Monday, March 14, 2011

it started as an ordinary day...

happy Monday to you!

A MILLION thanks to everyone who ordered book #4
and then sent messages after receiving it...

I'm thrilled you like it...
you make my heart HAPPY!

shipping & receiving had a few really busy days here ...
thank you dear hubby...

Rick said every time he walked into the PO the guys would say MORE???
Hey...it's job security guys!!!

I needed to make some more samples
for the Stampers Anonymous booth...

and I wanted to take some NEW projects to share @ the CARSON convention this coming weekend!

So I played with art parts,
distress stains & grunge...
I thought I would share the result with you...

It's about 6 x 6...

I inked the frame with weathered wood distress stain...
sanded the edges with tim's sanding grip then inked them with vintage photo, using the blending tool....

the frame then got stamped with my script background & coffee archival...

I covered the solid base with a vintage dictionary page & inked it with forest moss & a bit of broken china distress inks...

the bubble background was stamped with coffee archival, so that when I stamped the postmarks & saying in jet black, they wouldn't be lost in the background...

the art parts scroll/leaves was inked with forest moss distress stain, then sanded and inked with vintage photo, using the blending tool...
then stamped with the script background, using jet black archival...

the larger art parts flower was inked with faded jeans distress stain, sanded & distressed with vintage photo...
stamped with the text...
then the edges were highlighted with rock candy distress stickles, for a bit of vintage shimmer...

the mini flower is Clearly for Art, which was covered with a dictionary scrap...
then stamped with jet black archival, cut out & inked with weathered wood distress stain & a bit of vintage photo distress ink...

the center is a tim accoutrements button...



the art parts truck is carrying some mini hearts & a label...
they were stamped on grungeboard scraps...

the long fasteners add a little texture to the art parts truck...


I love the subtle shimmer from the rock candy distress stickles...

my art parts guy has a new look...
this time he's holding a mini grungepaper heart & his hat was covered up with a mini art parts flower...

behind him you'll see a ticket, stamped on grungeboard and a label & a portion of the milk cap, both stamped on grungepaper...

oh...
and I gave him a butterfly wing...made with Clearly for Art BLACKOUT...

I love being able to let pieces hang off the edges...
and not worry about them bending or breaking...

thanks to grunge...


now I'm headed to the accountant to get the taxes done...
I doubt this will be as much fun as playing in the studio...

if you are in California, I hope to see you @ the Carson convention this weekend...

it's Monday...
a great day to...

make art!
wendy

24 comments:

Debby said...

Wendy, beautiful work. I love all the details.

Nancy said...

Love this!! I've decided "it started...." is my new fav stamp! It was perfect for the SSSS piece I made yesterday - I know I'm going to be using it a lot! And your Art Parts? LOVE 'em!!

But, I don't understand one thing: why will the time with your accountant not be as fun? Hmmm, should I be offended? ROFL!!

Mall Rat said...

I love it ! I love the way the guy looks like he's holding the heart .. too cool! Happy Tax time :)

Tracey said...

very nice! i likey!
i cant' wait to get my book ;) im thinking since others have received theirs already mine will be on my doorstep today maybe! that will really brighten my day, it sucks so far!!!

Debby said...

Great project! Love how all of the parts fit together. Need those art parts now!

Hels Sheridan said...

ooooh love this Wendy, that chap holding the heart is just perfect! Loving the CFA coverd with papers... fabbylicious indeedily... erm.. have a good time with the figures-guy... eeek, I do not do maths!! x

Linda Elbourne said...

This is gorgeous Wendy ... I LOVE that little chappie ... A LOT!

NANCY DARE said...

Love your project as always...can't wait to see you & it in Carson!

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see you at Carson. I will be a sponge and soak up your inspiration.

SusanK said...

Not in California but am having fun making art using your new 'Celestial Art' set. Taxes? Yuk! Another lovely piece to add to the display!

Helen said...

What a beautiful piece of art - and what a grand way to spend the day!! Wish I could be there at the weekend, but there's too much ocean in the way!

Judi said...

Cant wait to see this at the Carson show!

Elaine A said...

I love when you play Wendy. You always come up with some awesome pieces of art. Have I mentioned I'm addicted to your Art Parts? LOL! I love this piece.

Elaine Allen

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is terrific, all the elements work together perfectly.

lois Skiathitis said...

Your project is so awesome. So much whimsy. I love it. Have a good time at Carson. TFS!!! :-D

Kathy Eddy said...

Great art as always Wendy. Got my book but haven't had a chance to look at it yey. Taking it to bed with me tonight.

Tara C said...

I love the clearly for art!!! I love it's versality--it's my new grungepaper!!! I picked up some art parts this weekend and can't wait to get to inkin' !! Thanks for more inspiration!!!!

Sandra said...

amazing Wendy!
Sandra ltb

Dorothy said...

Excellent Wendy!!!

sue said...

It has been a whole week. Missed your blogs. Love my book, hoping you will be coming to St. Louis soon so you can sign my book and teach us something cute from it.

jackib said...

so cute, wendy - you are one busy lady!

WheatLDee said...

Your little man is just perfect in the corner! Love it!! Just ordered some blackout and some clock art parts- and I can not wait to give it a go!

Wanda H said...

Another fun project!!! Have fun at the show!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous stuff as always Wendy :-)
Anne xx