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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Our Creative Corner meets Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz

Hello Blog Friends

Today I am sharing with you my very first Design Team post for Our Creative Corner's Anything Goes Challenge, which you can find HERE.  There is still time to join in the fun so I hope you will pop over, check out what my very talented teamies have made and join in, if you have not already done so!

As I love all thing Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz, they are heavily featured in my make today.  I just wanted to show that things do not always need to be grungy, that pretty and delicate are just as easily achieved.  I made this for a very special new friend for whom the words are particularly appropriate.  Just click on the photos if you want a closer view.




I started out with some fabulous Wendy Vecchi Art Parts from the Large Flourish Frames set.  This is the smaller of the two frames in the set.  The frame measure 9.1/2" x 5" (24cm x 13cm approx) so there is plenty of room to play.

I coloured the bases with Walnut Stain Distress Paint to give a lovely dark base.

 I gave the Art Parts a liberal coating of crackle medium, which I have had in my crafty stash for years.  I am not even sure if they still make it but it dries very quickly (half an hour tops) and this is important for an impatient crafter like me!

I mixed together a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Spun Sugar and Antique Linen and applied these over the base parts and left them to dry.  Again, this was very quick and I love how some of the crackles are quite a bit larger than others - although I am about to cover up some of the lovely crackling!





I added a sentiment from Sam Poole's Creative Expressions set of stamps, Steampunk Dreams, one of my favourites, onto some lovely toning paper that I just happened to have in my stash.  The words read:  'Take Today to do something your heart has Always dreamed of doing'.




The beautiful butterflies are from a Hero Arts set of stamps.  I coloured the butterflies with Prismacolour pencils in a soft blue and pink, cut them out and added some silver jewellery wire for their antennae.

I used the same jewellery wire to make a hanging for the piece.

The flower is cut from crinoline fabric which I purchased from the Funkie Junkie.  I coloured the fabric, along with a piece of burlap, with Spun Sugar Distress Paint.  The paints work beautifully on fabric!  I cut the flower from my trusty and much used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and added a pearl brad for the centre.




Well that's it, my first DT post under my belt, hope you like my creation, I certainly had fun making it and I think the lovely lady I sent it to, as a thank you, liked it.

Over at Artful Times the challenge theme No. 29 Blooming Marvelous, is Flowers and so I would like to enter this piece.

 I am also entering in Country View Challenge #3 which is How does your Garden grow.

Thank you for looking, I hope you will go over to Our Creative Corner to see what my wonderfully talented teamies have made.  Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.  Hugs, Anne xx

62 comments:

  1. What a fabulous first DT post Anne, absolutely beautiful and so pretty! Thanks also for the brilliant tutorial, when I get some time I will be taking inspiration from it, well done my dear blog friend, Carole Z XX

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  2. Wow this is stunning Anne,love it.xxx

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  3. This is beautiful Anne. I bet your friend was blown away by your beautiful gift. Way to go with your first DT post!

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  4. Stunning Anne. Just stunning! That crackle medium worked a treat and your flowers and butterflies are so beautiful! I bet your friend was 'gobsmacked' :0)) *hug* Mo x

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  5. This is a gorgeous project Anne, I love everything! The flower is amazing! (I've just ordered my tattered floral die & can't wait for it to arrive), and I love how you've coloured the butterflies. Cathy x

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  6. That's just gorgeous Anne, beautiful! Sorry I didn't get to meet up at Port Sunlight, next time though! Elizabeth xxx

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  7. you definitely kick things off with a stunner Anne...absolutely gorgeous and I love the soft WV and TH style...hugs kath xxx

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  8. A gorgeous make, Anne. The crackled background has such lovely texture and creates a beautiful frame for the awesome sentiment. Your butterflies are beautifully coloured...so delicate and pretty. Love, love, love that flower. Every detail right down to the curly wire hanger is delightful.

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  9. this is absolutely wonderful Anne - I love that your crackle medium works so quickly - I bought some kroma crackle on Saturday and it still isn't really doing much - a big disappointment. Thankyou so much for the ATC you sent also - its fabulous and now in the tradition of ATC's I must make one and return it - I have an idea already forming - but don't be surprised if it takes a while!! Big Hugs and congrats again on this DT position - wonderful work and a fabulous team you're on xx

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  10. Absolutely delicious, Anne - the crackle, as everyone has already said, is glorious, and the delicate additions of the butterflies and flower are lovely. The curly wire is an inspired touch! Beautiful first DT contribution - congratulations!!
    Alison xx

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  11. Oh this is totally gorgeous Anne!! I love the shabby chic look at the best of times and you have achieved it to a t!! The crackling is indeed stunning and I totally adore the flower with the two fabrics, and as to those butterflies, what can I say, just lovely!! Congrats on this fabulous DT enry!!!

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  12. What a lovely make this is, Anne!

    And who would have guessed it was your first project as a DT member!? Seems you are an old hand at it already ;)
    Love your crackled frame so much. And thanks for the "before" pictures - I always love to see the transformation from raw material to a wonderful, enchanting creation!

