Wednesday, July 27, 2011

art by hand...

today I have another brand new,
hot off the press,
studio 490 stamp set to give away...
compliments of Ted & Michelle of Stampers Anonymous...

this is...

art by hand...


this set has 3 coordinating art parts, perfectly sized for the scissors, the thimble & the mini spool stamps on this set...

the scissors are in the top 5 of my most fav new art parts...

it's fun to paint them with Ranger's Adirondack metallic paint dabbers,
I used silver...
dry the paint...
then use jet black archival to ink the scissors stamp,
press the art parts scissors onto the inked stamp,
lift off & dry...

I like to make a tiny hole & insert one of tim's mini fasteners in the screw area on the scissors...

tim's cute drill punch is perfect...
or use an awl...

that one tiny detail makes all the difference...



and a cool discovery...

you can mask off the words on the giant background (with a post-it note)...
and the word "spools" is a perfect fit on tim's spool die cut...
it's part of the large "sewing room" Sizzix Alterations die...

I love it when things are unplanned & simply...WORK!

below is a shot of the art parts stamped thimble too...
that stamp has so much detail...



if you'd like a chance to win...
art by hand...
just leave a comment & I'll choose the winner @ 7am tomorrow...

are you wondering who won yesterday's 2 stamp sets???

#1 goes to...

Kaz has left a new comment on your post "stamps, boxes & birds...":

Oooo more goodness to win, congrats Shannon! I would love to get my inky mitts on the stamps.... Thanks so much for the chance again so generous good luck all xx

Kazx
Posted by Kaz to Studio 490 at July 26, 2011 11:35 AM

and #2...

scrappin-scrappin has left a new comment on your post "stamps, boxes & birds...":

Congrats to Shannon!! You know I would love anyone of your stamp sets, thanks for the chance to win one!!

Posted by scrappin-scrappin to Studio 490 at July 26, 2011 11:17 PM


Kaz & scrappin-scrappin please email me with your shipping info (wbv1213@me.com)

see you tomorrow with stamp giveaway #5...

remember...
it's always a perfect day to...

make art!
wendy

120 comments:

fejferek said...

WOW! fab idea! Thanks for sharing!
the stamps are so lovely. I love stitching, and i wish i could have them in my stamps collection :)

Theresa said...

As usual, wonderful ideas and great product to go with it!! LOVE the stamps! Thanks for sharing.

Anikraft said...

As always love your art, so inspiring. Would be delighted to call this set my own, thanks for the chance. Anika x

ally said...

I just love your work! Your stamps are brilliant. I love to sew so this would be perfect!

Kat said...

Oh my goodness would love this as I sew and love anything to do with it. Thanks for the chance to win such fabulicious artistic yummies :)

Kat --{-@
I've never won anything so this would be a knock out of the ballpark. Good luck to everyone!!!

SusanK said...

Love this set! I have sewn a lot in the past and come from a long line of seamstresses so it's definitely got to come live at my house. Are you sure you & Tim (and quite a few others) weren't separated at birth? Your creativity levels are so high and amazing!

Bevie Pearl said...

This sewing theme set is so unique and versatile. Love it. Love love love it!!

Scrapthat said...

AWESOME set!! (well they all are but I'm on a button card kick right now so I LOVE this stamp set!) TFS TOTALLY COOL!

Cher said...

I leaning toward this one being my fav set...but so darn hard to choose! Love what u did here..must have the art parts sooon! xo

Jackie said...

Your stamps and art parts are truely amazing. I want them all.

betjunroe said...

Thanks, Wendy, for all the inspiration! I love the "Art by Hand" set. I just purchased the coordinating Art Parts and was wondering if I should make a tag or something else with them. After seeing your art, I am moved to make a collage. It would be so great to have this stamp!

jackib said...

Wendy - this set is SEW adorable!! Those scissors are very cool and I will be borrowing your idea of using tim's drill press to add a brad! TCS again. : )

Kristy Hansen said...

Wendy--what a great stamp set. It fits with everything that is out there at the moment. I have the TH die cut dress form-so this is perfect. I hope this set makes its way to my house-thank you for the giveaways this week! KSH

Therese said...

