Name: Wendy Vecchi
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Lives: in USA, on 5 acres we call Green Acres...just like the old TV show! Think of the blonde, half her brain missing & LOVED diamonds & shopping...you get the picture! Rick is the goofy guy who is ALWAYS on the riding lawn mower. Include 2 horses & a few cats in the picture...
Hmmm...I guess flowers of all types. Chipboard...grungeboard...cardstock...flower stamps. I can put them on every project & never tire of them.
Blog, website or gallery: Studio490 - http://studio490art.blogspot.com
Loves to: SHOP!! Stamp...shop a little more...stamp...I'm pretty simple...
Loves to create: anything that I can use stamps & vintage photo distress ink! And if I can include chipboard & grungeboard, then I'm REALLY happy. If I could choose only one thing...probably mini books.
Favourite Darkroom Door product: RUBBER...for sure! Those wildflowers are to die for cool!
Have you ever been in a darkroom? Sure...In the x-ray darkroom in surgery.
Let’s say you’re invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you? A HUGE suitcase so that when you were not looking, I'd sneak into your studio & load it up with ALL your stamps! HA! Lucky for you that you live FAR away from me! You're safe.
Are you afraid of the dark? Not in my house or a hotel, but outside?? YIKES!! I HATE bugs & mice so I want to see them in advance & NOT be surprised! NEVER ever would I sleep outside in the dark.
Now onto Wendy's projects...
- Make a card from green cardstock.
- Stamp with the grid stamp.
- Add a scrap of polka dot paper to the top.
- Glue a piece of black “Just the Edge” from Bazzill to cover the seam.
- Add a dot at each intersecting line, using a glaze pen, and stamp Happy Birthday.
- Color the grungeboard brackets with fired brick distress ink & glue as shown.
- Stamp the tulip twice on grunge board, cut out & color with fired brick distress ink (tulip) and peeled paint distress ink for the leaves.
- Shape the grunge board by rolling the tulip & the leaves. Like magic, they stay in place.
- Adhere the 2 tulips as shown to create dimension.
- Pen stitch around the top of the card using a ..05 Precision pen from American Crafts.
- Add a button accent to the tulip leaves.
- Color the flowers with Faded jeans distress ink & the stems with peeled paint distress ink.
- Hold the stamp level & spritz with water from a Mini Mister (Ranger). About 3 or 4 squirts should be good.
- Stamp onto watercolor paper & immediately dry with a heat tool.
- Sew a line around the edge of the watercolor paper with a sewing machine.
- Add 2 black eyelets on either side of the stems & tie a black & white polka dot ribbon to accent the card.
- Adhere to a green mat, then a black mat, then a green polka dot paper and finally to another black mat.
- Add rhinestones to each flower to embellish.
Wendy has more stuff to share... so come back tomorrow to see more of Wendy's art!