Friday, March 21, 2014

Stampendous! and Tombow Blog Hop

Have you been joining us this week for the Stampendous and Tombow Collaboration?  We're at the end of the week and its finally time for our hop!  There will, of course, be prizes! And you will want to be sure to like our pages on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, and subscribe to and comment on our blogs. Lots of opportunities to win. Plus, of course, you need to have a US address (sorry!). We’re excited to share.


I received the Grunge set of markers, long with a few others goodies including the blending palette.  I began a background piece by swiping 3 of the colors across the blending palette, spritzing with water, and then stamping that onto my cardstock.


Next I took the same 3 colors and colored them randomly on the background tweed stamp from Mixed Media Dress Form stamp set.  I repeated this process a few times to cover this background piece.


Finally I stamped the dress form in Versamark ink over the Tweed and embossed it with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.  Then I created her a skirt with some May Arts ribbons.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Call Me

Its still March Madness at Dreamweaver Stencils and you can get in on our challenge for the next two weeks still!  Make it over the top, beyond the page or anything wild and fun!

Today I have a double glitter card technique for you...seems to be my favorite technique, right?  Its not really a hard technique but this stencil was a bit of a challenge!


The Telephone Stencil was pretty straightforward, just turquoise glitter then add the Clear after removing the stencil.  But the Pop Rectangles Stencil took me a bit of time, adding one color at a time to small sections then brushing that color off and moving to another section.  But the effect is so fun and well worth the time!  All Glitters are from Art Glitter.

Be sure to check the Dreamweaver Blog for links to more creations from the team!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Stampendous and Faber-Castell Blog Hop

 Happy Friday!  Its been a fun collaboration week and now its blog hop time for Stampendous and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.  For today I created an 8x8 canvas with tons of mixed media layers! 


I began by coating my canvas with Faber-Castell Gesso and then let that dry.  Next I swiped on a heavy amount of Margarita Mix, Lavender, and Snow Cone gelatos in a semi grid pattern.  Using a wet paintbrush I carefully spread out and slightly mixed the overlapping borders to create my background.
 I used some Stampendous stencils to remove some of the gelato color with a baby wipe and then let that dry.

Next I added some stamping using my Cobalt Green Stamper's Big Brush pen with NK Studio Grunge and NK Studio Mish Mesh stamps from Stampendous.


Then I took another Stampendous stencil and added Gesso with a palette knife through the holes.  While that was still wet I sprinkled on Turquoise UF Pearl Glitter from the Sumptuous Stack Art Elements kit and some Melon UF Pearl glitter and Teal Mica Fragments from the Fusion Stack Art Elements kit.  The gesso not only added texture but also acted as an adhesive for the glitter and mica!


Finally I created a tag with a mini canvas pennant from Canvas Corp, colored it with Gelato, then stamped Life is Art with my Big Brush pen.  This was attached with 3 in 1 glue from Beacon, and I added a clothespin from Canvas Corp, some ribbon from May Arts, and a flower from Petaloo.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

March {Fishy} Madness

Its time for the March Madness challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils and that means anything goes!  But its also the more out of the box or just more is more!  For today I have a summery card for you, cause I'm itching to be rid of the snowy weather!


I used the Letterpress technique for the background using the Large Scales stencil, Blue Martini Memory Mist , and my cuttlebug.  Papers are from Graphic 45.


My Open Fish was stenciled with versamark ink and then I added Metallic f/x  mica powders.  I then cut this out and adhered it to my tag on the card base.


Have a fabulous day and thanks for topping in!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sir Rabbit mixed media card

Have you enjoyed the projects that you've seen from the Stampendous DT for the Stampendous/ Faber-Castell collaboration?  They're not over yet!  I have one more for you today, plus be sure to check the Stampendous blog today for more links.  Don't forget to check in on Friday as well for our blog hop!


