Thursday, April 28, 2011

celebrating #700...

blog posts!

WOW...

when I started this blog, I wondered if I would have enough to talk about...
#700 posts later, I guess I did...

THANK YOU ALL for your support,
friendships developed thru the blog and for the wonderful comments & emails you send...

#700 would not have happened if I was here talking to myself!
I appreciate each & EVERY one of you...
LOTS...

as promised, I have another tutorial to share today...
it's a little THANK YOU of sorts, to celebrate...

and just a hint...
you may want to read the entire post...

when I first started to demo for Ranger, they asked me to focus on the Adirondack line of products...

so, I'm always thinking of what I can do to show
how versatile these products are...

that pretty much explains my fascination with their
it is seriously amazing, because it works with so many products...
the more I play...
the more fun things I discover...

not only is it an awesome ink for stamping on dark surfaces, but
I have found that it can be used with many of Ranger's products, to alter the look of those products...

in the past I have showed how to use the snow cap pigment pad with tim's distress inks, color washes & new distress stains
and now I can add something else...


SERIOUSLY...
it's cool that one little magic ink pad can do so much!

here's a simple ATC, using this new technique...



before I start the instructions for the ATC, I want to talk a bit about alcohol inks in general...

they are a transparent ink, intended to be used on glossy paper, metals, acrylic/plastic & basically NON porous surfaces...

they dry in about 5 to 7 seconds & therefore if they are used on plain matte paper, art parts, grunge or cardstock, you have no time to blend/mix the colors...

they are NOT to be put in a mini mister & sprayed...
EVER...

remember, I WAS a nurse...
alcohol is something you would NEVER want
sprayed into your eye...
I get asked this question
in every Ranger ink class that I teach...

PLEASE...DO NOT DO IT!

OK...moving on...

it's inked with the ink applicator (using felt).
I chose denim & stonewash alcohol inks...

just touch the tip of the bottle to the felt, squeeze a bit & then tap the ink applicator to the surface...

here is the result...

a vibrant beautiful background
that will be very fun to stamp on on later...


and because it's on glossy cardstock, you can see the result is a shiny surface...

hello...that makes sense...duh...


the next photo is Ranger's manila ATC...
now NORMALLY, you couldn't use the alcohol ink on the matte finish cardstock & be happy with the result...
BUT...

I tapped the snow cap white pad over the ATC...
and dried it,
then applied the same alcohol ink colors, to show the difference....



here we have the same alcohol ink colors over snow cap...
the result is a matte finish with more muted colors, that are now opaque instead of transparent...
I LOVE IT!

you'll see too that I added some shading to the edges with walnut stain distress ink, using the blending tool...
it's cool to have this option...


and below is a side by side comparison of the dramatic difference...


hmmm...
I wondered if it would still be possible with this technique to

YES! it works just fine...
I didn't use it on these ATC's, but it does work!

hmmm...
how about the metallic mixatives?
YES...they work too...

hmmm...
wondering if the snow cap/alcohol ink will work on my art parts??

YOU BET...
I did it here...


and here...



here's the art parts flower now...


the ATC is stamped with coffee archival ink & my text stamp...
the screen background was lightly stamped over the flower, using coffee too...

wish & the polka dots on the mini art parts frame were stamped with jet black archival...


I decided not to use the stem that you see above...
instead I cut some leaves from grungeboard, using tim's new mini branch/leaves die...
it's a GREAT way to use up those small grunge scraps...

the leaves were inked with peeled paint distress stain...
sure wish we had the other 24 colors...

and the finishing touches are the accoutrements button
& the charm clip for the butterfly head...



so the moral of the story today is to PLAY...
if you have an idea...
just TRY IT!

that's what I do...

what's the worse thing that could happen if it's ugly ???
you ruin a tag...

no big deal...move on!

no celebration is complete without a...

GIVEAWAY...

and I have one TOTALLY AWESOME GIVEAWAY...

when Heidi from Simon Says Stamp found out this was post #700...

she asked if I would like to giveaway...

GET READY for this...

drumroll.............


I am over the moon happy to have this awesome gift from Simon Says Stamp, to give to one lucky commenter here...

to enter...
simply leave a comment...

it couldn't be easier...

Heidi will ship the VAGABOND directly to the lucky winner...

wherever YOU live!

the random winner will be chosen @ 7am (my time)
on Monday morning...
that's MAY 2nd...

GOOD LUCK TO YOU...

and...
we'll have a SECOND WINNER too...
that lucky person will receive a package of goodies from me!

that VAGABOND is soooo much fun to use when you...

make art!
wendy
ps...I'll be up @ 3am tomorrow...
got my seat reserved to see THE wedding...
I can't wait!
THE Linda Elbourne, who just happens to be the design team coordinator over @ Simon Says, will be holding Kate's bouquet & she promised to wave to ME! just me... lol!
now that will be something to see!



282 comments:

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SannaS said...

Congratulations on your 700th post!! wow, that's a lot of blogging!!! =)
thanks so much for the chance to win!!
hugs, SannaS

Primitive Seasons said...

