Thursday, February 25, 2010

The sun is shining! How about some color?!?

We're swapping spring-themed ATCs in the EWV group. I wanted to post something with some color today so I morphed one into card. The background stamp is one of Wendy's newest - love it! The flowers and leaves are polished stone on glossy paper but I stamped on the back side so I wouldn't have any outlines showing. An ultra-fine black marker gave these some dimension along with rolling them over a skewer. Add a few gems - I'm ready to see these in my garden! The butterfly was stamped on Lucky Squirrel's Clear Shrink Plastic with Ranger Snow Cap Pigment Ink. The antenna and trail are Christmas tree hooks I found on clearance ($0.09 for a pack of 150). The green beads were also a clearance item from years ago. I painted the chipboard scrolls with Ranger Salmon Paint Dabber but it was too pale. With my pinkie I dabbed a red metallic Createx paint over that. Oops - too in your face! I added a layer of Ranger Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint. Still a bit bold so I smeared some white acrylic paint over the cracks then wiped it off with a damp cloth. Now that's much better! The tag (yes, a stamp!) and blue layer are edged with Ranger DI Brushed Corduroy, the tag has a bit of Broken China in the center. All stamps are Wendy's. I have several large drawers of fibers & ribbons and always think I should get rid of some but then how else would I have been able to come up with this spring color combo???

I'm a WendyVecchian and I live in the state of Creativity. Enjoy today for what it is!


  1. What a beautiful card, Susan! I love the colors - and, of course, all of Wendy's stamps!

  2. I love this pastel look. I especially like the polished stone flowers. Gonna try making me some. Thanks for the wonderful surprise that came in the mail today. Gonna make something fab with those as well.

  3. Wendy Vecchian, huh!?
    Can I be one, too?