How flippin awesome is this set....... It reminds me of my mom and grandmother making our clothes when we were young....... Getting our pictures taken together with our outfits on..........cute, funny and great memories....... Thanks for the stroll down on the memory lane

Sarah said...

Hi, Wendy! Stepping out of the shadows to let you know that this is my favorite of your new releases. It was love at first sight when I saw the thread box label as a few of those old boxes have found a home in my studio. Would love to give this set a nice home, too!

Micki said...

Ohh love that set.... brings back memories of the days I used to quilt :-).

Marijane said...

Darling art "peeks." Would love to see more of the piece that was shown in the 2nd pic... so cute how you wrapped the different materials around the spools. Hope these are part of your latest book! As was mentioned in one of the previous comments, this stamp set reminds me of my grandmother and her old black "pedal-activated" Singer. Sweet...

Anonymous said...

Art By Hand is my favorite of all your stamp sets! I plan on getting it and the coordinating Art Parts. Elaine

Tammy Tutterow said...

Oh! Pick me! Pick me! This is my new all time favorite Wendy stamp set. I love it!

texasbarb said...

Wow..I love the scissors and the spools for Tim's die which I have. Now to go find the rest.

Thanks for sharing!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Woo Hoo, Thank you so much Wendy!! I love your stamps and I'm so excited about winning a set!! The Art by Hand set is so cool too!! I love them all!! Thanks again!!

Carol said...

Congrats to Kaz and scrappin-scrappin! Great stamp set, liking the art parts that coordinate!

Debby said...

Congrats to the winners! This set is really cool. Brings back memories of when I was a kid and used to watch my grandma darn socks and stuff like that. She was a quilter too. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

nancy d. said...

awesome bits n pieces. love it all!

Gabrielle said...

I would 'sew' love to win this stamp set! It would be perfect as I am in the middle of a sweing-related project for my Mum (but ssh! It's a secret!) Thank you for another chance to win and congrats to Kaz and scrapin-scrapin!

Sharon said...

This one's on my list...what is it about thread? The Chinese have "red thread" which connect two lovers that are fated to meet. We talk about the "threads of our lives". And thread is a pretty magical invention...after all, the Native Americans used buffalo sinews for their thread. The invention of spinning fibers to make something strong enough to hold scraps of material together(let alone the weaving of the material....). Spiders are connected to weaving and storytelling...maybe you should add your little spider to these works...the Fates both spin and cuts the threads of our lives. Our language is so filled with sewing metaphors...a stitch in time, saves nine. Made out of whole cloth...though sometimes I'm a little unsure of what seems a metaphor crossing over into an idiom. The Gate of Jerusalem being referred to as "the eye of the needle". We must be hard-wired(or perhaps...hard-threaded) for this connection! So, congrats to this day's winners and good wishes to all. And with that, I will use my invisible scissors to end this tale!

Helen said...

Gotta have this set - so if I were lucky enough to win I would be OVER the moon, lol! Love that trick with the scissors, and the project you showed is just FAB.

Congrats to Kaz and scrappin-scrappin!!

Lesabe said...

So many great stamps - and ideas. I love it all =)

Meggymay said...

Another fabulous set of stamps to drool over, the project was awesome.

Nancy said...

COOL! Two of my FAV people won today!! Enjoy, Kaz & Donna!!

Now, THIS stamp set? VERYVERYVERY much a MUST-HAVE! I'm so obsessed with your dress form & Tim's sewing room die & all - yep, HAVE to have this! Pleaseohprettyplease pick me? ;-)

Wendy Jo said...

This set of rubber stamps be bouncing off the walls at my place. I've been looking for the perfect wallpaper or stencil for my craft space. No luck up to now, so... Yup, you guessed it! I'll be stamping that scissors image directly onto the wall and create my own personal wall art as soon as I get my hands on this new set. Thanks Wendy!

Mall Rat said...

I love the project ! The spools are too cute !!! Those scissors are just too cool, I'm glad they are an art part !! Have a great day Wendy

TheLastOfNine said...

