Wednesday, January 18, 2012

33 Is A Good Number

This week marks both the 33rd Grungy Monday challenge and the 33rd Making Art Wendy style challenge over at the Wendy Vecchi  yahoo group.

The GM challenge is to use the technique that Tim showed us on his blog back in August of 2008.  This particular technique has also appeared in this year's 12 Tags of Christmas, and if I'm not mistaken, in a past 12 Tags as well.  It involves fragments, alcohol inks, archival ink, and for most of us, a good deal of finger crossing.  A true challenge, but when it works, it rocks.

I used a large oval fragment and decided to use it as embellishment on a card.  Not sure yet what occasion the card will celebrate or who will receive it, but I think it turned out pretty good.



I used the script stamp from Tim's reflections set, so with this technique it shows up the right way, not backwards.  The oval fragment fits perfectly in the center of the fancy frame embossing folder, and I did that on glossy cardstock.  I don't think I've ever embossed on this paper before, and I love the way it looks.  It's important to use white paper with the fragment so that the technique really pops.  The embellishments on top of the fragment (attached with glossy accents) are from pink paislee.  Here's a sideways shot so you can see the dimensionality.



The Wendy challenge also involves a Tim technique....this one from tag #2 of this year's 12 Tags.  We're to use the kraft resist technique and some sticky back canvas and Wendy's stamps.  I created my own Wendy kraft resist paper by using her lace background stamp, clear ink and embossing powder on plain kraft paper.  For the canvas part, I stamped two of Wendy's flowers on the canvas, colored them, frayed the edges, and popped them on the background.  Quite a bit of perfect pearls mists were involved.  Oh, and I forgot to mention, I did this on 4x6 light chipboard, and it will be a postcard.






19 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh Eileen that card is just beyond gorgeous!!! It truly pops and I LOVE everything about it! Your postcard is surely going to bring happiness to whomever receives it as well! *Hugs*

snazzyoriginal said...

That oval fragment is stunning!

Lori said...

Wow! That fragment is just stunning on that card, I love the blue colors!
And, your MAC piece turned out wonderful, I think it's a great way to be creative and think outside the box with Wendy's stamps. Thanks for joining the MAC!

Linda Ledbetter said...

One word: Magnificent! Eileen, this is beyond gorgeous-- what a treat for the eye!

Vic said...

Wow, your fragment turned out fabulous! Your postcard is wonderful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your TIm card, and I think the Wendy project as a postcard is flipping cool!

Ally White Cat said...

What a lovely post card and your technique is simple and elegant.Lovely.

Helen said...

The fragment is gorgeous!! I am definitely one of the fingers crossed band when I do this technique! Love love the Wendy postcard too. My word verification is million - your art is one in a million for sure!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh MY....That card is absolutely beautiful Eileen!!!!!

Anita Houston said...

This is absolutely gorgeously beautiful!!! WOW!!! What a super special card!!!

Elaine A said...

OMG Eileen! AWESOME! Both of these pieces are spectacular. You've done a wonderful job creating these masterpieces. I love them.

Elaine Allen

Patzee said...

All I can say is WOW! The fragment card is jaw dropping. I love the crispness of the white and blue. You postcard is superb! What a way to begin the year!!

teri said...

This is lovely, Eileen. It reminds me of wedge wood.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous!!

Diann said...

I'm so impressed with the fragment card, your embossing on glossy cs...wow, but I'm always impressed and inspired by your beautiful works of ART! Diann

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Sara Jansen said...

LOVE IT!!

Elena said...

Eileen this is just beautiful! I am going to do one this weekend and see how it goes!

Deb Neerman said...

This is so beautiful!