here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

new for CHA W 14…day #4...


welcome back friends!

lol…talk about wild enthusiasm for the new crackled texture paste…
holy cow!

if you think you like it...just wait 'til you try it…!

Ted has ordered another big supply & it will arrive mid to late January…we're trying to be prepared...

ok…today I'll start with 6 new background stamps…

just like the first 6, these are large, cling, red rubber stamps…
and they are available individually…

background stamps are so very versatile…

stamp the whole shebang or use just portions of them...

top left is basket weave…use vertically or horizontally...

and bottom right is dots & dashes…a GREAT background filler…
and just a plain cool background...



below, the top left is  large collage
this one is perfect for small art parts, chipboard, grunge alphas etc...
it's like 9 stamps in one…
the smaller version (art gone postal LCS051) of this is so popular & we had many requests for the same stamp, but a larger size…

this is AWESOME for stamping just one square thru stencils…
the small patterns fit the small bird & butterfly stencils…
and flowers too...

the bottom right is called tic tac toe
in addition to being a nice subtle background...
it's a GREAT filler stamp too…
I LOVE it for journal pages...


top left…vintage doily
this is another that I used in full on larger art journal pages…
and I use small pieces as tag toppers & accent borders…
it's really a fun one to cut out…
or...
press a circle over the center…

and last but not least is the vintage wallpaper
I swear my grandmother had this in a mauve-ish color…
ah...sweet memories...


I have been teasing for a bit about SiSi….our code name for a whole new concept…

SiSi is short for STAMP-IT STENCIL IT…

each SiSi package has a stencil and one or 2 coordinating stamps…

so here's a few ideas on how they work…
there are so many combinations for these guys...
if you're a card maker or want flat art journal pages…these are amazing…

first stamp the image, then lay the stencil over the stamped image…
now you can add ink or stamping thru the stencil while protecting the background! basically, it's a stencil & a mask...

so think about this…
if you don't have markers to color in images, it's  a great way to add archival or distress inks…thru a stencil...

if you want to add a stamped image inside a stamped/stenciled image (to a flat card) without getting any stamping on the background…
now it's possible!

I hope this makes sense…

you can use the stamp alone…
you can use the stencil alone or…
you can combine them…

you can also use the stencil with embossing/texture pastes…

here's another idea…
if you stencil the image first, then stamp the image on another surface & cut it out, you can add it right over the stenciled image & the stencil creates the perfect shadow…with no lines from a stamp, it's really cool!

SiSi's are sized so we can mix & match them & you'll find that they work with current stencils & the flowers on the stamp sets that I showed yesterday…imagine that...

they are all easy to cut out…(I made sure of that…)
so you can use them with Clearly for Art to make the flowers/leaves dimensional or to add multiple layers...

I could go on & on about SiSi's…

and you'll LOVE this…

Ted priced these at just $9.95 each…

so…
you get a red rubber stamp (or 2) & a stencil all for less than $10.00…

THANK YOU TED!

here's the first of 6 brand new SiSi's…
again…all exactly what I LOVE…

FLOWERS!

#1 is called  perfect peony…the name says it all…
it's at the top of my list...


#2 is darling daisies…2 rubber stamps and one stencil = lots of fun!


#3 is a cutie called fresh & funky
lots of open space for adding stamps to the flower petals…
add any text or pattern stamp for loads of possibilities…it never has to look the same...


#4 is the zinnia…OMG…LOVE it! 
it's the same stamp as on the framed art set
but for people who don't want sentiments or a frame…they can have the zinnia stamp & coordinating stencil…

wait til you see the sample using my new forget-me not archival…
a blue zinnia? there are no rules for art!




#5 is called build a blossom…it's fun to use these together or to use them with other stamps/stencils…

this set has 2 rubber stamps & a stencil with 2 stencils...


STOP THE PRESS!