The scissors are adorable, love how dimensional they look. I really really really (really) want that stamp. Thank you so much Wendy, Ted and Michelle for the chance!!
Gloria H

Lori C said...

Amazing art....i want to make everything! Now off to the antique mall to find some door knobs :)

Leslie said...

Wow! I have been waiting for this set! I have been planning a project around sewing as a art piece to my mom. She was an amazing seamstress! Thanks so much!

Lynne said...

Congrats to the 2 winners yesterday! Love your sample today Wendy - so neat! Thanks to you and Ted and Michelle for all of these wonderful opportunities to win!

Susan said...

Congrats to the winners. This set is "sew" adorable! I love how they match the art parts and those scissors are fantastic!

Donna L said...

Still trying to win one of the fabulous new stamp sets - thanks for the inspiration!

fozzieb713 said...

just totally awesome!!!!

Gail Bales said...

Wendy, this set is at the top of my list! I love, love, love it. Congratulations to the winners.
Gail in Oklahoma

Kaz said...

OOOOhh thanks so so much!! I am so excited to win the stamp set thanks Wendy!! You rock!!
I cannot wait to get my hands on them......so so excited !!
Big Hugs

kazxx

Mo said...

I would be thrilled with just the stamp of the scissors. Thanks for the idea on using the brad and the tip about Tim's spool die. Wonderful set!

Gillian .... said...

Huge congrats Kaz & Shannon, can't wait to see what you produce with the new goodies. I would "sew" love to win this set, this stamp set with it's co-ordinating Art Parts are going to rock. Thanks again to Ted & Michelle for their awesome giveaway.

sasa said...

Scrumptiuos...My thimble would floweth over if I won these lovelies...
Sarah

Karenliz said...

Amazing work! I love it. I can't wait to get my hands on all your new products!

Julie O'Brien said...

I think this was my favorite of your new stamps. Can one have too many sewing stamps? I don't think so!

woodandfabric said...

Congratulations lucky Ladies!! This new stamp set is wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win!
Michelle *Ü*

Renee said...

Congrats to Kaz and scrappin-scrappin! Enjoy your goodies!

Wendy, I love all the goodies you shared today! The colors, stamps, and creativity; oh, my; it's really awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah P said...

I am in love with this set!! My mind is going crazy at all the possibilities!!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh Wendy -- please pick me. I would so love to win, and really do deserve it!!! Been a very good girl, and would love to get down to some serious playing with these wonderful goodies. The pictures are just gorgeous -- make me want to use everything NOW!!! Will have to wait till I go to the UK to buy them, or order them from the US . . . . so it would be glorious to win them straight from you!!!! Hee hee!!!

Greetings from France - Sally Cendral (stampsally@yahoo.fr)

Molossus said...

*Jumps up & down & waves* Me, me! I want to win, lol!

Vic said...

Another fab set! Congrats to the winners and thanks to Wendy & SA!

Anonymous said...

You are right--the scissors is a fav

Dawn B. said...

Oh, how I'd love to have this set! I'm loving all the new art parts, but I like this one because it has the scissors. Just finished a piece from book 4, so I need some new parts and this set would be wonderful to have to start a new project. Love all the new designs and can not wait to own them all.

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful set, so much fun! I make a trip to your blog every morning, with coffee in hand, and linger for a while enjoying your beautiful creations!

ConnieR said...

For my 60th birthday my sister made me the most wonderful quilted scrap tote. Her 60th is in March and when I saw this project at CHA I said--THAT'S IT!!! Can't wait to get the new art parts and stamps to make this for her.

grandmabertie said...

Cute stamp set. Love the label. I liked how you wrapped the spools and made the thimble look so realistic (have dimension). Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful stamps.

Janet L. said...

I'm a sewer and I love the vintage-ness of this set. I collect old needle sets, thread holders and the like, so this would be GREAT!!

Cardgenie said...

Would love to win one of your stamps. Love what you've done with it. Jean..xx

rhonda said...