What a prize to celebrate your 700 posts and the royal wedding as well. You inspire us all Wendy and we'll be around for sure for the next 700!!!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Scrapthat said...

Congratulations on the big 700!! (is it really only 700? I feel like you have shared way more brilliant ideas than just 700!) Now this technique is AWESOME!! I love the original on glossy CS but the Matte version looks just like MARBLE! AWESOME!
Now WOW you really do up 700 in a grand way! Thanks to you and Heidi for the chance at such an awesome prize! crossing everything I can cross! LOL

Anita said...

Oh my word, 700 posts and still saying fantastic things. Thank you for all your fabulous techniques and easy to follow directions. Enjoy the wedding, it will be a great day. What a prize too, keeping my fingers crossed. Anita x

Patti said...

Congrats on your 700th blog post!!! I've been enjoying your blog with all your tips and tricks. My favorite part of your blog though is your ART!!! Thank you for your inspiration. Patti

Pam said...

700 posts?? Awesome, Wendy! And so much fun too. Thanks so much for the inspirtations and thanks to Simon Says Stamp for the marvy prize! It would be a blessing to have a Vagabond!

Deb said...

I just started following this blog about a month ago and am now obsessed - what a fun way to explore mixed media and have a good laugh! Congrats on 700 and keep 'em coming!

Karen G said...

700 posts, what an accomplishment! Love this idea to create a matte finish with alcohol ink, thanks Wendy. Here's to the next 700.

Dawn said...

700 posts, amazing! Thanks for the ideas, and challenges to think outside the box. Now off to order some snow cap ink and play with my alcohol inks.

ellen vargo said...

Congrats on 700 posts, Wendy! I've loved following along on your amazing journey and have learned SO much from you! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us, and for all the support you give to us, too. If by chance I'm the first winner, please give the Vagabond to the 2nd winner. I was so happy to get a Vagabond about a month ago and I'm loving it... so I really don't need a second one... much better for someone else to get it. Again - congrats to you and thanks for everything!

Ellen

lesleyworth said...

Congrats on reaching 700! You are one fab artist and a fantastic teacher both on your blog and in person! Never had as much fun in a classroom until I took a fewbof your classes!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Congratulations, Wendy, on your 700th post. I love your art. What a fab giveaway.

beinygirl said...

Well first of all...CONGRATS Wendy! 700 is incredible and they are ALL awesome. You are an amazing woman who is extremely talented and an inspiration! Now onto to the Snow cap....that too is amazing. I would of never thought to use it as a base for alcohol ink....oh the things I will do. And finally...A VEGABOBND....holy moly...700 must be a SERIOUS number!

Journal Artista said...

CONGRATS! What an awesome accomplishment and technique. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. So generous!
Much LOVE
Paula aka JournalArtista

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, 700 [posts! I think I have read at least 600 of them as I have been following for a long time now and am still thrilled with each post and ALL of your art! Amazing! What a sweet gift! Those gals at SSS are awesome!

mrich2500 said...

Thanks for the great tutorial...really what you are is my enabler...off to order from SSS ;)

prutsels said...

Pick me Pick me! Just kidding but it would be fantastic!

...Tara... said...

Wow congrats on 700 :) Great tutorial!!! What an AMAAAAZZING giveaway!! How awesome would that be to win. Good luck everyone :) Fingers crossed ;)

Shawn said...

Happy super 700! That's amazing. Love what you do Wendy. We all are better artists because of what you share. Here's to another 700! Many, many more.

mssgrz said...

Congrats on your 700th post! I love the ideas that you post on here. I will be sure not to put the alcohal inks in a mini mister...lol Here's to 700 more!

lois Skiathitis said...

Your ATC is gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial using the snow cap ink and the alcohol ink. The colors on the flower using the snowcap and the alcohol inks is very vibrant in my honest opinion. I love it when I can use my supplies in a different way. TFS!!! :-D Congratulations!!! on the 700 totally awesome.

Eileen said...

Congratulations on your 700 (wonderful) posts. You are such an inspiration, Wendy! And talk about an awesome giveaway....wowza!

Dawnll said...

Oh my GOD girl- now that is a celebration!!!
I would be over the top, screaming if I won a vagabond- I sure would like some goodies from you also...I will take it all...lol
THANK YOU for a chance to win!
Congrats on 700 posts and here's to 700 more

Wanda H said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!! Alcohol inks over snow cap... amazing!!!! Way, WAY cool!!! And 700 posts... wow!!!!!!! And a Vagabond... wow!!!!!!!!!! And another package... Wow!!!!!!!!! Huge Congrrats!!!!!!

WyldCat said...

Congratulations on your 700th post:) I love all the great tips and tutorials you share with us. I love all those ideas and the inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us and also for the AWESOME giveaway.

Kade said...

First, congrats on the blog. I have learned so much
from you. Just bought my first art parts. But I don't own any die cut machine! !! Wow, how amazing would that be? After the terrible week I have had full of bad news this would be Christmas in May

Christy said...

700 is fantastic. I've not read them all, but enough to learn many new techniques. Keep on posting. And thanks for all the creativity.

