Monday, April 21, 2014

"Dream-Pendous" Collaboration!

Greetings! This is going to be such an exciting week for Dreamweaver Stencils fans and Stampendous Stamps fans alike. It's going to be a "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Dreamweaver and Stampendous teams are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in each team's arsenals. Of course, as usual, there will be prizes given out for those who comment throughout the week. In fact, there will be 3 prize packs available! Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampedous dies and images. One being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown in the badge in my sidebar.

I am beyond excited to share my project with you. I made an art journal page, with a....rather altered...version of the fantastic Blossom Beauty image.

Can you tel that I had soooooo much fun with her?!? It was a blast to rework her beautiful face and turn half of her into a sugar skull. The flowers are really what inspired me to do it. They are so big and beautiful. And all 3 flowers are from one stamp! I simple used the Stampendous dies that were made for the flowers to cut out the different versions.

You can see here what the 2 stamps in the set look like. Here's a closer look of the colored images. Feel free to click on any of my pictures to see them even bigger.

I colored the images with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. And did you check out my background? That was all done with Dreamweaver Stencils! I used Houndstooth, Scales, and Amesterdam Flourish. I applied the Houndstooth and the Scales with a cosmetic sponge and Distress Inks in some of the brighter tones that I have. Then I used a bit of gesso on top. Then, using black acrylic paint and a small round stencil brush, I applied the flourish. I had a little bit of paint run under, so after the paint dried, I used a white pen to clean it up a bit. Last, I applied the face and flowers, and used a Martha Stewart border punch to create a choker-style necklace.

I hope you liked my art journal page. Below is the full hop list for today. I will have another piece for this fantastic collaboration later this week. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

56 comments:

Stampendous said...

Alison, this is just spectacular! What a masterpiece. Love where you've gone sugar skull with our beauty! You're giving us ideas we still haven't had yet!! Bravo! Thanks for playing this week!

luraisat said...

shhhhh....dont tell anyone else but i loved yours the best. they all were great but yours is my favorite. hoping to win, thanks for the chance. xoxo

craftymom205 said...

Great project.

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Kristine Reynolds said...

This is amazing!

PJ said...

You say you like to inspire - and you have certainly done that! This page is amazing!! Thank you for showing it to us!

Heather Thompson said...

very unique, reminds me of New Orleans, Wonderful detail. Flowers are just gorgeous.

Eileen Lucas said...

Flower coloring is beautiful.The transfiguration on the face is intriguing.

Glass Daisy said...

How different and inspirational. I must have these stamps!

Stampcoholic said...

WOW great work... you are good at what you do...

Jean Bullock said...

Very interesting piece. Great coloring.

marylouh said...

What fun. The coloring is great. thanks for sharing an amazing piece.

Yolanda said...

Amazing job!!!

Pam Beatty said...

Reminds me of Mardi Gras! What fun.

Pam Hornschu said...

Have to say it once again...simply amazing, Alison! I love what the "outside of your box" looks like!

Carolina Kathy said...

Amazingly creative! Love it!

Papertangler said...

had trouble reading the description because of the colors of background and font. but i really love the art! this shows the incredible versatility of the face image. and i like how you masked/layered the blossom. wow beautiful.

Lea said...

O-M-G!!! She is amazing, Alison!! I love everything about her! You've outdone yourself for sure!

Louise said...

This is amazing! My brain just doesn't think like this, but I wish it did!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! I love the coloring and the half and half look, amazing details!

Sandi Lou said...

Thanks for the tip to clean up a bit of stencil bleed with a white gel pen. I have a few pieces I will touch up right now. Looking forward to your next project. thanks.

Kailash said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, love your coloring!!

Judy said...

So many places for the eye to wander and see the delightful way you used the stamp. Thanks for sharing with us.

Greta said...

So incredibly artistic--wow!

Amante del Papel said...

wow is an amazing creation, I love this calaveras!!!!

suzieq23 said...

I love, love, love what you did with the stamps, the stencils, the everything! The flowers are great in her hair and I love how you altered her face a bit. Thanks for the inspiration.
suzschultz23@aol.com

JPScraps said...

Oh wow! I love how you altered the face! Very cool page!

barbara macaskill said...

AMAZING!! Love the "Day of the Dead" feel to your face. Very eye catching and beautiful! I love how you have used so many different pieces to create an incredible work of art! TFS!

cghundley said...

Very unique creation.
Great coloring on it.
Carla from Utah

Robin B. said...

So beautiful! I love the bright colors and sugar skull, thanks for sharing.

HelenM said...

cool. Thanks for the inspiration

Vicki Sopcak said...

What a wonderful way to showcase the new stamps and incorporate the dreamweaver stencils.

Janine Rudnick said...

The sugar-skull is very popular in my neck of the woods (Southwest US). Your version was wonderful!

Jade Passmore said...

I feel a bit like Len on Dancing with the Stars. But to be truthful, not everyone is into steampunk art. With that being said, I think you did a wonderful job of giving us a whole new face and used the materials to create a wonderful card.

Jan Castle said...

Oh My...great outside the box look! TFS and for a chance to win!!!
Jan

BurningRubber said...

That is so awesome! I would have never thought to do that as a sugar skull.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Alison...this is stunning! LOVE the bright colors with the black and white face/sugar skull! Very cool!

Gerrina said...

Love the half-face you nade! Perfect dualisme!

Leanne said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

steph said...

wow this is amazing.

Janeen said...

well you made me smile wiht your creation.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What amazing colors!

Diane said...

Wow...lots of details here...so creative and unique!!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Very cool and creative!!

christi said...

oough, interesting take on the stamp. it's amazing what you can design from the same stamp.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous. I love the two sides of the face. TFS

Jean said...

What a unique way to use the stamp and accessories! Simply gorgeous!

LynB said...

Wow, did you just come back from New Orleans???? Fabulous take on Mardi Gras!

Sue D said...

Very creative!
Sue in Ohio

Con said...

Enjoyed it, Enjoyed It! Great Job...pinned. thanks -con

Heather said...

Amazing! This is a true work of art. A wonderfully creative way to use the stamps and the stencils!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So creative! Love how you added so much artwork to her lovely face - beautiful!

Wendy said...

Wow...you are so talented. Great use of stamps, stencils and paint. What a transformation. Stunning!!!

Erin Bentley said...

Alison this is just Wow amazing. Love what you did here, fabulous colours. So much detail and lots to look at. Just brilliant what else can I say,

Hugs Erin x

Katie said...

Very cool! Love your journal page! Awesome work of art! So many things you can do with this stamps and I love the background too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

TracyM #6773 said...

TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
BEAUTIFUL & REALLY COOL at the same time - LOVE IT!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

Suzanne C said...

Clever clever and beautifully designed journal page.