Friday, March 27, 2015

Texturize It With Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Woodware UK: Grand Finale!


We have a different sort of collaboration for you!


All this week we've been celebrating with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’re offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’re offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ve been enjoying the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams have brought you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Here's what I've created for today:

 
No banner today, but mad frou frou! Using a Clear Scrap Frame as a base, a few Dreamweaver Alcohol Inks (Iceberg and Sugarplum) were spread on the back, and a bit of white acrylic paint swiped over the front. Stampendous flowers from the Cling Build a Bouquet set were stamped on Woodware's patterned paper pad, and cut out with the Build a Bouquet Die set. Some were left large, and others cut smaller, crumpled, and layered. A few of the Woodware white paper flowers were colored with the alcohol inks as well, and adhered with the stamped flowers on the frame. Leftover smudges from the inks all over my craft mat were thinned with isopropyl alcohol, and smeared over the butterfly garland, which was draped over the frame. An old page of poetry was ink-stenciled with the Dreamweaver Rose Tree and dye-based inks. Fast Finish from Beacon Adhesives was brushed over the back of the thin Clear Scrap panel that I inserted behind the frame, and poem was placed face down on the finish before another layer was brushed over the back. Finally, heavy sprinklings of Stampendous Color Fragments and Crushed Glass Glitter were adhered with a bit of Glossy Accents.




Here's the links to the designers that are playing today:

Stampendous Blog


Jamie Martin


Amy Hurley-Purdie


Janelle Stollfus


Pam Hornschu


Kristine Reynolds


Asia King


Wendy Price


Lea Kimmel


Woodware Craft Collection Blog


 Siobhan Fyffe


Dreamweaver Stencils Blog


Lyn Bernatovich


Cindy Groh


Gill Wilson


Laura Drahozal


Louise Healy


Lynn Mercurio


Alison Heikkila

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Texturize It With Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Woodware UK: Day Four


We have a different sort of collaboration for you!


This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Here's what I've created for today:

Brightening things up a bit today, just to show that mixed media does not have to be a canvas or journal page, and does not need to be dark and moody either. This is a very playful card, and I had joy in creating it for the Stampendous January catalog...

The card base was created with mint cardstock. Then a canvas cardstock panel, swiped over an acrylic paint-coated Creative Palette  before being stamped with images from the Creative Palette Circles using the paint as the "ink". A few images from Nathalie Kalbach's Studio "Marks" set were stamped with black ink over the panel. Sprinkles of Stampendous Color Fragments in Hot Lime, Hot Teal, Hot Orange, and Ivory were adhered with a Zig 3 Way Glue Marker. The new Stampendous Cling The Look's Feather image was stamped on a scrap of a Creative Palette print and a scrap of the mint cardstock, with a sprinkling of the Color Fragments once again (awesome way to add texture!), and finally another section of Palette Print, with a brushing of ivory paint before stamping this wonderful new quote sentiment from Stampendous, the Cling Hope Sings from Emily Dickinson.



Here's the links to the designers that are playing today:

Stampendous Blog


Pam Hornschu


Kristine Reynolds


Lea Kimmel


Woodware Craft Collection Blog


Debs Frost


Dreamweaver Stencils Blog


Lyn Bernatovich


Gill Wilson


Laura Drahozal


Louise Healy

Lynn Mercurio

 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Texturize It With Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Woodware UK: Day Three


We have a different sort of collaboration for you!


This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Here's what I've created for today:

Yes, it's another banner today! Following pretty much the same process as the one that I posted on Monday...

The pre-gessoed side of the half sheet of canvas pad was watermark inked through the Dreamweaver Spiral Dots stencil randomly over the surface before being embossed with Stampendous White Embossing Powder. This melted EP acts as a resist against the Clearsnap Mixed Media inks (Vintage, Leather, Barn Door) that were swiped over the surface. Using a palette knife, some Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste was spread over one section and set aside to dry.

Meanwhile, a strip of Mark Richard's Linen Fabric pad was frayed around the edges, and stamped with the Leather ink and the Stampendous Cling Life is Art image, along with some random distressing.

Once the paste was dry, I swiped a bit of talcum powder over the canvas as an anti-static medium for the next step. I paste-embossed the Dreamweaver Feather stencil in Copper Embossing Paste, and sprinkled liberally with Aged Black and Aged Copper Embossing Enamel. This was heated until bubbly and textured, with lots of shimmer! Now the linen strip could be adhered, along with a couple of bits of Ribbon Tape from Woodware. A wooden dowel and been prepped with black paint, and was attached by wrapping strips of the Ribbon Tape over it and attaching it to the canvas. A bit more of the Aged Black and Copper were sprinkled over the canvas, and heated from underneath for more texture. 




Here's the links to the designers that are playing today:

Stampendous Blog


Amy Hurley-Purdie


Jamie Martin


Asia King


Wendy Price


Woodware Craft Collection Blog


Pam Hornschu


Dreamweaver Stencils Blog


Cindy Groh


Louise Healy

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