Friday, 22 July 2016

Blossoms and Bookpages


This month at Creative Carte Blanche the lovely Hels has chosen the theme of 
Blossoms and Bookpages.  The CCB team have made some stunning creations,
it is definitely worth a look!

I have been saving hoarding Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts for several years now and as some of
my friends know, I don't like opening new packets, I just like to save them to look at - BUT, I 
opened the 'Create a Container' package to make my piece.

To create the background I painted the parts with Scattered Straw Distress Paint.
I used Wendy's Art for You background stamp for the back and front piece.  The trim and
leaves were painted with Lucky Clover Distress Paint and then over-stamped with Wendy's 
Nature's Art background stamp.  I assembled the pieces of the container.
To create the book page background, I ripped up a few pages from an old book and used
Glue 'n' seal to glue the pages to a piece of Wendy's Clearly for Art (clear).  I stamped
Wendy's Art Works flowers using Ranger Black Archival ink.  
The flowers were cut out and sprayed with Scattered Straw Distress Spray Stain and heated
with a heat gun to shape them.  The button brad centre was coloured with Ground
Espresso Distress Spray Stain.
The sentiment is from Wendy's Art and You stamp set, stamped in black Archival ink and
embossed with clear embossing powder.

I added the bee at the top - one of Wendy's Blossom Bucket Range.

I really enjoyed making this, I think I may just have to crack open a few other
Art Part packages and use them now!

Edited:  I have just noticed that the Funkie Junkie Boutique is offering an extra discount
of 15% off Wendy Vecchi stamps, in their Friday Focus this week.  Linda's prices are always
discounted anyway, so this makes buying Wendy's stamps even better!

As always, thanks for looking!

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. This is lovely Anne. The colours work so well together and I love those flowers.
    It can be so difficult opening & using new stuff - well done for doing it as the result is fabulous.
    Toni xx

  2. Beautiful Anne, love the colours and gorgeous blossoms. I know what you mean about hoarding, you have inspired me to find my box of art parts xxx

  3. That's beautiful Anne! Great to see you breaking into one of those Blossom Bucket packets as it adds the perfect finishing touch here xx

  4. That's wonderful Anne! Love the book pages on the clearly for art .... I am having one of those days on blogger when I realise there are so many things I don't have! Have a lovely weekend xxx

  5. This is gorgeous ..... great colours, and I love those blooms xx

  6. This is so beautiful, Anne! Amazing use of Wendy's supplies! Loving your awesome colors and those blooms are simply stunning! What a fabulous project this is! Big hugs! Branka xx

  7. Gorgeous! Anne Wonderful colours , beautiful book print flowers and such a cute little bee. So summery . Looking forward to seeing how you use the rest of your art parts . Have a lovely weekend
    hugs x

  8. It's beautiful! Such a gorgeous colour combo and the flower is so pretty! Waiting in anticipation for more art part creations! xxx

  9. I wonder how many people will just have to acquire these goodies after seeing your gorgeous creation. I just love all these Wendy Vecchi elements and wish I could say I had them in my stash lol. So glad you were able to open your packets and use some of your (hoarded) saved stash Anne and share this little beauty with us. Hugs xx

  10. Oh my gosh Anne, this is fabulous!! I love love love how you did the flowers on the patched book pages! Genius!! Great colours, such a sunshine filled project! The honeycomb works so well for a background, and your little bee... awesome! Love it! happy Friday! hugs :)

  11. Love it Anne, the Wendy Vecchi elements are so special and I fully understand you keeping them to look at as I do the same. Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

  12. Ahh - neat sentiment and before I forget... Happy Belated Birthday Anne!!! Here's a hug! Your blossoms and book pages creation is SUMMER PERFECTION. Your bee must love your flower - rather like he's sipping tea while reading a book in the shade!!!!!!!!!! Xj.

  13. Gorgeous Anne. Love your book page flowers against your honeycomb background.
    Julie x

  14. Oh wow, Anne, this is absolutely stunning!! You've showcased Wendy's products perfectly!! I love the flowers!! So creative!! The honeycomb and bee are awesome!! This is so fabulous my friend!! I love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Pretty honeycomb background and good colours too. I think I have some Art Parts and Clearly for Art....unused....just in case I ever need some. I really do need to use them!!

  16. Love this tag Anne. Gorgeous colours, but love that little bumble bee. Hugs Rita xxx

  17. Wonderful tag - your creativity and productivity puts me to shame. I did not know that you did not like to open new packages!
    The only thing I have done this summer is make your birthday pocket letter.
    Hope your weekend will be a good one and you will have pretty weather. Tell David that I think it is high time he took you out for a nice ride and a delightful tea!
    Sandy xx

  18. The colours are wonderful Anne with terrific contrast yet each element very much holding its own. Hope your weekend going well. Nicola x

  19. I'm so glad you decided to open that package of Art Parts, Anne! They were perfect for creating such a lovely piece for this theme! Love those colors and using the book pages on the flower petals - fabulous! Love it!

  20. So beautiful! Love your piece, it's wonderful! Flower is so beautiful, I adore Clearly for Art! Barbara

  21. This scripty flower embellie is amazing and perfect on the honeycomb background. It's always so interesting to read how you've created the projects. Love this mustard color scheme you've chosen, with the pops of color on the leaf and scallop border. The bee looks right at home on this! TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs

  22. gorgeous work - I absolutely adore what you have done and love that saying to pieces. perfect and thanks so much for your support! Hugs rachel xx

  23. gorgeous work - I absolutely adore what you have done and love that saying to pieces. perfect and thanks so much for your support! Hugs rachel xx

  24. Love this, Anne. Your color choices are so cheerful and summery. I always loves the Wendy-ness of her stamps!

  25. The colors you chose, alone, for this project...they popped right off the page before I could even see what you had made! Just beautiful!!!

  26. Hi Anne, it was so very lovely to meet you today! I had a lovely time, though it's certainly good to be home with my feet up now!

    Also, this is gorgeous. I have a weakness for bee-themed things, and this one's a beauty! Sammy-x

  27. WOW the honeycomb looks amazing as a backdrop to your lovely flowers
    Dr Sonia

  28. Anne, you had me chuckling to myself when I read about the unopened packages of craft supplies. You must be kin to me! In fact, I think some Clearly for Art sits unopened if I'm not mistaken. I think this is why I think my memory is going bad; because I have to remember what I have stashed away in my Closet, it fills all my brain cells.

    Onto your project: I love this style, so clean and pure; something I am totally incapable of, but you make it look marvelous! I love how you've made that flower and appreciate you sharing your steps. I'm off to try and catch up with you today. Big hugs!

  29. Another lovely project Anne, I really like the shape of that flower stamp and you have really brought it to life with the clearly for art. Nice to see you have broken the seal on some of those packets and you are enjoying using some stash you have not played with with for a while. Mo x


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