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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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


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:

No butterflies today! Today we're going on a textural adventure under the sea...

The focal panel was created using a panel of Bazzill chipboard in white. Several tube acrylics were squeezed onto my Stampendous Creative Palette and brayered a bit to swirl at bit. The panel was placed face down on the wet ink, and pulled up immediately. Pulling up creates the wrinkly-looking lines through the paint for a very cool texture. Once the panel was dry, a few of Nathalie Kalbach's Grunge Kaffee Klatsch images from Stampendous were stamped over the surface in Colorbox Chalk inks (Deep Lagoon, Iced Jade, Aquamarine). The Dreamweaver Jellyfish stencil was ink-stenciled with black Surfacez ink. A bit of talcum powder was wiped over the surface as an anti-static medium before paste-embossing in Metallic Gold the Jellyfish again over the top. Steel Blue and Fresh Green Crushed Glass Glitter from Stampendous were sprinkled on the molten surface and lightly pressed in (CAREFUL! It will be warm!)

Now for the base of this project. I used a 12 X 12 piece of Bazzill Chipboard in black. I stamped a few of Nathalie's images again, some I embossed in Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, some embossed in black, and some stamped in white or gold ink. Extra sprinklings of the Aged Gold were tossed about, and heated from underneath. The focal panel was adhered to the base. Finally, I die cut the words from the Dreamweaver Dual Alphabet, inked them halfway with watermark ink, and embossed the portions in Aged Black or Aged Marine Embossing Enamel. These were then adhered to the "canvas".




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

Stampendous Blog


Pam Hornschu


Woodware Craft Collection Blog


Jane Gill


Dreamweaver Stencils Blog


Gill Wilson

Monday, March 23, 2015

Stampendous: Spellbinder's Quarterly Hop 2015 #1

We’re excited, once again, to be partnering with the folks over at Spellbinders for a Spring mini blog hop! As Spellbinders design partners this year, we’ve been blessed to use many of their exciting products, and we know their design team is enjoying the Stampendous products we sent for their use! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week our Design Team will be sharing fun projects they’ve made with the Spellbinders products we’ve received.  Wednesday we’ll be a featured company on their blog and two of our designers will be posting tutorials for you focused on the newest Spellbinders products.

PRIZES

Here at Stampendous we’ve got some mystery Spellbinders dies up for grabs along with some fantastic Stampendous cling rubber so be sure to comment on our blog posts and those of our designers for the three days. See our Official Rules for eligibility and more. Comment deadline is Thursday, March 26th, and winners will be announced Friday, March 27, 2015.
Spellbinders has fantastic prize packages from all of their partners to give away each day, so be sure to visit their blog and use their contest entry tool to enter each day (one entry per day, per person). See the Spellbinders Blog for rules and a list Product Partner companies.

Here's something fun from me:

I really wanted to create a jewelry piece for this occasion. Unfortunately, I rejoined the Stampendous team after all the wonderful base pieces from Spellbinder had been passed out to the  team. However, I did receive a handful of fun dies...

Using the "Dragon Delight" set, I die cut three of the dragonflies from chipboard, and adhered them together for more substance. I applied VersaMark ink over the surface with a fingertip dauber, and poured on some Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Enamel. This was heated until molten, sprinkled with more and heated again...in all three or four layers of the EE. Then I inked the fishnet-patterned background image from Nathalie Kalbach's "Studio Wired" set of grunge stamps with VersaMark, reheated the surface, and pressed the stamp onto the molten surface. This was allowed to cool before removing the stamp, and the result was this awesomely textured surface. The only additions were three small teal crystals pressed into the re-warmed surface, a thin bit of gold wire wrapped around the head to create curled antennae, and a pin-back adhered to the back with Quick Grip by Beacon Adhesives. Now I wanted this to really be the focal piece, so I created a card to display it on.

I created an easel card loosely following team member, Kristine Reynolds, tutorial HERE, using Core'dinations Vintage and Essentials cardstock, both of which were sanded a bit around the edges. The flat panel on the bottom of the card, was paste-embossed with Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste with the Chevron stencil. More of the Aged Teal EE was poured over the wet paste, and all of this was heated until bubbly and dry...more great texture and shimmer!

I cut a square of Mark Richard's linen fabric, frayed the edges, and stamped more of Nathalie Kalbach's images with Toffee and Deep Lagoon VersaFine ink by Tsukineko over the square. This was adhered to the card front with 3L Tape Runner (a wet adhesive would just ooze through the fabric and be seen). I cut two banner strips from scrap and stamped them in black with the Stampendous Cling Grunge Happy Birthday, and adhered these to the right side of the card.

