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Stampendous: Playing with Blocks

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WE'RE HAVING A BLOCK PARTY!
We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!


We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that l…

Boxing Up My Frou Frou for the Month!

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Those of you who are here for my Dreamweaver post, sit back and enjoy some additional fun...a mix of Dreamweaver, Stampendous, and Eileen Hull Artist Trading Blocks!  We are having a “Block Party” and everyone’s invited!
We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize pac…

More House Mouse Designs® Squee!

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I'm not sure if this little guy is "Singing in the Rain" or not, but he should be 'cuz this cute card was super fun to make!

The House Mouse Designs® "Rain Flower" image was stamped and water-colored with Derwent Watercolor Inktense Pencils and a wet paintbrush. Using similar colors, only with acrylic paints instead, I created a Creative Palette print. I brayered some cyan and pthalo green over the palette, allowing to mix slightly, before squirting a bit of Tsukineko® Neon Reinkers in Orange and Yellow into the mix. I laid the Dreamweaver "Rain" stencil on top of the mix, then picked it up and placed it on a panel of the Mixed Media White cardstock to transfer the paint and design. Now the raindrops are a cohesive addition to the previous focal panel. While the paint is wet, I sprinkled a variety of Stampendous Party Fragments over the surface. While this was drying, the base card was Jewel Encrusted with a mix of Color Fragments, Micro Glitter,…

I Love These Meeces to Pieces!

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Though I wouldn't be crazy about having mice get into my cookie jar in the real world, these House Mouse Designs® would be hard to say no to. Especially when the sneaky critters are trying to frame the cat for the crime! This darling Cookie Bandits design was colored with Copic Sketch markers, with an effort at creating a green depression glass jar, with a bit of reflection through it onto the "wallpaper" created by stenciling the Dreamweaver Tulips and Daffodils background. A bit of Glossy Accents was brushed over the jar for a glassy look. I added a Spoonful of Rust Frantagé goodies to the card as well, sort of mimicking cookie crumbs.


 Be sure to visit the Stampendous blog for a link to those of the team who are posting their own House Mouse Designs® creations today!

Woodware: Rustic...Not Rusted

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When I think of rustic, I generally think of dark, distressed, and well...rusty. When we received our Woodware challenge for this week, that was where my mind went. However, I am just NOT in a dark and rusty state of mind at the moment, so I'm posting this instead. It is very nature-inspired, so I think that it is appropriate for a rustic theme, don't you?

The base is a panel cut from chipboard with rounded corners, and holes punched through the top. Layers of off-white paper have been inked (dye-based), and stamped (Stampendous Follow Your Art and Cling Music Score), and stenciled (Dreamweaver Open Heart)  before  being torn and layered on the chipboard. Ephemera such as feathers, old keys, and postage stamps have been added. Jute cord was wrapped around and tied. Twill ribbon was wrapped over a branch from my backyard, which was wrapped in netted fabric, and attached to the chipboard with large flat brad fasteners which have been aged. The final detail, and my personal favor…

Stampendous: Kitty Cuddles

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I think this is one of my favorite kitty cards that I created for the Stamepndous October '14 catalog. I love how perfectly I was able to place the two Copic-colored cuties so that they appear to be cuddling together on the piano. Panels of Authentique papers sprinkled with Aged Copper Embossing Enamel were used to hide them a bit so they could dream of singing birdies in peace and quiet. May Arts twine "ties" it all together.

Here's what I've used for this card:

Cling Feline SleepyMixed Media Cling Musical Motif setPerfectly Clear Happy GreetingsAuthentique Harmony CollectionMay Arts' twineTuxedo Black MementoAged Copper Embossing EnamelCopic markersCore'dinations cardstock
For more kitty inspiration, visit the team links on the Stampendous blog.

Dreamweaver: Frilly Fabulous Frou Frou Fairy!

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Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagé products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.

Here's what I've been playing with:

Can you say "frilly fabulous frou frou fairy" five times fast? No? Well, neither can I. Fortunately, I only needed to say it once, and create it once, 'cuz this cutie has a LOT going on!

The new Dreamweaver Fairy has been traced with a VersaMark pen and embossed in a few areas with Stampendous Crystal Embossing Powder to keep her ethereal look. A few sprinkles of Sta…

Stampendous: Here Kitty Kitty!

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I LOVE KITTIES!!! I have two of my own, and have pretty much always had cats. Therefore, this week's kitty challenge on the Stampendous Impressions blog was right up my alley cat...I mean...alley.

