Friday, July 29, 2011

remnants of art...

hello & happy weekend!

I have another fun new studio 490 stamp set that needs a new home...

this one is titled...
remnants of art...
this set is so loaded with rubber that the ruler stamp, which has a coordinating art part, had to be placed on the storage sheet sideways...

the giant background is fun to use as a whole stamp & it is also great to cut apart & use some of the words individually...


and speaking of remnants...

if you're a frequent blog reader, you know that I HATE to waste art supplies...
and I'm always digging something out of the trash in the studio...

below is the new art parts large sweetheart frame...
I peeked this a few weeks ago...
it's covered with scraps (remnants) of tim's kraft resist paper...

I applied matte Glue N Seal to sections of the frame, then randomly added left over pieces of the paper...
none are the same width...
I just used up whatever I had...

I brayered them for a strong bond...
if you use a brayer when gluing paper to a surface, you'll see the bond is quick & strong & that the paper edges don't lift...

once the heart was completely covered, I inked it with vintage photo distress stain, dried it, then distressed the edges with the blending tool using walnut stain ink...
and lastly I added black soot with the blending tool to add a little extra distressing @ the very edge...

it looked like this...

to finish the frame, I inked with new art parts flourishes with
walnut stain distress stain, dried them, then misted them with the new (quickly becoming a favorite)...

it creates awesome...vintage looking bling...

the saying pretty much describes me...
it's true...

I wanted to add something "unusual"...
the vintage handle is a flea market find & was a good fit...



the Random generator chose #7 today...
the lucky winner of the "speaking of art" stamp set is...


Blogger SusanK said...

Another set that will, one way or another, make it's way into my collection. The projects are super, as always. Hey, can you push some of that rain south? We've had less than 1/2" all month when we usually have about 4.75".

July 28, 2011 9:36 AM

SUSAN...
please email your shipping info & Rick will run to the PO with your package! (wbv1213@me.com)

if you'd like the "remnants of art" stamp set to live with you...
just leave a comment...

the winner will be randomly chosen @ 7am on MONDAY morning...
so you have all weekend to comment...

I leave you with this thought...

the moral of today's post is to USE those remnants...
don't toss them...

you can use them to...

make art!
wendy
PS...
here &
and FOR sure you'll want the picket fence distress stain...
it works well with all the stains & all the distress inks too!

115 comments:

jan said...

I would like any remnants of your art Wendy!! Truly. Great project, the background stamps are awesome, as usual!

kim henrich said...

I can't believe I am the first to comment. Never happened before. As always love what you create wish I had just one ounce of your talent.

Donna L said...

Great use of scraps! This is my favorite new stamp set yet. Hope I win! Have a great weekend.

Kristy Hansen said...

love the heart and how you used the leftovers....that ruler in the new stamps grabbed my eye! Thank you for sharing once again. ksh

texasbarb said...

Scraps...thanks for the reminder. I save them but always forget to go through them when I'm arting.

And...THE RULER...I MUST have the ruler. Really, I MUST!!

Carol said...

I always forget about the scraps! Love this stamp set too! the ruler...rules (lol cheesy) Awesome project TFS

KimSim said...

I love the ruler stamp! I'm addicted to rulers lately! I love all your stamps and I'm nuts about the art parts. I just ordered all the new stains and I can't wait to play!

Julie said...

Congrats Susan! And great use of remnants!! Less trash in the land fill too! Nice vintage handle flea market find! For a moment there I thought the post said "Booze Perfect Pearls mist"! Guess my eyes are playing tricks on me. Of course the post reads "Bronze Perfect Pearls Mist". Happy Friday!

Marijane said...

Another great background stamp in this set! The art part flourished are gorgeous! I will be getting a couple sets of those right off the bat!

Debby said...

Congrats to Susan! I would love to win. Yes , I save scraps of papers too! Sometimes they are fun just to stick all together and see what happens. Love this project that you made.

2amscrapper said...

That's a perfect win for SusanK. Today's stamp set and how you showcased it are both wonderful!

SusanK said...

Oh, thank you random generator!!! I'm so excited! And this stamp set is just as awesome! You're supposed to throw stuff away? Gasp! Only recently have I started tossing little pieces out because I know it's only a matter of time and I'll have another bag filled ready for that one little space that needs something.

Erin Glee said...

I love "remnants of Art" and give thanks for the chance to win it!
Great use of leftover paper scraps and a great tip about using the brayer!

Colleen C. - Mich said...

Congrats to the winner! Rulers, rulers, rulers - I love the ruler stamps.

I too hate throwing out scraps especially your Clearly for Art scraps. They are all tucked nicely in a shoe box, just not sure what to do with them yet. Anywho, love the flourishes on the heart. Can't wait to order some of these new art part sets. Have a great weekend.

