Showing posts from June, 2015

Woodware: Friendship

This week the Woodware Team is all about celebrating friendship. The card I'm posting is in honor of my good friend, Dorothy Adam, who lives in Scotland, works for Woodware UK, is in  charge of our blog team, and an awesome person. So much fun and funny packed into one person. Her favorite color is purple, and this card has plenty of purple!

The base card is a deep muted purple, ink-stenciled with the Dreamweaver Small Cathedral Window stencil. Two panels have been has been stamped using the Stampendous Cling Vintage Note, and a bit more of the Cathedral Window stenciled on its corner. The second panel was created using the Stampendous Creative Palette. Various drops of Dreamweaver Color Solutions Alcohol Inks were dropped on the surface of the palette, and thinned with the blending solution, which encourages the inks to swirl and combine a bit. The colors that I used for this were Iceberg, Lemoncello, Sugarplum, Mojito Green, and Cosmo Pink. I placed a panel of white…

Dreamweaver Thursday: Fairy Fun

I'm feeling fairy fabulous presenting this post today. I was really pleased with how this turned out. I traced and colored the Dreamweaver Fairy stencil onto Stampendous Mixed Media White cardstock, and colored and shaded her with Derwent Inktense pencils, keeping the look extra wispy for a more ethereal appearance. I used a wet paintbrush to pull the wisps out further, and then used a glue pen to adhere Stampendous Micro Glitter.
The card base was created with Bazzill Dotted Swiss in a teal color, with an acetate insert on which I stamped and embossed in black one of the Perfectly Clear Life Words sentiments. (Hint: When embossing on acetate, I like to wipe both sides with a small amount of talcum powder as an anti-static medium. This keeps the EP from sticking anymore besides where intended. Just wipe off the residue after melting the EP, and you'll clearly see a difference!) I stamped and embossed two Stampendous butterflies on acetate from the Perfectly Clear Butterflies

Woodware: House Mouse Mice Wishes

This week's challenge over on the Woodware blog is to play with the House Mouse Designs® from Stampendous. What a tough job!

Obviously these House Mouse Designs® critters are enjoying their grapes, and they're not even turned to wine yet! It was fun to color this image with markers, adding grape stains, and drops of Ink-Essentials Glossy Accents for it's wet appearance. I built up layers of colored papers, stamped a sentiment from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Beary Mice set, and a fun gingham ribbon.

Embrace Your Wild Side

There's nothing wrong about standing out in the crowd, and this zebra definitely stands out! Even the leaves on this card go gray-scale in his presence. A fun take on the new Stampendous Cling Zebra, rainbow-colored using Chameleon Markers...a very cool new product. Alcohol markers with a toner chamber in each marker, and a unique way of achieving the various shades desired without having to haul around hundreds of markers. The image was stamped on Stampendous Mixed Media White cardstock, colored as desired, and adhered to a black and gray base along with multiple Dreamweaver die cut Leafy Branch and Monstera leaves. The leaves were  cut from the same white cardstock, and ink-stenciled with the Dreamweaver Crusade pattern and the Graduated Dot stencil with Onyx Versafine from Tsukineko®, using a large stencil brush. What was left of the ink in the brush was softly used over the leaves for a more gray look. The leaves were layered with the zebra panel, some Party Color Fragments we…

Dreamweaver Thursday: Wild and Wonderful

The Stampendous team have been traveling all over the wild world this week, posting our creations using the newly released from the "zoo" animal images. I've loved how easy it has been to mix in several Dreamweaver designs for a more uniquely wild project.

The card base was brown Core'dinations Essentials, partially machine-embossed with the Dreameaver Zebra pattern, and partially with the Leopard Spots backgrounds. Then these were sanded to reveal the design and rough things up a bit. The following layers were an orange panel machine-embossed with the Quatrafoil design, and brushed over the surface with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and a stamped panel of Mixed Media Cardstock with the new Cling Pen Pattern Giraffe image which I'd colored and shaded with Copic Sketch Markers. The giraffe was stamped again on a sticky note, and cut out to create a mask. This was used to protect the colored image while I stamped the Cling Old World Map in Rich Cocoa twice over the pane…

Woodware: Flitting Around with Sketch 43

I've done a fun and simple card for this month's sketch challenge #43 over on the Woodware Blog. So easy to complete several to have on hand for all of those everyday occasions...thank you, get well, happy birthday, and even sympathy. All that's necessary is to change up the sentiment! Also easy to accomplish using the Stampendous Tiny Messages Class A' Peels, which has a variety of kind thoughts.

The base is a mauve shade of canvas cardstock, with coordinating pieces of Forever in Time "Elderberry" papers. My focal point is simply the black Dragonfly Peel Off. I added a bit of shading with gray markers for more pop, and a bit of bling with Mark Richards Crystals. The final part of the sketch required a small circle...simply punched from the same papers to highlight just one small dragonfly.

I hope you'll come play along with us for this month's sketch challenge. All the info can be found on the Woodware blog.

Putting a Fine Point on It...I'm Wild About You!

The Stampendous team are wildly enthusiastic about our new animal images introduced in April. They just are begging to be layered with plenty of wild ingredients...Fran•tagé Essentials like Color Fragments, Aged Embossing Enamels, Micas, etc. Add in some Dreamweaver layers of ink-stenciled I-Beams and die cut Monstera leaves, all that is left is to highlight the focal point...the new Cling Pen Pattern Lion. He's been stamped in the center of that background panel, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, and then a bit of "pointillism" added for a more "wild" feel. The perfect sentiment comes from the new Perfectly Clear Wild Sayings set.

