Monday, February 13, 2012

8 letters & 4 winners...

happy Monday!

technical difficulties resolved...

not a good way to start the week...

neither is getting in the shower with your glasses ON...
I thought I could see really well...
YIKES!

I thought I'd start today by showing a really funky project I made for tim's idea=ology booth...

one day we found this mini binocular case @ a flea market...
the leather strap was mostly missing,
only small pieces were still attached...
but the left over metal connectors hanging there looked like arms to me...

this was the inspiration for this piece...
I started with the phrenology head...

and I used LOTS of idea=ology here...

here's the list...

it's over a grungeboard alterations die cut gear...

2 facets to make the funky glasses...
they are a perfect fit over my Blossom Bucket scalloped circles...
look close & you'll see 2 mini fasteners...
they are in the facet holes...
just like real glasses!
makes me laugh...

big bulb on the front...little on the back...
I TOLD you I'm addicted!

makes the perfect earring...

link chain...



2 new clock keys...one is on the back...

an alpha card...that's on the back too...
photo below...

jump rings...

long fasteners...

meet the steampunk queen...


a couple things I wanted to share in the photo below...

I altered the faucet knob with pitch black alcohol ink, then added a tiny bit of the copper metallic mixative...
then I blasted the knob with the heat tool & added some verdigris embossing powder,
to the hot metal, which created a crusty rusty effect...
and to finish it off, I lightly touched some areas with the gold paint dabber...

the other thing I wanted to do,
was to make the large art part gear look textured & rusty...

it's simple...
so I used it on all the gears...
I used walnut stain distress stain randomly on the gear, then added some black soot with the blending tool to cover it with color...
I used the gold paint dabber randomly around the edges...

to create the texture...
I randomly added spots of Glue N Seal over the gears, then sprinkled those areas with vintage photo distress embossing powder...

let the Glue N Seal dry...
& it holds the embossing powder in place...
no heat needed...
and it creates a cool rusty finish...
the distress embossing powder is matte & gritty & adds great texture...

you can barely see her big Blossom Bucket lips...
LOVE how the facets magnify her eyes!


here's the back...

the alpha card was perfect for stamping the title...

every steampunk queen needs a sweet ride...

her wagon is a

how stinkin cool are these guys?
I LOVE that they actually roll...

the handle is made from an art parts ruler & I added a new faucet knob...to pull her on the ride...

it's attached to the box with portions of
alterations die cut hinges...
they're cut from grungeboard, so they're nice & sturdy...

you'll see the new box corners too...
perfect finishing touch...

I had a blast when I figured out that the new destinations stickers were a perfect fit...
no cutting needed...
each side of the configurations was completely covered with 8 letter stickers...
thus the post title...8 letters...get it?

I had fun choosing the 8 letter words...


another view...

hmmm...what else can I share?

oh...yesterday I made a few new booth samples to send to Ted...
very simple pieces...
but they were fun...

you'll see that both backgrounds are similar...
that's because I used Ranger's manila card stock to make a large background...

I didn't like it for what I was working on...
so I chopped it up into smaller pieces for smaller arts...

that worked...

the circles were stamped with the glue stick holder I talked about the other day & the white you see is from the new

the new distress markers made it simple to give her a 2 color dress...
I LOVE them millions...
they make inking small areas on art parts sooo simple...

the background stamp was inked with


and this guy is sporting a Blossom Bucket heart...
and a few spiders...



now for the 4 winners...
congrats to...

#1 Blogger Susan said...

Love all these stamps and the samples you've made. I'll have to get some of those adorable lips! Thanks for sharing so much.

February 12, 2012 2:36 PM


#2 Blogger Vic said...

Congrats, Candy! Wendy, all your samples are so great! I love all the details.

February 10, 2012 1:59 PM


#3...Blogger Kaz said...

gorgeous stamps I just love the worried for art!! that describes me down to a tee xx thanks for the chance wendy and good luck all x

kaz

February 10, 2012 11:28 AM


Wow loving all those stamp sets and the pieces of ART that you have created with them. My favorite I think is the telephone and the wash board--takes me down memory lane LOL
Thanks for a chance to win
Marilyn

February 10, 2012 1:10 PM

please send me your shipping info to
wbv1213@me.com

ENABLER ALERT...

Heidi had requests for a DISCOUNT DEAL for purchasing ALL my new stamps...

so...she created this special...

& the good part... you save over $30.00...
just saying...
1 1/3 stamps sets for free...


let's change it up today...
would you like
book #6 to
live with you?

if so...just leave a comment & I'll draw the random winner @ 7am my time Wednesday morning...

this time, a comment is your chance to win
my new book!




thanks for popping in...
see you Wednesday...

I hope your Valentine's Day is awesome & you get to spend it with those you love...

I best get moving...
I've got to...

make (valentine) art!
wendy

68 comments:

Kaz said...

OooooO thanks so much Wendy! You just made my day! Im even doing a happy dance as we speak!! thank you thank you thank you xxxx
Kaz x x

Kaz said...

Oooopsie I was so excited to win I forgot to tell you how much I love your your makes that little truck is just awesome!

Mary said...

