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Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday focus...studio 490!


happy weekend my friends!

psst...

enabler alert...

the above link takes you there...

that means that my studio 490 products 
(except the newest release) 

this first sample shows
that mat mini flower was pressed onto 
it was not designed to be a perfect fit, 
but it's another way to use 
and customize the mat mini flowers...
it works with many of them...

oops...
can't forget the ferns 
peeking out are this stencil...



it's a good time to stock up on 
this sample shows stamping into the WET translucent embossing paste with the
this background is also GREAT
 to use with the
and it's fun to add random bits to a background...

here's how to recreate the sample below...

have everything done & colored...
background, butterfly, sentiment etc all done...
then spread a thin layer of
over the surface...
then
stamp into the wet paste...

when it is clear & dry, I went over the whole surface with the distress crayons, pushing them into the cracks...
just scribble them on...
then with a moist paper towel, 
remove the excess from the surface...
I LOVE this "specimen" result!




add some red geranium to the stamp...
stamp...
add some potting soil...
stamp...
add some jet black to just
the crack area...
and stamp again...

makes it so easy & the colors blend beautifully with no hard edges...

it works well with all background stamps...
I really like it with the new rectangle collage...



and you can vary the colors of the text...

now we can
add multiple colors easily & perfectly, 
because the platform allows stamping in the exact same place every time...


and best of all.
I think
the price of the stamp platform 
is great...



on the 2 samples below...

THANKS MUCH & MISS YOU 
were stenciled with the select-a-stencil...
they were the inspiration for the newest...

this is the DELUXE version
that also includes a stamp...
each sentiment fits in the label area, giving multiple uses for several occasions...

you can also use the stamp with other stamped sentiments...
and you can use the stencil without the stamp...
this is a FAVORITE...


this rose is nice for a single layer card...
or step it up & layer it...

 I like to combine older things we have
with the newest...
the mat mini butterflies, hearts & birdhouses are fun to customize to fit your art...
this time the birdhouse sits on a tall pole in the garden...

and there are some subtle 
on the mat mini leaves...

those leaves you see below,
were designed with the dots in mind & you can also add mat mini flowers if you prefer...
the leaves can also hang down from the top of the card, to create vines...

they look great with the picket fence stencil...
and I like them embossed for a different look...


and...
there's more...

 later today...

where they are doing a review of my newest Ranger products 
the new 
A D O R A B L E 
mini Archival pads 
they are sharing some scoop
 from Creativation too...

ok...
enabling done...

have a great weekend!

happy shopping...
I hope you score some good stuff, 
then can sneak in some time to...

make art!
wendy






8 comments:

Stephanie Rodgers said...

These enabler posts are very dangerous! Lol. Beautiful samples! Can't wait to get my new stamps and mini Archivals!

Dorothy said...

Awesomeness!!!!!

Barb said...

You make such wonderful art!

Terry said...

Wowzersss Wendy, everything looks just AMAZING, love the colours, the stencils, the mini inkpads, the embossing paste mmmmmmm everything is so yummi. Thanks so much for sharing Wendy have a great weekend Hugs Terry xxxx

Debby said...

Gorgeous examples. Thank you for posting the cracked example again. I had forgotten how you did that. Makes a cool effect!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fun, fun, fun! I just want to run to my craft room and play. Can't wait to get all these goodies in the shop. I had such a blast making Wendy style art for Frilly and Funkie this week!

Hugs,
Linda

Rea' said...

Hahaha ENABLER ALERT ... well named !! What a fun post. So many cool things ... hum what goes well with smothered popcorn ( February Menu ) ???

Redanne said...

Like Rea' above has already said, this really is an Enabler Alert!! Wow! I cannot wait to give the 'specimen' technique a try and I so want (need) those minis inks.... Thank you for sharing all this with us! Anne xx