Thursday, July 28, 2011

speaking of art...

welcome to studio 490 giveaway #5...

this set is called
speaking of art...

and tomorrow, it will be headed to a new home...
it could be YOUR home...
just leave a comment...
we'll draw a random winner @ 7am tomorrow...
Chicago time...

that's all it takes...

today's set has two stamps that coordinate perfectly with 2 new art parts...

the pencil & the pen nib...

this is cool because they can be created in any color you need, just by changing the ink color...



rubber stamps are really versatile & I'll show you 2 quite different variations of one stamp, in the photos below...

the first uses the "artist definition background",
to make a more traditional/classy gift...

the base is an art parts small creative cover...

the art parts covers are the perfect starting points for a project,
because they are just a nice solid surface...
they are VERY reasonably priced...
they (and all art parts) accept tim's distress stains like a dream...
they can also easily be inked with the blending tool & distress inks...
or sprayed with Adirondack Color Washes too...
or...painted...
or covered with patterned paper...

the art parts flourishes are new...
as is the 6 petal art parts flower...

the beautiful bling button in the center of the flower is from Maya Road...

the cool pearls are from Prima...
sorry this was my last piece & I'm not sure of the exact name or even if they are still available...

here's the traditional look...
using the "artist definition background"...


next is another member of the DOOR KNOB family...
you'll see LOTS of new art parts here...

the wings...

the large queen...

the umbrella & the flower...

the grungeboard flower is sitting on one piece of the art parts spool...


a few of the details...
it's hard to see, but there is a clear tim bauble hanging from the umbrella, to look like rain drops...

to make the tiny hole in the umbrella, I used his drill punch...

she has a spider on her nose...

and the mini crown stamp turned upside down to make eyelashes...

the white dot in the eye is Ranger's Inkssentials white pen...

and I used Ranger's Cut N Dry nibs to color in the small areas (lips & eye)...


and here's the same "artist definition background" used on the wings, for a funky/edgy effect...

so totally different from the first project...

the wings were inked with the new mustard seed distress stain & stamped with my new favorite vermillion archival...
this color combo just speaks to me...

again, the drill punch makes the perfect sized hole for jump rings...

and I LOVE that the hole edges are perfectly smooth...



so the moral of today's post is that rubber stamps are versatile...

they can be anything YOU want them to be...

and now today's winner is...

Tammy Tutterow has left a new comment on your post "art by hand...":

Oh! Pick me! Pick me! This is my new all time favorite Wendy stamp set. I love it!



Posted by Tammy Tutterow to Studio 490 at July 27, 2011 9:28 AM

Tammy...send your shipping info please (wbv1213@me.com)
and "art by hand" will be headed to you...

thanks so much everyone,
for leaving comments & for playing along...

see you tomorrow for another stamp giveaway...

it's an ugly rainy day here...

think I'll head to the studio to...

make art!
wendy

92 comments:

EileenMV said...

Love all of your creations - beautiful!!!

Neil said...
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Neil said...

Love this set! Would love to be lucky enough to give it a very good home here in sunny England. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

texasbarb said...

The next member of the door knob family is precious!! I just love it.

Lovin' the Speaking of Art stamp set and would LOVE to give it a good HOME!!!

StampDancer said...

Both projects are lovely, but I have to admit I'm in love with the Artist Definition piece. Oooh, I hope I win the set. :)

Erin Glee said...

Congrats to Tammy Tutorial! (Or does Tim call you Tutorial Tammy or ?)
Love "spider alert" and thank you for a chance to win!

Liz in MO said...

Oh my goodness, I love this set. I think it will be my ultimate fave. Love the background, the nib, yada, yada, yada. . . I would love, love, love to win this one.

SusanK said...

Another set that will, one way or another, make it's way into my collection. The projects are super, as always. Hey, can you push some of that rain south? We've had less than 1/2" all month when we usually have about 4.75".

TheLastOfNine said...

I really like your first piece, for it's simplicity.
Gloria H

Anikraft said...

Looooving the artist definition stamp. thanks once again for the chance of winning! Hope I get picked.
Anika x

Donna L said...

Another get set of stamps I would love to win and the more art parts I see the more I want to buy!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Vic said...

Oh, I love the stamps in this set! Congrats to Tammy!!

Cindy Kotora said...

Ooh, aah! Love love love the pencil and pen nib! Oh how I would love to add this one to my collection!.
Beautiful work as usual Wendy!
Cindy Kotora

Roxanne said...

O M GOODNESS! I collect old ink wells and this set is just going to be my favorite ever! Love your creativity! Thanks for the chance to win such a great set of stamps!

2amscrapper said...

more fantastic inspiration--the art is totally awesome--and I really like this stamp set too!

Julie said...

Pick Me! Pick my home for your new "Speaking of Art" stamp set! I absolutely love those new art stamps!

Janet L. said...

Love the way you used the stamps! I taught art for 30 years and would love to own this stamp set.

Carol said...

This set is one of my favorites - love the Artist definition! THank you for the chance to win

Mary said...

