Thursday, August 19, 2010

Art ala Studio 490 style

This week's challenge on the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog couldn't have been more up my alley!  You're to make an art piece in the style of Wendy Vecchi.  Woohoo!  Oh, what to make, what to make?!??

I started with another 6" square of scalloped chipboard.  The papers that came with it are not my style nor color preference so I turned it over and had a blank canvas of white.  I clear embossed Wendy's foliage (Be Inspired...Make Art) then distressed the overall piece with various brown distress inks.  The wreath got an added touch of the greens while the edges saw the reds.

The new flourish foliage (Botanical Art) was stamped with olive archival ink around the outside of the wreath.  I stamped the sentiment (Card Art Essentials) with coffee archival.  The foliage dots were touched with the Gold Liquid Pearls.  The gems are various greens and reds stuck on randomly.  I ran the gold paint dabber along the scalloped edges to help tie in all the gold accents.

Wendy's bird (Let Your Art Have Wings) was inked up with cranberry pigment ink, stamped on the houndstooth background (Well Worn Art) then on grunge paper.  After cutting it out (and an extra for the wing) I distressed with browns before adding gold paint to the outside edges.  Black Enamel Accents makes a wonderful eye.  There are several layers of grunge paper behind it for elevation.  The 'feather' (Make Mine Mini Art) on the bird's head was embossed with gold, cut out, and distressed with browns before adhering it behind the head.  A twine bow and my bird is resting comfortably in the wreath.  A gold mesh bow at the top provides the crowning glory on my holiday hanging.

10 comments:

  1. Susan, I love this!! And so very Wendy! Love the wreath, and the bird is gorgeous!!

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  2. This totally rocks! I absolutely love it! I know, I couldn't believe it when I saw the theme either, it was hard to keep it under wraps, let me tell you. Beautiful piece Susan, just great!

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  3. This is wonderful Susan. Love the bird addition.

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  4. wow I love your piece of art work,
    the colours are stunning,
    well done you.
    Kat.x

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  5. Love your bird and the wreath, all the elements work wonderfully together, Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

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  6. Susan, this is totally gorgeous!!! Wow!!!!

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  7. Susan, this is GREAT! Love the colors, the composition ... beautiful!
    Thank you for joining me & the other Design Team members for this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! We really appreciate you joining in.

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  8. Well you have captured stunning and cool all in one piece! Love it!

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  9. You have such great ideas. So pretty.

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