here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Monday, January 25, 2016

mat mini video by Scrap Time...

my friends
Mark & Christine from Scrap Time 
filmed several videos at CHA...

the video I'm sharing today explains how to use this new "put a bird on it" stamp-it stencil-it 







I like the mat minis for several reasons...

#1...they have a great price point...
#2...they are easily customizable to coordinate with any project...
#3...they are very light weight,
 but very strong
#4...they are easy to store
and...
#5...they are super cute!

psst...read to the end...
I'm giving them away today!


here's a few ways I've used them...

oh...
first...
I had several questions about that 
hanging chain stamp at CHA...
it's the same straight chain stamp
just stamped on an angle 2 times...
I'm always thinking...
how else can I use this?

looks totally different, doesn't it?
and it makes a great sign hanger...

for this sample, I inked thru 
I kept it uneven to give the idea 
of it being a worn out fence...



hmmm...
I can't find the whole photo for this next one...
but here's some things to note...

this time, 
the picket fence stencil was used with 
I stenciled with
 then sprinkled on the
melted the powder...
the weathered white is PERFECT 
for this stencil, because of both the color & the texture...
you can also dirty up the white by going over it with archival ink...
look at the top of the pickets...
I accented them lightly with 

I hope you have this powder...
I demoed it at CHA with my archival on black for a really fun technique...
that's coming soon!

I hot glued a memo pin behind the birdhouse on the right...
that makes it easy to stick into an arrangement...

the flower is my violet embossing powder mixed in equal proportions 
with tim's rock candy glitter...
it is so pretty, but hard to show in photos...

the glitter gives the embossing powder a really cool rough texture and it adds the perfect amount of subtle vintage bling...
and the embossing powder holds the glitter securely in place...
a match made in heaven!

I like that it's another way to use products
 I bet you already have...

I just mix the glittered embossing powder
I like the jars because they're
small & easy to store...
and
it's easy to see thru the clear lid...

I also use them to store lots of 
tim's tiny idea-ology trinkets...
you'll see the new hex fastener combined with the base of the fluted fastener to create this flower center...


THANKS again to MARK & CHRISTINE 
for the very professional video...
it's always great to see you both!

you'll find the video HERE...

next...
 we have another winner!

this prize package was won by...


CONGRATS to...

Blogger jezebel said...

NOOOOOOOO! I need to buy a Gallon of glue n seal! The archival ink, well, the new colors will always be wonderful and tree branch...I will just get another reinker. But NO MORE GLUE N SEAL? Say it ain't so! Ugh!

I love this set, but then I love every set you have. They're like Lays Potato Chips - you can't have just one!
January 23, 2016 at 11:58 AM
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jezebel,
please email me your shipping info...

and compliments of Ted...
I have another giveaway for you...

a comment is your entry to win these guys
 that I talked about today...



good luck my friends!

I hope you enjoy the video & that it inspires 
you to grab your supplies and

make art!
wendy







79 comments:

Kailash said...

Oh this is such a fabulous prize. Thanks for all your inspiration and chance to win!!!

Karen said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! And for a chance to win this fabulous prize!

Dorothy said...

Awesome prize!!!

Jen Rey said...

Oh I love this! Thank you for the video! I definitely need to get some of the new products released at CHA. I want the embossing powders archival inks and new stamp and stencil sets! So much yummy goodness!

Amanda Openshaw said...

Oh Wendy!!! Please let it be me! I'm loving all these new stamps and stencils but can't afford them at the moment. Love reading your blogs and seeing what you do with everything. Xx
Hugs
Amanda xx

lgw said...

Wonderful!

lgw said...

Wonderful!

Lynn c said...

Very cool video.I love how the pop outs and stamps are a perfect fit so you get that perfect image!I really need to get some bird stamps lol Thank you for the chance to win!

Tikaani said...

So excited for another chance to win! Love how you combine stuff :)

Lynn c said...

Very cool video.I love how the pop outs and stamps are a perfect fit so you get that perfect image!I really need to get some bird stamps lol Thank you for the chance to win!

michelle said...

