I'm so excited! Wendy Vecchi's 2nd Make Art Challenge has posted - this month we are to use Hearts. I had pre-ordered some of Wendy's new stamps, stencils and inks/embossing powders and some of it arrived a few days ago - whoo hoo!! So I was able to use them on my Hearts project. And I'm SO pleased with how it came out.
I'll take you through a few steps of how I put this all together and what products I used. I started with a little black plastic frame. My stamping friend, Anya, had cleaned up her craft room recently and she sent me a big box of things she didn't think she would ever use - and one of the things in the box was this sweet little frame - it's from Michaels - so it was probably in the $1.00 aisle - who knew you could make something stunning with it!!?!? It measures about 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the back has an easel on it so it stands up. I took the back off so I could work on the frame without getting the back all messy!
I inked the frame with Wendy's brandy-new Tea Rose ink using a Ranger mini blending tool - I just kind of pushed the sponge into the frame since it is all carved out - not worrying if some spots didn't get the ink as I wanted some of the black to still show through anyway. I poured the Tea Rose Embossing powder all over the frame - then pulled it out and tapped it just a bit - then heated it with my heat tool.
Then I measured the inside square and cut a square of white card stock about 1/8th of an inch larger than the opening. I stamped Wendy's new Old Wood Floor background using Tree Branch ink and then stenciled over it with the new Vintage Quilt stencil using Tea Rose Ink. I sponged the edges with the Tea Rose and then stamped the sentiment from A Passion for Art with Jet Black Ink. (I won this beautiful stamp set on Wendy's blog a week ago - I was the lucky random commenter!)
I adhered the stamped piece to the back of the frame using ScorTape and then adhered a black plastic button that I first embossed using Tree Branch Ink and Tree Branch Embossing powder (I made three of these hearts a few weeks ago, using one for this project). I added a little sprinkle of Tea Rose Embossing powder to the heart and hit it with my heat tool just to make it 'match' the colors of the project a little better! Look how wonderful the embossing on the frame and the heart looks!
To finish the project - I re-attached the back to the frameusing ScorTape and it stands up nice and sturdy!
I think I'll give this to Kent for Valentines Day - along with a chocolate heart (!) He does appreciate the things I make but the candy will sweeten the deal!
I hope you will join us in Wendy Vecchi's fun challenge. You will find all the details at the Make Art Blog - you have until 2/26 to link up your project and you must use at least one Wency Vecchi product on your creation. This month, a random winner will win a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie.
Hope you are all having a great weekend - we are having snow both days and Monday - with possibly 6" - 12" of new snow - to add to the 2 feet we got last week - UGH!!
Stamps: A Passion for Art, Old Wood Floor - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tea Rose and Tree Branch.
Accessories: Wendy Vecchi Tea Rose and Tree Branch Embossing Powders - Ranger, black plastic frame - Michaels, black plastic heart button from my stash, foam dots, ScorTape, Vintage Quilt Stencil - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490.