Wednesday, March 30, 2011

please welcome guest artist...

LORI HASSLER!

I have a treat for you today...
it's ... ART from Lori...

Lori is the leader/group mom
over @ the EWV Yahoo group...
and she actually lives only 20 miles from me...

she does very fun challenges on the group...
it's a very sharing...VERY TALENTED bunch there...

if you have not visited her blog before, please do...
she has a very fun quirky sense of humor...
and she shows awesome art...

I spotted the piece below & asked Lori if I could share it on the blog...

here's pure eye candy!



I asked Lori to write a blurb about her art...
here's what she wrote...

I started with a page from the Maya Road Rectangle Banner Book, it's approximately 4” x 8”.

I used some Maya Road Charcoal Mist with Brushed Pewter Perfect Pearls in it to spray the chipboard, then stamped the background stamps (Studio 490) with Encore silver pigment ink.

I wanted the bling on the hem of the dress to hang off the bottom, so I needed something on the top....enter the “sassy” sentiment from A Form of Art in white embossing powder on black chipboard, which was edged with Tim's new Pinking On the Edge die.

The scroll at the top is a Sizzix die, covered with Silver Paint Dabber, edged and swiped with Black Paint Dabber, accented with Black Enamel Accents.

I had some silver tinsel-y stuff that I thought would look cool as a “fringe” behind the sentiment.

As for “private eye girl”, lol, her face is stamped on white chipboard using the face stamp from It's Face Art...

I use this stamp a LOT. I love it. It's just the right size for many of the pieces I do.

The dress form is from A Form of Art, also on white chipboard. A little more of that pinking die from black cardstock as a hem, with some miscellaneous bling. The wings are grungeboard cut from Tim's Heart and Wings Die, covered with Silver Paint Dabber, ran thru the Victoria CB embossing folder, then sanded and swiped with Black Paint Dabber.

The hat and little bowtie are some black chipboard shapes I had lying around. I took the Art border stamp from I Am My Art, curved it to fit the hat brim, (the beauty part about cling stamps) and stamped and embossed with silver pigment ink and silver embossing powder.

Same with the bowtie, only I used the polka dot background on that.

The vine on the right is a Sizzix die also, cut from black chipboard, stamped with silver pigment ink using the alpha background stamp from Art-fully Said.

A couple of UTEE and vintage buttons, and some little grungepaper flowers cut using the Tattered Florals die, some dots and dashes using Black Enamel Accents, and ta-da!, this chick is ready to investigate....

in style, of course!


and a closer look...


was I right? I think it's awesome!

THANKS LORI...for sharing your art!
it's very fun for me to see how others
use the things I design...

you KNOW I LOVE comments & Lori does too...
so, here's her blog info again...

ok...a little TEASE for the gals in Kansas...

I spoke with Cameron yesterday...
he own's The Scrapbook Page in Shawnee...

he was telling me about the TONS of new stuff he ordered especially for the gals who will be attending my workshops there...

TONS of my stamps, art parts & clearly for art...
TONS of Ranger...TONS...
Tons of tim's idea-ology...
it sounds like THE SHOPPING MECCA of Kansas!

workshops & SHOPPING...

it sounds like a GREAT weekend to me...
can't wait...

and speaking of workshops...
time to finish packing those supplies...
can't make the Fed-Ex guy wait...

thanks for popping in!
I APPRECIATE EACH & EVERY ONE OF YOU!...

now...I MUST say...

make art!
wendy

39 comments:

sue said...

Very cute. Love the black and white theme.

Scrapthat said...

Awesome work!! Love it!

Jackib said...

I will definitely be checking out lori's blog! Thanks to you both for sharing!!

Therese said...

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous, want go home and whip this up all day but running mom around for the day ....... Maybe tonight........ Wendy, I cannot wait to see you at the mega meet.........hugs, therese

Mall Rat said...

I love the project. It's awesome how she used a black/white - dark color scheme, it really worked !! I'll have to visit the blog. Sounds like a good time in KS.. thanks Wendy for sharing

Debby said...

