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:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A bit of Stampendous style Mixed Media

Welcome back to sneak peek week for Stampendous! Fran designed some really gorgeous Mixed Media Stamps this round including the new Mixed Media Dress Form stamp set.  Below is a snippet from one of the journal pages that I sent in for the January catalog using Dress Form plus a few other new stamps.

I began with my Creative Palette and some Tim Holtz Distress Paints, brayered them on and lifted a print using templates from the new Mixed Media sets.  I continued to add more paint and more layers with the templates as well as the background from Dress Form as well as stamps from some of the new Stack Art rubber stamp kits.

The Dress Form I stamped last using Versamark Ink and Vintage Mahogany Embossing Tinsel.

Here's a closer shot of how part of the background turned out:

Be sure to keep checking out the Stampendous blog for more peeks this week!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Nathalie Kalbach's new Mixed Media stamps for Stampendous!

Its catalog sneak peek time for Stampendous and the team is showing off the new January CHA releases.  When we got the stamps a few months back I was so thrilled to learn that my friend Nat Kalbach would be releasing her very own line of Mixed Media stamps through Stampendous!


This is a journal page that I reproduced in my journal after the one that I created for the January catalog using Nat's stamps along with the new Creative Palette.  I just love the grungy yet organic look of her stamps!  They are also the perfect accompaniment to the Creative Palette (similar to the Gelli Plate).

These stamps, like all the newest Jumbo stamps from Stampendous each come with a free template (stencil).  I began by brayering paint onto my Creative Palette and using her stencils to lay down the first layers on my page.  I also brayered paint onto my CP and stamped directly into that to transfer to the page.  


NK Studio Grunge (Stampendous)
NK Studio Mish Mesh (Stampendous)
NK Studio Wired (Stampendous)
Live Creatively (Stampendous)
Creative Palette (Stampendous)
Paint (Liquitex)
Brayer (Ranger)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils CAS Challenge

Happy Thursday! I am back from an incredible week at CHA...lots of fun new products, loads of networking, and tons of hugs!  I helped out a bit at the DWS booth and we went out for a couple of dinners as well.  I have some shots of the booth on my FB page.

This month, if you recall, the challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils  is "Loose some weight, AKA Clean and Simple cards.  So today I am sharing one of the cards that I sent in for the booth using the Letterpress technique and one of the newest stencils released this week.

I sprayed the Pop Rectangles stencil with Blue Martini Memories Mist and then ran that through my Cuttlebug.  The result is a fun and easy letterpress background, the embossed areas remain white and the background areas pick up the color.  I added a couple of Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers and some May Arts ribbon for a super fast card.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Greetings from Anaheim!  I'll be hanging out at CHA for the next few days and am so excited to see lots of friends from around the world :)  

I've been a terrible blogger lately.  There have been lots of changes in my home life which I may share at a later time, but just know that I haven't forgotten my readers, fellow DT members or fellow bloggers.  

This week the Stampendous gals have been sharing Snow People cards.  I shared one a couple of weeks back (scroll down to end of post) but today I thought I'd post these cute Jumbo Penguins.  They're little waddling snow babies too, right?

My background was created with the snowflake stamp from the Penguin set, using Versamark ink and Detail White EP.  My Penguins were colored with Copics: YG17,23,21; BV08,04,02; B24,21; C0; YR02.  Ribbon is from Bo Bunny.

Be sure to head to the Stampendous blog to see more fun snowy creations from this week!  And check back with me tomorrow for a new peek from Dreamweaver Stencils and later in the week for CHA pics!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Lynell!

We are having an early birthday celebration for our Queen of Stencils, Lynell Harlow!  Its also time for a new challnege for the month and this month is all about loosing weight...CAS cards!

My card for Lynell uses the new Corner Flowers stencil and the double glitter technique (using Stampendous' micro glitters)  The sentiment is from the Birthday Words stencil.

So happy birthday sweet girl!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Heres the rest of the teammates playing this week: