Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I HAD to order new business cards...


to include this...

E X C I T I N G
 NEWS!

I'm a
Ranger Signature Designer...

I am thrilled to be associated with Ranger and to be introducing

my designer archival inks...

INKS!
you know I LOVE inks!

there's no long wait!
they are ready & shipping at the end of JULY!

I have LOVED tim's distress inks since the day I opened my first distress pad...
with each new product added to the distress line, my LOVE for vintage & distress grew...
and my style developed...

for a long time I have been wanting archival inks that are deep rich vintage colors, to use alone or to coordinate with the distress line...

archivals are awesome & they are my go-to ink anytime I want my image to be crisp, permanent & waterproof when dry...
this is what makes archival PERFECT for so many techniques...

I LOVE that archivals work on multiple surfaces...
and can be used with all Ranger products...

they are the perfect choice for mixed media art, altering, art journaling, card making & scrapbooking too...

I really LOVE archivals for background stamping...
a lot...

archivals work well on card stock, chipboard, glossy paper, watercolor paper, art parts, wood, grungeboard, fabric and so much more...even on painted surfaces...

they can be used to alter metal too...

adding archivals over my dry metallic embossing pastes, will create a toned down vintage effect. with just 2 metallic paste colors & archival inks...we have LOTS of metallic paste color possibilities...

and my new favorite use for archivals...
stenciling...

stencil first, then add any water based products over the dry archivals...

oh yes...I'll be posting lots of examples...
tips/hints...

this technique is the bomb!

since I LOVE vintage, flowers and gardens, I chose these archival colors & names to reflect a vintage country garden...

I have dreamed of the perfect vintage archival ink palette and the colors I would like to have...

for 
a
VERY 
LONG 
time...

these 6 archivals are my dream come true...
they work well together 
and they perfectly complement the current archival line...

first up...

think of those old galvanized watering cans...
and this is it!

a beautiful grey archival called...

watering can...

since there is no grey in the current archival line...

it was  #1 on my WANT list...
it's PERFECT & can be used with just about any color combo...

I use it for subtle background stamping & then use jet black archival for stamping the main image... 
watering can makes the jet black archival pop...

I discovered a GREAT technique 
using watering can & my embossing pastes...

hello...faux metal art parts!

simple & effective!

I'll be demoing this at CHA and I will share the technique when I return...





fern green...

is awesome...I could go on & on about how I LOVE it, but awesome says it all...

it really is a beautiful green & makes the most perfect LEAVES...

I can't wait to use fern green for some holiday art...





I wanted a vintage red that would work for every holiday
and for every day stamping too...

this red is EXACTLY what I had in mind...
it's named after my most favorite flower...

this is...

red geranium...



potting soil ...

is a really pretty, very vintage, deep dark brown...
it has no red in it at all...

it's perfect for background stamping & works well with jet black...

and it's...
BROWN...

I LOVE
potting soil...




cornflower blue...

is a super gorgeous country blue...

hello...cornflower blue flowers...
background stamping
and more...

cornflower blue 
over my silver metallic embossing paste...
= WOW...


introducing...

orange blossom...

it's another archival that I've been reaching for on so many projects...

it's a beautiful toned down rusty looking color...
combine it with cornflower blue & it's instant MAGIC...

I LOVE orange blossom
added over my gold metallic embossing paste...
then combined with some potting soil...
it's great effect...





I'm thrilled that all 6 of my archivals 

(oh...my archivals...mades me HAPPY to type that!)

can be used on a single project...
they are a perfectly coordinated palette & really look great together...

I've been saying it for a long time...

archivals are AWESOME...

I have lots more to say...
but I don't want to get too sappy...
so I'll keep it to this...

HUGE thanks to Alain, Justin & Tim for your support, guidance & friendship...

I'm honored to be a part of the Ranger team...

you can read ALL about the new Ranger products 
on the Ranger blog...


now about that new business card...

here's the front...


 I used my studio 490 stamp for the back...


I said this in class one day then later thought...
hmmm...that NEEDS to be a stamp...

the stamp was perfect for my business card...
and pretty much sums up the last 6 years...

it's been awesome...

I LOVE to...

make art!
wendy
ps...with my brand new designer archival inks!


130 comments:

ESS said...

OMG, I am in LOVE, I already Love Archival inks but your colors are absolutely fabulous!

Gabrielle said...