I saw that piece on Lori's blog and it is fantastic! Love how all of those stamps came together for that project. The hat is really cool. Thanks for sharing this with us. Looking forward to some classes in Illinois?

Sandra said...

yes, Lori's work is awesome!
Sandra ltb

scrappin-scrappin said...

Lori's piece is fantastic!! Love the black & white!! Great job Lori!!

Lori said...

Thanks for featuring "private eye" girl! Always a thrill to be mentioned on "THE" blog! I'm glad it inspires people!

Linda Elbourne said...

Way to go Lori ... Sooo proud of ya girlie x

SusanK said...

Fantabulous job, Lori! You rock! Using Wendy's stamps make creating art so much easier! So many directions you can go with just one image...

Nancy said...

LOVELOVELOVE this!!! Lori is so VERY talented - thank you for having her as your guest artist!!

LynneForsythe said...

YOU GO GIRL.....proud to be your teamie!! just LOVE the B&W Queenie!

ellen vargo said...

LORI this is awesome!!! I saw this on your blog, too and LOVED it... WAY TO GO!!!

karen said...

Lori, your artwork is so striking! This black and white beauty queen detective is simply amazing! Thank you Wendy for sharing Lori's project with us!

Susan said...

What a fabulous work of art!
Susan

Helen said...

Love Lori and her art, hers was one of the first blogs I found when I got into this addiction! She is a truly deserved guest artist. Thanks, Wendy. And Lori too, for your amazing art (and EWV Mom-ship!)

Marijane said...

Gorgeous work Lori! Love the fact that the only color (albeit very faint) is on the face of the girl. All the details add to the amazing final product. Thanks Wendy for sharing!

Debby said...

Outstanding creativity Lori!

Tona said...

What a great piece of art! Thanks for sharing, Lori!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wendy, you were right - this is AWESOME!!! And so beautiful too.

Dragon said...

Beauifully quirky!! Lovin all the bits... thanks for saring
Frankie
xx

Vic said...

Your stamps & "parts" make such great art! And people like Lori are so inspirational!

thanks!

Wanda H said...

It is a very cool piece!!! Love it when I saw it on Lori's blog!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Lori makes a lot of great art using lotas of your products all the time on her blog. I never miss a post! She's very talented and so funny.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Holy cats, that is FABULOUS! Lori is an incredible artist (another of my role models!) and she's used those wonderful Wendy products to perfection. I love the gray tones with that subtle blush of color.

Wendy + Lori = SENSATIONAL!!!

Marjie K said...

This piece is just fabulous, Lori. I loved reading all the details on how you made it. Fantastic! Need to start mixing in my dies with all Wendy's great stamps.

Eileen said...

Lori is one of my favorite peeps, and in addition to being a wonderful artist, VERY funny person, and good friend, she is also an AWESOME list mom at EWV, keeping things lively and interesting.
This piece is fabulous, and I just love the black and whitie theme.

Dorothy said...

Stunning piece!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome piece of art.

Tara C said...

This is an amazing piece of art!!! I love it!!! How very classy!!!

Cher said...

so flippin cute! I agree with Wendy, she is an awesome group mom and makes it fun to be part of the EWV group. Jealous she lives so close lol! ty for sharing

Julie said...

A class Act! Thank you for sharing!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I agree! I also love Lori's art and her sense of humor!

lois Skiathitis said...

Just gorgeous in the back and white theme with just a pop of color on the face which makes it just pop. Very nice work. TFS!!! :-D

Sandi M said...

Lori did such an amazing piece here! Glad you've shared the EWV mom's art on your blog :)

Gail Bales said...

Fabulous Lori! I have commented on how much I love your art many times. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Gail in Oklahoma

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I really love this piece -- so creative! Yes, she's quirky all right -- but it makes a 10-hour car ride a lot more fun:)

2amscrapper said...

Lori is awesome! Love her personality and her art! So wonderful that she's recognized for her efforts at EWV and for her art.