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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wendy Stencils


It is time for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  Sue is our hostess for this one and she is looking for shabby chic or vintage projects with STENCILS.

I decided I was going to try to channel my inner Wendy Vecchi this time and all the while hoping there was some Wendy in me. 

I used some Recollections card stock for my blank and then I started on the background.  First I smooshed some Cornflower and Fern Green Archival Ink on my kraft sheet, spritzed it with some rubbing alcohol and dragged a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper through it to get a marbleized effect.

Once it was dry I did some random stenciling by using Wendy's Dots and Stripes Border stencil with Cornflower Archival Ink and her Checkmate stencil with Fern Green.  Next I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp some flourishes from Wendy's Daisy Art set.

I hand cut a heart from a cracker box and covered it with some metal foil tape from the hardware store then I coated it with Red Geranium Archival Ink and Embossing Powder.  Once it was dry, I used the Checkmate stencil and Jet Black Archival Ink to give it some pattern.  I took a black Copic marker to the edges where there was no embossing.

I stamped the flower from Wendy's Build a Blossom Stamp It Stencil It set three times on Specialty Stamping Paper with Jet Black Archival Ink and fussy cut them.  I inked them with Dandelion Archival Ink and used a bit of Orange Blossom Archival Ink to shade the centres.  On one flower, I stamped some script using a Recollections stamp.  All three flowers were shaped and mounted together and a big black button was added for a centre.

I took a piece of Venise Lace and dyed it with some Orange Blossom Archival Ink  and then added some branches cut from Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die and inked with Fern Green Archival Ink and Forest Moss Distress Ink.

Finally I stamped a butterfly from a Hero Arts stamp, coloured it with Dandelion and Cornflower Archival Inks and then added some dollar store gems for a body.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Stamps and Stencils - Anything Goes (must stamp and stencil)
The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Flowers
Mixed Media Mojo - Recycle/Upcycle (Twist - use flowers) - Hardware foil tape is upcycled to make heart

The following items used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

26 comments:

  1. Fantastic card, Cec! I love your vibrant colors and stenciling! Your dimensional flower is so beautiful! I really need to get that Wendy's stamp set, it's awesome! The way how you treated the heart is fabulous! You are such a talented artist!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  2. LOVE that flower with the printed script, it's so bright and cheerful! Great card Cec, your pieces are always so cheery and inspiring xx

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  3. Oh Cec this is a real Wendy style masterpiece! I love how you've framed the gorgeous heart and flower with the stencilling. Jenny x

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  4. This is just fabulous Cec! You really nailed Wendy's style! Loving the stencilled background and heart, great choices! Your flower is fantastic, LOVE it all! hugs :)

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  5. WOW!!! I love this card Cec!!! You mastered the combination of brights and vintage! Gorgeous make! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  6. Your card absolutely delights me, Cec! I think you have a lot of Wendy in you! Your marbleized background came out fantastic and the stenciling is absolutely wonderful. LOVE the Venise lace dyed with the Orange Blossom - so cool! Your color palette is so fresh and bright.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  7. stunning card Cec, hope you are keeping well
    hugs and best wishes x

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous Cec ! Totally Wendylicious ! Sue C x

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  9. Forgot to say on my previous comment, thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils ! Sue C x

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  10. Gorgeous card Cec, totally Wendy in style and details.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. This is delightful Cec - just delightful. And I am just soooooo happy to see a project turn out so beautifully with fussy cutting - YEAH for you! It just couldn't put a bigger smile on my face - the colors, the combinations, the placements... LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Just took a 4th look - still smiling! j.

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  12. I love what you have done for this challenge. Your card has great balance, both in color and in form. I think Wendy should be concerned!

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  13. Such a Springalicious card! Luscious colors and stamping galore! Wonderful make dearie! That flower is Amazeballs and something I can try for sure. Awesome job! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  14. Oops, forgot to put my DT hat on: Thanks so much for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo for our April upcycle/recycle challenge! ~Niki

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  15. I forgot as well, thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. Love the way you have used Hardware foil tape to make a heart Cec!
    Stunning piece!
    Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo.

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  17. Such a gorgeous canvas! I love the bright colors and yummy stencils. Great use of the cracker box and tape! Awesome upcycling/recycling! Thanks for playing at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

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  18. I'd say you channeled your Wendy quite nicely with this pretty creation! I love the background and bright red heart! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  19. beautiful card - you channeled Wendy very well. thanks for sharing your project with us at Mixed Media Mojo

    Barb Housner (DT)

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  20. A fabulous piece, thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.

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  21. Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining MMM! Hope to see you again! Siv xxx

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  22. Wonderful mixed media card - I love your color choices. Remind me of a warm summer day. Thanks for playing with us this month at the MMCC.

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  23. Gorgeous Wendy styled piece with fab colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Julia x

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  24. This is beautiful! Love what you did and all the colors! Thanks for playing long with Mixed Media Mojo

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  25. beautiful colors & amazing detail!

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  26. Wonderful Cec, your beautiful stenciled heart just leaps off the beautifully stenciled green background, love it!

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Cec