Hi everyone. It's the second week of the Wendy Vecchi style challenge over at Frilly and Funkie - we are celebrating the arrival of lots of Wendy Vecchi goodies at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Wendy is a very talented artist known for her unique stamps, her embossing paste and stencils, and her 3D art using Art Parts and Clearly for Art, and I know lots of you are huge fans. So Linda has challenged us all to have a go at creating a little something using products associated with Wendy. Don't worry if you don't have lots of her stash - do what you do when you are having a go at a Tim tag and you are missing ingredients... improvise!!
The main thing is to have fun, and that's just what I did.
Oops! I forgot to warn you to reach for a pair of sunglasses!
So here's a confession for you - I don't have any Wendy Vecchi stamps... yet! That WILL change now as her designs are ones I know I could use a lot. I improvised by using Tim Holtz stamps instead, using Picket Fence Distress Paint to make them contrast with the background.
Picket Fence Distress Stain came into play with that fabulous brick wall stencil. Having created a base layer with DI's in Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Frayed Burlap I allowed the Distress Stain to seep through the stencil, and when dry added another layer of DI Frayed Burlap. It looks a bit grey here but in real life it is slightly warmer and browner.
The main thing scrappers of the World have taught me is to create/select your focal point and then position everything else around it (both under and over it).
Wendy has taught us to colour our embossing paste with inks so I used Verdigris Vintaj Patina, and guess what, it works really well with Peacock Feathers!
I used the heart stencil on plain cs, ensuring the paste had plenty of texture. When dry I rubbed a DI Picked Raspberry pad over the raised parts and clear embossed them. It adds little flecks of colour and shine on the otherwise matte surface.
More stencilling with the black paste and stripe border mask (deliberately patchy) gave the 'skeleton' to the background design. And then it was over to the flowers.
Spare cs was inked/stamped and run through the Tattered Florals strip die, and a mini clay heart was covered in Crackle Paint and DI Picked Raspberry. Now, to prevent you spending another half hour here these are a few more close ups for you...
Well that's my take on Wendy Vecchi. I'd love you to hop over to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog and see what my amazing teamies have been up to - trust me, we've all taken completely different approaches to this challenge and would LOVE to see what yours is too. If you enter you are in with a chance of winning a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique so it's well worth it.
For now take care of yourselves and I hope to see you soon, hugs Jenny x