I have to tell you after I came home from last weekend’s classes with Wendy Vecchi , I feel so inspired and out of my rut. It’s actually fun to go into the Studio and work . . . it’s always fun, but now there’s a different element about it. My project today is totally inspired by Wendy! It’s also for a fairly new Challenge Blog, The Shabby Tea Room.
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is the sponsor for this week’s challenge and there are number of SSRS Designers participating today:
Stop by their blogs and see what their take is on the Inspiration, which you can see at The Shabby Team Room blog.
Even though there’s tons of pink in the Inspiration piece, and I’m really not too much of a pink girl, I decided to go with the polka dots. I didn’t make a card either but a chipboard wall hanging.
Here’s a small picture of the entire hanging. One of the things I learned at Wendy’s classes, was that florist wire makes perfect hangers for things like this and in this photo you can see how I used it.
While browsing through Michaels last week, I was in the hobby wood section and saw these little shelves that could be painted and trimmed down. Of course, this is another element inspired by Wendy and one I truly love!
Instead of painting the wood trim, I used Distress Ink and painted on different colors. It really is a great stain as well. The flower is made with Grunge Paper which was covered with the Designer Paper first and then die cut with Spellbinders™ Sunflower Shapeabilities. To me, this makes the Sunflowers look so different you don’t even know that it’s a sunflower. LOVE IT!!! The extra leaves are made from Grunge Board.
The center of the flower is an old clip earring that fell apart when I was trying to get the back off. There were little black beads around the edge and the wires broke. I started to look for another flower center and then decided that I liked the silver and black with the blue.
The sentiment is from a new line that Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is carrying, Rubber Sole/Wordsworth. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am that Sharon picked up this line of stamps . . . You’ll be seeing lots of new sentiments from me.
- Stamps: *Cleary Wordsworth Emerson Collection from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Studio 490 Ticket to Art by Stampers Anonymous from eclectic Paperie
- Paper: Chipboard Page; Manila Shipping Tag; *October Afternoon The Thrift Shop from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
- Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black and Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, Crushed Olive, Black Soot Distress Ink
- Accessories: *3/8” Black Dotted Sheer May Arts Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; *Spellbinders™ S4-158 Sunflower Set One and S4-158 Sunflower Set Two; Tim Holtz idea-ology Grunge Paper and Grunge Board; Ranger Matte Accents, Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi-Medium and Ink Blending Tools; Tiny Glass Bottles; Old Earring; Decorative Model Trim; Cloth Covered Floral Wire
( * Product Available at Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in my new found inspiration! Wait . . . . it’s a new adventure . . . yes, that’s it!