Friday, March 27, 2015

Big Blog Hop Today


The awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!

Prizes?
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.

Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.


My card today is bumpy and downy. I used the Pop Rectangles Stencil and Black Embossing Paste on a monoprint page. Once dry I placed the stencil back over the embossing paste and dabbed Pink Poppy and Kiwi Metallic FX.


The background paper is done using the Creative Palette Rectangles plate and Radiant Neon Refill Ink. Here is a video with Fran showing us how to create this type of print.


I stamped Spotted Feather and Quill in black ink and quickly sprinkled Crystal Embossing Powder over it, tapped off the excess and heat set. Each were hand trimmed and adhered with 3D Foam Squares. I repeated the process with the Penned Birthday sentiment.


The last bit of texture is creating the downy part of the feather. I'm not an expert in feathers so adding this is probably not a real attribute, but our hop is all about making texture so I decided that it was okay. I used some liquid glue and drew lines similar to the ones in the stamped image and then sprinkled Snow White Fun Flock over it, sometimes I added more glue to fill in and then repeated with the Fun Flock.

Thank you for stopping by and now it's time to check out more projects.

Here are the designer's sharing the projects today —


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spellbinders and Stampendous Spring Product Hop


We’re excited, once again, to be partnering with the folks over at Spellbinders for a Spring mini blog hop! As Spellbinders design partners this year, we’ve been blessed to use many of their exciting products, and we know their design team is enjoying the Stampendous products we sent for their use! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week our Design Team will be sharing fun projects they’ve made with the Spellbinders products we’ve received.  Wednesday we’ll be a featured company on their blog and two of our designers will be posting tutorials for you focused on the newest Spellbinders products.

Here at Stampendous we’ve got some mystery Spellbinders dies up for grabs along with some fantastic Stampendous cling rubber so be sure to comment on our blog posts and those of our designers for the three days. See our Official Rules for eligibility and more. Comment deadline is Thursday, March 26th, and winners will be announced Friday, March 27, 2015.


Spellbinders has fantastic prize packages from all of their partners to give away each day, so be sure to visit their blog and use their contest entry tool to enter each day (one entry per day, per person). See the Spellbinders Blog for rules and a list Product Partner companies.



Instructions to come....

I apologize for the glitch in my instructions, but they are finally fixed and I can share how I made this shadowbox.


For the Zinnia, I used the photo instructions supplied on the back of the packaging. I used sponge duabers to create some petal gradation with Triumphant Red and Antique Moss. A deeper pass of color on the larger petals was done with Berry Red Colorbox Petal Point Classics Set, and also on the smaller set with Putty. Then it was time to glue.


Here's the Zinnia close up.


For the antiqued background I started with the Stampendous Creative Palette Rectangles larger palette in the set. Using DecoArt paints in Snow White, Turquoise Blue, Antiqued Green and Toffee.


Once the paint was dry I embossed with the 3D Shady Allure Sculpted Embossing Folder. I inserted the monoprint paint up into the folder, checking that when it was close the Spellbinders logo is on top.


To bring out the luscious 3-D design from the folder I sponged DecoArt Gel Stain in Walnut Noyer.


The detail really came out nicely with the gel, but left the variation in the monoprint come through.

As a nest for the Zinnia, I cut out the larger Triple Tear die and sponged around the edges with Mudslide from the Colorbox Petal Point Classics Ink Set.


The Triple Tear was antiqued with the Encrusted Jewel Technique (YouTube video) using Spoonful of Snow Kit, which uniquely is heat set from the back side of the paper.

The pieces were all glued together with Scrapbook Adhesive Medium Dodz and 3D Foam Squares.

To lighten up the background I used the spatter brush with Snow White acrylic paint around the edges of the background and once or twice on the flower.


The last to be added is Penned Love in Mudslide in from the Colorbox Petal Point Classics Ink Set. Foe some antique it was sponged very lightly with Putty and Mudslide. A few bits and baubles are added to bring a nice foundation to the piece.

You can continue with some of the Stampendous Design Team today and if you haven't stopped by the company blog's today they have a special sign-in to be eligible for today's grand pize. Each of these stops I've mentioned can be taken by the links below.

Thank you for strolling through my project today!


Stampendous Blog

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds

Spellbinders Blog

Details:
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Triple Tear, Die D-Lites Zinnia, Shady Allure 3D Embossing Folder Tool 'n One
Stamps: Penned Love (Stampendous)
Paper: Mixed Media White Paper (Stampendous)
Ink: ColorBox Petal Point Classic Ink Set and Triumphant Red and Antiqued Green (Clearsnap)
Accessories: Creative Palette Rectangles (Stampendous), Spoonful of Snow (Stampendous), Acrylic Paints (DecoArt), Dodz and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Spatter Brush (Kemper)


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Woodware Blog Hop Week

We have a different sort of collaboration for you!
At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendous family.
This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Here's my take on making texture with Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous!



I used one of our House-Mouse Designs called Birthday Donut (UK) and colored with Copic Markers (see colors below).

The beautiful background is made with Mosaic Swirls Stencils (UK) and sprayed watered down acrylic paints in Buttercream, Poppy and Teal Green before spreading a layer of Translucent Embossing Paste (UK) with the Paste Spreader (UK).

The sentiment is from Happy Messages Stamp Set (UK).

Nothing is more important at a party then confetti, so some Teal Color Fragments are adhered to the edges of the image and sentiment. (Stack Art Fusion Kit (UK.)

Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you again soon!

Here are the designer’s sharing their projects today —

Stampendous Blog

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

 Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Dorothy Adam

Francoise Read

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Lyn Bernatovich

Cindy Groh

Gill Wilson

Alison Heikkila



Supplies:

Stampendous and Dreamweaver:
HMQ13 Birthday Donut Stamp
SSC1213 Happy Messages Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
DWLJ901 Mosaic Swirls Stencil
DEPT Transclucent Embossing Powder
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
FRC14 Teal Color Fragments
MPW Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Color Cardstock
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Alcohol Markers by Copic® (BG12, BG45, BG49, YR31, YR31, YR24, R05, R14, E50, E53, E31, E33, E35, E37, W1, W2, BV000)


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Egg Theme with Stampendous


It's Easter Egg Hunt week with Stampendous and today I'm sharing along with some of my fellow design teamies to give you the hunt for some cute projects that can be done in a jiffy for Easter.

I decided to make these little Egg Cup stands. At first I thought, "Oh, I can add cut a strip of paper across the bottom and they can be used for table place eggs." Nice thought until I cut the strip just from the paper between each stamped image. Good thought, I won't have to glue it on? What I'm really trying to say is I should have measured around a real egg to get the correct length strip. If you decided to make these sweet little egg cups, you now know what to change. :)



These little chicks were photographed using my cell phone, because the battery charger for my real camera isn't charging it anymore. I'm impressed that it looks this good. My how phone camera's are improving.

If you want instructions, please head on down towards the bottom of the post. For now there are some other designers anticipating your arrival to see their Egg Hunt projects. Thank you for stopping by!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley-Purdie (2nd project)

Lea Kimmel


Details? Here they are!

Supplies:

Stampendous:
V304 Egg Cup
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle

Other:
Alcohol Pens by Chameleon Pens®
Scissors
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®

Instructions:


  1. Stamp Egg Cup with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim around the image and set aside.
  3. Measure a strip of paper around egg and overlap by 1/2-inch. At 1/4 inch from the end cut a slit halfway up the strip. On the other end cut halfway down. Use this to lock the strip of paper together forming a loop.
  4. Glue Egg Cup onto the loop. 



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