Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Acrylic Mothers Day Layout...

I was digging through some old photos and came across this one of me and my son when he was younger. He now towers over me in height and will be driving this year! I thought it was the perfect photo to scrap in honor of Mothers Day this weekend! 


To create the stamped section in the center of the layout, I used painters tape to mask off the sides. I positioned the pattern paper behind the acrylic to give me an idea of where to stamp. The pattern paper will be adhered to the front of the layout, so I didn't worry about over stamping. 


I stamped the flower images, cut them out and colored them with markers. 


I sanded an acrylic flower on both sides for an embellishment cluster. Sanding makes the acrylic "pop" a bit without being too much. 


Clear Scraps ( 12 x 12 Acrylic SheetMini Flower )
Spectrum Noir (BT1, BT2, CG1, CG2, CG3, LY1, LY3, GB11, CR2, CR4, CR5)
Beacon (Zip Dry)
Tsukineko (Staz On)


Friday, May 1, 2015

Stampendous and KLIK Collaboration

I've had a blast working with Klik Interchangeable Jewelry this week! For my last project I worked with the leather bracelet.



Klik Interchangeable Jewelry from Metal Complex is a fantastic new line of DIY accessory options. With two snap sizes and dozens of settings to snap your creations into, this terrific product is fun to play with for every level of crafter. There are tons of pre-made snaps so you can just “klik and go” to change up your look. But this week we’re playing with the Metal Complex Snap Bezel Blanks so we can craft our own masterpieces of wearable art.


1.Cut a piece of paper to fit on your button. Adhere. You could probably skip this step, but I wanted to be sure the button holes didn't show in the design. 


2. Coat your button with Versamark. Dip in embossing powder. The Aged Metal Embossing Enamels are perfect for this! I used Aged Silver. Heat embossing powder. While it is still molten hot dip it back into the embossing powder to pick up more. Heat again. Repeat once more. 


3. While the embossing powder is still hot, immediately press the button onto your stamp. I loved the design on Nathalie Kalbach Kaffee Klatsch stamps. I like to use pliers to hold the button through the buttonholes and protect your fingers. 


4. You can give the faux aged metal button a coat of resin or glossy accents if you wish. Adhere button to the Klik jewelry snap with adhesive. 


When I was digging through my button jar to find a button for the faux metal button base, I found this big old looking metal flower button. I realized the shank of the button fit perfectly in the Klik snap. I just used a bit of adhesive to hold it firmly in place. 


The last Klik jewelry finding on the bracelet was creating by simply filling a bezel with Dreamweavers Black Paste. You could add a gem or charm while the paste is still wet but I loved the simple, matte look!

The fabulous folks at Environmental Technology, Inc. (ETI) generously sent our team some of their wonderful Jewelry Resin to use with the Klik Jewelry! You can find the resin at Resin Obsession, but you can also find it at Michaels and other fine craft stores. Be sure to check out resincrafts blog or I Love Resin blog for lots of ideas on working with resin.


Three random winners will receive a prize package that includes Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and a Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on each of the Stampendous designers in the list provided below. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stampendous and Klik


This week the Stampendous Design Team is teaming up with KLIK to bring you lots of jewelry inspiration. KLIK is a fun new product to hit the market that makes DIY jewelry even easier! Fill the interchangeable Bezels and Snaps with your choice of medium and then KLIK and go! 


I inked up watercolor paper with Distress Inks. For the larger bezel, I stamped a sentiment from the set Eclectic Charm. I adhered a tiny star diecut next to the sentiment. 


There are so many options for filling the bezels! You could use resin,embossing powder, clay, paint, papers, charms, beads. I decided to work with Fast Finish and glitter.

I strung black seed beads on wire and wove them onto the holes in the jewelry design. 


Stampendous Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Beacon Fast Finish
Distress Inks

Check out all that KLIK has to offer in their catalog HERE and you can find a retailer HERE. We’d like to recommend www.resinobsession.com because they carry Stampendous products as well!



Prizes: Three random winners will receive a prize package that includes Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and a Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th.

Ready to hop! Here's a list of designers:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spread your wings and fly...

The new Kimono line from Crafters Companion is stunning! I cut the flower that woman was holding and added a bird in its place. I thought it would be perfect with the sentiment! 



Crafters Companion Supplies Used:
Spectrum Noir markers (IG1, IG6, PP1, FS1, TB1, DR4, DR6)


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Laguna Surf...


Today I'm sharing another peek at one of the new Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy stamp sets... Laguna Surf. As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to try coloring it with the Spectrum Noir pencils on Kraft cardstock. I love the look of colored pencils on kraft! 


Crafters Companion Supplies:
Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils (119, 22, 19, 33, 112, 94, 74, 58, 65, 55, 90, 61, 87, 73, 113)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Kimono Stamps

Crafters Companion has a fabulous new line called Kimono complete with stamp sets, dies, embossing folders, paper pads and even CDs!


Supplies Used:

Kimono stamps- Lotus Flower
Spectrum Noir Markers (FS2, PP1, PP4, BT1, BT4, IB1, IG1)
Spectrum Noir blendable pencil (120)

SALE alert: Crafters Companion is having an amazing Spring Cleaning Sale going on now. Head on over and pick up some goodies! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kitten Fun...

This week the Stampendous team is playing with Kittens! These adorable kittens are from the new Jumbo set...Pop Up Kittens. 


Supplies Used:
Stampendous (Pop Up Kitties, NK Wired)
Spectrum Noir (IG1,IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5, CG1, CG2, CG3, GB8, GB10)
Distress Ink

Be sure to hop on over and check out Amy's adorable creation!