Saturday, September 3, 2011

HUGE congrats to LADY DY...


she's celebrating her store's 10th birthday!
her store is ...Art From The Heart...

Lady Dy is my counterpart across the pond...
she is Ranger's senior educator in the UK...

her style is quirky & eclectic...
it's REALLY OUT of the BOX...

and actually,
I'm quite certain that Dy doesn't even know
that there IS a BOX! LOL!

LOVE YOU DY!

Want to know more about the celebration?

then head over to Dyan's blog for all the juicy details...


to Celebration, Dyan is having 5 birthday blog hops.


You should have reached my blog from


and you are on the RANGER blog hop


inspired by Dy,
I challenged myself to come up with something unexpected & a little out of that box...

it's a new fun way to use some art parts...

here's my result...

look closely & you'll see that I used some art parts wings
and an art parts mustache to create this flower...

tada...
turned upside down & stained green...
the mustache looks like it belongs on the flower!


if you'd like to play along...
grab a beverage, your craft sheet & let's get inky...

use tea dye distress stain to ink both pieces of the large art parts flower pot...
dry...

tea dye stain used on art parts looks like vintage terra cotta...
I LOVE IT!


dry...

ink a pair of small art part wings &
I applied a second layer on the larger wings to make them a bit darker, since they are in the background...


add shading to the flower pot with rusty hinge,

use the blending tool with walnut stain to add shading to the right side & right lower corner of the flower pot...
and add a tiny bit of that walnut stain, to accent the wing tips...


use sepia archival to stamp
the lace background over both flower pot pieces...
dry...


the flower pot should look like this...


use olive archival to stamp the background over the mustache & the art parts stem/leaves...
dry...


the screen background over the larger pair of wings...
dry...


use french ultramarine to stamp the polka dot border over the smaller pair of wings...
dry...



paint a small wood block with the black paint dabber & glue to the back of the flower pot, about 1/8th of an inch from the bottom of the flower pot...
this creates a nice base & allows the flower pot to stand...


using grungeboard, die cut a label from
tim's bookplate die & use just the rectangle center piece...

edge with the gold paint dabber...
dry...

use jet black archival to stamp "make art"...
dry...
add some shading with walnut stain...
then glue to a memo pin...(I trimmed a bit off the end)


glue the flower pot pieces together...

assemble the flower as shown in the photo below...

I "swiped" some flower stamens from a silk flower & glued them
in the center of the flower...

thread a button with coordinating thread & glue to the mustache as shown...

add a small gingham bow to the stem...


glue the stem to the back of the flower pot...

add the memo pin saying...

the finished piece will look like this...

mine is displayed on a shelf & it's standing on 2 vintage shut off valves...

kind of reminds me of a venus fly trap... LOL!




***Before you move on -***

you will need to collect a letter from me which is I

This is part of an anagram of a RANGER product

Once you get back to Dys blog,

please email your answer to Ben.



So after leaving me a comment, you will want to move on to

Georgina...her blog is here...


I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and that you are inspired to...

think outside the box and then...

make art!
wendy
ps... I almost forgot...
one random commenter will win little "something" from me...
good luck to all!

109 comments:

Jayne C said...

Fabulous project...and a great tutorial!! Thank you xx

ellen vargo said...

Hi Wendy! LOVE your winged/moustached flower! Genius! leave it to you to find yet another way to make a flower... clever girl... :)

Ellen xx

Clarky J said...

Amazing project Wendy! thanks for being part of the hop you are awesome xx

Angela Weimer said...

An amazing project. love the tutorial. thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Dee in N.H. said...

Awesome flower! Perfect use of the mustache! Love it!

AssiCrafts said...

Love it! Thanks for the great tutorial. xoxo

Helen said...

Wendy this is just fabulous. Will come back to study it closer soon. for now, off hopping!

Jody said...

Great venus fly trap, loved your project!!!

Missusg said...

AS always you and your art parts are amazing

Sarah said...

Gorgeous project! I am really enjoying looking at everyones amazing projects!
Sarah x

Heidi said...

Great project! How on earth do you come up with these clever ideas? Fun hop!

Kirsten Alicia said...

WOOOOW!!!! That is AWESOME - that's the only word I can think of. And thank you for the tutorial.

Kristy Hansen said...

