For those who'd like to join in, but haven't been able to locate that out of print book (but I think Absolutely Everything still has some in stock), all you need to know is this: include at least one scallop and two borders from any of Wendy's stamp sets. I recently was the ecstatic winner of a gorgeous new one called Sentimental Art, and was anxious to use it, and so I did.
And since I have very limited creativity time lately, I once again did mine on a 4x4 coaster so it can be used in the birthday club I'm in,
The background, stamped directly on the white coaster is the dreamy lace background stamp from my wonderful new set. I stamped it in Ranger's magenta hue archival ink (also dreamy!), then went over the whole thing with weathered wood distress ink. Yummy combo.
I cut one edge with Tim's scallop on the edge die. Peeking from behind that is the paper I used on the back of the coaster, this one cut with a Stampin' Up scallop punch. I extended it a bit to bring the measurement back to an even 4x4.
Yet another scallop was stamped on a bit of manila. First dusty concord distress stain was applied, then deep purple archival ink was used on Wendy's polka dot border stamp. Three scallops when only one was required.....not bad for someone who was always being called out in school for underachieving.
The aqua dotted paper (which I think is from Webster's Pages) is under my second border. First I colored another manila scrap with chipped sapphire distress stain, then stamped it with the flower background from Alphabetically Art using manganese blue archival ink. Yep, I do love all the new archivals. Rich intense colors that won't run no matter how much you wet them. Back to the border.....I used a new (but forget the name) Stampin' Up border punch and then glued it onto the dotted paper.
The "perfect day" sentiment is also from the Sentimental Art set, and a few stick pins (one I know is from Maya Road, the other, I'm not sure) were tucked in behind it.
As for the flower....it is from the It's More Flower Art set. I stamped it in deep purple archival ink on another piece of that aqua dotted paper, then changed the color with some pink markers. Before cutting it out, I inked the back thoroughly with that rich magenta hue so that would show when I curled the petals a bit.
In the flower center.....a great new Clearly For Art technique directly from Wendy's blog this week. Check it out here. I cut the top off of yet another Maya Road stick pin and glued it in the center, allowing those crazy twisty bits to kind of circle it.