Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin Kiddo

This week is Stampendous' Kiddos showcase week and I have a cute little Pumpkin Kiddo card for you today.  Is she a little doll or what?  I haven't been coloring much lately but the kiddos are always fun to color with copics, speccies, pencils, or whatever you choose.

I colored her with my copics  (E00, E000, YR68, YR16, YR12, YG17, YG23, YG21, E27, E25) then cut her out with a Lifestyle Crafts die and put her aside.

My background was created by filling in a white sheet of cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Broken China using a blending tool.  I then stamped the Haunting Background over that in Black archival ink.  She was finished with some layering and a bit of fun chevron ribbon from May Arts.

Be sure to check out what the rest f the team is posting this week on the Stampendous blog.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

HAlloween Altered Book

This altered book was one of my favorite projects for Stampendous for July CHA.  It began life as a duplicate hard back book (otherwise I could never bring myself to paint it!)

The cover was painted in Hematite Maya Gold paint and after that dried the fun began!

My focal point is the new Mirror Mirror stamp from Stampendous.  I stamped her in Versamark ink on previously painted paper then embossed her in Aged Black embossing Enamel then set this aside.

On the book itself I added multiple layers of paper (Echo Park), stenciling (Copper Embossing Creme through Ronda Palazzari's Quatrefoil stencil from The Crafter's Workshop), and moe stamping with Haunting Background embossed in Aged Spice.

I added some black Mesh ribbon from May Arts...

And lots of fall flowers from Petaloo...

Overall a very fun cover to alter!  Plus the insides began to take shape but I of course forgot to take picture of the inside before I mailed it off, LOL.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Gelli Printing with Tim Holtz Distress Paints

Good morning!  I'm up today on Paper Craft Planet with a tutorial for you using my Gelli plate and the new Tim Holtz Distress paint colors.  Here's the finished journal page that I did in my Dylusions Mini Journal:

First you need to gather your supplies.  I used my Gelli plate, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Tim Holtz's new layering stencils,  and a brayer.

Even though the Distress Paints have a dauber on top its easier for this technique to open the lid and pour out a few drops.  Be careful, the distress paint is more fluid than most paints you would usually use for Gelli-printing so it pours out quickly!

Next brayer the paint into a thin coat, slightly mixing the colors but not too much.  You still want to see the variegation.  After I brayered it out I used a spatula (that I cut grooves into) to create some texture.

Place your journal or other paper onto the Gelli plate and rub.

Next I cleaned the rest of the greens off and brayered some reds. I added a stencil on top then pressed my page over the gelli again.

This is what it looked like at this point:

Next I added darker greens and a new stencil and transfered that to my page:

Then it looked like this:

I added some background stamping an inked y edges with the dark green paint:

Finally I added some Dylusions images that I stamped on watercolor paper and colored with a waterbrush and distress paint:

Gelli plate (Gelli Arts)
Brayer (Ranger)
Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Bundled Sage Distress Paint (Ranger)
Black Archival pad (Ranger)
Christmas Backgrounds, Christmas Borders, Christmas Words, Day of the Heads Dylusions stamps (Ranger)
Distress Watercolor paper (Ranger)
Dylusions small journal (Ranger)
Copic multi liner

Do you have a gelli plate that you bought and then stashed away?  Pull it out and try it!

Friday, October 18, 2013

3L Scrapbook Adhesives and Stampendous Bog Hop

Welcome to the Stampendous and 3L Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop!  I hope you've enjoyed the multitude of adorable samples this week and we have so much more in store for you today!

Today I have a sample I created for the July CHA show for Stampendous.  It started as a little book that I painted in 3D Stamp Paint (from Viva Decor).  

Next I stamped the flourish border from Angel Trumpet in versamark ink and then embossed that in Aged Gold Embossing Enamel from the Gold Encrusted Jewel Kit.  I added more of the powder to the edges and some Gilded Mica and Champagne Glass Glitter.

Angel Sisters was stamped on white cardstock and colored with my copics.  This was then adhered to the book front with Crafty Foam Tape...this stuff sticks to all kinds of fun surfaces including paint!

OK, so don't forget to comment along the way, the more you comment the more chances you have to win one of three prize packs (randomly drawn from US entries)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mysterious and Magical

Its all about the magical and mysterious time of Halloween and Fall at Dreamweaver Stencils this month.   Have you joined our challenge?  You still have 2 weeks to enter to win!

I am pulling one from the archives for you today.  We have had a doozy of a virus go through our house.  I've been feeling better the last few days but I'm still seriously dragging and keep taking long naps after work.  Sigh.

This dragon card is from a long time back and still one of my favs.  And what's more magical than a dragon? I used the Dragon stencil and applied versamark ink then after removing the stencil I added red, orange, and gold embossing powders to him.

Here's today's list of players so go leave everyone some love!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stampendous and 3L Scrapbook Adhesives

Good morning!  This week Stampendous is teaming up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I have a card for you peeking one of the newest Jumbo Stamps,  Top Hat Snowman.  Is he the cutest little fat snowman ever or what?

He's been stamped and embossed with Vintage Mahogany Tinsel, colored with my Copics and then cut out and popped up with my favorite ever dimensional adhesive,  Crafty Foam Tape.  It comes in a big roll and I can tear off whatever length I want instead of having to use a million foam squares!

My background was stamped with one of the other stamps in the set, repeating over my entire background in Festve Berries Distress ink.  I also added a touch of Washi Tape and a button on top of that using Dodz (a double sided adhesive like a glue dot).

Jumbo Top Hat Snowman (Stampendous)
Vintage Mahogany Embossing Tinsel (Stampendous)
Festive Berries Distress ink (Ranger)
Versamark Ink (Tsukineko)
Kraft, White cardstock
Dodz, Crafty Foam Tape, My Stik (3L)
Washi tape (Bella Blvd)
Button (stash)
twine (May Arts)
Copics (E79, E74, E71, R89, R59, R29, R27, G24, G21, B21, YR14)

Playing today:

Stampendous Impressions

Scrapbook Adhesives Blog

Jamie Martin

Krissy Fossmeyer

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Weigand

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Good morning!  I am back from a long weekend of fabulous classes from some of the best teachers/designers in the industry and I have photos to share another day.  But today being the first Thursday of the month means a new challenge unfolds at DWS!  This month our challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils is about everything magical and mystical.

I have created a simple Halloween card for you combing a relatively new stencil destined to become a classic and its matching new die.  I first pasted the Leafless Tree stencil with Matte Black Embossing Paste.  While that was drying I cut the matching Leafless Tree die with patterned paper.

After the paste is totally dry I adhered the tree diecut over the top and slightly off set which gives a wonderful shadow effect.

I also added a quick sentiment by cutting out a piece of coordinating paper.  Both papers are from We R Memory Keepers.

Be sure to see what our other designers on Team A (and our special October guest Alison) have created for you this week: