Friday, July 31, 2015

Harvest Owl: Playing with Paste


We are still playing with paste over on the Stampendous blog! Have you tried embossing paste yet? Hopefully you've been inspired to play after seeing so many great projects this week!
***If you are looking for my A Day for Daisies and Left of Center post, please click HERE.
For today's card, I used the brand new Harvest Owl stamp, along with one of my all-time favorite stencils, the Houndstooth. 



Instructions:

  1. Color the Harvest Owl using Chameleon Colors listed, or other colors of your choosing. Then, you can cut the image out.
  2. Using the largest Label One die from Spellbinders, die cut a purple piece of Bazzil cardstock. 
  3. Cut card base using cardstock- 6 1/2 x 9 3/4." The edges were then inked with embossing ink, and Aged Wine Embossing Powder was heated and melted (from the bottom of the cardstock).
  4. Blue cardstock was cut to fit inside the card base, and one side was ripped for added texture. The Houndstooth stencil was placed on to the blue cardstock, and Glossy Black Embossing Paste was applied only to certain areas. One side was embossed first to accommodate the size of the cardstock versus the stencil. While the paste was still wet, Metallic F/X Powder (colors listed in supplies) was sprinkled on by using a brush dipped into the powder and then tapped over the paste. Gently tap the cardstock once the colors have been applied to blend the colors a bit. Brush off the excess once the paste is dry. Once the first side was dry, this step was repeated on the other side of the cardstock. 
  5. The final step is to attach all of your pieces, including a pretty ribbon from May Arts.

Supplies:
Stampendous:W156 Harvest Owl
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®LJ913 Houndstooth Dreamweaver Stencil

Glossy Black Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
Metallic F/X Powders in Sapphire, Forestry, Eye of the Tiger, Gold Dust
Aged Wine Embossing Enamel from the Purple Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit
Stampendous Mixed Media Paper
Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Chameleon Pens: PK3, BG4, YG3, PR4, BV4, OR4, BL3, YO3, YL2
Ribbon from May Arts
Labels One Die Cut by Spellbinders

Here's the link list for the gals sharing projects today:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Peace on Earth with Dreamweaver

This week, the Stampendous team is "Playing with Paste." Embossing Paste that is! When working with stencils, embossing paste is a basic supply that is easy to work with, and you can do so many cool things with. Today, I am sharing a lovely holiday card that uses the Peace on Earth stencil, and lots of glitter. 


Instructions:

  1. I started off with navy blue cardstock and taped the Peace on Earth stencil to it. I applied Pearlescent Embossing Paste using her paste spreader and immediately sprinkled the Multi Crystal Glitter Mix (from the White Encrusted Jewel Kit) to the paste. I then let that layer dry.
  2. Once dry, I cut the navy cardstock down and rounded the corners. I then cut out a mat of white cardstock and rounded those corners as well. Next, I used her Versamark Watermark ink pad to "wet" the edges of the white cardstock, and applied Crystal Embossing Powder around the perimeter. I next heat set the powder and adhered it to the top layer using foam dots.
  3. To make the card base, I cut cobalt blue cardstock to 10" x 6 1/2" and folded it in half. I applied Texture Gems by Faber-Castell around the entire perimeter, about 1/4" in from the edge and then sprinkled Shaved Ice on top. With each layer, my glitter gets larger in size, which lends a pretty cool effect. Lots of great sparkle and texture!
  4. Once the card base dried, the other layers were adhered to it.

Supplies:

Stampendous:FRG10C Shaved Ice
EJK08 White Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit
EP050 Crystal Embossing Powder
VM001 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Dreamweaver:
DWLG663 Peace on Earth Stencil
DWDPP Dreamweaver 
Pearlescent Embossing Paste
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Texture Gems by Faber-Castell
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here are my teamies that also have projects to share with you today.
Alison Heikkila (DW- that's me!)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Make it Sparkle with Wicked Wednesday

Time for a new Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge! This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and the theme is "Make it Sparkle." Well, I certainly took that challenge seriously when I used Oddella Fairy.

I cropped then colored the image using my Tombow markers. I added a bit of Pink Micro Glitter from Stampendous! to her crown. After I cut the image down to size, I stuck it to a piece of double sided sheet tape. Then, I sprinkled the entire sheet with Silver Halo Glitter Mix. And man, is it sparkly!

It's so hard to photograph glitter! But you can see the different sizes of glitter on that background. I think it worked really well with the grey skin I gave the fairy. Please be sure to check out the rest of the Wicked Wednesday projects that the team created this week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Flamingo Couple with A Day for Daisies

Hello! I am happy to share my 2nd post as a Design Team member for A Day for Daisies. Today, I am sharing the new and fantastic Flamingo Couple. I chose to work with this image because I am positively a flamingo fanatic. I have collected them for many, many years, and I just love them. So this was the perfect image for me.

They are so sweet! I used watercolors on the image, and I touched up the outline a bit with my small Black PITT pen from Faber-Castell. Sometimes with watercolors, the original image gets washed out from the paint, so I like to go over it a bit to make it stand out again.

I kept the background simple, and layered up some fun patterned paper scraps that I had laying around. I added a few fun pink gems that had a black mottling on them too.

