Saturday, April 30, 2016

Colorists Unite on Facebook This Weekend

I'm popping in with a card this weekend to lure you all in to a weekend of sponsored coloring! Stampendous is one of many fabulous sponsors for a Facebook group of people who love to color and want to improve through tutorials, tips and techniques shared among ourselves and from the sponsors.
Click to join in the FUN!

So, this weekend, Stampendous is sponsoring a coloring contest. If you have an itch to get out your pencils, markers or whatever other coloring tools you have on hand, join us! We are focusing on House-Mouse stamps, because who couldn't resist them when coloring, but you can color anything and drop by the group to post it. Please make sure you add hashtags in your comment for #Stampendous and #PPCF.

I'll be posting this in the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Group, but here you get the supply list and instructions!


MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Stamp Handle

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Pattern Paper by Canvas Corp
Sketch™ markers by Copic® (B21, B32, B41, B60, C1, 2, 4, 5, 7, E29,30,31,33,35,37,42, 50,51,53, E95, R05,24,29, W0,1,2,3,5,7, YG17, YG63)
3-in-1 Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Ribbon by May Arts
Foam Adhesive Squares
Playing cards


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch color cardstock in half for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card base.
  2. Trim pattern paper and adhere to card base.
  3. Stamp image with black ink onto Mixed Media White paper and color.
  4. Trim image with inner"P" size die from Fitted Frame and an outer size "P" from color cardstock.
  5. Glue Fitted Frames together.
  6. Tie cord around image into a bow.
  7. Position playing cards and image on card base. 
  8. Glue down cards and sprinkle Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel, plus Color Fragments on top and heat set from back side of card.
  9. Adhere colored image to card base with foam adhesive squares.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Blog Hop Finale with Nathalie Kalbach and Friends

Hey there, it's Friday and I'm hopping with Stampendous again today for a finale round of inspiration with Nathalie Kalbach and I'm kind of excited to say that we are hopping with her fantastic Creative Squad too!

You are in for a treat, so get comfy and have fun jumping to each hop today with some fantastic inspiration.

Hop info before we get going, we have been hopping all week so if you are just getting sight of our hop you have four other days you can browse through, but there is also a little incentive. There are three prize packages for grabs from the folks who leave comments on our hop posts this week. Stop by the Stampendous blog for details!

Now here is my 3D project for today.

When I saw the Elephant set, I've kind of been dreaming of making a decor item out of it. I'm so glad I did this, learned a lot and I think I would sew muslin together next time to make the process faster and less expensive.

I purchased Balsa Wood and outlined 6 elephant shapes from the foam stamp. I trimmed all of them with a sharp craft knife, glued them all together and then sanded the edges or whittled them away in areas until I had the look I wanted.

I  painted in vibrant colors, but before any of that could happen I needed a good layer of white gesso to dry.

TIP: Stamping on tissue paper will give you a negative image when flipped. That's how I was able to make a two-sided art. The supply list and instructions are at the end of my post today. 

Now it's time to jump over to the next person in the hop!

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Michelle Rydell

Marsha Valk

Gwen Lafleur

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Fritts

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price


NKCF01 Elephant Foam/Cling Rubber Stamp Set
STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink pad by Tsukineko®

White tissue paper
Balsa wood 6" x 36"
Media Line paints by DecoArt
Matte Decoupage Sealer by DecoArt
Acrylic paint by Liquitex and Amsterdam
Black Paint Pen by Liquitex
Silver Metallic Uniball 1.0 Pen by Sanford
Wood Glue


  1. Trace around foam elephant stamp onto balsa wood and trim. Repeat for desired thickness of statue.
  2. Glue pieces together and press evenly for manufacturers suggested dry time.
  3. Use sandpaper and emery board to smooth edges.
  4. Paint a layer of white gesso all over and let dry.
  5. Paint base color and let dry.
  6. Stamp detail elephant stamp twice onto tissue paper with black ink and heat set. Trim closely to image edge.
  7. Brush on a coat of Decoupage sealer and then carefully place tissue over elephant shape, carefully brush down creases and air bubbles as you apply a top sealer coat. Repeat on other side with second stamped image.
  8. Use paint and paint markers to color sections of the design.
  9. Add one more layer of sealant and you're done.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

More Messy Fun with NK Studio Stamps

Hello and welcome back to another day on the hop with Nat and Friends! We are putting our focus on Nathalie's new stamp and stencil sets this week and my hope is to show you all three and how I creativity use them. 

First though, know that this is as usual a Stampendous hop, Monday through Friday and they have prizes for commenting along the way! Details are on the Stampendous blog!

I have been so inspired by all the journal pages from the Creative Squad featured on Nat's blog, pssst.... the Stampendous blog is sharing some previous projects of theirs each day until we get to see more great things from them on Friday. I decided I'd try a journal page again. Nat's Urban Scribble set made it super easy to get my idea down and then it took me forever to decide what to write! lol

My paints were DecoArt - Turquoise Blue, Butterscotch, and Royal Purple (tinted with Snow White). I used Snow White on its own with the solid side of the foam stamp.

The detail Cling Rubber Urban Scribble Stamp is inked with Versafine Onyx Black and heat set, because it will smear if you don't, trust me.

The scribbles are made with an impulse buy of Elmer's Paint Pens. They surprised me at how fast they dried on top of the paint. I just thought the city needed more greenscaping, so I added hanging pots, bushes and trees.

And then I made my journaling, because I often look up at the sky for a change of pace. I did it many times trying to think of what to write and then I just said, hey! I'll write what I'm doing.

I've used Urban Scribbles in another post here. I really enjoyed adding all the watercolor effects to the Cling Rubber stamped image and it would even be great to use with pattern paper and layer them over each other for a papercrafter's style card. I'll have to try that one next time. ;)

Now it's time to keep moving on in the hop today and I'll see you here again on Friday.

Stampendous Blog

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Tenia Nelson

Pam Hornschu

Nathalie Kalbach Blog

Stamps:i Urban Scribbles Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber Stamp and Stencil Set (Stampendous)
Paper: Journal pages
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Turquoise Blue, Butterscotch, Royal Purple and Snow White (DecoArt), paint pens (Elmers), Memento Onyx Black marker (Tsukineko), 0.8 black Multiliner (Copic)

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Getting Messy with Nk Studio Stamp Sets

We are back to the weekly grind, but with an extra awesome blog hop this week with the sweet and amazing mixed media artist, the designer of N* Studio design stamps sets made by Stampendous!

This week the design team is teaming up with Nathalie Kalbach and her super talented and international group of designer team members for a hop with the stamp and stencil sets that include a two-sided foam stamp. Perfect for mixed media fun!

There are going to be THREE extremely fortunate commenters at the end of this week because Stampendous is giving away prize packages that include all THREE of the Nathalie Kalbach Foam/Cling and Stencil Stamp Sets. Be sure to comment and add where you are from in your comment because this is open to all the international folks! Please get the details on today's Stampendous blog post.

The hops for today are:

Here is my card from the January release! Later this week I'll have NEW projects to share so come back to check it all out!


NKCFS02 Bird Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber, and Stencil Set
L267 Celebrate Late
STF082 VersaFine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
CP750 Creative Palette Rounds

Cardstock by My Mind’s Eye
Patina Teal Green, Poppy Red, Mustard, Snow White, & Dioxazine Purple Acrylic Paints by DecoArt®
Black Paint Pen by Liquitex®
Fine Permanent Pen by Sharpie®
3-in-1™ Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Foam Adhesive Squares by Tombow®
Foam Sponge
Flat Paintbrush


  1. Create monoprint with Creative Palette Rounds and dry completely.
  2. Paint Poppy paint onto thick foam silhouette bird stamp and press onto monoprint.
  3. Stamp detail cling rubber bird stamp with black ink over red silhouette.
  4. Mask bird and stencil with sponge from the clear fronds stencil.
  5. Outline fronds and bird with black paint pen.
  6. Using a dry flat brush, paint lightly over fronds and bird with white paint.
  7. Stamp bubble wrap around edges with stamp from Creative Palette Rounds.
  8. Trim and mat with black cardstock.
  9. Stencil fronds onto card base and stamp bubble wrap singly in random spots.
  10. Glue monoprint to card base.
  11. Stamp sentiment with black ink onto white cardstock.
  12. Add foam adhesive to sentiment and adhere to card base.

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