Monday, October 24, 2011

Walking in a Wendy Wonderland...

Hello!
The Monday mornings keep on coming and I for one am very glad as it means a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp & Show! This week it's One Colour, Any Colour... There's no denying it... the gloves are out, the evenings darker and the shops bursting with Festive Frivolity. The first frosty mornings led me to my 'colour' choice of winter white.


l have a healthy collection of Wendy Vecchi Art Parts and after playing around on my desk I decided there were some great shapes and elements for a dimensional framed hanging. I really wanted to achieve a white look but had to figure out how to do it without everything looking really bare and bland...
I used quite a few different ones including the Leaves, Floral and Flower sets. You won't use them all on one piece, so you'll find one small bag of Art Parts can go a long way, especially if you mix and match. I love building them up in layers to create dimension and there's always a great sentiment in every set. I've used the book-plate as the central focal point...
I prepped the Art Parts with Ranger Snow Cap Pigment ink and then swiped them with Mushroom paint to tone down the whiteness. I then used lots of my background stamps to add some details I stamped in White Stazon. It's not the easiest detail to capture on camera, but stamping does make a huge difference to the feel and look of the whole piece.
I sanded all the edges and lightly inked them with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink just to pick up on a little of the stamped detail and to give the piece a little more depth... I really like the effect and although it started as a wintery theme, I think it would work all year round! I finished off the flowers with some inky washers and upholstery studs. I just could not resist a butterfly, so I stamped and cut out a Wendy one from Sticky-Back canvas which takes paint so well...

So, the colour choice is all yours this week !!!! I'm really hoping to see all your artful creations this week...Remember we look at all the entries, thoughtfully pick our Top Three and there's that fabulous $50 spree up for grabs! All sounds just dandy to me!
So, I'm just about done! Please take a look at the other wonderful pieces from the rest of the Design Team - they're so inspiring!!! Have a great week, enjoy the half term if you're off and I'll be seeing you all very soon. Thanks for visiting! Sarah.

18 comments:

Vicky said...

This is fabulous Sarah! What a wonderful way to display your artwork!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning Sarah the way you been able to make this look so dimensional with white as the focus colour.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Candy C said...

Sarah, I love your white themed piece. It is a shabby chic masterpiece of layering Wendy's Art Parts. Your design is really so beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your techniques. Hugs, Candy

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous card, love the layers!!! Greetings, Alie :-)

Kim Dellow said...

So gorgeous Sarah, love the colour scheme and how you make it still pop from the picture. Lovely. Kim

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow love this Sarah, love the dimension and how you toned down the white beautifully . The background stamping is such a perfect touch. Love it. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

This is very cool, Sarah. It's very calming. I love the bits of shading you added to the edges.

Dan said...

What a great idea to use white as your colour Sarah, and the elegant way in which you've executed it is just perfect!

505whimsygirl said...

Sarah,

This is just amazing. Thank you for sharing how you made it - all the elements involved!! My cards are of the "plain and simple" variety. Definitely need to add some embelishments!

Siobhan Brignull said...

love what you have done, inspiring

CraftyLoops said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sara. Lee x

Ally White Cat said...

This is very nice. To me almost a soft southern wall piece. That's just me. beautiful. thank you for sharing

Darla said...

Love your ideas and ART!
Beautiful pieces!
Keep Creating!
Darla

2amscrapper said...

fabulous idea and great outcome!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

This item looks real winter. And absolutely not boring. I think, when you hang it in front of a dark wall, it looks best. Well done, it's gorgeous. xFranka

Izzwizz said...

This is so beautiful. The one-colour design is very elegant, but a bit of a challenge for me! I'll have to have a long think about this one :))

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

There's something so beautiful and elegant about an all white/ivory piece...I love the subtle polka dots too...gorgeous Wendy style!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Cher~ said...

Wow! It really is so pretty. Love the subtle white details.