Friday, January 20, 2017

Pink Your Life Finale!

Welcome! Today is the final day for the Stampendous and Pink Your Life Blog Hop. I hope you have enjoyed all of the projects shared this week. Be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog to get all of the info on the hops for today, as well as the awesome prizes that are up for grabs.

Today, I have a card that uses a couple of sets, but features Whisper Princess.

I decided to color the Princess with Copics. Something I don't use very often, because I only have literally 35 colors, and about half are dried out. But, I had enough colors that coordinated to get her colored in. I then fussy cut her out.

My background was done directly on the card base, which, looking back I shouldn't have done. The card base is too flimsy, and it warped. I stamped all of the images out with VersaFine from Imagine. Then I colored all of the elements in with Faber-Castell's Art Grip Aquarelle pencils. Since they're watercolor pencils, the water warped the card. I was really just playing with the card, I didn't have a definite direction or medium I was going to use. Next time I'll just work on heavy cardstock.

I added a few sequins for some sparkle. I have to say, I am having so much fun building scenery for these sweet fairies! My daughter also has a piece to share today.

She rushed a bit to get it done, but I think she did a fabulous job nonetheless. We chose the stamps and layout together, and she colored it with colored pencils. She's 8 and and I am very proud of her hard work! Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog to see more with Pink Your Life. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bartles

Hello! The Imagine Artist in Residence is sharing projects with dogs this month. So I decided to do a scrapbook page featuring my dog Bartles.

Isn't he adorable???
Supplies:
Imagine:
Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa
Sheer Shimmer in Sparkle and Frost
Fireworks! in Pear Tart
Sponge Dauber

Other:
Stampendous: Crusade Stencil
Xyron: Creative Station and Tape Runner
Quik Kutz: Diesel Alpha Dies
May Arts: Twill
Heidi Swapp: Heart Stamp
Prism: Cardstock

Directions:

1. Start by cropping your photos. Choose your background paper by pulling out a color from the photos. I went with an olive green to match Bartles' color. Then choose 2 coordinating additional cardstocks. I went with 2 shades of brown. Tear 1 sheet to a width of about 5." Tear the second color to the width of about 3 1/2."

2. Die cut the name of your furry friend, or a cute sentiment. Then, spritz the letters with Frost Shimmer Spritz. Let the letters dry.

3. Tape down a background stencil starting in the corner. Only tape a piece across the top so that you can lift it like it's hinged to see if you like how the ink has been applied. Make sure that the stencil is one that lines up easily with itself so that you can continue the pattern across the page. Using a sponge dauber, apply your ink. I used Rich Cocoa Memento.

This is how I tape down the stencil. I can easily check to the way the pattern is coming along. I didn't want to go for a solid pattern. I like it broken up. Continue across the entire sheet.

4. Spray the background with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle and let dry. *None of the pieces have been glued down yet.

5. Using twill ribbon, use a paint brush to apply Pear Tart Fireworks! I loved the paw prints on this ribbon. Stamp a heart on the right side of the page. Then, using the straw from the Frost spritzer, apply some Sheer Shimmer to the heart.

6. Glue down the accent cardstock and photos using a Xyron tape runner. Then, using the Creative Station, apply adhesive to the letters and the twill ribbon. Apply all of your pieces and you're done!


Whisper Friend- Pink Your Life Blog Hop


Welcome welcome! This week, the Stampendous team is hopping along with designers of Pink Your Life, and we are so excited about it!

You have so many ways to win prizes! For our hop this week we are opening up to our larger community online with chances to win some new Pink Your Life stamps! Just check in with each drawing below for a chance to win! See Official Contest Rules. US winners only. Deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time.
• Add a comment on the Stampendous blog posts throughout this week. Each comment is an entry to win SSCP109 Whisper World Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
• Find our pinned post on the Stampendous Facebook Page here. Tell us in what area you live along with your comment to win an SSCP108 Whisper Happy Wagon Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
• Pin your favorite of the new Pink Your Life products from the January catalog on Pinterest to win PLCR01 Cling Whisper Birthday and PLCP06 Cling Whisper Friendship stamps. You can find the new products on our website at http://stampendous.com/s…/whats-new/new-from-pink-your-life/
• Post to your Instagram account one of your own or a favorite Pink Your Life project AND tag with #Stampendous and #PinkYourLife in your post’s description to win PLCV02 Cling Whisper Fly High and PLCP08 Cling Whisper Wall stamps.
• Tell us from your Twitter account you’re following the Pink Your Life Blog Hop AND include a #Stampendous and #PinkYourLife tag for a chance to win PLCP07 Cling Whisper Jam.


On to my project. I used several different sets of Pink Your Life for my card. How many can you spot?

