Friday, January 20, 2017

Pink Your Life Whisper Blog Hop Finale


Happy Friday everyone! I'm so glad you stopped by today because I am wrapping up the week with a grand finale post for the Pink Your Life blog hop. 



There are prizes for our hop and not your usual comment to win! We love to know that you see us across the online community and maybe even where you'd like to see our projects posted. All the details for the contest are on the Stampendous blog today

Be sure to stop by all the other designer's post and give them a quick comment, we really do love to hear from all of you!

Friday


Now for my project today. You may have already spotted this mixed media frame on the Stampendous website or even from a post over at the Pink Your Life blog, but this project was created for the January 2017 Stampendous catalog!
I had far too much fun creating this frame. From the stenciled background to the popped up watercolor Whisper Friends, it was always growing and evolving into a special day piece.

Supplies:

Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used on Amazon (AZ) at no additional cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.
Stampendous:
  • Whisper Birthday Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Whisper Wall Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Special Day Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Southwest Background Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Stampendous Dreamweaver Regular Paste 4 Oz (AZ, STM)
  • Dreamweaver Palette Knife (AZ, STM)
  • Build A Wreath Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)

Plus:
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZBlick)
  • Koi™ Watercolors by Sakura® (AZ, Blick)
  • Colorbox™ Pigment Ink Pads by Clearsnap® - Lavender, Orchid (company website)
  • DecoArt Media™ Fluid Acrylic Paints - Titanium White, Primary Yellow, Primary Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, Vermillion (AZcompany website)
  • DecoArt Americana™ Acrylic Paints - Bluegrass Green, Mustard (AZ, company website)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ)
  • Chocolate Bar Gift Box or Frame (6 x 8 inch window)
  • Sponge (AZ) or Dauber (AZ, company website)

Instructions:
  1. Paint a frame or found object, chocolate bar gift box in image shown. Hand draw or stamp flowers around frame and paint, adding white paint dots randomly around the flowers by dipping the handle end of paintbrush dipped in paint.
  2. Glue book pages to insert or cardboard that fits into frame window.
  3. Stencil with Regular Paste onto insert with Southwest Background stencil and paint to match frame.
  4. Add brushed blue ink pad directly to stenciled area and rub in gently. Add white dots randomly as in step 1.
  5. Stamp Whisper Birthday and Whisper Wall onto watercolor paper and color.
  6. Trim around stamped images and glue Whisper Birthday onto frame insert or cardboard, add Whisper Wall using foam adhesive.
  7. Sponge Orchid ink onto Mixed Media White paper in a circle from the center out, then sponge Lavender in a outer ring around Orchid color blending the edges together.
  8. Stamp Special Day with Versafine Ink onto center of sponged paper and trim with circle die from Build A Wreath Die Cut Set
  9. Use black permanent pen around the edges for a hand drawn border and glue onto insert as shown.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

New Pink Your Life and a blog hop


Hey, crafty friends! It's incredible that we are already half way through January in the new year and I'm finally blogging! What better way to start off than with a blog hop with Stampendous!


That's right it is blog hop time with new stamps by Nicoletta Zanella from Pink Your Life! You'll want to stop by the Stampendous blog today because there are so many ways to win stamps throughout the hop!!!!


Here's my crafty project made just for the hop.




I had a little bit of fun with assembling the wagon carts plus a few Whisper friends popping up for a surprise!


I colored these cuties with Copic markers, a list is down below, and the background is made with gesso sponged over Cathedral Windows Metal Stencil, and then a wash of Various Ink refills diluted with rubbing alcohol.


These new stamps are SO much fun to play with, I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the hop this week, I'll be back on Friday with another fun project.

Stop by the Stampendous blog today for more inspiration and details on the prizes!

Supplies:

Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used on Amazon (AZ) at no additional cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:

  • Pink Your Life Whisper Happy Wagon PCS (AZ, STM
  • Pink Your Life Whisper World PCS (AZ, STM)
  • Stampendous Cake Tiers PCS (AZ, STM)
  • Cathedral Windows Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZSTM)

Plus:

