Thursday, 6 August 2015

Time Flies !

Hello and welcome back today for my second post in as many days ! Today is the start of the new Stamps and Stencils challenge and the lovely Yvonne has chosen Time Flies. As the title suggests what we want to see is time pieces as the focal point on your mixed media projects and remember to include some stamping or stencilling.

I was very lucky to attend the Wendy Vecchi workshop on Sunday 2 August, so inspired by the project we made I decided to add another tag to the 'box of art '!

This tag started by using the Rubbing Alcohol technique that Wendy has shared previously. I used Cornflower Blue and Fern Green Archival inks with the Rubbing Alcohol on Speciality Stamping Paper. Then I started to stencil ! I used the Wendy Vecchi Add a Stencil, Alphabets stencil and Ledger stencil along with some sequin waster. The flower stalk and the flower head are also Wendy stencils. I had a different idea for the centre of the flower but it didn't work out so instead I've used another Wendy stencil with Orange Blossom and a little Potting Soil Archival inks to create the rays behind the clock face.

The clock is a Tim Holtz stamp and I've stamped it onto mount board that I've blended Buttercup Archival ink over. The little bee is a rub on and the stars and sentiment are both Wendy Vecchi stamps.

So, I couldn't finish without sharing one or two photos from the wonderful workshop ! Here I am with the lovely lady herself ! 

This is Wendy talking us through one of the tags we made to go in the Box of Art. 

This tag is my favourite, the cup and saucer look great with the embossing powder on them and the little teaspoon is a fantastic find by Wendy ! 

A layered rose on a manilla tag that we also used the Rubbing Alcohol technique on, a completely different effect but fabulous ! 

The tree stencil is wonderful I'd forgotten how great it works ! 

I love the word Art on this tag!

This is the wonderful box that we decorated that will house all the art tags, there's plenty of room in it so I can see me making lots more ! It just leaves me to say a big thank you to Wendy for making the trip across the pond to see us, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it would be wonderful if it happened again! 

I hope you can join us for this challenge at Stamps and Stencils and do make sure you hop over to see the fabulous projects from the rest of the DT.


  1. Lovely tag Sue, love the clock face flower and fab stencilling .Great to meet you on Sunday, what a wonderful day. Nikki x

  2. A fabulous tag Sue, love the flower with the clock face. I can imagine the wonderful time you must have had at the weekend, your projects all look awesome.
    Yvonne xx

  3. a beautiful tag Sue and thanks for sharing your photos from the work shop too - lucky lady! Hugs rachel x

  4. Oh, I do love your time-telling flower - what a wonderful tag. And how lovely to see the people and the amazing projects from the WV workshop... great post!
    Alison xx

  5. Love your tag for the challenge theme Sue as well as all the fab art you made with Wendy. My favourite is the stencilled tree one! Glad you had such a wonderful time.

    Lesley Xx

  6. Fab take on time flies, very Wendy V. Beautiful tags and box too form your workshop. So inspiring. Ruth xx