Friday, April 25, 2014

Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils Blog Hop

Welcome to the Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous "Faces of Art" Blog Hop!  I hope you've enjoyed all the inspiration this week and that you've left loads of comments for a chance to win!

For my project today I've inverted a canvas and used the backside as my base.  The face from the Blossom Beauty stamp has been stamped in Archival ink onto Bazzill music paper and then painted with a wash of Distress ink and cut out.  I added  the flower stamp from the same set that was stamped onto a stenciled piece of pattern paper and then die-cut using the matching Blossom Beauty die.  My paper was stenciled with Mosaic Swirls in Distress paint.

The coral  pattern paper on the inside of the canvas was stenciled with more distress paint using the Damask stencil.

My edges were painted with Distress paint and then covered with crochet ribbon from May Arts.  The collar on my Beauty was created with Crochet trim from Petaloo.  I also added some painted flowers and butterfly from the new Burlap collection from Petaloo as well as a sentiment tag using the Dream Forever stamp.

Be sure to hop around to everyone's blogs today for a chance to win one of three prize packages:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stenciled Blossom Beauty

Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils have such a wonderful working relationship that we are collaborating again this week!  I hope you've been catching all the beautiful projects this week at the Stampendous blog and the Dreamweaver blog.  And don't forget to catch our blog hop tomorrow!

For today's project I've used the flower stamp from Blossom Beauty and the coordinating Blossom Beauty dies to create a dimensional flower.  After stamping the image thrice I used each of the three different dies and then layered my pieces with dimensional adhesive.  My images were stamped in Versamark ink and then embossed in Aged Win and Aged Teal Embossing Enamel.

My background was created using the Letterpress technique and the Large Scales stencil with Blue Martini Memories Mist.  I also added a leaf looking flourish with Art Nouveau Flourish stencil and Kiwi Metallic F/X powder.

Don't forget to go around and comment on everyone's posts all this week for a chance to win of one three prize packages!

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...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stampendous' Creative Palette

Good morning from the snow covered piedmont of North Carolina!  This is the most snow and ice we've seen since my freshman year of college over 20 years ago.  Its beautiful but our area is nearly shut down, including no Starbucks! What?!!!

This week has been all about showing off the new Creative Palette from Stampendous.  Its a totally new and different mono printing plate that is similar to the gelli in many ways yet very unique.   I was so thrilled when Fran introduced it so I created tons of catalog samples with printed backgrounds.  Some were cards and others journal pages, like this one.

To use the Creative Palette just squirt on some acrylic paint, brayer it out, and you are ready to print.  For this background I built up many layers of prints using the same paint colors.  On some I printed through a stencil, some the reverse of the stencil, and some I stamped into the plate.  The result is a fun mix of fiery colors. 

After my color was laid down and dry I stamped Glance on a piece of book text with black paint, tore the edges, then adhered that to my page with Gel medium.  After adding more medium on top I added some paint for her hair and skin and cheeks then blended her into the background with more paint.

Finally I added the Live Creatively stamp in black paint, inked my edges with paint, and added some additional texture with the black paint using a hotel key card to make lines.



Stencils (The Crafter's Workshop)
Paint (Liquitex basics)
Gel Medium (Golden)
Book text
lids, hotel key card
Mixed Media paper (Strathmore)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Stack Art Mania

Have you seen peeks of the newest rage to hit Mixed Media?  Stampendous' Stack Art is here!  The system has 3 different components and various kits for each component.  Then you can mix and match to your hearts' content!  There are chipboard kits:

Elements kits:

And Stamp kits:

These kits all mix and match for endless possibilities!  I have a Stack Art creation for you today that uses Stack Art kraftboard Regal Bird kit, Stack Art Rubber Stamps Regal Bird kit, and Stack Art Elements Sumptuous kit.

I've painted some of my Kraftboard with Silks acrylic glazes, then for other pieces I used the enclosed pre-cut adhesive on the Kraftboard and then added glitter from the Elements kit.  These kits are so much fun to create with, you should check out more info on them at Stampendous Impressions and while you're there get links for other projects the team has made!

February Flutters

Are you ready for a new challenge from Dreamweaver Stencils for this month?  How about February Flutters...its open wide to interpretation, anything that flutters: a heart, wings, something in the wind...

Head to the Dream It Up bog for all the details on entering and a chance to win!

My card this week is one that I never posted from the last release for some reason, LOL.  It uses one of the new fabulous dies that coordinate perfectly with the stencils!  I used the Apron die all on its own for this card, cutting it 4 times with 4 coordinating pattern papers.  All the edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink (Ranger).  I then carefully pieced it back together.

So why an apron?  Well the strings flutter of course!

Now head over to see what my teammates have created for you:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dreamweaver Sneak Peek

Its Challenge day at Dreamweaver Stencils and this month has been all about loosing weight, or keeping your cards clean and simple.  I'm sharing a peek at a new stencil today called Crusade Background.  This is one of my new absolute favs!

I used the double glitter technique so its not totally simple.  The technique can be quite easy but I picked a detailed stencil so it was a bit more of a challenge, LOL, but the final result is still clean with not many layers.

I used Tim Holtz's Stickles Dry glitter along with Double sided mounting paper for this technique.  The sentiment was created the same way with the Merci Stencil.

Here's a list of everyone from the Dream Team who's posting today:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stampendous Sneak Peek: Bonjour Kitty

Are you ready for more Stampendous peeks?  Here's one of my new favorite stamps called Bonjour Kitty.  I have him colored with my Copics to match the paint backgrounds that I created with my Creative Palette.

I put dabs of Liquitex paint on my CP then brayered it on, added some stencils and then created the monoprints.  I also stamped into the paint on the CP and then onto the prints.

Here's a closer shot at Monsieur Kitty: