Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Copy Cat Stamping by Nicky Cresswell

Ello Stampers, it is I, the Minx, back for another helping of inky fun.
Now i could be wrong, but am I one of the only people in the entire universe to not own a set of Wendy Vecchi stamps.. {to be honest i think Hels brought them all so there were non left for me to buy!!}
But being the crafty mare I am I knew with a bit of fiddling I would be able to copycat the look using a selection of Jennie's stash.. namely the Flower PowerFlower fever & new Flower bloom stamp sets, 
oh not forgetting a few Backgrounds too.
Add them all together with a bit of ink and this is what you get.
For the base i used an A6 book blank chipboard piece, I cut 2 of the sides with the 'brackets' on the edge die.
Next i distress inked the top with bundled sage and the bottom with brushed corduroy, i stamped both sections with the dots background in the respective ink colour.
I stamped a strip of paper with the houndstooth, inked it over with a bit of  distress ink and gave it a scalloped edge with a border punch then placed it along the centre to cover where the 2 base colours met.
 I placed a very large grungeboard flourish that had already been inked with dried marigold across the whole piece.
To make the flower i stamped the largest of the flower power and the 2 largest of the flower fever sets onto grungepaper, I roughly cut round each one, gave it some brushed corduroy ink, then stamped with a different background, I used dots & gingham, but the possibilities for these are endless. I cut each one out and curled the edges. {I did the foliage in the same way, stamp, ink, cut out.}
I added an old wooden bingo chip that used to be red, but i inked black to complete the look.
All that was left to finish up was to stamp 'create art' using the sentiment from the flower bloom set {missing out the blooming from the stamp by just inking each word at a time, you could of course cut the sentiment into 3 to give you more freedom with placement} and there you have it, my copycat Wendy Vecchi piece.
I am actually going to make this into a little journal/notebook, I've already cut the back in the same shape as the front, just need some pages and to bind it together and hay presto.. Sadly I ran out of time but i'll try and pop a pic on my blog of the finished book later in the week for you.
Right thats me signing out.
Any questions feel free to contact me, I'm alway happy to help x


Jennie said...

Minxy, absolutely Fabulous! and err I don't own any Wendy Vecchi stamps either :(((

Sid said...

Lovely arty creation Minxy, No WV stamps here either !!

Helen said...

Fab copy cat work, well done. Love the colours.

Daniele said...

No I don't own any either, I do like your project though very much in the vein of WV....my entry for this weeks simon says show and stamp uses stamps from Jennies place

Joanne said...

Now is this a Jennie Vecchi piece or a Wendy Boxall?? Whichever, It's 'bloomin lovely.
Luv Joanne xx

Anonymous said...

Fabby piece of art Minxy! Very inspirational, Jennie's stamps work so well for the WV look! xx

Artyjen said...

Lovely piece...Fab use of Artistic Stamper stamps :)
xoxo Sioux
P.S. You are not alone...no WV stamps at my house either!

Hels Sheridan said...

This is GREAT Minxy, loving the Wendy stylee... I think I left a couple of sets of her stamps on the shelf but yep, I do have the rest mahahahahah!!!! xx

Janeyc49 said...

Beautiful - and a fab copy cat of WV stamps - I don't have any of WV stamps either :(

Janet x

Jingle said...

This is wonderful, Minxy!

Lori said...

hahaha love the comment about Hel's buying all the Wendy stamps, although I don't think you're far off! rofl! Really superb piece Minxy, you nailed the Wendy style! I just love it! And I have that humungo flourish sitting on my desk 'cause I don't know what to do with it, now I know! I'm totally casing that idea......lol!!!!

She said...

This is lovely Minxy - well done you! S xx

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Fabulous Work Minxy!


Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing, Minxy, I love it! I did try to buy some WV stamps but the woman in the shop said a petite blond had just gone in and bought the last lorry load! Brilliant casing!

Lucy x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh lookie Wendy....oh, I mean Minxy has done a FAB piece of art for us to see today, great job Minxy, and I'm sure the Hel's has them all stashed under her desk!