Monday, March 7, 2011

new LOOK...new BOOK!

I like a fun title...
and...

this title...WORKS!

I walked into the studio, intending to play with more of Ranger's Metal Foil Tape sheets & Clearly For Art...

but ended up creating this instead...


the piece below caught my eye...
and started a little idea...

I thought SHE needed a new look...
(first part of the title)...


she was created using lots of fun stuff...

2 roof pieces from the new art parts residences...

they were inked with broken china & peeled paint distress stain & then edged with walnut stain distress ink, using the blending tool...

the new art parts face which is a perfect fit for this cool Stampers Anonymous stamp...

some Clearly For Art BLACKOUT for the large butterfly...
which was stamped with the gold paint dabber...

she got some new eyes, with her re-do...
which was the starting point (idea) for this chick...

her body is a new art parts ATC...

and the mini stamp on her face...

giant grungeboard wings were a good fit...
they too were inked with peeled paint distress stain & then distressed on the edges with walnut using the blending tool...

I like them stamped with 2 different backgrounds...
the polka dots & the houndstooth...
for a little funkiness...



here's a close look @ some of tim's brand new idea-ology goodness...

LOVE the crown...
it's from the new REGAL adornments package...

the corked vial was transformed into a butterfly body...

and my mini label is a perfect fit...
fate! .

actually...it fits them ALL...

LOVE the trimmings flowers on her collar...
(the collar is not a stamp, I just cut it out)
they were tinted with walnut distress stain...
it could NOT be easier,
to make any custom color you need...



I LOVE Cut N Dry nibs for coloring tiny areas...
like her lips, with barn door...

she got one earring made from
tim's new chain tassel, a foliage flower & a long fastener...

not sure where that silver ring is from...
I pulled it out of the stash...



her ATC body was inked with broken china distress stain & again edged with walnut...

I lightly stamped the screen with coffee archival over the ATC, and then stamped the saying in jet black archival...

and everyone needs a little heart...

actually I LOVE all 12 of them & I have my fingers crossed
that the "powers that be @ Ranger"
know we NEED them all...

I keep reaching for the other colors...

are you listening guys?



she was a fun afternoon of play...
I like how older stamps work with newer stamps/art parts...

LOTS of options make me happy...

moving on to the second part of the title...

A NEW BOOK!

I got a UPS notice that a package will be delivered today...
I'm thinking it's a big dose of BOOK #4...

it could be art parts class supplies...
but the books should be arriving any day...
YIPPEE!

book #4 has 12 projects...
with supply lists, instructions & some step out photos...

you can follow along & make the project exactly...
or use it as inspiration & put your twist on it...

the front pages have all been rewritten...
with an all new tips/hints section...

there is now a separate catalog of stamp sets & art parts...
lots have told me they like that for keeping track of their purchases...

and wish list...
and it has holes to fit in my large acrylic storage binder...

the new cover looks like this...



the other day I mentioned that you may want to have
your hitch fasteners ready...

I used 5 of them to make this little treasure box...

it's one of the projects from the book...
and it was a total blast to make...

these thin magnets...
make the perfect closure...
you might want them too...

and for sure you'll want grungepaper...
and some grungeboard...


I will begin taking orders for book #4 today...

to order, please email me @

wbv1213@me.com

each book is $14.95...
and priority shipping in the US is $5.00...

priority international shipping is $14.50...

so let me know where you live & I will send a PayPal request...
with the correct total...

if you want to share shipping with a friend, 3 books fit in one mailer...

if the book is for you & you'd like your name on it...
let me know that too...

if it's a gift for a friend, just give me their name...

that's it...

a new look & a new book!

now it's time to...
make art!
wendy

54 comments:

Nancy Lynn said...

Run, don't walk to order Wendy's Book #4 whenever it is available. I have it because I was a lucky winner and it is absolutely wonderful. You really do NEED it. Thanks again Wendy for the chance to win your new book. It is wonderful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The new book sounds very interesting and your art pieces are stunning, love all the little details and everything works so well together. Tracy Evans x

scrappin-scrappin said...

WOWZA!! Love it!! Just got some of your art parts, now need some time to play!! Also, sent you an order for the book!! Thank you for always inspiring me!!

Hels Sheridan said...

quick... pass the smelling salts... I just swooned in adoration of this AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS artydoll... hey Wendy, which is the stamp you use for her please?? The one I have has a flower on the head.. is this is a new one that I have missed?? (probably cos I have been toooo busy stroking CFA blackout LOL)
I want a book.. well, I need one to go with the other three... I store mine in the binders so each book is with each release of stamps which means that I neeeed to get the new stamps too... oh and I have a spare binder waiting already ROFL THANK YOU... for sharing!!! xx

Caroline Hallett said...

great doll - just love her - she has a really characterful face

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Love the updated art chic. Ordered the book. Can't wait!
Gail in Oklahoma

Sandra said...

how do you do it? this is great!
Sandra ltb

Kathy Eddy said...

Great new look for the art gal! So crative. I just ordered some more art parts and black clearly for art stuff. Off to order your book now.

SusanK said...

Wow! You have been a very busy lady! Love these! Off to order my book now!

TheLastOfNine said...

Love the makeover, too fun. Ranger listen to Wendy, hello (knock) is anybody there, she knows what she is talking about.
Gloria

Anita said...

