Showing posts from March, 2016

Sending Mice Wishes with Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and the House Mouse and Friends Challenge

This week and next, we're having a different kind of blog hop, including friends on the other side of the world and across the pond. this will include the Woodware UK team, the Stencil Specialists in Australia, the House Mouse and Friends team, and of course...the Stampendous team. All of us will be playing along with the team on the House Mouse and Friends Blog. Everyone will be challenged to use a stencil with their House Mouse Designs® by Stampendous. What makes this hop really different is, in order to win one of the amazing prize packages available, YOU need to play along with the challenge as well! Just submit your own creations HEREusing the Linky tool for the HMFMC #215 challenge. There will be three prize packages available, each including ONE House Mouse Designs® Cling Rubber Stamp, plus ONE Large Dreamweaver stencil, and ONE jar of Dreamweaver Embossing Paste.
Here is what I've created for this challenge...

I've stamped the House Mouse Designs® Cling "Quic…

The New Stampendous Book Makes Embossing Powder Techniques Hard to Resist!

Isn't this a lovely way to do watercolor with the Stampendous Cling Pansy Spray image?

Beautiful transparent color with pops of white...

A great technique with the Dreamweaver Flower Lace background as well! How was it done?
You'll need to buy the NEW "Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z" by Fran Seiford, CAO of Stampendous! I'll give you a's in Section J on page 29 of the book! You can find the book online at Stampendous, or at one of your local stamp stores listed HERE.

For more techniques, visit the Stampendous blog all this week! Plus, you can visit these links for  today's technique-driven ideas...

Stampendous Blog Pam Hornschu (DW and Embossing) Alison Heikkila (DW and Embossing) Lea Fritts (DW and Embossing) Laura Drahozal (DW and Embossing)

Stampendous Embossing Powders...What a Treat!

Sometimes you just want to add some extra shine to a project, and Stampendous embossing powders are the perfect way to do just that. I've created this cute spring treat bag using the House Mouse Designs® Jelly Bean Break as my focal point, and the new Stampendous Fitted Frames Dies for a more contemporary flair. A paper doily, buttons, and Hemptique cord are the finishing touches. Oh, and the jelly beans insert...but they won't be around for long...
Want details on how to add this wonderful chocolatey shine? You'll need to buy the NEW "Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z", by Fran Seiford, CAO at Stampendous. I've used a modified version of Section X, beginning on page 72.

So break out all of those bottles of embossing powder that you've been stockpiling, and discover new ways to create with it!

A couple more of our talented team are sharing their versions of these great techniques.

Stampendous Blog Jamie Martin Louise Healy

Woodware: Masking Technique with Stampendous and Dreamweaver

Our feisty red-headed design team leader at Woodware UK, Dorothy, has challenged us this week with demonstrating a technique of masking. The purpose of masking is to be able to add to your creative background by masking off design that is already in place. One of the easiest is the use of a "sticky" note to cut out the perimeter of your image that you wish to mask off. In this case...the new Stampendous Cling Bear Splash. I'd already colored the image with markers, and added highlights on the shiny raincoat and "Wellies" using a Sakura White Gel Pen. You can stamp the image on a sticky note, or trace the outline as I have done, and cut it out. Stick it down over the top of the colored image.

I wanted to add rain to the image using Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste mixed with one drop of Iceberg Color Solutions alcohol ink. The Rain stencil was taped down over the top of my colored panel and mask, and my mix of paste was spread over the design.


Wearable Art with Woodware and Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous

The Woodware team have been challenged this week with "Wearable Art", so I'm posting my artsy t-shirt featuring Dreamweaver stencils and Nathalie Kalbach cling stamps by Stampendous. I had this bright pink t-shirt which I had created an ombré effect by dipping in a darker pink dye gradually. I let it dry completely, and washed it in cold water with salt added to set the dye.

My focal panel on the front is a piece of muslin fabric, which I've dyed with Dreamweaver Color Solutions Alcohol Inks in Cosmo Pink and Sugarplum. Using Clearsnap's Crafter's Ink in black, I sponged the ink through the template/stencil that comes in the package with Nathalie's Fiesta Cling set. While the stencil was still in place, I inked some of the stamps and added their design to the profiles, and around the edges of this panel/patch. Using a heat-setting tool, I adhered rhinestones for some sparkle.

I used the Dreamweaver I-Beam stencil with the black ink on the bottom and shou…

A Bibelot Box of Andy Skinner Designs and Ephemera

All of this week we've been playing with our friends at DecoArt. Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt International Education Coordinator Andy Skinner has designed some fantastic stamps for Stampendous, and our design team are eager to share what they've been creating with these mixed with the DecoArt® line of Media products. Andy will join us along with his team of international mixed media artists including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson. Plus there have been posts this week on the DecoArt blog as well. Naturally the Stampendous Design Team will be checking in as well.

How about amazing prizes? Jaw-droppingly amazing? Each comment on a post this week will enter you to win a fabulous prize package! (one comment per post, per person)  Contest open to everyone!!
We have three packages and each has a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!


Steampunking with Dreamweaver and Andy Skinner Designs

All of this week we're playing with Mixed Media from DecoArt®, along with our Stampendous images designed by Mixed Media Artist and DecoArt International Education Coordinator Andy Skinner. As today is also Dreamweaver Thursday, we'll be inspiring you to use our line of Dreamweaver Stencils as well. Andy will join us along with his team of international mixed media artists including Julia Stratford-Wright, Mark Gould, Mel Hookham, and Jools Robertson.

We have three prize packages, each containing a Fluid Media Starter Kit, all three of Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Stamp sets, and a Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Look at this great prize!

For an opportunity to be one of the winners, you need to leave a comment on each post from both teams, each day for the length of the collaboration. Also...ANYONE can win for this international event!

Here's what I have to share today...
I've created a steampunk-style portfolio, in which the main flap has been painted using Andy'…

Woodware UK: BAAAAAck in the North Yorkshire Countryside

This week the Woodware team have been challenged to post something "Inspired by the Countryside", so I chose the North Yorkshire countryside that I fell in love with on a few of my visits to particular...the sheep! Rolling hills of green with much cuter sheep than we have here in the States.

I created a simple canvas, which would be darling in a child's bedroom or playroom. I divided it off with bright blue and green acrylic paints. Once those were dried, I paste-embossed the Dreamweaver Open Sheep with Glossy White Paste, which I then used the tip of my palette knife to "fluff up" the paste. To create the large cloud, I paste-embossed the Dreamweaver Zen Flower partially at the top of my canvas, and used the tip of the palette knife "fluff" it up as well.

When dry, I used markers to add "grass" and shading, and blue crystals for the eyes. ( Yes, I know, Yorkshire sheep do not have blue eyes! Poetic license here.) I had some ch…