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: