Showing posts from February, 2016

GNOME-one Does Box Dies For Stampendous Gnome Homes Like Eileen Hull!

Welcome to another day on our hop with Eileen Hull’s team using her Vintage Canister Scoreboard die with our Cottage Home and Mushroom Home sets as we take a stroll Along the Garden Path. Sit back and enjoy projects from the designers participating in today’s hop.

Three lucky winners will win their choice of Cottage Home or Mushroom Home plus precut matboard from the Sizzix Canister Scoreboard Die. Sponsored by Sizzix. Deadline to comment is February 28th. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Here's what I've created for our grand finale...

If you visited my blog yesterday, then you've seen the toadstool house with the purple roof (which is a stash spot for Hershey's Kisses!). Today I've added two additional gnome homes, along with a display for them all. Remember the one below was constructed with Eileen Hull's large matboard boxes, which I've covered in machine-embossed die cut pieces of Core'dinations® cardstock, using the Dreamweaver Chevro…

Woodware and Crafty Cardmakers Celebrate That Special Woman...Mum

The Woodware team are playing with the Crafty Card Makersmonthly challenge, and this month it's all about special women. In honor of the British Mother's Day coming shortly, as well as the US version in May, I thought I'd share this darling House Mouse Designs® card featuring Mum and her little sweeties. This gives you mothers the opportunity to say one of two things...either, "Thank God I don't have that many children!", or, "Piece of cake! I have more than that!" In which case...I don't know what to say! Lol.

The image was colored with pencils, and layered over gingham patterned paper, wood patterned paper, and a fence created from strips of the same paper. A few tiny paper flowers with leaves were entwined in the fence, and the tilting fence post sign features one of the Perfectly Clear sentiments to finish it off.

Hope every woman, mum or not, celebrates herself at least through this week! You deserve it! Be sure to visit the Woodware blog

A Eileen Hull Collaboration With Boxes,Toadstools, and Dreamweaver

We are excited to join with Eileen Hull and her team to bring you a great week of inspiration using our garden house stamp and die sets to add detail to Eileen’s versatile Vintage Canister Scoreboard Die by Sizzix. Sit back and enjoy the projects, comment along the way for a chance to win one of our prize packages!

Three lucky winners will win their choice of Cottage Home or Mushroom Home plus precut matboard from the Sizzix Canister Scoreboard Die. Sponsored by Sizzix. Deadline to comment is February 28th. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Here's what I've created for today's post...

 Using the Toadstool Home with its stamps and matching die set, I cut out squares of cardstock to cover the Eileen Hull medium matboard box, along with one front and three roofs. The house portions are made from Core'dinations® Vintage, which I've machine-embossed using the Dreamweaver Honeycomb stencil and sanded to reveal the design. The three roofs were machine emboss…

Woodware: Hopping Along for Easter

The Woodware team have been hopping along all week with sweet spring and Easter creations. I've used the Stampendous Cling Chick Parade as my focal image, colored with markers, and blinged up with yellow Micro Glitter.

They have their cute little bonnets on, and that provided the jump off point for my color combo on this card. Fun patterned paper, Woodware Self-adhesive lace, white ric rac, and yummy Card Candi brought it all together with style.

If you missed any of the Spring/Easter creations from our talented team members, head to the Woodware Witterings blog for all of the links!

The Faces of Mixed Media

Today is the finale of this week's challenge featuring the faces of Stampendous. All of this week, I've shown several ways to look at the Cling Beauty Face image. Originally, this image came packaged as a complete set with masks and templates, and blossoms, which sold out quickly and has now become simply the face image now. This provides you with the opportunity to use the wide variety of floral and mixed media images from Stampendous to enhance YOUR Beauty creation. Meanwhile, I'll share with you the process of my mixed media canvas.

I started with a pre-gessoed twelve inch square canvas, which I painted with black acrylic paint. When dry, I used a palette knife to apply Dreamweaver Crackle Paste in a fairly thin layer, and set it aside to dry.

Meanwhile, I tore a page from a dictionary, and painted a light coat of gesso over it, focusing on heavier coverage where I intended to place the face. When dry, I stamped the Cling Beauty Face with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and …

FACE It...Stampendous and Dreamweaver POP!

So, if you've been following my posts this week, you've seen this face in many modes. Today I've gone more modern and and white with a pop of chartreuse. The Beauty face was stamped in white ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

The Dreamweaver Corner Flowers design was ink-stenciled in white ink across the top of the panel. I carefully lined up the same stencil, and ink-stenciled it in Onyx ink on the top of a white card, and a portion on the bottom right corner. I recommend applying a heat tool over the inked portions to set their ink and avoid smearing.

The face panel was cut into sections as shown, and adhered to a slightly larger chartreuse panel, leaving fine gap lines between each section. Tiny chartreuse self-adhesive chartreuse crystals were adhered across the neck and to her ear lobes. Then this panel was adhered to the card base. A super simple card to create with a very graphic look. This same look could be easily achieved as a mixed me…

The Face of Polynesia...Pam-Style!

