Friday, September 27, 2013

Gelli printing in my Dylusions Mini Journal

Here's a page for you that I did in my Mini Journal a few weeks ago but never got around to blogging about for some reason. 

I began by playing around with my Gelli plate for the first time...yeah me!!  On top of the Gelli background I stamped a small border in Archival then added some cut outs from new Dylusions sets...This Old House, Day of the Heads, and Pin Up Queen.  I stamped my images on watercolor paper then colored them with Dylusions ink.

Hope you enjoy!  I'm at a weekend of classes with Dyan Reaveley, Wendy Vecchi, Canvas Corp, Petaloo, Maya Road and more!  Pics to come soon!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Shattered Circles Flowers

A couple of weeks ago I taught my first Pan Pastels class at Betty's.  It was an all day affair and tons of fun.  After we worked in our Visual Journals learning new techniques we put some of those techniques to use in creating this small canvas.

The flowers were created with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Shattered Circles stencils from The Crafter's Workshop.  The larger ones were done with the 12x12 version using Molding Paste and then painted over with the Pan Pastels. The smaller ones were done with the same stencil in the 6x6 version and we painted directly through the stencil.

Inside circles are book text punched out.  Stems were free painted and the leaves were stenciled with Dyan Reaveley's newest Leaf Flourish stencil.

The sentiment on the tag is from a relatively new Tim Holtz set called Way with Words.

Here's a few pics from the class:

I had a fun crowd this day, Lynn, Kathy, Sharon, Judy, Peggy, and Dow.  

That's a lot of Pan Pastel love going on!

If you'd like to schedule a Pan Pastel class, leave me a comment and we'll schedule one on the store.  I can also travel to you if you are in the Carolinas area but not local and can gather some friends.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Dreamweaver Stencils and Quietfire Design Blog Hop

It's blog hop day!  I hope you've enjoyed all the lovely samples this week from the Dreamweaver Stencils and Quietfire Design collaboration.  Don't forget we have prizes to be won as well, so leave tons of comments!

Today in keeping with our Awesome Autumn challenge theme of the month I created a simple card with some fall colors.  I used the Bare Trees Stencil which was sprayed with Amaretto Memories Mist  and then dry embossed onto pattern paper from Prima.

I added a touch of glitter for leaves using Hologram UF glitter from Art Glitter with a glue pen.  My sentiment was stamped with A Journey of a Thousand Miles.

Be sure to hop along today for more chances to win stamps and stencils:

Quietfire Design Members...
Dream Team members...
and the

Friday, September 20, 2013

Stampendous Jumbo Leaves Journal page

Today I have a journal page that I created last week featuring the new Jumbo Leaves from Stampendous.  I wanted to play with mixing Glimmer Mist sprays and my Pan Pastels and the clear FREE masks that come with the new Jumbo stamps were a perfect pairing!

I began by placing the leaf masks over my blank journal page and then spraying Glimmer Mists on top then moving the masks and repeating.

I then swiped some light color Pan Pastels across the page and then sponged more Pan Pastels through the Quatrefoil stencil from The Crafter's Workshop by Ronda Palazzari.  Here's a closer look at the masked effect on the finished page:

I also stamped a few of the Jumbo Leaves on the background in Distress ink:

On the side of the page is a piece of Kraft damask cardstock from Canvas Corp that I sprayed with more Glimmer Mist, glued to my page with Beacon Fast Finish, and continued my Pan Pastel stenciling onto.

Finally for the focal point I stamped a bunch of the leaves onto a text print from Bazzill in Versamark and then added a mix of Aged Spice, Aged Scarlet, and Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel to and heated.

I cut these leaves out and added them as a cluster to my page and added a sentiment cutout from Canvas Corp.

Hope you enjoy!  Be sure to check the Stampendous blog for links to more of our DT's fall peeks this week!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I am thankful for...

I'm back today with another Stampendous fall preview.  My background was created with the Leaf background stamp, a stencil, and some distress ink and paint.

