Thursday, May 12, 2011

my favorite 4 letter word is...

sale...

if you NEED any supplies to make art,
Simon Says is offering a

the secret code you need to enter in the comment section is
baby
this is good thru today
MAY 12th only...
I *think* Heidi's baby will make her appearance today...

now there's 2 ways to look @ this...

#1...I am an enabler...
or...
#2...you can save 10% off your purchase...

maybe your hubbies will like me...
or maybe not...

here's the cover of an art journal I started, using the art parts small creative covers...

this time the binding is done with tim's D RINGS...

the crop-a-dile makes it simple to punch holes in art parts...

I LOVE the combo of weathered wood, wild honey & peeled paint...
then I added the shading with walnut distress ink & the blending tool...

the gold paint dabber was the finishing touch for the edge...


I stacked 2 art parts book plates to make a resting place for tim's mini bird...
he's cut from grungeboard and painted with the black paint dabber...

tim's Sizzix mini dies are a great way to use up those small grungeboard scraps...

I used coffee archival for the floral background & the ticking background...


by using coffee archival for my background stamping,
it really makes the main images pop when they are stamped in jet black...

the gingham background is stamped on the scallop with jet black...
I LOVE it with the wild honey...


and speaking of archival...
they have entered the building...

the names are cool, but the colors REALLY look GREAT!
I'm sooooo anxious to play...

but...

I forbid myself to open them until some major projects were completed...

like 12 new stamp sets...
yep...got them all sent in today...
YIPPEE!!!
it's SHOCKING...NOT one flower to be found!

now the wait to get them...it KILLS me...

today we need to make kits for Saturday's workshop & pack a million ink pads, distress stains & Perfect Pearls Mists & a whole lot more...

then look out...

I'll be opening those archivals...
I've got ideas brewing to...

make art!
wendy

32 comments:

Bunny Vance said...

Love it! Jillian can't wait to try all the new Archival colors, I am thinking I need a green for my stems since I am on a flower roll!

Have fun opening the new inks ~ just like Christmas!!!

Blessings,
Bunny Vance
http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
www.ajillianvancedesign.com

Nancy said...

Ooooohhhhh .... love this!
My fingers are getting achy from keeping them crossed for Heidi - I,too, hope today's the day!

ellen vargo said...

No new flowers? Humphhhh... but I'm curious to see what all the non-flower images will be! Can't believe it's almost time for previews again... time flies. Have a great inky (archival) day!

sue said...

That is the cutties journal. I need to play with my art parts more.

papillon said...

my DH won't be happy, but i love you ... for sharing the sale info, for sharing your creativity, for making me want to make... art :) love this peace, it has my favourite stain colors on it!

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Can't wait for the sneek peek on the new stamp sets. Your stamps are always amazing. Have fun playing with the new inks. Love the book cover as always. Thanks for sharing.
Gail in Oklahoma

Debby said...

Way cool project you created. New stamp sets already? Yipes I still have to get some of your latest ones! Hopefully I can be employed soon to finance my art.

Barbara said...

Love the book cover. It is awesome!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

A beautiful cover ... I need a review ASAP please ... So I know which colours I need! Cannot wait for the arrival of Linda Wendy :0)

Gillian said...

Love this latest Art Part project, from the D rings to the wild honey gingham background .... sooooo can't wait for the new stamps to hit the shops ... excited ... very.

Look forward to see what you create using the new Archival range:)

Heidi said...

Come on, you want to play, you know you do!

Mall Rat said...

What no flower !!!! :) I love the journal.. those covers are so fun to make mini books with! Thanks for the sale, you are my favorite enabler.. LOL Have a great day Wendy

Vic said...

Love the album! The new inks are on my wish list! LOL And now your new stamps will be on it, too!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Love the beginnings of this book ... can't wait to see what you put inside!

SusanK said...

Always love a sale and celebrating a birth is just as wonderful! Can't wait to get inky with you on Saturday! 12 more sets and nary a flower????? What???!!?!?!? I'm sure you'll have tons of new ideas for us...woohoo!

Helen said...

12 new sets and STILL no new flowers? But I want new Wendy flowers.... lol. Love your book parts, and can't wait to see you tackle those Adirondacks!

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

Thanks for the heads up on the sale. I love your piece, it is so sweet, adore that little bird! Ypu crack me up with the new stamp sets! Although I can't wait to see them either - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Hels Sheridan said...

Lurve your covers... fabbylicious! I was very lucky and was given five of the new Archival pads when I was at Ranger... they are... perfect! CAn't wait to get inky using them... oh and I also can't wait to see your new stamp designs... go on, you can show me, I won't tell anyone :O)) x

Minxy said...

Absolutely spot on, i just love the art part covers, so sturdy, think i need some more!

Sandra said...

love this ...
12 new!!!
I am getting so far behind!
enjoy!
Sandra

Kathy Eddy said...

Cute journal. Can't wait to see the new stamps!

Kirsten Alicia said...

I love this!

spatenfloot said...

yes, you are an enabler but telling us how to save money is a GOOD enabling! :) By the by, I've recently enabled myself into some Art parts and Clearly for Art. Woo Hoo!

Becky said...

hey! That's MY comment not spatenfloot's! How/d my hubby get on here?!? Guess I'd better check which google id is listed, eh?

michelle said...

Oh the horror not one flower out of 12 well now I am really looking forward to seeing what you are bringing for us to make art with!

michelle said...

Shoot I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed this piece of art you shared with us today. . . I missed the shopping moment but I had one not to long ago. You really are an enabler but my Dh loves to save so all is good!

jan said...

Your journal cover is awesome!!

karen said...

I love the gingham and the polka dots! I will soon have my own art parts to play with...yeah! Thanks Wendy for making it fun to make art! Karen xxxxOOOO

Lyn Ohlensehlen said...

Hi Wendy,

Thanks for a wonderful time yesterday in Moline, IL. Your class was my special birthday treat to myself and I thoroughly enjoyed it along with the class participants--especially my dear friend Cindyann. Hope to see you again.

StampDancer said...

This is a wonderful cover for an art journal! I can hardly wait for your new stamps to come out and can't wait to order some of the new archival inks when they're available. Thanks for being an enabler!

lois Skiathitis said...

Love this project a lot. I'm looking forward to the new archival inks some of the colors are so pretty. I won't call you an enabler I'll call you an informer. TFS!!! :-D

Micki said...

Love that cover!!!!!