Friday, January 30, 2015

Embossing Paste Challange Winner

Wow!  What an amazing start to our Make Art challenges!  A great big THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the challenge!  It was a delight to see all of your beautiful creations; thank you so much for sharing your artwork.

The winner of our random drawing is...

Tanja - You've won a prize package from eclectic Paperie!  Please contact me at to claim your prize!

Thanks again to everyone who participated and please feel free to share your artwork on Wendy's Make Art Facebook page.

Our next challenge will be posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Make ART Challenge #1 - Embossing Paste

Welcome to the very first Make ART Challenge!!  WooHoo!!!  We're so excited to have you with us today and to be celebrating all things Wendy Vecchi!!  Today we're talking about embossing paste and Wendy has a beautiful project to share with you, which features....NEW products!  Even more exciting!!  Before I talk about Wendy's project, I want to recap the challenge rules:
  •  Our challenge opens today and anyone can participate!  Just link a photo of your project (on your blog or gallery), using the Linky Tool, at the end of today's post.  (If posting from your blog, please only insert the URL of the specific challenge post, not just your blog title)
  • The challenge ends on Thursday, January 29 at midnight (EST).
  • A random winner will be selected from all of our participants and announced before our next challenge (beginning on Thursday, February 5.  You may enter multiple projects, however, your name will only be entered into the drawing once.
  • Each month we will have a sponsor and the sponsor will award the prizes.
  • You must use at least one Wendy Vecchi product in your project.

This month's sponsor is...eclectic Paperie!  eP will be awarding a product prize of the Ornate Dots Overlay stencil, Ornate Dots Background Stamp, and the Floral Frame Stamp It, Stencil It!

....This month's challenge is to use EMBOSSING PASTE on your project.... 

Now on with Wendy's project!!

Wendy is demonstrating a new technique with today's project...FAUX GILDED art parts!  This project shows how to alter one of Wendy's stencil binders.

To start, lay the NEW spotlight frame mask (the solid piece) on the cover & use your finger to spread a very thin layer of gold embossing paste over most of the showing cover…but leave the art parts edges unpasted.

Allow paste to dry…

With the mask in place, add Potting Soil to the cover, using a blending tool…the edges will be darker & more vintage.

With the mask still in place, use the NEW small filigree stamp with watering can & stamp randomly over the cover.

Apply silver embossing paste thru the NEW Alphabets Stencil (I'm giddy over this one!!) in 3 random areas.

With the stencil in place, (the stencil has the opening)’s easy to ink just the center & add some stenciling (NEW Vintage Quilt stencil) to only the center.

Spread a thin layer of silver paste on the craft sheet…tap the Polka Dot stamp into the paste & add random stamped embossing paste dots. CLEAN the paste from the stamp before it dries!

Here's a closer look...sooo pretty!!  (Can't wait to see those new products!!)

PS - This photo is showing the NEW Mat Minis Flower Pot & Magic Mat die cut embossed flowers!! (These products will be available at eclectic Paperie and other online retailers soon...)

For a tiny bit more's my project for this month's challenge. much fun!!  Details on my blog.  Scroll down for the Linky Tool...simply click and add the URL to your project!!  ENJOY!!


Thursday, January 1, 2015


Welcome to the brand spanking new Make Art Challenge Blog, featuring art by Wendy Vecchi!!  We're so excited to announce the new challenge blog and are looking forward to creating beautiful art with you in 2015!  Here are all the details..

  • Our challenges will be posted on the first Thursday of each month (in January, we'll post on second Thursday, 1/8, since today is a holiday).
  • The challenges will will end on the last Thursday of each month.
  • Each month we will have a sponsor who will offer a product prize or gift certificate.
  • All challenge participants will be entered into the drawing and a random winner will be selected and announced the following week (prior to the posting of the next challenge).
  • You may enter multiple projects each month, however, you will only be entered once into the drawing.
  • You must use at least one Wendy Vecchi product when creating your projects.

We'll announce our first challenge on January 8, 2015!!  Be sure to check back for our challenge and to see work created by Wendy!!

Happy New Year!