Wednesday, January 12, 2011

a set a day #3...

ART PARTS HOUSE??

ART PARTS LEAVES???
What are you guys talking about?
What peek?
You promised...
I thought you saw nothing???

Today...
is day 3 of the new CHA stamps and I can show you...

another large set...

this one is called...

ART GONE POSTAL...



starting @ the top...

"read the fine print"...
LOTS of fun & funny uses for that one...

the mesh is great stamped in coffee or olive archival or any distress ink for that matter...
it's a good collage filler stamp...
it's large...
just what I like...
except when I like mini...

it works well both when stamped horizontal & vertical...
and like to apply the ink unevenly...
for a vintage/worn effect...

I've used the the postal border BUNCHES already...
I LOVE it stamped in the background...

I created it from actual old postage marks from some letters we found @ Rick's aunt's home...
she had a box of letters tucked away in a closet and we rescued them after she died...

I've been wanting another "filler type stamp" for a while...
I was thinking something round that could be used in those odd spaces that just NEED something extra...

this is an actual vintage wood handle rubber stamp, that we found @ an antique mall along with some other postal things...
and...since my dad was a postal worker...
postal things remind me of him...

I've used this guy on several projects...
and I like it LOTS...
stamp it once or stamp it several times to make a longer border...

now that bottom mini quilt is FUN...

here's a very simple ATC I made with it...

probably the first ATC that is actually regulation...
everything is ON the ATC...
nothing hanging off...
shocking!

I stamped it twice on grungeboard, inked the bottom one with denim color wash & the second with meadow...
and cut apart the individual squares from the meadow quilt...

I think it looks like a mini game board...
complete with game pieces...

hey...
about those game pieces...here's a tip...

they are made from the little circle cutouts that come in the art parts spool kit...
and the sampler pack...
I lightly inked them with butterscotch pigment ink...

tim's mini star stamp is a PERFECT fit...
I was happy to discover that tidbit...

use just one for an embellishment...
or use several...to makes a cute border...

the ledge that the game pieces are sitting on is a section of the straight art parts flower stem...


and speaking of ATC'S...
get ready to play with some...

new ART PART ATC's...
YIPPEE!

there are 3 styles in the package...
square corners, rounded corners & cute little cut corners...

9 ATC's total in the pack...
so 3 of each...

they are a great solid surface to work on...

I used the square corner ATC for the piece above...

now for a totally different look from that same mini quilt stamp...

take a look @ how it transforms the 8 petal flower into a flower that looks like 4 hearts...

I was surprised when this developed...
here's what it looks like when this flower is stamped over 4 of the squares...


I didn't see it...
until I stamped it...
a fun discovery!

I'll be redoing this one in red for sure...
make that barn door!

So....that's it...set #3...
art gone postal...

I'll be patiently waiting to hear your thoughts...
keep them coming!

THANKS for taking the time to comment...
YOU MAKE MY DAY!

Pop back tomorrow for set #4...

and here comes the usual...

make art!
wendy
ps....
so...one art parts package of ATC's and 13 more NEWpackages coming...
I wonder what they could be?

69 comments:

ellen vargo said...

It just keeps getting better & better! That grid background... I'm in LOVE... and the flower stamped over the quilt block? GENIUS! I'm swooning... and I can already hear the *whoosh* of the funds whizzing out of my bank account! Thanks for all these peaks - have a great day!!! Ellen xx

LynneForsythe said...

OK girl....has anyone told you today...YOU ARE EXTREMELY TALENTED...and your creations are FANTABULOUS??!??! WELL YOU ARE!!

Hels Sheridan said...

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I have had to get some oxugen cos I am sooo hyperventilating cos these are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact, I seem to have completely lost the use of proper punctuation and seem to be talking in exclamations... THANK YOU Wendy for sharing these with ys... I CANNOT WAIT.. I know, I keep saying that.. but I literally CANNOT WAIT for the UK to get them... SO.. I Can get them too!!

CONGRATS again on even more GORGEOUS and innovative designs... hugest hugs! xx

scrappin-scrappin said...

Wowza, wowza, wowza!!! Love it!! My dad was a postal worker also and so is my DH, I'm working on a big shadow box of my dad's things and the postal stamp is going to be just perfect!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!! Thanks for the peeks Wendy!!

Dorothy said...

You do realize I need all of these!!!
Thanks Wendy!

