Monday, October 22, 2012

A Wendy House???

Well, a little research tells me the original Wendy House was built for J.M. Barry's play Peter Pan. The boy who never grew up... which is proof that enough for me that a little play time is good for all the big girls too. So break out the crafty stuff and indulge. This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show we have en EXTRA special week as we have the uber-fantabulous Wendy Vecchi herself as our guest designer. How amazing is that??? So get down, get inky and get all Studio 490 Stylie!
I never need an excuse to play with Wendy's goodies so l indulged indeed in a multitude of Art Parts and Studio 490 stamp heaven. I'm a number one fan of flutter-bys and girly blooms but decided to go for a different mood this time. The range of Art Parts has grown so much over the last two years and there are just so many to play with. Be it one flower or a whole frame, an ATC or a biggie, you will always have a great time.
I decided to combine the Five Panel Frame with the Dimensional Sign Board ends to create my 'home.' Once I knew that would be a good base, I then set about playing around with the smaller elements. For some reason the Love, hearts and stars made me feel a bit retro. kind of 1950's-ish and that's where this lovely lady came in. She is stamped onto manilla cardstock in Black Archival ink.  I masked off her lips and then inked them up in red. Her face is coloured with a mix of Distress Stains and a little Distress Ink. I couldn't resist a bit of blue eye-shadow, some gold earrings and a Blossom Bucket hair piece!!!
I covered the background board with Mr. Tim design paper and inked it up with Distress ink,  before adding some stamped details that would break up the space.
All the Art Parts are coloured with Distress Stains, edged with Distress Ink and then over-stamped in Ranger Archival Inks using a whole range of various Wendy stamps. Art Parts are really very sturdy so they are the perfect ingredients with which to build a layered, dimensional piece. As always I like to add a wonderful Wendy sentiment as well as throwing in a few Idea-ology trimmings. I like her very much and now just need to find a place for her to reign...

It really is a great week and such an honour to have Wendy designing and creating for us. Don't miss it!!! Rush over to the Design Team Blog NOW to meet Mrs. Vecchi and see more fabulous ideas and inspiration from all my team mates too. Do join in and show us your take on Studio 490 and make a play for the Top Three title or the generous $50 voucher. You don't have to have any official Wendy goodies (although you soon will). Remember:
"Enthusiam is excitement, with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity..." So just be yourself and savour...
Thanks so much for calling by. Until we meet again...
Sarah

21 comments:

Heather Cooper said...

Love this (lol)! Great colours, and wonderful design.

Helen said...

Simply amazing, I love this.

Anna-Karin said...

This is fabulous! Love how you built your house. And I never knew that is why it is called a 'wendy house'.

Redanne said...

It is amazing to have WV as a guest designer but you have done amazing things with your AP's too on this absolutely fabulous wendy house, it is a real stunner! A x

Deborah said...

Wonderful retro piece.

Sandra said...

Ohhh this is very beautiful, Sarah! Love the pretty Wendy House! Hugs, Sandra

Annie said...

Love this 490 creation Sarah. Very creative and inspiring. TFS

Hugs Annie x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous dimension piece Sarah, your use of Art Parts is inspired and your colouring is gorgeous. Love how you have coloured the lady and I love the flower in her hair and around her neck. I also love your use of background stamps to decorate each Art Part too. Lovely Sarah. Tracy x x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning Wendy house, Sarah! I love the colors you chose and the way you pieced this together!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

SusanK said...

This would look smashing in my home...just saying! lol It's really very creative and just my style!

Kate said...

Hi Sarah,
I love your Wendy goodness! You do it so well. Your chosen art parts pieces are perfect together. And I love your stamped lady! Another fabulous piece full of texture and lovely composition!
Kate

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wauwwwwwwwwwww Sarah what a great piece of art.
Love it very much and all the details are great.

Greetings Janny

fairyrocks said...

Oh, lovely lovely detailed creation. I do so love a good fairy tale too. Thanks for all of the above. Keep smiling and creating.

Tracey said...

Over the moon "Wendy" house Sarah!! You sure did Wendy proud girl!!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Fab matte warm colors! Great theme, and Art Parts are the best! Love this Sarah!

Samantha Elliott said...

This is brilliant Sarah! Well done you!
xx

soapHOUSEmama said...

LOVE this project!

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally fab, Sarah! Love your AP creation and the way you've colored all these different pieces.

Candy C said...

Sarah...I love your Wendy piece. Love the background Art Parts board. Love all of the "LOVE"s that you've used on this. :) I love the stars, the hearts and the scallops. That vintage lady is devine as well! Your colors are really amazing. The rich reds, teals and deep goldish yellow...LOVE IT all! <3 Candy

Gillian .... said...

Sarah the colours to this WV dimensional piece are just gorgeous, love love love it. x

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful rich layers of color and shapes! Love that female face and how she pops in the midst of all the movement of the shapes. Beautiful design.