Friday, July 17, 2015

Stampendous and Chameleon Pens...


Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.

When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a “foolproof” finish for your project. You won’t believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.


Supplies Used:

  • Stampendous:HMR36 Christmas Characters, D188 Keep Christmas, NKCRS01 Cling Mish Mesh, MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper, MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®, SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
  • Chameleon Color Tone Markers: NU1, BR5, CG8, RD4, YG3, NU3, YO3
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
  • Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Trim cardstock to 5.5 inches by 12 inches. Score at 6 inches and fold to create card base.
  2. Stamp Christmas Characters in Memento ink and color. Stamp Mish Mesh around edges to create distress effect.
  3. Mat stamped image and adhere to card front.
  4. Stamp sentiment.
  5. Ink with Distress ink. Splatter with water to create distress effect.
  6. Die cut sentiment and adhere to card front.
Prizes
Three prizes are up for grabs from commenters who post on our blog that of each designers blog during our hop this week.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting for a US or UK winner will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft and a winner from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend at our website. Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT.  Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.
There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise! Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sweet...

Today's layout features Clear Scrap and Crafters Companion! I used a Clear Scrap blank 12 x 12 acrylic sheet and woven pattern paper strips to create a faux lattice effect. 


To create the lattice effect, simply weave 1/2 inch strips of 18 inch pattern paper or cardstock.  When you are finished, trim and adhere the ends to the acrylic layout. Now take 1/8 inch strips of pattern paper or cardstock and frame the edge of the layout. 


I colored the acrylic Pennant embellishment with an alcohol marker. To create the distressed look, I put a bit of alcohol down on my craft mat, dabbed a piece of burlap into the alcohol and then placed it on the colored pennant for approximately 5 seconds. The alcohol with lift the color on the pennant. I painted white acrylic paint on the back of the pennants to make the coloring pop. 


I used the same technique to create a distressed look on the die cut. 


Supplies Used: 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Stampendous loves Chameleon Pens...

Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.
When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a “foolproof” finish for your project. You won’t believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.


When I sat down to create this card, I challenged myself to just use the Chameleon markers. That means no Distress Ink backgrounds. ((gasp)) Using the Chameleon markers, I created an alcohol watercolor effect background.

Gather up your favorite Chameleon colors, 91% alcohol, cardstock and a non-stick surface. 


Start by scribbling colors with the markers onto your non stick surface. I am working on a piece of plexiglass with paper underneath so you can see the marker colors better. You could also use your craft mat or an acrylic stamp mount. 


Next spray alcohol or drip alcohol over the area you just colored. ((note: be sure to work in a well ventilated room. The alcohol fumes are a bit strong and I had quite the headache after creating a few card backgrounds))

Quickly press your cardstock down into the colors. If you want a bit more mixing of colors, pick your non stick surface up after adding the alcohol and move/drip the colors around. 


And here is the finished card I used the background on. I colored the images from the set Bouquet for You with the Chameleon markers also. 


Supplies Used: Stampendous (Bouquet for You), Chameleon Color Tone Markers, Beacon Zip Dry



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Clear Scrap and Clearsnap

Clear Scrap and Clearsnap are teaming up this week! I had a blast experimenting with the Clearsnap SurfaceZ inks and trying to find new ways to use them!

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The SurfaceZ inks are a multi-surface ink and can be used on practically anything. One of my favorite ways to use them was to water them down with either water or alcohol and use them as paint. Be sure to work on a non stick craft mat because when they dry they are permanent. 

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I prepped my layout by spraying white primer spray paint on the left side of the Clear Scrap XL Deco Shape. This would give the SurfaceZ "wash" something to stick to and allow the colors to pop. 

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After painting on the "wash" I allowed it to sit for approximately 30 seconds and then wiped it off. Because it was diluted, it came off the untreated acrylic and left a beautiful blue hue on the spray painted area. 

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While I was playing with washes, I thought it would be fun to create some watercolor inspired background paper with the inks. When mixed with alcohol and dripped on the cardstock, the alcohol removed some of the previous wash and  created a water drop effect. 
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When the cardstock was dry, I stamped on the cardstock with the ink. 

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Supplies Used:
  • Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape, 12 " Numbers Mascil
  • Clearsnap SurfaceZ ink and refill (Dolphin, Bluebell, Marine, Caribean, Marmalade,  and Scarlet)
  • Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
  • Stampendous (Musical Motif)
  • Pebbles Diecuts 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July...


I'm kicking off the Independance Day Weekend with a layout featuring Stampendous, May Arts and Clear Scraps!


Directions:
1. Tape the 12 x 12 Stripe Mascil to the XL Deco Shape and your craft mat. I like to make sure to tape it down on each of the stripes all along the acrylic piece to be sure the lines don't shift while applying the embossing paste. 


2. Using the 7 inch paste spreader, apply Translucent Embossing paste to the acrylic. Be sure to leave the protective coating on the back of the acrylic piece until you are done. Once you've applied the paste, remove the tape and wash the Mascil off immediately. If desired, sprinkle a bit of crystal glitter over the wet paste. Allow to dry. 




3. Stamp Stampendous Old Glory flag image in Versamark and emboss with white embossing powder. Trim paper to fit the bottom of XL Deco Shape and adhere with Zip Dry.

4. Heat May Arts ribbon with a heat gun to curl. Adhere to layout. 


5. Adhere die cut stars, photos, journaling tags to layout.

6. Stamp sentiment on acrylic Star Embellishment in StazOn. Sand the back of the acrylic and adhere to layout. 

Supplies Used:

Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.
Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!
Ready to hop. Be sure to stop by and leave some love on each of the designers blogs! 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Spring Bouquet Wreath...

Today I'm sharing a Spring or Summer wreath featuring a number of Stampendous floral stamps and DIY Bangles/3 Ring Circles newest coco fiber wreath blank!


Here's a closeup of the flowers...


SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Spectrum Noir Markers (OR1, OR2, OR3, PP1, BP1, BP2, CG2, CG3, CT2)


Instructions:

  1. Stamp images with Memento Ink. 
  2. Color  stamped images with markers and diecut.
  3. Wrap wreath with ribbon.
  4. Adhere stamped images to wreath.