Today is a card using gelatos again, but this time I've used them as watercolors over Pan Pastels.  I first stamped Sir Rabbit onto Kraft cardstock then colored his pants and bow tie with blue pan pastel.  After setting that with a quick fixative I added some gelato highlights.

I scribbled my colors onto my craft sheet then pulled the color with a waterbrush to add accents.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mixed Media Heart with Gelatos and Fran'tage

Good morning!  This week Stampendous is collaborating with Faber-Castell so it's going to be a mixed media type week!  Faber-Castell sent the DT all kinds of fun Design Memory Craft products: gelatos, pencils, gesso and more!


For this card I began with a white panel of heavy watercolor paper and swiped three colors of gelatos across the panel.  I spritzed that with water then blended it out with a flat brush.  I then added some of the darkest shade of red around the edges and blended that in with my finger.

After that was dry I stamped the Cherish Heart stamp in versamark ink then embossed it with a combo of Aged Scarlet and Aged Hunter embossing enamels.

I finished the card off with a panel of green embossed with Botanical Blooms and Aged Hunter embossing enamel and a large May Arts ribbon.

Be sure to check in at the Stampendous blog all this week to see who's playing along and we'll finish with a big Hop this Friday!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Clear Scraps project for Ink, Paint, Stamp!

For those of you that haven't heard, I'm now working as the manager at a new store in High Point called Ink, Paint, Stamp!  We'll be open for business the beginning of April, but in the meantime we've been busy ordering and laying out the new store.  I did get a chance to put together a mini album the other day:


We received a huge shipment from Clear Scraps and they were generous enough to send us a few samples to play with including this adorable Lacey mixables album.


It came as a kit with precut papers and embellishments, but I changed it up with some different products that we'll be carrying in the store.


The paper line is called Art of Life collection from Kaisercraft.  I also used black Staz-on, some Tim Holtz stamps, and some flowers from Petaloo.


Ithink it turned out super fun, sorry for the bad pics though, they were taken at work.  I'm still trying to get my craft room together after the move, LOL


I am so thrilled that we'll be carrying a huge variety of Clear Scraps products, I've alway loved their albums and acrylic shapes and I'm totally excited to work with their  new mascils and more!


Hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paint: Its Elementary!

In celebration of Stampendous being at the   Vegas Paint’s Creative Painting event for Decorative Painters this week the design team are posting painterly projects.  Here's one I did with Liquitex paint and the Creative Palette.

The two background mats were both created with the CP.  I brayered paint out then stamped into the wet paint and transferred the prints.  On both pieces I used the Square Illusion stamp and the Chunky Chevron stencil from The Crafter's workshop. 



I also added touches of black paint with a bottle cap imprinted into the paint on the CP and then stamped onto my prints.


The focal image is the new Sherlock Cat stamped then colored with my Copics.


Hope they have fun at the convention, I wish I were there too!  Stay tuned I have another painted project for you for tomorrow :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Stampendous and May Arts Blog hop

Welcome to Blog Hop day with Stampendous and May Arts!  May Arts was very generous with the Stampendous design team as always and they have the largest selection of the most yummy ribbon!



For my card I used the new Creative Palette with some earthy paint colors, the Giraffe stencil from The Crafter's workshop, and the Square Illusion stamp for my backgrounds. 


I added the new Geometric Giraffe in detail black EP ver the orange background and finally created a accent piece using the essential elements from the new Survival Stack ARt Essentials kit.


The black mesh May Arts  ribbon was the perfect accent for this piece, with a nice natural organic look to it.

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus (Thursday)

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus (Friday)

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Suzanne Czosek

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils Challenge

You still have 2 more weeks to play along with the DWS challenge this month...February Flutters!  A quick post from me...moving day was 2 days ago and I still can't find anything!



Today I'm sharing a card that I created with the new Zen Flower stencil.  I used the double glitter technique and Tim Holtz's dry stickles glitters.  Fast and easy card because thats how I wish my life were this week...easy...