Tuesday, January 19, 2010

and so the story goes...

#1...can we see this fatso book?

You bet...like I said...
it's LOADED with goodies!

#2...I saw on Donna Downeys blog that she did some sort of art challenge for Ranger. What is it? Did you participate?


Here's the deal...
Everyone gets the same box of "product" from Ranger to make a piece of art.

They give us the size it can not "exceed"...
they said "these 2 things" must be incorporated into the art...
and we take it from there.

Yes I did get to play...
you'll be surprised to see the results...

guess what? I was TOO!

I had no clue where it was headed & I stared @ the box of goods for about a MONTH...before I started...

I'll do my best to take photos to show them all.

#3...ok please say that the scallop is a new stamp!

It IS!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!

#4...awesome backgrounds from the pigment inks. Will you share the details?

YOU BET...but not 'til after CHA...no time right now.

#5...is the heart a stamp? I LOVE it. Get it?

VERY FUNNY!
Another...YOU BET! It's stamped on grunge...

#6...love the yellow flower. it doesn't look like grunge.
It's not. I used tim's new Sizzix die on a manila tag to make it...

#7....are there instructions on using the pigments in your new book?

No, but there is a project in book #1.

Book #2 focuses on more detailed projects...

more collage...

However, there is a Ranger You-tube video that I did that explains one of the techniques.

look here. Try it...you'll like it!

I have some fun new ways to use the pigments coming too...

#8...when are you leaving us? the highlight of the dayis your blog. i'll miss you.

GEEZ...THANK YOU so much!! I leave Friday morning..back late on Thursday the 28th.

And breaking news...

I SAW THE COVER for book #2 YESTERDAY...

I asked for a few tweeks...

HOPEFULLY, I can show you tomorrow.

That book got fat too...

we went from 40 pages in book #1 to I think 56 in this one.

I'm thrilled with the photography & layout...

Matt did a GREAT job!

On to the Maya Road reveals...

This is a canvas banner that I made...
it says BLOOM...

I used tim's new Sizzix die to cut the wool felt flowers...
VERY FUN!!!!!


A close look...
the flowers are a denim-ish blue...not black...



another ...




Ok...more quickie CHA demo tags...
These guys are all done with Ranger's Adirondack dye inks...

I almost trashed this one 'til I stamped the background...now I LOVE it...






This background is soooooooo pretty...kind of watercolor-ish...
You can't really see the Perfect Pearls...




Maybe the Perfect pearls show better here...

I'll show more tomorrow...
the camera battery needs a jolt...


I have one showing one of my large flower stamps with a tim Sizzix die cut flower as a layer...
I LOVE it when things work together...


Now this is hard to believe...
but...

I'm headed out for a haircut/bleach job...which is no big deal...
except that Rick told me this morning that I have not left the house since we celebrated Christmas @ my brother's...

not once...

seriously...

let's see...that would be the 25th of December?????????
Holy cow!

And if it were not for CHA & the haircut...
I'd be more than happy to stay here 'til spring!

So...I'm off to blow off the stink...
and get a new do...

not...

make art!
wendy
ps...I LOVE when you talk to me!
THANKS SO MUCH!!!

EDIT @ 12:55pm...to answer emails...
YES...tim's embossing folders & dies will work in the Big Shot.
NO PROBLEM!!!
but word on the street is...hmmm..better wait on that thought!

54 comments:

Miss Iowa said...

Num num num! Too much cuteness. Do you know whether Tim's new embossing folders work in the Cuttlebug?

jan said...

Wendy your designs rock! There are so many great products coming, especially between you and TIm! Will the dies work only in a Sizzix?

BETTY said...

hoi wendy
what a great stuff is coming
i think that i need to look for a extra job.
i like everything i see.
when do you come to holland?
greeting betty

Lori said...

Love your "samples". The colors you are using are just beautiful. Love the new flowers!

helen said...

Wendy, you rock! Beautiful samples (I saw the book cover yesterday too, it looks great already!) I'm more excited that a kid at Christmas.

Nancy said...

I feel like I all I continue to say is "WOW!" but .... YEAH! WOW!!! Every day, you share something new that's incredibly awesome - something that makes me want to go home NOW & start making art! I want to sit & watch the YouTube, pull out all of my supplies - then my checkbook to start ordering all of the things you're showing that aren't available yet (lol) - and just create. Lucky you, that you've been *stuck* in the house creating since Christmas! I wanna be you! :o)

SusanK said...

There are some super great ideas coming out of your studio! Love how versatile the products are. Hope you'll be teaching some of this locally soon! I see a rather full shopping bag in my future!

