3 July 2013

Getting your Wendy on

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

24 comments:

  1. A gorgeous make Jenny , you have captured the style and your style too...love as always the layers and textures you bring together xx hugs x trace x

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  2. Terrific colours and wonderful ideas--the lace edges look so pretty with the pink added and the flowers are stunning

    chrissie x

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  3. Stunning card LO here again Jenny and I love the coloured paste, so much texture. Great layering too!

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  4. Gorgeous piece Jenny, the colours are delicious and another wonderful composition with elements that fit together perfectly.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  5. Morning Jenny, Really beautiful piece, loving all the textures and the colours complement beautifully, loving all the embellies and flowers too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  6. Wow, beautiful! Me thinks you are one talented lady - the composition of this piece is FAB! Love the unusual colour mix too. A wonderful card. Chris xxx

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  7. I honestly don't think I can find the right words to describe this glorious creation Jenny! It is beyond stunning.....gorgeous colours and textures and so beautifully arranged - this is an outstandingly beautiful piece of work. I adore Wendy and you have done her proud. Am pinning this!! Hugs, Anne x

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  8. See what you mean about the sunglasses LOL!! Brighter colours than we often see from you but wonderful all the same - amazing how you manage to incorporate so much into your designs - love it. Thanks too for the close ups and details.

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  9. Fabulous results Jenny, hugs Annette x

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  10. Such unusual colours for you - but all your usual amazing texture and brilliant composition... Love the bricks with that subtle stamping, and the tiny crackly heart is adorable.
    Alison x

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  11. Wonderful creation Jenny. I love the pretty colours and textures. I've just heard that we will be meeting you at the Tim Holtz venue too. How great will that be to meet you in person. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. I agree completely with Trace - and I love the colors!
    Sandy

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  13. Oh Jenny! You are rocking this style of the border and then your focus off to one side! The stitiching, the color, the texture are all FABULOUS!!! I love the heart...I want to touch it! This is one gorgeous gorgeous piece!

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  14. Another superb card Jenny - loving how you are 'scrapbooking designs on cards'. Scrumptious texturing, inking and embellishing - beautiful work. Nicola x

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  15. I don't know how you do it Jenny, I torture myself with indecision and lack of confidence but you just seem to be able to pull out these fabulous projects like a magician pulls rabbits out of a hat. I bow to your incredible creative genius - I am not worthy (imagine me bowing towards the screen...) Thank you so much for sharing, and any time you want to pop over to Stafford and have a cuppa and share your amazing talent chez moi - just drop me a line! (I mean it! :0)) MMx

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  16. Once again you have produced a stunning "work of art"
    Oh! How do you do it?? You are genius at this kind of work.
    I wish I could just have a wee peek at actually working.
    As you know it is not my style but man! I so admire your talent.
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xxx

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  17. Beautiful Jenny! The colours really work so well and the little details all go together so well to make a yummy piece! xxx Keren

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  18. I am not much of a Wendy person, but I am loving what the F&F DT are showing! This is incredible and I love all that gorgeous texture! Hugs!

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  19. How fantastic, a gorgeous project, love the colors and all the elements.

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  20. Fabulous piece! Love the layering. Thanks for showing the steps you've taken! Hugs! X

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  21. Fabulous is right! Love your color choices and those gorgeous flowers on the heart. Very cool.

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  22. Gorgeous!! These colors are so pretty together! I love your heart! So cool! :)

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  23. love Wendy's style and your take on the techniques, well done

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous, Jenny and fabulous colours
    Rosie x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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