Now that IS exciting news! You're right, we were missing a grey and the other colours look awesome too! Congrats on your new inks - I'm really thrilled for you (and us!) x

Anita Scroggins said...

How awesome for you Wendy! I can't wait to see them and play with them!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

WHOOOOP WHOOOOP.....you go girl....these colors are A~MAZING....WILL NEED to get my hot little hands on these....as I LOVE ARCHIVAL INKS!!

LaBonita said...

Congrats, Wendy! They look awesome!

Kaz said...

I'm raising a very large mojito to you huge congratulations I cannot wait to get my inky mitts on the inks! So pleased for you, congratulations Wendy!

Kaz x

Therese said...

yay Wendy....... Congrats your queen ranger signature designer...... And your wonderful ink pads. So excited for you and a very well deserved achievement for a sweet lady ....... Love and hugs, Therese.

Missusg said...

how exciting is that!!! i will add them ALL to my list of NEEDS!! a huge congrats to you!! how exciting!!! did you dribble down your leg.... even a little!! i would have!!!!!

nkisiel said...

Congrats Wendy! Love the colors and can't wait to try them out for myself.

Nancy Wethington said...

Very happy for you (and those of us who will be using your new inks). The colors are amazing. I'm going to have to order one of each with re-inkers.

Renee said...

CONGRATULATIONS WENDY!!! What awesome news - so excited for you and cannot wait to try out the inks. Your choices for the names are lovely. Gotta start to make some art!

Yours Artfully said...

Congratulations Wendy, that is very exciting news indeed. I love Archival ink pads, always have and always will and you just made me a happy girl, those colours are beautiful and I can't wait to use them.

Lin x

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

Congratulations. I can't wait to buy some :D

Lori said...

GAAA!! Thank Goodness...GRAY!!! YES!!! And a new brown WITH NO RED... YES!!!
Congratulations! This is spectacular news! And hey, if the retailers are listening...it would be great to buy the 6 WITH reinkers for a certain price (a tiny price savings?). Yeehaw!

Kaye said...

Congratulations Wendy! I adore your Archival color pallette...I was just grousing about not having a red I liked and VOILA!!! These are going to be VERY popular.

Wilma said...

Congratulations Wendy. Love Archival ink and your colors are a must have! Great business card!!!

Bev Gerard said...

Such exciting news, Wendy!!
Send hearty "Congratulations" to you today! Hopefully I'll get to "see" your new inks at a show very soon! (((hugs)))
~Tex

Theresa said...

OMGOD!! Congratulations!! I am going to get on the MUST HAVE list with these!! The colors are fantastic!!!

Diane Swanson said...

Wow! Congratulations!

inkypinkycraft said...

Congratulations! Lve the look of those inks too! Trace x

paperchain said...

fantastic Wendy - so stoked for you - well done girlie!!!!

Richele Christensen said...

Congratulation!! Your colors are fabulous!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Wendy, congratulations!! This is just such a natural, you belong at Ranger and these colors are PERFECT! I've so long wanted a grey (I can't believe I'm so excited about grey!) and of course, Wendy to the rescue. You're the best. Placing my order NOW!

Elaine A said...

Congratulations Wendy! Well deserved and Ranger is smart to know it! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Archival colors!! Just perfection! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Elaine Allen

scrappinbrat said...

Wendy these colors are absolutely beautiful. I have loved your color combo on your art for years. They are just perfect! What better company to team up with...LOVE Ranger! You have just made a whole lot of crafters very very happy! Congratulations...I know they will be a very hot product!

Lynn Hardy said...

Congratulations Wendy! The new Archival ink colours look amazing - I can't wait to play!

Ally White Cat said...

and your angel said...uumm I see a dream in her heart she does not see yet..let me help her there..and here you are..a shinning miracle and a story book gal saying..dreams do come true.you have been the greatest inspiration in the world for so many..I am so HAPPY for you. Congratulations !!!I cannot wait to get them..I love seeing your name on them :)...and love love the grey!
hugs
susan s
susan s

Nancy said...

Grey???? FINALLY!!! Thank you, Wendy! Beautiful colors, all of them, but I am so glad we finally get grey!!

sue morris said...

Oh Wendy!! How exciting!! I'm so happy for you and for us who are privileged enough to have access to such wonderful crafting goodness!

sue morris said...

Oh Wendy!! How exciting!! I'm so happy for you and for us who are privileged enough to have access to such wonderful crafting goodness!

sue morris said...

