here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Monday, August 13, 2012

let's start the week with a GIVEAWAY...

A MILLION thanks 
for all the blog comments & emails...
we sincerely appreciate your kindness & healing thoughts...
we have passed them on...

now it's back to business...

Mondays are better if you start with a giveaway...

here's today's prize package...
compliments of Ted & Michelle...

it includes a favorite brand new stamp set called...
GRAFFITI ART...
and a lucky someone will also receive the brand new

and some art parts called...



the art parts bird is large & it's a great way to use up your scraps, instead of tossing them in the trash...

was a good fit over the wings...




the tail is made from this Blossom Bucket piece...
it's altered with alcohol inks...
then I rubbed the coffee archival pad over the raised areas...
then lightly misted it with heirloom gold Perfect Pearls mist

and dried it to create this transformation...



I had so much fun with this bird...
that I made another...
similar style...
but different accent pieces...


after I had all the scraps glued on, I decided to add a FEW staples from tim's tiny attacher...
even though art parts are really thick & strong, 
the tiny attacher works like magic...
what started with a FEW...
ended up being over 120 staples... 

that my motto...
if one is good...
120 is better...
poor Rick!

my Blossom Bucket top hat looks good on her.....


 


this next sample is my twist on tim's riveted patchwork technique, from Compendium of Curiosities...book #2...

I changed it up by using the black paint dabber over 
and I sanded off very little of the color...

because this would be shipped frequently, 
I wanted to make sure the paint wouldn't be scratched...
so, Glue N Seal to the rescue...
I used the matte finish & brushed it over the entire piece...
I LOVE that the paint is protected & there is NO shine now from the metal...

the mini gears are a perfect fit in
and made a quick steampunk accent piece...


to add interest to the tail area, I covered my 
Clearly for Art BLACKOUT with the metal foil tape, which allowed me to create dimensional sturdy tail feathers ...

sandwiched between the art parts & the CFA 
is a foliage leaves piece...
painted lightly with the silver dabber & accented with a bit of rock candy stickles...


the landing gear (aka legs) is made with
my favorite mini gears...



next up...

here's Lucy on the brick wall...
I used both the brick stamp & the coordinating stencil..

LOVE LOVE LOVE all the new Blossom Bucket pieces...
coming...
NEXT MONTH! 
CAN. NOT. WAIT!

the word ART is colored with the picket fence distress marker...
it's a really brilliant white & perfect for graffiti...
or for accenting Lucy's pearls...

the black shelf you see on the brick wall is 


my next stop on the art adventure...

I'll be teaching this FULL DAY workshop at both of 
The Scrapbooking Studio stores...

it you're in the Bloomington, Illinois or Moline, Illinois areas, come join the fun...

we'll create a dimensional crayon box & this funky art angel...

in addition to the  2 projects...
lunch is FREE...
compliments of Amy...
gotta have energy to
MAKE ART!

and get this...

Amy is also giving students a 25% off...
SHOPPING SPREE for attending...
a perfect way to end the day!



here's a better look @ the angel...

she's over 13 inches tall...



finally we have a winner...

congrats to...

Blogger Handgathered said...
I'm Crazy in Love with the Cheers bottle, stem glasses and the sweet Heart hanging in the bottom piece.
August 2, 2012 1:00 PM
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please contact me at
wbv1213@me.com with your shipping info...


BREAKING NEWS!
ALL my BRAND NEW
STENCILS FOR ART and my new
ART PARTS have ARRIVED!

got my fingers crossed that stamp sets arrive very soon...
I'll keep you posted...




there are 2 birds/4 wings in each package...
so...double your fun!

oh and these art parts...



if you'd like to MAKE ART 
with some new stamps, a stencil & new art parts...

just leave a comment for your chance to win today's giveaway...
I'll draw the random winner on Wednesday @ 7am...

until then...
make art!
wendy




80 comments:

Meme said...

OMG! I love the birds! Not the movie silly, the birds with wings art parts! So flippin cool! Can't stay and chat I gotta go look at those some more.

Eileen Bellomo said...

I am in love with the birds! Especially the steampunk one. Would live to win those art parts, but will wind up with them one way or another.
How do you keep coming up with all these great ideas?

artbyvic said...

I love the whole flock! The angel is amazing!

Theresa said...

love the bird. can see that on several things. thanks as always for sharing.

Lori said...

LOVE the steampunk bird, of course! The rest of the flock is awesome as well! That angel looks really cool...oh, to be independently wealthy and not work...lol...

