Wendy Vecchi Group Challenge and a Makeover Shout-Out


This week’s challenge at the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group was to use at least one of Wendy’s Studio 490 stamps and her Clearly For Art modeling film.  As you can see I had Tim’s 12 Tags on the brain and played with his faux mosaic technique. I used papers from Tim’s Lost & Found stack as well as his Artful Dwellings Sizzix die. Everything is inked with a variety of brown and black distress inks.

The butterfly is a Studio 490 stamp. I’ve colored the two of them with distress inks and then heated the modeling film so I could raise their wings.  The sentiments are a combo of Wendy’s and Tim’s stamps.

Now for the shout out – I’ve been fixing up my blog lately and had the great fortune to connect with Susie Jefferson.  She’s done wonders with my sidebar and navigation bar, and encouraged me to create my own header (my stamping) which she then morphed into what you see above.  If you are thinking of a blog makeover, do check Susie out.  I can’t recommend her more highly!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Your blog looks great! The mosaics are amazing!

  2. Loving your new look blog. Susie did a great job for you! Love your self-made header 🙂

  3. I love this! I love Tim’s mosaic technique and plan on doing it on a picture frame. (I finally found the cement antiquities embossing powder). Gorgeous colours!

  4. awesome new blog look and fantastic mosaic creation!

  5. Please ignore my previous comment about your blog – anyway, congrats to Susie as it is just “so you” the whole layout.
    The faux mosaic is so striking. Amazing.

  6. Fabulous! I love your mosaic work! Love your blog. The header is awesome!

  7. Your houses are fabulous, great faux mosaic technique.

  8. Hey Marjie! Love your mosaic! And your blog looks wonderful. I recently used one of the tattered banners on my Tim Holtz tag — thanks again, so much. Also, I signed up for email which should help me to keep up a little better. =)
    Hope you’re doing well!!

  9. Love how you have used the mosaic technique, a fabulous piece Marjie.
    I don’t go onto Facebook so can’t follow you there, but you are on my dashboard as I can still follow you through Blogger, it’s just that it doesn’t show up on your blog.
    Hope your week is going well.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  10. absolutely gorgeous…..love, love, love
    the colors growing in your garden!
    my eyes are so happy here:)

  11. Marjie – thank you so much for the shout out! I’m so pleased with the comments about the new blog design – we did a good job, didn’t we! It does look fabulous even if I do say so myself (and I do, lol). Enjoy! Hugs etc

  12. Wow, this turned out very cool Marjie!

  13. Beautiful piece and I love your blog redo!!

  14. LOVE the new header!

  15. Very cool Marjie! Love those houses with this technique…thanks so much for joining the MAC!

  16. This is really cool looking! I love the mosaic background…awesome idea! The blog looks wonderful!

  17. LOVE this, Marjie!
    And your blog looks wonderful!! I keep intending to get a makeover … oh, that magical “someday”! lol

  18. Awesome little collection of houses! BTW, I love your new blog header and have been thinking of working on mine! Enjoy!

  19. This is awesome!!!

  20. Like your piece but your blog makeover is wonderful! Very clean and easy to navigate and read. Nice job on both!

  21. Lovely piece and wonderful new look for your blog. Love the colors of the piece and your blog!

  22. OOOh looking all fresh-faced and lovely. Great job on the blog Marjie – very swish indeed. Those houses look fabulous and I love how you kept it simple and just added splashes of colour – a fab idea!!! Looking into getting reconnected with everyone – will tweak my blog soon…but can add you to my reader in any case!

  23. I absolutely love your work. I pinned several. Your new blog look is super!

  24. You have a great color sense.