SannaS said...

oh wow!! that heart frame is brilliant!! love it!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Kaz said...

Hey Wendy just wanted to say I just adore that heart, gorgeous xx well done to susan!

Kazx

(please dont put me in the draw, already been a very lucky bunny this week)

rhonda said...

I have found my self using leftover scraps alot more in my projects and I would LOVE to win today's stamp set!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous piece of art! LOVE the heart creation....probably one of my favs yet! And speaking of favs this stamp set is definately my favorite of the new releases!! I have been wanting a ruler stamp just like that for months!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Karen G. said...

Love the ruler stamp, and I never throw scraps away, have them all squirreled away waiting for the next project.

Jean D said...

Thanks for the tip about the brayer, just planning a project where that will work beautifully. love your finished frame.

Anonymous said...

The only thing which might cure the huge headache I have is hearing that I've won the stamp set for today! I'm sure I would pick up immediately and start creating . . . and forget about this pain behind my eyes! Can only hope . . . .
Greetings from Sally in France
stampsally@yahoo.fr

michelle said...

Congrats to Susan K. . .

I love your heart art part it is must have .. and this set has a million and one uses how could we say no!

Thanks so much to Ted and Michelle for giving us a chance to win!

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Your heart frame is so pretty. The handle is the right finishing touch. Thank you for the tip of using the brayer. Love the vintage label in the stamp sets. I do not know why, but I love vintage labels. Thank you for the chance to win one of your wonderful stamp sets!

Marilyn said...

I love to go thru my bags of "stuff", and end up with a card or a project out of it! It's fun to see where it will take you...sometimes good, sometimes not so much! Thanks for sharing your lovely work of art with us, it is truly beautiful!

Helen said...

Well done, Susan - lucky lady! I have lots and lots of remnants to use one day.... Love what you did with the art part.
Today's giveaway is one of my faves from the new set so will keep hoping! Have a great weekend, making art!

Dawnll said...

Loving the ruler! I also hate to waste anything, the inspiration is amazing.

Gillian .... said...

Oh I love how the sweetheart frame turned out .... fabulous! "Remnants of Art" is another beauty, so many stamps on one sheet ... again huge thanks to Ted & Michelle. x

Holly said...

I love the frame! I also love the "remnants of art" set! Thanks so much for the chance!

gail said...

Your sweetheart frame is beautiful. I am so inspired seeing how you used remnants. Recently I've found myself tossing in the trash (in an effort to clean up), but I now will have to look at that trash can in a whole new light.

Lisa Barrie said...

That heart from is gorgeous! Love all the goodies on it!

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrrrrrrrr.... I love love love this set... in fact I love them all - tis true, I need them all toooooooo... can't wait to get my inky mits on them!! Loving your heart art too... tis lushly indeed xx

Vic said...

Congrats, Susan!! I love this stamp set as much as the others, the background rocks!

sasa said...

Cast both your best and your remnants my way anyday! I can mother them all....

Kate said...

Love these stamps. I would be so elated if I was chosen to give them a home. Love your project!

Heidi said...

Big girl panties again! LOL

Really like the vintage handle too.

Susan said...

Another awesome stamp set and sample project! I, too, hate wasting scraps so this is a perfect project! Would love a chance to win these.

StampDancer said...

This is a great set - that background stamp will get a lot of use from me in future. I really enjoy the how-to with your heart - it's gorgeous. As always, thank you for such lovely inspiration and generous giveaways.

Gill said...

What a great way to use up scraps & thanks for the tip about using a brayer. I would love to own these stamps - thank you for the opportunity to win them.

Nancy said...

Beautiful, Wendy! I love the use of the scraps - I've got a box full of them I should use!
Congrats to SusanK for winning from yesterday! I know she'll have a blast with the set!

Eileen said...

I'm a believer in saving scraps too; only downfall to that is I find myself (like right now) drowning in them!
Congrats to Susan on winning. Hoping tomorrow is my turn. :)

Marissa said...

What do you do with all the samples you have? Your house must be FULL of them!!!

This set is as wonderful as the last :)

Karla Anderson said...

Love the ruler stamp adn the background stamp fantastic to cut out words from! Your awesome. thanks for the chance to win.

Cardgenie said...

Absolutely loving the heart - especially the new art parts flourishes. Keep up the fantastic work! Jean..xx

Noreen said...

My favorite part of this one is the door handle - wonderful find!

marti said...

I repeat...it's my turn to win, and I'm sure all my art-making friends out there agree! :)

Cathy L. said...

Love vintge and flea finds.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the heart art parts, will need some of those as I collect hearts. Great stamp set which would look wonderful in my collection of stamps. Tracy x

Primitive Seasons said...

