Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fun With Dies!


Welcome back to the July.. month to DIE for! Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team has been  featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card.

 On July 3rd I shared a gift bag using the Owl Buddy stencil and said to "keep all of the extra pieces" and I used them for this card.  You can see the bag HERE.

 Here is how my card was made:

1.  Take the "negative" portion of the die cut paper, glue it to a kraft colored panel and place the extra pieces from the last project in as if you were doing a puzzle and glue with Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 Glue.


2.  Take a cream colored skeleton leaf, rub it with VersaMark ink and emboss with Jeweled Gold embossing powder from Stampendous. Glue underneath the owl piece and layer onto decorative paper.

3.  Place a Dreamweaver Stencils Fiberglass Screen on a kraft colored card and stipple with Tea Dye Distress ink.  Remove the fiberglass screen and clean (I used a baby wipe.)




4.  Die cut Leafless Tree from green paper and glue to the card and mount owl piece.
5.  Stencil "hello" from the LG704 Birthday Words stencil onto a small tag with Raisin Adirondack ink and sponge with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress inks.  Tie with gold raffia and pop up on card with 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Stampendous October Catalog Sneak Peek!!


This week the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing some sneak peeks of the new October catalog which is filled with Halloween, Fall and Christmas stamps and embossing powders!!
Today I'm sharing a Halloween card that was made using House-Mouse Designs "Star Costume," the background is "Skull Stack," the sentiments are from the"Tricky Words" Perfectly Clear Stamp set and the embossing is from the new "Spoonful Midnight."  To see these images just click on the Stampendous link and type the name in on the search bar.  Normally I link it all for you but this post is being written early since I won't be near a computer when it goes live.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hoo Doesn't Love Dies?!


Welcome to July...the month to DIE for! Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team is featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card.

 Here's mine for this week:

1.  Fold brown decorative paper in half, place the LL3039 Owl Buddy die on the folded piece with the fold at the top.  Make sure a small portion of the die is above the fold so when it is die cut you will have an owl shaped card.


2.  Stencil the Owl Buddy onto the center of the of the card with Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic Copper Embossng Paste and let dry.


3.  Use the DG751 Nesting Owls die to cut decorative paper from three different patterns.  Besure to keep the piece of paper you die cut your owl from, I will show you what can be done with it and the extra pieces on my July 17th post (to be sure not to miss it, you can become an e-mail subscriber and automatically get an e-mail when there is a new post).


4.  Pieces were glued on top of the embossed areas with Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 Glue. The beak and eyes were left so the embossing could be seen.


5.  Green decorative paper was stenciled with LG642 Branch with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then layered onto rust paper and glued to a bag that was also stenciled with LG642 Branch.


6.  Wired May Arts Ribbon was tied to the handle.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

United We Stand!


Happy July 1st!  Here is a card to get you ready for the 4th of July, aren't these Star Spangled Mice cute?!  The image was colored with colored pencils and the stripes on the card were made by cutting strips of Fran's Sticky Panels, adhering them to the card and embossing with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.  Then stamp Vintage Uppercase letters USA with Versamark ink and emboss white.

To all my USA friends, have a Happy 4th Of July!!!!!!


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fun With Stampendous and Deco Art


Here is my card for today, the info on how I made it is below the Blog Hop information.

 

The excitement continues as conclude our grand tour of amazing artists playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products! The inspiration has been amazing, and today you'll be even more astonished! If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY Of course, there are prizes! DecoArt is sending three sets of their  Media Fluid Acrylics, Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe is donating Select 3750 Brushes and some Catalyst Wedges, and we'll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you'll see this week.  We'll be sending three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and DecoArt will be sending three generous sample packages to international commenters, so all our friends can play. This week we've shown you how to use Stampendous Rubber Stamps to transfer a terrific pattern for painting. Did you know you can sell your projects made with our images? As long as you hand stamp each one, you can sell as many as you like of any kind of project anywhere you want.  You can find our detailed Angel Policy on our website. One of the terrific prizes is a Catalyst Wedge from Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe. These wedges are terrific for using with our Creative Palette and DecoArt paints. In this video Stampendous owner Fran Seiford demonstrates how easy it is to make amazing backgrounds with these tools. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7UqUFDrTXg&w=560&h=315] Wait until you see what our other artists have created!

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Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) - we'll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing!  AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! 
 
How my card was made
1.  Paint kraftboards from the Kraftboard Royal Heart Kit with Deco Art Acrylic Gesso and let dry, I helped it along with a heat gun. 
2.  Then paint the back board with Deco Art Traditions Red Violet, let dry then crumple up waxed paper, dip it into Traditions Raw Senna and pounce the paint on. 
3.  Paint the shield kraftboard with Traditions Raw Sienna paint, let dry and stamp with the script from Stamps Royal Heart Kit with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
4.  Cut out the quote from the quote sheet and glue it underneath the shield then glue the shield to the bottom board. Add pink rhinestones.
5.  Place the die-cut double-sided Sticky Panels over the heart and crown, remove the carrier and sprinkle the heart with Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel, heat and add a pink rhinestone to the center.
 