Colleen said...

Are you hinting that just maybe there might be another die cutting machine coming out

Debby said...

The sun is finally shining in Illinois and I actually took a walk today and came home to see your wonderful blog! Thanks so much for the peeks! Love the new stuff. Yummy! But THE QUESTION when do we get to see all of the new stamps??????

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I LOVE THE FAT BOOK!!!! Fantastic! So Tim's dies will cut fabric? Awesome! Love the banner, its really neat. AND its great that Tim's dies and embossing folders will work with the Cuttlebug. I just bought mine a month ago and since I already own the Wizard, I was not looking forward to purchasing another one - so great news! Of course, if I look at Tim's machine enough, I know I'll cave and buy it - LOL!
Get out of the house girl, go get the hair done. Maybe add some of the new distress colors to you new "do". I'm just saying - LOL!

Elaine Allen

divester said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!

Cariena said...

we are really waiting for you here in South Africa.....QUESTION - if you have not left the house in almost a month - does Rick do ALL the shopping?

michelle said...

Thanks for asking the question before I asked. . . Is the ABC a new stamp?

Pack and umbrella it is raining out here and chilly in the 50's I figure if I get enough of you girls to pack an umbrella it will not rain for CHA!

Christopher said...

I love your book and banner!
Your stamps are so cool, can not wait to get some.
Enjoy your outing!
:)
Dawn

Anita said...

Wow! All your projects are amazing! Enjoy your outing! Thanks for letting us know that Tim's embossing folders work with the Big Shot.

paperqueen said...

I love the samples, and having all those questions answered.
I saw that Ranger posted Tim's new stuff, but not one mention of that mysterious machine.
I'm just dying to know in what way it will be different from current Sizzix machines, and if the difference is important enough to make me want one.
Do you know anything, Wendy? Are you willing to talk? Do you accept bribes?
Eileen in NYC

Linda said...

How fun to get a box of goodies with a few "musts" then having free reins! Can't wait to see what you created (and the others too!)

Have fun on your outing today!

Linda

KAT said...

Love the samples that you shared! Now it's important and I want to remind you.... Remember to TAKE your camera to CHA (memory card with lots of space available and full batter plus an extra just in case) and to TAKE pictures for all of us who can't go... Cuz we girls like to be in the loop!!!

FibreJunky said...

And I thought I was a hermit!!! I usually only get out once every couple weeks unless class is in session. Your projects are fabulous!! Can't wait to see the rest of what you are alluding to!

WheatLDee said...

Hey- when you have craft supplies aplenty and a great Husband to do the shopping - there's no place like home! BTW-I loved the peek at the House stamp the other day.
I saw that mini book on the MR blog and thought it was screaming "WENDY". Can't wait to see more of your new stuff, although between you and tim, I am just beside myself. :)

Cyndy said...

I think I'd give my right arm to be in YOUR studio from Dec. 25 to Jan 19! And my left arm to be there until Spring with you...thanks for sharing.

denise said...

so i wonder what else tim's die cuts/embossing folders will do or go with? you left us hangin!

enjoy your day out!

Rhonda said...

Wendy, You have told us that you love what you are doing and are having fun---you definitely proved that by not leaving your house for over 3 weeks! Love all of your art, can't wait to see more...have a great time at CHA.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Haven't visited since the 15th so loads to look at and am loving all the art Wendy - how could I not ;) It's all fab fab fab!
Anne xx

Tona said...

...and the excitment builds! I so can't wait until your next bok comes out.
Lol that you haven't been out of the house since Christmas.

Mall Rat said...

I love all your projects ! I agree with Rick you need to get out of the house and get some fresh air :) I wish I could go to CHA with you .. do you need a gopher or someone to do anything .. I VOLUNTEER !!!! lol

2amscrapper said...

Love your projects and new products and happy to read I can still use my Cuttlebug for those new dies. Have fun at CHA!

Liz in MO said...

Love, love, love, love that yellow flower!!!!!

Kristi B. said...

More great projects Wendy. The yellow flower is YUMMY! :)

Linda Cain said...

The banner is wonderful!!!!!

Dawn said...

Not left the house in 20 days, Wendy you have to shop dont you???? I thought you were more of a girlie girl than that????? But the new tags a beautiful, so I can see you have been really busy making art!
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in Sc

Gerrie Johnnic said...

More ohhh'z and ahhhh'z, each and every sample gets more and more exciting, I can't wait to see the entire line and you too!

Lauraline said...