Ooh, I really like this one too. That definition does have so many possibilities! Thanks for the fun giveaway! =)

Anonymous said...

I would so much love to win -- big sigh -- never won anything at all, and I do so adore these goodies!
Greetings from Sally in France
stampsally@yahoo.fr

michelle said...

I so love the queen art . . she is amazing!
Love this set of stamps and I so need to have that definition sitting in my house.

Lori said...

Cool! Love that background stamp. And the spider alert is too funny and cool. I love it!

Helen said...

OK, so if begging works, Pick me, pick me; lol!
I am going to start walking around with a screwdriver and undoing door knobs..... ha ha!! I love today's door knob art; and as for the flourish - it is divine. Hoping to be lucky!!

Gabrielle said...

Love how it is raining and you showed us a wonderful way with an umbrella! Congrats to Tammy and huge thanks again for another opportunity to win - fingers crossed!

Susan Leslie said...

Oh, I love this stamp set Wendy and all of your creations are so amazing. I can't wait to get all of your new stamps and art parts. Thanks for all of your inspiration and a chance to win!

Marijane said...

Love the doorknob queen! The spider on her nose is one of my favorite stamps, and is so much fun to put in the most unusual places - on cards and other forms of art. Congrats to Tammy! What a perfect recipient of yesterday's stamp set... she incorporates sewing in a lot of her art pieces.

Debby said...

Love the new art you shared. Have to get some door knobs as they make the coolest pieces! I would love to have that new stamp set make its way to my house!!!

redmom said...

Oooh another fun project using a door knob...love it!! That stamp set totally rocks, I really can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Kristy Hansen said...

I love your new stamps and what you do with everything. thank you for being so generous to share with all of us! ksh

Marie D. said...

I would love the bragging rights to one of your art pieces. I summit comments all the time and it would be awesome and a privilege to place this piece in my craft room.

so PLEzzzzzz pick me! *smile*

Gillian .... said...

Loving the look of the "traditional" art parts project, the artist definition stamp is a MUST!, Another inspirational addition to the Door Knob family Wendy. Sooooo many possibilities yet again, would love to win. Thanks again to Ted & Michelle for keeping those prizes coming.

Juel said...

Your art inspires me!

Emma said...

Just when I thought you couldn't get any better Wendy...you create a set of stamps that is just SO perfect!! These are a must for any stamp collector...

Congrats to Tammy and thank you again for this opportunity to win your stamps. Good luck, everyone...

Noreen said...

Love the fun way you put all the art parts together! And the spider on her nose!

Marilyn said...

Your art is a delight for the eye! Beautiful art creations to enjoy this morning! Thanks Wendy!

woodandfabric said...

Love your new creation! It's gorgeous. This stamp set is my favorite I think!
Michelle *Ü*

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
I love all your stamp sets! Thanks for a chance to win a set. I really like the door knob idea~~~so awesome!!!

Karen S. Ohio

Mo said...

My home is waiting with open arms to welcome one of your fabulous stamp sets.Thanks, Wendy

Lynne said...

Congrats to Tammy! Love the Artist Definition piece so lovely and elegant. The door knob pieces are so much fun - thanks for your inspiration Wendy.

Molossus said...

What a wonderful set! Please enter me into your giveaway!

Marissa said...

ooohhhh...I love all things pen and pencil. Aren't office supplies the best?!?! That's probably why I love crafting so much. I love the markers and pens and papers and...oh I could go on :)

Nicole said...

Love this one! It will be perfect for my nature journals!

Cathy L. said...

Can't wait to get all of these. Your creations speak out to creativity with theses stamps. Congrats Tammy, now it my turn.

SannaS said...

that set is fabulous!!! and your art work is brilliant once again!! =)
thanks for the chance!!
hugs, SannaS

rhonda said...

Hope it finds it way to my home! Love this set,my daughter(only child) leaves for college next month and when I seen this set of thought of her and how fast time has flown by!

Primitive Seasons said...

I think this might be the best stamp set of the new release....but that's a hard thing to pick! But I love it!

Mary

Heidi said...

Yup...this is the one...I know you go to great lengths to name you stamps, but this one will be "the big girl panties" set to me!! LOL

Cardgenie said...

I keep on trying, you can't say I'm not persistent! Love the doorknobs Wendy, so cool. Jean..xx

Tona said...

Congrats to Tammy!
I can see lots of uses for this stamp set. Love what you did with it. Thanks for the chance to win it.

kim henrich said...

what a talent pool you have. I'll beg too to win one of these stamp sets.

Shannon said...

Congrats Tammy, way to go. Looks like you really, really wanted that one, so that's aweosome that you won.

Trying again for the "Speaking of Art" stamp set that's up for grabs. I don't know how you continually come up with new and amazing stamp sets for every CHA show Wendy, but you just must be filled with endless amounts of ideas for stamps & sentiments. And they are always great and better than the last batch (well, never better, because they are all wonderful). I have get my hands on many more of your Art Parts, I haven't bought but one set and I think they are so great. They add so much to a stamped image, and how convenient for all of us that they match all your stamp images.

I am so inspired by your artwork Wendy, thank you for that.

