Hey, if you're a fan of Wendy Vecchi (Stampers Anonymous and Ranger Sr. Educator) have you checked out the Yahoo group devoted to her art? If not, think about joining...please! We've had some cool swaps and are now working on Making Art! challenges that start every Wednesday. There will even be prizes awarded periodically from the magical woman herself! And she pops in with sneak peaks before they hit her blog. How cool is that??!?!?
Our first challenge was issued Wednesday. I haven't looked at the inspiration piece (yet...didn't want any undue influence!) but it can be found in her first book on page 16. We're to make an ATC that includes a scallop and a butterfly. Needless to say, the style should be Wendy's and we have to use at least one of her stamps.
My ATC is actually quite simple; I used a technique I call 'Spotlighting'. Once you've stamped your image you then take a shape and color only what will fit within that shape. Cool, huh?
I took the silver frame and etched 'fly' and a flight path around the perimeter using the Inscriblio. I blackened the writing with Ranger's Archival Black ink pad. The butterfly body has one of Tim's game spinners and a brad that were covered with Black Diamond Stickles. The colored rectangles were covered with Glossy Accents.
The challenge period is over Tuesday night. Wendy is awarding a randomly chosen ATC creator to receive her newest book! Woohoo! There have been some awesome ATCs already added to the photo album. After all, how can you make bad art with such great stamps, art parts and clearly for art?!!?!?!??