I began by stenciling the page with Distress paint colors through Tile Texture  stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.  I then inked the Leaf stamp with Distress ink and rolled portions of it all over the background without using a block.

I also added a tag for my journaling with one of the pumpkins from Damask Pumpkins stamp.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dreamweaver Stencils and Quietfire Design

Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. 

Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:

I've created an autumn card for you today in keeping with our Autumn challenge theme this month at Dreamweaver Stencils.  

My focal point is the large Pumpkin stencil which was done in Copper Paste with eye of the Tiger and Kiwi Metallic FX powders using the Molten Magic technique.  I pasted the pumpkin over a background of the music score stamp from the Crows stamp set.

And I added a crow from the Crows set as well:

My panel behind the pumpkin was created with the new Lace Rectangle stencil using versamark ink and more of the Metallic FX powders.

Be sure to hop around today and all week and leave comments for a chance to win!  Today's players:

Quietfire Design Members...
Dream Team members...
and the

Monday, September 16, 2013

Stampendous Fall Peek

Good morning!  Fall is almost here and when I think of fall a colorful array of leaves comes first to my mind.  This new  Leaf  background stamp  is the perfect way to add leaves to any background or to use as the focal point!

I stamped the  leaf background  three times, twice onto Bazzill calligrahy patterned paper and once onto Brown cardstock.  Both were stamped in Versamark ink.  The one on the Brown cardstock is embossed with Aged Hunter embossing Enamel, and the one on the Caligraphy paper is embossed with a combo of Aged Hunter, Aged Spice, and Aged Scarlet.

Stay tuned all this week for more peeks of Stampendous' newest fall images!  Be sure to check the Stampendous blog for links to our designer's creations.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Stampendous and Maya Road Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampendous and Maya Road Blog Hop!  I hope you've had fun this week checking out all the cool projects from both teams :)

Today I have a Mixed Media layout to share with you:

1. Spray Radiant Rain over Mod Spirals stencil onto a 12x12 sheet of watercolor paper.
2. Heat set.


3. Paint Hand and Hearts chipboard shapes and Costers from Large Square Coaster Book with Silks acrylic glazes.  Heat set.  
4. Stamp Dream Text onto coasters, hearts, hands in Archival black ink.
5. Edge pieces in black with pad or marker.

6. Spray a scrap of watercolor paper with Radiant Rain.  Heat set.  Stamp just sayin' from Smashing Notes set in archival ink.  Punch out.

7. Adhere coasters to page with Fabri-tac adhesive and dimensional tape.  Adhere other chipboard shapes with fabri-tac.  Add tab with glue stick.
8. Stamp journaling using Tiny alphabet.

Dream Text (Stampendous)
Smashing Notes (Stampendous)
Tiny Alphabet (Stampendous)
Large Square Coaster book (Maya Road)
Hand and Hearts chipboard (Maya Road)
Mod Spirals stencil (The Crafter's Workshop)
Watermelon Mist, Teal Zircon, Carmen silks (Splash of Color)
Ginger Flower, Spanish Moss, Teal Zircon Radiant Rain (SOC)
Archival Black pad (Ranger)
Faber-Castell Brush marker
Fabri-tac adhesive (Beacon)
Glue stick (Ranger)
Dimensional tape (3L)
Watercolor paper (Strathmore)

And, of course, there are PRIZES!! Maya Road will have one grand prize you can win by commenting on their blog, liking them on Facebook, and commenting on their Facebook page. We’ll have three prizes for the week comprised of a Maya Road alterable book (I have two chipboard and one canvas), Some MR chipboard or other embellies, and Stampendous EJK08 White Encrusted Jewel Kit – perfect for covering chipboard with blingy goodness and Stampendous CRW092 Cling Artist Elements and SSC1122 Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear Stamp™ Set. Readers will have until Sunday night September 15th to comment on as many of our team blog posts as they can. Monday we’ll choose three bloggers at random from the week and each blogger will choose one winner from her comments. Winners must have a United States mailing address. Let’s get HOPPIN’

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Stephanie Lee

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford

The Maya Road Design Team Blog

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stampendous meets Maya Road

Are you ready for  week of fun with Stampendous and Maya Road? I am super excited to be able to combine all my Stampendous goodies with some fun embellishments from Maya Road! 