My focal image is Whisper Friend, and I colored this sweet little fairy with Tombow Dual Brush markers. I fussy cut the image out and die cut a few Fitted Frames to create mats. On those mats, I stamped some different images. The blue layer has the largest swirl from the Whisper World set. The peach layer has the flower from the Mushrooms set. The card base has the balloon's tail (which is also such a pretty swirl) from the Whisper Fly set. Also, my sentiment is from Tweet Chirps set. 

My inks were all VersaMagic inks from Imagine (except for the sentiment). I love the soft chalky look of the VersaMagic collection. I also sprayed my card base with Danube Blue Fireworks! spray, so it has lots of shimmer. 

Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog to see who else is posting today. I also have a Wicked Wednesday post today, so please be sure to check it out. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 

Cute & Cuddly with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! After a bit of a break, the Wicked Wednesday team is back with new ATC challenges! We will be cutting back to only 2 challenges per month, so that means more time for you to play along. For the next 2 weeks, your challenge is "Cute & Cuddly" and we are sponsored by Knitty Kitty.


For my ATC, I used Hanging Around for You. I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I added 3 sequins to add some sparkle....using some super-special-secret glue that I am LOVING, and I can't wait to tell you about!!! Soon...soon....


My sentiment is from Stampendous' Cat Sayings set and I stamped it with Onyx Black VersaFine ink. Please be sure to join us for this latest challenge. And be sure to stop by the Wicked Wednesday Blog to see what the rest of the team has created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Furry Friends

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing projects that are "Snow Wonderful." That is, they've got some snow elements on them. My card features Furry Friends, which is a very sweet image. Here's how to make it. 

Instructions:

  1. I stamped out and then colored the Furry Friends image with the Chameleon Pens listed in the supplies. Next, she fussy cut the image out, but left a thin white border around the image so as to not lose the fuzziness of the animals. 
  2. The card base was cut to 5 1/2" x 8." The color is called Tropical.
  3. I then used 2 Spellbinders Card Creator dies to cut the mats. She used 2 Scoops in Cookies & Cream (the pre-textured cardstock), and Kachina. 
  4. On the Kachina piece of cardstock, I took Pearlescent Embossing Paste and applied it to look like snow around all 4 edges with her palette knife, doing 2 sides at a time. She then sprinkled Crystal Embossing Powder on the first 2 sides, and heat set it. She next repeated this on the 2 other sides. 
  5. Next, Chestnut Roan ink was applied to the Cookies & Cream colored cardstock around the edges. Versamark Watermark Ink was applied to the card base around all 4 edges, and then Vintage Lilac Embossing Tinsel was sprinkled on to the edges and heat set. 
  6. All layers were then glued, and 2 foam dots were applied to the antlers and bird to accommodate the thickness of the card.

    Supplies:

    Stampendous:
    P270 Furry Friends
    FRGL01 Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
    TP119 Vintage Lilac Tinsel Embossing Powder
    MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
    VM001 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
    MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
    Dreamweaver Stencils:
    DWDPP Pearlescent Embossing Paste
    DWDPK Palette Knife
    Plus:
    Chameleon Markers: BR2, BR5, BG4, VO4, CG8, PK3, YL2, BL3, YG3
    Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    Spellbinders Card Creator Dies: A-2 Matting Basics A Set
    Chestnut Roan Ink by Clear Snap
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
    Adhesive gems

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Curvy Balloons

Welcome back! I have a 3rd A Day for Daisies project to share with you this week. Today, I have a card using Curvy Balloons. This chick has such a cool vibe. Take a look.

I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I added a fun sentiment from Stampendous' Wild Sayings set using VersaFine ink.

My background was created by using Imagine's Kaleidacolor Inks in Berry Blaze with Ink Potion No. 9 (to help the ink move across my paper better) and a Brayer. Then I used a lovely Elegant Border stamp with more VersaFine. I added a little washi tape to the bottom of my card, and I inked the edges of the card with Turquoise Gem VersaMagic to bring out the color of her hair.

Don't forget to play along with the newest A Day for Daisies challenge. Learn how over on the ADfD Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Chicks in a Snow Globe

Hello! It's the first Friday of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge from A Day for Daisies. This month, the theme is "2 or More Layers." I used Chicks in a Snow Globe for my card.

I colored the cute little chicks with my Zig Clean Color Markers. It's hard to tell, but I used glittery embossing powder on top of the snow globe. Here's another shot so that you can see it better.

I used 2 layers (to go with the theme!) of Crystal embossing powder from Stampendous. It's really tough to photograph, but it is very sparkly in real life.

My sentiment is also from Stampendous (called Favorite Peeps), and I used VersaFine ink to apply it.

Please be sure to check out what the rest of the A Day for Daisies team has created. I'll have another ADfD project tomorrow. And, if you didn't see it, check out my post from yesterday. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!