Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Wendy Vecchi Technique

I was checking out Wendy Vecchi's blog tonight, and I clicked on the link that brought me to a Melody Lane video of Miss Wendy demonstrating at the winter CHA 2016.  Wendy demo'd the use of Ranger's Archival Inks over Ranger's Weathered White embossing powder.  I encourage you to watch the video.  First off, the Ranger Glacier White pigment ink pad she used to stamp with was awesome on the black mat board!  So crisp & vibrant!  She had me so excited, I just had to play!

I took some black cardstock, and inked up one of my newest acquisitions, Watercolor NY by Technique Junkie.  I used the Glacier White ink, and then covered with Weathered White embossing powder and melted.  Since I had such tiny places to ink, I used some pointed manicure swabs I got from Harmon.  It's not as easy to pick up ink from the pad with these as it is the ink blending tool.  I could've put drops of reinkers on my craft sheet, but instead of wasting all that ink, I decided to just reink all my Archival pads until they were nice & juicy.

After coloring, I heat set the panel & trimmed.  I wanted the colors to pop, so I used some Tempting Turquoise cardstock from Stampin' Up! as a base.  Kind of plain, so I used Versamark on a background stamp for some texture, and then ran some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.

I was just looking as my picture as I was writing this, and I thought I needed some bling ...

Now, what do you think?  I think me likes.  :-)

I'm going to submit this for several challenges:

Happy Little Stampers:  February Mixed Media Challenge  (oops!  posted here, but I just noticed this challenge is PAINT ... my bad!)

Wow!  That's the most challenges I've met with just one card!  Yeah!


  1. Very cool technique...I'm going to watch the video now. Thanks for inspiring us at ATCAS!

  2. Love the colorful skylines! Thanks for sharing how you did it! Totally FAB! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. A stunning card Stephanie, creating the skyline on black in beautiful with gorgeous highlighting!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wendesday Challenge.

  4. Me loves !!!! Amazing you should definitely frame this piece of art.


  5. You did such an amazing job on this technique, Stephanie! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  6. Wow!!! Beautiful Stephanie- makes me want to run to my stamp area and play!!!!