Wendy these were my favorite stamps of your new releases so many ideas in my head for these and congrats to the previous winners!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love sewing themes at the moment and the scissors and matching art part is fabulous. Would love to win this set. Thanks for the opportunity. Tracy x

Kate said...

I Love your project with these amazing stamps! I nreally would love to win them!

Wanda G said...

Love your art--and I need that stamp set!

--Wanda G

StampDancer said...

This is a terrific set. And matching Art Parts to play with in future - life can't get much better. Love all the tips you shared, too.
Deb M

Wendy Ward said...

you never cease to inspire me to try something different Wendy! Love the chance even win a stamp (on cause it is one I don't have (yet)!

michelle said...

Oh this is an awesome set of stamps!

Congrats to the winners and crossing my fingers

Susan Leslie said...

Congrats to todays winners Kaz & scrappin-scrappin. I would just love to win "Art by Hand" I have been sewing all of my life and this would be so perfect for my sewing area. I love the scissors and the art parts are amazing with this stamp set. Thank you Wendy for your amazing stamps.

Crabtree-Creations said...

Wendy, this stamp set is SEW cool! I love love love it sew much that if I don't win it I am headed straight over to the Scrapbook Page to buy it! I simply must have it! It blends two of my favorite obsessions, Sewing and Stamping!
Bravo on another winner!

ReNae in KS

Cathy L. said...

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I Have to have all of theses new products.

Bu lottery
or by cash!

Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne Chord said...

Oh, but for the chance to have these stamps! I have been dreaming of all the things I could do with them!

Annette Goodey said...

Yet more great stamps and these would work so well with Tim's sewing room die. It would be magic to win them! Thank's for the chance.

Best wishes,

Eileen said...

Great set, wonderful ideas and love the way your stuff and Tim's stuff play so nicely together.
Oh and thank you for the chance to win!
And....congrats to today's lucky ducks.

Shannon said...

Congrats to Kaz and scrappin-scrappin for your win, yeah!!
I just love all the sewing themed stamps and products that are out there now in the mixed media world, it's all so cute.
I especially like Wendy's new stamp set "Art by Hand". And how great are all of your Art Parts that match up with your stamps, what a great idea you had when you came up with that product. I don't want to be greedy or anything but I so love all of Wendy's products and since my funds are limited right now I'm going to throw my name in the mix and try again. Fingers crossed.

TAM said...

WOW those scissors on your artwork look sooo realistic - fabulous work and fabulous stamps

Wanda H said...

Congrats to the winners!!!!

This is another great set of stamps, Wendy!!! The mini fastener on the scissors is perfect!!!

Lesley said...

Huge congrats to the winners!!
Who wouldn't want to win this set?? Utterly scrumptious!! You're a little star doing these giveaways!! :o))

Elaine A said...

OMG Wendy -

I love this piece! Its just awesome and I love the idea of the hole and mini fastener of the scissors. This kind of reminds me of the room my grandmother used to do her sewing in - LOL! I am so loving all your Art Parts (I'm addicted). Congratulations to the winners. And this new set of rubber is phenomenal!

Elaine Allen

Dawnll said...

Love the stamp set and the project...found at CHA I was taking pictures of anything and everything that used a stamp or art part
Spectacular inspiration

Rebecca said...

Here we go again for a chance to win, super projects
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Marissa said...

This is my absolute favorite of the new stamps! I'm SO excited!

Gill said...

I'd love to have this stamp set. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

Roxanne said...

I love anything that has to do with sewing so your give-a-way would be just wonderful to win! Thanks for sharing all your creativity!

Noreen said...

Love your fun sewing art! I just enjoy your style of creating!

Karla Anderson said...

Love this set, lots of ideas in my head for using your art parts with it.

sue said...

Congrats to the winners. I would love art by the hand set. so much fun.

Bethan said...

love this set....and the sample you made is to die for...not literally of course! As a crafter that sews, this set would be right up my street! thanks for the chance to win one of your gorgeous stamp sets.

Dee in N.H. said...

A big congrats to the lucky winners! Your scissors look real! I thought they were until I went back and read the post! I usually go right to the pics first! LOL!

irishgirl said...