It can not only come home to live with me, it can be queen of the castle! What a lovely project and I must try the bronze mist.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Liz in MO said...

OHHHH. . . that heart makes me swoon! It is absolutely gorgeous. Love this stamp set also. You go girl!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh sigh.....I just love that gorgeous heart! Your stamps can come live at my house anytime!

Karen said...

Wendi - Your stamps are so wonderful! Whenever Ted is here in Forida I just love being able to touch and buy your products! Thanks for all the creativity that you share with us! The Remnants of Art stamp set looks so awesome and the heart is so great!!

Priscilla said...

"Better grab your big girl panties"? I love it!

Kathy Eddy said...

I am a big user of leftovers too Wendy. Greaty use here. Thanks for the chance to win!

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

I love this piece! It is so sweet! And as for scraps, well my problem is I keep everything - LOL! You just never know when that little bit will be just perfect in a design or card. I love the stamp set, but then I'm in love with all your stamps, Art Parts, the list goes on!

Elaine Allen

susan said...

I appreciate the opportunity to win your remnants of art stamp set. Fingers crossed that I'm the lucky winner. LOL!

Marilyn L. said...

Love the heart frame - need to look more closely at flea markets!

Janet L. said...

I'd love to have Remnants of Art living with me!Your project is great, Wendy!

Wanda G said...

Oooh--really love that ruler stamp. I think I seriously need it!

mamakat said...

Came home from work to a beautiful little box of goodness on my doorstep! Now wouldn't it be great to have some new stamps to go along with your "left-overs?"
Thank you, Wendy
PS love my two little birdies and looking forward to making them into a grungy little couple!

Cindy Kotora said...

Another great set! I think I have room in my collection for this one! Pick me!
Also love your "scrap art" project. Beautiful!
Cindy K.

Tona said...

Wow! I love what you did with that heart!
Thanks for the chance at another great stamp set.

Dorothy said...

Fabulous art as usual!
Congrats t the lucky winner!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is beautiful.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my goodness, I loved the pic showing the heart with the opening but then loved the next one even more. What a great use of the scraps, and a very helpful tip on the brayer. Your new sentiment about 'trying again' resonates and I would love to add it to my two super-fat wendy/490 binders. Thanks for the chance!

Linda Kay said...

great art and wonderful tip about the brayering! And the stamp set would have a wonderful home and lots of company at my house! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cher said...

luve this one too...sucker for hearts...of any kind...and yours is pretty kind to do these giveaways...congrads Susan! good luck all...yes...will be getting the stains soon I hope!

marci said...

Love the ruler and big words stamp - thanks for the giveaway

Mo said...

Yes - I have a home for that stamp set.

smokeysmom said...

I have become such a fan of your stamps and art parts! I wish I could afford to buy them all! And, any art work created by you would be a joy to have :) God Bless, Maggie

ConnieR said...

I"ve been waiting and waiting for this set. Just love the ruler. Here's hoping.

Angie said...

Congrats on your win, SusanK!

I dig your scrappy creations! I think I'm gonna take another look at my scrap pile...

And I think this is one of my new fave set of Wendy stamps!

nonnie said...

love the ruler...it was fun to talk to you at CHA...thanks for all your inspiration....nonnie from minnesota

Theresa said...

This heart frame is absolutely great! I love it!!!!

Mary said...

Love the stamps and the sample! =)

Susan Leslie said...

Wendy, I love all of your stamp sets and this one is no exception. You have gone over the top with all of the sets and somehow I will have to choose some (all). This one is amazing I love the background stamp the most but then the ruler is really cool too. Thank you for a chance to win this and start my newest collection of the best Wendy stamps ever.

steph martin said...

The Kraft Resist looks stunning on your art part.
This is my favourit set of stamps so really hoped I am picked .

Larissa Heskett said...

HMM~~HMM~~ to comment OR NOT TO COMMENT!!?? =)
When you post a comment and you have ALL WEEKEND, you are leaving LOTS of room for the #GODS to mess up your CHANCE to win!! =)
HA~HA~HA~HA~HA~HA~HA~HA~HA~HA~HA~
As if there's a CHANCE to MESS that up!! =)
Well I am hoping that MY #GOD is with me and that this STAMP SET finds me as its NEW MOTHER!! =)
I LOVE the heart frame and think it would be AWESOME for the holidays for gifts to my MOTHER and MOTHER-IN-LAW both of whom I LOVE without MEARSURE!! =)
THANKS for the chance to win WENDY!! HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Jo said...

Oh, love this set, lots and lots of ideas for stamping on all those remnants that sit in my "might be useful box" As always great inspiration.

Gabrielle said...