Today's kitty is the Cling Feline Fun, and this one thinks that he's going to make friends with the butterflies. He and the orange butterfly have been colored with Copics (as seen at left), as well as the daisies. The  butterfly and the daisies are from the Perfectly Clear Daisy Thanks set. The Core'dinations Vintage cardstock was sanded a bit prior to stamping to lighten up the areas where the flowers would be placed to allow them to be colored. A sprinkling of Hunter Green and Hot Lime Color Fragments were added for more texture. The Perfectly Clear "Life Words" sentiment has been stamped on a die cut scrap of white cardstock cut from the Dreamweaver Nested Frames Die set.


If you're feline curious about the team's kitty creations, slink on over to the Sta…

Woodware: Happy Wishes for Happy Mums

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They celebrate Mother's Day earlier in the year over in the UK than we do here in the States, so that is our challenge for the Woodware team this week. I chose to use this whimsical "You Make Me Happy" Clear Magic set designed by Francoisé Read for Woodware. I used bright Aquarel Watercolor Pencils and a wet paintbrush for the watercolor effect. A Dreamweaver Nesting
Frames Die Cut in yellow was the perfect pop of color off of the blue background for the cut out segments of this design. Borders of gingham ribbons and satin floral trim are the perfect embellishments for Mum. The inside features the Woodware Just Words "Mother's Day" sentiment, along with another die cut frame and more ribbon. For more inspiration for this important occasion, visit the rest of the teammember's blogs as linked on the Woodware blog.

Stampendous: Art Journal with a Flourish...and a Few Swirls

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It truly is not much of a challenge to work with the various fun flourishes, borders, and textures from Stampendous, but that's what it's all about this week! So...here's my little art journal...

There are four chipboard pages in this little book, with canvas on one side of each. The cover was one of the canvas covered pages. I swiped various inks over the Authentique's Adventure Collection papers, the edges of cover, the die cut sentiment panel. Versamark was added around the edges and embossed with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. The Cling Ornate Border stamp was stamped and embossed in gold as well. Layers of May Arts burlap and ribbons were added as a banner at the top, and sprinkles of StampendousColor Fragments and Crushed Glass Glitter were added for a bit of bling.

The inside pages each have a pocket created from Authentique papers on one side, and unique sentiments and quotes like Life is Art, Dream Forever, and Friends from the Happy Greetings set. More inked edg…

Dreamweaver: Frilly and Fabulous for February!

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Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagé products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.

Here's what I've been playing with:

Sometimes in the process of creativity, accidents happen. It's up to you how you view your "oops" moment. I chose to go with it.

This banner was created on a base of cotton canvas paper. One side is pre-coated and ready to create with. I chose to use a palette knife to apply a swipe of Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste in a thin layer over the canvas. When dry…

Woodware: Playing Along with "The Mirror Crack'd"

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For 2015, the Woodware team will receive some interesting new challenges from "The Mirror Crack'd". This week, we are featuring Journal Covers, which are so much fun to create!


Mine was created using a chipboard book base, with rings through the pages which allow each page to lay flat. However, it is easier to create each page and then insert the rings through the sides.
I die cut papers in the same shape as the book, edged each with some ink to distress them, and inked some edges with Clearsnap Mixed Media ink and embossed with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. The edge of the cover page was also treated to a coating of ink and embossing enamel. The blue panel was stamped with the Cling Ornate Border image and embossing in gold as well. Another die cut piece was stamped with the Follow Your Art sentiment in Archival red ink, aged a bit with tan ink, and edged with blue. A little bit of Glossy Accents was applied to adhere sprinkles of Stampendous Color Fragments

Stampendous Challenges You With a Flourish!

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Looking for a gift idea with a bit of a flourish? This portfolio is the perfect one for you, and for the females on your gifty list. For that matter, with a change-up of colors and images, would make a great masculine gift as well!

Using a mix of Stampendous images, Die Cuts, and Fran•tagé accessories, each item from the outside cover, to the inside pockets, to the simple notes and envelope sets is created with a pretty and cohesive feel.

The papers are predominantly Authentique "Harmony" 12 X 12, cut and folded to create the portfolio. The top flap was created using the scalloped die from Stampendous' new Popup Die set. While flat, several flourishes from the new Cling Filigree Set were stamped in VersaMark and embossed with elements from the Encrusted Jewel Kit in purple. A hummingbird was die cut from chipboard, covered in VersaMark and jewel encrusted as well before being adhered to the flap with a craft glue dot. A Velcro Dot set was adhered under the flap and to the…