Finally, I used the Richard Garay Celebrations "Sweet Treats" Die set from Spellbinder to cut the cool tag which has a notch at the top to wrap around a bow on a package...in this case, the natural burlap ribbon from May Arts. I punched two holes for the pin-back to slip through, and attached my beautiful pin. NOW it gets the recognition that it deserves! You know you've created a successful gift if you'd love to receive it yourself!


Here are today's links for those playing:

Stampendous Blog


Pam Hornschu


Jamie Martin


Spellbinders Blog

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


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 my "touchy-feely" project for today:

Another one of my banners that I created to be displayed at the Stitches show in the UK last month. (Pssst, you might be seeing a couple more varieties of these this week...)

Using a half sheet from Woodware's Cotton Canvas pad as my base, I used the pre-gessoed side and followed these steps:
  1. Place the Dreamweaver Butterfly stencil on the canvas. While holding down with fingertips, sponge embossing ink through the design, and around the edges. Emboss with Stampendous White Embossing Powder.
  2. Using Black Surfacez ink, I added the Stampendous Cling Contract image randomly over canvas.
  3. Using Clearsnap's ColorBox Chalk ink colors from the Misty Meadows set, I swiped the pads directly over the canvas as desired, and then used a paper towel to wipe off any excess, especially from the embossed butterfly. Use the same colors to ink the Dreamweaver Quatrefoil design randomly in the background. Heat set inks.
  4. Paste a portion of the Quatrefoil using Matte Black Embossing Paste over one area. Sprinkle wet paste with Stampendous Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel, and heat till dry and raised.
  5. Spritz a bit of Dreamweaver Memories Mists in Lavender Tea, Blue Martini, and Blueberry Shake; toward the top, and allow to run down.
  6. Spritz a bit of the same mists on a couple of Woodware's White Paper Flowers, and stamp one in black with the Contract stamp.
  7. Spritz a bit of the mists over the Woodwware's Self Adhesive White Lace, and a strip of Woodware's Cotton Ribbon. When dry, adhere to canvas as desired.
  8. Stamp in black and die cut two of the Stampendous Butterflies Matching Stamp Set and Matching Dies sets. Spritz with Lavender Tea. Let dry before adhering.
  9. Brush some thinned white glue over butterflies, and sprinkle with Color Fragments.
  10. Use Damask patterned Woodware Ribbon tape to accessorize canvas, and use two pieces to wrap over pre-painted in black wood dowel. Add spritzed ribbon tie at top if desired. 
  11. Die cut letters for word using Dreamweaver's Dual Alphabet set. Adhere to canvas. 

Here's today's link lists from the three teams:


Stampendous Blog


Janelle Stollfus


Pam Hornschu


Kristine Reynolds


 Woodware Craft Collection Blog


Dorothy Adam

Francoise Read


Dreamweaver Stencils Blog


Lyn Bernatovich


Cindy Groh


Gill Wilson


Alison Heikkila


Friday, March 20, 2015

Stampendous: Elegantly Eggy

Today is the finale of our Easter themed week over on the Stampendous blog. This is one of my favorite cards that I created for the October '14 catalog. I love playing with a bit of pointillism in my Copic coloring, especially when using my favorite colors. Aqua and yellow always make me think of my "Gran", and she'd have loved this card. The base is aqua cardstock from Bazzill Basics. The print is from Authentique, and has been run through my Big Shot with the Dreamweaver Quatrefoil stencil, and brushed over the surface with Cantaloupe Memento ink. The yummy ribbon is from May Arts (of course!) All of that is the frame to highlight this beautiful "Fabergé-style" Cling Fabulous Egg, with all of the intricacy of the originals, but far more
affordable!

There's still plenty of Easter inspiration to be found today! Just check out these EGGceptional team members:

Stampendous Blog

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley-Purdie (2nd project)

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus




Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dreamweaver: Marching into Spring, Week Three

If you are here for my Woodware post, please scroll down, but nothing says that you can't have a bit of fun along the way...

Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Here's my hint of Spring:

I thought I'd play with a "messy" watercolor look for today's post. In the past, when I've tried to watercolor through the stencils, the color runs underneath, and frustrated me. Then it dawned on me...why not go with that look, but outline the stencil afterwards. I kind of like the end result. I even added a bit of doodling/tangling over the design. The base was a piece of canvas-textured Core'dinations' cardstock in a natural color. The Stampendous Cling Music Score was stamped in black StazOn (to prevent bleeding when wet), and a bit of DecoArt® Media Acrylic in Titan Buff was lightly brushed over the background. The Dreamweaver Stylized Dahlia was taped over the panel, and watercolored, and set aside to dry. When dry, the clean stencil was replaced, and I used a Copic Multi-liner in .03 to trace the design and add some tangles. The card base was a gorgeous shade of cobalt Vintage Cardstock from Core'dinations which I'd run through my Big shot with the Dreamweaver Chevrons stencil, and sanded to reveal the design. A simple panel of green with a stamped sentiment from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Friendly Phrases set, and a luscious bow from May Arts, and I'm loving the result! How about you?


The "A" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme:





Woodware: Playing the Accordion...No Tunes Involved


 I never realized how many forms of "accordion" creations there are in the paper-craft industry until I Googled it this past week! The Woodware team have been challenged to play with accordions this week, so it should be quite interesting to see the variety that are presented by our amazing team.


My version starts out fairly basic:
  1. One panel each of yellow and blue cardstock cut to 7" X 12". Scored along the long side at 3" increments, to have four panels. Fold "accordion-style".
  2. Layer on top of each other, and run through die-cutting machine with the Stampendous butterfly die on the outside two folds, and the Dreamweaver Nested Frames die on the center fold.
  3. Run each panel through the embossing machine with the Dreamweaver Quatrefoil Background on the long side. Brush or swipe blue or orange ink respectively over the blue and yellow panels, and around edges.
  4. Adhere strip of floral trim on center/back fold between each panel, crossing through the opening of frame.
  5. Cut two sections of Woodware Butterfly strings with three butterflies, in the middle being a large one on each.
  6. Ink one side of each large butterfly with blue, and the other with orange. Stamp each side with the Stampendous PenPattern Floral background in black ink.
  7. Adhere butterflies to inside of folds on both panels so that butterfly hangs in openings. Bend wings.
  8. Die cut one blue and one yellow frame in medium size from previous die cut. Stamp PenPattern Floral in black over both. 
  9. Cut small frames from white cardstock. Stamp sentiments from Stampendous Perfectly Clear Life Words on white frames. Adhere over yellow and blue frames. Adhere frames together trapping the floral trim attached between the two panels.
  10. Adhere more trim on both panels where the embossed design stops and leaves a line.
  11. Stamp floral pattern in black on one precut yellow butterfly and one in blue. Adhere to center fold of both panels.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stampendous: Feline Fun for Easter

Nothing says spring and Easter like bright and happy colors! One of the best ways to achieve a bunch of those colors is to break out your Stampendous Creative Palette. Squirt some paints, or inks, or dyes, or in my case some Dreamweaver Alcohol inks, on top of it. Thin them out a bit. Swirl them, brayer them, brush them, use them as an ink-pad to stamp designs, or just create a bunch of artsy prints by swirling the new Stampendous Mixed Media white cardstock over the colorful surface. Once dry, they are perfect for stamping the new Pen Pattern Eggs designs over them. Add a stamped Easter basket with the Cling Floral Tapestry Background stamped over it, and a furry friend...the result is PURRfect! This particular fur baby is the Cling Feline Curious, colored with Copic markers, and cut out to hide behind the basket, mischievously breaking open the colorful eggs full of yummy treats. I think he's left too much evidence behind...in the form of Stampendous Color Fragments! At least he's appreciative...he left a nice sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Daisy Thanks set.


How about some more Easter fun? Just follow the bunny trail...or the kitty trail:

Stampendous Blog

Jennifer Dove



Monday, March 16, 2015

Stampendous: Bunny Wuvs Cupcakes


Pammie wuvs cupcakes, too! And apparently, so does Stampendous! All of this week, the Stampendous team are featuring our newest Easter images, including this darling Easter Cupcake. Mine have been stamped, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, and cut out, to be popped up on top of a chartreuse panel stamped in black with the Cling Floral Tapestry Background, and of course, the perfect sentiment for this card from the Perfectly Clear Life Words. Sprinkles of Multi Crystal Glitter were added on top, and in typical Pammie fashion...pompoms for noses!


Be sure to follow the team all of this week for more Easter inspiration, and cute stuff! You can find the links here:

Stampendous Blog

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Lea Kimmel

Jamie Martin





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