Thursday 13 August 2015

A Visual Journey #32

Inspired by Wendy Vecchi

Following the fabulous day we had with Wendy Vecchi on the 2nd August in London I was so inspired by her style I just had to interpret it into some journal pages. I don't have too much of Wendy's products so I have incorporated stamps and stencils from Tim and other places to get the effects I wanted

Having painted gesso over the pages and let it dry I dipped them in spun sugar, dried marigold, tattered rose and aged mahogany distress paints.

Then dipped them in a small amount of hickory smoke and gathered twigs distress inks.....

.... and then stamped one of Tim's stamps from the distress damask set in black archival, covered with black embossing powder and heat set. Used a stencil and vintage photo DI and Tim's chevron stencil using victorian velvet and hickory smoke to create the top border (WV style).'

I stamped using Wendy's 'fashion style and art' set and coloured in with rusty hinge and ripe persimmon distress markers and painted it with a small brush and water. 

For the other page I stamped her dress form from a 'form of art' set onto an off cut left from another project and then blended abandoned coral and victorian velvet over edging with walnut stain. 

Stamping the base from one of Tim's stamps and drawing a line up I was able to provide a stand for it. The sentiment is one of Wendy's.

Finally I added some text stamping in the background, stamped and cut spools (Tims), used a white posca pen to add some details on the stamped elements and a black posca to do faux stitching round the edges.

I really enjoyed making these pages, I'm not sure Wendy would consider them her style but it was she who inspired me to make them.

Thanks for stopping by today to share in my Visual Journey for 2015. My old altered book is really filling up and it's already amazing looking back over what I have created. If you have been following or joining in then I will add a linky again next month, it's just that it has been so busy over the summer I haven't had much time to visit or comment, but I am ,looking forward to getting back into that routine.

Enjoy the last few days of this week and look for inspiration all around you.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi


Redanne said...

A wonderful page Brenda, I love the bold stamping at the bottom and the soft colours of the elements you added. I think you have captured Wendy's style beautifully! Hugs, Anne xx

iGirlZoe said...

Beautiful pages Brenda. The washed out background is fabulous and I love the contrast of the dark border. :)

wendy vecchi said...

lovely! hmmm...I haven't used those stamps in a bit...might have to get them out!
love the background!

Pamellia said...

Oh boy Brenda, I just love that drippy splashy background and the damask border is stunning in the start black! Beautiful page! hugs :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome pages, Brenda!

Unknown said...

This is so fun Brenda. Reminds me of Gramma - how she loved to sew and probably made a dress/skirt just like these - in her day! The colors are lovely and just all blend perfectly. I especially like that the pages aren't crowded - a no stress sewing room! LOVELY in every way. j.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a gorgeous journal spread Brenda. I love your choice of background colours and how they all merge so wonderfully together I really had intended to keep going with you on this journey, but so much has got in the way. Time I got myself a little journal book and had a play each week! Jennie x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love that gorgeous backdrop Brenda, the blend is gorgeous and the imagery is so vintage, love it. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

A fabulous journal spread, love the inky background.

Anonymous said...

I love the colours you used. A wonderful page.

Julia Aston said...

what lovely inspired pages Brenda - love the water wash look of your beautiful background! Julia xx

Deb said...

Beautiful page Brenda, I can see Wendy's influence but it is most definitely your style, love it. Looking forward to joining in with your Visual Journey linky this fall, you've inspired me to start art journaling and I'm having so much fun ☺

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful page Brenda, gorgeous soft colours and the black stamped border - such a striking contrast.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What a gorgeous spread! Love that lovely drippy background that is perfect for the stamps you have used!Chrisx