Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Artful Florals

This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show your challenge is to draw inspiration from Wendy Vecchi's style. 
I have used Wendy Vecchi Be Inspired...Make Art and It's More Flower Art.  For my background I have cut out text from a gardening magazine and covered a 5" x 5" square with text, which I have then painted with a thin layer of Gesso and sprayed with Terra Cotta Adirondack Color Wash and Amaretto Memories Mist, and wiped away any excess with a baby wipe.
I coloured a piece of Grungepaper with DI inks rusty hinge and fired brick and stamped the flowers with StazOn black.  Cut out each flower, bent to shape and added Tim's Idea-Ology to one centre and a brad to the second.  Before adding the finished piece to a card I hand stitched one side with copper metallic thread.  To complete, I added an Adage Ticket.  Enjoy your Wednesday, Tracy x

16 comments:

Susan Allan said...

I love your background, Tracy and the flowers are gorgeous. The sunflowers are that sort of colour, chocolate, and amber and deep,deep brown. Shall get seeds this week.

I love your little 'wish' ticket. Can I have a wish, please-----for more rain??!!

Sue xx

Sue said...

This looks great and I see that text background has sneaked in there too,all works really well together.

LynneForsythe said...

OMW...GORGEOUS!!! love it!! love your Wendy Style!!

thanks bunches for joining the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Juls said...

Love how you have used those flowers! Hugs Juls

Lori said...

Love the magazine page as a background, brill! The flowers are gorgeous, you really nailed this one, Tracy! Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow Tracy, your background, colour combo and flowers are awesome!!

Jan x

Netty said...

Another fab project Tracy, love all your work. Annette x

flutterbycrafter said...

This is stunning, I love it, the background, your flowers, everything about it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Well Tracy if this isn't Wendys style nothing is, perfectly done!

Anne said...

What a beautiful card - so many details, and with a lovely professional finish to it. Wish I could make cards that looked like this!

LadyBug said...

I had not thought about painting on Gesso and then wiping it off before it drys. what a great idea. I have a huge pot of the stuff in my painting box. will have to dig it out. I love the way it tomnes the paper down. thanks for the tip :)

Helen said...

I love this - your flowers are perfect, and what a great background - very YOU!! but the overall effect is very Wendy!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is really nice! I like the "artful" in the center of the flower :)

Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp & Show!!

-Sarah

Terry said...

This is wonderful! Love your background and the flowers are fabulous!

Bearcrazyman said...

LOVE it. Great Job.

Lynne Phelps said...

GREAT job, totally Wendy-esque!!! Love the warm colors too. Just lovely!