Saturday, February 12, 2011

Another Challenge

Just as Timoholics (fans of Tim Holtz) have a weekly challenge (The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge),  Vecchians (devoted followers of Wendy Vecchi) now have theirs, thanks to the EWV (Everything Wendy Vecchi) list mom (and my friend), Lori.  Like many of my artsy pals, I am a mixed breed, a hybrid, for I am both....a Timovecchian maybe?   Anyway, the EWV challenges begin each Wednesday, for which I am thankful.  One more Monday challenge and I might feel stress.   Wendy has written four books (the latest hasn't shipped yet) and the challenges are based on the projects in those books.  Lori gives us a theme or technique or format and we create something inspired by (but not a copy of) one of Wendy's projects from her books.

Last week was the launch of this new challenge and our first piece was an ATC and had to include both a scallop and a butterfly.  Of course, all challenge pieces also must use at least one of Wendy's stamps.  Not a problem for me.....I have three binders full of 'em!

Here is mine:


Almost everything on this little piece is from Wendy....the background stamp, the house, the stamped leaves.  The scallops were cut with a SU! border punch and the butterflies were cut with a Sizzix die.  All color, courtesy of distress inks.

Challenge 2 was inspired by a greeting card Wendy did, and our pieces need to include chipboard flowers and the pigment ink resist technique, which involves white pigment ink and distress inks.  Very cool, and click HERE to get the details from Miz Wendy herself.  I also did a greeting card, since I need some new ones to send out.

The very lovely background paper was sitting on my work table and I have no idea who makes it....sorry!  All the chipboard is from a SU! sheet I've had forever.  The sentiment and all the background stamps used with the technique are Wendy's.

If these challenges appeal to you (and a randomly selected artist from the week 1 group won Wendy's latest book.....I'm just sayin'), why not join our yahoo group


15 comments:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH Eileen!! LOVE both pieces...very PRETTY!! :)

Dorothy said...

Those are great Eileen!!
I just love Wendy!!! (and Tim)

Helen said...

I just love the card. And I can't wait to receive the ATC in the swap, lol!!

Marjie K said...

Great pieces, Eileen! And don't you just love using up some of that chipboard?

Carol said...

Timovecchian! I love it. I am one of them too.

Diann said...

Both ART pieces are just wonderful! Don't tempt me in joining her fun group ... you all have the best time and make wonderful ART! Diann

Kathy Eddy said...

Turned out great Eileen! I don't know yet if mine is going to work. I did stamp the ink onto the chipboard and let it dry, just need to get back to it and see how it turns out. I don't have the reinker so hopefully my pad was wet enough.

Debby said...

Great projects as usual! That was some cool chip that you have!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Love how these pieced turned out. They are just awesome Ms. Timovecchian - LOL! All kidding aside - I love them.

Elaine Allen

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh what FUN projects Eileen!!! LOVE the bright colors!!!

Lori said...

Both are absolutely wonderful, and you could have lied about the background and said you did that with the tech, I would have never known...lol...Great way to increase the card inventory AND reduce chip stash..woohoo! And thank you for the total plug for the group..it is much appreciated. Here's a name...Voltzi. Think that would look good on a tshirt?

Clara said...

I love them both! Actually, I love everything you do!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I like to refer to myself as a "Holtzavecchian" lol. Love both your challenge projects.

Celeste said...

oh wopw love them

Wanda H said...

A wonderful card, Eileen!!!