Showing posts from October, 2012

Stampendous New Release...Think Spring!

Today is the final day of the feature week for the October release of Stampendous new designs. I love this new image, and I'm not alone in that! So many fabulous creations have come from the team with this image. I'm rather proud of mine as it made the cover of the October release catalog! Woo hoo.

This image is called Cling Nesting, and is so much fun to color. To change things up a bit, I colored most of it with Copic Sketch markers, and the white portions with a White Gel Pen, deliberately leaving it in a sketchy appearance. I love the contrast of the white against the kraft cardstock.
I embellished the card by applying some glue marker randomly and sprinkling with Chiffon, Fresh Green, Sage, and Ochre Color Fragments. The Color Fragments are the perfect way to add just a touch of unique texture to your designs.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Stampendous team players today in the grand finale of our new release week:

Stampendous Impressions! Annette Witherspoon Asia King B…

Festively Distressed For Fall, Week Two

Welcome back to week two of our amazing collaboration between Ranger's Tim Holtz line of Distress Powders, and our beautiful Dreamweaver Stencils & Products! If you missed last week's event, start HERE.

Last week, we were totally blown away by the awesome response we received from those of you who hopped over from Tim Holtz's blog and the Ranger blog to check us out! We've been doing the "happy dance" ever since! Hopefully, you will continue to check us out, especially over the next few weeks as we continue our play-time in Tim's sandbox. (It is rather an appropriate metaphor considering the cool texture of his Distress Powders.)

Apparently, Tim and the wonderful people at Ranger were also excited by the response, and they've decided to "up the ante" in the form of an additional prize package(s) which will include TWELVE Distress Powderseach, and a handful of Dreamweaver Stencils to go with! Wow! Just one teeny-tiny win on…

Ooh La La! It's a Celebration!

Such is life! Time does not stand still, no matter how insane your world becomes. Therefore, multi-tasking becomes the order of the day. Today's post features images from Stampendous being sneak-peaked all this week. Since I am also celebrating Susanna Boyd's (director and sweetheart of Paper Craft Planet) birthday along with the rest of the Super Novas, I'm mixing this all together. Somehow I feel that Susanna, with her sweet southern voice, and fab femininity, would really appreciate this snazzy hot pink corset with such great French style. So.....happy birthday, Susanna! Hope your day is filled with joie d' vivre!

As for the Stampendous images, the Cling Corset, the Cling Lace background, and the sentiment from the new Perfectly Clear French Flower Cart, will all be available through your local stamp stores, or on the Stampendous web-site within the next week or so, so check the What's New? portion of the site for updates. Though we are in the middle of fall an…

Festively Distressed for Fall

The Dream Team are so excited to have the opportunity to play along with some unique Ranger Products in the Tim Holtz line...specifically, the Distressed Embossing Powders! Our own Louise Healy demonstrated how fabulous these are with the Dreamweaver Stencils when she created this card for a fun class at CHA Summer 2012:

Apparently, Tim Holtz agreed with all of us on this unique use of his product, so he very generously had Ranger (thanks, Patti!) send the team some samples to play and blog with. we go!

Here's my post for today:

I Festively Distressed a simple paper mache box by applying Dreamweaver Matte Orange Paste over the lid. When dry, I applied DW Crackle Paste over the surface, and while wet, I sprinkled liberally with Tim Holtz Distress Powder in Walnut Stain over the surface. I carefully used my heat tool to melt the powder (remember...this powder does NOT get shiny when heated), and the crackling appeared as well. I placed my Dreamweaver Maple Branch stencil …

Festive Flames for Fall

The Dream Team are going "Festively Fall" this month, with so many fun ideas to put you in the fall holiday it Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the joy of cool, crisp weather once again!

My post today features another one of my fun little "lanterns", created using one of the small clear pails sold in most craft stores. Using the Dreamweaver Color Solutions drop by drop, I applied various fall shades (Paprika, Aspen Leaf, Pumpkin, and Creme Brulee) of the alcohol inks over a strip of acetate. The result is gorgeous transparent color. When dry, I paste-embossed the trees from the Four Seasons stencil with Matte Black paste across the opposite side of the acetate strip. Once dry, I rolled it slightly and inserted it into the pail. I also paste-embossed the fall tree on a black cardstock circle with a mist of orange, red, and yellow embossing pastes. Just a smidge from each color mixed slightly in a dosing cup was the perfect compliment to the pail. A small, flam…

Stampendous and May Arts are Hopping Again!

All of this week, the Stampendous and May Arts' teams have been wowing you with a fabulous mix of Stampendous images and Essentials, along with the absolute perfection of May Arts' line of ribbons, trims, and cording.

For today's hop, I'll keep the info fairly simple. I created a small wall-hanging on a chipboard base, with background layers of Bazzill papers with a "brush finish" of Versamark ink and Stampendous White Embossing Powder. This same ink and EP acts as a resist in stamping the Cling Follow Art sentiment, when layering a variety of Memories Mists inks through the Dreamweaver Open Heart stencil. Spritzed with water, these inks run and mingle. The Stampendous Cling Music Score was stamped over the panel with Rich Cocoa Memento. All the layers were distressed with ink and torn edges. A stamped and embossed layer of Cling Dragonfly Vine dragonflies were spritzed as well, before fussy cutting and attaching to the branch. The inks wipe clean from the em…

Dreamweaver Goes to the Dogs...Tags!

You just have to try this tutorial out! It is so simple, so fun, and so WOW! These "dog tags" were created with the supplies seen below:

Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (I used the Matte Black) • Dreamweaver Metallic F/X (I used Kiwi, Purple Satin, Goldfinch, Plum Royale, and Glacier) • Dreamweaver Mosaic Swirls and Dragonfly stencils • Stampendous Fresh Green and Purple Crushed Glass GlittersTsukineko/Imagine Crafts Jet Black StazOn, Goosebumps Matte Iridescent spray, and Sheet Metal Dog Tags • palette knife, removable tape, paint brush, bead chain, sponge

Step #1: On scrap paper, place dog tags and then stencils. Use removable tape to hold in place. Using paste and palette knife, apply paste over stencil surface, sweeping it over and up. Lightly scrap away excess from stencil surface and place back in jar. Remove tape and stencils and immediately place stencils in water for cleaning. (Use scrub brush to clean on a flat surface like the bottom of a plastic containe…