Mall Rat said...

I love the project ! I'm going TRY to get up and watch the wedding. Thanks for all your blogs .. here's to 700 more !!! Thanks Wendy

Kris said...

You really are amazing at what you do, love everything. Thank you soo much for the chance to win.....can't wait to see what you create next!!

SusanH said...

A Vagabond?? For real??? Wow!!!!!! And 700 posts is pretty impressive! And enjoy the wedding - can't wait to see all of the beauty and ceremony involved!

Stampin'Cat said...

700 posts? That's fantastic and a lot of inspiration you've shared! I just love what you do with Snow Cap ink. I have got to play more!

Nicole Patterson said...

ahhhhh - delicious creativity!!! I love the studio 490 - we finally have some of your designs up here in Edmonton, AB. They arrived at my local store today!!! I'm excited to use your parts and stamps - congrats on 700, all the amazing ideas - just makes my soul sing!! I hope to meet you one day - but until then, thank you

Tara C. said...

...I'm almost speechless alcohol inks and art parts--- I can not speak. I have no words. Alcohols inks have been my favorite media for- well as long as I first saw them being demoed at my LSS. I was not happy until I owed every color - brights, lights, mixtures -- you name it I've got it! Now to mix that with art parts---I can't wait!!! Holy cow my kids may not see me for days!!! I love it - what a perfect post for # 700! congrats and thanks for saving a great one for us! As always awesome inspiration!!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

Congratulations on your 700th post! I also want to add thanks to that congratulations. Thank you for your funny posts, your loaded with information posts, your sneak peak posts and all your other posts! I've learned so many wonderful techniques from you, you've taught me to push myself and you've turned me into an Art Parts addict - LOL! Here is hoping you have many more posts. We can't do without you Wendy.

Elaine Allen

Debbie said...

Congrats on 700. Thanks for inspiring and excellent tutorials. I'll see you at the wedding. :)

Jacki said...

700 posts? WOW!!!!! Winning a Vagabond?? Double WOW!!!! I love your blog - you share so much with us - your tips, techniques, inspiration, your ART! Thanks for everything - looking forward to the next 700!!

Kathy said...

What a fantastic 'find.' I love the idea of using alcohol inks on non shiny surfaces. Thanks for discovering and sharing this! Also congrats on your 700th post. I would love to win a prize.
kathy m

NANCY DARE said...

Congrats on your 700th post! I always love visiting your blog as it's chalk full of ideas-inspiration-tips & wonderful ART!

TheLastOfNine said...

Just when I think you have figured out every possible way to use inks, your at it again! Keep that little head busy and keep'em coming, love all your discoveries.

Congratulations on all your posts, I haven't hit 50 myself, better get moving and make more art!!

Penci said...

WOW! I have loved every single one of the 700 blog posts. Looking forward to the next 700....Congratulations!

Becky said...

What a lot of inspiring art you have shared! Thanks so much! And wouldn't I lurve to win a Vagabond, or a package of goodies from you! (and did I mention that my art parts and clearly for art are on their way to my houese *squeal* You'll probably hear the sqeal when they get her too!) Hope Linda remembers to wave to you!

Jean said...

I really love reading your blog, can't believe you thought you wouldn't know what to say, you're one of my favorite bloggers, keep it up!

StampDancer said...

Congratulations Wendy on 700 posts! I am delighted to have found your blog, stamps, and talent just this month! I've been spending a lot of time today looking through archives and with 700 I have a lot of fun art still to discover! Thank you for it all!

Etta said...

Well, I've been "out of touch" for the last few weeks. Couldn't have chosen a better evening to get caught up! Enjoyed the tutorial and what a fantastic give away from Simon Says Stamps and You! And, CONGRATULATIONS on receiving your 700th post! We are all better for it!

Kim said...

Congratulations on #700!!! I have gotten so much inspiration from your 700 posts:) I always look forward to each new post! Thank you so much!!!

Nancy B said...

Congrats on 700 posts! Love all your tutorials, always get great ideas, thanks!

SusanK said...

Awesome ride thus far...looking ahead I see many, many more blog posts for you! Great job on all the cool stamps and products you've introduced to my world and your playing time has brought forth a new side of me. Keep up the good work! Scones are made, water in the kettle, tiara at the ready...

Therese said...

Wow.......where does time go.........700 posts..........a little secret for you........ YOUR BLOGS ARE THE BEST........I have learned so much from you, enjoyed them, cannot wait for the next one to come out............love all your products......... Most of all you are truly an amazing person....... Sounds like I am doing some major sucking up but all above is the truth...... Happy 700th Sweetie...... Hugs, Therese

paperpapier said...

congrats on your 700th post milestone...looking forward to your next inspiration art piece!
You have define arts in a new framework!

Linda R said...

700 posts? WOW, not only is that a huge number but they are all so informative and entertaining! I've learned so much from you, especially that I NEED a vagabond and the 24 other stain colors LOL...what a prize, a girl can only hope.

Betsy Wuebker said...

Congratulations - what an awesome post and a generous giveaway! Wishin' and hopin' you'll pick me!