I love your blog, I discovered it few days ago when a friend told me I should have a look. Well, she was right! I like how you write, very refreshing. And I love your art! Your tags from Today's tag are really nice, and all you do is very inspiring. I can't wait to see your new stamps! Continue your good work!

Anonymous said...

omg! it just dawned on me...we wont have your blog while you are at cha? or tims? this is seriously not good...I love your showings today...felt cutting? new to me...your book...gotta have them...both of them...soon I hope..I have told many about your blog but I so want to keep it to my self somedays lol...quite inspiring to all! Id be fine hidin out all winter in my scrap room too...but...life happens!!!!!! ty for all...xoox Cher

Anonymous said...

omg! it just dawned on me...we wont have your blog while you are at cha? or tims? this is seriously not good...I love your showings today...felt cutting? new to me...your book...gotta have them...both of them...soon I hope..I have told many about your blog but I so want to keep it to my self somedays lol...quite inspiring to all! Id be fine hidin out all winter in my scrap room too...but...life happens!!!!!! ty for all...xoox Cher

Shirley Smith said...

Love all your samples and all the answers to the many questions. Can't wait until after CHA so we can see everything. Glad I can use the dies and folders with my cuttlebug. Might I need another toy though???? Thanks shirley

Nancy said...

Hi Wendy - I have been following you and Tim for some time now and really enjoy seeing all the projects and sneek peeks of all the new products.

Thank you for answering the question about Tim's embossing folders and dies working with the Cuttlebug. Can't wait to give them a try. I can't wait to see all your new stamps - all the peeks have been great.

Thanks for all your time and sharing with us.

Sandra said...

once again, wonderful! Love your art!
Sandra

Scrapthat said...

Love the chain on the banner! Love the dotty background on the Wish wish wish piece! Love the Water color on the flower With Love piece! and I really really love the bits of your room we get to see of the old stamps and drawers and such!
TFS as always :)

Kathy Eddy said...

I so love that banner and it looks fantastic next to those drawers. Love the tags too and can't wait for the new book.

Darla said...

Wendy,
Unbelievable, awesome projects Wendy. I am so happy to have an active right brain. Can't wait to see all of your new product and even more so....when they are available for purchase!!!!!!! Have fun at CHA!! Connie & I plan on being at the next one! Our customers at our store are giving us such positive comments.....sooooo cool! Thanks for sharing so much with us Wendy!
Darla

Betty said...

I think we're all running out of superlatives to tell you how much we love your work. Another fantastic day of sharing! Thank you, thank you, thank you! How will we ever survive between Friday and the 28th?!!

Susan said...

Wowser, love all these new flowers and tags! And I suspect there is a new machine coming? Hmm, a Tim machine? I can't stand the suspense. Oh, and about not leaving your house - we must be kindred spirits. I'm that way as long as I have art supplies and food! Do we get a few more peeks before you leave?
Susan

funkycrafter said...

i am seriously liking the yellow flowers...and the backgrouds are so cool.

lorena b. said...

Well Wendy what wonderful& wistful waiting, wretched & woebegone, woundup & weeping while we withstand watching & wanting wares!

Donna said...

WE are sure gonna miss you and your blog style. Gptta have a little wendy in the morn. but I must let you go so those products can get out in the normal people hands. Can't wait.

Helena said...

I watched the pigment & pearls video and now I'm itching to try.
Here you have samples with Adirondack Dyes. Here I go again: what's the difference between dyes and pigment inks?? Does one dry faster than the other? Are they embossable? Can you use the perfect pearls+water mixture on dye inks too?
I know, I'm taking baby steps with inking and I want to learn everything!
My biggest question is: how can I become Wendy Vecchi?

Hugs from Rome

Kristy Hansenwi said...

love this-you do a fantastic job. Enjoy your new do and can't wait for you to get back from CHA so we can see all and get all the directions too. KH

carpediem said...

I feel like hibernating over the cold winter months and certainly wouldn't mind being "holed up" with a stash of Studio 490 stamps, MR ribbons and chipboard, and some(all!) of Tim's new products! Thanks for your post Wendy!

Betty said...

These are seriously fun! I'm so excited about the new book. I can't wait to get it.

Wanda H said...

More gorgeous examples!!!! Yum!!! Can't wait to get more info on the techniques... especially that watercolorish background!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love the bloom banner. 'Course, I love everything. Does anyone have a rich uncle that wants to adopt me? haha!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I looooooove the tag with the yellow flower! I love the colors! I love the flower! I love the green watercolor effect in the leaves! I want it!--Stephanie

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I love it when you do the question|answer thing. Have fun at CHA. Wish I could be there too.