Monday, August 16, 2010

Go Change the World

Week #1 of the new Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge has come and gone and the design team is elated by the response. We had over 200 entries and they were all absolutely WONDERFUL. We had such a great time looking through all of your amazing pieces of art with wings! We hope you will be back to play along with us this week. Our challenge to you is to make something Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 style. Well, I'm embarrassed to say that until a few short weeks ago, I was not familiar with Wendy's work, but now I'm loving the chunky funky feel of it. I don't own any Wendy Vecchi stamps or her Art Parts, but I was game to give it a go and here is the result. I'm actually quite pleased with it.

While I was in the design phase of this project, I needed a card for a young friend who recently graduated from high school and is leaving this week for college. Having several projects on my desk, I didn't feel like I had time to make a card for her so I hit my local card shop. You know, I just couldn't purchase a card! I browsed through the selection and nothing was a fit. So I decided that I had to make a card for her. And then I realized that the wall hanging I was designing could be a wonderful substitute for a greeting card. I already had the Tim Holz stamp stamped on my base and had printed out one of my all-time favorite quotes and created a tag with it. All I had to add was "Go Change The World" and it was a perfect fit for someone at the beginning of their adult life. And that is always my prayer for young people - that they will be inspired to use their education and gifts to make a positive difference in the world.

So there you have it - my first Wendy Vecchi style creation, but not the last. I had such a blast working with that Gungepaper. I made the rose following the Dimensional Flower tutorial on SplitCoastStampers.

Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grunge Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Forest Green, Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Grungeboard Elements Plain run through the Tim Holtz Cracked Texture Fade embossing folder

Hope you will be joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show by making something Wendy Vecchi style. Look at this amazing prize for a random winner and the Top 3 picks by the design team will receive a badge for their blog.

Be sure to stop by the blogs of the design team. We have a super talented team and I know you'll want to check out their work.

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Lori Hassler - I Been Thinkin'...'Bout Inkin'
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Katie Davis - Chantilly Rose
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I deeply appreciate any comments you care to leave!

Blessings & hugs,


Sian said...

I love it! Great sentiment and love the design.

Suzi Mac said...

This is gorgeous Linda, I love the saying, style and that delicious rose, I'm off to see how it was made. Thanks for the link. I'm sure this will take pride of place when she moved to college.
Suzi x

Yvonne Hagane said...

WOW! That`s gorgeous Linda!!

Terry said...

Hiya Linda just love your project, fabulous coors and that flower..yummie...really love that flower. Thanks for sharing sweetie. Hugs Terry xxxx

Lori said...

Linda, this is total Wendy, I love it! You really grabbed her style, and I'm totally impressed with what you created, not having any "Wendy stuff" lol! Way to go! Another fab piece!

Unknown said...

This is so wonderful.. What a fun Challenge.. I am going to have to check it out!

Hugs, Linda

Edith said...

What a beautiful project, Linda! I love the sentiment, colors and of course your vintage touch:)
Hugs, Edith

Maria Matter said...

Linda, you amaze me! WOWZA, this is gorgeous!!!

I'm feeling a bit intimidated with this challenge! lol I'll have to think on it a bit!
hugs & blessings!

email: said...

So beautiful, Linda!! I really love the stitching and the shape of your piece, the sentiments are perfect!!

Thank you for sharing even MORE ways to make Wendy’s products beautiful, you make us all at Simon Says Stamp very proud!! :)


Christine said...

What a great motivator for the future college student!

Lynne Forsythe said...

OH Linda....what a great story and an AMAZING gift!!! It's wonderful1!!

Kim Costello said...

This is such a beautiful idea Linda, I love all the wonderful details I'm sure it will be a treasured keepsake!
HuGs Kim :)

stephanne said...

This is wonderful Linda, the colours are fantastic, those little touches of red with your fabulously crafted flowers, and what a great sentiment!! My gosh, Funky Junkie, I am sure glad you didn't go for the store-bought card!!
Hugs, stephanne

Unknown said...

Linda ... You have soooo nailed this ... I would never have guessed that this was your first dip into THE Wendy Vecchi style ... this really is a teasure and you have every right to be pleased!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Love those quotes!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Linda this is stunning ! Love the design and the colours. Gorgeous ! You'd never know you hadn't done anything in this style before. Sue C x

Terry said...

Absolutely this is a stunning piece! Love your beautiful red rose!

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Linda
I love your hanging, the colours and the flowers. I feel that sentiment is so important in our lives. And thank you for visiting my blog. Can't wait to see what the next challenge is.

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