That wagon is so ridiculously cool. I love the way you made the handle! And the words on the sides are too fun. =)

Gabrielle said...

I absolutely love that wagon! Such an inspired idea! I NEED that phrenology head - such a fabulous stamp that youve turned into an amazing Steampunk person! Congrats to the winners and thank you for the chance to have your book in my home!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Congrats to Kaz & the other lucky winners.
Today's projects are fantastic, I love the first one & the little wagon is perfect.
Thanks for the chance to win your new book, Wendy, have a great week.

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I love the Steampunk Queen, she is just gorgeous! I am in love with those lips - too funny! And that is one snazzy ride she has. Thanks for the mini tutorial on making "rust" texture, a great tip. Congratulations to all the winners!

Elaine Allen

Dawn B. said...

Congrats to the so lucky winners! :-) omg! That project is beyond words fabulous!!! So love how everything works together with distress, ideaology and studio 490! your projects make me want it all! To win the new book (hopefully autographed :-) ) would be so neat, cool, exciting - well, just every good adjective I can think of!

Lesley said...

Big congrats to all the lucky winners!! Your art today is beyond awesome.....just love it.
Thanks for another fab giveaway!!

K of JK Designs said...

Love the faucet made rusty, can't wait to try that. Would love to win your book, thanks for the opportunity.

Lori said...

Congrats to the lucky winners! Yeah! LOVE the altered camera case, so very cool, that faucet handle is just awesome with the EP. Book Six looks to be another best seller!

Helen said...

I just love the Steampunk Queen!! Well done to your winners, now for today, I would just love a chance to win your new book so am keeping my fingers crossed! Hope you and Rick have a great Valentine's Day!

Jean said...

Thanks for the tips, I tried the TH tissue on Clearly for Art that you wrote about last week, made a beautiful butterfly, really liked the results!
Would love to win a book with more great ideas to try, thanks for sharing a book with one of us.

SusanK said...

What fun projects! Gotta remember the color combos/products you used so I can play around with them myself. Congrats to the winners! I'd LOVE to have Book 6 in my inky hands right now!

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow what fab steampunk pieces.well done to the winners! I would love to look after your book, thanks for the fab chance to win!!!!hugs trace x

Dorothy said...

This has got to be the coolest thing I have ever seen!!!
Great job and sooooooo darn creative!!!

Carol said...

Loving the altered case fab ideas to encourage us to think outside the box. Hope you get your valentines art done in time.

Vic said...

Oh, I'm so excited to be a winner! I'm loving that sweet little wagon! Your book cover makes me want to grab it! LOL

TonyR said...

congrats to the winners!! yaaayy!

wendy; you are my latest guilty pleasure!! as i said to someone in an online chat today; 'i am dabbling with wendy vecchi's art parts' ... a non-crafter would raise an eyebrow at that statement!!
love love the head!!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love that wagon!!!!! That would look so cool on my desk with some artsy pieces sitting in it! YES Ma'am I'd love to give a good home to your new book, I need your help with my creations!! Congrats to today's winners..I see some familiar names there!

Kate said...

Love these pieces you made. I can't pick a favorite cause I love them all. I would love one of your books! What a treat to see how you work. Fingers crossed...

Crafty mop said...

Wow wendy a new book it will look fab next to all your other ones.....can't wait to see what's inside , thanks for the chance. I just love love love your steam punk queen those glasses on her are fab ....love the trolley too need one of those for all my crafty stuff x

Marjie Kemper said...

Congrats to all the winners! I love the new pieces, especially the fella with all his funky gears and metal. And yes... there's just the right amount of room on my bookshelf for Book #6! Thanks for asking!

Cathy L. said...

Can't beleiev your eye for thses things, what a gift. Would love your book. Cathy

sue said...

Congrats to all the winners. I would love a copy of your new book. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Carla said...

Congrats to the winners! I'm excited about your book..well done! The projects and your postings of how to are very empowering and I look forward to looking at some of my items in a new fashion, thanks!!

Redanne said...

Just love your steampunk project and the lady's wagon is very cool indeed, very fitting for a lady. Congrats to all the winners. Would love to win your latest book having only recently discovered you - so much inspiration!

Mallrat said...

Congrats to all the winners ! That wagon is over the moon awesome, I love it .. I can't wait to get my hands on those stickers too. Awesome job Wendy .. have a great day !!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS Wendy for the chance to win your NEW BOOK!! I have them ALL, so this one is a MUST HAVE TOO!! =)
LOVE the pieces you made for Tim's Booth!! Its so fun to get to see them in close up pics and to have you break them down for us on how you made them!! =)
CONGRATS to the LUCKY WINNERS!!
Have a FABULOUS VALENTINE'S WEEK!! =)

mamakat said...

All of the previous books say they would love to have the newest one come live with them!!!
Kathryn

Gillian .... said...

Steampunk Queen & her wagon is just way too cool Wendy, love this art piece you designed for Tim's booth. Congrats to all the winners, glad you got the technical issues sorted. x

jennifer said...

steampunk queen is awesome!

Swedie said...

That wagon is absolutely the cutest! Not to mention all the other wonderful steampunk parts!

