Tuesday, April 12, 2011

a change of plans...

I was invited to be a guest artist over @ the
2 peas...
30 days of stamping & cardmaking event...

my original date was scheduled for April 19th...
BUT...

Jamie emailed yesterday to say that my project would be posted today...

YIPPEE...now I'm day #12...

I had fun...
I got to "make art" and here's the result...



so, if you pop over to 2peas, you'll find the complete supply list & step by step instructions, so that you can recreate this...

I included LOTS of step-out photos too,
to help along the way...

plus...I did a little interview for the post...

if you choose to play along,
you'll be using grungeboard & LOTS of tim/Ranger inky products...

remember last week when I said you might want to have the art parts large creative covers on hand???


this project would be why...
I wanted you to be prepared...

the creative covers make a great solid base for projects...
they don't always have to be a book...

the smaller size covers are so cute/fun too...

and...to celebrate...

I think I'll have a little giveaway...

NO WAIT...

since it's 2 peas...

I think I'll do 2!

to enter...
leave a comment here and also on the 2 peas posting...

I'll draw a winner from the comments here...
AND...
I'll choose a second winner from the 2 peas comments...

2 comments = 2 chances to win...

the drawing will be @ 7am on THURSDAY morning...
that's April 14th...

I hope you will be inspired to...

make art!
wendy

111 comments:

Kristina M. Anderson said...

I love your design today. It is too cute. I love your art parts, especially the pocket watch and the man with the hat, and that cute little truck . . . okay, so they are all wonderful. Keep on making wonderful art for us.

Kris

Debby said...

Love this! I never would have thought of using the book boards for something that was not a book! But this is very cool! Just signed up for the Moline class. Looking forward to an inky day.

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrrr.... blimey!!! this is ... LUSH!!! Loving the layering... tis perfect... am offski to visit 2Peas now :O))

Juel said...

Wonderfully beautiful!!

Helen said...

What a great use for the art parts. Thanks for hosting a giveaway, will pop over to 2 peas right now.

ellen vargo said...

LOVE this project - it's totally DELISH! Love the way you used the binder covers and the rings, without actually making a... binder! Genius! Heading to 2peas now!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome--love old ink anything

Susan said...

What a fab project! Love how you used the binder ring. Off to 2Ps.
Susan

sharon said...

love this project .. all those inky goodness and the delish stamps .. wonderful !!!!! ..

Kim T. said...

Great use of the ring binder and love love love the stamps you used!

Christy Day said...

Love your attention to details! So stunning! Thanks for sharing!

TheLastOfNine said...

This is just a lovely idea, it can be interchangable.
Gloria

betjunroe said...

Way cool, Wendy! Makes me think of a calendar--but that's another project.

Brenda said...

This is why I love you Wendy! You think outside the box and help those of us who are a little ...um, challenged!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece love the text at the bottom and the fact you use the art arts in so many different ways. Very creative. Tracy x

K said...

Love this project! It would make a great wall hanging. I love your stamp, I am now addicted.

Dawnll said...

Love it! I am always thrilled when you share a project- great tut also.
Thanks for a chance sweetie

papillon said...

before i even could get my hands on AP i knew i'd love them. Now that i got some pocket watches AP i know i don't love them, i adore them! Hard to find here in Belgium, so i planned some retail therapy during our USA trip in may. than i'll finally be able to follow your great tutorial and make... some art ;)

Eileen said...

I think that everything you touch with ink turns into art! I just love it and you've inspired me to use some of those art parts I've been hoarding!

Mall Rat said...

I love the project! I am also so in love with the new art parts .. they rock .. good job Wendy !!!

mamakat said...

Owwwwww, Ahhhhhhh...beautiful and versatile. I can see lots of interchangeable possibilities! Thanks for sharing. Now I'm off to 2 Peas!

Gitte said...

Very very beautiful.

Wanda H said...

Love the project, Wendy!!! I have been digging through drawers this morning looking for some old pen nibs that I know I have!!! And they seem to be hiding from me!!! Nasty little nibs :-))

Noreen said...

It's fascinating how you use art parts. I love this project.

Kathi said...

Great use of the art parts. Beautiful.
I can't wait to start playing with some of the newer art parts.

Missusg said...

that is one nice piece of art i must say! i can't wait to play as soon as i finish my work day!!!!

Sharon said...

I like the idea of using the notebook rings to hang a sign...which means you could make one with several "signs" and change them out depending on your mood. And several different bases...mix and match. See if people are really paying attention(do they notice something has changed?) Ok, I have a peculiar sense of humor...like when I put a sign on the front of my dorm room that said, "Please use rear entry" and on the back of the door(seen when trying to exit the room) "please use other door." I got my father on that one...he stared at the sliding closet doors next to the real door for 5 full seconds before he realized that he had been had. So, now to check out the instructions!

