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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Two Challenges - Time to Be You - Wendy Vecchi Inspired

Hello lovely Bloggers, Friends old and new,

The theme at Sunday Stampers which is run by the amazing Hels Sheridan is A Taste of Honey where Hels would like to see something in Honey Colours / Honeycombs.  Hels has been under the weather this week so I hope that by now she is fighting fit again.

The theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is - Inspired by Wendy Vecchi.  There is a prize of £50 to spend at Simon Says Store for a randomly selected entry.  If you do not necessarily want to enter, please do go over and visit the blog to see what amazing pieces the DT have come up with.

Since Hels is a great Wendy Vecchi fan (me too) I can combine two challenges in one!

I have called my piece Time to Be You :



 
 
I have made my favourite hinged tag again, inspired by Hels, the base is covered in Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge DIs.  I spodged the ink onto my mat, spritzed with water and then smooshed the tag through it, dried it with my heat tool and repeated until I was happy with the background colour.  I overstamped in Rusty Hinge DI with the Wendy Vecchi honeycomb stamp from the Art For You set.  The edges were distressed with Black Soot DI.
 
The bee is from Wendy Vecchi Art Part set Bugs and Butterflies and I overstamped this with the bee from the Art For you stamp set and then coloured with Distress Markers.  To make the bee glimmer I sprayed the whole thing with Glimmer Mist.  I cut the bottom of the wings off and then stamped some Clearly For Art with the bee stamp, cut it out, coloured it with alcohol ink in Cool Peri and attached it to the bee to give a clear wing effect.  The bee comes in two parts and I added the smaller body part (coloured with Distress Marker) on top of the wings to give added dimension.   I added rhinestones to highlight the eyes (I love this insect set).
 
 
 
The watch is another WV Art Part (Pocket Watches) and I coloured the base with Frayed Burlap, overstamped with a watch stamp from my stash and then attached the top of the watch after embossing with gold embossing powder.  I aged the watch slightly with Black Soot DI.
 
The words 'Time To' are computer generated and the 'Be You' is from the WV Art for You stamp set.  I added three jump rings to hold the two parts of the tag together.  To finish off I dyed some vintage seam binding in Fired Brick and Wild Honey DIs and added these to the tag.
 
This is a scheduled post because I am away at the moment, I had to miss WOYWW this week and I will not be able to comment on any blogs until I return early next week - sorry, I miss my daily fix of blogging already! 
 
If you do visit, I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them and always do my best to return the compliment.  Crafty hugs, and see you soon!  Anne x
 
 

 
 


45 comments:

  1. Hi there Anne, I must say ever since I found your blog via Stamping Ground I've admired your tags so much they / you have inspired me to have a go with them. Can't see mine being anywhere near your level of expertise but I guess gotta start somewhere hey?
    Look fwd to your return.
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  2. Gorgeous tag, just stunning! Love the color and the design, especially the hinged part to the tag!! Awesome job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  3. Just love this one, Anne. You did a great job with the honeycomb stamp, and the 2 part bug, so cute! I adore the designs so much using one of your hinged tags! xo's, my friend! Pam

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  4. This is gorgeous Anne I love the layout and stamps and the colours you have used are beautiful. Caroline xxx

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  5. ...amazing work Anne, your colour theme is very striking, super blending and stamping, I do loVe the honeycomb and the bee is great, a very eye-catching make...Melx :)

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  6. Well Anne you've surpassed yourself. This has to be one of my favourites from your pieces ever. You have really finnessed those WV parts beautifully (what a clever idea with the wings!) and the background works perfectly. Have a great break and good luck next week. I'll be thinking of you. Hugs, Buttons x

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  7. WOW! Another wonderful creation Anne. I love the colours and the fabulous detailing is just perfect!

    Hugs Sue

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  8. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Your tag this week is super - love the depth of colour you've achieved on the background The bug is great too...a bit scary... but great!!

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  9. This is gorgeous Anne,love the clock and great details.xxx

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  10. Another fabulous tag Anne, love the colours on this one, so vibrant. The bee is amazing!
    Love WV Art Parts. I'm hoping to replenish my stash at the Birmingham show next month - and some stamps too!
    Hope you're enjoying yourself while you're away. Have fun! xx

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  11. Hi Anne, I just popped in to have a peep at your lovely tag. I too am a huge fan of anything WV, and really enjoy seeing how other crafters use them. Your work is gorgeous, and I've added my name to your long list of followers xx

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  12. oh how fab is that fly, love how you did his wings.. cool! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper... am feeling marginally better thanks hun... still not 100% but better than I was lol x

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  13. Anne, this is a masterpiece. I really can't stop looking at it. The colours are fantastic and that bee is brilliant. Hugs Rita xx

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  14. absolutely gorgeous Anne -what a clever play on words and the colours are just wonderful! Hope everything is okay with you! Hugs rachel xx

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  15. Yummy honey tag... what a gorgeous warm colour blend, and the rhinestone eyes are a fab finishing touch!
    Alison x

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  16. The colours of this are gorgeous, the background is fabulous and the Bees eyes are so cool! xx

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  17. Fabulous tag, love the warm rich tones and the fly is fabulous, great dimension on the wings. Love the added pocket watch too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  18. Anne, this is very clever and I love it! I love the background colors first of all! Very autumnal! And I love the honeycomb pattern you've added to the background. The bee is cool and it looks amazing against the colorful background. I love how you've done Wendy's pocket watch. It's perfect! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  19. Love what you've done with the art parts! The bright orangy-yellow is beautiful! I have some art parts but haven't made anything with them yet. Maybe I'll get something in for this challenge!

