Tuesday, February 8, 2011

make art & MORE...

good morning from FRIGID Illinois...
where we are counting the days 'til we see some green grass...

I wanted to share the cover of my new book...
it's #4...

this book contains 12 projects with complete instructions, supply lists & step out photos...

the first few pages have been all rewritten & updated with new hints & tips for...

making art...

I'm expecting it to ship in approximately 6 to 8 weeks...
they are SWAMPED with orders in Cleveland...
which is a good thing!

the stamps will ship first, then art parts, then the book last...

I will let you know here when it's available...

anyway, the cake stand & mini book featured on the cover are both projects from the book...
the mini (2 1/2 x 2 1/2) book has grungepaper pages...
it was sooo fun...


and speaking of books...

this leads right into another CHA creation...

this time it's the large creative cover journal...

I started by covering the outside of the covers with tim's kraft resist paper...

the new art parts scroll/leaves was misted with meadow color wash...
and then stamped with that medicine bottle stamp...

how flipping cool are those new grunge blocks?
they are so much fun...

and when I put them together...
there just happened to be the perfect place for the new pen nib...
which (if you look closely) says...
JOURNAL!
perfect!

the journal was assembled with tim's ring binder...
the large size...


now here's a little shopping tip...

to jazz up the inside covers, I misted over tim's new alpha parts with meadow color wash...

here comes the tip...

get one to use just as a stencil...
it's simple to run it under the faucet to rinse off the color wash...
it can be used a million times...

so... keep one whole...

and get a second one, to actually USE the letters...

here's the other font style...

BTW...
the adhesive on the letters is awesome...


here's a page from the inside...
and the saying too...


there's that paint brush again...
I LOVE it with just a dab of crackle paint...

the art parts large scallop trim
is a good fit for the large creative cover...
it fits in either book orientation...



now I'm off to the studio...

time for...
spring cleaning!

I have way tooooo much stuff, like brand new discontinued products...
products that I used for classes, but don't have enough of now for more classes...

and lots of good arty STUFF...

I'm assembling 15 boxes of STUFF...
it's time to make room here for new STUFF...
so some things NEED to find new homes...

it's either THAT...
or we add onto the studio, which did not please Rick...

I got 15 giant 13 x 13 flat rate boxes from the PO & I'm loading them up with 12 x 12 papers...
LOTS of chipboard...
alphabets...
numbers...
and some cool STUFF...
and more...

then, when they are stuffed to the gills,
I'll be offering them here...
(US shipping only, since they are so heavy)

stay tuned...

have a good day...
stay warm...

make art!
wendy

59 comments:

Patti said...

I just love your art parts and your books and can't wait to get my hands on tim's resist paper...so I can make art!

Where can your books be purchased?

Debby said...

Wonderful cover! Looking forward to that yummy book plus all of the other new stamps. Hmmmm I did not think you ever had to clean! LOL. I do need to clean off my desk top. Maybe tomorrow. Hope to see when you are teaching again!

TheLastOfNine said...

I am so in love with that adorable cake stand on your book. The art journal is also great. You know that there are homes out here that have room for the things you need to get rid of (don't tell my hubs). Like dessert...there is always room for art supplies. Oh! For the love of art!

Gloria

Marijane said...

Oh boy.... now all we have to do is be patient, and that's so hard! Your 4th book cover is just darling and I can't WAIT to see more of what's inside, but that'll have to WAIT... I already have ordered some of the stamps, art parts and kraft paper, but that'll have to WAIT...! But I won't WAIT to tell you that your art is divine, and THANK YOU so much for sharing all the great tips with us, your loyal followers!

SusanK said...

Loving your new art...now to be patient until I can get my hands on some of your new stamps and stuff!

michelle said...

Loving you new book cover and what a wonderful journal inside and out! Thanks for the tips I love that you share it helps for me to see that there is more then one way to look at things always a good thing!

Oh I think a box needs to come my way although my DH would say oh no . . not more stuff. Who needs clothes in the closet!

Anita said...

Great tips! Stunning projects!

Tara C said...

(grunt) I'm going to have to stop reading all the blogs until the kraft resist and art parts is available. Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder-- it just makes me go crazy!!! I'm working myself into a frenzy!!! I need it- I want it- I can sleep without it!! No more teasing its killing us!!! STOP THE MADNESS!!!

Dawn said...

I would love to purchase a box of your goodies- I am so close in Frigid WI- I could meet you at Hannahs...LOL

Anonymous said...

luv your work! these are great ideas...and I will most likey pop for stuff too if reasonable, ty ty ty!

jackib said...

looking forward to the offerings! I just love your STUFF/ART/CREATIVITY!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

The art journal book is amazing.

Mall Rat said...

The journal is soooooo cool ! I totally can't wait for the boxes to be loaded, I hope I get in in time to get one ! Have a great day Wendy !

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome cover. Love the journal. You could send some of your excess STUFF to me! lol

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hands down AMAZING Miss Wendy! Drooling and jaw dropping!

HUGS!
Heidi

Bernice said...

I saw the art journal on Tim's video. I hadn't realised it was yours. I think it is sooooooo great.

Noreen said...

I love your style and just really enjoy seeing your projects!

Vic said...

I love all of it!!

Elaine A said...

Ok Wendy -

Now you've done it! I feel like a little kid in a toy or candy shop. There is so much eye candy and so many goodies I don't know where to look! I can tell you though that I NEED everything - LOL! Can you say FABULOUS!!

Elaine Allen

Eileen said...

It's pretty frigid here too, though I think I heard a bird singing yesterday.
Just counting the days til the new stuff starts shipping. And til I see some green outside.

Helen said...

These samples are amazing (again!) Like everyone else, I am sooo impatient to get my hands on the new stock - though my bank account ain't looking forward to the day!
Going to make art - right now!

jolande said...

