That concludes the "winner" portion of our program. Now on to the wall hanging. Yesterday was Wednesday, and if it's Wednesday that means it's time to be inspired by Wendy. Well, she inspires me every day, but it's Wednesday when Lori posts the new challenge for us in the EWV yahoo group. If you have Wendy's first book, the inspiration piece is on page 14. If not, these are the key words Lori provided: wall hanging (you knew that), heart, and junk jewelry. I didn't look at Wendy's project until I'd finished my own, and I'm satisfied that no art was harmed or copied in the making of this piece:
The base is a square of wood covered with some of Tim's retro grunge paper. Both hearts were cut from Tim's dies out of grungeboard. The large one has one of Wendy's background stamps in coffee archival ink over a mix of dried marigold, mustard seed and rusty hinge distress inks. The smaller hearts are layered; the one of top was inked with rusty hinge and embossed with clear powder. The one peeking through was first inked with broken china, embossed with clear, and then stamped with Wendy's German script stamp, using black and embossed with black powder. In the center, an old clip on earring from my huge stash of costume jewelry.
The scallop border on the top, added primarily so I'd have a way to attach the chain, is one of Wendy's art parts, and it is just inked with rusty hinge and attached with Claudine Hellmuth's matte multi medium. The sentiment is another Wendy stamp. I think that's about it. The lace trim on the bottom was a last minute addition; I thought the scallop needed something on the bottom to balance it.
As for my whoopeee.....you know every week I participate in both the Compendium of Curiosities and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenges. Yesterday I found out that my embossed gift box was chosen by the Simon Says team as one of their three top projects from the prior week. Maybe you noticed the blinkie I now have on the top of my sidebar. Yep, a major whoopeee came out of my mouth when I saw that. I'm very honored (and happy).