Autumn is in the air at the Make Art Wendy Vecchi Challenge for this month. The challenge is to Celebrate Fall, and you have about five more days to join in! This is one of the items I created at the retreat...the only non-Christmas item too, and I finally had a chance to break out my new Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Creative Journal in Black. DON'T BE AFRAID of using the black...it's fun!!! Kim inspired me to use it, as she created her inspiration piece for the challenge using it too. Thank you Kim!
|I stamped Wendy's new Vintage Text stamp in Ranger's Jet Black Archival onto the journal, and then sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder on it, and heated it up. I did the same to a black tag.|
|I added several colors of Tim's Distress Paints onto the page and tag, in random splotches. I let this dry about five minutes.|
|I used a baby wipe to clean the paint from the embossing and it softened the colors. LOVE!!!|
|I inked the edges of the tag and page in Jet Black Archival, and then stamped Tim's Flourish in Spiced Marmalade. I know I use the word 'favorite' a lot, but this stamp really probably is my favorite. It's so versatile and looks good on everything.|
|Last week, Wendy wowed me with a tutorial stamping in rubbing alcohol...check it out...and I had to do that too! The lady is a mastermind of technique I tell you! I inked a piece of Distress Stamping Paper with Wendy's Archival Ink, and dried it. The nice thing about using this paper is that the ink stays wet longer and you can blend the colors. COOL!|
|I stamped Wendy's Frame in Fern Green, dried this, then cut it out, and inked the edges.|
|I stamped the tree in Jet Black, and dried.|
I hope you join in, and if you do, you have a chance to win a fabulous prize.
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!