Amazing projects! Congrats on your next book!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Love the new look ... she is totally out there! I didn't think you could improve on her old look, but who was I kidding ... YOU could! Gonna order my book right now! Thanks!

Lesley said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! The postman bought me your new stamps today.....so excited!!! Am gonna drop a few hints to the other half when he gets home.....so i'll be back to order your book laters!!

Wanda H said...

Another fabulous project!!! You really getting quite funky!! LOL Can't wait to have book 4 in my hands!!!

Tona said...

Amazing project & a new book!!! Yahoo!

Eileen said...

Well, you know I loved her before, but every woman needs a makeover once in a while, and she looks MAHVELOUS!
Just ordered the new book too!

karen said...

Of course....I LOVE IT! All of your little details just show how you love the process as much as you love the final piece. Congrats on your new book!
Thanks Wendy!

Helen said...

She is so gorgeous - I have survived this long without her but...... and your new book looks amazing too, can't wait!
Off to make art right now (well, after dinner actually)

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW WENDY!! I just LOVE that BUTTERFLY IDEA!! It totally makes the whole hat!!=) I also LOVE the way you did the eyes and the lttle earring!! So clever!! I ordered a whole bunch of stuff this weekend and I know Daisy will have it right out to me so that I can start creating!! SO EXCITED!! =)
Also, I will have to have your new book I have them all so far and just LOVE them!! THANKS again for the AWESOME blog post with such AMAZING IDEAS!! Can't wait to see more!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Dorothy said...

Stunning art as usual Wendy!!!
Love it alot!!!

Lori said...

Very cool look for the chick! lol! Love her makeover. And yes, the new book is AWESOME! Just sayin'...

rhonda said...

Another beautiful lady esp. her eyes, I just so love your projects you never cease to amaze me!

Scrapthat said...

Super cool! love the new look! :) TFS!

mamakat said...

YEAH!!! books 1, 2 & 3 have been so lonely waiting for #4. Can't wait.

jill said...

fantastic.....she is fancy and grungy at the same time!! Love HER!!!

buglady said...

Love the "new look" and I am sure that I will love the "new book" once I get a chance to buy it and have it to hold! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. As always, make art!
Aloha, Kate

lois Skiathitis said...

Love the funky lady, she is so cool. Love that earring. the new book looks wonderful too. TFS!!! :-D

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your new book looks awesome.

Bethan said...

Yey...book 4!!!

Love the 'make over'!! fabulous earring!!

Missusg said...

i need to find two friends that want this book as well to share the shipping to Canada... i NEED THIS!!!!!

Vic said...

Great makeover! And that trinket box is fab!!

Shelley Haganman said...

Incredible projects Wendy!!!

Primitive Seasons said...

Hi Wendy: I do want to order Book 4. If you'll send a Paypal invoice, I'll get that right off to you and I'd love you to sign it, please. My name is Mary! Many thanks. I can't wait.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Julie said...

The "eyes" have it! Great make over! I'm really liking this head stamp more and more!

sue said...

I am excited about your new book. I have all 3. Can't wait to add #4.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I just can't wait to get my hands on that new book, I just love how you make my life easy with great instructions and complete supply lists. Great redo on the little lady and luv your projects to death.

Kirsten Alicia said...

LOVE her & the book sounds awesome!!

Anonymous said...

oh she is beutiful! luv luv! ordering the book...realized I have #3! so now a complete set in my future! ty ty ty for the tips!

Debby said...

Love the new look. Have to get that face stamp. Yes everyone you need that new book! Love the new art parts too and can't wait to get some of them soon.

Tara C said...

Love the new look!!! Please oh pease ranger listen to Madame Wendy the Queen of Distress she needs more colors-- if she runs we will follow!!!!

Nancy said...

I'm on the floor with Hels! I LOVELOVELOVE this creation! "She" looks WONDERFUL!
And your li'l box? Very cool! I better go check my hitch fastener stash 'cause I know I want to make one of these.
Wendy, thank you for continually inspiring us - for sharing all you do with us!!

Karla Anderson said...

All I can say is amazing wonderful art. thats it.

Liz in MO said...

Oh my, now she is lovely!!! I love the eyes. AND the new book, it looks delish!

Lisa M. Pace said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG this is my most favorite creation of all time that you have ever made. Honestly keep this far far far away from me. If I ever see it in person I am not responsible for what happens to it. FABULOUS!

Love how your book looks to. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!

XOXO

Terri said...

Fab creations...someone was having some fun!!!

Kaye said...

Redone and reborn....fabulous femme! Have ordered and can't wait for the new book!

Therese said...

Cannot wait for the book to be in my hands to start making art.........love the lady or should I say "ladies"............

2amscrapper said...

LOVE the new look, Wendy!

jan said...

Beautiful art Wendy! Love the gal you created!

Diane said...

The new book looks awesome! I love your new stamps, I just got the new one with the delivery truck on it! I can only get one at a time right now but I want more!
I agree, we need more stain colors! HELLO!

Diane said...

Hey, I'm back! I would love to take a class making a book with your art parts! Just saying..........
Do you give that class anywhere?

jackib said...

Wendy - love your art parts and what you do with them! Just got my hands on some from my lss and ready to play! Hopefully I can snag some of your stamps and Tim's stains, too, but my lss doesn't carry them.....keep up the artful work (play)!

Cottagerca said...

ok, \"she" is so magical, i want to look her over for every detail...thanks for sharing your creative mind and eye with all of us.
ava

bayataos said...

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

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