Susan said...

Congratulations on 700 posts! Enjoyed the tutorial on alcohol inks and pigment ink. Wow, would love to win the Vagabond, but goodies from you would be nice too! Thanks for sharing with us!
Susan

DebbieD said...

Congrats on your 700th post, what an awesome accomplishment. Thanks for this opportunity.

Nolwenn said...

Congrats !!!!
You and Heidi rock our socks !
The Vagabond seems so much fun ! No store carries it there unfortunately so this would be a fantastic opportunity <3

michelle said...

Congratulations on #700 that is amazing and I am honored to be here sharing it with you.

You have given me hours and hours lessons and inspiration!

I love this ATC and thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Here is to another 700!

angiesuez said...

Your blog rocks!!! You and SSS are the best - we learn so much from your posts and the giveaway is too good to believe!

Gail Bales said...

Wendy,
Congratulations! I am so happy for you and I am happy for me that you share all of your creativity with us. You are so inspiring, I love your ART.
Gail in Oklahoma

Deb said...

700 posts,a new tutorial, (lovin using the snow cap ink with the AI's ) and Simon Says Stamps, A VAGABOND!! What more could a girl want, to win would be a dream come true.
Thanks for all you do

Gabrielle said...

Huge congratulations on 700 posts - thats a lot of work on your behalf but huge inspiration for us! This blog could not have been written at a better time! I have just started really experimenting with alcohol inks and I love the tip of using Snow Cap - I'm off to have a play with that now! Many thanks for such an exciting giveaway and congratulations again!

Sandra said...

and here is to many more! Thanks for sharing. this is really cool
Sandra ltb

Francesca said...

wow, 700 posts!!! That's so much art!
I'd love to play along woith the giveaway! Greeting from Italy!
Francesca

Mary said...

I LOVE alcohol inks, and it's so cool to see a completely different way to use them. I especially liked the way that flower turned out, those browns are so beautiful. I must try this technique! Thanks for the inspiration and here's to another 700 posts! =P

jolande said...

Oh Wendy...it's not that you have to thank us...It's us to thank you for all these beautiful projekts..
Already 700...and happily you still going on. I love it and everytime you placed something on your blog..I look and create many new ideees for myself...THANK YOU...for that. Big Hug Jolande from Holland

Mechtayou (Olga) said...

Thank you very much for tutorial, I'm discovering Aicohol inks now and it's very exciting :)
Congrats with 700! I hope it will only be more and more and more cause it's never too much of a good thing ;))
Hugs from Norway!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of the creativity you inspire! Congratulations on reaching 700!

Kathy
kl_smith2005@yahoo.com

ms.espresso said...

Congrats on 700 posts! I just started following your blog about... 20 posts ago LOL but I've been inspired so far and look forward to the next 700 ;)

mamakat said...

Just wanted to say congratulations on post 700! I love my Vagabond and I know that who ever wins THAT super generous prize is going to be a new Vagadict!
Kathryn
PS Enjoy the wedding, I've got my clotted cream and scones at the ready!

Tona said...

Congratulations on #700!
Thanks for the tips. I have to get me some of that snow cap.
I also wanted to thank you for all of the inspiration!!

Helen said...

WOW!!! Firstly, Wendy - congratulations on your blogging milestone, that means WE win 700 times over with 700 fantastic posts of inspiration and fantastic art. so thank YOU Wendy! Thanks too, to Heidi and Simon Says for the awesome prize. Thanks for the chance to win. I will be with you on the sofa for the wedding.

Lorraine said...

Wow, congratulations on post #700!!! Thank you for the continued inspiration!

Debby said...

The tutorial is inspriational. I just thought of some glossy chipboard I could color. Congrats on the 700th post. I remember when you celebrated number 500.

steph martin said...

many congrats on your 700th post. I love your blog.
Looks like i must add some snow cap ink to my list of goodies to get :)
Enjoy the Royal Wedding

Kaz said...

Hi Wendy

Wow #700 Many congratulations!!
Thanks for all your inspiration and thanks, thanks for always sharing what you know, it helps the mojo heaps!!
I just cannot wait to try this new technique......I feel a spend coming on!
Thanks for the chance to win and good luck everyone

Kazx
p.s If I should be lucky and win please pass the VB on (have one already)as would be so happy with 2nd prize

Bernice said...

I have your blog on Google Reader so that I don't miss anything. Congratulations on 700 posts.

Minxy said...

Holy chiwawa Now that is a prize and a half.. and alota posts too, Go Wendy. Go Wendy.
I love your play moto for today so I think thats exactly what i'll be doing :oD
StAy InKy
hUgS MiNxY x

Gina said...

I love alcohol inks but I havent played for ages. Guess what I'm going to be doing today (after the wedding of course)! Congrats on 700 posts. Oh and I wouldn't mind in the least winning a VAGABOND!!!

Helena said...

Congrats on the 700 posts. and you DO have a lot of wonderful things to share so just keep on posting:))

Watching the Royal wedding right now. Love it!

Christina Carnoy said...

I love your blog. congrats on 700 posts!