Shannon said...

Such a beautiful creation

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous piece of ART!!!

Vic said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I'm heading over to check out the deets!

Heike said...

Hi, Wendy,

I love your "art part" very much!!!! Think I have to get my things prepared to recreate it! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Beautiful, and the quote is so inspiring for artist gals like myself! =) Thanks for sharing!

Crabtree Creations said...

Wendy, Where do you find the time? You just hopped on a plane 2 days ago! I love the art project you made here! I was thinking how cute would it be to use an old clip board for the base of this? I am definitely going to make this with all my new stamps from last weekend!
Thanks for the inspiration!
ReNae in Kansas

Marissa said...

I LOVE this use of the binder rings! I was trying to think of an excuse to buy them and now you've given me one. Thanks! :)

rhonda said...

Always amazed at your projects and I know I will never be disappointed!

SusanK said...

Wow! At first glance I really thought it was a shelf on the wall with cool knick knacks on it! Glad you got moved up in the schedule...I hated to wait so long for your art!

Scrapthat said...

Very cool project!! love the binder rings!

Jean said...

Inspiring, as usual! Still haven't found the new black clearly for art in my LSS :( - haven't given up looking !

Gillian said...

Inspiring project Wendy, adore what you have created. I stocked up on your stamps and art parts when I was with Hels & Co at Ally Pally at the weekend, the large cover set being one of them.

Sandra said...

super as usual Wendy! Thanks.
Sandra ltb

Kris said...

totally inspiring.......can't wait to get into my studio and create.

Primitive Seasons said...

Wendy, this is darling. Have to make a similar one for my studio. Says it all, doesn't it!

PS: I take it your airplane didn't split open!!!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Jenna said...

How exciting! Its been so long since you've had a giveaway... Maybe someday I'll win!!

Wilma Bass said...

Wendy, you've done it again! I love it! I love that cute pen nib too. When will be able to buy those? I love your ink bottle. I need to get that stamp...I have the Art Part!

Kathleen said...

I love it - your new designs & art parts......so much fun!

Barbara said...

Wow! That is the best project! I love it. Creative in every way! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the give-away!

SannaS said...

fabulous piece of art!! brilliant details!! love the text!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Anonymous said...

Love all the art parts. I think they are very fun and very well thought out. I love all the detail.

Thanks

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I love the ink bottle stamp here. I have got to start getting some new supplies to do your projects. Love how you use blues so much--my favorite color---thank you for sharing-KSH

bsirvine said...

Your artwork is amazing. I love everything I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing your originality, your designs, and your encouragement to make art.

Marilyn L. said...

Love the art - very clever to use the cover in an unique way! Love when you "make art"! Thanks for giving the "play by play" so we can play along.

Bonnie said...

I love your projects and all the details you use!! I am really going to try to make an art journal, I am off to check out the instructions and supply list. Thanks Wendy

Sarah said...

I am always inspired by your art and this project is no exception! LOVE it!

Larissa Heskett said...

Well I LOVE the way that this turned out and what a fun use of the binding mechanism from tim!! I can't wait to make one!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!!
p.s you are spoiling us with extra posts this week and I LOVE IT!! =)

Tona said...

I love your project...but then I love all of your projects lol. Thanks for the chance.
Off to 2 peas ;)

Leslie said...

love this piece! Love the use of the binder mech. thanks!

Becky said...

You always inspire me to...make art! Not that mine turns out like yours, but it's always fun. thanks!

Gail Bales said...

WOWSER! Amazing. You come up with the neatest ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. Your ART always inspires me.
Gail in Oklahoma

Lori said...

Awesome project Wendy! And congrats for being featured on 2Peas! Love this!

Nancy said...

LOVE this!! And I SOOO love Art Parts!!
Congrats on being a featured artist at 2Peas!!

Sue young said...

Wonderful stuff you are doing!thanks for the chance to wi ?

marci said...

Love this project - what a clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Love your project & congrats on being a featured artist on 2Peas!!! Thanks for giving us a chance to win too!

michelle said...

Wow everything you touch turns to art! This is an amazing card.

Marjie K said...

So beautiful and really cool to see you as the featured artist at 2peas. What you did with that fence stamp upside down has totally inspired me.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love this . I have a small collection of old ink bottles.

savyjade said...

Love, love this project! Heading over to 2 peas for the tut. TFS! You are so incredibly talented!

Tara C said...

I love how you painted the ring binder-- I was wondering how you prevented it from chipping!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!! Thank you!!! This piece is amazing!!!

Pine Street Junction said...

Wendy...love this project!!! I can't wait to get my hands on the art parts and begin playing! Glad to hear you are coming to my neck of the woods in Moline.

Linda said...

Love your art and now I am inspired to stay up and make some art.

~Valeria said...