Thank you for sharing exactly how you made this. I love it! Onto the next blog! What fun! ksh

Craphty said...

Great project and fab instructions. thank you.

Gabrielle said...

Oh! Wings as a flower! Such a brilliant idea! I love this so much! Tea Dye as a terracotta - genius! Thanks Wendy!

Dorothy said...

the mustache is a great idea!!!

Emma said...

great project x

Theresa said...

holy cow! Who'd a thunk that a mustache could look so cute with some wings?????

Martha Richardson said...

I need to get inky after this post!!! Love it

Cheryl said...

VEry cool what you did with the moustache and wings! Love it!

vixen said...

love it, thanks for sharing :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Very fun piece. I need that background!

JackiB said...

Been at Cape Cod, Massachusetts for two weeks which is wonderful in itself BUT I have no crafting stuff here so am looking forward to getting crafty again once vacation ends (today) A little prize from Wendy would make my day!

Carol said...

totally gorgeous - love those stamps...FAB

Heidi Mireles said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to make a Wendy project. Last night I placed an order with BlueMoon Scraobooking, got one of your books and some stamps. Should of purchased some Art Parts.

Kaz said...

Totally awesome!!

kazx

Helen said...

What a lovely little project!

Gail Bales said...

Wendy,
Thanks for sharing. SOOO clever. You are simply amazing.
Gail in Oklahoma

Bilko said...

How clear you have left the instructions for this project. Great work. Thanks

Heidi said...

Your mind works in mysterious ways...love it !!

Jimjams said...

Beautiful use of stamping techniques - and I agree, it reminds me of a (friendly) Venus fly trap!

Dawn said...

Wonderful work with great step-by-step photos as well ;0)Dxx

Lizzybobs said...

loving this thanks for sharing - love Liz - Happy hopping

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such fun art!

SusanK said...

Simply fun and def outside the box!

Georgie Horn said...

aren't you clever!

Gillian .... said...

Hi wendy ... how cool is this winged/moustache project ... I say VERY:) x

Debby said...

Thanks for the tutorial and love your creation! Very cool. Need to think more out of the box myself!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great idea and unique use of the art parts, looks just like a Venus fly trap, love it and your stand is gorgeous too. Enjoy a creative weekend Wendy. Tracy x

Artyjen said...

FAbby..thanks for sharing :)
xoxo sioux

Julia Smith said...

So sweet

Minxy said...

Love the alternative uses for the art parts, a super project indeed

Siobhan Brignull said...

love that you have done something different,,x

Kristina M. Anderson said...

That is so cute. I would never have thought to use those art parts for a flower. Very creative and "out of the box". Thank you!

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

loverly project Wendy, well done

Vic said...

Fabulous! Who woulda thunk it! You are so creative!

Dylan said...

Well you could have at least tried to do something good!!! Just for me.!! ha ha only pulling your peg. Love it, I think as senior educators we should always have a moustache to wear along with our grumpy knickers. Sort of like a uniform.!!! Shall I bring it up at the next meeting??? Love you gorgeous miss you so bad xxx

Dina said...

I love that you took the time to do a step-by-step. You are awesome, I'm a big fan!

Sara said...

I'm new to your blog and already love it!....always nice to have a little challenge.

Tara C said...

I love getting out of the box!!!

Lynn W. said...

What a fabulous project! Even I couldn't manage to kill that potted plant!

Lynn Wild

Linda Broom said...

Girl...you come up with the cookiest ideas! I love it! Can't wait to see you in October at the new Bloomington store!!! Love ya!

Mary said...

This is so fun and cute! I love the way you combine the stains and stamped backgrounds with Archival. I need to get my hands on more Art Parts so I can play too! =)

Tammy Tutterow said...

Oh Wendy! I just love how you always find see new uses in your shapes and parts. I am pretty sure that you don't know the limits of a box either!

michelle said...

Amazing flower and thank you for sharing it with us!

Jo.C said...

Lovely work and great how you show the steps. TFS

Marianne in MD said...

What a fun flower!

sue2you said...

Fabulous! I really liked how you used texture stamps on the flowers. Gives me new ideas to try.

Jane said...

These are Art Parts used out of the box! Love the upside down moustache.