Cindy Trobaugh said...

I guess I started late in life and have not read all 700 posts but I have got a lot "under my belt." Congratulations. Cindy T

Dee in N.H. said...

How exciting! 700!!! Congrats. And thanks for the great tutorial! Here's to the next 700 posts! Oh, and what great prizes to celebrate!

Cecile Nichols said...

700 posts! Wow! That's huge! Congratulations, Wendy! You've done a truly wonderful job with your blog and your product designs!!

And, how nice of Simon Says to help you celebrate this milestone!

Cecile

wendy scrappings said...

wauzers.... 700 posts!! That's a lot. Congrats on that!.

And I can't believe the give-away! My oh my, what a great prize.
Thanks so much for a chance to win.

Love your atc too btw.

Wendy Swenne

Anonymous said...

ok you have convinced me I gotta get some of that white ink...probly got get it on line since we only have baby stores that don't carry all things Ranger poo on them

Dorothy said...

700!!! That is totally awesome!!!
I am gonna go out and buy me some white today!!!
thanks Wendy and congrats!!!
Good luck to all!

Lori said...

OMG, guess which technique I'm going to use on my ATC's for the EWV swap...lol....too cool.....
a VAGABOND! Holy crap! That is awesome! How generous is Heidi, anyways?

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Wow! 700 Posts! Congrats, and thanks for all the inspiration and enabling! :D

Peggy Houston, TX said...

Keep posting! Thanks for the giveaway..

Sandi M said...

Congrats Wendy! What an amazing giveaway(s). The muted look with AI's are awesome. Love the oregano and pesto together.

scrappin-scrappin said...

Please don't include me in on the Vagabond giveaway, I already have one. Just wanted to pop by and say Congrats on your 700th post!! And you thought you had nothing to say!! Ha!! Love your blog and all the inspiration you give all of us!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!

Heidi said...

You can't be 700 already!!! Oh, oh, I get it now...700th post! Lol.

Seriously, here's looking forward to another 700!! I always enjoy your reading your tips, and the art, always gets the creativeness working. (while sometimes only in my mind)

Congrats!!!

Carol C said...

You are doing a awesome job with your blog... 700 ... wow Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful ideas and products. Oh and yes the thank you for the chance to win.:)

Linda Elbourne said...

Congratulations The Wendy Vecchi on reaching 700 ... Bet you thought you'd never hear that! Thank you for EVERYTHING ... The blogging ... The support ... The laughs ... YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION! You bought my Grunge paper to life xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on 700 posts, wonderful and a great way to celebrate with a wonderful tutorial, LO e the White pigment ink pad and will try this, thanks. WOW what a fabulous giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful piece of kit. Tracy x

Missusg said...

oh my!!! what a prize!! but which one would i want.. i have read all 700 of your posts at least once (okay more than three times each i am sure!!)
i am so in love with your products but really really REALLY want a Vagabond....
and the Royal Wedding.. wasn't it beautiful!!!
this is a good day!!

Dragon said...

That's a lot of blogging and experimenting.... and Linda was SO right about the happy couples' title!!! Congratulations
Frankie
xx

Gillian said...

Huge congratulations Wendy, that is one huge amount of inspiration you have shared with us all. I love products and always look forward to your bog post. Rager have a real gem in you. Enjoy the wedding fever.

jill said...

Congrats on your 700th post! I have loved following your blog. Your projects are always so interesting and you are a great teacher!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win...be still my heart!!! Have a great day!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Congrats on your 700th post! My how time flies when you are making art! Wow, thanks to Simon Says Stamps for the great prize...I hope she ships it to me! I love to play with my supplies and make art in unsual ways. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cassie_lu said...

congrats on the 700 and your sample ATC is amazing as are the ideas of using the inks like you did.

IndyCinD said...

I love how you always challenge us to find new uses for the things we already have! (along with being the ultimate enabler at times!) Thanks for your inspiration!

BrianK said...

Congrats and hope you never run out of things to say. Thanks for the tip on new uses for alcohol inks. I love working with these products. You are a true inspiration.

whyducks said...

Brilliant 700, congratulations thanks for the inspiration.

Lita said...

Thank you SO MUCH for your info on alcohol ink. I've yet to play with them since it seems so daunting but I would LOVE to give it a go!

flutterbycrafter said...

Congratulations on your 700th post, they have all been so informative and you are so generous with sharing all your wonderful ideas with us, thanks. Here's to another 700

Shazza said...

congratulations on post number 700 and thanks for the chance to win such fab candy. Amazing ATC x

ssweat said...

Wow Congrats on your 700 posts! I visit you every day! Thanks for the inspiration!

Babsarella said...

Congratulations and thanks for all the wonderful ideas and tips!! I promise not to put alcohol ink in my mini-mister!! Can't wait to give this idea a try. BTW...Awesome giveaway. Congrats to the lucky recipients of the prizes.

Kat said...