Mall Rat said...

Congrats Tammy ! I love the umbrella and the bauble on it just makes it look like little rain drops. I would never have thought of that, you are amazing ! Have a great day Wendy.

Kathy Eddy said...

Way to go Tammy! Would love to have this set as well wEndy. Very versatile!

Gill said...

I love the artist definition stamp & the versatility of the whole set. Thank you for the chance to win.

Cher said...

wtg Tammy! Another of my fav folks! congrads! if u get tired of that set...send it over lol...j/k... will find a way to get this one too...LUV your project today...crackin me up with the Doorknob folks...what will u think of next woman! xo

Jo said...

Leave a comment you say - that's easier said than done, the desire to be witty and clever or just plain old greedy - pick me, I'd love to play with new stamps! jo xx

Sandra said...

love all your inspiration!
thanks for sharing.
Sandra ltb

Lesley said...

I'm loving doorknob person no.2....i hope they come from a large family...me want to see more and more!!!
The "big girl panties" stamp is soooo cool..definately a must have!! Thanks again for these fab giveaways.

Wanda H said...

Congrats, Tammy!! I'm happy for you!!!! Love this set, Wendy!!! And both projects!!! I'm really Needin' that AP umbrella!!! If I was to scrounge really well, I'd probably find some old door knobs out in the shop somewhere, lol... I'll wait for a cooler day!!

Anonymous said...

So glad to see that Tammy won! Can't wait to see what she does with those stamps, will be checking out her blog.
Thanks Wendy for these giveaways,it's always fun to try to win a prize.

Eileen said...

Very cool projects, and that spider alert is too funny.
Thanks for another chance at winning. Fingers crossed didn't work today, so trying fingers and toes....

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Loving the artist definition.

ConnieR said...

Well, the 4th try is the charm, right?

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow oh Wow! Great projects and I'm loving that stamp set too!

Marilyn L. said...

Each stamp set is more beautiful than the one before (is that possible??). Love the first project and I can see it in my house as we speak. Please let me be the proud winner of this stamp set.

Holly said...

Another fabulous set! I'm loving all of them. Thanks for the chance!

Karla Anderson said...

Love the Limited Edition stamp and the Artist Definition oh and the pencil and well all of it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristina M. Anderson said...

I love this stamp set. I have always had this love of pens, especially old-fashioned pens with nibs. The Artist's Definition is great and the piece you created is so lovely. Thank you for the chance to win one of your great stamp sets! Have a great day!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Ohhh love this set, I NEED this set!! I have to say, your Altered Doorknobs are pure genius! I need to find some to play with. Thank you for the chance to win!

Kelly Massman said...

This set is too cool!!!

Dawnll said...

I don't think there is any set of yours I haven't liked or loved...most of all the inspiration is priceless!
Are you going to be in the WI/ILL border are soon?

Dorothy said...

amazing art!!! Congrats to Tammy!!
I love the art definition!

sue said...

Congrats Tammy! Can't wait to see what art you make with it. Wendy I love all the new stamps.

Mary Luxa said...

When oh When will these be available???? I can't wait - been having dreams about these new sets.

Karenliz said...

Love this set especially the stamp: Put your big girl panties on! I can use that on lots of art!

Kat said...

I hope this is it and it finally makes it in my art drawer last chance gotta win, gotta win, gotta win. :)

marci said...

This is my favorite so far this week - your projects are so inspiring. Love them!

Barbara said...

Love the Art Definition set and the art you created with it! Actually, I love all the art you create! It inspires me to try to be more creative and to do it my way...in that , if it pleases me, then I can call it my art!

Priscilla said...

I love those pearls in/on the wire in your Artist's Definition piece!!!

nancy said...

Love your spider alert door knob! Your stamp sets are all wonderful and thanks for the chance to win one!

BETTY said...

I like your amazing new stamps . They give me a lot of inspiration.
i can't wait to see them in real.
hugs BETTY

Lulabelle said...

Love this set of stamps! and what you have done with them and every other set is so fun and quirky!
Thank you for sharing!

steph martin said...

Love this set of stamps - more thank happy to give the set a good home here in the UK

Larajc said...

You have such a unique style and your stamps convey that style! I love everything you make!

roc said...

wow...what a give away! your artwork is always inspiring!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Congrats to Tammy!! Love these stamps Wendy, and love the altered door knobs!!

Theresa said...

LOVE these stamps!! I am a teacher and LOVE ALL THINGS PENCILS AND the like....Great stamp set!!

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

Love these stamp sets. Everytime I visit your blog....inspiration is always here. Your creativity pops out! Would love to play with these stamp sets. Happy for Tammy! Her art is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Micki said...

woohoo go Tammy. Oh and I'm so going to case the Artist Definition Background project. Love it. :-)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Congrats to the winner! Loving the new sets! Thanks for a chance to win!

Angie said...

Love how you are using those doorknobs! WOW! How fun & funky can you get?

Dawson Carl said...

Designs are cool, but most impressive was mixture of colors you achieved to create... I'm fascinated with this stuff. xl pharmacy