Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Please welcome guest artist...

Ellen Vargo!

I met Ellen last fall when I taught @ The Queen's Ink, in Savage MD. Her enthusiasm was contagious...
She was in every class & left with a huge smile &
VERY inky fingers...

I was thrilled when she sent me some photos
of a project she created, using LOTS of my art parts & stamps...

and I thought it would be fun to feature her art here...

Take a look at this AWESOME art village...
I bet you'll be inspired...



I asked Ellen to tell us about the products she used and here's what she wrote...

HANDMADE ART (PARTS) VILLAGE

I had a *blast* making this ART (PARTS) VILLAGE. Ever since I saw the "Residences" kit of Art Parts I knew exactly what I wanted to do...
The foundation of the village is a piece from a square yard-stick that I found at an antique mart.

From there I started by assembling ALL the residences, and then it took on a life of it's own....

Here is a list of products used:

ART PARTS: Residences (houses), Florals (tall flower), Leaves (scroll/vine), Borders & Bottles (stars), For The Guys (car), Dress Forms & More (hand)

STUDIO 490 STAMPS: polka dot background (All About Art), checked flower/star background (Alphabetically Art), flower and flower background (Art Colors Life), script background (Live and Make Art), dashed stripes background (Let Your Art Have Wings), "handmade" (Artfully Noted), antique car (Destination Art), torn paper label (Art Inspiration - used for the woodgrain of the doors). GREAT IDEA!!!


IDEA-OLOGY (Tim Holtz): hitch fastener, snaps, jump ring, fleur-de-lis charm, accoutrement button, small crown, ball chain, grungeboard letters and arrow.

TEXTURE FADES (Tim Holtz)

OTHER EMBELLISHMENTS: Winged clock on house and gear under the button on flower are from 7 Gypsies.
House numbers are combination of Making Memories metal number charms and Industrial Chic "rings" by Susan Lenart Kazmer.
Rooflines were painted with Gold Iron Ferro (Viva) and then white washed with Golden airbrush paint (titanium white).
Other embellishments from various sources... i.e.... unknown...

If you look closely, there are lace "curtains" in each window - used lace trim by Melissa Francis. "aRt" and arrow were painted with gold paint dabber and then lightly swept with Inka Gold.

BIG thanks to Wendy! Art Parts are simply...
GENIUS...
and they have completely transformed
the way I "MAKE ART" !!

THANKS ELLEN for sharing your awesome ART!!! I think it's adorable!

Ellen sent some close up photos...
looks like a delivery of art supplies...


and a side shot...
multiple layers make it so interesting...


LOVE this too...


cool art parts flower!


and the mini hand is another art part I LOVE...
ok...I LOVE them all...



this is a great idea for the door...



Comments are always welcome here...

and I'm sure Ellen would be happy to have you visit her blog & leave her a little love there too...

it's fun for me to see how others use my products...

now I'm inspired to...

make art!
wendy

58 comments:

Sandra said...

WOW!
this is wonderful!
Bravo Ellen!
Sandra ltb

lois Skiathitis said...

Ellen did an awesome job. BRAVO, BRAVO!!! It's nice to see how people see things and then they are interpreted into their own art. Nice job. TFS!!! :-D

Karen said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing all the little details. I loved it all.

ellen vargo said...

BIG BIG thanks to you, Wendy, for all your support and encouragement. I'm so thrilled to see my art featured here - I'm positively bouncing with excitement! And thanks to everyone in blog-land, too. It's such a great community to be a part of and I've made lifelong friends as a result! Some of them thanks to Wendy herself! Hugs to everyone, Ellen xx

Martha Richardson said...

Thanks for sharing...great project!

Dee in N.H. said...

WOW and more Wow! That is an incredible piece! She definitely did justice to those supplies!

Elaine A said...

WOW! Wendy, Ellen truly did justice to your Art Parts! I love the little village she has created. How inventive of her, gorgeous!

Elaine Allen

Lesley said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
All the little details make it oh-so-wonderful.
Well done you Ellen!!

Scrapthat said...

Gorgeous work Ellen!! It's really cool!

Etta said...

Ellen did you BOTH PROUD!!!

Mall Rat said...

Thanks for sharing Ellen, I love the project it's awesome !!! Excellent job.

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooooh, I am SO excited to see Ellen's GORGEOUS creation here... I am lucky cos I got to see this on Skype and I cann tell you in the real it is even more beautiful... LOVING the Arty Van delivering STASH!!!
xxx

Vicki Boutin said...

Gorgeous project!!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome little village.

Debby said...

Beautiful!!! Love how you used all of the art parts to create that piece. Amazing. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is amazing Ellen! Great use of Wendy's great products.