I need a fat little book and mat minis and stamps and then I will play I love the birds and the birdhouse and I always learn something new from you! Thank you for sharing and for teaching!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, I love little birds, so simple to add anywhere on a project . Love these. Tracy x

Amye said...

These birds are great! I appreciate the chance to win, as well as all your helpful inspiration!

Susies Cue said...

Perfect because some day it will be spring

Janie said...

Awesome SISI and mini mat combo. Definitely need to pick these up.

Cathy Potosky said...

I love how you show us how to stretch the life ofour products and use them together!! :)

SusieScrapper said...

I'm loving everything about this fat little book, amazing!!

cghundley said...

Wonderful to learn all
the tips and ideas you
have!
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous projects! I love the fence with the embossing folder... awesome texture! Love this sweet bird and birdhouse stamp set too... thanks for the chance to win!

Emma Joyner said...

Ooh, such a plethera of goodies that you are offering us!

Team Clark said...

Love this darling bird set! Thanks so much for all these great ideas!!! ❤️

SusanK said...

Too stinkin' cute! Another 'must have'! But late February? Ugh!

bmerves said...

I've said this before and I'll say it again. Your new releases are the best.

LauraVi said...

WOW I can't believe: you are very generous, thank you!

Sue said...

Your tutorials are always so great! I learn something new every time.

joy said...

Love the new products so much! Thanks for the video and the chance to win!!

Jane said...

You're on fire with your new releases Wendy...loving every single thing. Thanks for the chance to win these sweet birds x

Lisa said...

Oh wow, what gorgeous projects!! I absolutely love everything from your new release!! Thank you so much for a chance to win this awesome prize!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Nancy D. said...

Always love all your projects & would of course love to win this giveaway..!

Wilma said...

Again a lot of inspiration!! Love it how you used the bird...I'm in love ;-)

Nox said...

I love the use of the little chain stamp, it adds that extra dimension to the piece. I thought the bird stamp from the other day was adorable - today, doubly so!

mary t said...

Another awesome item for me to add to my list !!

jan metcalf said...

Can I say I am in love with violet? My new love for valentines day!

donna said...

"I want it all", There is nothing I do not like in this release.

You guys have knocked it out of the ballbark. Congrats.
My DH tells me I am addicted to the computer, "No" I say, "I am addicted to Wendy Vecchi products, and all her helpers. ie Ranger, S.A. and on and on"

donna in Ky


Anne Dwyer said...

Fantastic projects as usual that flower really looks so vibrant it catches the eye so quickly. Thanks so much for the chance to win the set.

Patty O'Malley said...

Love these sweet little birds and their houses. What fun it would be to create with them. Thanks for a chance to win!

McStamper said...

Love this project. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jean said...

I love seeing all the ways you use your products! Such good ideas and inspiration! Thank you for the chance to wiN!

Flo said...

Those are so cool. I love the way they stamp so easily. I'm going to have to give them a try. Thanks.

kmatelsky said...

Wendy,
love your samples and the videos are great
DThank you for sharing yoiur art.....

Birds? did you say birds? I love birds
they are such a passion with me,
thanks
kathleen

D.Ann C said...

Oh, Sweet! Love those birdhouses on the picket fence!

designdetails said...

Wendy, you never cease to amaze me -- that violet embossing powder takes my breath away.........LOVE LOVE thanks for sharing

Bunny said...

Hooray! Another give away. Thank you so much for the inspiration. We love birds at our house. Although right now they are eating us out of house and home.

I'd like to have one of your creations as a prize. That would be great!

suzieq23 said...

Wendy, I love all your new products! The bird stamp with the minis is so so cute. Thank You.

Tona said...

Birds & birdhouses are so right up my alley. Thanks for the chance to win some. Also, thanks for your continued inspiration.

Susan Shrader said...

Thanks so much for your generous giveaway. I am always so impressed with your creativity and the results of your experiments with different products. You are one of the most inspiring artists I've had the privilege to meet. Keep up the great work.

Julia Aston said...

Another great post about ways to use your fun new products Wendy!

Aimee said...

Great give away! Hope I win!

Debby Lewis said...

Thanks for all the work you put into teaching us how to do such beautiful art.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I love these little bird houses! They're just too stinkin' cute!

Marilyn Shannon said...

