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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

yikes...stripes!

it's funny how things work...

I totally LOVE polka dots...
always have...
always will...

but my newest love addiction is stripes...

 my yikes stripes stencil has really gotten a workout in the last few days...
you'll see stripes on lots of my CHA samples...
(coming soon to a blog near you)

 the sneak peek below is a portion of a new art journal page...

it's the bomb for mixed media art...
because it takes a ton of abuse...

the page is in a cute small journal, 
made from my art parts small pages...

you can create 3 journals with the 6 pages...
or make a fat 6 page book...

this is a nice size for testing ideas & techniques & for when you don't have a lot of time to spare...
the smaller size makes you feel like you've completed a project...

you'll see "some new for CHA" products below...
I am IN LOVE...


now here's the funny thing...

over at Simon Says, the challenge for this week is...

STRIPES!

if you're looking for inspiration...

then visit each of the artists' blogs...

you WILL be inspired & you WILL see lots of cool stripes used in their art...

to EVERYONE on
 the SSS & SHOW DT...

I'm cheering for you!
BRAVO!
WELL DONE!

coming up...
more stripes!

I wanted to thank STAMPINGTON 
for the 2 page feature in their summer Gallery issue...

the article is all about Ranger's CHA Winter designer challenge, using Dy's spray inks...

we were each assigned one color & the rules were to use only that color with black & white...

I got the yummy london blue...

but seriously? 
NO DISTRESS? 
NO brown?

yikes...
for me, this truly was a challenge...

but, I guess that's the purpose...
to make you THINK...

it's a large piece...
the base is an 11 x 14 flat canvas...
I normally work much smaller...
like a quarter of that size...

I had the guys at the factory laser cut some giant art parts, proportioned to fit the large canvas...

GIANT CANVAS?

another YIKES...

and again...
NO BROWN?

after a few sleepless nights...

here's my project...

with...
STRIPES!



if all this stripes talk has you wanting needing
some stripes...

Kim (eclecticPaperie) has a special code for you...

she's offering 
20% off ALL my products...

she has recently restocked all the Blossom Bucket cuties
and I see that she has the "yikes stripes" stencil
the polka dot/stripes border stencil back in stock too...

and she has lots of art parts to choose from...

and of course stamps...



the code to enter at checkout is 

WENDY20

are included in the sale & they are cool, 
when used with the stripes stencils...
especially the black paste...

ok...back to the studio for me...

CHA is fast approaching so I NEED to...

make art!
wendy
ps...talk to me...

what are YOU creating?

what are you looking forward to seeing from CHA?






16 comments:

Helen said...

I love the sneak peak.. I think I see new words... and the stripes are great.

Gabrielle said...

Love the sneaky peek! Such exciting things to come! I can't share what I'm creating as I'm still out of action following breaking my elbow falling off my bike! Curses!

Buttons said...

Can't wait to see the new samples Wendy. You always come up with fantastic products and ways to use them. We are having a Wendy Vecchi inspired challenge at the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to celebrate Linda's restock of your paste, stencils and stamps, and I know the DT are having a blast creating samples for it. (BTW Claudine Helmuth's Sticky Back Canvas is a superb base too I discovered today!) Thank you so much for all you do and the goodies you design for us. Hugs, Jenny x

Lori said...

Oooo, love the new peeks of stencils, and a new stamp...lookin' good! Congrats on the Stampington article...fantastic project!

sue said...

Working on my art journal! This is all new to me so I am always looking for ideas and tips.

Julie Steed said...

Your sneak peeks really are teases. Love the idea of stripes. Besides, I think stripes and polka dots go quite nicely together - both loves can get along! Congrats on the Stampington inclusion!

SusanK said...

Can't wait to see the whole peek! Super project in the magazine; will have to pick up an issue for myself so I can read all about the challenge and see what everyone did. Countdown to CHA can't begin soon enough!!!!

Vic said...

Love those stripes! Can't wait for more peeks/reveals.

Sharon Y said...

Loving the stripes too! Congrats on the magazine spread. Loved that challenge as there were lots of excellent pieces. CHA? Always look forward to the new sentiments and wondering if there will be new colors of paste?!

Wanda H said...

I am lovin' that leave and flower!!!!!!!!! Saw the article in Somerset, very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dorothy said...

Love the peeks! As for what I am working on...bridal shower invites. My daughter is getting married in Jan. I get to make all the stuff!
I will soon have Wendy withdrawals til I'm done with these!

Anita Houston said...

Yours was AWESOME!!!!! Loved it!
And...so cool you had stripes on the brain, because I had yours on my brain for the challenge at SSS&S too...lol!

Lisa said...

Ooh, the peek looks amazing!! I can not wait to see the new products!! The stripes look fabulous!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Hels Sheridan said...

stamps and stencils and stripe.... oh my! LOVE the sneaky peeks... can't wait to see the goodies you have designed.... cannot wait, really, I cannot!! Lotsa love from Mrs Impatient! x

Debby said...

I see some stencils that I will need to have. Trying to create a gatefold journal from your art parts and then make it into a small scrapbook. It is mostly constructed just need to put the pictures in it and add stamping. Will post when it is done.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love that stripes stencil and your gorgeous creation... 11X14 is a big leap and you sure rocked out on it! Can't wait to see all the new goodies coming out @ CHA!