Friday, April 25, 2008

Introducing guest artist...Cindy Borcherding!!

Grab a cup of coffee & take a few minutes to look @ these beauties created by Cindy. She was the winner of the LAYERS book, which was written by my friend Shari Carroll. Cindy took my Ranger distress ink techniques class @ For Keeps Sake, in St. Louis, Missouri last month. You'll see that she used techniques she learned in that class & combined them with the inspiration she got from Shari's book, to created some totally cool tag art.

You're in for a treat...

Here's the cute note that Cindy sent...

I received my book on Saturday and it's WONDERFUL!!!!! I was feelin' a serious urge to CREATE yesterday after lookin' through my new book and I am so, so happy with the tags I made that I wanted to share with you because I used all of the AWESOME techniques that YOU taught me as well as applying the 'layers' concept. The best part? I just had so much FUN playing with the techniques and layering and painting and getting down and dirty!!

This is the first tag that she created for her hubby... to celebrate their 12th anniversary. I LOVE it!



This is really cool too. She used the "weathered wood" technique, developed by t!m.

Here you'll notice my favorite "spritz & flick" technique, also developed by t!m. She combined it with some grungeboard (layering) for 2 tags that look great.


More layering... the tag on the right uses another technique called "distress ink wrinkled'. Spritz & flick is on the left. I think she likes that technique too!



Thanks so much for the inspiration Cindy! Take a bow for a job well done!

Have a wonderful ARTY weekend!!!
wendy

12 comments:

borcherding said...

Oh Wendy!! You are totally making me BLUSH!!! Thank you, thank you for putting a smile on my face and using the "A" word....gulp...puts in a little lump in my throat! I couldn't have done it without YOU and your wonderful techniques and Shari's GREAT book!!! :-) Thank you for making me feel like a rockstar today!! :-) I'll be floating all day! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!! Thanks SO MUCH Wendy!!! peace and blessings, Cindy

Ruby Craft said...

These are absolutely beautiful. And so many totally different looks. Cindy really is an inspiration.

Shari said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm so thrilled that you're finding inspiration from my book to create these beautiful tags. Wendy's inking instruction is to die for, you both ROCK!!!
Congrats!!!
:o)

Linda Cain said...

Hey CINDY!!!!
You GO, girl!!!!! Great job, great work! Love the colors!
Linda Cain

Cecile Nichols said...

Cindy, you have been a BUSY girl! Isn't it fun to be on a roll and make so many fine pieces of art? Nicely done!!! I think the wrinkle-free technique is my favorite and yours look fantastic!

From your table-mate, Cecile!!

missy j said...

Way to go Cindy!
missy

Sue said...

Hey Cindy, looks great, I've got to get that Layers book to! thanks for sharing Wendy!!

Debby said...

Great great job. I love it. I'm going to have to go and check out purchasing this book. Wonderful.

Debby said...

Great great job. I love it. I'm going to have to go and check out purchasing this book. Wonderful.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

These are awesome!

Trish said...

The tags are beautiful, just like Cindy! Love it all!

Robin Beam said...

I always LOVE to see what everyone's take is on how to work with Ranger product. Cindy...these are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Inky Hugs, Robin