20 July 2011

I *heart* Wendy Vecchi Art Parts!

Ok. It's official. I am utterly in love with Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts. They are incredibly versatile and are so easy to use! So I am experimenting for another project (top secret!) and so I made this as a prototype! I used parts from the spool set, covered them in spare paper from Stampin' Up (from this 
project) and then coloured them with Wild Honey Distress Stain and edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The leaf part (from the Leaves Set) was covered in left over paper from the same project (I throw nothing away!) and then covered in Peeled Paint Distress Stain and edged in Vintage Photo. The bird is 
grungeboard covered in more spare Stampin' Up paper and cut using Nestabilitiy dies. I used the middle sized and largest dies and carefully cut the beak off the smaller one so that it becomes the wing. The bird was coloured with Broken China Distress Stain and edged in Vintage Photo. The flowers (from the Floral Set) were 
coloured in Fired Brick and Dusty Concord Distress Stains and the centre was a left over piece from the Spool Set covered in a corner of some of the left over paper and covered in Wild Honey again. There is a stalk covered in Peeled Paint Distress Stain but it may be hiding behind the leaf part! The butterflies (there is one 
each side) are grungeboard covered in Fired Brick Distress Stain, stamped with a PaperArtsy script stamp in Coffee Archival Ink and then clear embossed. The Adage Ticket was scrumpled up and covered in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The wings are from Tim's Mixed Minis set, covered in Broken China Distress Stain 
and then a little Vintage Photo Distress Stain at the centre and then blended in. They were then clear embossed. The grungeboard star from Mixed Minis is covered in Gold Paint Dabber - which exploded all over me, my desk, my clothes and carpet! Nightmare! Anyway - I hope you like my newest make - as always I really value your comments. Gabrielle x

I am entering this for the following challenges:
Grungy Monday - Grungeboard
Simon Says Stamp - Newspaper
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Embossing
Sunday Stampers - Build your own flower embellishment

Edit - This is when 'she who eats art' got her name as about 12 hours after making this Molly ate it all up! I'm glad it was tasty but I was devasted to say the least! Never mind...

17 comments:

Gillian .... said...

Oh Gabrielle ... I "heart" this too ... stunning design and colours, LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this project! Oooops re the gold paint dabber:) x

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely STUNNING art Gabrielle... love all of it, your little bird is inspired! I had a similar issue with a Snow Cap Dabber... squeezed too hard and ploumph, it all splattered out lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

StampDancer said...

This is so beautiful! I love Wendy's Art Parts too - I think you've done a fantastic job with this! And I'm right there with you hon - I don't throw scraps away either and love it when I use the last bit up finally.
Have a great rest of the week!
Deb M
xx

Sara said...

Love this, and the way you have combined different techniques and challenges into one.

sasa said...

Just amazing and such a colourful, creative and adorable piece...really great work indeed! Just loving the polka dots!
thank you for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week !
Sarah.

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

Gabrielle, this is absolutely wonderful! The design, the colors, the absolutely endearing look you created-- perfection! It's a joyful work of artistic goodness, and I'm so glad you shared it for the GM16 challenge!

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness ,, what a gorgeous creation !! stunning !! I love everything about this and will have to get me some of Wendy's goodies and have a go at making one :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Trish said...

Oh this is great!

Brenda Brown said...

Amazing Wendy Vecchi inspired piece Gabrielle - I love it. Fabulous use of the art parts making a very creative piece for display.
Perfect for Grungy Monday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Louise said...

wow bright and beautiful! its lovely :)

Terry said...

What a fun and adorable GM creation! Wonderful!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece, beautifully embellished. Tracy x

Michele said...

Hi Gabrielle, this is just gorgeous. I love the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

Amy* said...

Wow this is too lovely for words! Thanks for sharing all the step by steps. I had been debating on whether or not to get Distress Stains but after seeing your beautiful project I have to try them :)

Dawn said...

What lovely art and love the colour and 3D creation Dxx

Sam said...

this is really lovely andthe colours are fab! ifyouever getto craft on a beach in the maldives I wany to come with you!!

wendy vecchi said...

love love love it LOTS!