Holtz/Vecchi inspiration continues...

Today's card is the second April sketch for Paper Crafts Connection. I was drooling over Wendy Vecchi's cards in the Stamper's Sampler April/May issue again today. Her work is absolutely beautiful. I could just look at it all day long. But instead, I went to the movies with my daughter (Alice in Wonderland, finally) did a little shopping, then came home and made this card. (See yesterday's blog post for links to Tim and Wendy's sites.)

Here's the sketch and then my card.

Tim Holtz (I love him, I do) provided much of the product in this card today. I used his Grungepaper, which is a total blast to play with. It's pliable, smells funky, and inks and stamps like a dream. Plus it cuts easily. In fact, the flowers are from the new Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix die called Tattered Florals. I also used his Idea-ology Corners and Foliage (metal work). The stamping on the Grungepaper is another Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous design called Urban Grunge. I inked the Grungepaper with a finger dauber and CTMH stamp pad colors like Goldrush, Twilight, Olive and Juniper, edging everything with Black.

The little bumblebee stamp is from this great stamp collection I found at a CK Convention years ago from Oxford Impressions called Field Notes. The set has these great screen-printed looking stamps of a butterfly, bee, daisy, eggs, nest, etc. It's beautiful!

The Thank You stamp is from Close To My Heart, called "Say It In Style" (D1283) which is probably my most used stamp that CTMH carries. I use it on everything. There are tons of different little sentiments on this set. (Well, 40 to be exact.)

Here are some close-ups of the card details. I thank you for looking and would love to have your feedback so please leave me some love, won't you?


  1. Ooooohhh..........aaaahhhhhhh......YUM!!!! Love, love, LOVE it!!!!!

  2. Your artwork is amazing! I hope you are entering the album contest at convention again this year-I thought your album in 2008 wqs so original and really fit the guidelines. I check your blog every day to get inspired!!


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