Friday, October 24, 2014

Mixability Challenge Today!

Today I'm hosting the Mix-Ability Challenge on Splitcoaststampers and it's going to be ghostly. Check out challenge in the forum and then we'd love to have you join us.

We, in the forum, want you to feel like mixed media is fun, easy and approachable so our challenges are made to combine the papercrafting supplies you already have and maybe some basic art supplies you can find in most craft stores, to start a you on the road to mixed media.

So today's card is a simple step into mixed media with just one element on the card that works for the challenge today. MIX91: Ghostly Outlines.

For my card, I used the Reverse Masking challenge to create my ghostly outline on the PenPattern Leaves stamp. This stamp set has a free template included in the set, so I grabbed the template (the reverse) and sponged white acrylic paint on the pattern paper. I tilted the template slightly and sponged again so the edge would be slightly blurred. 

The PenPattern leaf was stamped with Cloudy Sky ink. It came out a little darker than I had hoped, but it's light enough that it works for me. After that I sponged a few more white template leaves to frame the sentiment area. Here's a close up of the leaf.

I used Hope Verses for my sentiment and matted it with rust cardstock. A small doo-dad was added to finish off the card. 

Stamps: PenPattern Leaves, Hope Verses (Stampendous)
Paper: Country Road Paper Pack (The Paper Studio), White Cardstock (Neenah Paper), Rust (Wausau), Brown (stash)
Ink: StazOn Cloudy Sky, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: embellishment (Jolee's), crochet edging (stash)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Spooky Pumpkin Parade

The Stampendous design team gets to parade our pumpkin projects this week. I'm so excited to share my project. It's rare I have the time to create a 3-D project and so without further lingering here's my spooky house! 

You can see the instructions (including Copic marker colors) over on the Stampendous website as well as other Halloween projects.

Stamps: Punkin Ghouls and Tricky Words (Stampendous)
Paper: White cardstock
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, VersaMark Watermark Ink (Tsukineko), Electric Purple, Electric Orange (Tsukineko), Black Gesso (DecoArt), Alcohol Markers (Copic)
Accessories: Spoonful of Midnight Kit, (Stampendous), Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle (Stampendous), ribbon (May Arts), Paper Mache house (Paper Studio), Zip-Dry glue (Beacon Adhesives)

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Friday, October 17, 2014

It's time to do the Blog Hop

I am so excited to join this group of designers from Dreamweaver Stencils and Core'dinations as well as the fabulous designers on the Stampendous team for our 

 SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!


Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best…this time with a mix of funCore’dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. This is what you might win:

I saw the Dreamweaver Stencils I received it was going to be a traditional color Christmas card all the way.

  1. Tear and adhere Vintage Green cardstock onto bottom of A7 Kraft card.
  2. Dry emboss the Xmas Tree stencil with a burnisher/stylus onto Chalk Core cardstock and then sand with the Sand-It Set.
  3. Add contrast by replacing the stencil over the sanded image and using white paint and a stencil brush to highlight areas of the tree.
  4. Glue down to card base.
  5. Adhere torn strip of Vintage Ruby cardstock along the bottom of the card.
  6. Stamp Vintage Couple with Versamark Watermark ink onto vellum and then cut out and place on the card with Thin 3D Foam Black Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
  7. Add differing sizes of DODZ adhesive dots around the tree in three successions for each color of glitter.
  8. Use a Big Brush pen to draw a rough border line on the chalk core cardstock.
  9. Glitter the star last, because it's always the last thing to be added. :)

Here are the collaboration products I used on my projects.

Vintage Couple

Dreamweaver Stencils

Core'dinations Paper

On to the hop!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Team members with an (*) are also on the Dreamweaver Stencils Team.

Kristine Reynolds *

Jamie Martin *

Asia King

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Janelle Stollfus (you are here)

Lea Kimmel *

Pam Hornschu *

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Core'dinations Designer - Tami Mayberry

Continue your blog hop at

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

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