    I am so proud to work alongside you at OCC!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xx

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  13. Your DT piece is stunning Anne! Like Claudia, I love that you show the before picture too - makes your transformation even more amazing. The delicate colours are beautiful and that crackling is superb - I'm a great fan ot crackle! The lovely feminine floral is gorgeous made from your fabrics and just completes this wonderfully feminine piece to perfection.
    (you should enter this at Artful Times - their challenge is 'Blooming Marvellous).
    So very lucky to work with you at Our Creative Corner!
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  14. This is absolutely stunning Anne. I really love the design with those gorgeous butterflies and such a wonderful flower. Thank you for the inspiration.
    hugs Sue xx

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  15. A fabulous first DT piece Anne and what an inspiration you are. Great processes and materials to achieve this beautiful delicate look.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  16. So, so pretty!
    Congratulations again :)

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  17. Oh Anne - you had me at 'Hello'!!!! I LOVE THIS!! Congrats on your stunning first DT piece - it is very beautiful. You are an A grader in artistic design! Hugs, Nicola x

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  18. Anne, this is so stunning! I love the crackle on this pretty frame and the butterfly and flower look so perfect with the sentiment! Fabulous DT post and you are such a natural! Hugs!

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  19. wow, a fabulous piece of art, love the crackle and the pretty crinoline flower. I have several different crackle mediums and haven't got one to work yet !

    Joan

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  20. Congrats on your first DT post - love the pastel colours and those butterflies are gorgeous! I'm with you - just because you are using Tim Holtz stamps doesn't mean you have to stick to brown!!

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  21. Wow Anne - thank you so much for all the details on how you made this stunning piece! I love the crackles, and I can't believe you actually made that flower...... I'm so impressed and thrilled to be on the team with you. Love, Margie xx

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  22. Well your first DT project is DANGfangTASTIC!!! Anne this is gorgeous!!Wonderful project for your first post with Our Creative Corners. And to think I knew you when. I so appreciate your tutorial along the way too.
    Sandy

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  23. You see why I said they are lucky to have you, Annie! This is extraordinary! I love how feminine and pretty and uplifting it is and, of course, ADORE the sentiment!! You have really outdone yourself with all the precious details. Honestly, you should open or enter your work in a small art gallery! Folks would snatch up your pieces in a MINUTE!!

    Have a great week ....counting the hours to the big reveal!! xxoo Darnell

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  24. WOW, Love it... Anne it's so true things don't have to be grunged up to look Beautiful...Gorgeous soft colours & crackle, wonderful sentiment & brilliant design... I adore your butterflies & flower...Perfect vintage feel...Congraulations on your first DT Piece... Hugs May x x x

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  25. Completely yummy Anne. The crackle has worked perfectly and I love that flower (got some crinoline coming - can't wait now!!!) What a fantastic way to launch your well deserved DT spot at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

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  26. So very beautiful, and how kind of you to make this for a new friend. (keep this up, and she'll stay to become an 'old' friend too!). I'm one of those who appreciates the 'grunge look', but doesn't do it. This is something that I would try, because I like 'pretty' better than grunge. (yet I also realize the work that goes into the grunge effect too). I remember that crackle paint. Will have to see if I can find some product...would be neat for cards. Toning paper is unfamiliar to me. If you have time, could you please explain what it is? You've done a terrific job on your DT assignment, (no surprise, that!). Thanks for sharing something so lovely, and explaining how you achieved this look. Hugs

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  27. A totally gorgeous piece of artwork, Anne! Sensational use of the Art Parts and that crackle finish is totally gorgeous. That sentiment is lovely and your crinoline flower rocks! And thanks so much for including a link to my boutique!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  28. I think this is really beautiful, so delicate, I'm sure your friend will love it. The flower is particularly fabulous, I love the colour you have achieved, great Anne! Xx

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  29. Hi Anne not only am I congratulating you on your first design team creation but also on how fabulous your blog looks now. It has a real professional look to it and is very attractive. Well done my friend on everything.
    Lynn xxx

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  30. WOW , not much I can add from all the lovely comments, it's a fabulous make, the gorgeous crackle, the beautiful flower and I love the curly wire on top just a fabulous make, thanks for sharing your creativity and have a wonderful day..

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  31. Oh Anne, this is so gorgeous! The flower is breathtakingly beautiful. Love the center bling and the texture of the two fabrics in the flower.
    The whole project is so pretty and feminine and gorgeous. It is a lovely sentiment stamp and the plaque does it justice.

