Tuesday, August 2, 2011

sentimental art & storage...

hmmm...kind of an odd combo for a title?
but you'll see that it fits the content...

today's stamp giveaway is...
sentimental art...

this set has my favorite new giant background...
LOTS of sayings & a very cool vintage ticket...

once again...
just click on the link...
leave a comment under the photo & that's your chance to win this set...
we'll choose a random winner from the group comments @ 7am tomorrow...



one of the questions I get asked a lot, is about storage of art supplies...

I can not create in chaos...
it makes me nuts...
or as Rick says...NUTS..ER than usual...
he's kidding...
*I THINK*?

plus, since my studio is right off the kitchen, with no door,
I want it to look good...

this vintage find had me jumping out of my skin...
I knew that it would be THE PERFECT storage for my distress stains...
ALL 37 of them...

I knew this would look good & allow them to sit on the island, right where I work...

I waited a LONG time to get the remaining NEWEST stains...
and I don't let them out of my sight...

this little oak beauty was $9.00...


now since it's deep & the distress stains would be standing in there & I wouldn't be able to read the labels for the color...
I went to plan B...

here's what I did...

a 3/4 inch circle punch is the PERFECT fit for the lid...
a spot of Wonder Tape...
and some manila card stock scraps...


to make them look like this...

nice, neat & HANDY...
because I'm addicted & use them on EVERY project...
to lay down my base coat of color...




ok...that was the storage stuff...
back to sentimental art...

here's some photos from a project in book #5...
that background looks like this when stamped with olive archival ink...


and the same stamp can be used on the small art parts too...
like this new flower pot...
I used sepia archival this time...



now it's time to announce yesterday's stamp winner...
congrats to...


gillian.murray5@btinternet.com Mon Aug 01 21:48:48 UTC 2011

"Keep calm and find yourself a rubber stamp" ... oh yes and preferably this one:) Thanks again to Ted & Michelle for supplying the awesome giveaways.


please email your shipping info & we'll get these new stamps off to you...(wbv1213@me.com)

IF you'd like a chance to win
sentimental art...

thanks for popping in...
GOOD LUCK to everyone...

new stamps are just what we need to...

make art!
wendy

35 comments:

Helen said...

Congrats Gillian.... and Wendy what fab projects - I love your stains box. Neat idea.
Crossing my fingers again, Wendy!

Sherry Cheever said...

Love the box for storage! I've been keeping mine in an old cigar box and yesterday I picked up all the new ones. Love the circle on top and will be fixing mine shortly.

Sherry Cheever said...

Oh and I can't believe you will be teaching in Crown Point. I used to work there when I first got married . . . some 30+ years ago.

Gillian .... said...

Woo hoo, doing a happy dance here across the pond. Going to have so much fun with this set, thank you Wendy,Ted & Michelle for making my day. How cool is your Distress Stain box ... love it.

betjunroe said...

Very cool box for the distress stains! I'm still working on acquiring all the colors and then will need my own cool storage. The stamp set is fab, and I especially love the quotes.

Erin Glee said...

You always find the greatest storage...that box is a wonderful place to keep all your Distress Stains handy!
Thinking SENTIMENTAL ART today with fingers crossed!

Heidi Mireles said...

Congrats to the winner. I would love to win the next set.

KimSim said...

I am still waiting for my new stains to arrive! I love your new storage box. I just love wooden things.
I would love to win this set - I love that background!

Hels Sheridan said...

*thud* I LOVE that lace... tis even more gorgeous in the real I bet... as for the storage box... bargain... tis fab, wish we had little stores like that over here... methinks I may have to visit that place in Chesapeake when I am next with Ellen... gorgeous boxes and stuff there. Oh and.. I NEED those new Art Parts... I can't possibly manage to live another moment longer with out them lol x
Congrats to Gillian... a very deserving winner... I have a couple of her gorgeous pieces on my blog today... you might want to check them out ;o))

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is a must copy idea!! THANKS for sharing! I would LOVE to see your crafting space/storage in person!! =) THANKS again for another chance to win!! THANKS Ted and Michelle for all of the giveaways~it sure is AWESOME!!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Susan said...

Love that background stamp! And your new box is beautiful - what a steal. Lucky you.

Carol said...

Fabulous job on this project! Congrats Gillian

Barbara said...

Love the lace on this stamp set. Your storage box is great. What a find?!!

2amscrapper said...

lots of treats to view on your blog!

texasbarb said...

LOVE the background stamp and the sentiments. I can picture using all of this set for lots of things.

Great idea for storing the stains. I'm going to have to go to the thrift stores and see what I can find.

Lori said...

Absolutely love this new background stamp. LOVE it! That stain tip is a great idea, too!

Vic said...

What a great box! I love the background stamp in this set.

rhonda said...

Would love to use this stamp on my WALLS! Thanks for the inspiration Wendy!

Shannon said...

Congrats Gillian!! That background stamp on "Sentimental Art" looks like it would be amazing to work with. I have to have that one way or another. Thank you Wendy for all the great chances for all of us to win some goodies. Lots of fun to try. Fingers crossed!

Debby said...

Congratulations to Gillian! Lucky you. Thank you for the storage and label idea for the stains. Will have to get around to doing that. Have to find something cool to store them in. Thanks again for these giveaways!

jan said...

You are so sweet to answer all the questions! Your storage idea is a great one!

SusanK said...

I hear an antique store calling my name...or maybe a flea market! Great idea to label the tops as you have!

fozzieb713 said...

LOVE this stamp set. Can't wait for this one.

Kaz said...

WOW love that box!! Its fab! I need one too! gorgeous stamps as always tfs xx

kazx

Tammy Tutterow said...

My second favorite of your new releases. That one will be in my stash as soon as they ship!

Bunny Vance said...

Love that set ~ but love ALL your stamps!
Bunny

Dorothy said...

Congrats Gillian!!!
I am ready to win...maybe!

Marjie Kemper said...

My initial set clearly needs to move on to accommodate the new colors, which is totally a good thing. I thank you for the info on what circle punch will help me spy them at a glance!

Therese said...

Would rather have the stain box but I would be proud to own the fabulous stamp........... What is the size of your stain box,.......... Have a great day........

Noreen said...

What a wonderful wood box! I love wood, too. I need one to keep my stains in!

Cher said...

ohhhhhhhh would love that box! cant wait to have all 37 myself...funny I wasnt crazy about these at first...now LOVE EM! and..that stamp set...cuz that background just rocks! so so versatile...cannot wait to get it! ty for a chance...once again! xo

Wanda H said...

Congrats to Gillian!!!! Great idea with the caps, Wendy!!! Even if they are not in a box it would make looking for a color quicker!!! I LOVE the background on this stamp and the sayings!!!

Larajc said...

I love the distress stains to and am collecting them all! I love the sentiments on this stamp set!

stephanie said...

Great idea. Love it.

John Smith said...

Great, thanks for share, is like the guy of pharmacy escrow that likes to do act and stuff like that, is he's hobby and seems to enjoy a lot when he's doing some play.