Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Wendy stamps are in!

I got my inky fingers on the first 4 sets of Wendy's new stamp release and couldn't wait to play.  I've only just begun...remember the Carpenters???...and can see these new ones are going to be lots of fun.  I made 2 tags so far, the red one is a medium sized tag, #5  (4 3/4"x2 3/8") and the green one is a large tag, #8 (6 1/4"x3 1/8"). The red tag uses 5 of the new stamps and the green one 9 new pieces of red rubber.

The green one has my new favorite color combo of scattered straw, bundled sage and weathered wood.

So many steps went into each one that you'd spend the better part of your day reading them.  I won't do that to you.

I will say that the red one uses the new circle background with distress ink spritzed with water while the green one has the same circles but with pigment ink.  Distress ink over that creates a resist.

I tried to make the fella appear as if he was looking up at the portrait of his true love.  She definitely needed a Maya Road crown so I gave him one, too.

Spiders are wild and felt this little guy was perfect for the sentiment.  It takes a very brave person to walk on a spider's web!  It's hard to see the Sakura glaze pen on the web but it looks as if the morning dew is on it (irl).  The other 2 sentiments just seemed to go hand-in-hand with my idea.

So, with Wendy's new stamps and help from Ranger (distress, pigment, archival inks, paint dabbers, Crackle Accents, Black Enamel Accents), Tim Holtz (game spinner, fragments, grungepaper and grungeboard heart), Maya Road (crowns), and Spellbinders (chipboard scalloped square and squares)  these are today's 'Make Art' entries.  I can't wait for the rest of the sets to be released so I can incorporate them and the new Art Parts into my work!


  1. Really cute tags using Wendy's new stamps. I have one of her new releases (Botanical Art) but haven't had time to play. I can't wait for her new book to become available - such great ideas. Keep up the fun art!

  2. Susan,
    Everytime I see your creations, I am blown away. Beautiful Tags!!! Wish you still lived in Jersey.

  3. Oh, lucky you getting them already! Loving the look of them. The tags are great.

  4. Can't decide which I like better --- these are such eye candy.

  5. Great use of the new stamps! These are really great, Susan, I just love them! And that color combo on the green is really great, I never would have tried that, but I will now! lol