Monday, October 3, 2011

It's WENDY Week!

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 ArtLove to Make ArtA 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 BurlapDried 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!


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Linda, you have created a fabulous piece of Wendy inspired art. I love love the colours and it is embellished beautifully. Every bit of time you spent on this piece was so worth it. Must admit I have only just started buying Wendy stamps and now have a few in my collection and I love the backgrounds and the quality of the stamps are fantastic . By the way I love love your Halloween pins in your Etsy shop. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous panels, Linda! Each one is lovely. You're right about those background stamps too - they are definitely 'go to' stamps around here.

Candy C said...

I've already emailed and told you how fabulous I think your piece is this week...but I wanted to also leave a comment on you blog. Linda, your Wendy piece is so striking! Love all of your photos to show all of the work and detail you put into this piece! You captured Wendy's style perfectly! All the detail and all the different stamps and embellishments you used...each panel is just amazing and so perfectly compliments the other ones! <3 Candy

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
One great creation, just loving the Blue, and your details are fantastic I like how you add bling to a peg!
I can see how this took some time to make.

Lori said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Linda! Each panel is unique but fits so well with the total hanging ...really, really, love this!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project Linda, your time has been well spent. I'm a recent convert to Wendy's stamps too, they are really addictive ! Sue C x

Gillian .... said...

Hi Linda, your Wendy inspired DT project this week rocks, you have certainly embraced THE Wendy Vecchi style, the colours are just gorgeous, love the combination of stamps. x

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Absolutely gorgeous wall hanging, Linda! I love how each piece has it's own flair and perfect embellishment of its own :)

You would undoubtedly make Wendy very proud!! ;)
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Terry said...

Hey there Linda, I totally love your fabulous Wendy project, each panel is just amazing, a job well done Linda I just know that The Wendy will love it. Hugs Terry xxx

Sarah said...

This is a fabulous artwork Linda. You have captured true vintage Wendy style as well as putting your special touches into it. The trio and theme are just perfect together and such lovely details and vintage hues... I gotta admit the love in the Wendy stamps has won me over too. Enjoy! A great DT piece!!!!

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