Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Make Art


Today I'm sharing the Eiffel Collage stamp from Stampendous.  This is a very pretty stamp and detailed so when I looked at it I thought "oh my gosh, that will take me forever to color."  I decided to color only a square which was placed on a white panel, then the image was stamped.  The bird was colored with pencils and around him was watercolored.  The rest of the collage was sponged with Tea Dye Distress Inks and embossed with the Blue Encrusted Jewel Kit.  Then layer onto a tan panel and mount to a dark blue card.

And now for a GIVEAWAY!

To win this Cling Jumbo Iris stamp by Stampendous! all you have to do is leave a comment on my post, Beautiful Butterfly and follow me!  The winner will be announced Monday, September 8th so be sure to check back to see if you have are the winner! (Only US mailing addresses are eligible).

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Beautiful Butterfly


This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing beautiful butterfly creations and here is mine.
1.  Stamp Buttterfly Tune on white paper with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and color with Prisma pencils.
2.  Mask the butterfly and sponge with Tea Dye Distress ink.
3.  While the mask is still on the butterfly, stamp sentiment from Loving Messages.
4.  Layer onto black paper and glue to a card layered with decorative paper.
5.  Tie a string of beads and ribbon together, glue to card using 3 in 1 glue from Beacon Adhesives.
6.  Hit the ribbon with your heat gun so it will shrivel but not for too long but DON'T shrivel the ends.
7.  Apply Stiff Stuff from Beacon Adhesives to the ends of the ribbon, curl around a pencil and let dry.  It won't take long, try blowing on it to speed it up.
8.  Add a flower and you're don't.

And now for a GIVEAWAY!

To win this Cling Jumbo Iris stamp by Stampendous! all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and follow me (where all of the faces are on the right)!  The winner will be announced Monday, September 8th so be sure to check back to see if you have won! (Only US mailing addresses are eligible).

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Simple Elegance

 
Merriam-Webster defines august as, "marked by majestic dignity or grandeur", with synonyms such as, "dignified, distinguished, imposing, portly, solemn, staid, and stately". Now, I don't know just how dignified and stately the Dream Team can become for an entire month, but we are all going to give it a try! How about trying along with us, and linking YOUR creations to the inlinkz tool below for a chance to win the wildest stencil design your little heart is screaming for!

Today's card was made using LJ841 Fleur de lis, LG696 Comfort Combo, Dreamweaver Stencils, DD001 Nesting Frames, DM2001 Petite Fern, Glossy White Embossing Paste, white Gelly Pen, flowers, ribbon, charm, adhesive pearls, Delicata Golden Glitz by Imagine Crafts.

Now take a look at what the  "A" team has for you this week:







Now add your link to your creation here!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Dreamweaver & Woodware Christmas


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Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!

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Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week.

Here is how my card was made:
1.  Stamp heart with Versamark ink and emboss with gold powder.
2.  Color with watercolor pencils and sponge edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
3.  Paste emboss LJ923 Mittens stencil with Dreamweaver Stencils Glossy White Embossing Paste.
4.  Remove stencil and sprinkle with Stampendous glitter Micro Glitter Red and Ultra Fine Multi while wet.
5.  Once dry cut out and glue on decorative cord using 3 in 1 Glue by Beacon Adhesive.
6.  Mount pieces as shown on a gold panel that has been dry embossed with LJ855 stencil and wrapped with ribbon from May Arts.
7.  glue onto a green card and add silver photo corners to the top of the gold panel.


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*For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK and Notions Marketing in the USA.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stampendously Authentique


The card I have for you today is using Stampendous stamps and Authentique Paper.  I love the pink and gray color combo and the pretty papers from the 6x6 Bundle Classique:Pretty pack, work perfectly with the butterfly from the Jumbo Lovely Garden set which has matching dies available.  The sentiment is from the a clear set item number SSC1199.

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Today several of our Design Team Members have a second project to show you featuring the gorgeous papers sent to us by Authentique™ Paper. These papers were intended for our BIG Blog Hop in October and our team is using them on our October Catalog Samples. But we couldn't resist sharing them just a bit early with some other images. We have a fun prize to give away this week. Only one, but it's a good one! One lucky winner will get some Authentique papers of their own, plus a $20 Stampendous Reward Card. WOW! How? Just comment on the blogs this week! Miss the earlier posts? Here they are: MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY You have until Sunday night to comment, then Monday we'll choose one winner for the prize! So hop around and leave these hard-working gals some love on their terrific projects! (that means comment on their blogs!)

Take a look at what the other Stampendous Designers have for you today!

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

Jennifer Dove



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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stampendous Is Playing With Authentique Paper!!



This week the Stampendous Designers will be sharing their creations they have made using Stampendous and Authentique products.  For the links to the other Designers, click on the Stampendous Blog link at the bottom of the page.

1.  Stamp Classic Frame on 6x6 Classic: Pretty Bundle from Authentique with VerasMark ink and emboss with Pearlized Sapphire Embossing Powder.
2.  Stamp sentiment from Loving Messages in the center the same way. Place pearls underneath.
3.  Color open areas with a white Gelly Pen and layer onto white paper. Set aside.
4.  Stamp background from Moray Dahlia on the top and bottom of a sage card with VersaMark ink repeatedly, this image is really easy to line up.
5.  Layer striped paper from the 6x6 Latest & Greatest by Authentique on white paper.
6.  Mount all pieces as shown.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Christmas In August

 


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Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!

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Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week.

Here is how my card was made:
1.  Stamp sentiment from Woodware on acetate with black Stazon ink and set aside.
2.  Use the double glitter technique (youtube tutorial) with the LJ921 Heart Ornament and Stampendous glitters.
3.  Place acetate piece over the glittered pieces and place photo corners on all corners and glue to a black panel with Zip Dry Glue from Beacon Adhesives and glue this to a red card.
4.  Place red and blue Dot Sparkler stickers on the acetate piece as shown and you are done.

 Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:
 
*For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK and Notions Marketing in the USA.