Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another Wendy-fied Grungy Monday

Click, click, click....that's the sound of all the planets in my little universe falling into place.  In other words,  several challenges could be completed with one project.  As I still haven't figured out how to get more than the normal allotment of 24 hours into a day, that's a good thing.

Challenge #1, from Simon Says Stamp and Show......Wendy Vecchi style.  Hmmmm, wonder if I can do that?  LOL!  My three binders full of Wendy's stamps says I can.
Challenge #2,  courtesy of Linda Ledbetter's Grungy Monday........Tim's watercolor technique using stamps, dye inks and a spritzer.  Now why does that sound familiar?   Because, it is, coincidentally enough,
Challenge #3, as per Lori our fearless leader on the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group.....brushless watercoloring.
Challenge #4 (a personal one).....get a BD card done.

First of all, you really should click HERE for all the details on the technique, from Sir Tim himself.  Having done that, here is my piece, a 4x4 coaster which will morph into a BD card very soon:


Truth be told, this is NOT the piece I originally submitted for the EWV challenge.  Lori had told us we didn't need a finished piece; we should just try the technique.  I did, but was sorry I hadn't used a background stamp (not part of the technique, but IMO a nice touch), so I made sure I used one here.  Here are the details:
  • sponged some permanent ink (a mustard color) on the coaster
  • inked a Wendy background stamp lightly with brown permanent ink
  • used the technique on two of Wendy's flower stamps
  • cut Tim's tattered florals die on sticky back canvas, inked it and trimmed it to mimic Wendy's flower
  • cut a foliage idea-ology piece in half to embellish the canvas flower.
  • stamped the phrase (Tim's stamp) and mounted it on dark paper and adhered it to the coaster
I haven't decided yet, but before I make this a birthday card I just may switch out the sentiment for a birthday one.  Or not.  This one is a nice message for any occasion.

And just so you know, this is a very easy and fun technique, with the best results obtained when using a porous surface.....watercolor paper is the best option, but the coaster I used worked great too.


26 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love when all the planets click into alignment!This is a stunner of a card, Eileen! Talk about the "WOW factor"… those bright, gorgeous flowers are just beautiful. It's the perfect combo of Tim and Wendy, with your own unique and always-wonderful style mixed in.

Annette said...

Absolutely love how your used Tim's tattered flower die and created this masterpiece. So unique and beautiful!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW, Eileen!!! Love this!!! just such a FABULOUS piece!

Helen said...

Way to go! A beautiful coaster and I am sure it will be a delightful card when it's all done.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is gorgeous.

Karen said...

Beautiful card Eileen. Love how you've used the die to recreate the stamped flowers in 3D.

Marjie K said...

I love what you did with Tim's flower on the canvas complementing Wendy's stamped one!

ellen vargo said...

Love how you made one of the flowers POP by making it dimensional - gorgeous!

Kat said...

such a grate card,
I love the way you have 3Ded the top flower,
stunning creation,
Kat.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh this is just beautiful eileen! I love it!

minnie_mac said...

Stunning piece. Love it.

Marilyn

Paper Squirrel said...

This is beautiful! Gorgeous colors. And I love how you used the foliage piece...very creative!

Carolyn said...

Eileen, gorgeous!

Nancy said...

This is wonderful, Eileen!! I especially like the flower 'petals' - great added effect!

Sue West said...

This is really lovely. Gorgeous colours.
Sue :)

Sue Fraser said...

Eileen I love the coaster, it is beautiful. Especially love how you 3D's the flower!

wendy vecchi said...

just what I expect from you...PERFECTION!
wendy

Alison said...

Gorgeous! Love those flowers!x

Patzee said...

OK, you have officially entered a stratosphere few occupy. You have a four-fer! 2-D PLUS 3-D flowers? So out of this world!

Gillian said...

So so pretty Eileen, love the tattered flower.

Lori said...

lol! Gotta love it when all these challenges come together...love this card, and awesome idea to use the tattered floral for the flower...thanks so much for being a loyal participant in the MAC's!

Jane said...

Stunning. Your color choices are so pretty, and very clever to use the tattered florals die to make a look alike flower.

Candy C said...

Eileen. Your card is beautiful. Love the colors and all of the techniques you used to create such a perfect piece! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

sasa said...

love the colours, dimensions and style - looking good today!
Sarah at 49 on GM. A perfect piece! Thanks also for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

Diann said...

Wow...this is just a great piece of ART, Eileen! Diann

fairy thoughts said...

this is gorgeous, the 'painting' is fab,the flower looks sooo different when folded in half, must try that
thanks for sharing
janet