Wendy Vecchi Wall Hanging: Who Were You Meant to Be?

EWVMAC#16I christened my new Studio 490 “Celestial Art” stamp set on this hanging.  It’s a set I’ve ogled on other people’s blogs for some time now, and I was eager to ink it up.

This is for the current challenge at the  Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group this week.  It’s based on a project showcased in Wendy’s first book (Make Art, Studio 490 Style) but you don’t need the book to play along.

Three steps were required: use rickrack and ball chain, as well as a circle on a square.

I started working on a coaster but quickly realized I wanted to use more stars than would fit on that size, so I cut a 7″X7″ piece of patterned paper as my base.

The orange paper is Basic Grey, and I used several of Wendy’s background stamps as well as those gorgeous hanging stars on it.

IMG_6573 It was hard to photograph all the layers of the flowers.I used a few backgrounds and text stamps on them as well as black Clearly for Art on the largest one so I could curl the petals.   The flowers were all run through the Vagabond using Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals die.  The smallest one was done on shrink plastic.

The black button is the circle on the (overall) square. The sentiment is stamped on a panel cut from the Styled Labels die which I traced and mounted on black cardstock.  Love this set, and that sentiment.

Hope you have a great day.  Thank you for visiting!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Oh my – stunning is what first came to my mind. I do LOVE those stars as much as you do. The first time I saw them ‘hanging’ I was hooked. I love the subdued colors too, sets off the whole piece

  2. those stars are outstanding

  3. This is gorgeous and says just the thing I need to hang above my DD’s desk, lol.
    Jack xx

  4. Great hanging!!! I’m just going to have to order the set with the stars online as the store here seems to always be out of it!!

  5. You rocked it, girlfriend!!!

  6. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Love this- great sentiment and love the flower!

  7. This is great Marjie – great colours and love those paper flowers!!!

  8. This is fantastic! I love the hanging stars!

  9. this is a great piece for the challenge!

  10. Beautiful, Marjie!!!!

  11. Wonderful hanging in excellent colours, Marjie!

  12. wow this is stunning! Luv the background Star hangings!! 🙂

  13. Holee cow, this is fabulous! You are QUICK! Totally love the stars stamped that way, fyi, I’m casing that idea…lol…Thanks for being a participant in the MAC!

  14. You excel when working to this style.