Eileen said...

Oooooh! My fave so far. Just love anything postal and that mesh is just perfect! Keep 'em coming!
Eileen in NYC (though at the moment I'm in snow-free Florida)

Helen said...

I love these stamps even more than the first two sets. Wendy = genius designer. Love thaxt patchwork effect and as for the hearts - I have gone to heaven. Start shipping to the UK NOW!!!!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

This set is versatile - got a bit of a thing about old postal stamps so this would be very useful. Love the atc parts and looking forward to sneaking a peek at more art parts.

PattiA said...

I love the mini quilt! That will be put to much use. The Art Part ATC's are genius. Can't wait to get those too. Oh the list just grows and grows. You have been very busy!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

...and I luv this set too, or maybe even more! You are so "on" in what we need, that is good for all of us, you and me especially! Luv the samples

Therese said...

ART GONE POSTAL------ what an amazing stamp set, so many uses for this one. Cannot wait for this one......Happy New Make Art.........hugs, Therese

Vicki in MD said...

oooooo ahhhhhh I love the postal theme (and I love that I had a delayed opening so that I could see this peak before school instead of after school) The flower surprise is wonderful! thanks for sharing

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Ooo, this is fab! I love the postal elements, and of course ANYTHING QUILTY!

Robin Swederske said...

Well, you've outdone yourself yet again! I love this postal set!!!

Wanda H said...

Love flower over the quilt stamp!!!! "Read the fine print"... I totally missed that until I read it in your post, lolol... I guess I'm not so good at fine print, huh, lol!!! Love the mesh... and the postal stuff... my dh is a stamp collector so these will be fun!!!!

Lori said...

Love the mesh, and the postal stamps, and the quilt stamp, and the sentiment...ok, I guess that's all of them then. ATC art parts, how cool! And that flower with the quilt stamp? Genius.

Larajc said...

the quilt stamp...YUM! These are all so wonderful!

Mall Rat said...

How cool is that flower !!! I love that it looks like hearts, in Barn Door that would be perfect for Valentines Day. I am so excited about the rest of the art parts !!!! Have a great and artful day Wendy.

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set. The postal images are wonderful. The mini quilt is so cute! AND ATC ART PARTS? Whoa baby!!! Show us more - please - LOL!

Elaine Allen

sue said...

11 more to go. This is so fun. So far I think this is my favorite set. The Art Parts will be another favorite.

Primitive Seasons said...

Fantasatic! Love the quilty affect from that stamp. Cannot wait for this to be in my hands.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

Love the postal stuff and I really like the flower created from the mini quilt. Clever.

kybarb said...

I love postal! I also totally enjoy reading about the inspiration or original stamp you used for your designs! And LOVE the quilt pattern--great that it looks like hearts when stamped on the flower! You're a genius just like Tim:)

Sandy Davis said...

Love the grid background the most, and really love how that flower turned out with the quilt stamp.

Linda R said...

I'm squealing with delight over the mesh background and it's big - yay!! Plus the postal and quilt for my art journal collage will be wild. And there's more? I can't stand it - you are so awesome ;-)

jill said...

I love the postmark stamps...both of them..and especially the postal history you talked about. The story makes the stamps even more special!!!

nicoleqmullen said...

I am loving these new lines, and enjoying the sneak peeks. The postal stamps really are fab and I love how personal they are to you, you really are sharing yourself with us!!

Amy said...

Love the quilt stamp. I see mini chipboard letters and background for all of the mini projects I do. I also like the net pattern--the wavy lines give somuch character, reminds me of burlap.

jackib said...

Loving that postal border bunch! I do think I need to add this set to my ever growing wish list. :)

MrsETaylor said...

Absolutely LOVING this stamp set. Gotta have it!!!

Etta said...

This is a really "fun" set and my favorite rubber baby would be... the QUILT! Love it!

Debby said...

Love the postal set! I have always loved postage stamps and stamps that mimic postage. This set rocks. The mini quilt is really cool too. I want this now and the atc art parts too!!!

Stephanie said...

This stamp set is soo cool...I love that "read the fine print"...your right, lots of fun uses for that!! Love the quilt and how you did the flower...that is really cool!!! Great designing!

rhonda said...

I am loving everything, keep em coming!

Anonymous said...

just delish..as I expected...luv the teenytiny print! well...luv the whole set! xo cher

nonnie said...

mini quilt for sure....

lois Skiathitis said...

