Sunday, July 22, 2012

Making Art Challenge #46 -- YAY!

Finally managed to get one done before 11 pm on the due date, LOL!!  Lovely List-Mama Lori over at Everything Wendy Vecchi threw down gauntlet #46:  Using Page #33 of Wendy Vecchi's Third Making Art Book as our inspiration, MAKE ART!!  The gist?  Use a circle as a base, 3 buttons and at least one Wendy Vecchi stamp!  Here's what I came up with:
Started with a 5 inch circle art parts frame.  Covered the pieces with coordinating paper from 7 Gypsies' Lille collection.  On the base stamp, I used a bit of Antique Linen to darken the paper, then background stamped with the Bubbles from She Created Art in Tea Dye.  Topped that off with the Splatters from Ticket to Art in Wild Honey.  A few bits of the Queen Anne's Lace from She Created Art in Gathered Twig around the bottom edge and away we went.  On the outer frame, I went a wee bit darker:  dabs of Tea Dye ink and the funky square background from Optical Art in Rusty Hinge, all edged in Vintage Photo.  I spritzed the top frame layer with Perfect Pearls mist in Pearl.  Ummm...helpful tip...a LITTLE goes a LOOOOONNNNGGG way! (anyone have any thoughts on how to tone it down a bit, once it's done?)

The butterfly is from Tim Holtz, a grunge board die cut, inked in Rusty Hinge.  Same fun background from Optical Art stamped on there in Vintage Photo.  After it dried I topped it with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.  Didn't plan on it, but it ended up in the splatter line of the Perfect Pearls mist super sparkly it is!  Butterfly's body is a tiny clock hand that I cut open at the end and bent the antennae. ;-)  Added another Timism with the subway token "Unique" to finish off the butterfly.  The bar sentiment is also from Tim.

Small flowers stamped & cut out from She Created Art.  The larger ones are cut from extra background paper and glassine paper with a Martha Stewart punch. Rick rack is distress stained in Tea Dye.  I used some Wild Honey and Dried Marmalade to liven up the flowers a bit, too.  Be Yourself sentiment is from A Form of Art

The rest of the random goodies are from my stash. 

So, there it is.  What fun!  Wanna play along?  Come join the fun, get inky and Make Art!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Challenge #45 to MAKE ART!!

Greetings & Salutations!  Lovely List-Mama Lori of the Yahoo! Everything Wendy Vecchi group challenged her groupies to Make Art, Wendy Style using page 17 of her 3rd book as our inspiration.  Basic theme?  Blue with green and dots.  Here's mine:
EWV MAC #45:  Blue & Green with Dots!

Funny what shows up on film that doesn't look the same in person, LOL.  (like the escapee glue seepage! *sigh*)  I started with an Art Parts bookframe, inked in Faded Denim, which turned out a wee bit too dark, so I added a layer of Faded Denim Distress Crackle paint.   I stamped a few word snippets from Wendy stamps around the edges--"play," "discover," and "enjoy."

Background is a mixture of Salty Ocean (from the YUMMY new summer DI colors!!) and Tumbled Glass.  Script background stamp in Shaded Lilac tops that off.  Sentiment is Wendy's, embossed in black.  Made my own epoxy memo pin using Wendy's fabulous directions and a tidbit from one of her sentiment stamps "see."

Grunge paper shapes from Lord Tim of Holtz--flourishes and arrows--are also inked with the new summer DI colors in Picked Raspberry and Mowed Grass.  The arrows have "Life" and "Believe" snippets from Wendy sentiments stamped on them--easier to read in person, methinks.  Coated 'em both with Distress Stickles in Rock Candy.  Maya Road mini-ticket is stamped with "Love" snippet from a Wendy sentiment, too. Dots, are, of course, quite Wendy.

Flowers, brads & bling are from my stash.  Thanks for popping by...check out the group and join the fun when MAC #46 kicks off tomorrow morning!