Monday, May 23, 2011
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 Papillon, Mini 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 Die, Grunge Paper, Broken 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.