Hop in your Jeep and head out for more wild fun:

Stampendous Blog Pam Hornschu (you're here) Kristine Reynolds Pam Bray

Fun with Faber-Castell Finale!

Have you had as much fun as we have this week? What a great hop it's been, with so many fabulous ideas, and wonderful products! Remember, you could win a package of the products shown above, just by leaving comments for each of the players for this week. Here's what I'm showing off for today:

When you have oodles of fun stuff to play with, there is no better way to show it off than by creating a mixed media canvas...even if it is only 6 inches square! Here's how I layered mine:
1) I spread Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste over the surface of the canvas, unevenly for texture, and set it aside to dry overnight. 2) I used a large stencil brush to apply the Faber-Castell Black Chalk Paint through the Dreamweaver by Stampendous Corner Flowers stencil, and let that dry. 3) I colored the surface of the flower petals with F/C Chalk Pastel Pencils, which provided a nice pop of color off of the black paint. 4) I stamped the crackle image from the Andy Skinner Stampendous Cling I…

Dreamweaver Thursday: Perfect Pets and Perfect Pencils

We have another busy and exciting week going on from the Stampendous blog and team. We have the "Perfect Pets" theme all week, today we also have Dreamweaver Thursday, and all week we've been hopping with the team from Design Memory Craft Blog using products from Faber-Castell...specifically their huge selection of art pencils.
I threw all three challenges onto my workspace to create this beautiful card:
First, I have to say that it's been a long time since I've used the F/C Aquarelle Pencils, but it was like coming back to an old friend! And bonus! Now they have this great grip feature on them, which makes them so easy to work with, especially if you like working tip-to-tip with your watercolor pencils and a wet brush. I knew that I wanted to work with the beautiful Dreamweaver Heron stencil from Stampendous, but I wanted to create a yummy background for it first. Working on a panel of watercolor paper, I created washes of color by mixing a bit of concentrated …

Woodware: Itty Bitty Shadow Box House

Once again, the Woodware Team are playing along with the challenge over on the Mirror Crack’d blog. This time the theme is shadow boxes. Finally, I have the perfect time to use one of my hoarded wooden embelly boxes from Woodware. You know, the ones that tiny safety pins, or bells, or brad fasteners come in?
I painted mine with black acrylic paint, measured the "window" panes, and marked it out on a piece of Crafty Cardworks Time Flies 8" square paper pad. I inked in black and stamped the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Family Home image and sentiment, colored it with markers, and cut out to fit my little openings.
After adhering them inside, I used a ZIG Glue Pen to adhere Stampendous Color Fragments in Fresh Green, Powder Blue, and Canary. I used one of the flower pop outs from the Time Flies Essentials pack as a sun by coloring it yellow, bending the petals up, and adhering it inside. More Color Fragments were added inside of my little "sun". 
I happened to hav…

Woodware: Windows on Cuteness!

Here's my fun take on this week's Woodware challenge suggested by Kim Reygate...Window Cards. I used my Dreamweaver Nesting Frames to die cut the window to frame the cute Stampendous Cling House Mouse Designs® Bride and Groom. These cuties were stamped in black ink on kraft cardstock, and colored with markers. Then using a VersaMarker, I played with Fran Seiford's "Painting with Powder" technique. Just use the marker to apply embossing ink in specific places, and add the  color with embossing this case, predominantly Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. A few extra sprinkles were added to mimic rice/confetti/rose petals. The Stampendous Perfectly Clear Beary Mice sentiments were added to the frame to finish it off in typically cute House Mouse Designs® style.

Dreamweaver Thursday: STENtangling...Doodling with Stencils!

This week, the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team are all about tangling and doodling with our images or stencil designs. The Dreamweaver open designs are perfect for STENtangling, as they give you a shape, that is divided into sections, for you to create your own patterns, or follow the patterns of others, including Dreamweaver's Zentangle master, Wayne Harlow, CZT.

For my post today, I started out with the Open Elephant design, and doodled away inside the spaces using my Faber-Castell Pitt Pens. I love the look of Zentangle, and am in awe of those who do it well (like Wayne, and our own Louise Healy), but I'm really not good at it. My hand shakes a bit, so I can't get the patterns as precise as I would like. So, I doodle. My elephant went a bit hippy-dippy with my doodling, so I sort of "tie-dyed" him by using my teardrop shaped Memento ink pads to add happy colors over the surface, which makes the black doodling really pop.

The base of the card was Core'dinatio…

Do You Doodle or Try to Tangle?

Ssssh. Don't tell anyone, but I'm really not a ZENtangler, but I've been doodling for years. So...that's what you get from me. So much less pressure. I'm not big on precision, and more into free flowing creativity.

For my post today, I'm sharing this card that I created with the Stampendous Cling Pen Pattern Angel Fish. There are a few simple lines in the design, which makes it simple to add your own doodlicious touches. I created the background using Imagine Crafts® Fingertip Daubers and various colors of chalk inks. I've added a panel of acetate over the top with the Cling Coral Tree stamped a few times on each side using Black StazOn ink. I added strips of Hot Lime Color Fragments as seaweed on the back of the acetate. The design of the card is a modified easel card where the front edge is folded up to hold the focal panel and acetate panel in place. I added a stamped Cling Near the Sea sentiment along this fold, along with a Dreamweaver Sand Dollar which…