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow such awesome work, love the Angle and the steampunk bird

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

EEEEEEEEEK!!! I love your Birds SO much!! That class sounds like a blast, wish I could wiggle my nose and be there! The Brick wall is screaming my name!!

Scrapthat said...

Cool shares and congrats on your newest arrivals!! :D

Helen said...

I love the birds too!!! Such different looks, I can't wait to play with these... lol!

Dawn B. said...

Too cool for school!!!! lol love them all, the techniques and the the supplies! One of my favorite packages to win yet, as love the graffti, congrats to the lucky winner! The new releases are absolutely fabulous, would be honored to have any of them!

Tammy B said...

So in love with those birds. Steam punk? Yes please. And the 120 staples? Fab-u-Lous

Hels Sheridan said...

It's no good, I NEED them... NOW!!! LOVE all those birds - they are totes-amazeballs Wendy... cannot wait til they get over to the UK, I have told Mr Bank Manager that I shall simply expire if I don't have them lol Sending more healing hugs xx

inkfairy said...

So Wish I could go to your class, it's a bit far from Ireland!! :-)
My Favourite bird is the steampunk!
LOVE Him!1 :-)
Inky Hugs,
Michelle xx

Lisa said...

I would love to go to your classes! Hoping one day you get a little closer to eastern Oklahoma!! Love these birds. Thank you for sharing!

Debby L. said...

Love the bird! So creative! Would love to try making one of my own. Thanks to Ted and Michelle for giving you the products for the give-away! Best of luck to everyone!

PiHi said...

Lovely, lovely! I keep my fingers crossed that I will be the lucky one :D

Therese said...

So glad you r back, hope everything is holding up and going in a positive direction for your family .......
Ok with the giveaway ........ I WANT IT ALL........ Hugs!

Diane Swanson said...

Love that bird !!!! It's all you, Wendy! Simply the best!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I can't believe that with all the stuff you've got going on with family, you still found time to make awesome art AND post about it! You are truly an amazing woman! Love all your bird creations, especially that awesome steampunk fellow! Give my very best healing vibes to Rick's brother.

Diane Swanson said...

Love that bird !!!! It's all you, Wendy! Simply the best!

Diane Swanson said...

Love that bird !!!! It's all you, Wendy! Simply the best!

Diane Swanson said...

Love that bird !!!! It's all you, Wendy! Simply the best!

Wilma said...

Congrats Handgathered with your awesome prize!!!

Wendy....your bird so soooo cool. You are the best, i really 'need' this one:-))

Renee said...

The bird tail is awesome!!! I just love it. Thank you for another chance - hoping it's my turn soon :)

Erin Glee said...

I love all your birds...the "landing gear" gave me a good laugh~ you are so creative!
Congrats to last weeks winner, and thank you Ted & Michele for sharing so nice!

michelle said...

Here Birdie Birdie she is so cute and one staple would of never been enough!

michelle said...

Here Birdie Birdie she is so cute and one staple would of never been enough!

michelle said...

Here Birdie Birdie she is so cute and one staple would of never been enough!

michelle said...

Here Birdie Birdie she is so cute and one staple would of never been enough!

michelle said...

Here Birdie Birdie she is so cute and one staple would of never been enough!

michelle said...

I am sorry computer gone crazy although I really do love the Birdie!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

LOVE that birdie! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies to make art! :)

Myrto said...

Love- love the birdie! Hope to be my lucky day on Wednesday!

Redanne said...

Oooh I want that big birdie! I want to make the Angel too, oh yes, I want those new stamps too (now I am being greedy!). A x

Hetty said...

When do I winn the lottery so i can buy all I want! Wow, great new stamps and your projects are so inspirational. love the metal and all the little additions you dit. Wow, beautiful. Sigh!

Kate said...

First off I love that ATC and that lady on a stick! Very cute. I have been dying to get my hands on a brick stencil. I love it! & the birdie art parts have so many possibilities...my mind is wandering now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tarnished Rose said...

Brand new follower here and all I can say is OH WOW! Love love that bird!

Smiles~
Marilyn

SusanK said...

Some great ideas for these new products! I WILL have that stencil and stamp set in my inky hands asap!!! One way or another! lol

Diane said...

Wow..that bird is awesome...LOVE all the stapling on him/her...so creative...and I have that wonderful stapler...cool~cool projects...and I "gotta" have that birdie!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

As soon as I saw the Art Parts bird I knew I NEEDED it. Fabulous design. Great giveaway too. Tracy x

Susan said...

Love your birds! So very creative. Can't wait to see all your new stencils, stamps and art parts in stores.