Oh Wendy!! How exciting!! I'm so happy for you and for us who are privileged enough to have access to such wonderful crafting goodness!

sue morris said...

Oh Wendy!! How exciting!! I'm so happy for you and for us who are privileged enough to have access to such wonderful crafting goodness!

sue morris said...

Oh Wendy!! How exciting!! I'm so happy for you and for us who are privileged enough to have access to such wonderful crafting goodness!

Debby said...

Congratulations!!!! Oh I can't wait to get those new inks. Just like you I love the Archival inks. This is fabulous news!

Alyce said...

Congratulations!!!
Looking forward to finding these colors at my store and using them.

Candy Spiegel said...

New Inks! That is wonderful. I cannot wait to get them.

isisimaginings.com said...

Many congratulations on your news!! Your business card looks great & the new Archival colours are GORGEOUS.

Suzan VonEssen said...

Wendy, this is amazing news - I have longed for a gray archival!!! Thanks so much for bringing it and the other colors (which are ahmazing) to the line. And congrats on becoming a Ranger designer - kudos!!! Now for some archival markers?!?

Connie Mercer said...

so happy for you !! you are one talented girl. I have several ( will more than several) set of yours. looking forward to getting the inks!!! :):):)

Hetty said...

Congratulations and well deserved! You belong to the best!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

So happy for you Wendy! !! Love those
colors! Sending this from my phone so hope it comes through

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations, Wendy! SO happy for you and can't wait to play with the new colors.

Shelly Hickox said...

Wendy, these colors are SO perfect!! Archival inks were the first I bought ages ago when I started stamping. Very excited and happy for you!

And that quote - too perfect. I need that stamps!

ellen vargo said...

YES!!!!! Soooo excited for you! Archivals is the perfect thing for you - love the colors - will *need* them all. Big, big congratulations to you! YAHOOO!!!

Ellen xxx

Linda said...

Awesome! Congratulations!! Can't wait to play with your new Archival Inks! I LOVE the colors!

Helen said...

Oh no, not more inks .... lol! the colours do look gorgeous though...

Linda said...

Wendy, the only color missing would be a sunflower yellow!

Marti Wills said...

Oh good stuff!!! My first MUST PURCHASE item of the CHA releases this go 'round! I really love the Archival inks as well and your colors are a fantastic addition to the line!

finnella03 said...

So fab, what brilliant news for you and how lucky we are. Your colour choices are so much the same as mine these are such a must, I need them now.

Marilyn said...

Love these Archivals and what great names they have! WOO HOO I think I will have to have all of them!

SueB said...

A monumental congratulations to you! You deserve to be a part of Ranger and have your own products. You are such an amazing talent! I love the inks!

Tarnished Rose said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

olive said...

Oh my giddy aunt! Must. Get. These. Now. !!!!

wilson.marie65 said...

I am so excited for you. I have always love the inks and I can't wait to get my hands on all of the new colors...just amazing!!!!!

Minxy said...

OMG NEED all the new archivals, Congrats on the ranger gig and thank you for the fab new ink colours xoxox

Theresa said...

P.S. LOVE your new business cards! This is great news!!!

Martha Richardson said...

Congratulations...your colors round out the Archival Ink collection!

Kathi said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited that Ranger has recognized your brilliance and is collaborating with you to bring forth exciting new products.

I love the color palette you chose and will NEED to get all of them asap!

cardsetalia said...

Congratulations, what great news. Love the colours, the grey is wonderful.

Dawn B. said...

Congrats to you! How fantastic! :-) you should be so proud of yourself for becoming a signature designer and for the wonderful products that u have brought to the craft world! Can't wait to own all the archival colors, they r awesome!

Tricia said...

Congrats, Wendy! Love "your" new archival inks!!

fozzieb713 said...

These are fantastic. Boy do I love the colors. Reminds me of my childhood. FANTASTIC!

SusanK said...

Have I died and gone to heaven????? Love the new archival colors!!!!!!! Congrats!

Laura said...

I am a devotee of Ranger's archival inks -- my favorite for stamping -- and I'm excited about your new colors! Watering Can will be my first acquisition -- I've been coveting a good grey ink. Hurray!

linda-neff.com said...

congratulations, Wendy! Well deserved!

I also love the archival inks so am so pleased with YOUR new signature line of colors!