There are lots of other feathered friends being featured on the A Day for Daisies Blog. Please go and check them all out! Thanks fr stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Not in Kansas Anymore with Wicked Wednesday

Hello and welcome to a new Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge. This week, we are sponsored by Digi My World, and the challenge is "Not in Kansas Anymore." I worked with their adorable version of the Tin Man. I totally fell in love with him, because he's adorable!He's from the Big Eye Oz collection.

He's so cah-yute!!!!! I used my Chameleon Pens to color him. These markers were perfect to make him look metallic. I used an old Care Bears sentiment stamp that says "100% Heart," with my Silver Delicata ink, and a couple of scraps that I had.

The silver scrap is actually metallic, and has bits of glitter. The pink scrap has glitter as well. I hope you'll play along with Wicked Wednesday this week! Please be sure to visit the WW Blog to see what everyone else has created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Friday, July 17, 2015

A Day for Daisies Announcement and Left of Center

I have such an exciting announcement to share with you today! But first, if you are looking for my Stampendous! and Chameleon Pen collaboration post, please click HERE. Ok....drum roll please...... I am now officially on the A Day for Daisies Design Team!  I am so very honored and excited to be a part of this amazing team. They are one of my absolute favorite digi companies ever, and I have wanted to join their team for quite some time. I am so excited to share my first official project with you today. I also have a great new challenge for Left of Center.

For my first A Day for Daisies project, we were asked to use a favorite image of ours, and use "Newsprint." I used Dragon Flight as my image of choice, and I decided to use my newsprint subtly. I colored this sweet dragon in with my Tombow markers.

I used the Scales stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils around the image. I used a cosmetic sponge to lightly apply my ink color. I also used the Picasso Tool to mask off the areas I didn't want to have the scales.

For my background, I spritzed 2 Dylusions sprays on to white cardstock, and then I added a thin line of Glossy Accents, and then some Stampendous! Medium Gold Halo glitter right on top. I also added a small piece of a punched border, a piece of washi tape, and of course the newsprint. Be sure to visit the A Day for Daisies Blog to see what the rest of the team has created. And if you join our Newsprint challenge, you could be featured on the blog and win some digis of your choice if you win!

The Left of Center challenge this week is "3 of a Kind." This card features the beautiful Gothic Dark Moon from Sweet Pea Stamps and artist ching chou kuik. I also colored this image with my Tombow markers, but I tried out a new (for me) technique. I applied my markers in small areas, but then I used a brush and water to thin out the color and blend it a bit. I love the completed effect.

Isn't this a beautiful image? I love the bats! My background was done with one of my favorite Dreamweaver background stencils, the Quatrefoil. I simply used a sponge dauber to apply my ink color. You can get a much heavier look with a dauber than you can with the cosmetic sponge I used in the Dragon card above.

For my "3 of a Kind," I used 3 pieces of thin velvet ribbon from May Arts. It added a simple, nice texture to the card. I also matted the image on a shimmery lavender paper, and then pop dotted it for dimension. Please be sure to visit the Left of Center Blog to see what the rest of the "B" team has cooked up for you. And please check out my other post for today, you have the chance to win a prize! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Quilted Santa: Chameleon Pens Collaboration with Stampendous!

Welcome! I have 2 blog posts to share with you today. This post is for Stampendous!. If you are looking for my Left of Center/A Day for Daisies post, please click HERE. The Stampendous! Design Team has been so fortunate to have been able to play and use the entire set of Chameleon Pens for our July catalog. These fun markers work differently from other types of markers, so although there is a bit of a learning curve, once you get the hang of it, you can make some really incredible pieces. And there are lots of videos and tutorials that you can find on YouTube. I saved my favorite card for last this week. I used the fantastic Quilted Santa stamp. This image really lends itself beautifully to the Chameleon Color Tones Markers. 


Instructions:

  1. I colored the stamped image of the Quilted Santa with the Chameleon Pens listed in the supplies, and then she fussy cut the image out.
  2. I cut out my card base using Kraft colored cardstock to a 5 1/2" x 8." Then, using the Crystal Dreamweaver Stencil, I applied it randomly all over the card base with a sponge dauber and Vintage Sepia Versa Fine ink from Imagine Crafts.
  3. Red and green mats were then cut using the Spellbinders Card Creator A-2 Mating Basics A.
  4. The "Christmas Greetings" sentiment from the Holiday Expressions set was stamped in Vintage Sepia on cream cardstock and cut out.
  5. Chestnut Roan ink was used to ink around all of the edges. This pad was used because of it's smooth pad, and soft, chalky finish.
  6. All pieces were glued and attached to the card base.
Supplies:
Stampendous:P273 Quilted Santa
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamps™
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLL397 Crystal Snowflake Stencil
Plus:Chameleon Markers: RD4, BR2, BR5, VO4, CG8, GR3, YG3, BL3, YL2
Card Creator A-2 Mating Basics A by Spellbinders
VF-SML-054 Vintage Sepia Versa Fine Ink by Tsulineko
Chestnut Roan ink by Colorbox
KD01 Sm Finger Dauber from Stencil with Style
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives