Altered Art Journal Pages 1 & 2 ~ Same Paint Different Styles

Jun 29, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: July 19th     TIME: 2:30      PLACE: The Crafty Scrap­per     CLASS Length: 3–4 Hours     LEVELS: All In this class you will alter one page (front and back) of a Wendy Vec­chi Art Jour­nal Cov­er Page. Some of the prod­ucts you will use in class are vin­tage papers, The Crafters Work­shop Sten­cils, Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 Gold Emboss­ing Paste, Dina Wak­ley Scrib­bly Birds stamps and Dina Wak­ley Media Paint. Page one is full of tex­ture, mut­ed col­ors and accent­ed with a wood­en cameo, seam bind­ing bow, vin­tage rick­rack and inspi­ra­tional words stamped onto vin­tage paper. Page two is bright and whim­si­cal. I will show you how sim­ple it is to cre­ate sil­hou­ettes and hand paint­ed whim­si­cal doo­dles. The tips and tech­niques you learn in this class can...

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Rocky Mountain Memories ~ I’ll be There Soon

Apr 14, 2014

I’m get­ting so excit­ed about my return vis­it to Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries in Estes Park, CO. This is the sweet­est most quaint store that sits in the heart of down­town Estes Park along the river­walk. Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries is filled with great prod­ucts and super fun peo­ple. Cheryl Grigs­by, the own­er is liv­ing my dream. Seri­ous­ly, a scrap­book store in Estes Park, CO, pure heav­en. Last year, when I taught there I got to stay in Rick and Cheryl’s amaz­ing cab­in. While there all I could think about was how much mom and dad would love stay­ing at “Redemp­tion Cab­in”. So this year, I’m bring­ing Mr. & Mrs. Claus along for the ride. They are get­ting  a won­der­ful mini vaca­tion in one of their all time favorite spots while I teach. Mom and Dad...

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Save The Dates

Feb 24, 2014

I’m so glad to be return­ing to Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries April 25th & 26th. I will be teach­ing an Altered Art Jour­nal class as well as a Card Class. I will have pho­tos of the card class soon. If you want to take the Altered Art Jour­nal class shown above please call Cheryl at (970) 577.1415 for the date, time and cost for this class. In this class you will cre­ate a beau­ti­ful altered art jour­nal using one of Wendy Vecchi’s new Stu­dio 490 Art Parts Art Jour­nal Cov­ers. You will alter the front of your art jour­nal cov­er using Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 Emboss­ing Paste and NEW Crack­le Tex­ture Paste, The Crafter’s Work­shop Sten­cils, Paint and more. The inside front and back cov­ers will be altered using Vin­tage Sheet Music, Inks and Per­fect...

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Always adding more…

Dec 9, 2011

So the more I looked at the domi­no art piece I post­ed yes­ter­day, the more I felt it need­ed more… it just lacked that lit­tle some­thing extra. So back into the scrap­room it went as I had ideas in my head and well, once and idea enters my head I can’t do any­thing else until I give it a go. So here is what the fin­ished piece looked like, yes­ter­day. And here is what it looks like now. Since I could not apply alco­hol ink to the face to dark­en the com­plex­ion, with­out wor­ry­ing that the alco­hol ink would ruin the stamped image, I decid­ed to stamp the image onto the blank mar­gin of a vin­tage book page then care­ful­ly and  ever so pre­cise­ly cut out the face. I then placed the cut out image...

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Antiquated Collection and Studio 490…

Nov 24, 2011

Wendy did it again… I got this fab­u­lous sur­prise in my inbox today just after get­ting a text telling me to check my email. I can­not even describe the feel­ing of what it feels like see­ing my stamps used in projects but I can tell ya it is one awe­some feel­ing. When the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets were being put togeth­er nev­er did I at the time think of how per­fect­ly they would go with Wendy Vec­chi’s Stu­dio 490 Stamp Sets and Art Parts. But look for your­self… they work togeth­er per­fect­ly. In this project, Wendy used the gen­tle­man a.k.a. dap­per dude from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Fine and Dandy stamp set. His robe is inked with the new Ranger Fes­tive Berries Dis­tress Ink. I’m so hap­py I just pur­chased this set while at The...

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Filled with thanks…

Nov 22, 2011

I try to stay pret­ty pos­i­tive in life but there are times when the old mon­key wrench gets thrown in and increas­es my anx­i­ety lev­els just a tad bit. Today, start­ed out being one of those days and then two won­der­ful things hap­pened that made me real­ize just how for­tu­nate I am to be blessed with won­der­ful friends and acquain­tances. This morn­ing, I get a text from my friend Wendy telling me to check my email… well I instant­ly do it because, well it’s from Wendy and she told me too… love her so much. Well my eyes near­ly popped right out of my head! Look at what was attached to her email. I can­not tell you how incred­i­bly excit­ed I was to see the awe­some project she cre­at­ed using my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Dr. Warn­er’s...

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How about some more sneak peeks…

Nov 17, 2011

This sneak peek shows images from three dif­fer­ent stamp sets. I love how you can mix and match all the stamp sets to cre­ate lots of unique projects. Tomor­row, I will be show­ing you some sneak peeks from a few design­ers I asked to cre­ate sam­ples. I can­not wait to show you what they cre­at­ed. You will see how the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets are so ver­sa­tile and per­fect for all cre­ative styles. And I’m hap­py to tell you, Car­olyn own­er of  The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas ordered the entire Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion line. I heard they shipped Tues­day, which means they might be in her store, this week­end. And Michelle with Paper Tales in San Diego, CA plans on car­ry­ing the line in her store soon. Become my Friend On Face­book and share this...

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Last day of Show and Tell

Oct 20, 2011

This “Hap­py Birth­day” tag can be found in the Sum­mer chap­ter on page 64 of Delight In The Sea­sons. The tech­nique fea­tured is on page 65. But as you know this part still remains a secret. And just so you know, hav­ing to keep all of this a secret is killing me. I can­not wait for this book to hit the shelves. I used all kinds of fun prod­ucts and tools when cre­at­ing this tag.… Punch­es and Dec­o­ra­tive Scis­sors, Ink and Paint, Stick­les and Glit­ter, Stamp­ing and Dis­tress­ing and added tex­ture using Seam Bind­ing and Burlap. Machine stitch­ing with a basic straight stitch using cream thread all around the pat­terned paper pieces and inner edge of the tag adds the per­fect fin­ish­ing touch. I hope this weeks Show and Tell has giv­en you just...

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So HAPPY to share…

Oct 17, 2011

Since my book has gone to print I can now share with you one of the four projects fea­tured on the cov­er of Delight In The Sea­sons. This book has been inside my head for a very long time… I want­ed one that was filled with lots of inspi­ra­tion for hol­i­days, cel­e­bra­tions and spe­cial occa­sions. I did­n’t want it to be just hol­i­day relat­ed. It’s so excit­ing to know this book idea will become a real­i­ty in just a few short months. Delight In The Sea­sons is filled with 40 tech­niques and 60 projects all cre­at­ed by me for Win­ter, New Year’s Day, Christ­mas, Valen­tines’ Day, St. Patrick­’s Day, Spring, East­er, Moth­er’s Day, Father’s Day, Sum­mer, Inde­pen­dence Day, Grad­u­a­tion, Birth­day, Wed­ding, Trav­el, Autumn, Hal­loween, Grand­par­en­t’s Day, New Baby and Thanks­giv­ing. I think you can tell...

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Studio 490 and Maya Road

Jul 28, 2011

I can­not believe these are the only pho­tos I took of Wendy’s incred­i­ble art pieces. I was in the Ranger booth sev­er­al times look­ing at her art as well as in the Stam­pers Anony­mous booth. But as you can see she nev­er ever dis­ap­points. I could look at her art over and over again and still find things I did not notice the first 100 times I looked at them. Not one detail is for­got­ten. I must say the door knob projects above real­ly fas­ci­nate me. They are awe­some! As you can see Wendy has lots of new Art Parts that go with her stamps. I think I’m an Art Parts kin­da girl too. Just look at how cool they are. And her flow­ers below are just amaz­ing. Wendy even tells you what prod­ucts...

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Art Parts

Jul 16, 2011

While I was at the Great Amer­i­can Scrap­book­ing Con­ven­tion in Arling­ton, this past June, I got to see my friend Wendy Vec­chi. She sur­prised me and gave me one of her new Art Parts pieces and told me I could cre­ate any­thing I want­ed. I was so excit­ed and had so many ideas run­ning through my head it took me awhile to decide what to do but this is the idea that made it to the can­vas. Car­olyn, at The Crafty Scrap­per and I are work­ing on com­ing up with a date to teach this project at her store. It’s super fun to make. I have a few Maya Road new release items includ­ed in this project too, their “Wood­en Vin­tage Snowflakes” and “Vin­tage Find­ings Rasp­ber­ry Beads”. Today, is all about wash­ing, pack­ing and...

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Just a little something…

Jun 17, 2011

I’m so proud of my old­est daugh­ter, Ter­ri. She is a super hard work­er and doing so well in her career. I real­ly do miss the days when she was younger with her sweet lit­tle “Roo” voice, oh how I loved it when she would say “Mom­ma.” But I must admit, see­ing her grow and achieve her goals as an adult is equal­ly reward­ing. So yes­ter­day, I decid­ed to play in my stu­dio and cre­ate a lit­tle some­thing for her to put in her cubi­cal. As you can see it’s filled with lots of Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 and Tim Holtz Ranger good­ness. Sup­plies Used: Art Parts Square and Rec­tan­gle Frames, Art Parts Scal­lop Trim, Stu­dio 490 Botan­i­cal Art, Stu­dio 490 Live And Make Art, Dis­tress Crack­le Paint Rock Can­dy, Dis­tress Crack­le Paint Tat­tered...

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Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Feb 11, 2011

I bet you were expect­ing anoth­er tag using Per­fect Pearls? Well this one fea­tures Ranger’s Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­bers. When using paint I find it most inspir­ing to cre­ate whim­si­cal pieces with brighter col­ors rather than my usu­al vin­tage style and shades. Kin­da strange when I think about it. Also, did you notice I used my Can­vas Album as inspi­ra­tion for this tag? If you did, you are a very devot­ed blog­ger. I always find it fun to use items around my scrap­room to cre­ate designs… one of the sim­plest things to cre­ate are pol­ka dots with the non-bris­tle end of my paint­brush­es. All you do is dip the end of the brush into the lid of the paint­brush and start cre­at­ing dots. Clean up is super sim­ple too. All you have to do...

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Condolences and another tag…

Feb 10, 2011

First I must give my heart felt con­do­lences to my Aunt and cousins. Yes­ter­day, my Uncle David passed away peace­ful­ly at home. Uncle David was a qui­et man yet when you talked with him he was so inter­est­ing as he could talk about all kinds of won­der­ful top­ics. Sad­ly, 10 years ago he was diag­nosed with Alzheimer’s dis­ease and not long after that Parkin­son’s dis­ease. Aunt Bren­da cared for him at home every sin­gle day from the time of his diag­no­sis. Even though it is a bless­ing Uncle David has passed on it is still so sad and he will be missed. Aunt Bren­da was a won­der­ful exam­ple of how fam­i­ly should care for fam­i­ly. We nev­er heard her speak of any frus­tra­tions which I am cer­tain there were many and we nev­er ever heard...

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Pink Carnations

Feb 9, 2011

This tag uses all four of the new Per­fect Pearl col­ors from Ranger’s new Con­fec­tions Set. I real­ly like Pink Gum­ball as I think it is the per­fect shade of pink for tint­ing flow­ers. And Wendy’s but­ter­fly stamp is the per­fect accent to go over sheet music. I love how you can make Per­fect Pearls show in a sub­tle way by dry brush­ing them on (but­ter­fly image) or mix­ing them with water or Per­fect Pearl Mists on your non-stick craft sheet and apply­ing them with a paint brush like water­col­ors (pink car­na­tions). I had lots of fun with this tag. As you know or have fig­ured out by now I love mak­ing paper flow­ers and when you add Per­fect Pearls and Stick­les to that list I am hav­ing loads of fun. Sup­plies Used: Per­fect...

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Who do you love?

Feb 8, 2011

As a child grow­ing up I loved get­ting to vis­it my grand­par­ents. Gram­my Childers and Gram­my Spin­ney always had one thing in com­mon… flow­ers. I remem­ber know­ing I was at Gram­my Spin­ney’s house as soon as I saw the pan­sies in her yard. And every sum­mer Gram­my Childers had the most gor­geous Hydrangea bush just below her kitchen win­dow. The blooms were the size of din­ner plates. Her gar­den always had flow­ers grow­ing around it as well as along the side­walk of her house. So each time I see flow­ers bloom­ing I always think of them. So since flow­ers seem to remind me of those two spe­cial ladies I thought I would share this tag I cre­at­ed for Ranger. It was in there booth dur­ing CHA‑W. The flow­ers on this tag were cre­at­ed using...

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Perfect Pearls Love Tag

Feb 7, 2011

I cre­at­ed this tag using the new Per­fect Pearls Con­fec­tions Kit just released at by Ranger CHA‑W. If you went to Ranger’s booth you might have seen it. This new com­bi­na­tion is so pret­ty and reminds me of Spring. If you would like to recre­ate this tag just go here and you’ll find the entire sup­ply list and step by step instruc­tions. I used the Tim Holtz Alter­ations Tat­tered Flo­rals Bigz Die to make the flower. I like the look of the pearls and vin­tage but­tons strung on 24 gauge wire. I think I might be doing this more often. And yes you can see I used UTEE on the tag. It adds just the right amount of dimen­sion and is so sim­ple to do. I need jars and jars and jars of this...

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