Noreen
http://www.make-homemade-gifts.com/

Bethan said...

New Book...new book....YEAH!!!
love your projects Wendy, lurve the little wagon!!

Michelle Webb said...

Wendy I have no idea why I had not been on your blog before, but I happened upon it today and I'm so glad I did. Your creations are so inventive, inspiring and full of ideas. I love the randomness of all the elements of the steampunk queen, to look at the bulb and it looks right where it's at, it belongs there, magnifying her mouth. And the cog which looks like hair in fact everything. And the little wagons....I'd like to peek inside your head Wendy and see what's going on. I imagine there’s a lot of activity in there. Thanks for sharing your brilliant makes. Michelle xx

Sandra said...

you are amazing - the things you come up with!
Thanks for the inspiration - love the wagon!
Sandra ltb

Susan said...

Ooh, that's me - I iwon, I won! Thanks so much! Love your wagon and steampunk gal today - how fun!

Tona said...

Loved your projects! I would also love to win your latest book ;) Thanks for the chance.

Debby said...

Congrats to the winners! You are so lucky. Your samples are amazing! The new book looks mighty cool too. I love that you went into the shower with your glasses on. I've gone swimming in mine. LOL.

Tara C. said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Wendy you have made me look at all things differently-- nothing is ever junk anymore!! I'm am definately more green now bc of you I am always looking at things to see what I can DO with them. Now about that book-- I already have a spot cleaned off for it in my studio once I pour through it and through it and through it! Thanks for your inspiration!!! Good luck to all!!!

Izzwizz said...

Wonderful projects. I just love that bowler hat guy. Congratulations to all the winners. Maddy x

Nancy S said...

I would love to have one of your books! Thanks for the continuing inspiration and project ideas!

Cher said...

oh such fun stuff woman! luv luv that you tell us HOW as well as SHOW us all! divine! so much on my list of TO GET ASAP...but...cant all at one time....appreciate the deals tho...keep sharing those! yes..will need this book for my collection! toss my name in please...and congrads to all!

Lorraine said...

Wow, would love a chance to win your new book!

jan said...

Wendy, I love your view of the world!! :))

Crabtree-Creations said...

I have two of your books and would love this new one too! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this quirky piece and that wagon is too cute! I would love to win your book, signed of course!

Marilyn C. said...

Happy Valentines's Day! Would love to make a home for your new book.

marci said...

Love what you did with the binocular case - don't you just love when a great idea turns out better than you imagined? And the wagon is so cool - have to try something similar for Spring. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, the Steampunk Queen RULZ!! I love it ... fabulous from every angle!

The new book looks fab ... can't wait to purchase it! But thank you for the chance to win it!!

Candy C said...

A HUGE congrats to all of the winners! Isn't Wendy the best? LOVE LOVE LOVE her new product releases! <3 Candy

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a fun steampunk queen! And I love the wagon. Ooo, I would love to win your new book!

Shannon said...

Wendy I really enjoyed your "Steampunk Cutie" but I have to say I was over the moon in love with your little cart. So, so great! Now I really, really want to get my hands on those new Idea-ology wheels. Congrats to the winners, very lucky girls. Take care.

Bella said...

OOOH, I love it when I know a winner! Well done KAZ! I know she will make great art with her prize too! happy Valentines to you too and I would love #6 to live with me!

Wanda H said...

Love ALL the projects you've shared, Wendy!!!!!!!! The background you created and cut up is fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Congrats to the winners!!!!!!!

Wendy, how long until you'll have the book to sell?

Lisa said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Have fun creating. Would love to have the book, got to see a friend's signed copy from CHA. Good luck to everyone.

Laura said...

LOL...I once put the milk in the cupboard,and the cereal in the fridge. lol

You're projects are amazing...especially love the wagon. Clever way to use those pullies..it's a got to try for me.
Laura

Candy Spiegel said...

I love the new art -- especially that wagon! So cool! Thanks for sharing some new techniques with us, too.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Awesome!! Thanks for a chance to win your book!! :)

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Happy Valentine's Day Wendy & Rick! Hope that book is autographed so it matches all my other Studio 490 books! Love to you both!

nonnie said...

happy valentine's day!! who wouldn't want your new book to live at their house??? way cool giveaway!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Really great projects. I would love to win one of your books. Thanks.

Bunnyfreak said...

Would love to win the new book.

octlove said...

Wendy – I almost fell out of my seat when I saw you were giving book 6 away as a prize…I have the perfect spot for it…next to book 1, book 2, book 3, book 4 & book 5:)

Krissy said...

Wendy.....you creativity NEVER CEASES to amaze me!!! Hope you had a WONDERFUL HEART day!!

Jeannie said...

Getting in under the wire! Would love to be the owner of your new book...hoping to get my mojo back!
Love the new product releases!

Sarah said...

Check out that optical fashion! I need a pair of those specs to take in all the new loveliness! Such a great playground to delight both my vintage and quirky vibes! A no.6 manual full of yummy recipes for a Vecchitarian?? Yes please...!

Carol said...

Fabulous projects, love love 8 letters! congrats to the winners TFS

Myrto said...

You are the definition of creativity! Well done !