Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chunky ATC, Wendified

NOTE: I thought I had found a way to insert the photos after each description, but it seems that mobile blogger has outwitted me again. Sigh. Sorry to give you another Sunday puzzle.

I signed up for another chunky ATC swap, this one in the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group. (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/everythingwendyvecchi)
I was assigned the very talented Anita Houston to receive mine, so I went over to her blog to get some inspiration. I was intrigued by her tutorial for perfect pearls faux leather and used it for the backgrounds on the two largest surfaces. It's wonderful!

Check out the tutorial: http://theartfulmaven.blogspot.com/2012/07/faux-leather-video-tutorial.html

Here are those two sides. Lots of Wendy's art parts, all inked with the spring and summer distress inks, and each stamped with a different Wendy background stamp.

Next, the two sides, covered with embossed copper.

The top (Wendy's flowers and leaves on grungepaper), the bottom, showing half pearls for feet, and some close ups.







20 comments:

teri said...

Beautiful. Going to check out Wendy Vecchi's tutorial.

Mary-Beth said...

it's wonderful Eileen!!

Shirley said...

Eileen....you always do such interesting things! Very nice....shirley

Penny Duncan said...

That looks GREAT Eileen.......I love the little glass bottle....

Alicia said...

Just Beautiful Eileen! I TOTALLY LOVE that little bottle of flowers! *Hugs*

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous chunky! I'm sure Anita was thrilled to receive it. Love the numbered flower!!

Dorothy said...

Awesome piece!!

Kim said...

What a beautiful piece of art! I love all of the backgrounds!

Elena said...

I love it Eileen. I am going to ho check out the tutorial.

goodling4 said...

Eileen, you are always on top of the fun! Great job with your chunky ATC!
Gina

Vic said...

Super! I love the faux leather.

Monica said...

Anita Huston's tutorial was great. it is a great technique. you follow so many fabulous people my reader is getting crowded.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh Eileen, she is going to just love this! It is fantastic and very much to her style. I check out her blog every day as well.

Lynn Stevens said...

Its Darling Eileen!!

Heidi Bound said...

Beautiful! LOVE the details! Gorgeous art, as always.

lee said...

what's a chunky atc it seems to have sides? It is lovely whatever it is!

Anita Houston said...

YES...I've peeked and I LOVE!!!! The copper rocks...love metals! The florals are gorgeous...love blooms! The pearls are a wonderful contrast and addition...love bling! It's mine all mine!!! Thank you my very talented friend!!! And thanks for the shout out on the video tut!!! You rock and roll!!!!!!!!!

Lori said...

Very cool chunky, love the mix of the faux leather and flowers!

Kerry Peasland said...

Eileen, I love it! I love to look at your work. Thank you for sharing.

Patzee said...

Another great chunky ATC. Love the vase & flowers and those pearly feet are too cute.