Friday, October 26, 2012

Studio 490 4 Seasons Art Journal

I was thrilled to see that over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog they were featuring the wonderful art of Wendy Vecchi and her line of stamps, stencils, Art Parts and Clearly For Art marketed under the name of Studio 490.  As the by-line says on my emails...I'm a Wendy Vecchian and I live in the state of Creativity! 

Wendy's line is quite versatile, especially when you think beyond the scope of what you might see at first.  Open your mind, let it wander and see what creative spark is just waiting to pop.

For the challenge and a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp I've created a 4 Seasons Art Journal.  When you see all the products I used to create this 4"x4" journal, you'll see why I don't include many details.  But I'm sure you'll be able to figure them out for yourselves.  If not, send me an email and I'll do my best to answer your question.

back and front covers - Sticky-Back Canvas (natural)
inside cover - spring divider - spring page
spring page - summer divider - summer page
summer page - fall divider - fall page
fall page - winter divider - winter page
winter page - inside cover
I thought it would be neat to use Tim's On The Edge Sizzix dies to create the dividers.  Don't the gears make you think of suns?  All are cut from paint strip samples and offset with a black card stock die cut.

Distress inks, stains and markers created all the backgrounds.  I even used the stains to create my own version of plaid and stained glass.  Sometimes I colored with the markers, other times I colored the stamps first.  It was such fun to just sit and play with all the wonderful coloring products that Ranger offers.

Ingredients list:

Stampers Anonymous - Studio 490 stamps: Call it Art, Art Journal Basics, Botanical Art, Art Of Making It Merry, Art Gone Postal, Mail Art, Life & Art, Dimensional Rose Art, Lower Case Art, Destination Art, It's Face Art, Sketch Art, Art For You, Original Art, Evidence of Art (15)

Stampers Anonymous - Studio 490 stencils (3 Fresh Flowers, Dots & Stripes Borders) ( 2)

Ranger Distress Inks: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Ripe Persimmon (10)

Ranger Distress Markers:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans = 11

Ranger Archival Inks:  Sienna, Cobalt, Jet Black (3)

Ranger Distress Stains:  Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Pewter (6)

Ranger Distress Stickles:  Picket Fence, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, Barn Door, Dried Marigold, Forest Moss ( 7)

Ranger:  Manila cardstock, Sticky-Back Canvas/natural (Claudine Helmuth), Super Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Multi-Medium/matte

Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz: City Central, Remnants

Junkitz 4"x4" chipboard covers

Sizzix/TH dies:  Butterflight, Steampunk, Townscape, SnowFlurries, Halloween Shadows

Sizzix die:  Pine Tree

Miscellaneous:  Silver Sharpie, White Sharpie, black cardstock, Sakura Black Micron pen, WeRMemory Keepers eyelets, Idea-ology corners, Advantus grungeboard textured circle, recycled product package

I LOVE Studio 490!!!


  1. this looks absolutely wonderful. looks like you've had tons of fun.

    thanks so much for the sweet comments!
    more fun stuff coming...soon!

  2. Ohhhhhh....VERY cool!! And I love the edge die cuts as dividers!! Smart thinkin'!!

  3. Oh my word...AWESOME!!!! I love all of your vibrant pages, and your dividers on paint chips...too COOL!!! What a fun make!

  4. Fabulous Art Journal, love the change in seasons, your use of stencils and stamps and ink to produce a wonderful combination of Wendy goodness. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Very, very cool Susan! Great job on all of it, and you are a TRUE Vecchian! lol!

  6. Susan, your seasonal art journal is awesome! I love all of the wonderful elements you've included in it! Very original and very cute idea! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  7. I love it...what a great idea - this is such a fab book and great keepsake too - bursting with Wendy goodies. Thanks also for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah