Sunday, February 7, 2016

More Inspiration on the Hop with Tombow

Welcome back to the last day of the Stampendous and Tombow hop! If you've been hopping with us you know we are on Day 4 and if you want to see all the goodies from all the days then stop by the Stampendous blog first. Details about prizes are there and they are GOOD!

Here are the links you need to hop today and on the Stampendous blog there will be links to the other days. Enjoy!

I have a treat for you today! This little project has been brewing in my creativity engine for a long time and it's taken a few turns, but I do think it will be fun to get your imagination moving. So there will be tons of photos!

A game box with a game board, Woodland Friends with heads that wobble and a good dose of imagination.

FYI - Techniques and supplies will be listed and linked at the end.

Every game needs a container so I made one from cardstock and added a cover image (as you saw above), but what I did want was a good way to keep it closed and my game pieces from falling out.
Tombow Fastener Tabs came to the rescue!

Here are what I made for the game. a few characters, props and leaf stands.

Each leaf stand has a small dollop of Tombow Xtreme Mounting Putty. Now we can mix and match, plus make more characters with the other Pop Up character stamp sets.

Most times a game needs a game board, right?

Each character was colored with alcohol markers, because honestly I just didn't have enough Tombow markers to do it, BUT I always like to add detail to marker colored images, but can't get it unless I use pencils I pulled out my Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils, 24pk Tin

Now for the fun part. Adding a Wobble to their heads and a stand for them to prop up against. Both can be made using DCP1003 Pop'cessories Die Cut Set with ease.

From experience, do a dry run on the wobble die cut because you'll want to make sure the head isn't glued to the wobble or the base. For your convenience, I added and an "X" where the glue should go... I'm using MONO Multi Liquid Glue

Now this game needed a game board and that is what I did. Stamped on white cardstock and colored with markers, masked and air brushed with Tombow Dual Brush Pens using an eBrush. Once the airbrushing was done a light spray of water so the color would expand and darken, BUT since I did the leaves and tree stump with Copic markers those did not run at all. It warped of course so I ran to my matboard stash and made two squares just smaller than half the game boards, glued on so there was a gap at the fold and voila, a sturdy game board.

I wanted to have a mostly soft border, but I did use the Fudenosuke Soft Body Pen for some pebbles along the way.

CRS5087 Cling Woodland Friends Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5087 Woodland Friends Die Set
SCC1669 Vintage Lowercase Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
CRS5077 Cling Pop Up Forest Rubber Stamp Set
DCP1003 Pop'cessories Die Cut Set
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Various Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handles

*Tombow Fastener Tabs
*Tombow Xtreme Mounting Putty
*Tombow Dual Brush Pens (947, 969, N35)
*Recycled Colored Pencils, 24pk Tin
Fudenosuke Soft Body Pen

Those items with an asterisk were so kindly sent to me as a product collaboration with the Stampendous Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by... and making it all the way to the end!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Tombow Hop with Stencil Duos

Stampendous and Tombow USA are on a hop for the weekend! You are invited and we are already on day TWO, but not to worry you can always go back and see all the inspiration from Day 1!

We have prizes for the hop and you can find out all the details on the Stampendous blog, but the quick deets are to comment throughout the hop and check off what you can on the Rafflecopter giveaway widget hosted by Tombow! Click here to start the Rafflecopter giveaway.

My projects today are using NEW Stencil Duo Sets by Stampendous, you'll get to see those in a minute, but I've also use Tombow adhesives all over my projects, they are what holds my project together!

 I used Blossom Duo Stencil Set on Mixed Media White Paper die cut with the new Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set. The open blossom stencil was taped down on the paper and stenciled with Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste. It was set aside to dry under a small fan while I stamped the card base with Rose Pattern Background Stamp and cut out the color cardstock Fitted Frame layer.

Note: Always clean your stencils immediately after use otherwise the paste will dry on the stencil making it hard to clean.

I taped the clean stencil back over the first level and then taped the pattern stencil on top to make a second layer of stenciling. I cleaned the stencils and dried them before adding the blossom stencil back onto color the image with Pan Pastels.