Angie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! going to the birds never looked like so much fun! Totally dig how you rigged the one with fancy schmancy tail feathers!! And the chance to win is just "ducky!" (okay, so it's the wrong bird, hey...)

Deb Neerman said...

OMG, I am head-over-heels in love with these bird parts!! LOVE how you embellished yours ... really must-have 'em!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Wendy, Finally have some time to stop by to oooh & ahhh. Sending positive vibes & well wishes to your loved one, I too have a poorly loved one at the mo so no time for art. I cannot wait until your new goodies arrive in the UK. This steampunked birdie looks awesome with his fancy feathered tail and cool cog landing feet (that's just genius that is). As always I'm INSPIRED! x

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh, that steampunk bird is just too cool1 I love Lucy as well and that little shelf is so cute on there. I want three of everything, more maybe!LOL

Dorothy said...

Wow, such wonderful detail!!!

Janet said...

That bird is the cutest!

Unknown said...

HI, Love many of your new items! Can't wait to play with them!!!!!

Becky said...

The bird is the word. Yes. Love those birdies.

And here's hoping Rick's brother will pull through and get good results. Lots of good wishes to him and you and Rick.

Sandra said...

what fun! Wish I was close so I could play!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

marci said...

Signed up last week for your class in Moline. Can't wait for it. Thanks for the giveaway and all the projects you show.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Here Birdie Birdie she is so cute and one staple would of never been enough!

Love your work-it speaks to my soul!

Suzan VonEssen said...

Love the birds... love the stencils!! Love the stamp set, too!!!

Petrified Peep Eater said...

i must get myself some bird parts... My niece is decorating her dorm room with birds... what remarkable timing!

Kari Leach said...

i agree mondays are always better with a give away, love your stuff

Tona said...

I'm in love with those birds with wings & am crazy about what you did with them.

BethW said...

I adore your take on the riveted bird-I have to make one.The top hat is such a perfect piece of whimsy.
Hope all continues to go in the right direction for you and yours.Thank you so much for the inspiration and the give away.

Anita Houston said...

Totally digging those birds, especially steam punk !!! You never cease to amaze me!!!

Heidi said...

I hope all is looking up for you and yours Wendy .

marilyn said...

LOVE the birds. Amazing!

octlove said...

those birds have me drooling all over my keyboard...insert slurp...if I don't get them, I will be hitting my head against a brick wall:)

snazzyoriginal said...

That metal birdie is just stunning, and a great tip with the 'Glue & Seal' xx

sue said...

This bird is so cute! I love how you think!

Donna Lange said...

I've always had a fondness for anything with a bird so loving these new creations -- especially the hat. Thanks for a chance to win that awesome prize pack.

Sharon Y said...

Wowie! I love what you did with that bird! At some point I'm going to have to get off the fence and get some of your stuff. So many projects and not enough crafty time. Thanks for the continued inspiration.

Julie S. said...

I've always been happy with where I live but right now I wish I lived in Illinois! Sounds like a great class.

Debby said...

That bird is so cool! I may have to create one of those even though I am afraid of them since one tried to land on my head when I was a kid. I cannot wait to take your class in Bloomington!! I am all signed up. I hope things are going better for Rick's brother.

Primitive Seasons said...

Love it, love it, love it all! Love the lady with the big lips and angel wings....stunning. Gotta get all those goodies!

Mary

Sue C said...

Gorgeous birds, love the art part tail, stunning ! Sue C x

Becky T. said...

I love how you show one thing so many ways! You ROCK!!! :-)

finnella03 said...

Totally fantastic project.

whyducks said...

Yoo-hoo (waving franticly) me please I would love the chance to win, pretty please, they are totally mouth wateringly gorgeous and your ideas are so inspiring! Pleasssse !

Julie said...

Love your "Bird with Wings" and all the other things that you add to the bird. Mini Gears are sweet!
Did you get a load of those angel lips!

Kaye said...

The Blossom Bucket altered "tail" is just amazing! I love it!

Gabrielle said...

Now birds are my thing and these are just stunning! Fabulous out of the box ideas to bring these feathered friends to life!

Cris said...

Loving it all! So creative...

Marijane said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, love those birdies! They are both just darling and you demonstrate how versatile your products can be. It's a hard call but I think my favorite is the first that I'll call Ladybird - she is sporting such a beautiful tail (my favorite Art Part piece)!

2amscrapper said...

you are brilliant!

jan said...

Gorgeous!!! A friend made a wall hanging for me with your products! It is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for inspiring her! I am so lucky!

Tracey-B said...

I want everything, your projects are so inspiring too!