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Thursday, February 17, 2011




I am on a roll today! I have been sick for a week and haven't been having any time off work to speak of lately, so no playtime. So today when I was only scheduled for two hours, I hit my studio and took advantage of the day. I got a lot of projects done and worked on a couple others and put a few things away. I opened up my new Tonic guillatine cutter and tried it out. SWEEEEET! Put away a couple of orders that came in from JoAnn's and Custom Crops, etc. I started and finished my Challenge piece for the Everything Wendy Vecchi group. We get two weeks to make this one and I am done on the second day. Yeah baby! The challenge was to make a wall hanging of some sort using Wendy's stamps, a heart, and a piece of jewelry. I used a beer coaster and gessoed it and then painted over it with Shabby Shutters dabber, overstamped with one of Wendy's backgrounds in Coffee Archival ink. I then die-cut a primitive heart and a small tag out of grunge-paper and inked with Fired Brick distress ink and a blending tool. Stamped it with the coffee ink again and another background stamp. I stamped a verse onto the tag and trimmed it down to fit better and rounded the corners by holding it against the part I cut off. I added a ribbon to the tag and some gorgeous velvet ribbon and hot-glued down one of my favorite earrings tha broke. Damn it! I loved those. This is why my piece is green instead of the blue I wanted to use. LOL I used a memo pin to hold the tag and then added a butterfly to the heart. Got all the way done and realized .... no flower! Forgive me Wendy, but there's no room left. Punched a coule holes with my Cropodile and tied the ribbon for hanging. I have two pics so you can see the phrase on the tag, but that also cuts off the butterfly, hence two pics. LOL

5 comments:

Lori said...

Yikes! Cussing...I've never seen that before! lol! This is wonderful Kathy! Love your take on the challenge, and only the second day!!! Wow! I'm impressed!

Eileen said...

Great piece, Kathy!

Lynn Stevens said...

Well look at you go girl, So productive. great pieces too. off to view the rest.
Hugs Lynn

Julie Forest said...

Love your wall hanging! The colors are beautiful!! :)

Alexandra said...

This is a lovely wallhanging Kathy, The words are lovely too. tfs
Alexandra