#6…this guy really is my favorite…
in full bloom

this SiSi has one nice large size stamp with a stencil…

take a look at the package & you'll see that it's a cool 2 part/layered stencil…

stamp the image, line up the stencil over the image, then ink the leaves…
you'll see the flower is protected…
now move the open flower stencil in place & you can add ink or stamp thru it without getting ink on the leaves…

this one had me cheering when it arrived…
totally for sure #1 on my list…

the flower is a good one to mix with other stems, leaves etc…
or…stamp a second one to layer it…

use the leaves with another flower to totally change them up...


with spring a very long way away...
I'm so happy to have more flowers…
and I'm happy to make them myself!

Ok…was it worth the teasing? 

what do you think?

I'll be back tomorrow with the finale…
hope to see you here…

until then…

stay warm &

make art!
wendy

wait…don't go…this post had NO COLOR…
so here's a little peek…
you'll see the vintage doily background, new & current stamps, new stencils & my favorite SiSi on clearly for art…

you can also get a better look at my new leaf green, tree branch & dandelion archival inks with orange blossom & jet black archival…
the background is distress stains...




53 comments:

Wilma said...

Ooooh do i want to try the SiSi!!! Looks great and a great price thanks to Ted ;) Backgrounds stamps are beautiful!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Oh my word... SiSi is fantabulous!!!

Belinda Basson said...

I am an instant SiSi fan!

Dorothy said...

Ok...I am sitting here eating a home made cinnamon roll hubby made and looking at all this wonderfulness and thinking this must be heaven!!!

JPScraps said...

Love the new backgrounds! The SiSi is genious! LOVE everything :-)

Mallrat said...

I love SISI .. that is going to be so much fun to play with. They are flowers too, imagine my surprise :) lol

SannaS said...

awesome awesome awesome!!!!!!!!! =)

Anna-Karin said...

I have been wondering what SiSi would be, what a clever idea! Love all the stamps too, can't wait to ink them up.

Dee in N.H. said...

How fun!!! And thank you Ted for the equally awesome pricing!!

Anita Houston said...

YES, si si! I want all the SiSi's!! Especially LOVE the last one In Full Bloom! I can see why you've been so excited!!!! gorgeous Wendy!!! B

Theresa said...

I am a background-a-holic and your new release of backgrounds do not disappoint!!! LOVE THEM!!! As for SiSi.....OMGOSH! Great stuff all around!!!! I can't decide which I want first!!!! LOVE them.

Terry said...

Now the secret is out and it is fabulous! So much new goodness to look forward to! Love this!

Sandra said...

very fun - lots of potential here!
Sandra ltb

SusanK said...

On with the show...I can't wait to get inky with your new colors, stencils and stamps!

Redanne said...

I really want the embossing paste and I really, really want all the SiSi's, they look amazing. How on earth do you keep coming up with these wonderful ideas.......to tempt us!! Anne x

Scrapthat said...

Okay I'm sold!! Sisi seems FABULOUS!! can't wait to see all your examples now!

Claudine Criner said...

The SiSi's sound very cool, can't wait to get my hands on some so I can give them a try. The background stamps are all wonderful too.

Jane said...

WOW, SiSi's have me so anxious. Especially In Full Bloom. Oh my. My inspiration meter is pegged on high!

Sara G said...

Everything looks great!! can't wait to get to play with these...

Julie Steed said...

Yowza! You're killin' my wallet! Beautiful sneak peek BTW.

Cindy Borcherding said...

LOVE those background stamps!!

Yvonne Boucher said...

Wow, what a fantastic product(s)
I'm going to need a larger section in my stash just for your clever, creative products!

J-Lin said...

VINTAGE DOILY, My new obsession. Thanks to Ted,too. At $9.95, they are potato chips, can't take just one. Genius marketing of SiSi.

Debby said...

Love the backgrounds and the cool sisis. That last big flower and leaves are gorgeous. When do they ship???

seahag said...

Oh my! Can't wait to be a sisi gal now! The art surface arena just blew wide open again. This is magnificent!!!




seahag said...

Oh my! Can't wait to be a sisi gal now! The art surface arena just blew wide open again. This is magnificent!!!




Hels Sheridan said...

