Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wendy Vecchi February Challenge

Hi there. It has been a while since I have had time to play. I am still busy since Mother passed away going through her things and my Grandmothers things she did not have the health to deal with.
I found some old patterns of my Grandmothers and decided to put them to use. I do not sew. I never had the time to learn being a single mom..and the crafts I did was clay.so...I decided now that I love to make journals they would be fun to use for textures and images.
The theme is hearts and sadly I am out of paste..this would have looked so much better.
The stamps are from Wendy Vecchi and you can find them at http://stampersanonymous.com/
The hearts from Wendy Vecchi stencils...again you can find them at http://stampersanonymous.com/

Here is a short of how I made this.
This is the pattern I picked from her many many patterns. I scanned it and sized it smaller, printed and cut the images.

I am using the smaller Dylusion Journal. This took four pages.
The middle two I cut 1 inch off the edges.
The back pages I painted with Black acrylic paint. When it was dry I used the background stamp with the flowers and some new paint I just purchased from a friend. It is heavy body acrylic paint by Dina Wakley, Magenta.Marilyn Hughes, who also runs Art Anthology...which is new to me..but I had popped in a few times before meeting Marilyn on Face Book and I totally impressed.Thank you Marilyn!!!!
The stamp set is one of my favorites Art colors Life, designed by Wendy Vecchi and you can find at the link above.
I used adhesive tape to form pockets. The tape is from Fun Stampers Journey.
I fussy cut the little lady in pink placing her on the right side and used parts of the pattern to hide the dismemberment lol on the left.
I used Dina Wakleys gel medium and gesso and mod podge.
Hope you like the finished project.
Must get back to working on the estate sell now.
susan s

Monday, February 23, 2015

Stampers Anonymous swap Steam Punk Valentines 2015 "And the world of Mage said to the machine...I Rule you!

Hi and welcome to my blog.
We had a fabulous swap at Stampers Anonymous Groups...How can I get in on this you might ask...
or join on the store web site
Thank you Sandy A. for always being the awesome hostess you are!
My three tags came from three wonderful friends and artist
no.1 tag I am showing you comes from Vickie Doswell
No 2. Tag is from Debbie Passamonte
and Tag No. 3 from Michele Smith
and of course I am working in my journal book so...
I took one of my pre existing drawings and added to her

 Thanks for stopping in ...your comments are always welcome.
susan s

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lily and the Lotus and A Step in The Dark new Challenge with FANTASY ARTS AND CRAFTS

Hi everyone. http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.co.uk/ has a new challenge with a wonderful little store.
The images are lovely. I really enjoyed browsing through the store. Fantasy Arts and Crafts.
This link will take you to the mermaid I chose from their store.
 Have fun enjoying everyone's post. It is nice to be getting back into my normal schedule again. Thank you everyone for your patience in my absences,and have a fun challenge.
susan s

Smeared Ink bloody Valentine Blog hop

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Black Dragon




Nan B


Susan S

Susan R






Lady Brayton



Running so Behind...A late page for Ike with Smeared Ink

This is the backside the image is from the Smeared Ink store As Death it also comes in red rubber.The embellishments are from Alpha stamps.com
So sorry Ike. Here is your fat book page.This WAS a fat book swap with Smeared ink. journal page swap.
I am slowly pulling my world together again...wow what a mess.The images are from http://www.smearedink.com/
Better late than never right? sorry hun.
susan s

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A step In The Dark and Dilly Beans

I love this store and as usual I am running behind. I wanted to share this adorable image with you from the wonderful Dilly Beans store called Rina's lolipop framed.http://www.sillydillybeans.blogspot.com/
I also wanted to share with you one of her newest Valentines Tulas Heart

I hope you come join the challenge at http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.co.uk/
Have fun..and Thank you Dilly Beans (Megan Suarez).
susan s

Monday, January 12, 2015

Stampers Anonymous Tag Swap "Steampunk" and a tribute to Wendy Vecchi

Happy Monday to you.

I have finished my tags for a swap with Stampers Anonymous yahoo groups. The theme is Steampunk. I chose Wendy Vecchi to speak the theme for me.
This is the link to Stampers Anonymous http://stampersanonymous.com/
If you haven't been there before you are in for a treatThe stamps I am using you can find under WENDY VECCHI STAMPS..enjoy the journey and the treat..all her stamps are wonderful.
The products I have used can also be found there and if you have a question just call them or email them under the contact button.


I wanted to go Casablanca style.
but I wanted black and white and brown.

I embossed many papers with Tim Holtz time and compas{travel} embossing folders
I used Tim Holtz dabbers over the papers and his tissue tape/
The light bulbs were colored with ink stain wild honey and prisma pencil colored using black white and brown.
The wings are a di cut and I used glossy accents to pull out definition in the light bulb and the border of the eyes.
I used bronze stain on the hearts and wings.
I used glossy accents to attach the wings
I used ideologies to add flavor and ink stained ribbon.
Hope they like their tags.

Thank you Sandy A..you are a lovely Hostess.

Take care and have a wonderful Monday

susan s