Saturday, 6 March 2010

All The Way From America....

*tra la la lahhhh* Not the song title for this post though...the all the way from America is actually....*oooh, I am soooo lucky :O)* something that Postie brought me this morning...which is....Wendy Vecchi's new book...and... she signed it for me too!!!! *does a happy jig* And, it is chock full of amazing and inspiring projects...so it would have been a bit remiss of me not to whip upstairs to the Room of Stash and get inky.




One of the projects shouted at me...it did honest, it yelled out my name and then said...in a very small voice...make me! So I did! I used some different colours to the ones Wendy had used for the background...Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Forest Moss for the background, stamped with Brushed Corduroy. The base itself is an off cut of mountboard which I sanded around the edges to make them curvy...I neeeeed one of those Corner Chompery things that bites thru mountboard and chipboard...*drops large hint for Grim, who hopefully will read this and feel sorry for me having to put up with sandpaper rather than a proper machine* The rose was made using Grungepaper, coloured with Barn Door (gotta love that red) and then stamped over with some more background 490 stamps.




I can highly recommend this book BTW...it is so well written ...Wendy has that certain style that just explains stuff and makes it all look easy...which it is really, once you have the know how...*hey, I sound like a groupie....er,....I think I am !!!!* Anyways, if you are wanting to get your hands on some of the new Studio 490 stamps and the book you can pop over to The Stamp Attic :O) Thanks for looking...I am off back to drool over the book again ...oh and please remember to pop by tomorrow...there is a brand new Sunday Stamper challenge...with...exclusive previews of some fabby new stamps...*told you it was my lucky day*

Hels x

32 comments:

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful.
Fabulous rose. Love them. Great work again hun.

Helen said...

Stunning. Got to get that Rusty Hinge colour... I love the book too, I think it's even better than the first one.

Diane.W. said...

That's so luvly!!!
Hopefully I will be able to join in with tomorrows challenge,providing it's not clowns again,lol!!! :o)x

June said...

Beautiful !! Love that rose
Hugs June xxx

Nancy said...

Love this, Hels! I, too, have my new WV book - I want to make everything in it! *lol*

Fliss said...

Hels, this is absolutely gorgeous. Will have to look at the new stamps too and postie turned up yesterday with my new Distress inks so can't wait for a play!
xx

Dan said...

This is really wild, honey! (groan, lol)

karenm said...

I love this Hels. The colours are so rich and vibrant. Love that red! The rusty hinge is yummy too!

Claireabelle said...

Just fandabbydozy lass!
x

Carol Ann said...

Brill just love that rose the colour is gorgeous the sentiment is pretty good too.
Carol Ann xx

paperqueen said...

Just stunning! I've only started playing with the new colors and stamps. Oh, so many inks, so little time....
Eileen

Helena said...

That is beautiful, Hels!
I really think I have to get that book!!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!! That project in her book caught my eye too!!

Shar said...

Lovely roses...fab sentiment! Happy day with your new book! I'll have to check it out too. I have a weakness for books and books about stamping are my downfall.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Nice Hels . . . very pretty.

I will be seeing Wendy next weekend at the rubberstamp convention in Carson, CA Want me to say hello for you? *smiles*

I'm hoping my TH book arrives in the mail today. Still holding off opening my new Distress Inks until I get my new apron and book to complete my weekend attire! LOL

Claire said...

Love it, that rose is so beautiful.
Claire xx

Lottie said...

Oh lucky you. I bet the book book is stunning - as is this. It is so good that I thought Wendy had sent it to you

Have a happy weekend.

xx

Julie said...

GORGEOUS, Hels! The card and that rose are just fabulous! Definitely going to have to get that book!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

SusanK said...

LOVE IT! Sometimes recreating a work is the best way to jump start another piece. Aren't these new DI colors just the best?!?

Angelnorth said...

You do need a Chomper - fab tool! Great piece!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Another gorgeous piece of art hun ;) Love the colours.
Anne xx

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous work Hels, I really lurve the new colours too. Now I really need those inks.
I got my big roses stamp set along with other new WV stamps sets and a couple of Tim's new ones yesterday, but my car has eaten money up this month in repair bills, so I'll need to be patient getting new DI colours.
tfs

2amscrapper said...

I love it and wish the new stamps were here at my art store.....waiting so impatiently!

Ang C said...

Gorgeous and I just love that quote!

Deb (dcorder) said...

I just love your paper roses. I really need to give it a try! BEAUTIFUL!

Andrea said...

just beautiful Hels and the rose looks amazing x glad you like the new book xx

Lori said...

Another beauty, Hels! Love the color combo you used. I have the corner chomper and I highly recommend it, so tell Grim I said you need one desperately. p.s. I just got my new inks today, WOOHOO! Can't wait to play!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Adorable GF, just like YOU! OMG, did I really say that! hugz

The Inky Minx said...

Oh get you with your celeb friends sending signed copys of books, you swine lol
or translated: oh you lucky begger, i'm so jelious :oP

Great art as always.. now do i really need any WV stamps!!

Rosie said...

Just gorgeous - I love those roses you make! But PLEASE (pretty please) where did you get that fab message stamp?? I love it, I want one!!! Who makes it?

Cher said...

well dang it! i dont have a blog so no candy for me I guess...in luv with the wabbit! your book is GREAT...and I so love your Wendy creation...cant wait to play with those stamps toooooooooo! luv your work and I do follow...tyvm

Ann said...

Beautiful Hels - I'm loving the new DI colours you've used & the rose is so pretty!! Hope you're keeping good? Hugs, Ann xx

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