Sunday 18 January 2015

Wendy Vecchi Inspired Journal.

Hi Readers,

I loved the way this Wendy Vecchi inspired piece turned out, so I had to turn it into something I will use every day.      So I made it into a journal. Hope you like it too.

The Make Art Challenge Blog is running a Monthly Challenge.  # 1  being to use Embossing Paste and at least one Wendy Vecchi Product.
I wanted to share the journal I had so much fun creating below & enter in this challenge.

The link to the challenge is:

Wendy has fantastic descriptions of techniques on her blog, Studio 490.  So worth reading back through her posts. You will love it.
I started the background of this project on Specialty Stamping Paper. I used Wendy's Archival Reinker Background Technique using Rubbing Alcohol, Fern Green, Aquamarine & Coffee Archival Reinkers & a drop of gold alcohol ink.      I traced the inner circle with a charcoal pencil.
I swiped randomly around the edges of the page with Studio 490 Crackle Texture Paste & left to dry overnight.  I rubbed over frayed burlap distress ink & wiped off to show up the cracks.

 I covered a piece of Clearly for Art with random torn pieces of music paper & old dictionary paper. Applied with gel medium.  When dry, I cut out the flower & leaves using Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals & Garden Greens die.  I applied Archival Ink colours with foam applicators. I heated & shaped the pieces. They are so sturdy.  I stamped the bird & sentiment with Black Archival Ink before clear heat embossing.

Stencilling was done with Archival inks & finger dauber sponges. Red Lead & Studio 490 stencils used.  Gold Embossing paste used for the stars. Love the lace stamped edge with Wendy's stamp & Watering can Archival Ink.
Tim Holtz Lattice Framework die cut used.

The back cover was made later. Gorgeous sentiments using Wendy's Stamps. The flying birds are cut from kraft core cardstock with Sizzix strip die & sanded.

I just love the texture and depths using Wendy's products & techniques create.

I  mounted front & back pages on thick black cardboard.  The edges are swiped with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. Clear UTEE heat embossed over this. Holes punched etc.

So Glad you could stop by & share my Wendy Vecchi Inspiration.
Cheers Debbie Adams

PS: Wendy's new release of products at CHA 2015 are fantastic!!  Shame I live in Australia, postage from the USA curbs my spending for the moment. 


  1. Oh my, Debbie, your journal covers are fantastic! All the various Wendy techniques came out perfectly. Love the color palette you chose. It looks like you put a lot of love and care into this project and how wonderful that you will be able to use and enjoy it. Delighted to have you joining in the fun with us over at Frilly and Funkie for our Wendy challenge.


  2. Can you hear me squealing from there?!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this Debbie!!! These covers scream Wendy and look amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  3. What a beautiful journal you have made. I love all those layers and textures. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funky!

  4. Fabulous journal cover Debbie ! The flower is stunning ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  5. This is really wonderful. I LOVE the colors! yum. Good luck with you new blog! I'm looking forward to seeing more projects.

  6. Beautiful!! Your flower embellishment is amazing and takes your cover over the top! Thanks so much for participating in the Make Art challenge!

  7. I just love your covers! what wonderful colors, stamps and techniques - and a lovely place to keep whatever you put inside!

    this is awesome.
    Love the colors & every detail you added.
    thanks for joining the challenge!

  9. Oh my goodness! This is fabulous!