Congrats on 700 posts,
here's to 700 more,
grate to see how a one ink pad can change the look of everything
(very cool)
what an amazing prize
I would love to win it,
it would open up my crafting abilitie so much (thanks for the chance to win.
have a grate day,
Kat.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Congrats on the anniversary. Love the contrasts with the inks. Hope you enjoyed the wedding :)

Lynn said...

wow, you are very talented! I am just getting into the distressed stamping world and I have bookmarked your blog for inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win, too!

Debby said...

Wow love this technique! Will need to make some art time this weekend to play. Never would have thought of combining snowcap pigments with alcohol ink. Congratulations on your successful blog!!!

Sandi said...

Wendy I just love reading your blog! Congrats on your 700th post!
I would love to win a vagabond or even 2nd prize would thrill me. I am coming to your class in Moline and am so excited to meet you. I'll see you there!
Sandi Figura

Denise said...

Congrats on 700 posts - keep blogging and here's hoping I'm lucky!

Jen said...

700 and you're still able to teach me something new! If that's not proof of your talent, I don't know what is! Congratulations and many thanks for continuing to inspire and educate!

Juel said...

As always wonderful ideas that MAKE me want to play!! Congradulations!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 700 posts! I have learned so much, laughed so much, and can't wait to see what the next 700 bring. As for alcohol inks... They're magic! The end result is always a delightful surprise. Now I must try them on Art Parts!
Marijane

Karenliz said...

Congratulations on your 700th post! Your blog inspires me and so many other people. I can't wait for the 7,000 post!

Cher~ said...

How fun. I keep drooling over the Vagabond pictures and videos. Would love the chance to win one.

Sue C said...

Wow, 700 posts ! Here's to the next 700 ! Your work is always so inspirational.

Fingers crossed for your mouth watering give away too !

Sue
x

Lisa said...

700 posts!!! Thanks for your inspiration - I love that vivid orange!!

Matthew said...

Congratulations and Thank You! I recently discovered studio 490 at a scrapbooking expo and couldn't wait to get home and find out more about studio 490! Last week I received my first order from Simon Says Stamp, I've been reading book four from front to back along with your blog. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED!!!

Jayne C said...

Congratulations on 700 posts!!! Thank you for SOOOO much instruction and inspiration....and MUCH more to come, I hope!!! x

Katknit said...

Congratulations on 700 posts. I love the tag you made today, thanks for sharing with us.
Charlene

katknit at gmail dot com

Betsy said...

Congtratulations, love studio 490 and Tim Holtz! I have learned so much from your blog. Can't wait for your next project.

Julie O'Brien said...

Congratulations on your 700th post. That's awesome. Just think, that's about 700 projects that you've created for the blog. Amazing!

Sharon said...

Trying again...love the snowcap and the brighter colors it creates. Congrats on the 700th blog! And the frame looks like marble...how cool is that?

rhonda said...

700 post how great is that, congrats Wendy and I trully love seeing what you post they are always stunning!

Cher said...

Well, Congrads just doesnt sum it up for me Wendy...u KNOW how much I love ya! and so appreciate your talents. I only have a couple blogs that I MUST GO TO EVERY MORNING and you know you are one of them... Was hooked on day one when I realized your head works like mine in so many ways, cept for the artsy part lol...which is why I NEED YOU in my life! I have often done the techniques and fun things you suggest with great results and look forward to your next 700 posts with great anticipation. I feel fortunate to have been in your classes and speak of you often ( ESPECIALLY TO ARCHIVERS OF LATE!!!!) I had hoped to see u at Mega Meet but with recent family happenings not sure that can happen right now. If I miss you, consider yourself hugged!You, are amazing. And hug Rick...cuz he is pretty special too. Good luck to all and Happy Spring!
and I love your post today!

xo cher

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Congrats on 700... that's amazing! Thanks for the gifties, my fingers are crossed!

Kim Littlejohn said...

I can't imagine being lucky enough to win a Vagabond. It's the ultimate!

Piddawinkle said...

Ive been led astray by Linda E and she pointed me in this direction, now, I have only just got around to getting a set of your stamps and some art parts and I lurve them, and to find a blog with demos on from the lady herself.... woweee. Now i need to get some of that ink cos the effect is just great, I'll defn be back. Sorry to bear the bad news but Linda was bumped from the ceremony, something to do with messy hands LOL :)

Kelly Karas said...

What a wonderful day, 700 posts, Heidi giving away a Vagabond (way cool) and the royal wedding, plus the sun is shining here and its in the 60s.

Seriously???? a Vagabond - thats the macdaddy of prizes.

Leslie said...

hi, Congrats on #700!!!!! You have taught me so much through your blog and classes. I LOVE the flower you did and will be trying this technique THIS week. Here's too another 700 blogposts by Wendy!

Helen said...

700 posts - amazing! And all that fabulous artwork as well! Here's to the next 700...!

Nancy De Mond said...

I have had these inks for some time and haven't used them (gifted). Thanks for the tutorial, I'll try it!

Winnie Dolderer said...

Congrats! Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize. Thank you also for stressing not to spray the alcohol inks in a mini mister. I had been tempted a few times to do that, and am glad I read it. I never made the mental note of alcohol being "sprayed". Thanks!

