Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Stamps are Inspiring!

When I returned from my trip a large box was there waiting for me.  Inside.....the new Wendy Vecchi stamps I'd pre-ordered.  New toys always inspire me, so I pulled stamps from different sets and did a tag and a pin.  Both are on their way to a friend in the EWV yahoo group and I hope she likes them!
 
The tag has several new stamps and my favorite "old" one -- the art chick.  She is wearing a grungepaper rose that I received from Susan in our GP rose swap.  Lots of distress inks, some perfect pearls spray, Maya Road trinket pins, and accents with gel pens.
 
 The base of the pin is a grungeboard key that I colored with KAT's "drunken scotch" technique.  The grungeboard wings have distress inks applied with a sponge, then some heirloom gold perfect pearls brushed over top.  The face and word are both new Wendy stamps. 



21 comments:

Carol's Crafts said...

Beautiful work, dear. Don't you just love getting new stamps in the mail? Stamps are my favorite tool in my room.

Lori said...

Great job, girl! Love these! I especially like the rose on art chick's head. The jewel pins are a great touch. Hey, I just had a weird thought, could you stick one of those jewel pins on either side of art chick's neck and make a franken girl? I'm just sayin.....

Helena said...

These are fantastic!

Cariena said...

love what you have done!! must have been a GREAT holiday and even more so when you came back to STAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yummie!!!!

Nanc said...

Beautiful tag Eileen.......as always. I love your artwork. You can never have too many stamps.

Helen said...

I particularly love the tag, it is fab, but the pin is pretty good too. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these new stamps, I have some on pre-order and they are meant to be in the store soon....

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen I love both of these....the tag is so my favorite!!! Love the entire look of it!!

Darla said...

Eileen,
I am ALWAYS so impressed with you ART! Feautiful!
Darla

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

Truly beautiful pieces of art! Love your design and use of color on the tag. And love all the sparkle from the Perfect Pearls. THe pin is gorgeous. I'm going to have to try Kat's Drunken scotch technique. I love the look.

Elaine Allen

Scrapping Mom said...

Stunning pieces. Thank you so much for sharing.
Celeste

Kim Mailhot said...

Oooh, love these ! Gotta get me some of those stamps to work with. Cools tools.

SusanK said...

Gorgeous! She's a lucky lady to be on the receiving end of your work!

Dorothy said...

Oh WOW! Very nice!

Diann said...

Oh, I love your beautiful work! Both are just lovely pieces and I know they will be loved and treasured! Isn't it fun to have new toys! Diann

jonaks said...

this is really gorgeous!

Sandi M said...

These both turned out wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Fab work Eileen! love the tag..got that '40's' feel to it with that roase o the front of her head...and love that face stamp!

Bethan

Nancy said...

My box of new stamps arrived yesterday - can't wait to play! I may 'borrow' your pin idea - I really like it!! I like the tag, too, but that pin ...! :-)

KAT said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colors of the tag and the back ground that you achieved! the key is a great idea with that little face stamp! Glad you like the drunken scotch technique and gave it a try!

Happy creating!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH Eileen!! LOVE your new FABULOUS Pieces!!