For today's post, I've taken the Blossom Beauty face to another part of the world. One with tropical breezes and warm sands. A land of exotic beauty with a unique twist. I've stamped the image on kraft cardstock with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and added coloring and shading with a large selection of the "E" color range of Copic Sketch Markers. Using the template that comes packaged with the set to mask off the face, I then was able to ink-stencil the Dreamweaver Large Scales pattern in the background with more brown ink. The blossom image was stamped on the forehead with VersaMark ink and embossed with Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel, along with a few sprinkles over her face that were heated from underneath. I used a VersaMarker to ink her lips, and added more of the Shabby Pink to them as well. The panel was torn around the edge, adhered over a white panel which was torn as well. The card base was the Mixed Media White cardstock, ink-stenciled using large stencil bru…

The Faces of Stampendous Wander the World

From the time we are first born, to the end of our days, faces are a constant source of fascination for us. Our family's, friends', and even our pets' faces are so treasured. Even the faces of complete strangers are an instant puzzle to be solved, beginning with the eyes. My post today features the Stampendous Cling Beauty Face image, and I decided from the start that I wanted this card to be all about the eyes. These are not young eyes. These eyes have seen the world. But they are serene, filled with an inner peace that we all covet.

I have so many friends that are amazing colorists, and I envy their talent, and struggle to achieve it myself. In the long run, we all just strive to do our best, and hope that something we've created will be an inspiration to others. My wandering beauty was first stamped in Desert Sand Memento ink by Tsukineko®, so that I could make an attempt at a hand-drawn and colored image, using my Copic Sketch markers for color, shading, and de…

Embossing Your Dreams

All this week the Stampendous team are featuring techniques from the Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford. Remember most of the techniques featured in the new book can easily be achieved with Dreamweaver Stencils as well. How about our Molten Magic technique? You can find the info in Section P, page 38.

This card features the Dreamweaver Peacock stencil paste-embossed in gold, but you'll need to get Fran's new book for more info on the next steps!

The Stampendous Cling Peacock Feather was stamped in the background with Gold Delicata ink by Tsukineko®, and a beautiful iridescent ribbon from May Arts was wrapped for highlight the color and sheen from the technique. And a few sparkly crystals.

I suggest that you get this book ASAP. You could be playing with so many embossing powder techniques with your stencils, which takes this book to beyond amazing! Did you know that there are THREE opportunities to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Embossing Powder Techniques fro…

Leaving a Deep Impression with the New Book from Stampendous!

All this week the Stampendous team are featuring techniques from the Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford.

My project today was partially completed for our hop with Tombow over the weekend, so you can check out that post HERE for a reminder of the process. Basically, it is very similar to the Deep Impressions technique as shown in the "Y" section of the book shown above, on pages 78-79. but with a different "base". 

Notice the bottom medallion that I created. Here's where I went with it...

Using a small 4 inch square canvas, covered in black Memento, and heat dried, I stamped the Cling Time for Love in black pigment ink, and embossed with Aged Silver Embossing Enamel. More ink was smeared around the edges, with more EE, and some Frantagé Silver Chunky Glass Glitter. Here's where I used the Encrusted Jewel Technique from the book, which you can find in section "S" on pages 42-45.

See where my medallion ended up? It was Deep Im…

Embossing Powder Techniques...Simply RESISTIBLE

All this week the Stampendous team are featuring techniques from the Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford. It also just so happens that the Woodware team are featuring one particular technique this week...resist. My card today shows how effective it can be to use Stampendous embossing powder as a resist against inks and watercolors. You can find info on this technique in the "K" section, pages 30-31 in the new book, along with several other irRESISTIBLE ideas!

The background panel of my card is a panel of glossy white, heat resistant cardstock*. I've used the Dreamweaver Flower Lace* design by sponging VersaMark by Tsukineko®* through the stencil, and embossing the design in Stampendous White Embossing Powder*. Once this was cool, I used various blue and purple chalk inks* over the surface, really pushing the ink down to the paper. I went over the embossed design with a damp towel, and removed most of the ink from the glossy embossed surface.

For the …

To Stick or Not to Stick...That is the Question!

The Stampendous team received some unique products for our hop this week with Tombow USA. Nothing overtly cute and crafty and pretty, but all necessary items to make YOUR creations come to life! We received some awesome little Fastener Tabs...think thin hook and loop, for sticking and removing with no added bulk. We received a cool glue pen for adding hints of glitter to your projects. And we received XTreme Putty...a moldable, pliable, tacky product for sticking something on to a wall or other surface, but can easily be removed and reused again. This is the product that I'm featuring for today's post.

By now you know that I'm not the person who's only going to use a product as intended. I have to experiment with what else I could do with it. So...I think. And think. And think some more, until I have that "what-if" moment. You know what I'm referring to. Here's what I came up with...

I made these medallions. Gorgeous on the top. Still tacky underneat…