I love this project .. its such a great idea!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!!!
Ebryan25@gmail.com

paperpapier said...

wow, another wow project!

Michelle Jean said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love it. So creative. I need to buy more supplies! Ssshhhh! Don't tell my husband!

Cher said...

oooh such a great idea there woman! luv luv luvvvvvvvv! Will hop on over to 2peas..hear u are coming here soon...not sure I can get there with my crazy life, but gonna try...and FYI... I sorta umm...blasted Archiver's for not carrying your Art Parts..so mad at them! and I patiently await an online order...

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a gorgeous creation!

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is utterly gorgeous!!! I love how your creations are always so different. Thank you for the chance to win.

Gayna said...

Wow, What a fab project. You are just so darn inspiring. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

Kaz said...

I just love, love, love your art, so inspiring, just bought my first stamp set of your......I now have a new addiction!! Thanks for the chance to win
big hugs

kazxx

Donna Kauffman said...

Love the idea of using the ringed spine to make a flip book and the covers to make a backboard! Great project here, lots of inspirational goodies! Looking forward to classes with you at Queen's Ink this fall! Can't wait to get inky!!

Dorothy said...

Such a beautiful creation Wendy!!!

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Love it!!! Love it!!! Love it!!! Of course I love everything you make!
Thanks for a chance to win!!!!!

Karen S. Ohio

Nancy Wethington said...

This one is going down in history as one of my all-time favorite Wendy projects. I ADORE THIS PROJECT!!!!!

jill said...

What an inspiration you are! I am always learning something new from you.....the project is GREAT!

Therese said...

how flippin cool is this....i am still counting the days til i see you again in novi (alittle over 3 weeks) i am getting alittle crazy because i am waiting for all your stuff to come in to get creative and noone in michigan has it yet.....yes, i would like some cheese and crackers to go with my whining....LOL hugs, therese

Marijane said...

Another brilliant project, Wendy! I plan on using my AP covers and rings to make a binder first and then move "outside-the-box" and this is great inspiration. I finally had to order my Clearly for Art blackout and whiteout online. I still haven't seen it in stores locally.

SusanHnSC said...

Love this project!! I've been thinking about those covers and binders - so many possibilites!

Jayne said...

Way too much fun! Love your art...as usual.

Heidi said...

Don't you just love art parts! Oh wait...they were your idea!!! LOL. This is great.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I need all this stuff to be able to be more creative, this is just so adorable, I am running over 2 pea so I can see all the info! lol

Trista said...

I love your project!! That's such a great idea to use the cover as a base - can't wait to try! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab project, love all the added dimension and the sentiment!

jackib said...

thanks for sharing about two peas - I didn't know about that! love your artful creations!

Liz in MO said...

This is just 2, 2, 2 cute!!!! Thanks for sharing again.

sue said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! I love give aways.

buglady said...

Congrats on having a show over at Two Peas. I first started doing online stuff with Two Peas in 2004. It was an idea of so much going on other than what was happening in my little town!
Aloha, Kate

Sandi said...

Cool project as always! I wish I had taken youre suggestion and ordered those supplies but now I will have to wait! :( Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandi

Donna Gibson said...

I love this one! Especially how you added dimension to the phrase!

Linda R said...

Really got my "Wendy" fix today!! I was excited when the book covers came out, but now?? WOW - my mind is racing with possibility. I love the 3D effect with the letters...guess I need to stop hoarding and MAKE ART!!

karen said...

That is truly an original way to use the ring binder! Your use of many different lovely art parts has made this piece very beautiful and whimsical. Thanks for sharing you he(art) with us Wendy!

Pam Ruth said...

I love this piece of art and lucky for me I got all the supplies I needed last weekend! It was great meeting you and attending your classes in Kansas City. And we were serious when we said we would help you with your kit packaging.

Rene' said...

What a great idea Wendy! I'm glad I picked up some of these supplies this past weekend. Looking forward to making art! Thanks for inspiring me!!

redmom said...

You never fail to amaze us with your creations!! This is totally rocks!!!

jan said...

I am always inspired to make art after visiting your blog Wendy!!

Jean M. said...

I just discovered your blog and your artwork and I am in awe. Love your work:)

Chris Fleming said...

Thanks for this wonderful project and instructions. I just got the paint brush stamp and I can't wait to use it! Awesome!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Really cool project, but my curiosity wants to know "what's under the blue page?" Looks like it flips up to reveal more art. Gonna hop over to 2peas right now to check it out! Stephanie Rodgers stefrick@optonline.net

IndyCinD said...

Love your talent! Thanks for sharing!

Dianal said...

What a great creation ... love the new art parts and stamps ... more coming in July?????? Hope so. Thanks for sharing.

kl_smith2005 said...

As always, your art is astonishing! So impressive.

Kathy

lana said...

this is awesome...what a great project!

nonnie said...

beautiful...and useful....form following funciton?