here's how I got started...

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

and the winners ARE...

HOLY COW!!!

I had THE BEST DAY reading all the FACEBOOK comments...

501 of them to be exact! 

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!

you made me VERY HAPPY!

MANY THANKS to those who clicked 
LIKE on my FACEBOOK PAGE...
MWAH!

here's a little card I made using some of the archivals...
combined with distress...
I can not make anything without distress...

the sentiment says it all for me today...





I used orange blossom archival to stencil the flower...
dried it, then went over the flower with the Perfect Medium pen & added some embossing powder...
this makes the flower a focal point...


I used potting soil archival for the random background stamping...LOVE my new vintage mesh background stamp LOTS...



the flower stem/leaves were stenciled with fern green archival...



watering can archival was PERFECT for stenciling the stripes at the top & bottom of the card...

I also used it to stamp thru the stencil...with a tiny text stamp...




I always save jet black archival  for my main image or sentiment...
you can see that it really stands out...

the flower center was inked with the brushed corduroy distress marker & I used the rusty hinge marker to add the mini hearts...

a few water drops from the detail water brush added another layer of interest to the background...

and you'll also see some inky dots, flicked on with the detail water brush & brushed corduroy distress stain...

very simple...very fun & you can see how well the 5 archivals work together and they perfectly coordinate with distress...




since there were so many comments...

instead of 1 winner...

this 6 pack of fun will be shipped to 2 people...




Rick (aka head of shipping & receiving) scrolled thru the comments and chose these names...

congrats to...

Nonnie Chervenak love them all, but 

especially the
fern green....



and congrats to...


Kate Christopher Yetter Love the colors you 

chose for 

your inks ,so you!



please email me (wbv1213@me.com) with your shipping info & these will be on their way!

this was so much fun that I will do it again when I return...

Ted gave me NEW stamps & NEW stencils to share with friends...

I'll give some away here, on my blog & 
again on my FACEBOOK PAGE...

ok...gotta pack now...

I'm headed to INK ABOUT IT in Westford Mass...

after that...

I come home for about 20 hours (anything to see my hubby & sleep in my own bed!)

then head to THE QUEEN'S Ink, in Savage Maryland
to take 2 full days of classes with my friend Finn...aka Anna Dabrowska...

I CAN NOT WAIT!

to...

make art!
wendy

46 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Congratulations Nonnie and Kate! Gorgeous card Wendy!

sue said...

Safe travels!

Elaine A said...

Congratulations to the winners. And Wendy, have fun!

Elaine Allen

Kaz said...

Oooo have a fab time, would so love to do a class with Finn, have fun :0)

Kaz x

Sharon Y said...

Congrats to the winners! Have a great time with Finn.

isisimaginings.com said...

Congrats to the winners! I love the card you made, it's so pretty. I'm ashamed to say that I don't own any Archival inks, except black & coffee, so I think yours will be the first I MUST buy asap.

Theresa said...

Lucky girls!! Congrats!! Hoping stencils or stamps will come my way!!!

Sue McGettigan said...

Congrats to the winners. Wendy I just love your ink pads - such wonderful colors, congrats to you!

Carol McCready said...

Pat from the Queen's Ink is such
a nice lady. Hope to visit her store someday.

Enjoy your trip.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love those ink colors. Thanks for the explanation of how you used them for the art piece.

Lisa said...

Congrats to the winners!! Safe travels, Wendy!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kay Wallace said...

First, congrats to Kate and Nonnie, and a bit THANK YOU to you for your kind generosities, Wendy! So, let me get this right...my TEACHER will be a STUDENT before she gets to Ink About It on Friday? I love it! Travel safely!

Kathi said...

Congrats to the winners!

I love today's project. Wow! All five new colors in one gorgeous piece.

Travel safely and have a great time!

Debby said...

Congrats to the winners! Love your card. I want those new stamps/stencils so badly. Have a terrific time on your travels. Two of my favorite places to go! Boston and the DC area now that my son lives in DC.

Dorothy said...

Lucky girls!!

Wilma said...

Congrats to the lucky girls!
Beautiful card you made. Have fun with Finn.

Julie Steed said...

That's a lot of comments to read through!! I don't know why I never think of using ink pads with stencils, but your flower looks fantastic. I need to do that! Happy travels to you.

Christina said...

Congrats to the lucky winners! I just love the new colors and am anxious to try them out with your new stencils. Love love love the card you made! Wishing you safe travels, happy days, and inky hands... Cheers!

Redanne said...

Congrats to the lucky Facebook winners! Love your gorgeous card today....

Hels Sheridan said...

Congrats to the lucky ladies... I have been playing with the new inks today... I am in LURVE! Have a fabby time with Finn and The Queen Patti... wish I could be there! Am now anxiously waiting for the new stamps to arrive in the UK, I will be pouncing on them as soon as they are here... oh and the Stencils too... patience is never my best attribute lol

darcydaydream said...

Congrats to the winners...love the project....x

cardsetalia said...

Love your card, and have a great time with Finn.

Rea' said...

Awesome card! Makin' us want those colors even more :) Congrats to the winners I KNOW you'll love them !!

Vic said...

Safe travels! Congrats to the winners.

Helen said...

Well done to the winners - and you to take classes with Anna, I love her work!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The Archivals work so well with the Distress range and coordinate so well together, love them and your piece of art. Tracy x

SusanK said...

Lovely cards, congrats to the winners and would LOVE to win some new Studio 490 stamps and stencils! I'm just sayin'!

Lori said...

Congrats to the winners, they will love the colors, I know I do! lol Stencils? Did someone say stencils?? YES!!

Sandra said...

enjoy!
Love your style!
Sandra ltb

betjunroe said...

Love the card Wendy! The colors are so vibrant. Thanks for the great idea to use embossing powder over the flower to make it stand out. Have fun with Queen Patti and Finn! Bette

Mallrat said...

You are one busy bee !! Congrats to the winners ... I'm a stencil addict, I hope I win :) Have a great time and safe travels Wendy

Larissa Heskett said...

Congrats to the winners!! I have been so busy with Our county fair I haven't been able to visit and wouldn't ya know I missed out on the giveaways!! OH Well I can't wait to get my hands on some of that ink and create!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and hope you have a FABULOUS TRIP!! ;)

Pam said...

Congrats to the winners! Love those colors! Have a great trip.

cal8007 said...

Congrats to the winners and to you too!! Nice to see how the inks work together - and the stamps, well they are gorgeous!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs,

Carmen L

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Congrats to the winners!

Sue C said...

Congrats to the winner ! Beautiful card too ! Sue C x

seahag said...

beautiful sample. i'm in love with tangerines and greens! safe travels, wendy!

famillemarleau said...

Very nice card. And congrats to the winners. Johanne L.

Kaye said...

Have a great time! Love the tag and can't wait for ink to be available at local LSS.

nonnie said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for picking my name Rick! And thank you to Wendy for giving away nummy stuff. And thank you to all of you for your kind comments. I can honestly say this has been the single hardest month of my 57 years and winning this brought a smile to my face!

Theresa said...

congrats to the winners...and safe travels to you....

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bkazoo said...

Congrats to the winners. I just placed an order for the ink pads which I'll be able to pick up Monday. All that fun waiting for me, I can't wait.

akmoose said...

WOW! another chance to win your amazing stuff. thanks for the opportunity. Love the idea of embossing over the archival inks!!

Marilyn C. said...

My grateful heart is from knowing you. Have a safe trip and love the card. Your inks are awesome!

Anita Houston said...

Your inks rock and so do your projects with them!!!! So many comments on here and on FB are just a tiny testament to that fact!