Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I am my Hair with Guest Designer Wendy Vecchi

We are so honored and delighted  here at
A Jillian Vance Design to have
Wendy Vecchi
as a Guest Designer!
We met Wendy at the Great Lakes Mega Meet (a big scrapbook show in Michigan) at the Stampers Anonymous Booth.  Mom and I were kind of stalkers of hers!  We would shop a bit then go back and watch her "get inky" ~ for two days we did that!!!  Little did we know who she really was:  artist/designer/owner studio 490 AND Ranger Senior Educator!!!  She was so good to us and very patient teaching us new techniques.  She is the one who taught us to distress the tags with Tim Holtz Distress Inks you see me do so much of! She also taught us about the different kinds of inks and got us hooked on Archival and Adirondack Snow Cap.   Signed our tag for us and added her email address offering any ink assistance we needed. 
After my mom emailed back and fourth with questions when we got home, she saw my mom's salon logo in her email and asked "why don't you make that a stamp ~ it would be really fun!"  And so I am my Hair was born!  Thanks to Wendy!!!
We then saw her again at CHA and gave her the set to have fun with, since she has her own stamp line and is affiliated with Ranger and a good friend of Tim Holtz's, we are just thrilled she took the time out of her busy life for us ~ just little old US!!!  We can't thank Wendy enough for doing this card for us!!!
Please visit her blog, give her some love and check out her amazing creations!!!

She is stamped with jet black archival over a textured background. I used Claudine's gesso on a Ranger manila tag to create that.

I masked her off & stamped my background, using coffee archival, then die cut her with tim's die.

Her face was inked with brushed corduroy distress ink & I used broken china on the background.

It's edged with a gold paint dabber, mounted over a gingham border stamp (my background) & then mounted onto black cardstock, then kraft.

I added a few gold gems to accent her hair & the corners.

Have a good HAIR week!

artist/designer/owner studio 490
Ranger Senior Educator

1 comment:

Art By Wanda said...

I'm so glad Wendy shared your stamp and site on her blog because now I've found you!!!! I hope to be ordering soon.