Vic said...

Oh, how fabulous! I have wanted a gray archival for so long. Moved to the top of my must have list!

Kathy Eddy said...

Congrats girl. You so deserve it. What can be better than vintage floored archival inkstand to mix with our beloved distress ink

Margie H said...

Had to pop in here to congratulate you on your newest adventure!! WOW!! And has it been six years already?! I remember you when you were so excited to go CHA with those fabulous business cards you made with Maya Road products!! I think I still have mine! LOL!!

Anyways so stinkin' happy for you! Will see you in Vegas :) xo

Redanne said...

Many, many, many congratulations Wendy, so richly deserved too! Loving the Watering can and that Geranium is fabulous too..... A x

famillemarleau said...

Love the new colors. They're great. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Patty W said...

I love the ink colors and names you've chosen too !!

I have several of the old galvanized watering cans, have one sitting on the front porch on an old vintage cane chair.

Looking forward to trying your ink colors (have always been a fan of Archival inks)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What great additions to the Archival family. They are, by far, my favorite inks for stamping. Love this new color palette..and thank you for introducing "watering can." Love it!

Rhonda said...

When and where can we get them? AWESOME!! :o)

SannaS said...

congratulations wendy!! awesome news!! can't wait to try the new inks, yay!!! =)
ps. brilliant business card!! =)

Sharon Y said...

Jump-ing up-and-down! So excited for you! And for us! Fantastic inks (love me some archival). Yay! Love the business card, tee, hee.

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Wendy!! How freakin' exciting!! I love my Archival inks and I can not wait to get these awesome new colors!! I will be stalking websites to see if I can pre-order!! Congrats again and your business cards are fabulous!! Thanks for all the amazing inspiration!! Happy Wednesday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Beejay said...

Love, love love these colors!!! My favs that I reach for will be Watering Can and Fern Green!!!!

Beejay said...

Congrats on your Ranger affiliation!

karenm said...

Congratulation and well done on a great range of colours.

Dorothy said...

OMG!! Congratulations Wendy!!! So deserving!!
Love the colors!!! You are must awesome!!

Hels Sheridan said...

My dear dear Wendy... I am smiling the biggest and widest smile here at your news... firstly, CONGRATULATIONS... as others have already said, you are so very deserving.... and secondly, if not for you, I would never have picked up a coloured Archival Ink and played with them properly... I had black, coffee and olive (again cos that is what you used) and then I saw what you did with the colours and everything clicked into place... PERFECT.
The colours you have designed are PERFECT... how long have I been longing for a grey Archival!!! THANK YOU!!!! I cannot wait to get my inky paws on them....
Doing a mahoosive happy cheerleading dance for you... YOU ROCK!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

congratulations. love the colors.

misstreez said...

This is THE BEST news of all the new CNC/CHA releases this season. Everything else has paled next to it, lol. Thank you, thank you, for Watering Can!! I'm emailing my favourite online stores right now to let them know I need all of these colours. Congrats on the need for the new business cards too.

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! Can't wait to get my hands inky with them!

annielou said...

Love it when we have new colors available to us...yours ROCK !!!!!!!

Bev said...

How wonderful! I just love archival and the colours are so special. Can't wait to try them on fabric,.. Oh card and oh everything!

Scrapthat said...

So Awesome Wendy!!
the colors are Awesome too! Can't wait to see what all you do with them!

Wendance Designs said...

Congratulations, Wendy! Wow! I made it to LA and got your announcement! Can't wait to get them!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Oh Wendy ... that is so exciting! con-grat-u-la-tions!!! Can't wait to see them in person!

Buttons said...

MASSIVE well deserved congratulations Wendy. Thrilled to bits for you. And a huge THANK YOU for those Archival colours - perfect, just perfect. Hugs, Jenny x

Tona said...

WooHoo! I will be buying every single ink pad as soon as they hit the stores!!!

Rea' said...

So very Happy and Excited for you Wendy !!! The colors are GORGEOUS ... I want them ALL !!
Congratulations!

2amscrapper said...

This is fabulous news, Wendy! I love the thought of using these colors as the permanent ink on my projects! Helene

Marilyn C. said...

The inks are incredible! They are the perfect colors for everything and every holiday. Thanks for making art! Love the new art parts too! Keep them coming.

Marijane said...

Congrats, Wendy! What an honor, and a well deserved one at that. By the way, I LOVE THOSE COLORS!!! Good job, girl!

