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Monday, July 18, 2016

Stampendous and Tando Collaboration

Hello, happy Monday and welcome to the first day of a great blog hop this week with Stampendous and Tando Creative!

The Stampendous design team received tons of fabulous chipboard pieces to use in the July catalog AND for this week's blog hop so we have lots of great new product to share with you!

There are hop prizes! You can get all the great information about the prizes for this hop on the Stampendous blog today, but the short information on it is all you have to do is comment and tell us where you live, the more you comment the more entries you are submitting!

My project today is a sweet little Mini Theatre Stage Tall 1 chipboard product with a whole bunch of Pink Your Life stamps and Deco Art Media Fluid paint.

I absolutely love the combination of the sweet chipboard stage and the Pink Your Life images. I hope you might find parts of this piece interesting, so here are a few highlights.

I used 3D Foam Squares to pop out the house sign and lower window, plus my Whisper Friend.

This Whisper Friend has about 4 layers of paint on her face, lol. I just couldn't seem to get the shadow colors right so I quit while I was somewhat ahead.

To add a bit of whimsy to the piece I partially hand stamped (no acrylic block) text onto a few layers.

Before I give you my instructions, here are today's hop list.

Kristine Reynolds
Wendy Price
Janelle Stollfus - you are here!
Alison Heikkila 


Whisper Friends Perfectly Clear Stamps Set (SSCP103)
Whisper Houses Perfectly Clear Stamps Set (SSCP105)
Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle (HANDLES)

Mini Theatre Stage Tall 1 by Tando Creative LTD
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Marker by Tsukineko®
MEDIA® Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt (Paynes Gray, Titanium White, Primary Cyan, Phthalo Green-Blue, Primary Yellow, Yellow Oxide, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Cadmium Red Hue, Primary Magenta)
White Media™ Gesso by DecoArt
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Paintbrushes (Script Liner #1, Liner #5, 1/2" flat brush)
Plastic Palette
Scissors or craft knife


  1. Plan your scene by tracing the inside and outside edges of the step chipboard pieces on white paper and stamping images where you would like the to be in your scene.
  2. On Mixed Media White Paper trace chipboard pieces as many times as you have for the inside chipboard pieces.
  3. Paint images with acrylic paints and mixes below (adjust light or dark with Titanium White or Payne's Gray unless otherwise indicated).
    • Sky - 1:2 clean drops Primary Blue to Titanium White.
    • Pink - 1:1 Cadmium Red Hue to Titanium White used on flowers, dress, house sign and heart. Add Quinacridone Gold and Payne's Gray in very small amounts to darken.
    • Lavender - 1:1 Primary Blue to Titanium White then add a smidgen of Primary Magenta.
    • Green base - 1:1:1 Phthalo Green-Blue to Primary Yellow and Raw Sienna.
    • Stones - 1:1 Payne's Gray and Titanium White, 1:1 Quinacridone Gold and White, 1:1:1 Titanium White, Raw Sienna (then add a smidgen of Cadmium Red Hue, Payne's Gray watered down just a bit
    • Yellow - 1:1 Yellow Oxide and Titanium White. Darken with Raw Sienna.
    • White Hat - 1:1 Payne's Gray and Titanium White with a smidgen of Primary Blue.
    • Skin - 1:1 Quinacridone Gold and Titanium White plus a smidgen of Cadmium Red Hue.
  4. Cut out pieces keeping the traced chipboard edges for alignment. They can be trimmed away before gluing together. Use a black marker to hide the white edges of cut paper.
  5. Gesso the front and back chipboard pieces of the stage and paint with 1:1 Raw Umber and Titanium White.
  6. Stamp bubbles on front by sponging Raw Umber onto stamp and carefully pressing onto paint front and back chipboard pieces.
  7. Sandwich painted pieces with stage chipboard.
  8. Work from the back forward gluing painted pieces to stage frames.
  9. Glue painted flowers on top of theater stage.

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  1. This is just adorable! I love the dimension you achieved inside the frame! Hugs, Robin

  2. Oh this is super sweet - happy happy project :).

  3. I really like these Whisper friends stamps. They remind me of a more innocent time and are completely charming.

  4. Totally darling!! I love how much you have packed into this small space!! The Pink Your Life stamps are so fun!! TFS!
    Barb in VT

  5. Love how you combined several different sets
    to make this stage. I hadn't seen anything
    like this before but it is darling and
    something I'm going to have to try.
    thanks for sharing

  6. AMAZING creation. So bright and cheerful ♥

    Thank you for liking my arch on the Tando blog.

    Happy hopping, Gez xx

  7. Got to have these stamps, your piece is so cute Janelle !!

    hugs Diane xx ( uk )

  8. Oh my this is
    so fun! Great
    Carla from Utah

  9. Greetings from Sacramento, CA.!! Adorable little vignette you have so cleverly created! Such sweet stamps, and great composition!

  10. This is super cute, love everything you put in the frame.

  11. This is so adorable! I love the little faery.

  12. Gorgeous and cute with tons of happy colour :)
    Nikki, Coventry. xx

  13. This is a lovely project really loving the whisper characters. X

  14. That stage is so cute, I've never considered doing anything quite like this before. - Gina Points, Bellevue, NE

  15. Love this adorable mini theatre stage project! Absolutely in love with the new Pink Your Life stamp designs... can't wait to get my hands on them! Love your pretty colors too! Sweet project!
    I am in California!

  16. Your beautiful pixie home is right up my street, if only! Absolutely fabulous and I love every little detail on it. Will be checking these stamps out as well. Many thanks for the great tutorial, fab inspiration and fab blog hop Karen x

  17. Absolutely wonderful. Cutest thing ever. (Texas)

  18. Love how you have used the products here and they are great products! XOXO Zoe (Grimsby UK)

  19. This reminds me of the Smurfs! I love it! :)

  20. What a cute and whimsical scene you created.
    Sue in Ohio

  21. Very creative and artsy and so much fun. Love the bright coloring, too.
    Becca from Florida

  22. This is just so sweet and fun!! Love the little details you added like the multi-colored cobblestones on the walk.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Very cute project. Love the magical scene you created. Thanks for sharing with us. Judy from Iowa

  24. Such a sweet project with a lovely created scene in wonderful colours . x

  25. Very sweet!! ---- North Carolina


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