Today I created a fun Mixed Media fall tag for you.  My focal image is one of the leaves from the new Jumbo Leaves set.  It was embossed with Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel and then colored with Twinkling H2Os.  On top of the leaf I added some small Vintage Paper Posies from Maya Road that I painted with my Twinks.  This was tied together with some May Arts ribbon and then I added a couple of Vintage Pale Pink Pearl Ball pins that I painted with Silks.

The background tag was sprayed with Dylusions and then stamped in Distress Ink with the Leaf Background.

Heres a shot of the painted pins:

I also added a few flourishes from the Decorative Scrolls chipboard set painted in Silk and then partially embossed with Aged Spice and Aged Wine enamels.

Jumbo Leaves (Stampendous)
Leaf Background (Stampendous)
Aged Wine, Aged Spice, Aged Bronze enamels (Stampendous)
Decorative Scrolls Chipboard (Maya Road)
Vintage Ball pins (Maya Road)
Vintage Paper Posies (Maya Road)
Carmen, Boysenberry, Nutmeg Silks (Splash of Color)
Spiced Pumpkin, Wine & Roses, Yellow Roses Twinkling H2Os (SOC)
Pure Sunshine, Crushed Grapes, Squeezed Orange, Cherry Pie Dylusions (Ranger)
Gathered Twigs Distress ink (Ranger)
Versamark pad (Tsukineko)
Fabri-Tac adhesive (Beacon)
May Arts ribbon

Please hop around to see what my Stampendous teamies and the Maya Roadies  have created for you today!  Be sure to leave comments for everyone for more chances to win!

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Jamie Martin

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford

The Maya Road Design Team Blog


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fall Fun with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter

Ready to be sparkly? This month is our annual collaboration between Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter, and we promise double the glitter and double the fun! Follow the trail of bling all of this month on the Art Glitter blog, and the Dream It Up! blog. Play along with the monthly challenge of "Awesome in Autumn" and link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! Thursday posts for a chance to win some stupendous stencils and glamorous glitter! As if that wasn't cool enough, Art Glitter is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code DW20!

I went with a Halloween color theme this week and incorporated the adorable Open Owl stencil with one of our brand new Dreamweaver dies!  My Owl was done with the double glitter technique using Art Glitter Crystal as well as colors from the Court Jester and Glitter Garden kits.

Here's a closer look at the cute little Halloween Owl:

He's perched on a branch that I created by cutting the Large Leafless Tree die and then snipping off most of the branches so I could turn it sideways to make a branch.  I also added a touch more glitter to the branches with my Quickie Glue pen.

My background paper as well as the sticker words are from Echo Park's Chillingsworth Manor Collection.  (Note I managed to add some glitter to the stickers as well!)

Check out this week's awesomeness which includes our super sparkly guest designer and previous Dream Team member...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pan Pastels meet Ronda Palazzari's Fancy Feathers

Sunday I taught my first Pan Pastels class at Betty's and we had so much fun!  I wanted to share one of the pages from my teaching journal with you today before I label the page with notes for my next class.

When demoing this page I wanted to show layering with lighter colors of the Pan Pastels then adding Versamark through a stencil with a slightly darker color.  The first part of the page was working beautifully, then the next layer I added looked kind of yuck.  But as I kept adding the feathers to the page and blending the colors, I ended up loving the final piece!

The Fancy Feathers stencil is by Ronda Palazzari for The Crafter's Workshop and it was perfect for the background of this technique.  I kept moving the stencil around and adding variations of the same color combo through the different feathers.  The top versamarked layer was done using one of Jaime's stencils from TCW called Tile Texture.  (There is also a small portion stenciled from Dyan Reaveley's newest Leaf Flourish stencil.)  Stamped images from Tim Holtz set's Way with Words and Classics #4