    Glad you liked the garden photos. I have about 30 triliums. Do you remember the bit where they are white when they first blossom. Then they gradually start to turn lilac as the weather warms...finally they are purple before the blossoms start to shrivel. I will check to see if I have one still left in bloom and do a close up for you...but I think the last one shriveled a couple of days ago. I just couldn't get organized to take the photos...life got in the way! teehee

    About 50 pots have to be labelled by tonight for the garden club raffle and then the rest (well over 200) need labelled and priced for the plant sale we are holding on Saturday! I think I am making everything a dollar as I want rid of them. My sister is taking all the leftover ones so she is fingers crossed it rains on Saturday and no one shows up...teehee

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  32. Hi Anne, this is gorgeous, I love the delicate colours, very feminine, and the crackle looks fab. Your fabric flower is stunning too.
    Thanks for all your recent comments on my blog posts. My poor old blog has been so neglected the last couple of weeks, and I don't think there's going to be much change next week. So busy trying to get things in order before I go on holiday. Hopefully I'll get chance to blog while I'm away. Take care. Linda xx

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  33. Gorgeous DT make Anne.....I love the colours and the Art Parts are amazing. The crackle is perfect. THanks for sharing

    Lots of hugs

    Annie xx

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  34. That is simply gorgeous and what a lovely crackle you got. A perfect gift for your friend. Thanks for sharing it at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  35. GORGEOUS!!!! The crackle is beautiful and makes this elegant piece so special! I love the sentiment, and the flowers, and Wendy's parts all swirly really give this so much movement and eye candy appeal! Such a stunning make Anne!

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  36. Oh I absolutely love the prettiness of this Anne. You are right when you say that not everything needs to be grungy. It is totally gorgeous!
    Dot x

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  37. OMGee Anne this is gorgeous! So gorgeous that I want it, which doesn't always happen lol! Love every little thing you did to it. Note to self is I must play more off the page - this is so inspirational! Karen x

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  38. Wow, Anne, it's fabulous! I love the crackle and how you've hung this with the wire. The flowers are gorgeous. Congrats on kicking it off with a bang!

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  39. Hi Anne, Imlove the crackle on this piece and the delicate colour palette. The flowers is gorgeous and so delicate looking. A lovely start to,your DT term. Tracy x

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  40. Oh my goodness Anne this is beautiful!! I love the crackle effect with the wonky frame and wire. Those butterflies are beautiful too. Great piece of art.
    Hugs Kelly

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  41. This is a wonderful little project. Love the crackled effect and the beautiful wording.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  42. Wonderful Anne the sentiment says it all :)
    Thank you for thinking of us at Artful Times and joining in
    Von ♥

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  43. Hi Anne, Congratulations with this your first DT post for My Creative Corner. This beautiful frame and its oh so delicate crinolene & burlap flower and painted butterflies is absolutely gorgeous. Love the curled wire for the hanger and the antennae. I bet the lady who recieved this was tickled pink. Hugs Mo x

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  44. What a wonderful first post for the challenge Anne and I love your painted flower and the gorgeous crackle background too. Have a lovely Sunday, Chris x

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  45. I must say I am becoming a fan of these art parts sets, and I love what you have done with yours. the cracked paint finish is one of my faves and looks wonderful. what a great first dt piece, I am so pleased you are on such a creative team and can not wait to see the future makes.
    Any chance you are able to make it to the craft barn extravaganza in a couple of weekends time?

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  46. Hi Anne,love the 'shabby chic' appeal of this, gorgeous subtle colour achieved with your colour mixing and that crackle finish is just fabulous, a lovely piece x

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  47. Hi Anne,
    I love your crackled background and the way the frame is offset, beautiful,
    Rosie x

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  48. Oh my gosh thats great! Love it! Cx

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  49. Congratulations Anne I love this amazing butterfly,,,,OMG,,,,,and your crackcle frame is stunning my friend.

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  50. Huge congrats on the DT spot Anne, well deserved! Just a lovely frame, love the crackle. Thank you for your good wishes before my show on the weekend :)
    Hope you have a lovely week creating!
    Kimx

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  51. Love this frame Anne & the beautiful effect you've achieved with the crackle paint. Must get myself some burlap & have a go with my tattered florals die.
    Amy x

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  52. Absolutely beautiful Anne! The crackle medium over the distress stain is oh so lovely and I adore those butterfly stamps! Big congrats on the DT go you!

    Amy*

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  53. Absolutely beautiful Anne! The crackle medium over the distress stain is oh so lovely and I adore those butterfly stamps! Big congrats on the DT go you!

    Amy*

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  54. Wonderful little project, love the crackled effect makes a fun design.

    regards diane

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  55. Anne...you did a masterful job on this lovely shabby frame. I love the color and the crackled finish! Tim's Tattered Floral flower and the sweet butterflies are just icing on an already gorgeous cake. :) You've done Wendy proud with this piece, Anne! I also wanted to thank you for such a kind comment you left on my blog. You're so sweet, Anne. <3 Candy

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  56. Oh! Wow! what a stunning project I love everything about it.

    Patricia x

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  57. Hi Anne, what a lovely project - love the crackle effect. Thanks for stopping by a couple of my posts recently - cheers... Mxx

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  58. GORGEOUS make Anne, and a lovely first DT post!! Congrats to both of us for making the Featured Artist award over at Anything but a card! woo hoo! ((hugs)) Thanks for going and voting for me to over at Genuinely Jane's, I appreciate that vry much! waving hi from the sunny hills of North Carolina ♥

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  59. This is really something special and I very much enjoyed reading how you made this lovely piece.

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  60. How beautiful I love the crackle look too!

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  61. Just catching up Anne and popped back to say thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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

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