Amazing how quickly one can create such cute scenes using you stamps and products. I love the little bird and bird houses. Cannot wait to play with these!

Kaye said...

Loved the video....the mat minis are so much fun to add dimension to a project. Can't wait to get them with the SISI and Simply...Art!

nanastricter said...

Please thank your friends for me -- LOVE seeing the reminders on using your wonderful products. I am definitely a visual learner, so if you can't get more videos, please keep the step-by-step pictures coming! Thanks and keep MAKING ART!

Carol H. said...

Oh my gosh I'm in love with the violet embossing powder!!! That's def on my wish lost along with the Birds and their Houses stamp!!! Birds and flowers, I can hardly resist!!! Love love your violet flower!!

mamablitger said...

Oh noooo... Cant stand all these temptations... More stuff I just NEED... These birds, birdhouses etc are looking so adorable.
Thank you for providing such a lot of inspiration.
And thank you for the generous give-away... I cross my fingers... Wohooo.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Debby said...

Love the new items that work together. Thanks for a chance to win!

yoorah said...

I love birds and bird houses! And can't wait to try your technique for the fence. So pretty!

Gayle Milbourne said...

Love this collection...just so sweet and whimsical. I can think of so many wonderful ways to use these. Thank you for the opportunity to win these.

Mel Roberts-Hareld said...

Ah, your art always inspires...and I've such a soft spot for birdies, birdhouses and the colors you use!!! Today is a good day to play...then, again...aren't they ALL ?!?! 😆

Gabrielle said...

Currently clearing a space for all your new things! Am sure I can hear them swimming all the way to Blighty! These bird houses are so cute and will be used time and time again by the lucky winner!

Lisa H said...

I love the birds and little bird houses!

Jane said...

Birds and Birdhouses....can it get any better? I spend many mornings feeding and enjoying my birds outdoors. I was SO excited to see these additions to your collection!!

Lori said...

Would love to win!

Caroline D. said...

I always love looking at your projects n' samples... always so gorgeous!! I especially like the textured fence. Texture on a project gives it so much more personality. :) Thanks again for another chance for a super giveaway!

Kijo Guyer said...

I can't wait to get my hands on so many of your latest stamps and goodies, you inspire me immensely. The price line are these really are excellent as well, great inspiration great price. Thank you Wendy, now off I go to make art!

Judy said...

Love, love, love these new stamps and stencils Wendy. I really enjoy your posts showing us how you make your projects and the products that you used. I would love to win this set. Thanks for the chance.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love these products! Would love to win. Your work is so creative and beautiful!

Anita Houston said...

I need my glue n seal, and my Tree Branch...probably used more than any other except Jet Black...sigh. LOV'n your new Mat Minis!!! LOVE that the stamp and stencil fit them perfectly...genius! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

dawt said...

I love this! And the idea of mat minis really appeals to me. I can't justify buying dies that I know I'll only use a couple of times, so this solves that problem.

Linda T said...

Great video..it makes me want to create. I just love your work and ideas. My all time favourite are birds, birdhouses and flowers. Love your mat minis. I would so love to win this set! Thank you so much for a chance.

Donna Streagle said...

We are presently living in temporary housing while waiting for our retirement home to be finished. WE have lots of birds to watch and that is what the stamps remind me of! So pretty!

Kari Leach said...

Spring is in the air with your birds and bird houses. Great stamps and stencils.

Arti Bhawsar-Jogey said...

Great work,Wendy...loved it!Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

Arti Bhawsar-Jogey said...

Great work,Wendy...loved it!Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

Marci said...

I like the texture on the fence and the purple flower. Great tips! Thank you for the chance.

Gloria Westerman said...

These stamps are just to adorable...and versatile...love em...and I love the texture on the pots too...thanks for sharing...

Marilyn C. said...

Great video - thanks to you & Christine for sharing your creativity with us! You do inspire me to try new things. I can't wait to Make art! Here's hoping I win your fab prize!

Bee Teske said...

Love the birds and bird houses! Can't wait fir the mat minis.

Sandra Bonagura said...

heavy sigh ... love your work ... so desperately want to find time to MAKW ART!
Thank you for the inspiration!
Sandra ltb