Birds & Words

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wendy Vecchi at RMM!!

 Linda Ledbetter, Wendy Vecchi, Yvonne Blair & Cheryl Grigsby
 CHA, January, 2012

The response to Wendy Vecchi's visit to Rocky Mountain Memories has been amazing!  
Wendy will be teaching two classes.  

On Friday, May 4, you'll have the chance to make an Inspiration Station, a very cool project that will have you working with Wendy's Art Parts, embellishments and lots of Rangers inks.  This is a place where you can compile your favorite techniques and tips for creativity, or turn it into a photo album or other mini book project.  Creating this piece will be a vehicle to teach lots of technique along the way.  We've got 2 spots left for this class.

Inspiration Station

On Saturday, May 5, Wendy bring Ranger U to U!  Ranger Inks to the MAX, a 7 hour class will give you an enormous lesson in all things Ranger, AND you'll go home with a tag booklet that catalogs examples of techniques along with detailed instructions on the back.  This will be a reference tool that you'll value for years to come, believe me.  I have mine from Ranger U and I'm always referring to it.  This class is now full, but we are taking names for the wait list should someone have to cancel.  You might consider the Friday class; Wendy will teach Ranger inks there, too, just not at the same depth as the Saturday class.

For a good idea of the style and artistic philosophy of our Guest Artist, check out Wendy's Blog.  I am so proud to have Wendy come to Estes Park and I'm excited for all of you to be introduced to her art, her heart, and her fabulous teaching style.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Meet Laura Lodge!

 This is my sweet friend, Laura Lodge.  Laura came in with this adorably creative card and I asked her if I could share it with you.  Laura has a lot of integrity and asked me to be sure and credit Angie Leach with the inspiration for this design, which I am happy to do.
You can see Angie's blog here.
 Laura started with a light blue textured cardstock ( Stonewashed Bazzill cardstock here).  She blended Faded Jeans Distress Ink (what else?) over the cardstock and sanded the edges a little for age. What a cute blue jean effect! The rivets on the pockets are gold brads.
 Punch an even set of holes in the cardstock (Tim Holtz Design Ruler makes this easy) and connect the dots with a yellow opaque marker.  This is great for me since I'm really, really good at not-sewing.  :-)
A super cute detail is Laura's idea for the belt.  She used brown cardstock and embossed it to give it a faux leather look.  So proud of you, Laura, great job!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Nesting Box Challenge

Kelly Blachowiak, Fairie Artist

Here's Kelly beautiful interpretation of our Nesting Box Challenge.  Kelly just used one side of each box and created a fairy walk.

 A little sign welcoming the fairies to their nature walk.  I was thrilled with Kelly's creativity making a meandering walk rather than a tiered box.  The colors are beautiful and her use of B Line stamps and, grass dies and Flower Soft are inspired.
I loved the way Kelly used real twigs and real rocks for the fairies to sit and perch.
Congratulations, Kelly, good work!