Mixed Media Magic with Andy Skinner Stamps!

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That perfect hint of grunge… The tang of macabre… The faint aroma of crackled paint… We had a great time in January, sharing Andy Skinner’s new Stampendous Cling Rubber stamps! But his design team is so innovative and creative, that we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of these great images and share some new creations with you! Plus, at the bottom, give you a chance to WIN!!    You can check out the previous post HERE.

These 2, great, new stamp sets join several other Andy Skinner sets that just let you have so much mixed media fun. And they’re all available on our website!

Andy’s Design Team have shared some absolutely scrumptious projects using his new stamps over the last few weeks! We wanted to gather those posts for you, so that you can absorb all that great inspiration one more time! Wow…these images are just so much fun!

Suz Humphreys

Katy Leitch

Hannah Oxberry

Candy Colwell

Fiona Randall

Brenda Brown

Heather Thompson

And our very own Design Team member has a great project to share, too!:

Alison Heikkila

 

 

Would you like a chance to win one of his two new sets, Textures or Fossils? We’re going to make you work for it this weekend!! You’ll get one entry for each of the things you do below. We’ll give away four prizes, two of each set, to U.S. winners –

  1. Leave a comment below! Which of the two new sets would you like to win most! Why is it your fave? Or would you rather have an older one? We can do that, too! 🙂
  2. Leave a nice comment on one of the above posts on Andy’s blog! Tell him Stampendous sent you!
  3. Start a board on Pinterest of Andy’s Stampendous stamp projects (created by anyone) – call your board Andy Skinner by Stampendous so we can find it.
  4. Visit us on Instagram this weekend and leave a comment on one of our posts. Tag us with #andyskinnerstamps and #stampendous so we can find it.
  5. Use Twitter? If you do, tweet this post by clicking the Twitter button at the bottom of the post. Tell folks why they should come look. Tag us with #stampendous so we can find it.
  6. REMEMBER – when you use # (hashtags) there can’t be any spaces or punctuation in what you type after, so #andyskinnerstamps is NOT the same as #andy skinner stamps. The latter only gets you #andy, and we won’t find your post!

Love is in the Air

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We’re celebrating LOVE with the rest of the world this week! Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14, and we have so many wonderful images for celebrating! Our Design Team sends their love this week by creating gorgeous projects with our love-ly images. You can always find any of our love images in the Stamps/Valentines Category on our website. You can visit it by clicking on that link or on the banner above.

You can see by our banner that some of our most loving images feature the irrepressible House-Mouse Family! These little mice are always showering one another with love, just like in the image above called Glitter Hearts! In fact, some of the wonderful design team from the House-Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog  (or if you’re need of a steady stream of sweet mice, visit them on Facebook) will be joining us this week to share their Valentine greetings with all of you. Let’s start with them:

Bunny Hoyle

Vickie Y

Christine Craig

Lorraine Aquilina

Sue Drees

And we thought we’d share the Valentine work of the recent winners on the HMFMCB –

Misti

Becky S

Janette van Otterio

 

Even artist Andy Skinner’s Team is dreaming of Valentines this week. Check out these incredible mixed media posts. We sure love them!

Brenda Brown

 

And, of course, our own Design Team has some love to share with you!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

We hope you’ve got your favorite Valentine something sweet that’s ready to go! We’ll be back Wednesday to share more love!!

Text Your Mom! or Texture, Mom!

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Even your mom will find our terrific texture cubes easy to use. And she’d love one as a gift! They’re the most versatile stamps she’ll ever own, and they’re just bursting with possibilities.

We have more texture for you today, our friend Andy Skinner has designed two new stamp sets for us that are just amazing for adding texture to your projects.

The first one, Fossils, has so many wonderful patterns and potential completely aside from the great images themselves. Each image can add a ton of texture when applied to a background in a subtle color. You will adore these.

ASCRS11 Andy Skinner Fossils Cling Rubber Stamp Set
ASCRS11 Andy Skinner Fossils Cling Rubber Stamp Set

The second set from Andy Skinner is Textures! And it’s full of subtle, almost there images that will haunt the backgrounds of your cards adding a wonderful depth and dimension. Take a look.

ASCRS12 Andy Skinner Textures Cling Rubber Stamps
ASCRS12 Andy Skinner Textures Cling Rubber Stamps

 

We got a couple of great samples from Andy, himself, showing these wonderful stamps

And Andy has his own Design Team who have been playing with these textures and creating some very amazing things!

Have a look at their creations.