Sandra said...

WOW! Congratulations!
great job!
Sandra ltb

jackib said...

Love love love these six colors! Big congrats to you, Wendy! Way to go!

Lynne said...

Wendy love YOUR new colors! Congrats on becoming a Signature Designer.

Laurie said...

Congrats on the new ink line!!! Great colors with so many possibilities!!

Unknown said...

Love love love the news...we to go...you deserve every pat on the back and MORE

Teresa Jaye said...

WOW! big, big, big congratulations Wendy! Your designs are so amazing and now these gorgeous new colors - swooooon! Can't wait to get my hands on them and to see what you create!

mab822 said...

Love,love,love your colors! Can't wait to see you new technique.

Nancy Zunic said...

Love all of these new colors! I cannot wait to try them all out, especially the gray! Looking forward to your new techniques!

Shirley said...

Congratulations Wendy to you and to Ranger for snapping you up. This are gorgeous colors. I just started collecting these and your colors are my very next purchase.

Angie said...

Whoo hoo! It's about time you got to make art with your very own colors..and now we can, too! Congratulations, Wendy! Can't wait to try them ALL!!!

Erin Glee said...

YOUR Archival Ink colors are Garden-y Great! I love them ALL!
Congrats!

Wanda H said...

Oh, Wendy, Congratulations!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!!!! This is awesome news!!!! And just last week I was wishing there was a grey Achival Ink... woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are da bomb!!!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful colors and such creative names!!

Anita B said...

My favorite new products for this summers show! I became addicted to archivals 2 years ago so I can't wait to see what you demo with these amazing new colors

michelle said...

So happy for you and us! I can not wait to get the new ink colors are beautiful and I need at least one of each.

Peg Robinson said...

Wendy, I am doing a happy dance. Luv the colors.

Sue Fraser said...

Congrats Wendy! I can hardly wait to get them in my hands.

Larissa Heskett said...

CONGRATS Wendy!! I am SO EXCITED about the New Archival Inks I have been waiting for NEW Colors!! YEAH!! Can't wait to get my hands on them!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Marianne H said...

CONGRATS!!! Great news and i have to have them all, looks lovely. They say Marianne all of them im afraid. Good luck. Have a nice day.

nikkib said...

wow oh wow these are on my list, just love the colours... only just got into using archival inks and these will go with my projects just fine..... thanks so much...

Carol McCready said...

The ink colors look gorgeous, love the names.

The new stamp is a must have for
me. It should be stamped on the
back of every project I make.

Debbie said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to get my hands on YOUR new colors. Sending you lots of smiles.

Paula said...

I am going to try and wait patiently for these...watering can, where have you been all my life?
xx

Lisa Smith said...

Congratulations Wendy! I so look forward to seeing your demos! I love your style and can't wait to get some of your new goodies! Thank you for being so talented!

Lisa Smith

thekathrynwheel said...

Congratulations Wendy! This is awesome news :-)) I love Ranger Archival inks too, and your new colours look fab. I think the red and orange are going to be must-haves, and maybe the new grey, and oh wait! I like the blue too ;-)

Julie Steed said...

AWESOME!! Many congrats. These colors are gorgeous!

Christi Conley said...

ACK!! I can't wait - feel like a 5 year old on Christmas Eve - I LOVE everything (as usual) - YOU ROCK!

Paper Patti said...

Congratulations, Miss Wendy! You so deserve it. The colors are gorgeous! Best of luck to you!
Patti

Stampnms said...

THANK you for an orange Archival. I've been wanting one forever.

Donna said...

Congrats Wendy!
Great colors, great names!
Love watering can!

Sandi said...

If you attain many more accomplishments you will have to get a much bigger wallet to carry your business cards in! Tee Hee! Congrats and thanks for these colors. I cannot wait to call them my own!

Candy C said...

HUGE congrats on this news! In my humble opinion...long overdue. :) These new Archival colors are gorgeous. I love how warm they are...not bright, just beautiful warm tones that will vintage up and distress perfectly. :) Best of luck to you on this new chapter in your creative journey, Wendy. So proud for you. I love your sentiment at the bottom of your blog post! Very fitting. <3 Candy

jan said...

Love your new colors, but have to have the stamp!! Precious!

Pamela said...

Congratulations Wendy, so deserved!
I love all your new ink colours!

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