Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dreamweaver and Stampendous Final Hop Day!



Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! All of this week the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams will be providing some "Dream-pendous" inspiration for you, with multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or the Dream It Up! blog to the players du jour for your oohing and aaahing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 14th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.



My post today takes the collaboration of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous to yet another level. The Stampendous challenge for the month of April, is to reuse or repurpose something on your project. Such an easy thing to do when you are going with the distressed, collaged look.

I stamped the Cling Bird Post on pale yellow cardstock twice, cutting out one of the birds to layer.

The base card is kraft, and was machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Stencils' Quatrefoil design before rubbing Rich Cocoa Memento ink over the embossed surface to highlight.

My repurposed items? The chip tag was die cut from the thin cardboard of a pasta package, machine-embossed to match the background card, and ink-stenciled with a sentiment from DW Bird Words. The flower was die cut from the bag that breakfast cereal comes in (probably Lucky Charms!). I used Dreamweaver Color Solutions Artist Grade alcohol inks to color, and stamped a portion of the postcard image over it with Black StazOn. And...the more obvious item, is the postage stamp that I saved from one of my MILs letters from family in Germany.

Everything on this card has been distressed and inked and coffee spritzed (ooh, another reuse!) to tie all the elements together.

If you've missed the previous five days of this hop collaboration of Dreamweaver and Stampendous, just scroll down (leaving some love along the way)!

Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win* one of three combined sets of these Dreamweaver and Stampendous goodies:





Leave me some love before you "gear up" for the next player:


*For shipping and handling purposes, USA/APO/FPO/Canada winners only.

37 comments:

christi said...

what a great repurposed card. i love the golden highlights. super job!

Miriam Prantner said...

This looks just fabulous! There's so much depth and texture and layering. I love the repurposing!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so so fab!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Fabulous!

rlovew said...

Lovely- I really like your use of recycled items that you played with.

Anne Temple said...

Another fantastic project. Love all the things you recycled and all the layers and textures.

rose s. said...

love the vintage look and repurposing. it's neat how you made embellishments out of ordinary products. you would never know.

Joy H said...

Gorgeous card Pam, and lots of inventive use of materials!

Unknown said...

I love the colors!!! Gorgeous card. So much texture.

marilync said...

great job. the bird certainly is king of this project

Kimbo said...

Love the colors!! Fantastic

Bernie said...

Lovely! So many wonderful elements, layers and textures. Love that you used recycled items, we toss far to much in the trash, it's wonderful to give as much as possible a second life.
Hugs

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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LizL said...

Lovely Card

StampendousGraphics said...

So completely WOW... makes you want to hop on a plane and explore the Old Country! Great job, Pam, and thanks so much for all your hard work this week! It's been nuts, but super fun!

Anonymous said...

Pam, most excellent!

Angela V said...

Pam, you never disappoint! Excellent card & LOVE that you reused! LOVE the whole look of the card-great pairing of stencils/stamps! I'll be following your blog religiously. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Daisy said...

Hi, looking all beautiful!Thanks!

Carol said...

Great projects all week! I have really enjoyed seeing the inspiration, thanks!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Indy's Designs said...

Amazing and beautiful!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Fabulous card Pam!! Love the touch of color on the lower left corner!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card--never thought of using a cereal bag.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Caroline D. said...

Love the vintage look to this one!! You've been very creative this week!!

Terrece said...

GORGEOUS!! I really love this card. The distressing of all the pieces really makes them work.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Pam...this collage is just wonderful! I love the shading you did on the quatrefoil stencil too. Thanks for all of your hard work on the blog hop this week.

Louise said...

Wow, cool card Pam, love all the reused products!

Suzanne C said...

Well it has just been day in and day out of fabulous inspiration here! And today is no exceptions. Beautiful frantage and stencil card!

Kimmy said...

Wow I love it! And you have such a wide range of crafty personallities they are each unique and beautiful

Lillian Child said...

Coffee spritzed? There's a new term for me! You have such a talent for bringing different elements together in such a beautiful fashion!

silvia said...

Cool card!! LOVE the vintage look!

howo34 said...

Great card!

Janelle Stollfus said...

Ooooo... I love this card! I love how coffee stain brings it all together. I'm going to have to keep some of those pasta packages. I didn't think about those getting cut in the machine.

Scrappychick said...

Another fabulous project with terrific texture and dimension!!

Liz Martin said...

Textures and layering come together beautifully in this card . . . especially the repurposed items. Lots of great ideas here.

Lea said...

Love this! It's just beautiful!

Karenladd said...

Oh, I just love the colors and design...and that bird with the crown!! So gorgeous!

Dorrie said...

lovely!!!!!!