6.  Remove the carrier from the crown, sprinkle with mica chips from the Silence Stack Art Elements Kit, rub off the excess then sprinkle with the pink glitter from the set to fill in any spaces the mica didn't cover.  Add brown and pink rhinestones and glue the crown and heart to the Stack Art piece.
 
 
7. Layer a tan panel onto a rust panel, tie with pink May Arts Ribbon and mount Stack Art piece to papers.
8.  Sprinkle Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel on a tan card and heat from underneath so the Embossing Enamel doesn't blow off.
9.  Mount work to the card.

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Ready for your trip around the world??? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten, and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)


Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)


Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)


Asia King (Oxford, UK)


Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)


Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)


Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)


Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)


Angelica Stark (Sweden)


Mark Gould (West Sussex, UK)


Debbie Cole (California, USA)


Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)


Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)


Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)


Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stampendous and Deco Art Week


This is my card for today, the info on how is was made is below the Blog Hop information.


We're using terrific products from our generous friends at DecoArt and Princeton Artist Brushes, via inspired by Willow Wolfe,  this week to show you that "if it will sit still long enough, you can paint it and stamp it!" If you're just joining us, don't miss the great inspiration from Monday's Post and Tuesday's Post. Artists from DecoArt's International Design Team are joining the Stampendous team to create some astonishing inspiration for you. Prepare to be amazed! Of course, there are PRIZES! DecoArt is sending sets of their  Media Fluid Acrylics, we'll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette, and Decorative Painter Willow Wolfe has persuaded Princeton Artist Brushes to donate some Select 3750 Brushes and a Catalyst Wedge to each prize package. We'll mail three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses, and Deco Art will mail three sample packages to international commenters so all of our friends can play! Here's a terrific project created by our Design Team Member Janelle Stollfus. She used "layers and layers" of paint on this plaque to get that incredibly deep background. She stamped the face on tissue and colored ahead of time to make application easy. The hair is ribbon and found items. LOVE IT!!  Blossom Beauty Plaque by Janelle Stollfus Wait until you see what our other artists have created! Visit each blog, leave a comment!  Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook!  We've also got a Pinterest Board started!Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) - we'll be tracking. Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing! We'll randomly choose three blog posts from all the designer posts this week and then choose one commenter from each with a U.S. Mailing Address to receive a prize package. THEN we'll choose three international commenters to receive a generous sample pack courtesy of DecoArt, so everybody can play this time!  AND I have a few bonus goodies hanging around my office for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins!  
 
Now here is how my project was made:
I used several colors of Deco Art Americana Multi Surface Satin Paints on the Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, used a brayer to spread the paint, layed my white cardstock on the Creative Palette, pulled it off and let it dry.  Then the stencil from the Wired Grillager set was used  and purple paint was sponged through it.  When dry stamp wire from the Wired Grillager set and the sayings from the Discover Today Perfectly Clear Set were stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine ink.


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Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)


Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)


Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)


Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)


Julie Robertson (UK)


Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)


Debbie Cole (California, USA)


Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei (Canada)


Tamiko McCurry (Illinois, USA)


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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Memories

 
At Dreamweaver Stencils, we love to make our monthly challenges something for everyone, and not so strict that no one wants to play along. This month our challenge is, "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", with the obvious thought being a wedding theme...but not necessarily. Add an old embellishment or picture. Use a new stencil design or technique. Borrow, or CASE (copy and say everything) another designers project, and obviously, blue...is blue. Remember, linking your creations with the Inklinkz tool at the end of the team posts, provides you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice!

This week my project uses something old and blue.  The picture of my daughter is old, she is now 21...how time flies!  Blue paper, ink, brads and ribbon were also used.  Here is how my page was made.

1.  LL329 Beach Chair was stenciled using Radiant Neon Inks in Electric Pink and Green on the umbrella and VersaFine Vintage Sepia.
2.  The stencil was cleaned off and placed back over the image, then Dreamweaver Stencils Translucent Embossing Paste was spread over the stencil which was then removed.
3.  Pink Micro Glitter from Stampendous was spread over the umbrella only and the image was left to dry.
4.  Once dry place stencil over image, sponge the chair only with a glue that stays tacky when dry, I used Duo Glue from US ArtQuest.  Once dry (just a couple minuntes) Metallic FX powder was spread on using a brush.

5.  The LL332 Picasso was used to make the clouds with Radiant Neon Electric Blue ink.
6.  On the photo Electric Pink was stippled through LG698 Corner Flourishes then embossed with Shabby Pink Embossing Powder from Stampendous.  The stencil was then replaced and a bit of Electric Pink was stippled on top.

7.  To make the sign, LJ901 Mosaic Swirls was placed on blue paper and stippled with Electric Blue ink.  The LM294 Summer was placed over the stenciled piece and Translucent Embossing Paste was spread over the top, the stencil remove and Pink Micro Glitter was spread over the top of the paste.

8.  May Arts Ribbon was glued to the bottom of the page and used to hang the sign.

Here's what our "A" team has been working on this week:
 

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