I can see the quilt pattern on a card. Everything is so YUMMY. My heart has been singing with happiness looking at all of the new art parts and the new stamps. Your sample is gorgeous both of them. TFS!!! Looking forward to tomorrow. TFS!!! :-D

jolande said...

I think that I ask to my boss..if he wants to give me my paycheck twice...all this stuff is so nice, I want to have it;)

Kathy Eddy said...

I love this set and being a postal worker, I simply must have it; yeah, that's it; it's like my duty or something ; yeah, that's it.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I love postage stamps ... there's just somthing about them. And, as soon as I saw that background, I knew I had to have it. Very cool! Loving these peeks ... thanks for sharing!

Larissa Heskett said...

JUST AMAZING WENDY!! =)
I AM JUST LOVING IT!! BUT I THINK I WILL PROBABLY LOVE IT ALL EVEN WITH OUT SEEING THE REST JUST BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE PRODUCTS WORK!! SO VERSATILE!! ANYWAY, SO CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY AND OF COUSRE I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE!! =)
HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!!

Sandra said...

what a fun set! I really need to figure out how to work another job so I can buy more toys!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas on how to use the images.
Sandra ltb

Julie said...

I'm thinking one could use the large mesh stamp in the fiber arts area for stamping on cloth and the mini quilt would make a great tag for home made quilts. Any other quilt stamps coming out in the future??

Elaine said...

Great set of stamps - love the postal ones for decorating envelopes and travel albums. Looking forward to tomorrow!!

Tona said...

Oooh! Lots of possibilities with this set!!!

Renee said...

Love the stamps....super excited about the art part ATCs!!

NANCY DARE said...

I really love this one!!!

karen said...

Read the fine print...just like the fine print in your blogs...I love it! This set presents endless possibilites for making art...travel, the quilt could be a baby quilt, the mesh is a background or a fence. Lots of fun to be had. Thanks Wendy!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness I am not sure i can stand anymore. Between you and Tim I think I am going to need a straight jacket...
I have placed my credit card in the freezer.llo
Thanks for sharing

michelle said...

I am thinking that it just gets better and better . . . Oh how I adore this set! I know you are saving the best for last but I can not imagine it getting any better!

Susan said...

Ooh, I love that background! And what genius using the quilt stamp for the flower! Gotta get my hands on some Art Parts too.
Susan

Vic said...

My head is spinning!! Everything is so fantastic.

Nancy said...

My what fabulous new goodies you are bringing to us!

Karla Anderson said...

Great ideas! I can;t wait to use all your new products. Thanks for the sneak peeks.

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I love that you rescued the stamps--what fun is that....I love that idea. Can't wait to see what else you came up with...hurry with the peeks....ksh

buglady said...

Art Gone Postal, does that mean we have to watch out for the postman? Nice grouping of postmarks. Who doesn't like getting some mail art?
Aloha, Kate

redmom said...

That patchwork stamp is simply amazing!!!

TheLastOfNine said...

You must always read the fine print, isn't that true. Love it!!
Gloria H

Dianal said...

Love the new stamp set .. the grid, the postage stamps .... I can't wait until my lss gets them in stock .... anticipatation ....

Penci said...

I sure am enjoying our little preview party! What a great discovery with the flower/hearts! I think I better be looking for a second job as I can see lots of new stamps and art parts in my near future!

octlove said...

Between you & Tim...how am I ever going to afford basic things like food, gas & shoes:)

Kim C. said...

I can't wait to get home from work each day to see what you have in store for us. Like the others I too am so overwhelmed with all the new stuff you and Tim have come up with. You two are awesome.

Karen said...

This time of the year is so much fun! I look so forward to the sneak peeks!!! It gives me incentive to save $$ for some serious shopping and art making!!

Diane said...

OH MY GOSH! I LOVE the ATC and love how the flower turned out! Very cool!!!!

barbara b. said...

Love the Art gone Postal stamp. SO many inspiring choices for it! Can't wait to see it in person. Keep 'um coming!

Liz in MO said...

I love that gridy looking thingy at the top!!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE that stamp set!!!

Karen said...

Love it - All of it !
Love the collection of postmarks, love the collection of patterns.
I see the hearts - Love them too :)

Dawn said...

Awesome again - I like the patterns but love the grid.