Monday, August 8, 2011

for the arts...


hello & happy Monday!

today I have the final new studio 490 stamp set to give away...
this one is called...
for the arts...

the gentleman reading the paper has a coordinating art part...

I love the footprints as a border & it works vertically or horizontally ...

this is fun & EASY to stamp across an envelope & it gives the PO folks something fun...

there's no need to send a naked envelope!


I used one of the sayings for this project...
it's the new large pocket watch art part frame...

you can see that I've used both new & current stamps & art parts...

the new mini mustache art part is used as his ascot...

the paper in the background is tim's kraft resist & it's inked with weathered wood distress stain...

have I mentioned how much I LOVE the stains?

they are awesome on art parts & really a time saver...

the belt looks cool stamped on grungeboard...& another advantage of making your own embellishments...
it can be inked any color to customize it for your art...

tim's drill punch makes perfect tiny holes in the belt to make it more realistic...

use this drill just once & you'll LOVE it...




here's a better look @ the saying & the bird with the Clearly for Art wings...
the wings are 2 petals from a flower stamp...

it was fun to use tim's bead chain in a unique way...
speaking of bead chain...I *think* it's discontinued...
don't see it in the current catalog...





I've had several people ask which of the new distress stains are my favorite...
and which they should start with...

several asked for my top 5 or 6 stain colors...

YIKES...that's hard...
so this is JUST FROM THE NEW 25...

OK...

but FOR SURE...picket fence, because it works with every distress color...

the one I was dying to get is rusty hinge & that makes me so happy...

the other day I used black soot stain over raw wood...
it's flipping cool...really cool...

and I waited FOREVER (or so it seems) for faded jeans...

and I LOVE mustard seed...

brushed corduroy stain is a great color...


seriously...every stain color is cool...
but the colors above seem to be my GO*TO colors recently...

the winner of Friday's stamp set is...

kathrynharpold@sbcglobal.net Fri Aug 05 15:38:17 UTC 2011

Ohhhhhh, wowwwwww! I got my eye on
THIS set!
please send your shipping info & the hot off the press rubber will be headed your way...

if you would like to make art
with "for the arts" ...


I'll be back tomorrow to announce the stamp winner...

I'm off to "kit central"...
lots of pre-stamping ...

lots of grunge cutting...

lots of packing for this weekend @ Cafe Crop in Crown Point Indiana...

for those coming to Cafe Crop...
I added something fun to the Inspiration Station class...
I bought these fun muslin bags and we'll............
oh wait...
I think I'll just surprise you...

I'll also be using these bags @
The Stamping Place in Columbia SC later this month...
and later this fall @ The Queen's Ink in Savage Maryland & at Buffalo Stamps & Stuff in NY...

and also another LOCATION...
I haven't seen "the announcement" yet...
so I won't spill the beans...

I'm off to ...

make kits...
so we can...

make art!
wendy

25 comments:

Wendance Designs said...

Oh Wendy!!! I love that stamp set!!! I wish I could get to Buffalo or Savage -- I was in Washington, last week but it is a 10 hr drive! I stopped at the Queen's Ink! I also have been to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff, many times - but I can't make the trip when you are there. I am in Ottawa and NO ONE sells your stamps around here!!! How I would love to win! Thanks for your all of your ideas for ART!

Kathy said...

I love this set, great for cards and art projects. The footprints would be great across an envelope with a hand written letter inside. I still write a few to family members that don't have computers.

michelle said...

Love this set it is perfect and that guy is to die for!

Marijane said...

The footprints are just darling and I love the "art timepiece" you created! I am hoping the surprise class location is in Illinois.... please!!!

KarenK said...

LOL! I tried to write "ooh," as in "ooh, I love this set!" but it was autocorrected to "poo"! Glad I checked! Your pocket watch project is amazing, too. I'm going to have to stare at it for a long while today! Have a great Monday! Hugs, Karen

Susan said...

This is a great set for masculine projects! Love the watch part piece you made.

SusanK said...

Yep, gotta get this set!

Tona said...

This is another great set. I love that you have given us so many man stamp choices.

Helen said...

Love this set, have left my comment! The art part today looks fab - I have to get some more of these.
Thanks for all your giveaways, and to Ted and Michelle too, for yur generosity. Hope I get lucky.... lol!

Diane Swanson said...

Wendy-you the best! Your art is totally amazing and makes me want to create more art! I want all your stamp sets and art parts! Hope to take a class soon with art parts!

sue said...

Just bought another stain color today. Tring to get them all, but the news one or not at my favorite store yet.

Scrap2day said...

I have just added your favorites to my "must get scrap list"!
Your art amazes me!

Bella said...

I need this one, it has my motto on it! Acting Normal is quite hard! LOL and ROFL!

Debby said...

Can't wait to get some of these new stamps. Have to get a paycheck soon!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS SO MUCH WENDY!! I really APPRECIATE all that you give back to your followers!! You TRULY are a SWEET GAL!! I LOVE the art for today and the ideas that you shared!! Also, THANKS for the stain picks it is always helpful to hear from someone who has been able to play/create with them!! THANKS for all of the fun the last two weeks it MEANS ALOT!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

jan said...

This is my man!!! Great image, and sayings. Send him home to me!!! (please?)

Sheila B said...

love all of this!!:)

Dorothy said...

great set!!!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Hi there thanks for sharing and inspiring. Yes those distress stains colors are awesome.So are the stamps.
I do have a man in my life already but i think i could handle a second one...hint ...hint lol.
Anyways enjoy your blog very much and the things you share are very inspiring, thanks.
Andrea.

Vic said...

Another very fab set! Love all your art!

Eileen said...

You sure do make it hard on the wallet!
Another fab set. What's a person to do? Well, I've said it before, but isn't food a bit overrated? LOL!

kathy sheely said...

Pack those kits up! I will be attending the last class you are teaching on Saturday and am really looking forward to it. I'll be making art with Wendy!! Yippeee!!

Karenliz said...

WOW I love that stamp set! It just might be my favorite!

Cher said...

well..u know I love this one too..last chance so fingers, toes and eyes all crossed! gl all!

Wanda H said...

Yes, the bead chain is discontinued :-( ... Tim spilled that to us at the Kansas City classes. I did manage to get a few packs at Memory Bound. Happy kitting!!!!