Monday 22 October 2012

Studio 490 in the big city

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Studio 490", the range of products designed by Wendy Vecchi.  Wendy herself is joining us for this weeks challenge, how cool is that?!?  As I said over on the Challenge Blog, I had "The Apprentice" floating around in my head while making this, I'm not quite sure why.  I don't even know if it was the Alan Sugar or Donald Trump version (I watch both, sad, I know, lol).

I started out by stamping my background with the text block from Tim's Schooldesk stamp set in Gathered Twigs distress ink, then applied Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door and Peeled Paint, edging with Gathered Twigs.  I used the Subway embossing folder to apply texture to the background, before applying a light coat of Gathered Twigs to the raised parts, followed by a light brushing of white gesso.

I stamped the text block again, this time on a manilla tag, then stamped the dapper man (my absolute favourite of Wendy's stamps!) on top with black Archival ink.  I stamped him again on printer paper (with the text block too) and cut out his face, fixing it in place on top of the tag, then cut out the man and part of the text.

The numbers were idea-ology numerals, covered with tissue tape and held in place with long fasteners.  The metal piece in the bottom corner was embossed with the cuttlebug gears embossing folder and then dabbed with black paint, before buffing and sanding it.

Supplies I used included:

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misteejay said...

I love this Dan. The details & texture you have created are just fabulous. Great piece.

Toni xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous piece! Love the all the text over everything! So much texture! Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love the dapper man on this piece Dan and your use of text. Love the embossed background and your fabulous use of colour too. Tracy x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Faaaaaabulous! Love what you did for the background, how cool is that! xx

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Fantastic card of this fabulous dapper man, Dan! I love all the texture in this piece and the way you incorporated the sander as well!

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Tracey said...

Loving all the text and numbers...perfect look Dan!!

Marjie Kemper said...

The man looks so cool with the alpha on his face! Love your stamping and the embossing/TF too... this is such a cool piece!

Candy C said...

Dan, love your Wendy inspired piece! You always do the coolest designs and use the boldest colors! I really love the derby man and the metal numbers. <3 Candy

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