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Copic Markers - B12, B14, BG000, BG11, BG13, BV20, BV23, BV34, E50, E51, E53, E95, R20, R22, R24, V12, V15, Y00, Y13, Y18, V12, V15, YR16)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Marker by Tsukineko® (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Gesso
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZ, Blick)
  • Paintbrush
Instructions for a 5 x 7-inch card:
  1. Tape 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch White Paper to board with painter's tape and then tape Cathedral Windows stencil onto a corner. Begin sponging white gesso onto stencil around the corners of the paper. Reposition stencil and repeat. Clean stencil and sponge. Let dry or use a heat tool.
  2. Mix a few drops of BG02 Various Ink with rubbing alcohol (or blending solution) and apply around top corners of stenciled paper. 
  3. Dilute more and fill in the center of the white paper.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with YG25 Various Ink. Dry with heat tool or let dry. 
  5. Remove tape and pen a line around the border of the paper near the edges.
  6. Stamp spirals from Whisper World and sentiment from Cake Tiers in black ink.
  7. Stamp Happy Wagon parts with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color.
  8. Cut out pieces and adhere together with foam squares and then place on background.
  9. Stamp spirals at the end of the wagon train.
  10. Adhere to a 5 x 7 folded kraft cardstock base.


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Tiny Prince is Coming

Hey there everyone! As promised I have one more post with Stampendous and the inspirational theme week.

I'm sharing Tiny Prince stamp that is filled with so many wonderful ways to call upon the tiny babe's birth we celebrate this season. I super loved pulling out my watercolors and giving this stamp some royal hues.

Happy birthday tiny prince!


Supplies:

Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:

  • R273 Tiny Prince Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • FRL02 Gold Lux Mix (AZ, STM)
  • GX802F Fine Gold Halo Mix (AZ, STM)
  • STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
  • SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear™ Handle (AZSTM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZSTM)

Plus:
  • My Colors™ Spanish Moss and Dare Devil cardstock by My Mind's Eye® (company website)
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZBlick)
  • Gansai Tambi watercolors by Kuretake® (AZ, Blick)
  • Gold Velvet Shimmer ribbon by Creative Expressions® (company website)
  • Large Zots™ by Therm-o-Web® (AZ)
  • Foam Squares by Therm-o-Web® (AZ)
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow® (AZ, EH)
  • Paintbrush for watercolor (AZ)
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZBlick)

Instructions:

  1. Fold 5 1/2 x 11 inch Spanish Moss cardstock in half for a 5 1/2 square inch card base.
  2. Stamp Tiny Prince with waterproof black ink onto 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch watercolor paper. Heat dry.
  3. Tape to board or waterproof flat surface.
  4. Watercolor image (No. 20, 36, 38, 43, 44, 46, 47, 51, 54)
  5. Accent image with watercolor metallics (10, 91, 95)
  6. Dry completely and remove from board and discard tape.
  7. Add liquid glue to bottom corners to front of card base and sprinkle with Gold Lux Mix. Remove excess.
  8. Glue Dare Devil paper to card base at an angle.
  9. Trim ends of ribbon as tails and glue across card base above mix.
  10. Add foam squares to back of watercolored image and add to card base.
  11. Place three round Zots™ adhesive to the right of watercolor image and sprinkle with Fine Halo Mix.
  12. Rub in mix and then tap off excess returning to jar.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas In Your Heart


Happy Wednesday everyone! It is getting so close to Christmas. All the family is on break, we have puzzles lined up to work on together and a few days before the presents under the tree appear in force.

Even so for so many, for me and my family too, Christmas is part of our everyday life. That's what I love about my card today. The ornament stamp by Stampendous is just perfect to share the meaning that stays with us all through the year.

I know it is a busy time of the year for all of you so I'm making a short sappy intro and now here are the details to my card. I'll see you back here tomorrow with one more card from my Stampendous stash!

Supplies:
Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:
  • CRR271 Christmas Heart Rubber Stamps (AZ, STM)
  • EJS04 Spoonful Gold Dust Embossing Plus Kit (AZ, STM)
  • STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
  • SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear™ Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ, STM)


Plus:
  • My Colors Spanish Moss cardstock by My Mind's Eye® (company website)
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection: Ho Ho Ho by Graphic 45 Papers® (company)
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZ, Blick)
  • Watercolor markers by Winsor Newton® (AZ
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)
  • Twine or thread
  • Small jingle bells (AZ)
  • Board

Instructions:
  1. Fold a 5-1/2 x 11 inch color cardstock in half for a 5 square inch card base.
  2. Trim pattern paper to 5 1/4 square inches.
  3. Sprinkle Spoonful of Gold around edges and heat from behind paper.
  4. Knot ribbon around pattern paper and glue to card base.
  5. Tie three small jingle bells around ribbon knot with twine or thread and tie in a double bow.
  6. Trim watercolor paper to 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches and tape to board with 1/8-inch border.
  7. Stamp Christmas Heart with Onyx Black ink and watercolor. Let dry
  8. Remove tape and adhere with foam square adhesive.

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