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  20. Wonderful work Anne, I love the rich colour tones, the honeycomb looks fab and I LOVE the wings , they are fab!! A wonderul make , hope yu enjoy your time away and rest and feel better soon! Hugs trace x

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  21. Gorgeous tag Anne. Especially love the timepiece and how it pops. Colours are stunning. Fabby job too with the jumprings - must try that. Really like this one. Big hug, Nicola x

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  22. Bee-ootiful! Love that sparkle and how you left some of the tag colored without the honeycomb. It's so eye catching!

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  23. Very clever tag Anne. I love the colours :0)

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  24. Great tag Anne. Fabulous colour combos.I'm really going to have to start doing more tags, using some of your inspirations. Thank you so much for your inspiring comments. Have a great week, cheers, Di

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  25. This is fabulous, you have been so clever with the wings and by putting shimmer on them. The colour is dripping with honey lushness, Hope you are having a good time, xx

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  26. Anne the hinged tag idea is SUPER cool.Your tag has such a lushness to it and a fabulous sentiment too!
    Totally delish.

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  27. Just super! I kept on starring at this artwork, allmost forgot that I wanted to write a comment for you to tell how beautiful I thik this is! Greetings, Gerrina

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  28. This could also be called "Time Flies" LOL! I love it Anne - I am going to have to give one of these tags a go - will be sure and give you credit. I also love the colors you have selected. Love your art work Sugar!
    sandy

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  29. Ohhh my goodnesss I am loving your Wendy Piece of ART, wowzersss fabulous colors and the stampset that you have used YUMMMMIEEE thank you so much for sharing your fabulous Tag with the DT from SSS and S. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  30. I absolutely love, love, love your tag.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  31. HI Anne, this is really fab...I didn't get any thing made for Sunday Stampers last week - in fact I got as far as a tag stamped with a honeycomb and coloured with distress inks, and then all the craft events I had on took over my world! I see you were a winner on Emergency Crafters blog challenge...well done! (I don't have a say in the winners so it's okay for me to congratulate! lol), hugs Carole Z X

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  32. A lovely tag ! the honeycomb looks good enough to eat :)
    Von ☺

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  33. Fabulous tag Anne, the background is fantastic!!! What a work of art.... Love it!!! Hugs May x x x

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  34. Scrumptious colours and a great design - love the rich tones and the fly is fabulous! Thanks also for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah

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  35. Anne, I love how rich and vibrant the colours are, I really like the flappy tag as well, may need to steel that idea ;) x

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  36. I love this Anne, anything with bees is fantastic. Very nice job.

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  37. Now this is my favourite so far!! I adore the colours and all the texture you've created here Anne. The insect is simply stunning and I need to get hold of some of that clearly for art stuff - it looks amazing as part of the wings. Stunning, simply stunning.
    Have a great week where ever you are!!
    Juliaxx

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  38. Gorgeous tag Anne, love the colours, the pocket watch is lovely with the gold against the dark brown and the bee is WOW! with those lifelike wings. Hope your enjoying your week away. Alexandra x

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  39. Oh, I thought maybe you were back until I got to the end. I'm going to comment anyway, before I forget. This tag is simply stunning, Annie! That bee is so real looking ~ just amazing. I hope your trip is going well and you are feeling well, too, wherever you are!! Hearts, Darnell

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  40. Love the swing tag. The insect looks very realistic.

    Carolc

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  41. Gorgeous colours Anne and I love the honeycomb effect.
    I need to get some Black Soot DI; it adds something different to the Antique linen I think :0) Mo x

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  42. I like that bar the big fly but it fits the bill. I spotted a HUGE fly on the doormat and really didn't fancy shifting it (and I'm not squeamy) but on closer inspection, it was one of my Halloween plastic ones that I had plopped in the sweetie basket along with bugs, beetles and bats for the trick or treaters on Weds! Doh!
    Love Jo x

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  43. Love it! That bee is so spectacular, it looks like it could take off and buzz about the room at any moment. I like the hinged tag effect. I've not seen that done before, very clever! Happy travels!

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  44. How did I miss this BEEutiful project??? It's a stunner Anne! Just gorgeous! I love that bee!!! The added bottom is wonderful as well!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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