TheLastOfNine said...

Love this village, it is adorable! Wendy, how sweet of you to display her work on your blog, that is such an honor.
Gloria

Helen said...

Love this!! Ellen's blog is full of work like this, I love it. Obviously I need some more Art Parts.... when's payday?!

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing Ellen's art work and blog site. I enjoyed looking at her site and saw a really great frame covered in paper from "Queen Bee" along with a really cool stamp image of wheat/grass. Lovely image indeed!

SusanK said...

Holy mackerel! This is amazing! What fun! So many details make it all sing out loud!

Noreen said...

I love her little village - it's so appealing! And I love yours at the top of your blog as well!

Eileen said...

Ellen did a GREAT job, and it's making me want to go get out my art parts! But alas, the dishes and the laundry are both calling. Maybe later. Sigh....

Stefanie Staniak said...

This is why I love this art world. One artist recognizing the designs and work of another. It doesn't get any better than that ! :) I love house art and this creation of Ellen's is just super. The details are amazing. Wendy, you inspire so many of us - Thank you.

Dawnll said...

This piece is spectacular! Love those details.
Oh I am so glad you shared with us today

Linda Elbourne said...

Way to go Ellen ... DELICIOUS!

Bethan said...

Ooohh.....brilliant!!

Tiny Timmy To Tall said...

Totally awesome!!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing, beautiful piece!

Barbara said...

This is such an amazing piece of artwork! So glad we were able to view it!!!! Just WOW!

Tona said...

What a fantastic project!

Vic said...

Fantastic piece! TFS I'm heading to Ellen's blog.

Gillian said...

Awesome project Ellen, love the Jalopy:)

Minxy said...

Wow what an awesomely cool project, way to go Ellen :)

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is so COOL!!!! I love it.

Tara C said...

What a fabulous project!!! Ms. Ellen truly did your parts justice. One complaint though... not enough close ups.lol I won't be able to dissect it like its a frog in your 5th grade science class. Bravo Ellen--It's simply amazing and thank you for sharing it with all of us out here!!!

pamklank said...

Holy Cow!!!!!!! This is BE-U-Ti-FUL! Makes me want to actually live there! I'm so proud of you Ellen. I told you one day I would be saying, "Hey, I knew her before all this talent started flowing! Loved her then, love her now!" I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you! Pammy Poo

Cher said...

no way! u havea a CLone girly LOL! luv this....will leave her some blog luv for sure...luvvvvv!

jan said...

love the Art Parts City! Thanks for sharing!

sue said...

That is incredable! What talent.Thanks for sharing.

ellen vargo said...

For anyone interested in more detail, I just posted an uber-detailed description on my blog, too... here's a link...

http://1036art.blogspot.com/2011/03/it-takes-village-to-make-art-parts.html

Thanks again to everyone for the amazing feedback....

karen said...

Thank you for sharing Ellen's work with us Wendy. I loved the layering and the beautiful details Ellen!

Marijane said...

What an inspiration from two great artists - Ellen and Wendy! Ellen for creating the lovely village and Wendy for creating the Arts Parts and stamps used to make the village. You two inspire us all. Thanks!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for introducing us to Ellen--great art!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is just AWESOME!! I LOVE the added layers and the whole piece came together so nice!! THANKS FOR SHARING!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Dorothy said...

wow!!!

scrappin-scrappin said...

WOW! This is fabulous!! Ellen did a fantastic job!! Love all the layering and details!

Larajc said...

I love these projects!

Lori said...

This is so awesome, and congrats to Ellen for being featured on "THE BLOG"! lol! This is awesome, Ellen is very, very talented!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!!!!!!! I love all the fine details!!!!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Magnificent! What a gorgeous work of art. Ellen is one of my favorite artists, and it's wonderful seeing her featured on ANOTHER of my favorite artist's blogs!

Connie Paxman said...

Ellen redefines Genius, her ideas resonate such a warm feeling..love this creation.
connie paxman

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Great job, Ellen! Love what you did to dress up the village! See what an inspiration you are to us, Wendy! I am always amazed at what you create from just, paper, ink and glue!

candyspiegel said...

Thanks for sharing! I love Ellen's flower! AMAZING!!

jackib said...

so much talent - love your art parts!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great job Ellen! And, to be featured on Wendy's blog! You must be in artist heaven! You go girl! Congrats!

Wanda H said...

A Whole week without a Wendy post!! We are going into withdrawal... oh, the pain!!! LOL I hope you are having fun!!!!

suburbNgypsy said...

this is beautiful and so inspiring. thank you for sharing!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So glad you are back, don't stay away so long GF! Luv your piece, she is just lovely!