Now the Tombow products really kick in and pull my project together! The layers glued together with MONO Multi Liquid Glue. The short piece of May Arts ribbon tied into a bow was held in place with MONO Adhesive Dots so it could have the liquid glue added to the edges and adhered to the card base. The sentiment is trimmed with Fitted Frames, stamped from and ScrewLoose N Sparky Perfectly Clear Stamp Set and tied to the bow already on the card base with May Arts twine string. I wanted the sentiment to stay in place so I cut a piece of Foam Tape for the back and aesthetically placed it.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project and join our hop this weekend. Here's the hop list for your convenience.

Janelle Stollfus - you're right here!

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Monday, February 1, 2016

New Fun With Fran's Stencil Duos

Happy Monday folks. It seems like I was just here with a project and now it's time for a new one! Today I'm playing with some NEWness. Dina Kowal is hostessing the Mix-Ability challenge this week and it's all about my favorite beverage! OH yes, coffee, and she's telling us to spill it (okay maybe she says painting) for a mixed media project!

Now for the other NEW! This card was designed using Butterfly Duo Stencil Set a fab new product by Stampendous and there will be lots of inspiration this week using these fabby sets.

FMSD102 Butterfly Duo Stencil Set

My prep was getting out my instant coffee granules and making some "paint" with it and put it in a spray bottle as well as palette tray for later.

I put down the open butterfly stencil and sprayed it with coffee, carefully lifting it away and letting it dry.

Then I took the design stencil and put it right on top of the sprayed butterfly and lightly traced the design only where they butterfly stencil shows.

After that it was some serious doodling with a line brush and small round brush.

I added a section of Recollections Rhinestone edging to the middle for a body and then sprinkled Gold Halo Mix over it and rubbed it in to the exposed glue strip to fill in the body.

The Happy Memories sentiment is made by spraying the coffee onto the stamp and then placing the paper onto the stamp and rubbing it in. If you stamp as you normally would it will make all the coffee drip down onto  your paper and you will have a puddle of coffee mess.

I finished the panel with a purple bow, a perfect brown cardstock layer (used my Perfect Layers Ruler there) and another bow with waxed cord.

To add some artsy fun I sprinkled Lavender Embossing powder in the bottom corner of the background layer. then dabbed glue around the card and sprinkled Amethyst Color Fragments and hand placed Mica Fragments on them. A few sequins were added and then the layer was adhered onto a 5 1/2-inch square card base that had a random piece of burlap paper glued to it.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today. Enjoy coffee with a little bit of painting this week with us over on the Mix-Ability forum.

Wow, you stayed with it to the end! Kudos, haha. Now it's time to hop on over to the rest of the hops today.

Janelle Stollfus - you're here!

Stamps: Happy Memories (Stampendous)
Paper: Watercolor paper, color cardstock (Bazzill Basics), burlap paper (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Instant Coffee
Accessories: Butterfly Duo Stencil Set, Amythest Color Fragments, Mica Fragments, Spring Sparkle Embossing Kit, paintbrush, instant coffee plus water, ribbon (May Arts)

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop

Welcome back to our Friday finale hop. This whole week the Stampendous and May Arts design teams have been showcasing these companies products together. 

If you've missed a day, never fear you can jump over to the beginning of today's hop at the Stampendous blog and find links to the rest of the hop. 

There are three chances to win a prize package including the stamps I've used today, plus an assortment of ribbon. Details and deadlines can be found on the Stampendous blog.

My card was made using the no line coloring method with the Beautiful Braid stamp and watercolor markers by Winsor and Newton. Although they are markers, I still chose to use a water and brush to apply the color.

Once done with Beautiful Braid, I masked off the image with rubber cement and applied watercolor with a wet sponge to through Dreamweaver Stencils Peacock Background stencil.

I added the sentiment from Sisters Perfectly Clear Stamp set and then overall added detail with Prismacolor Pencils.

The ribbon treatment was made with May Arts 7/8 Inch Double Faced Satin – Celery and 1/8 Inch Suede/String Brown.

Thank you for stopping by and have fun on the rest of the hop today!

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

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