Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Show Me A Word

Well, that's what Simon Says this week....show me a word.  My piece is doing double duty for a change, as it is also my entry in challenge #5 at the Wendy Vecchi group.

And (drumroll, please) my word is...............QUEEN.  No, not a tribute to Freddie Mercury, but a fine little sign to place on the door of the studio, don't you think?


All of the stamps are Wendy's and the torso is one of her fab new art parts, which I painted white, dried, colored with broken china distress stain (LOVE Tim's new stains!), then covered with one of Wendy's backgrounds (using black archival ink).

Challenge #6 at EWV is to use only one of Wendy's sets on a tag.  I chose Fashion Style and Art, because I love the little stamps of clothing, and this is what I came up with:


First I used three Cuttlebug border embossing folders to create the tiny buttons and stitching you see in the background.  Then several blue and green distress inks, using Tim's wrinkle-free distress technique.  Sanded the embossing a bit and then darkened it with chipped sapphire.   In between the "stitching", mostly hidden by the dress, are two of the text stamps from that set.  The dress itself was stamped on a scrap of paper I found on my work table.  I made the hanger from black wire and it is hanging on one of Tim's hitch fasteners.  Find your style is stamped on a bit of ribbon.   I finished it off with some real buttons and on top, a bit of an old cloth ruler and a trinket pin.

And, speaking of challenges, in less than a week, a new one begins at StudioL3.  Just click on the logo on my sidebar for the scoop on that one.  Can't wait! 





22 comments:

Dorothy said...

love them both Eileen!!

Candy C said...

Eileen...YOU ARE A CRACK UP! Love your QUEEN tag you entered in the Simon Says Stamp and Show! It's fun...it's fresh and I love it! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! <3 Candy

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Your tag is GREAT ma'am!!!!

Helen said...

I shall bow and scrape at your feet, Queen Eileen!
Love both these works of art.

Marjie K said...

Great tags... love your stitching one especially, and that hanger is too cute!

Tammy D said...

Awesome!

Wanda H said...

Wonderful tags, Eileen!!!!

Jingle said...

These are seriously fabulous!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Love the "Queen" piece of art. It most definitely says Eileen! Its just beautiful. And I adore your tag for Wendy's Challenge #6. Awesome! Awesome! Love all the details you've added. Great work.

Elaine Allen

papillon said...

taking a deep bow to queen Eileen! two lovely tags!

Nancy Lynn said...

Very nice pieces of art Eileen. I think you do beautiful work.

Michele said...

Love your Queen project! Nice job!

Maggie Ann said...

How clever and fun!

minnie_mac said...

Fabulous queen piece, Your Majesty, and I love your WV tag.

Marilyn

Vic said...

You are a Queen!!

Elaine Akers said...

Love both tags, but the green one is my favorite. Great art as always.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Sorry I've been MIA .. computer crash! Anyway, I love these 2 tags! The door sign is just perfect for you! Love it!

Clara said...

You are so funny! Love the
Queen tag. If I made one for me, it would have to say Princess 'cause I'm no way at all near what you can do!!!!
Love seeing what you create!

Lori said...

Awesome tags, and I'm really lovin' the verbage on Wendy's new stamps, aren't you? lol! Both are just awesome..and thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp and Show AND the EWV challenges!

Maggie said...

Fab tags I can't think of a better door hanging such fun!!

Can't wait for GM to start!

teri said...

I knew the day would come when you would insist on that moniker. Princess is no longer enough...

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Two wonderful tags, both so fun and upbeat. Love the "sentiment" on your Queen tag. Great job on the word challenge! So happy you could join in the fun with us again this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.