Flowers and a flowerpot are the requirements for the new Everything Wendy Vecchi art challenge.

The background for the tag is a watermark resist technique that Hels Sheridan featured on her blog on Saturday. You really should click on that link and ogle Hels' work!

I used Ranger's saffron archival ink for the tag, which I cut out of glossy cardstock using Tim's Sizzix tag die and my Vagabond.

I cut a scrap from a cardboard box for my flower pots and inked them with fired brick distress ink using a brayer.  Then I overstamped with a large background stamp and heat embossed them with clear powder.

Didn't really love the look of the larger stamped flower so I did it again on a scrap of glossy cardstock that I'd inked with both monarch orange and sap green archivals, then cut out and mounted on top of the original image.

A bit of lacy ribbon from my stash and one of Tim's word sticks with a bit of yellow paint dabbed inside the letters finish it off.

Happy Labor Day Weekend to all in the States. It's our last hurrah here in New York before school starts on Wednesday.

Thanks for your visit!


  1. 2amscrapper on September 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    wonderful–love the pots!

  2. Lori on September 6, 2011 at 10:31 am

    This is AWESOME Marjie! Totally love that technique, and your flower pots are amazing! Thanks so much for joining the MAC!

  3. Jeeves on September 6, 2011 at 8:35 am


  4. Alison on September 5, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Fantastic piece Marjie! Love those pots, & your background looks fab! x

  5. susan salyer on September 5, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I love your wendy’s project. It is nice you did fantastic work on this.
    susan s.

  6. Helen on September 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Love this!! That solid flower is one of my favourites. Hope to get this challenge done before the cut off, but I’m running out of time.

  7. fern cawley on September 5, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Love the way this came out, the pots feel real and the large flower is superb!

  8. Lynne M on September 5, 2011 at 6:34 am

    The pots actually look like terracotta, what an amazing effect to have achieved.
    Whether it be pretty or masculine, you always manage to put your signature look of grunge to it and always with a sense of such ease.

  9. Silvia on September 5, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Wow, how cool – the flowers pots looks really “real”. Great piece of art.

  10. Dorothy on September 5, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Very cool!!

  11. Hels Sheridan on September 5, 2011 at 4:07 am

    WOW AND THRICE!!! Marjie, this is amazing hun… loving that resist, it looks amazing! Thanks for trying out the technique and showing me how FAB it turned out!!! x

  12. Valerie-Jael on September 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Great card! Valerie

  13. Wanda H on September 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Wonderful tag, Marjie!!!

  14. Kathy Eddy on September 4, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    This is a gorgeous work of art. Love how you used Hels’ background technique here.

  15. Terry on September 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Love this flower pot creation! What a fun project and very clever tag! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  16. Georgee Hoek on September 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Great tag, great techniques. Thanks for sharing.