Vic Sturdevant said...

I've loved all 700 posts! LOL Here's to the next 700!

Lara said...

I love love love Ranger products! In fact, tomorrow I am taking a 4 hour class using Ranger to alter birdhouses...YAY! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Marlene said...

I am challenging myself to complete this project. I have never used Alcohol Inks before but I am going to the store to buy some. Thanks, as always, for sharing your wonderful talents Wendy. I hope some day to take a class from you. BTW congrats on 700 posts!

godsmixedmediagirl said...

Super cool demo! Thank you for sharing. :) Super awesome giveaway too. God bless!

papillon said...

Only THE Wendy Vecchi would be so generous as to have a double giveaway coupled with a once more awesome tutorial for her 700th blog post . Thank you for so much inspiration. Thank you for 700 blog posts. Wish you more than 700 to come!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

700 zillion "thank you's" to you for letting us join you on your creative journey.
This technique is amazing I'm off to give it a try and what a fantastic give away - Thanks again.

Andrea.xx

Sally Bowman said...

Congratulations on such an amazing achievement! I'm usually guilty of lurking and not commenting...but with such a prize (and more!) I have to comment!

Especially liked the 2 contrasting surfaces with alcohol ink on them. now I need that white inkpad!

Thelma said...

Congratulations on 700 blog posts. Thanks for your tutorials - always inspirational. Love your stamps.

mary said...

Lucky #700, I have gleaned enough inspiration after being on your blog for 10 minutes to last me all weekend in my studio!
Thanks!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on the 700 post! thank you for the tutorial.
You have a really great blog and I love your art work.

Best regards,

Cindy from Belgium

inkyfingers100 said...

Thank you for your 700 posts. I learn so much from you and always come away from your blog feeling inspired and brave. I absolutely love all the encouragement you give us.I'm off to find that whit ink!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 700 hits on your blog. I really enjoy looking at your blog and all of your awesome projects! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

rkalina
srkalina@wisper-wireless.com

Tanya said...

Woo hoo! congrats on 700, that's a lot! Thanks for a little help with the alcohol inks, I have some and have never used them. And thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!! :D

Linda Carson said...

Congrats on your amazing blog success of 700! That's somthing to celebrate! Your artwork is da bomb!

Anita said...

What amazing techniques! The snow cap ink definitely has to be on my next order.

Lexi said...

Congrats on #700 and seriously ...The Vagabond...
Woo-hoo! Someone is going to be Ha..ppy :)

Angie said...

700 ...well done... loved the lesson ...never knew about that pad ...thanks....heres to the next 700

TAM said...

Thanks for the fabulous tutorial and for being so inspirational.
700 posts that's amazing - well done and congratulations

Marilyn L. said...

Congrats on your 700 entry! I just love your play by play instructions! A Vagabond...I can wish, wish, wish! Thanks for all you do for us and art. Here's to another 700!

Karen said...

Congratulations on reaching 700 posts! You clearly put a lot of work into your blog and the descriptions are always interesting and the pictures so inspiring. Thank you!

redmom said...

Woohoo!!! Huge congrats on making 700 posts!! I hope to see another 700 of your wondeful & inspiring posts!

Liz in MO said...

Congrats!!! What a totally cool idea. I am so glad I got the reinkier for this little ink pad! Can't wait to try it out. Way too cool. Thanks again for sharing your ideas with us.

Dyanne said...

You're always an inspiration Wendy! Love your think'in outside the box and asking "what if?". Not a fan of glossy, or acrylic coverage - what a brilliant idea for finally using those beautiful alcohol ink colors! Thatsa winner!!

TamiB said...

Thanks for sharing the techniques. Congrats on #700. I think that Vagabond is calling my name!

stampinfranni said...

Thank you for being a world-wide inspiration, Wendy. Have to go play with my snow cap ink now...

Starla said...

OOOOO!! I LOOVE my alcohol inks and can not wait to give this a try!!
I'm trying so hard to learn that trying something new may result in something I love and the experience in learning will out weigh the possibility of "wasting" some product! Thanks for another reminder of that fact!
Congrats on the 700th post!! WooHoo!!

Pine Street Junction said...

Wow!!! #700...where did the time go!!! Congrats!!

Yay to Simon Says for offering up the VAGABOND!!!! What an awesome prize! Looking forward to #701!!

Glennis said...

Congratulations on your 700th post. What amazing creativeness you have, - I will be putting that snow cap pad on my shopping list for sure

Donna Gibson said...

Gotta get me one of those snow cap pads now!! Thanks for experimenting for us!

Meme said...

Oh Ms Studio 490 congrats on your 700th post. We are so lucky that you share your love of art with us! (and that hubby supports you in this venture where would we be without him)
Thanks for all of your posts!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Congratulations on your 700th post! May there be many more.

Renee said...

That is awesome! Congrats on your 700th post! Thanks for this really neat tutorial! Oh, Wendy V. sent me over. I am so glad I came for a visit!! I will be back! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize!!

Mariannes Kort og Stempling said...

