Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Wendy Vecchi Inspired Challenge

A new challenge was posted today on the EVW (Everything Wendy Vecchi for anyone who doesn't know) yahoo group:  make something inspired by anything in Wendy's new book.
Easy.....there is one project that I keep going back to look at.  In case you have the book, it is the one on page 39, called it's all about style, and it features some stamps from my favorite new set.  Love the little skirt and blouse!
This is what I did:
I had a lot of fun with the details here.  I put the skirt and blouse together and "hung" them on a mini wire hanger.  Some grosgrain ribbon and one of Tim's snaps belts the outfit.
Those little scissors started off very differently.  They were bright orange plastic.  Call the Good Taste Police!  I fixed them up with some black and silver alcohol inks.  The thimble is a genuine one, but since I don't sew, it was easy to sacrifice it for the sake of art.
The buttons are also all from my stash.
Don't know where the little spools I put on the hanger came from.  I know someone sent them to me, probably along with a swap, but I can't remember who.  I thought they were perfect for this piece.
I put the words  celebrate with style  on my hanging, thinking I could use it as a birthday card, or really any sort of occasion where celebrating is OK.

19 comments:

Julie Ann said...

What a great piece, Eileen!! I love the tiny scissors you fixed up and the way you hung the dress :)

Sherri Auld said...

Eileen this is such a fun fun piece of ART. Wonderful as always.

Ruth Bonar said...

Eileen, this would especially be a great piece for a quilter or sewer. I have never used alcohol inks, and am thinking I may have to try them on some silver charms.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS Piece!! You know I love the buttons :O)

Carol said...

Very nice indeed!

Sherri said...

Oh My Goodness!! Eileen!! This is my favorite!! This would be totally awesome to put in my sewing/quilting journal I'm working on!! I LOVE IT!! =)

Scrapping Mom said...

Wonderful piece. You are so talented.

Diann said...

What a fun yet detailed piece of ART from you....there are so many elements to look over! It will make someone very happy - I love it!

Princess of glitter said...

Love your art! That stamp set is way cool too! Haven't bought any new sets yet, maybe this will be the first one I get!! Keep up the great work!!

Tammy D said...

Eileen this is really awesome.

Jolene said...

Eileen that is such a fun piece of art. I can tell you had fun making it.

Nanc said...

What a gorgeous piece Eileen. I love it. You did a great job on it. I love how you did the dress.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh I love that Eileen.......shouts 60's to me!!!!

Carol's Crafts said...

It's adorable, Eileen. I love the buttons.

Sandi M said...

Eileen - this is adorable! My fashion frenzied daughter would have a great time making something like this. I'd been eyeing that stamp set - I may be sold now!

Dorothy said...

Oh Eileen!
that's adorable!!!

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

This is just so neat! I love it and all the details you've added. Such a sweet, fun piece of art. Wendy would be proud!

Elaine

Lori said...

Once again, a very cool and well put together piece! Just love how you incorporated all the little elements to bring it all together. Fantastic!

2amscrapper said...

I love your artwork. This piece is sew adorable!