I made this with the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge in mind. This week Wendy Vecchi was the inspiration. Now, I did not know a ton about this artist and this style, so it was super fun to do some research. I decided to try to incorporate some elements I thought fit her style: a house, polka dots, flowers and lots of texture.
As I said, I messed with the background for a long time before resorting to simple torn paper. The house was cut from a manila folder and embossed with a garage sale find, a polka dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug. Distress inks were used to color the house. I added a ticket, vintage watch face and a spinner as the focal point. A tissue tape ruffle was added after it was misted with Glimmer Mists. Trim and chain were attached to define the roof. I love using metal elements, thus the gear flowers, a frame, letters and as well as a corner frame at the roof top.
Tim Holtz tissue tape finishes the edges. I also added a touch of acrylic paint, which I wiped off to define the words on the metal tiles. I actually added the paint and another layer of trim after taking the first set of pictures I intended to post here on my blog. In taking the photos I was able to see that there were a few details that still needed to be added to really finish the piece. I think I will send this away as a random act of kindness to a really wonderful gal. I hope she enjoys!