Congrats on 700 posts!!! I love your work and a good giveaway ;-)

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Congratulations on your your 70th post! and a fanntabulous giveaway too!
wasn't the wedding just magical?!! I did spot Linda too!! lol
Hugs xx

Diana said...

whoa...Seriously?!? A Vagabond?!? What an awesome prize to win for a lucky person. Your goodies are also pretty cool too... :)
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lesley said...

Huge congratulations to you on your700th post.....a massive achievement. I have sat down many a time and gone back through them all, always finding something different that i haven't spotted before. You are a true inspiration and i really look can't wait for the next 700 posts!
And as for the giveaway....well i'm pretty speechless......AMAZING!
Never stop doing what you do.....the crafty world would be an uninspired place with out you!!

BETTY said...

hi Wendy
congrats,keep on doing the good work,it's queen's day in Holland you are my inspiration queen.

hugs betty

Turid said...

My lovely friend Wanda, member of this group, gave me a snowcap white ink pad yesterday, Wow, talk about timing! Now I get to try out your exiting technique! I love that you find new usages for stuff.
So I am over the moon with the gift, and don't know where I'd be if I actually won something here. Totally spaced out I guess. LOL

Turid said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention, that Wanda also gave me some modeling film. It is not sold in my country of Norway, so what a treat. I love it. She had made a wonderful butterfly on the tag she sent with the gift, and imagine that: The butterfly still had curled wings, after flying straight across the Atlantic. Amazing feature!

journalist said...

Thank you for your kindness and generosity, for sharing your creativity and your ideas and for inspiring us on a dayly basis. Please keep up the good work.
I've always been a fan of Stampers Anonymous, but with you on their team I am even more fan'atic.

betjunroe said...

Wendy, you are fearless! It's great how an experiment turns into something beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

roc said...

i'll have to try that white ink pad. thanks for the tip! please enter me in the vagabond give away!

Bevs3 said...

Congrats on your 700th post. Ive learnt a lot from reading this blog AND ive also bought a LOT from reading this blog :0) Thanks for a chance to win a vagabond and other goodies. Here's to the next 700!!!!!

Susan G said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a Vagabond--something I've wanted since it first came out! Thanks, also, Wendy, for being such an inspiration! Any plans to teach an online class?

Artful Hands said...

What a fabulous give-away! Thank you for teaching and sharing so much!

Felicia said...

Congratulations Wendy on 700 posts! I am an avid stalker of your blog and have learned so much for all your tutorials! The inspiration you give us is just wonderful! Congrats again and best wishes to you on the next 700!
*huggles*
=0)

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I have loved reading what you do. It gives me and others great ideas for creating projects. 700 is a magical number! Thank you for the giveaway. KSH

Kathi said...

Wow 700 posts. What an accomplishment. And everyone of them filled with your great ideas.
TYhanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

Congratulations on 700 posts of inspiration! And, thanks for the chance to win Wendy!

CindyB said...

700 posts is quite an accomplishment. Congrats! Awesome giveaway. I'm in.
eiggam44 at yahoo dot com

jan said...

Thank you Wendy for keeping up your blog and making 700 posts!! You make my life happy!! And would be even happier with a Vagabond machine!!!
PS. Love your ATC project today, the colors are FAB!

Bella said...

Wonderful tut and I had never thought to put alcohol ink in a spray...thanks for the heads up! Congrats on 700 posts, I am 600 odd behind you! LOL

sue said...

Thank you Wendy for all the great blogs. 700 who would of thought. Keep inspiring us for another 700.

Sherry Winchester said...

Wendy, your artwork continues to inspire all of us....thanks so much for sharing your talent.....and congrats on reaching, by now, over 700, I'm sure. Let's get this party started! .....Sherry Winchester

Margaret said...

Congratulations! And thank you for sharing all your creativity with us. Love the tutorial today! I would love a vagabond! Or a goodie bag from you!

The Sick Chick said...

What if you wear goggles? Could you do some kind of mister with the alcohol ink if you used proper safety precautions? (I have goggles in the studio all the time for other types of craft adventures :) ) It wouldn't mix with water but maybe mixed with blending solution....

snazzyoriginal said...

I have learned so many techniques by following your blog, but most important of all I have learned to just experiment. So many thanks.

pooky said...

awsomeness!!! ur too funny....love, love ur art! thanks so much for a chance to win the best thing ever!
keep making art! you do it well♥

Brenda said...

It does not surprise me that you have 700 posts on your blog! You are so creative and have so much to share with all of us! I love your work!

Sylvia taylor said...

Love your Stamps, Blog & Tutorials, love you for sharing your creative gift with us.

Annette said...

Congratulations on reaching 700! Thanks for all the techniques you've posted.

Anonymous said...

In old lore the number 7 was concidered holy...
Hoping for holy hundred more posts!

Sue said...

Wow, 700, learned so much from you!!Thank you!!Awesome prize that vagabond!!Pretty cool Simon Says!
sueirvine@comcast.net

LaurieJay said...

Congratulations on the #700 milestone and thank you for all the inspiration you have shared. Thank you for the chance to win this unbelievable prize!!

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