Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Inspired By...

...todays offering is totally inspired by the one and only Duchess of Distress, Wendy Vecchi. If you are new to all things Studio 490, allow me to point you in the direction of Wendy's blog so you can browse and be inspired yourselves. Did you know that Wendy has written 6 books already? I am a lucky lass and own them all and use them regularly to get inspiration and ideas. This piece today is a show sample from last weekend; made using the new Large Pages Art Parts, a Small Square Frame and a Scallop... along with some Grungepaper and Clearly For Art... oh and yes, a flower from the Not Just Flowers Art Parts set.

I won't go into great detail on how I made it because it is detailed in Wendy's Book #6 (available HERE) The papers I have used to cover the pages are my most treasured Jenni Bowlin papers, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these and every time I spot them in a shop, I whip them into my basket... they come in 12" and 4 x 4" - the ones I used are 12". I used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear glue (THE best IMO) to pop the papers onto the pages and then inked the Art Part frame and scallop with Frayed Burlap and Black Soot Stains respectively. The floral Art Part is coloured with Fired Brick Stain and overstamped using the smaller flower from Accents for Art. There's a Grungepaper flower, which is the same flower stamped in Archival and coloured with Fired Brick DI. I then added a Clearly For Art (clear flavour) flower to the layer and then a goooorgeous Embellish Your Art button to the centre.

Speaking of Embellish Your Art.... have you got yours yet? I spent a happy hour squealing and bouncing about this morning because I was chosing which ones to bring onto the next shows on June 2nd... all I will say is that they are LUSH! Can you imagine? Standing over all these boxes of Embellish Your Art goodies, I had to drag meself away I can tell you lol

Oooh and... Grim let me play with his power tool this morning! No, that isn't a euphemism, it really is a power tool... tis a whirry saw thingy that looks mighty vicious. I have to admit that I was very tentative and kept my hands, arms, feet, legs and hair out of the way, knowing how much damage I can inflict upon myself with a pokey tool, I know how dangerous I could be. I was a right wuss though and only cut one piece of wood and then handed it back to Grim, he is much more capable than me! And why were we cutting wood? Ohhhh, you will have to wait til the weekend to find that out... Right... I gotta go, there's some sunshine out there and a little spot that I need to occupy along with my scissors and a pile of Grungey flowers that need cutting out.. Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x


Redanne said...

Tis a beauty Hels, again! You have used my favourite flower on it too and those papers really are wonderful. I just love the rings that hold the binder together, would love some of those in my stash. Just ordered some more Blossom Bucket, can't get enough of it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is such a loVely piece from the elements through to the colours, infact saw you last night on TV with Lottie showing this very piece & a rather gorgeous heart card (I was over at crafting buddy May's to do Tims classes and she'd recorded you for us to watch before we started) you did great! couldn't catch how you started your crafting journey as Lottie asked you important stuff just as the dryer went on, infact she hardly let you get a word in edgeways but twas all grand stuff...Mel :)

snazzyoriginal said...

Sorry to have missed the show but I knew you'd get around to showing us some goodies from it & this one is just fabby, that flower is just gorgeous xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's gorgeous and I'm so pleased I watched the show to see how you make those fab roses. I'm going off to see all thing Wendy cos I need to know what I need! Zo xx

Aquarius said...

Where have I been - didn't realise that Wendy had written books!! Looking forward to your next TV shows

Jacqueline said...

Oh that is such a pretty piece! As are ALL your pieces to be honest!

Thanks for the hugs Hels, i really do appreciate them no end! :)

Feeling a little better today and not so much in 'panic' mode!

Could be something to do with the roasting hot summer Scotland had today lol!!!

Thanks for caring,

Jackie xx

Rita said...

What a tease you are Hels Sheridan, bringing all those new pieces out to make me envious. Need to add more coins to the craft pot I think. I love your book and the rings look brilliant too. Enjoy the Sunshine to-day, but its to be warmer to-morrow too. Hugs Rita xxx

Helen said...

Just fabulous as always!! I love that background and the papers as well. why haven't I got any? hmmmm!!

Annie said...

Men and their, ahem !'Power Tools' eh !!

Hi Hels your posts always make me smile. You have to enlighten me on the Embellish Art thingymajig cos I am lost !!. May be I am having a senior moment but please do tell what it is. Hugs x

Sue said... as always. Thanks Hels for the heads up.

Anita Houston said...

Love this cover set! I love JB papers too! Your Wendified ways and embellies are fabulous!!! This is a wonderful gem of a project!

TAM said...

Another stunning creation.
Missed your shows on Saturday but think there is a repeat tonight so I've put a reminder on it !

Buttons said...

Another stunning piece - that background stamp is to die for and the embellies are lush.

After a challenging day at work it is great to read your posts and smile. Have you paid a visit to your DIY store recently? It's a treasure trove of things to alter!! Just take care with the power tools (wince!)
Hugs as ever, Buttons x

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