Wendy Vecchi Challenge ~ Wall Hanging

EWVwallhangingWe’re back in full swing over in the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group after a holiday hiatus. Our wonderful host, Lori, gave us 2 weeks for this challenge, which is based on Tag #2 from Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas.

I used canvas for my butterflies (echoing Tim’s canvas reindeer). Fashionable Stampers currently has a butterflies challenge.

My butterflies are Sizzix dies cut out of canvas that’s been mounted to grungeboard.  I colored them with different distress stains and then stamped some of Wendy’s Studio 490 background stamps on them in walnut stain distress ink.

My base pieces are the Sizzix Cabinet Card die. I covered grungepaper with kraft resist before diecutting, then cut the rounded tops off the cuts so they’d be uniform.

Lori had a great tip about making your own patterned resist paper by flipping over Tim’s kraft resist paper and using your own stamps to customize the plain side.  I did this with two of Wendy’s stamps (script and grid).  Heat embossed with clear powder and voila… customized kraft resist.

I used lots of metal, mostly Tim’s, and some funky elasticized ribbon which holds it all together pretty nicely.  My Crop-o-Dile was the source of the XL eyelets.

I stamped a few of Wendy’s sentimets on manila scraps I had colored the same way as the base pieces, with white picket fence distress stain and a few blue and brown stains.

Now I just need to find a spot to hang it.

Thanks for visiting!

Hope you have a wonderful week.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Marjie
    I look at this and it exudes you.
    A gorgeous little wall hanging with so much for the eye to see and the colours are so perfect.
    Wishes and thanks for joining us at FSC.

  2. This is just another gorgeous and creative project! Love the colors! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  3. oh Marjie, I love everything about this! The colors, the metals, the resist – irresistible! Awesome job!

  4. Love it, Love it! You dida FAB job on this!

  5. Great piece! Love how the butterflies just pop.

  6. Absolutely incredible! Marjie. I love how you connected the three pieces. Brillant. Thanks for stopping bye, gerri

  7. Beautiful, Marjie–I really like the colors!

  8. Ni-i-ice!

  9. What a wonderful piece of art, Marjie! So much to look at! Love the details and your bits and bobs! Gonna have to get that butterfly die cut!

  10. Shelly Schmidt says:

    This project is amazing- lots of really fun images and techniques. Love it!

  11. Love this the colours are gorgeous and love all the details fab hugs trace x

  12. Wow! 🙂 This is beautiful!

  13. Scrumptious from top to toe! Love these colours and the splash of colour from the flutterbys!

  14. This is very nice!

  15. This is a wonderful wall hanging with all its little details.

  16. Wow, that’s a breathtaking piece with wonderful details. Really a fantastic decoration for every wall. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  17. In answer to your question about my Eastern Promise card Marjie, I blinged the hair and earrings. x

  18. it is totally stunning!!

  19. I like your style:)
    -beautiful and funky
    and unique to you.
    makes me want to pull out my toys
    and play!
    (high praise, indeed)

  20. Beautiful wall hanging.

  21. wow this is wonderful, such a gorgeous hanging Marjie. x

  22. Wanda – great catch – it’s kraft resist, not kraft glassine. Thanks so much – I will go edit my wording.

  23. This is wonderful,colors and all. I have a spot to hang it if you can’t find one

  24. Positively gorgeous Marjie! LOVE the colors, and your tech came out great! Thanks for joining the MAC!

  25. Marjie, this is fabulous!!!! I really like it!!!! Did you actually use kraft ‘glassine’ or just kraft card??

  26. So cool! I love all the images you choose. I so need more of her stamps! I love how you joined it together as well!

  27. This is gorgeous Marjie! I have a spot to hang it where it will be well-loved! LOL

  28. love it love it love it ! really a wonderful wonderful piece!
    susan s.

  29. I love this … on multiple levels …we are all going to wish it was hanging on our wall!

  30. Stunning piece Marjie! I can tell you the perfect place to hang it….my wall! Lol! x