Thursday, May 18, 2017

Motif for a Mixed Media Challenge

Doesn't there seem to be a need for a crafty motivation today? Well, it's true with me, and so I've created a fun play on words to go along with a challenge over on the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability forum.

Yep, I'm hosting a challenge this week, and it's totally easy, totally fun and a way to align your MOTIF!

 Now all you need to do is look in your crafty supplies for something that repeats AND something you have or can create it larger as a single motif for your motivation!

For details on how to play along just hop on over to the Mix-Ability forum and click on MIX225: A Single MOTIFation!

The motif, or shape, that I planned on using was a filigree, and once I started digging, I ran across all these beautiful honeycomb supplies, so I decided to make something of it.

Today's supplies and instructions are a little bit different in style, but affiliate links are still used. Anytime I use a link that is part of my affiliate program with you will see "affiliate link" after the product name. This means that if you clicked on one of those links and ended up purchasing during that time you were on Amazon a few pennies are kicked back to me at no extra cost to you.

Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate 5X7 Inches (affiliate link)
The base paper is made with my Gelli Plate that I have had for a long time but hardly ever used, really I've been so busy that I just don't have time to actually play for fun and get to know my tools! I know you know what I'm talking about, right?

Americana Decor Stencils - Honeywire (12"x12") (affiliate link)

I had a DecoArt stencil that I bought during their $1-2 stencil sale last December, boy that was a deal!!!! I grabbed some of my Americana Acrylic paints and started having some fun making prints until I came up with one I liked.

Spicy Mustard Butterscotch Moon Yellow

Deep Burgundy

I wanted to add a stronger repeating pattern, and that's where the honeycomb embossing folder from Cuttlebug came through. I ran the monoprint through my machine and then rolled paint over it with my brayer.

Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Honeycomb, 5-Inch by 7-Inch (affiliate link)

I create a hexagon shape in my Silhouette cutting machine to use as a template on a piece of monoprint paper. Why? Because I thought I had recently purchased hexagon nesting dies, but either I was dreaming or I've misplaced them. ;)

WRMK Nesting Hexagon Cookie Cutter Die  (affiliate link)

The sentiment is from a new to me die cut set that was cut out of a monoprint page that was headed for the trash.

Echo Park Sentiment Word Die Set (affiliate link)

I needed more mixed mediums for the challenge, so I dusted off my water-soluble oil pastels

Crayola Portfolio Series Oil Pastels-24/Pkg  (affiliate link)
Other supplies I used are staples in my craft room, and I'm sure some of them are for you as well.

Mono Multi Liquid Glue (affiliate link)
Alvin 4-inch Pop-in Brayer (affiliate link)

Thank you for stopping by today, and an extra special thank you for getting all the way to the end of my post!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Celebrate Mom!

The folks at Stampendous are celebrating all moms this week, and I'm playing along with a House-Mouse Designs® card I made for their April 2017 Catalog.

I do enjoy getting these Stampendous goodies from them and in return make them into projects! So if you're interested you can follow the supply list and instruction information below which is also available on the Stampendous website.

But first, you can get tons more inspiration from my teammates and Stampendous this week so stop on by these links and say hi when you're there!



Supplies: I've provided affiliate and non-affiliate links to some products in the list below. Amazon (AZ) links are affiliate links which mean if you click that link and end up purchasing on Amazon during that screen time a very small portion of money comes back to me at no cost to you.

  • HMW07 House-Mouse™ Doorbell Ringers (AZ, STM)
  • SSC1216 Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • FMS4057 Lace Metal Stencil (AZSTM)
  • DCP1005 Fitted Frame A Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • DWDEP Dreamweaver Regular Paste (AZ, STM)
  • DWDPK Palette Knife (AZ, STM)
  • MGK05 Spring Micro Glitter Kit (AZ, STM)
  • MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Antique Gold, Lilac Mist, Grape Vine)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Foam Adhesives by Tombow® (AZ)

  1. Stamp Doorbell Ringers with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim and adhere to Lilac Mist mat with foam adhesives.
  3. Trim and fold Antique Gold cardstock for 5-1/2 square inch folded card base.
  4. Trim pattern paper the same height as card and slightly smaller in width, one edge at an angle.
  5. Trace angle edge onto the card base, remove and tape down Lace Metal Stencil.
  6. Spread Regular Paste along one edge and then spread evenly across the stencil.
  7. Sprinkle Purple Micro Glitter over stencil while the paste is still wet.
  8. Remove stencil and wash immediately. 
  9. Let card base dry and then adhere pattern paper.
  10. Stamp sentiment from Beary Mice set onto white cardstock and trim with Fitted Frames die.
  11. Cut a frame using the die from Grape Vine cardstock and glue sentiment on top of the frame. 
  12. Glue sentiment below the colored image and glue onto card base.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

April Showers

Rain is part of spring and the old saying April showers bring May flowers is certain to ring true this year for my neighborhood. It's going to be a colorful May for us!

All this talk about rain is because I'm on my blog today with a sweet little stamp I received from Stampendous to make this card for their catalog.
I really enjoyed creating the shadows and highlights in the leaves for this House-Mouse Designs Rainfall Shelter stamp. If you are curious about any part of it read on for a supply list and instructions!

There is more from Stampendous and a few of my design teammates!

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Louise Healy

My supply list has Amazon (AZ) links that take you through an Affiliate program and what that means is when you click a link and buy it on Amazon I get paid a small amount at no extra cost to you. When possible I'll link to the company website or another online store, but remember you can always go to your local crafting and scrapbooking store to buy it as well. If you don't see it there just ask them to order it for you!

  • House-Mouse® Rainfall Shelter (Stampendous, SSS)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Parrot
  • Rust Cardstock
  • Sketch Markers by Copic® - 0, B000, BG10, E27, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E74, E77, E93, G20, G24, G28, G43, G46, G99, T1, T4, T6, W3, W5, W7, YG00, YG03, YG05, YG06, YG09, YG17, YG67
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Foam Adhesive by Tombow® (AZTombow)
  • Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Layers Tools (AZ)
  1. Stamp Rainfall Shelter with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color. 
  2. Trim to 4-3/4 x 5 inches and glue onto Parrot cardstock. 
  3. Use Layer Tools 1/16-inch edge to trim Parrot cardstock around the image. 
  4. Adhere framed image to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch folded card base. 
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Stampendous and Creative Impressions Hop Finale

If you are looking for a ribbon fix, just keep reading! Yes, the design team at Stampendous is having a little ol' blog hop to show off our projects using some super yummy ribbons and goodies!

There are prizes! Just comment on participating blog hop posts, each comment is an entry to win a prize! Here is the hop list for today, but if you are just getting started there have been a couple of other days you'll want to catch up on and you'll find those over on the Stampendous blog!

Janelle Stollfus - you're here!

Now here's my project for today!

Supplies: (Amazon affiliate links used, all other are non-affiliate links)

  • Window Kitty Stamp (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko  (AZSTM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)

  • My Colors Madras Blue and Oceanside Cardstock by My Mind's Eye
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® - B32, B34, B41, BG96, E08, E30, E37, E40, E42, E97, G24, R14, R22, R35, V12, V15, V17, Y32, YG23, YG67, YR21, YR23, W2, W4
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)
  • Corner Rounder Punch

  1. Fold a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch Madras Blue cardstock in half for a finished 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch card base. Set aside.
  2. Stamp Window Kitty with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  3. Trim and round the corners.
  4. Cut Oceanside cardstock larger than the image, tie a ribbon around it into a bow and adhere to card base.
  5. Adhere colored image to card base.

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