Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Guest Star: Wendy Vecchi

Welcome to March Inspiration Madness at Jenni Bowlin Studio! This month we've got an all-star line-up of guests to inspire you! Our first guest star is Wendy Vecchi . . .
Wendy says, "The minute I saw these adorable butterflies, I headed to the studio. I had an idea to use the book cover as a mini hanging. The cover got papered with a page from the book, inked to create a distress feeling, stamped, layered & embellished in just a short time. It will hang in my studio and remind me to be FREE and LIVE."


Wendy Vecchi is a full time artist/designer, Exclusive Ranger Demo Artist, Certified Ranger Educator, and a proud design team member for both Maya Road and Tim Holtz Idea-ology. Wendy loves to demo and teach at stores and events across the country and has been published in numerous publications. She was the guest instructor for the Artful Voyage in Mexico with Tim Holtz, in October of 2009. Wendy also has her own signature line of stamps from Stampers Anonymous titled "studio 490" which capture her passion for art with a touch of whimsy. Her style is unique and eclectic with an exceptional attention to detail and a fresh approach to the creative spirit. She released her second idea book called "make art...studio 490 style" @ CHA this winter. She shares her love of techniques on her blog and reminds you that whatever you do each day just – "Make Art!"

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122 comments:

  1. I love this, simply adorable - my fave colour combo!!

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  2. A beautiful piece from Wendy Vecchi. I love the way she can mix the distressed look with "bling" and make it all work so well! Love it. Marijane

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  3. gorgeous art!! loving what you did with the butterflies! :)

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  4. This is so pretty - love the artwork.

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  5. This is incredibly nice!! I LOVE the flower so much!

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  6. Beautiful butterfly, glorious art. Please include me in the giveaway!

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  7. Wendy rocks !!! I am totally in love with the flowers and the bingo cards .. love the combo :)

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  8. Love Wendy's art and style. She is a great combo with Jenni products! Debby

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  9. Wendy's designs are fabulous, and work so well together with both Tim's and Jenni's products. It was on the artful voyage cruise that I first learned about Jenni Bowlin, and am now a big fan! And owner of MANY JB papers too.
    I love this wall hanging!
    Eileen in NYC

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  10. LOVE THIS! These colors are my faves, this all works together so well!

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  11. Wendy rocked this hanging. . . Love what she does with your line!

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  12. Great project! Love everything about it!!

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  13. Wow ! I just love Wendy and jenni together!
    I am going to order butterflies right now! Thanks for the creative insiration x 2 !

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  14. I am always inspired by Wendy's work! This is one of my very favorites!

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  15. Wendy's art is the best. Please have her do more.
    Sue

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  16. I was one of the fortunate ones to be on the Artful Voyage in Mexico with Tim & Wendy! We had a fabulous time! Wendy offers great inspiration!!

    Love this new piece Wendy made for her guest appearance!!! Butterflies are a favorite of mine!

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  17. Love the butterflies - thanks for the closeups!! Great stuff from Wendy!

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  18. Love what you can do with an ink pad or two. Wendy's stuff is always inspiring.

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  19. Wendy's art just makes me smile out loud!

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  20. Perfect little hanging piece of art!

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  21. Wendy's style is beautiful. What a great idea. LOVE the butterflies and the buttons too.

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  22. This is simply beautiful! Love it! Wendy has a way of making everything coordinate! Very talented artist! Thanks for providing her with amazing products! Aprile

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  23. Two of my favorite people together at last - Wendy & you!! :-)

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  24. Jenny & Wendy - what a super combination! Love your products...gotta have more in my stamp room!

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  25. I was also on the Artful Voyage to Mexico with Wendy. I really like her techniques and the way she uses Tim's stuff in a more feminine style. I love butterflies and will have to try some like hers!

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  26. Gorgeous projects by Wendy-I love her creations-so inspirational!

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  27. this is lovely. No wonder Wendy is so in love with your stuff: she uses it all the time! Your butterflies are lovely but she gave them an extra twist.
    Drooling here over my keyboard.

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  28. I'm new to the Jenni Bowlin product line but I really do love what Wendy Vecchi did with the products. Thank you Wendy for introducing me to Jenni Bowlin products! LOveLy, just LOveLy!

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  29. I just love love love it, the butterflies, buttons, corners, hangers,bling everything just perfect..

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  30. Ty Jenni! Isn't Wendy fun? I so love her blog and art work...and am very thrilled she showed me some uses for YOUR products..I don't have a large stash of your products...YET! These blogs are so dangerous for me...thank goodness my hubster doesn't read em lol...so in luv with butterflies...can't wait to play! tyvm

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  31. It's great to see two of my favorites together. I've often seen Wendy using the papers, especially the minis, and is nice to see her using some of the other JB products as well.

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  32. I love the butterflies! this is so pretty.

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  33. I love Miss Wendy. She's a sweetheart. This butterfly and all its accoutrements is gorgeous. WOuld love a chance to win goodie
    package.

    Mary
    www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

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  34. Love this- thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. I'm a huge fan of Wendy's work and she did a beautiful job of combining your beautiful elements with her style.

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  36. I just hopped over here from Wendy's blog. I love the combination of her art and stamps with your products. The butterflies are beautiful.

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  37. Love everything Wendy does! This is fantastic! And, a goodie bag would be so much fun to win!

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  38. I am loving this mix of things! Wendy you have rocked the butterflies! Jenni.. your items are aways amazing! I must try this at once!

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  39. This is just beautiful! I wish I could create something like this...

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  40. It is so good to see you on here Wendy - hope to see you lots more.

    Your hangy for your studio is amazing - I so love the way you colour things, pop on little surprises - and there is always a 'message' and this one is beautiful - love the butterfly especially.

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  41. Jenni and Wendy--a winning combination. What a beautiful piece!

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  42. Wow! Beautiful colors and embellishments. I love yours and Wendy's work. :D

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  43. Just gorgeous. Can't wait to see what's coming next!

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  44. Love Wendy's work & what she did with your products..great colors!

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  45. Beautiful! Isn't Wendy amazing?
    Sandra

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  46. Love what Wendy does ... I have taken one of her classes and learned so much .... she's a great inspiration to us all.

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  47. I absolutely love this, but then I love all of Wendy's art - totally inspirational ;)
    Anne (UK) xx

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  48. What a wonderful merging of styles...love it!

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous artwork from Wendy Vecchi, I would love to take one of her classes but the states are so far from UK, :o(
    but she passes so much of her talent and know how through her blog and through so many other places/blogs, like here, not to mention her lovely videos which are the next best thing. TFS

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  50. Great inspiration, and love the ability to make unique buttons for a project!

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  51. I love the colors and the idea of using metal photo corners at the top LOVE IT.. What a beautiful combination

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  53. Look at that butterfly - WOW it just looks great!!

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  54. Fantastic use of JB and WV style! Love it. All that inspiration is what I am needing!the flower, the buttons, butterflies = oh I want to go make art RIGHT NOW!

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  55. Love, love the butterflies! Great project!

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  56. What a fun blog...came by way of Wendy's which I check daily. Love a place to get new ideas!

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  57. seeing it twice just makes it twice as good and inspiring. love the color combo, in fact think i may just try it on something here this evening.

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  58. Two of my favorite women and products, love it!!!

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  59. CAME FROM STUDIO 490... just love your products!

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  60. What a wonderful piece! My favourite colours - on the butterflies - what an usual alteration from the original and a great idea!

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  61. I love your products and it gets even better when you mix it with a little Wendy Vecchi!!!

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  62. Gorgeous project!! JB & WV = :)

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  63. love your kits...and all your products...love wendy too!


    livelaughscrap88 at gmail dot com

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  64. Thanks to Wendy for bringing me to your wonderful website. I'm definitely subscribing.

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  65. I have never surfed here before...had to follow Wendy's recommendation. Love this project and the colors. Will go and investigate this blog more. It's gotta be good if Wendy is invited to post a project here!! Off I go to "snoop" a bit. Hugs, Rockin Robin Caldwell

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  66. Hopped over from Wendy's blog. Great combo - JB and Wendy. I've lots of JB products and papers, plus Wendy's book and several of her stamps. Will
    have to get it all out, and see what I can do. Beautiful project!

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  67. I love these colors together. What a great project.

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  68. thank you for the close-ups. really like this project. it is perky and soothing at the same time.
    julie m

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  69. Aee those butterflies cool or what? I have not been able to find them in any local shops. Must go online methinks.
    Aloha, Kate

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  70. Great project - love the butterflies and the unique hanger.
    Susan

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  71. Kinda creepy that I just picked these butterflies up myself. OOoooooooowwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooo! Love Wendy, Love Jenni!

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  72. Wendy and Jenni are always intriguing with inspirational and CREATIVE art and/or items to create art... so thankful our rubber stamp community was blessed with you both!

    Fondly,
    -A. :)

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  73. Just love Wendy's whole project; love the treatment of the buttons; who'dve thought???

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  74. Wonderful project, very inspiring!

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  75. I love this project and how Wendy combined the Jenni products with the Tim Holtz and Ranger products to make something so unique.

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  76. Love the project and I was one of the lucky ones to be in on the Mexico Cruise with Tim and Wendy and loved their classes. Shirley Smith

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  77. All those wonderful details! It's a great project!!

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  78. Is that rock candy on those butterfiles?
    The whole piece is lovely, and Wendy certainly complements your line Jenni!

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  79. Loving this project, it rocks for sure tfs

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  80. Love the butterflies and how they were altered "Wendy" style.

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  81. Love love love it....butterflies are gorgous...

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  82. A present every friend will love,
    and it will be made with a lot of
    great happyness, thanks for giving
    the inspiration !

    Hetty from the Netherlands

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  83. Wow, like all the elements of this piece and the way it all comes together... you rock!

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  84. Great art! I especially love the Butterflies and Button.

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  85. Found your blog via Wendy. sign me up for the beautiful give-a -way. thanks
    debbi g

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  86. Love this project from Wendy, she has such a talent for combining so many different elements into one gorgeous piece. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. I just love the butterflies!! I never would have thought about altering them. And, what a great tip about the alcohol pen!

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  88. I had totally overlooked your papers until Wendy talked about them. Your materials + Wendy's creativity = WOW!

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  89. Wendy's a fabulous artist and uses your great products in a novel and unique way. I love her art piece!

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  90. I love Wendy's work. I took a couple of classes from her at my LSS and had a ball! She really rocks the MR and the TH and now the JB!! Love it!

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  91. that is just beautiful! amazing little art you've made!

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  92. This is a beautiful project!

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  93. your project is lovely! your work is such an inspiration

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  94. Awesome project as usual, Wendy! Have a safe and blessed trip and thanks soooooo much for a second opportunity to win goodies!

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  95. I love the project and to have a reminder like that in her studio, so very sweet. I love the color combo and JB items. I love to make art and always try to everyday :)

    ~Tonya

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  96. I think the natural "green" colors you used for your project really make it wonderful!! Tim's toggle chains are also a really cool addition! Great work, thx for sharing.

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  97. Love the project! And congrats to Wendy for being your first guest!!

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  98. Again, gorgeous! I love this shabby chic look!
    melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com

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  99. This is so beautiful! I am inspired to try something with these techniques.
    Thanks so much for giving use great tutorials!

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  100. Wendy is THE BEST!!!! Love the flower and butterflies!!! She's a genius!!!!!
    Karen S. Ohio

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  101. I just love Wendy's mini hanging and the butterflies are beautiful. I want some butterflies!!! LOL!!

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  102. The flower is so yummy and so are the butterflies!!!

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  103. Wendy is so amazing! Love what she did with the awesome JB products!

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  104. From simple to beautiful! Altering is such a wonderful thing. Love it!!!!

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  105. i just found Ranger and T!m Holtz and this kind of art in December for the tags of xmas. and i love this. i have been unemployed for a year and i guess this has given me the time to decide all the lovely things that need to be on my shopping list as soon as i am employed again. easy peasy!

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  106. What a great combo~Wendy V & Jenni B! Great Job!

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  107. I just love this piece!! Thanks for sharing.

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  108. the best things in life are stamps, ink, and bling!

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  109. I agree with Donna, your girls are a great combo! I love the products and art!
    Pat Smith

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  110. This is so gorgeous. I love it. Thanks for creating it.

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  111. WTG Wendy...FABULOUS as always!!!

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  112. this is way wonderful - thanks for sharing. I love what you've done with the butterflies

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  113. I love the close ups. Wonerful partnership in products and people!

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  114. Jenni - thanks for this. A great combination of products to make a truly inspirational piece. Our LSS carries a lot of your product and Wendy lives close enough to teach classes there so I feel doubly blessed. Have a great week.

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  115. I love the way Wendy takes simple shapes and textures and combines them - I see so much more possibility in items after I see how she has used them.

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  116. gorgeous project the butterflies are show stoppingly beautiful..how and where do you get your creative muse...stunning wonderful

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