stuff you create and the ideas you share! Thanks! And great giveaways! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa in mi said...

Love this wall hanging. Your art is amazing! Have a Happy Thanksgiving & enjoy your concert!

Betsy in ar said...

I can sense your enthusiasm for your craft when you type, amazing. Thanks for always inspiring!

Linda Kay said...

Every time I click on your blog and see a new post I feel a surge of excitement! You never fail to "spread the joy and inspire me"...even without giveaways!
Thanks Wendy...enjoy your Thanksgiving!