*thud* This is AWESOME Wendy, LOVE all of them muchly and the SiSi's are fabulous... I NEEEEEEEED!!! xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow! What an exciting concept. I can't wait to get my hands on these babies! Everything you are introducing at CHA is absolutely fantastic, Wendy. Kudos to you for keeping us so excited and inspired!

Gabrielle said...

Wowsers! Just when we get our breath back from being amazed by the stencils, stamps, inks and new EP you go and knock it back out again! Seriously Wendy, this lot had better be able to swim 'cos we need them in the UK ASAP!!!

Annette Green said...

What an awesome concept! Hoping to see a fun demo with these at CHA.

Marci said...

If I understand correctly, I will LOVE the SiSis. Genius! Great background stamps, too.

Anette said...

Love the new stuf you've been showing us. Awesome new colors, great stamps and we can never have to many stencils...:-)

Buttons said...

How you've managed to keep this lot to yourself is beyond me. You must have been fit to burst for the last few months! Now, I just need to sort out a re-mortgage and...

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the Sisis!! I can not wait to get them!! What a fabulous concept!! All of the new release are must-haves!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sherry Cheever said...

I thought you had me yesterday . . . but NO wait, there's more today! I absolutely LOVE the SiSi . . . right up my alley!!!! Wendy, I'll say it again . . . this is a fabulous release. You've outdone yourself!!

Janie said...

Love it. I need me some SISI

Beejay said...

Just send it all to me! Love the SISI ! And I can't wait to try the crackle paste!!!!

Rea' said...

I say YEAH... it was worth it ( don't think my hubby will agree... he's still trying to figure out why my personality changes in January and I ignore him so much). Come Sneak Peek time EVERYBODY get's kicked to the curb... it's my "ME" time !!!
Okay I'm rearranging my list again... gotta have some SiSi ... question is which ones first ?!

Sharon Estes said...

Love these new Stamps. the flowers are my fav. cant wait for them to hit the market when will they be released?
Sharon Estes

Lori said...

The SiSi's are fabulous! Love the concept, more bang for the buck, too! I can't wait to see all your samples, as always, this one is fantastic!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the Sisi concept, great idea. Great release, loving the backgrounds and flowers. Congratulations and I hope you have a successful show. Tracy x

Kathy Eddy said...

Woo-eee! Great stuff coming our way! I have already visited Linda at the Funky Boutique and pre-ordered several of these and the new inks and refills! Can't wait.

Candy C said...

Wendy...oh my goodness...your new products are really cool. No wonder you're so excited about them! I can't wait to see them in person at CHA. I want to see all of these stamps and stencils in person. And those new colors....love them! It's going to be a super fun CHA! Can't wait! <3 Candy

Wanda H said...

Wow!!! All awesome!!! Love the backgrounds... a girl cannot have too many background stamps :-)) and the SiSis.... Way cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can hardly wait to get them into my hands!!!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

These are scrummy and wow so many yummy things , best get saving xx

nancy said...

You really have the most creative mind to come up with these cool products!

Dawn B. said...

These are soooooo cool!!! Can't wait to get my hands on them all!! Just genius! :)

Sue said...

SISI could become my new favorite tool in my art studio; I can't wait to get my hands on the daisy SISI.

annielou said...

I love all of your new stuff ...I think I am partial to the basket weave. I see lots of possibilities ... and all the flowers. I love flowers !!!

pattyb said...

Great idea on the SiSi! love them all esp. the daisy's and vintage wallpaper! Can hardly wait for everything new to be ready for ordering and shipping!!!

Barbara said...

Oh my Wendi you once again came up with more greatness, thank you. Love the SISI's can't wait to get my inky fingers on them.

Michele Hamilton said...

It was such a delight to see you last week...just wish we had had more time. I think all the stencils are amazing (the starburst makes me sigh) but the sisi peony is so beautiful...can't wait to get my inky fingers on it. As for the crackle paste and the new archivals...stop me now I am just checking with the UPS guy every day to see when it will be here! Love ya girlfriend! See you in September!

fkland said...

Love ALL the new SiSi stamps/backrounds...will be hard to choose which to get...but with a price of $9.95 I can collect them all. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!