Wendy, just discovered your blog! I am a Tim Holtz fan and your products go so well with his. I would love to be your winner and start my Wendy Vecchi collection!

House On Beach Street said...

Just found you, love your site.

Karen G. said...

Wow, Wendy
Absolutely love the scissors, what fun. This set looks like a must have.

carpediem said...

definitely my fav from the newly released sets!!!

Dorothy said...

Congrats to the winners!!!
Love the new stamps!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This was ONE of my MUST HAVE sets!! =) THANKS TED and MICHELLE for the giveaway!! =)
Wendy, I LOVED this piece the first time you shared the sneak peek of it!! =) I really like the spools and what fun cards this would make too!! =)
THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)
p.s CONGRATS to the winners!! =)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

These new stamps and your ideas just rock! I need, I want, I just gotta' have it, and oh my......I need it all!

Donna Gibson said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great stamp set! I love the vintage sewing theme!

Tona said...

Congrats to yesterdays winners!
Love, love, love, this stamp set!The scissor art parts is a must too.

Carol said...

The stamps just keep getting better everyday. Love them.

Barbara said...

I love this set. I'm a former Home Ec. teacher and used to sew all the time! I love the art you made with this set and the art parts! Thanks for a chance to win! Love to look at your blog and be inspired by all the creativity.

Angie said...

WOW! giveaways and how-tos!! I'm loving the scissors and thimble and all the great ideas. All the thinks you can think and arts you could make!

Tara C. said...

Art by hands brings tears to my eyes!!! I see those scissors and I see my mother quilting!! I wish she lived long enough to learn the trade of paper crafting -- she would have loved it!! Scrapping the grandbabies -- however she made baby quilts!! I have all the quilt tops she didn't finish but I can not bring myself to do anything with them!!! This is my FAVORiTE!!!!

Sandra said...

yes - it is always a great day to make art!
Sandra ltb

Sue McGettigan said...

So very, very cool! I love sewing themed projects. We missed you at Carson RSC Wendy, thanks for cooking up fun new stamps and art parts to play with:)

Rhonda said...

Love the Art by Hand set...I grew up sewing with my Mom, so making art with this set will bring back memories...thanks for the chance to win, Wendy!!!

Meme said...

WOW!
Love Art By Hand Set!

Love that scissors! I think it's the hit of this stamp set. Just by reading all the comments you hit this one out of the sewing room.

Lots of fantastic memories for a lot of us!

Thanks for the chance at a new pair of scissors in any color I would want..LOL!

Marilyn L. said...

I have the sewing room die and now need the stamp set - here's hoping. Thanks for the creative art parts demo - you are the best!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love your art.

2amscrapper said...

fun stamp set and love that there are coordinating art parts

Charming Memories said...

Brilliant! I love your stamps, and think it is so very cool you have designed your own stamp sets, I hope I get lucky!
Christy

Mary said...

I love these stamps, and your sample! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

Petrified Peep Eater said...

This is definitely my favorite! I would do cartwheels for this set...(well if i could do cartwheels that is.... never could do them...) ok my stamping hands will clap and i'll do a happy dance... What a wonderful set!

Priscilla said...

You know, you can never have too many stamps nor pairs of scissors!

steph martin said...

Love this set of stamps and that they match your art parts so wonderfully

Kathleen said...

I love this set! I've been doing a lot of sewing lately in anticipation of our granddaughter in August! This set is wonderful, but your details are amazing in your art that you made with it! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda B said...

Ooooo...I think this is my favourite stamp set so far....well maybe until tomorrow...LOL...thanks for the chance to win & Congrats to all the winners so far!

Kathy Eddy said...

Fabulous art Wendy! I love this with all it's yummy details.

inkyfingers100 said...

Ilove the detail in these stamps. I can think of so many uses and applications. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm so inspired by your art.
Bonnie

Larajc said...

I adore your project, such a unique style! i love the cotton stamp the most!

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

thanks for sharing tips for using these stamps and metal parts. Have drill but still in pkg. Now I know what to do with it! Love your projects and your blog.

Jenna said...

LOVE the scissors!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Loving it all!