Whatever you make...it's beautiful..your creativity is so great...thanks for sharing

Jolande

Renee said...

Just love the book covers! and of course love what you did with them.
Stay warm and have a great day!

Linda Elbourne said...

I Loved every single iddy bit of all your samples and your new book ROCKS!
U.S postage only ... I am soooooo gonna move!

Sandra said...

WOW Wendy - amazing - love all the art - amazing ... just amazing .... wow ...
Sandra ltb

jan said...

So many things to add to the studio, work, buy, work, buy..... now to set aside a little time for making ART!

WheatLDee said...

I've got my hand up,ME...ME...ME...
(picture one of those antsy little kids!) I can't wait to purchase one of your goodie boxes. I am really in love with your journal cover! You have really outdone yourself, those pen nibs are the perfect embellishment. Thanks for bringing color to the otherwise white (landscape) here in upstate NY.

nonnie said...

cool art journal...

sue said...

I'm in the back of the room waving my hand. Pick me! Pick me! I really want to purchase a goodie box. You have the best art stuff. Can't wait to see the inside of the new book.

Jill said...

Love the new projects and the helpful shopping tips too!!!

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to purchasing your new product line. It is jam packed full of irresistible goodies. If you need a home for your excess goodies, I would be more than happy to receive a box. I love your art and appreciate that you are so generous to share it with us. Thank you and have a great day!

Michelle from MN

lois Skiathitis said...

Love todays project, it just puts a smile on my face. Looking forward to your new book too. TFS!!! :-D

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE your latest pieces... HUGE congrats on the new book... CANNOT WAIT!!! I seem to be either wishing time away or talking with exclamation marks whenever I visit you... and now.. I need, nnnnneeeeeeeed... like realllllly neeeeeeeed to live in America cos I want, nay and thrice, NEEEEEEED one of those boxes you have... corrrrr, I am so going to have to start winning lotteries and looking at real estate LOL THANK YOU... for ... all your inspirations xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

The journal is gorgeous! Looking forward to the new book.

Angie Lentz said...

Wow I think it is wonderful!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

Erika M. said...

All of your art part creations are marvelous. I smiled today looking at your art journal cover. My mother passed away this Sunday and I've decided that I need to do an art journal as a part of my grieving process. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

Ooooooo cant wait to see the boxes! The art journal is wonderful wendy- i love, love the paintbrush! You go Girl!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Oh goody, goody. Grab bag boxes ... can't wait! Looking forward to getting the new book! And, I LOVE that journal!

Sandy Davis said...

Awesome projects. I have been trying to decide which of your books to buy, and now I think it will be number 4!

Linda Kay said...

Spring cleaning already! You ARE anxious for winter to end! Maybe some of your enthusiasm for cleaning out the old will rub off on me...hubby would sure like that! Can't wait to see more samples from CHA! You're such an inspiration!!!!

Julie said...

I love that new gaint tree stamp too! Great page layout!!

Tona said...

WooHoo! Soon the next book comes out. I love what you did with that mini album!!!

Becky said...

I think you should add on to the studio! oh, wait, that means no stuff for us... nevermind then. :)

Lori said...

This is such a cool project! Love all the elements, it's so WENDY! lol! Green grass? What's that? lol! I usually don't mind winter too much, but this one has been exceptionally long. I'm ready for spring too!

Deb Smith said...

(Im)patiently waiting

octlove said...

lovin' the cover of the new book...can't wait to see what tidbits you put inside!

Kathy Eddy said...

now we are even more anxious to get the new goodies. That cake stand is too cool and I need the book for sure.

Dorothy said...

I seriously need to go shopping!
Love your ART!!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

So glad you made it home from CA! I worried about you for days! Anyway, can't wait for all the new stuff to be in stock and ready to go! My wallet can wait though! lol I need to clean up and clean out my "art" stuff, too! You know what they say...one person's trash is another person's treasure! Wonder what is going in those boxes????

buglady said...

Well, you know the spring cleaning boxes will be sold the minute you announce their sale. We all cannot wait for these new products and art parts and the book to be available for sale.
Aloha, Kate

Wanda H said...

The book cover is wonderful!!! The Journal totally awesome!!! What a great tip about Tim's alphas!!!!! The boxes sound like soooooooo much fun!!!! I'll have to watch close!!

nicoleqmullen said...

Oh my, this journal is fab, I love the print blocks on the cover. Adore your idea for using the letters as stencils too. I am really coveting the tree stamp too. I love the way you are doing a clean out too, I wish I even had 15 boxes of stuff to give away! I think you should tell Rick that adding on to the studio is the only way forward though ;p

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Oh gorgeous album!! And did you say 15 boxes of goodies?!! HOLY SMOKES!! I can't wait!

Etta said...

The giant tree stamp...WAY COOL and I, too, think the saying is GREAT!

Amy said...

That journal is gorgeous! I can't wait to see those boxes!

Karla Anderson said...

I sooo want one of those boxes..I hope I catch you in time!
Thanks so much for sharing your art with us!

karen said...

OH...WOW! I really, really, really would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE one of those boxes! So, please, if and when you are ready to send them out..please send one to me and I will pay right away.
Hey..you never said how we could get one...
OK..ENOUGH ABOUT ME...
Wendy..I am absolutely loving your art parts and stamps and the techniques that you have been showing to us. You rock girl! Thanks Wendy!

Sharon Secor said...

One of those boxes of goodies - oh yes I am sure one has my name on it. Can't wait for your new book - cover is awesome and I bet the rest of it is totally awesome too. Don't forget - one of those boxes has my name on it!!!

RobinG said...

hmmm you could do both share some stuff with your admirors and add onto studio...its a win win situation lol