Monday, April 12, 2010

Stamping with Wendy & some Blog Candy!

I am really excited! Yesterday, I sat down with Wendy Vecchi's latest book, "make art, studio 490 style II", and made some art. I gotta' tell you, her book is fantastic, it's like she is right there next to you telling you what to do. We had a blast together, and I learned a lot. I only have 2 sets that I recently purchased, so I had to make do on a few things, but the results are FAB! First I'd like to share with you the 2 pieces of art I made from her book last evening, and then I'll tell you about the giveaway...........

I made this one first, it's about 3 x 5

The crown, flower and flourishes are all grungepaper...and this was my first time really stamping and coloring it, other than a teensy piece here and there...it works wonders for your projects. Then I moved up and made this project...........again, step by step, right out of her book......



I had to improvise with stamps, but you got the idea. The flattened bottle cap was my addition rather than a piece of chipboard and I really like it. I even got to add the Spritz & Flick Tech from the TJNL! It's amazing how you can shape your flowers and pieces to add depth and charm to your art. This piece is 6 x 6. And now to the part you are all waiting for, what is she giving away...........the candy is a brand new copy of Wendy's book 2, just for you!

All you have to do is leave me a comment on this blog post and come back on Monday, April 19th to see if you won. I'll let the random number picker thingie choose a winner. You then have until Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., EST, April 21st to claim your prize. If it's not claimed by then, we'll pick another winner! That simple! Please only post once and remember to come back and check to see if you won. Here is the prize, mailed from me to you..................

41 comments:

leenda said...

WOW! You & Wendy really do grunge well! Love your artwork!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Just stunning! I'll have to look for the book!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I absolutely love what you have made, Gerrie. I love the book page and the face as a focal image in the first one, and the bottle cap, etc on the second one,

best wishes

Lucy x

Alexandra said...

Lovely projects, Wendy is such and inspirational lady. I've got more into stamping through seeing her art too.
I haven't managed to get my hands on Wendy's book yet, so would love a chance to win. Thanks Gerrie.

Dawn said...

Well I love what you came up with hun well done these projects look super.

Love Dawn xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Fab-u-lous Darling!!!! Awesome stuff GF , sounds like a must have book,
hugz
Lynn

FibreJunky said...

Those are just gorgeous! I almost bought that book the other day, but I took the Stash Bust Challenge, so no purchasing anything during the month of April. Oy, but I was tempted. Thanks for the chance to win one and save me from myself.

stampinfranni said...

You did a great job on both pieces, Gerrie. Love the colors and stamp choices. I especially love the bottle cap embelly. It's really eye-popping! (pun intended -- lol) I've been waiting for my LSS to get the book in so I could buy one; but, it hasn't come yet. Thanks so much for providing an opportunity to win it! I hope that random number picker picks me!

Sarah said...

Great work with the Wendy style. Looks like a fun book to own!

Paula said...

Gorgeous pieces and fab blog! Thanks for sharing them with the Gingersnap Creators. Thanks for the chance to win! Paula

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gerrie, you truly are the queen of grunge. These are spectacular!

Pat Moore said...

I love your work. Such creativity. ...Pat M

Shar said...

I said it before, but I'll say it again! These are stunning!

Lori said...

Gerrie, these are awesome! I wasn't going to comment because I already have the book (not that I would have been chosen anyways, lol, that darn random generator is my enemy) but I had to..because, these are freakin' awesome! Just absolutely FANTASTIC! Love the bottlecap! Any who, I'm blithering...great job! (moral of this comment..take my comment out of the drawing, please)

Basement Stamper said...

Wow girl, I sure hope that random thingie picker picks me LOL!!!

No really, I would rather have a piece of your artwork as I'd never create anything quite as wonderful- I love the clock piece it's phenomenal!!!

Anita said...

Wow! Your projects are amazing!

Aimeslee said...

I think I need to see for myself what's in that magic book that you like so much, so put my name in the hat, please. winkwink aimeslee at earthlink dot net xoxo

Lisa Somerville said...

Just love the color you achieved on both pieces. My fav is the clock piece, the bottle cap looks wonderful on the flower, with the tear drop coming from the eye!

Becky T. said...

I love what you've done! Keep it up and share with us. :-)

Shelley said...

Very impressive!

Cinimom said...

Gerrie, your work is great! You are certainly the queen of grunge right next to Wendy!

joy said...

Oh, my! You have really got this grunge thing down!! I haven't even seen the book anywhere yet and would sure love to win a copy! Thanks, Gerrie, for the chance to win your "candy"!!!

Willow said...

I love the pieces you and Wendy created. If I didn't know, I would have thought they were simply your creation. Similar styles??? The book seems like something I should have of course LOL Hopefully, i will win it and not need to buy it!!! Thanks for offering this wonderful blog candy!!

darlene said...

love love love her work and yours. wish we could get her products locally.

darlene said...

love love her work and yours wished you could buy her products locally

Linda said...

Love the results!

Artful Hands said...

Your work is great. Thanks for the chance to win the book too!

Denise said...

Stunning pieces. I love your work. :D Hope I win the book.

trisha too said...

Well wow, Gerrie, thank you for the chance! I love the pieces you made--this sounds like a fantastic book!

:)

Terry said...

You know I love it, Gerrie!! Count me in on the drawing!! Many thanks!

cathy said...

Pretty projects. Sounds like a good book.

JeanM said...

I love the pieces you made. I have to learn how to make those so sign me up.

Wanda H said...

Gerrie, both of the projects are wonderful!!! You and Wendy did a good job :-))

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Your pieces came out Beautiful! I am favoriting your blog so I can come look on a regular basis!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

michele hileman said...

OMG That is so cool.. Thank you for sharing with us

Beth said...

OMG GF I just love both of these but the eye has stole my heart you rock and are the true Queen of Grunge.
Hugs

Susan said...

I always find it best to have some inspiration for a project and I suffer from "blank page" disease. It's so much easier to have something to give you that push.

Rhonda said...

These pieces are amazing! I love your use of the bottle cap for the eye, that is brilliant! Wendy's book looks to be very worthwhile; I know I have never done much with the grunge paper either, some tips would be great. Cheers!

2amscrapper said...

These are super-fantastic! And I would love to win Wendy's new book.

dini said...

Love your projects! Collage is a style that I love but doesn't come easily to my linear brain. Thanks for the chance to win this treasure!

Dina

njburk said...

Ohh this is soooo pretty! I was just back visiting again after leaving my BC comment--love this one too!
Nola