Sarah Anderson said...

lovin' that moustache!!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Simply brilliant - loving the tache

Anikraft said...

This is too cute, esp the use of the moustache! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Great project! Would've never thought to use the lace background on the flowerpot but it looks gorgeous! And thanks for the tip on the back wings being darker... I learn so much from your tutes!

sue said...

Very cute flower! Have a great weekend.

wordshavewings said...

Great project and instruction. I just love it. FUN...

Donna

sherRae said...

Such a clever use of product! Thanks for sharing.

ajsartjournal said...

Great project and thanks for taking the time to explain how you did it.
Inspiring!
Big love
AJ

Matrix said...

A crafting Day of the Triffids!Absolutely brilliant.

She said...

Hi Wendy, I love ♥♥♥ this....The Moustache is brilliant :-) S xxx

karen said...

amazing project. Simply love your work and your art parts. Thaks for giving us a step by step guide to how its made Thakyou

Sara said...

Great project and tutorial, love the different ways art parts can be used - Sara

Aisling said...

Great project and great products you used. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for giving us the chance to win something extra!

Kim Dellow said...

Just love it Wendy! Kim

Sue said...

As amazing as ever - love it ...

Wanda H said...

Wendy, this is fabulous!!!!! How you come up with these ideas is beyond me!!!

Karin said...

Fabulous project.

Sid said...

Gorgeous flower pot Wendy !!

Gill J said...

Really lovely and thank you for all the detail.

Michelle said...

Fabulous project and thanks for the tutorial x x

windycindy said...

I definitely plan on making your delightful project...Love the flower and colors. Thanks for the tutorial.
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

betjunroe said...

Wendy, you are so clever with those art parts! Love the flowerpot and "Sentimental Art" is next on my wish list. Bette

Rita Timmons said...

great project! thanks for the detailed instructions!!

Linda R said...

Loved this post, but I can't seem to link to the "lace stamp" ?? Love it when you use "parts" in a different way than they were originally intended. cute cute.

Becky said...

Love it! And thanks again for the great classes in SC! My friend and I got together to make the Inspiration Station project that we missed on the Sunday and had a blast! Now I'm getting ready to make another one for me since I was all good and am sending the original to a friend for her birthday. :)

Fiona said...

beautiful project Wendy, and fantastic step-by-step!

Laura said...

Great fun!

Brenda B said...

Oh how creative you are Wendy....love how you used the mustache and my son agrees that is does look like a Venus Fly Trap...LOL

Lisa said...

Can't wait until my favorite store CafeCrop opens so I can go get the pieces needed to make this. Was at your classes their in August.

Marilyn said...

Pure genius using that mustache as part of the flower! Gorgeous project as always!!!

Anne said...

Great project. - will try this sometime soon.

Timi said...

fun way to create a flower :) Fantastic!

Sandra said...

you are amazing Wendy!
Love it.
Sandra ltb

melissa said...

Hey - I am a random commenter! LOL Love your potted flower Wendy- thanks for sharing your art.

Lori said...

Totally cool project, LOVE the use of the wings and mustache...

Plume said...

I always like what you do. I also like the rangers products very much. I have dabbers, stains, inks, colors washes, etc. I can't get enough of that stuff!

patcrafts said...

Fabulous project, love the tutorial too.

Cindyann said...

Love the upside-down mustache - and the tutorial is wonderful - thanks so much for sharing your ART!

Janet Wilson said...

fantastic project

Cardgenie said...

Such a cool flower. Jean.xx

dragonriding said...

Just come back from a few days away and just have to take part in thisAm having great difficulty posting to the blogs....
Pat

smokeysmom said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. Lovin those art parts!!

Milla said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

Beatrice said...

FAB project

Jeannie said...

I love your creativity - it's so inspiring! I'm off to get inky!

Kristina M. Anderson said...

How cute and so very creative! You definitely think outside the box (a very good thing). Thank you for sharing and providing a great tutorial.

Noreen said...

It's so fun the way you do things - like use the mustache for little leaves!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

lovely flower pot!!! I´´ll feature on my blog. Hope you don´t mind
hugs from Brazil

Annabella Merlin said...

The winged mustache is such a creative idea. And I never saw a flower pot as amazing and cool as this one! archival inks - indeed, great for scraps and cards! Thanks for the idea!

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