Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dreamweaver Thursday: BLOOMIN' with Linnie Blooms Part One

If you've been following along with the Stampendous team this week, then you know we've been having a great time playing with Linnie Blooms, a new product line introduced at CHA in January. So many fun products to decorate and to decorate with. Mixed with Stampendous and Dreamweaver products, the sky is the limit...or at least the canvas.

Plus there are prizes!! Three lucky winners will each win a set of Linnie Blooms Fabric Mini File Folders just like they provide for our team. Plus, you'll receive a Dreamweaver Stencil background, and our Vintage Press Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. You'll be creating Mixed Media fabric accents in no time! These winners have to have a U.S. mailing address, but Aussie Fans - good news! The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring one Australian prize for this collaboration! You could win a Stampendous stamp, an LL sized Dreamweaver Stencil of your choice, a silicone buttons mould, and a Stampendous Embossing Powder (your color choice)... Wow!! Be sure to let us know you're from Australia in your comments!!

Here's what I've created for this fun hop:


This canvas folder from Linnie Blooms was created to be a travel doodling kit. The inside was painted with black acrylic paint, and when dry, was stamped with the Stampendous Cling Seed Background and white ink, and the Dreamnweaver Corner Flowers stencil, also inked in white.
The outside were painted and inked in soft pink. The back was stamped in Onyx Versafine using the Cling Cosmos image. The front was paste-embossed in Matte Black with the Dreamweaver Bird on a Branch. When dry, ink and mica powder was brushed over the surface. The Stampendous Cling Hope Sings sentiment was stamped onyx ink, and all of the edges inside and out were distressed with ink. On the inside, a small slit was cut to insert a small pad of paper. On the outside, ribbon was added along with some little buttons, and a closure was  created by sewing a large heart-shaped button on the tab of the folder, allowing the front cover's edge to tuck underneath.

Are you bloomin' ready to check out the players for today? Here's the link list for the Linnie Blooms hop:









Here's the links for the Dreamweaver Thursday posters:




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stampendous Pop Ups, Puppies, and Pals

Squee overload this week on the Stampendous team posts. Between playing with the new Linnie Blooms products, and playing with our Stampendous Puppies and Pals, you might need a dose of insulin to battle the sweetness!

Following the directions on the Stampendous PopUp Dies, I created the base for my pop up card with blue Bazzill Basics  cardstock and Stampendous Mixed Media White cardstock. I die cut the edges with the fun edge dies that come with the Pop Up Die set, and there are rectangle and oval nesting frames in the same set. What an awesome deal!

My cute critters were stamped from the Playful Puppies Cling Stamp set and the Kitties set, and then colored, shaded and textured with my Copic Sketch Markers. The texture of the fluff on the brown puppy was created by wetting a piece of terrycloth with Copic blending solution, and applying it over the colored surfaces in small patches, and holding for a few seconds in between. So easy and effective. All of the parts and pieces were cut out with their matching die sets (sold separately), and attached to the various tabs on the pop up card. The sentiment came from the Perfectly Clear Life Words, stamped on layered die cut frames from the Pop Up set as mentioned above.


Here's a list of those puppies and pals posters for today:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bloomin' Fun with Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and Linnie Blooms!

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At Linnie Blooms you’re going to find oodles of fun projects to really take your mixed media in a new direction. We met this new company at CHA in January, and we immediately had heaps of ideas for using her clever products. What a new dimension to journals, canvases, books, scrapbook pages!  We know you’re going to love seeing the inspiration from this week’s hop!
 
Plus there are prizes!! Three lucky winners will each win a set of Linnie Blooms Fabric Mini File Folders just like they provide for our team. Plus, you’ll receive a Dreamweaver Stencil background, and our Vintage Press Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. You’ll be creating Mixed Media fabric accents in no time!  These winners have to have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here), but Aussie Fans – good news! The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring one Australian prize for this collaboration! You could win a Stampendous stamp, an LL sized Dreamweaver Stencil of your choice, a silicone buttons mould, and a Stampendous Embossing Powder (your color choice)… Wow!! Be sure to let us know you’re from Australia in your comments!!
Wait! There’s more! Linnie Blooms will be giving away a FREE All New DIY Home Decor Kit! Make sure to comment on their blog and designer blogs posting in our hop this week!

Here's what I'm bloomin' with excitement to show you...

Linnie Blooms canvas file folders are so much fun to play with. Just dump a pile of paints, inks, embossing pastes, stamps, stencils, and embellies on your work space and leave the world behind! These are a fun size, and as you'll see in my posts this week, there are so many uses besides just cute!

For this one, I painted the front with black acrylic paint. When dry, I paste-embossed in Dreamweaver Matte Black the Corner Flower stencil, set this aside to dry, and cleaned my stencil immediately. Once dry, I replaced the stencil over the design, and using Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks and small stencil brushes, I added color to the design. I poured clear embossing powder over the surface and heated it for a nice shine. On the back side, I used the same stencil and inked directly on the canvas with similar colors, and added a bit of doodling with a black Copic Multi-Liner pen. Both front and back were inked around the edges before moving to the inside.

On the inside, I ink-stenciled the Dreamweaver Zen Butterfly in orange ink. Leaving the stencil in place, I inked the Stampendous Cling Seeds Background in black, and stamped on top (be sure to protect the outside area with tape so that the design is only on the wings). I doodled a bit, added some buttons and twine, and moved onto the right side. I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point, so I brushed a bit of soft orange and green inks in the background, and stamped the Cling Cosmos image in Red Pepper VersaFine ink. Then I was able to stamp the Cling Life is Art in Onyx Versafine over the top. Both sides were inked around the edges, and a heart button was sewed onto the tab, which acts as a closure for the folder (see top pic).
Don't forget to leave a comment before moving on to the other team players for today*.




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