We've zoomed through another 2 weeks so that means it's time for another challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge ! For this challenge we want to see anything but a card. Check out the main blog for the rest of the DT's work and for the prize.
When I saw what the challenge was going to be this time round I decided it was an opportunity to alter a frame I bought ages ago. I also spotted that the challenge this week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to make a project in Wendy Vecchi's style. I've got a couple of Wendy's stamp sets so decided to give it a whirl ! I have to say I've really enjoyed making this project. I started by covering the frame using a technique I saw in the latest Craft Stamper magazine. I used lots of different scrap pieces of paper and I also stamped onto some of them using the text stamp from the Art from the Heart stamp set. They're all stuck down with PVA glue, then another coat of PVA over the top and while that was still wet I sprayed it with water mixed with alcohol inks. I think I needed a darker colour as it didn't show up as well as I was hoping. I used Walnut Stain Distress Stain to add some 'splodges'. The letters of the word 'dream' are grunge letters which I've covered wth black acrylic paint and when they were dry I sanded them and rubbed Rusty Hinge DI over the top.
The butterflies are cut using the Tim Holtz Mini Butterfly die from Grunge Paper. The tulips are from the Art from the Heart stamp set and they're also stamped onto Grunge Paper that I've blended DI over. The spotty flower is an Inkadinkado stamp and again I've stamped onto Grunge Paper then cut the flower in half. The text in the centre is from the Be Happy..Make Art set as is the border across the top. The bottom border is from the Art from the Heart set and the swirl is cut using the Elegant Flourishes die from Grunge Paper.
I'm entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which is to show THE Wendy Vecchi Style; One Stop Challenge which is Anything goes and By the Cute and Girly which is also Anyting Goes but there's also a blog hop which I'm just off to do !
I hope you get chance to join us at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
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