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Monday, May 23, 2011

Simon Says Show Us Wendy Vecchi Style

Good morning and happy Monday!  It's time once again for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  This week we are celebrating the style of Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490. We want you to show us a project in that style.  I am sorry to say that I am a complete novice at Wendy Vecchi's style.  Her style, like mine, is very vintage, but whereas I would consider my style to be more Victorian, I guess I would consider Wendy's style to be more on the American primitive side.  I really like it - it's very cute and artsy, but it's not the direction in which I have developed my art.  So this week, the challenge really was a challenge for me.  Unfortunately, I forgot we had this challenge coming up and didn't order any of her stamps or Art Parts.  So I really was starting from square one!

I surfed around on Wendy's blog to get some ideas and learned that she likes polka dots and uses lots of patterned stamps to create her backgrounds.  So no designer paper this week - LOL.  Not wanting to dive into too deep water on this one, I opted to make a simple wall hanging out of a couple of coasters.  I used several Tim Holtz stamp sets including PapillonMini Classics and Curiosities.  The sentiment was created on my computer and the polka dots on the flower were drawn on with a marker due to lack of a polka dot stamp.  I did dig up an old polka dot stamp, but the dots were too little for the flower.  I used it on the flourish and also on the scrap of muslin that I tied onto the baker's twine.  Other products used include the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals DieGrunge PaperBroken China and Tea Dye Distress Inks as well as Vintage Photo Distress Stain

I enjoyed making this project.  It's fun to play around with different styles - kind of refreshing.  Plus it was nice that I got it done in about 3 hours as opposed to the 10-12 hours that I usually spend on my Simon Says projects.  I hope you will try your hand at a Wendy Vecchi style make this week.  I'm sure you are much better at it than I am!  And don't forget, our very generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp has a $50 shopping spree to randomly award to someone who plays with us this week.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Wishing you a wonderful week.


Sue said...

Well Linda I don't know where to start in commenting on this piece.
I think it is not you, as I know you, but in working outside of your style you have extending yourself remarkably, I am so impressed with what you have put together here, from your Tape measure to your signature flower, which I feel you felt you could not leave out thank goodness, because it is one amazing wall hanging.

Netty said...

Beautiful wall hanging Linda, a very different style to your normal one but you have achieved a beautiful piece. Annette x

Lori said...

Well, it may not be your style, but you've pulled it off beautifully. It shows a bit of Wendy, but with your touch. Love it, very well done!

Linda Elbourne said...

You certainly made this one look easy ... stunning work Linda really lovely and well done you on trying something new ... and so successfully!

Candy C said... did a fabulous job with this! I can't believe you've never done Wendy before and your "stash" of Wendy stuff is limited...this piece is beautiful! All of the elements you used to pull this together work perfectly. Love the colors, too. <3 Candy

wendy vecchi said...

this is VERY nice!

LynneForsythe said...

Girrrrrl!! you knocked it out of the park!! just ABSOLUTELY love your creation!!

Kathy Eddy said...

For not being your style, you sure nailed it with this! Great wendy art!

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Linda, another style you've conquered with ease ! Sue C x

Marjie K said...

I like your piece but I especially like your candor about the process. You always make beautiful art.

Payne Holler Cards said...

your devotion to detail and learning a new style has produced a real beauty! your talent always shows in every thing you create...
hugs to you GF!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I don't know, I think it's still kind of in line with your style, just a paired down version. With that said, very clever indeed since you didn't have the name brand products to accomplish the challenge. As usual the words I Love It have to be said.

Irene said...

Morning Linda

This may not be your style but your wall hanging is gorgeous - every single element. You never fail to amaze me with your fabulous projects.


Gillian said...

I think you have worked this theme beautfully Linda, love the mix of colours,shapes and layers.

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Gorgeous colors and concept, you’d make Wendy proud! :)

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Linda R. said...

What a great wall hanging..
You did a great job on going out of your comfort zone..

Hugs, Linda

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