Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Make Art Blog Hop Featuring Studio 490

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Hi everyone and welcome to our Make Art blog hop featuring art from the eclectic Paperie eTeam and special guest, Wendy Vecchi! We're delighted to have Wendy joining us today, to not only share her products but also to share in her unique artistic style and to be inspired by each of the hop participants.

During the hop the team is going to be sharing the projects that they created with Studio 490 products but maybe more importantly we'll be sharing our experience of working with the products, how we created our projects, and what inspired us to create our piece.

The eTeam is a wonderful group of talented women, each with their own style. Some of us are clean and simple card makers, others love scrapbooking, and still others are drawn to altered art and mixed media projects. The goal of our hop is bring each of these designers and their favorite mediums together and to share how we've used these products to express our own individual styles through our work.
But...that's not all...eclectic Paperie is also offering a few specials during our hop.
  • This week only save 25% on all Studio 490 products, this includes Wendy's stamps, stencils, Art Parts, Book, and Blossom Bucket embellishments. Use code WENDY25 when checking out.
  • During the hop, comment on each blog and you'll be entered into a drawing for a prize package worth $50! Your package will include a collection of Studio 490 products as well as paper and embellishments from the store.
Wait...there's more!
  • We want to hear about what inspires you! Share your thoughts about why you create, what styles you're drawn to, even share a favorite project on our Facebook page. Next week we'll randomly select a winner from those who have commented on our Make Art Facebook posts and give away a $25 gift certificate to eP! Now...are you ready for some crafty goodness? Let's get hopping!
eclectic Paperie - The beginning of the hop
Wendy Vecchi
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Julie Masse
Kim Schofield
Kim Teasdale
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Michelle Hill
Micki Harper
Sherry Cheever
Tammy Hersberger **you are here!** 
Tenia Nelson
Starla Nelson

Thank you so much for joining us and make some time this week to create art and craft your story...

Now, here’s a snippet of my project with a little bit about how it came together!

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I started out with Wendy’s Studio 490 Art Parts “Florals”, but I decided I wanted a nice vibrant color on mine so I prepped by coating the pieces with some Snow Cap White Adirondack Acrylic Paint so they’d have a white base.  See…
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Then, using some blending foam, I colored my flowers with Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain distress ink.  I sprinkled the center of each flower with some glitter for a little bling and dimension.

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This white frame was in my stash of alterables, and I used an Idea-ology Sanding Block to distress the white finish, then painted on some Sail Boat Blue Adirondack Paint from the dabber, let it dry a little bit, wiped most of it off with some paper towels then swiped on some Tea Dye ink for instant aging.  Then I moved on to my focal image, this great sentiment from an old Tim Holtz Stampers’ Anonymous stamp set… as soon as I saw what this says, I knew it had to be a part of my project for today because I was SO stumped as to what I was going to do!  (This particular set isn’t in the eP store, but if you like it you can always drop an email to Kim to see about getting it… this one is called Urban Tapestry.)  The flourish stamped on the upper left corner is from another Stampers’ Anonymous set called Nature’s Discovery.  I sponged some Antique Linen ink around the edges of my focal piece, and used a Mini Basket Weave template from The Crafter’s Workshop on the lower left corner with some Tea Dye ink for added interest.  To finish up my piece, I used some papers from the new Farmhouse Paper Company “Market Square” paper pad, some crocheted lace, and a few Maya Road Vintage Leaf stick pins.

If you can’t clearly read the sentiment, it says… “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.  You have to leave the city of your comfort and venture into the wilderness of your intuition.  You can’t get there any other way, only by taking risks and by not quite knowing what you’re doing… what you’ll discover will be wonderful, what you’ll discover will be yourself.”  I thought that was REALLY appropriate since I was having a lot of trouble getting started on this project!  :)

Hope you enjoy this hop today!  Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!

eP Signature - Tammy Hershberger

28 comments:

Dorothy said...

Excellent!!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous... it may have given you some trouble to start with, but the ending is triumphant! I love the sentiment, and you've given it such a fantastic framing here - beautiful!
Alison x

Noreen said...

I like the way you treated the paper the sentiment is on. And I think the background ad paper is nice.

Noreen
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Julie Masse said...

See?? This is awesome!! Such a beautiful piece of art Tammy! Fab!!

Starla said...

What a wonderful piece of Art you have created!

Bonnie Irvine said...

You'd never know this project gave you grief by looking at the final product. The distressed frame suits this piece of art wonderfully. I really like the layers you used both on and behind the quote. They create a lot of depth and interest and texture. Great use of the art parts to make the frame 3-d. Well done!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful framed piece.

SusanK said...

What a neat idea...this would make a really nice mini bulletin board, too. I'm thinking holiday gifts, etc.

michelle said...

Wonderful finish to a hard start!

Trisha said...

Your project is just wonderful, Tammy. Love the sentiment.

Michelle Hill said...

Tammy...this is very sweet. Love that you added glitter to your flowers to really make them pop. That sentiment is oh so perfect for so many of my projects! Great hopping with you :)

Micki said...

Tammy, I told you.....it's gorgeous! I love it and you used the Art Parts perfectly. I mean, wow....now I wish I had created a frame, lol. Wonderful!

Kathy said...

Beautiful creation, using those wonderful Art Parts. Love that product. You are a very talented artist. Keep up the great work.

Julia Aston said...

Great colors on this wonderful framed project Tammy!

Kim Lemear said...

Love your use of stamps and writing to complete your quote. Great project. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Sue D said...

Wonderful project and thanks for the tip of starting with a white base for the flowers.

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

You are brave! Love all the colors. I am afraid of that much paint:o) You make it look effortless and beautiful.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oooh, I really like this. Lovely colors and composition!

Nan G said...

Beautiful frame! Fabulous sentiment, which I'll be ordering!

Kaye said...

This is really wonderful...no one would ever know it was a "challenge."

Jennifer said...

You've managed to make two patterns work nicely together without even a hint of a shouting match between the two. Nice job!

Broni said...

I LOVE that quote and the frame is the perfect way to keep it handy and remind yourself how creative you really are! Love how you made the flowers brighter and happier too!

Janet L. said...

Simply GREAT! It turned out so very nicely, Tammy!

Kim said...

Look at you....You ROCKED this project! Love the frame, the addition of the flowers, and the sentiment is just perfect!!

Flo said...

Wonderful piece of art. I love the country feel to it.

Tenia Nelson said...

This project is pure AWESOMESAUCE!!! That is all.

Barbara said...

Ahem. I told you so ;-) This is a stunner, my friend.

Sandra said...

lovely!
Sandra ltb