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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Make Art Challenge

Hello and a big welcome to friends and followers old and new, I always appreciate your support.

Having just received my DT package from Inspiration Emporium I decided to create another Wendy Vecchi inspired project to enter in her Make Art Challenge - Use Re-Inkers, you can find the challenge details HERE.

I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to do a background using Wendy's Alcohol and Re-Inker Technique for a while now and to create this one I used a lot of Rubbing Alcohol but I was determined to get a result!  You can see how Wendy does the technique HERE.  I omitted the metallic mixative on my background.


I kept the card quite CAS because I wanted the background to show up nicely.


After creating the background using Re-Inkers in Potting Soil and Cornflower Blue, I stamped out the beautiful Tulip three times from the Art From the Heart (LCS003) set of stamps and  coloured them with Archival Inks in Red Geranium and Fern Green and a Tim Holtz Blending Tool.  I decided against using the blue flower (coloured with Sky Blue Archival) and the ribbon (coloured with Forget-Me-Not Archival mixed with Rubbing Alcohol- it is great for colouring ribbon).  I fussy cut the flowers and layered them up to give dimension.


The wonderful sentiment is from the Blooming Art (SCS119) set of stamps, it suits my mood at the moment!  The stripes at the bottom were used to 'ground' the flower and were created with Wendy's Dots and Stripes Border stencil using Potting Soil Archival Ink.  To finish off I added one of Wendy's Blossom Bucket bees.

There is still time to enter Inspiration Journal's Anything Goes Challenge this month, there is a $50 gift voucher for one randomly selected individual to spent at Inspiration Emporium, our generous Sponsor.  If you use my code Redanne you will receive a 10% discount from your whole order.

I am entering my card into Wendy's Make Art Challenge - Use Re-Inkers.

Thanks for looking, hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx




Products used from Inspiration Emporium
Archival Ink
Archival Re-inkers
Wendy Vecchi Dots and Stripes Border Stencil
Wendy Vecchi Blooming Art stamps
Wendy Vecchi Art from the Heart stamps

37 comments:

  1. Now since when did you ever do anything "unsuccessfully" Mrs. Redfern??? This is beautiful! I love the smoky light background - gorgeously zen, your technique is perfect. Great sentiment and perfect placement of the strong flower and bee. The blue flower looks yummy too so will look forward to its reappearance. The grounding stencil works superbly too. Warmest hugs and best wishes to you, Nicola x

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  2. Background looks wonderful to me! I haven't tried the technique but love the result you have achieved. Don't posses any re-inkers so might need to add the very long list! Love your creation too - simple, bold and striking. Hope all well with you. Nikki xx

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  3. Great flowers Anne and your background is perfect x

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  4. Fantastic background Anne, am so glad you managed to get it right this time. Haven't tried Wendy's technique so will go and check it out later. Your bright flowers pop off the page and your sentiment is typically British, never give up, love it! :-) xxx

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  5. A fabulous background Anne - I love the lightsomeness (??) of it. Shetland word! The flowers just complete it perfectly and what a wonderful sentiment. Gorgeous!

    Sorry not to have been around much these last couple of weeks, but think I am getting back to normal now! Jennie xxx

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  6. Oh, I love this Anne! your layered tulip is so pretty against your background -what a wonderful sentiment and fun little bee! great design!

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  7. It's a WON-derful background, and shows off your pretty red tulip so well. Liked your extra detail of the print on the petals too. Cute little bee buzzing the flower & the stripes at the bottom made me think of fencing. I like the lighter look just around the tulip, it looks quite back lit. Great job but then you always do! TFS & Hugs (thanks for the link to Wendy's tutorial too.)

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  8. I love Wendy's style, but unfortunately I do not have much material to work with, I must make a significant purchase of her stamps and stencils! Beautiful work, as always beautifully designed and beautiful color choice! BArbarayaya

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  9. Such a beautiful creation Anne! LOVE the uncluttered look to this which highlights the beauty of the elements and that glorious background. Jenny x

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  10. amazing work of art as always Anne and I love that cute little buzzy bee...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  11. Great card Anne. I love the way you have layered the flower and that sentiment is fab.
    Toni xx

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  12. This looks fabulous Anne ..... I must get around to trying that technique as your background looks so pretty. Have a fab weekend ... hugs Linda xx

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  13. Beautiful quote for a beautiful card Anne. Love the vibrancy of the flower and the little bee is soooo cute on a stunning background.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  14. What a beautiful bright layered flower?!!! I love how funky and different this looks. Great job Anne!! Hugs, Georgie xx

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  15. Wow Anne, I think your background turned out amazing, it looks like the sky with fluffy, whispy clouds!! Love how you layered the petals of your flower! Amazing piece! hugs :)

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  16. This is such a gorgeous creation, Anne. Love the beautiful background colors and layers of the flower. :)

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  17. This is such a cool card! The design of the tulip is most unusual and I really like that you stamped the head onto text. The blue is a pretty colour too, I like Wendy's colours.
    Have a fab weekend Anne {{Hugs}} xox

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  18. What a fabulous creation Anne, love the background and beautiful tulip! The background is brilliant, I love how it looks like sky, with different, subtle tones...definitely a success! Hugs Carole Z X

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  19. Very nice - if I were a judge, you would win hands down!! You definitely made the right choice with the red flower!
    Sandy xx

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  20. Beautiful dimensional flower! This is so Wendy! Gorgeous!!!

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  21. As your awesome sediment says, I'm glad you had the courage to continue, Annie, because you ended up with a beautiful dreamy background that works perfectly with your whimsical texted and dotted tulip and that adorable bee!! (Two words I never thought I'd use next to each other, lol!) This is fabunificent!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  22. Fantastic sentiment, love the whole brilliant design.
    Have a great weekend
    Patricia xx

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  23. this is beautiful Anne - I adore the bee - always have!!! Beautiful tulip too - I love to use reinkers with shaving foam - maybe i'll give it a try! Huggles rachel x

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  24. There is a kind of contrast and at the same time a perfect balance in all the elements of this project, the background is fantastic, love it!!

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  25. Anne, your card is just delightful! I love that big bold tulip and how cute is that little bee! Love that background and I do have to pick up some of her inks and reinkers! Happy Weekend!

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  26. Such a gorgeous card Anne. I really love the background you have created, beautiful flower and such a fabulous sentiment too.
    Thank you so much for your very kind get well wishes Anne, it means so much to me.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  27. I love your texty tulips, Anne - you've got Wendy's style down so well, but always with your own little twists to make it oh-so-you too!
    Alison xx

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  28. I love your card! The dimensional tulip just pops right off that gorgeous background. :)

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  29. What a beautiful piece of Art. Your talent always shows through Anne, no matter what you create. Love & Hugs Rita xxxx

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  30. I love the entire thing Anne but especially the background. Your mixture of ink and alcohol are just perfect. Your work is wonderful as always. Have a great week, S@ndy xx

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  31. Love it Anne and I agree with such a nice background technique it would be a shame not to be able to see it. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  32. Fabulous Anne! The brilliant colours look great against the background! Great photos that show the shadow beautifully, Chrisx

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  33. Beautiful card Anne...Love that layered tulip! x

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  34. Such a gorgeous card - the background is so beautiful and I love the layered image!
    Rebecca.
    x

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  35. Beautiful card. You made a great job of the background and I love that tulip. Elaine xx

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  36. Just adore your dreamy background, perfect for your 3d tulip.
    Julie x

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  37. Congrats on your win, so well deserved!!

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