Monday, October 3, 2011
Good morning and happy Monday to you! Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I have to share for the weekly Simon Says Stamp and Show project. It's Wendy Vecchi week and we want you to show us your very best WENDY. Now that I have finally acquired some Wendy stamps, that doesn't scare me as much as it used to - LOL - but I will admit that I spent an awful lot of time on this project.
After reviewing my small supply of Wendy Vecchi stamps, I decided I could use a few of them to support a central theme of "be true to yourself". Chipboard coasters were used to create a three-piece wall hanging with each coaster having its own sentiment that supports my central theme. The three stamp sets I used are Live and Make Art, Love to Make Art, A Form of Art and Nature's Art.
I used GrungePaper for the flowers and everything else is plain white card stock with the exception of the dress form which was stamped on kraft. I used Frayed Burlap, Dried Marigold and Stormy Sky distress inks liberally for sponging and stamping. The seam binding was dyed with Stormy Sky and Frayed Burlap plus I threw in some metals, rhinestones, lace and tiny floral appliques from my stash (had to put my own stamp on this somehow).
It's taken me a long time to warm up to Wendy Vecchi's style and stamps, but now that I own a few of her sets, I find that I really love them. The background stamps are awesome - I think this gingham one is going to be a constant go-to for me. And I think a lot of her stamps will work well with my style plus I always love to use sentiment stamps and she has a wonderful assortment so you will probably see me using them a lot in the future. I already have two more of her sets in my cart at Simon Says, just waiting for the next time I get a little spending money - LOL!
Now it's time to hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog. You know there will be plenty of eye candy to get your mojo started over there. Hope you will leave the other designers some love too! And if you play, you just might win a $50 shopping spree that is given to a random player each week by our generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp and Show.
Thanks again for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful week!