Thank you again for another chance to win - we'll all end up buying these stamps sets but the sliver of hope that we might win one is very exciting!!! Congrats to Susan and thanks to you and Ted for the stamps!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

okay; it's way weird that I'm up at 2 AM MST to post, but seeing that there's others up at this hour posting!!!

This looks like SUCH a great set of stamps, Wendy. I LOVE anything with rulers, numbers on it!! I'd LOVE to add this set to it's 2 sisters which currently live with me!!

Thanks for a chance to win.

Kathleen said...

I love your backgrounds.....those are my all time favorites, and the bigger, the better!

Wilma B said...

Just beautiful and creative, the stamps and the heart!

Kay said...

I love what you did with the heart and the stamps (as usual) are awesome!

Missusg said...

as always your work leaves my jaw dropped open!!! thanks for the chance to win!

betjunroe said...

The new stamp set is awesome! I love all things vintage and, especially, the positive quotes on the set.
The heart artwork is amazing! Thanks for continuing to inspire, Bette

Rene' said...

LOVE this stamp set! I would be overjoyed to have it reside in my house. Thanks Wendy for the opportunity!!

Gail Bales said...

Love this stamp set, especially the ribbon and lace label to go with the new sewing set with the scissors.
Gail in Oklahoma

Laura said...

Beautiful project, as always! Love how you used the vintage handle, I have a bunch of those but I hoard them, lol. You've inspired me to actually use one on a project sometime. I also love the stamp set, I have ideas for it already ;)

Barbara said...

Love the ruler on this set and I try to use my bits and pieces in my card making. It's more fun that way! Thanks for the chance to win!

buglady said...

Love the "Remnants of Art Stamp set. It is on my list of stamps to buy! Thanks for a chance to win.
Aloha, Kate

sandi collins said...

i love he stamp et andwould like to win

cathy said...

Love it! But of course, I love all your creative genius.

Nannie of 3 said...

Love this set of stamps and your beautiful project too. I introduced 3 new friends to your work this week, couldn't believe they had never heard of you, and yes, they all loved it.

sandi collins said...

trying to fix my last comment. i love the stamp set and wish to be the winner

lolo said...

Love your remnant project, it is gorgeous.
Would love to win the stamp set, another amazing collection.

Kat said...

Well I figure I surely need that stamp set to create with my scraps cause if I don't win I'll have to send you my scraps so you can make them beautiful for me....LOL :)

Molossus said...

*waves hand* Me, me! I'd really love to have this set!

Nancy D. said...

Another great stamp set would love to own it!!!...wink, wink!

Wanda H said...

Love the handle on there!!! Totally wonderful heart!!! It is fun to use unusual items and scraps... but I'm bad about the scraps :-)) I'd love to have the stamp set!!!

Sandra said...

beautiful!
Sandra ltb

Marion said...

I love what you did with the heart. The background stamp is wonderful. Thanks for another chance to win.

Shannon said...

OMG, "Remnants Of Art" is so awesome, I would love, love, love to win that one. My gosh you have great stamp sets. Congrats to Susan K., I very happy for you and everyone else who has won. Fingers Crossed everyone!

Annette Goodey said...

This set is right up my street!! Please, please pick me. As for collecting remnants - I wish I could think of a good way to keep these sorted so that when I am searching for something it does not take all day! Thanks for the chance to win this great set of stamps.
Best wishes.

scrappin-scrappin said...

Another great set & project!! Love using scraps too!! Thanks for the inspiration Wendy!! Congrats to Susan!!

Scrappy Sugar Girl said...

I love, love the stamp set! The quote about success is speaking directly to me as I've hit a mental roadblock and haven't liked anything I've made in the past 2 weeks. Thanks for the inspiration and the cutest ideas!

Barb said...

Wonderful stamp set. My mom is the queen of remnants....always using scraps!

Lisa said...

Love the handle on your heart sign. Gorgeous stamp set. Thanks for the giveaways.

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Awesome heart!!!! You are a genius!!! Thanks for sharing your projects with all of us and giving us a chance to win one of your stamp sets~~love them all!!!

Karen S. Ohio

Tara C said...

Love it all!!!!

Pamela Kaye said...

Thanks for reminding us to use those remenants, love the set and your heart would be great in any studio!

jackib said...

Wendy - each new set is as amazing as the last! Loving your art. : )

Roxanne said...

Remnants of Art....a BLAST from the past! Can't wait to use the stamps! Already have some new ideas. What a great chance to win such a unique set of stamps. THANKS!

karen said...

Wendy: Your art always makes me smile. :) The heart is simply adorable and the vintage handle is the perfect remnant for it.
I would like the "remnants of art" stamp set to live with me as I would any of your lovely and ingenious stamps and art parts. You rock!
Karen :)

Lesley said...

Whoo hoo to Susan....can;t wait to see what she creates!! Another fabby set,the background and ruler is rather special!!

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