Monday, 16 August 2010

Studio 490 Style

Well, what a fantastic start to the new Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge we had last week! Over 200 entries - thanks so much to everyone who took part!! The theme for this week's challenge is "Studio 490 Style", which means in the style of amazing artist and designer Wendy Vecchi. Unfortunately I don't own any of Wendy's stamp designs, but that doesn't mean that I can't try to make something in her style! I've always admired her blog header, so I thought I'd make something inspired by it. (Check out Wendy's blog here to see what I'm talking about).
As ever, I designed the blank pieces on my computer, then cut them with the Cricut. After that, I used Distress Inks and a range of stamps, including some Tim Holtz, to complete my project.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp there's another great prize this week, to be given at random to one of the entrants to the challenge - take a look at the prize pic below, it's really worth winning! Why not head over to the challenge blog for some inspiration and see how the other Design Team members have interpreted the theme? While you're there, why not think about entering the challenge? Go on, you know you'll have fun! :)


24 comments :

Limar said...

Love your houses, and I love Wendys style. But I think you got the link a little wrong :D

Terry said...

Hiya Dan...I totally love your fabulous project. Yep I can say now that it is REALLY Wendy's...wow....fabulous colors you have used and the "old" lady looking out the window is real cute hihihi
Hugs Terry xxxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally loving your tribute to Wendy... loving that Dan-stylee take on her blog header... fab art... x

Dan said...

Oops! Thanks Limar... fixed it now! :)

Alix said...

i've always liked wendy's header too...and i think you did a great job with your version!

Dorothy said...

Awesome Dan!

Lori said...

Love it Dan! I think your interpretation is so cool! Way to rock the challenge!

Linda Elbourne said...

I LOVE this Dan ... A lot X

Cynnie said...

This is a wonderful row of houses....
Cynthia Schelzig

Netty said...

Terrific. Annette

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning work again Dan!! Wow! I love the way you placed people inside your house too, I am loving that the first two weeks have been just gorgeous VIBRANT colors!!

Thank you for sharing even MORE ways to make Wendy’s products beautiful, you make us all at Simon Says Stamp very proud!! :)

*mwah*
Steph

SueC said...

Very original but still very Wendy. Love it.
Sue

Sarah said...

I really like this! Your take on her header is great.

LynneForsythe said...

What a STELLAR job at creatin' your own village!!! you are quite the wiz with that Cricut!! I must say!!!

kim-paperbabe said...

WOW Dan, I love how you took on the challenge and created this masterpiece inspired by Wendy's blog header, have always loved it too and your take is awesome, all the details are fantastic down to the peeps peeking through... very inspiring!
HuGs Kim :)

Jenny said...

Love the houses, they are so cute! Off to take a look at the link! xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Dan, that's quite an ambitious construction project you tackled. It came out magnificent! Love all the wonderful details and the colors are terrific. Fantastic take on the challenge!

Shar said...

Wonderful piece! Love the great use of patterned paper!

Andrea said...

just a perfect row of houses and I could just live in them with all my friends, great to see your art Dan xx

craftytrog said...

This is brilliant Dan! Thanks for the inspiration!
Alison x

Glen said...

Yayyy...Dan is back in the building! *Ü* I've missed seeing your blog and have been thinking of you this past 10 days as my daughter has been visiting and lives in your neck of the woods, so have wondered if you are doing ok with your move an' all. Glad to see you back Dan. Life took over here too for the summer and it's been a busy time. Love the houses and I do hope we are going to get a glimpse of your new craft studio sooon. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Dan this is so awesome!!! I love the look of the entire piece!!!!

Terry said...

Oh boy, you did houses also! Love your individual "Wendy Style" houses! Simply Awesome!

Maria said...

Love your Wendy's style contribution! Great idea the 2 old lady's looking out the window.
Maria

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