Monika Maksym

Phoebe Tonosaki

Katy Leitch (on Facebook)

 

And from the Stampendous Design Team, sharing today:

Louise Healy

AND – we hope you’ve read this far because we have some

WINNERS

From our 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamp last week, we’ve got three lucky winners from the comments. Please email us at submissions@stampendous.com and let us know which of the 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamps you would like for your very own. You can find them all by clicking HERE (they’re the ones in the blue header package). You’ll also need to give us your U.S. Mailing Address.

Amy Martin

Patricia Ceccacci

Berina

 

It’s the 29th Day of Halloween!! Doomsday!!!

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Halloween is almost here!  😀  And almost over! 😦

We’ve had so much fun this month, sharing our great Halloween products and projects with you.

We have a super special guest today! Candy Colwell shared this FANTASTIC project over on mixed media artist and stamp designer Andy Skinner’s blog the other day, and WOW… we had to contact her right away to ask if we could share here, too!

She showed us that she had even more fantastic projects, and now we’re just a little fangirl over her wonderful work. She’s been using the amazing Andy Skinner stamps, both new and previous, and it’s wonderful!

Take a look at her Doomsday Clock! (you can click on the pictures to be taken to the tutorial)

Doomsday Clock (closed) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (closed) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (open) by Candy Colwell
Doomsday Clock (open) by Candy Colwell

His arms move to the “time” of your choice! The skulls dangling from chains on his wrists…. the faux finishing… the great greyboard gates and bits from Tando Creative… oooooh… swoon! Candy used a ton of great products to make this fantastic project, including:

Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Toxic

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps - Birds and Bones
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Birds and Bones

 

Candy was kind enough to point us to another fabulous piece of hers that she did for Andy Skinner’s Blog – (again, clicking the picture will take you to the tutorial).

This is The Bird Brain –

Bird Brain Door Hanger by Candy Colwell
The Bird Brain Door Hanger by Candy Colwell

Wowzer!! This was created with even more of Andy’s great stamps like –

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps Skuldoggery
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps Skuldoggery

Andy Skinner's Cling Rubber Stamps - Birds and Bones
Andy Skinner’s Cling Rubber Stamps – Birds and Bones

 

Finally, there aren’t words for how much we love this amazing creation with its faux drawers and all kinds of ghastly goodies!

Skuldoggery by Candy Colwell
Skuldoggery by Candy Colwell

Wow, right? We are just loving her work. You can see lots more of Candy’s amazing work by visiting her blog and following her on social media. Here are all her links –

About the Artist:  Candy Colwell
Thanks so much, Candy, for generously sharing your art with us!  These projects were the perfect topper for our entire month of Halloween!

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Get Your “Boo” on with Birds and Bones!

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The season of SCARY is coming our way!!! What will you stamp for HALLOWEEN Day??!!  We’ve got lots of choices, and this final option comes to us from
mixed media artist Andy Skinner who is always working up something SPOOKY. Take a look at his latest offering, Birds and Bones.

ASCRS10 Birds and Bones
ASCRS10 Birds and Bones

That large image on the left is a bird skull…. ewwwww… cooooool!!! And wait until you see the results!

 

Wow, right??!! Let’s have a look at the other, available Andy Skinner stamp sets. They’re all wonderful for adding a touch of creepy to your Halloween life or even your everyday stamping!  You can find all of Andy’s wonderful images on our website HERE.

 

Would you like to get your CREEPY on with your very own set of Birds and Bones??? Yeah, we thought you might! So here’s what you need to do. Visit all of our posts from this week. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and today, of course. Then leave a comment below telling us how many words were PURPLE, how many words were LIME GREEN, and how many words were ORANGE. (yes, including the ones in that sentence, right there) AND be sure to tell us if you have a U.S. Mailing address because only US addresses are eligible for our contests. (Official Rules live HERE)

And while you’re hopping around, winning and such, stop by our Design Team posts and tell them how much you love their HALLOWEEN stamping! So much fun from such talented folks!

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Louise Healy

 

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Join Us! Upcoming Events – 6/10/17

Join Us!

Stampendous is excited to be attending these upcoming events!

AFCI/SPC Mixed Media Event

AFCI/SPC Mixed media event

 

This first event is for the trade. The best mid-year buying event for the creative industries often features the newest holiday releases for many manufacturers, and Stampendous will be no exception. Come be the first to see our fantastic holiday line and stock your store for holiday card makers and gift creators. You’ll love our new images and products!  This event is being hosted by AFCI (Association For the Creative Industries, formerly CHA) and SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts, a prominent association of craft sales professionals, stores, and manufacturers)

You can still register for this event HERE

Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT)

Once again Stampendous Stamps and our own amazing Tammie Wilson are headed to the Heart of Ohio Tole Conference. Don’t miss the chance to register for great classes, see wonderful demonstrations, then stop by our booth in the marketplace to see our holiday offerings and pick up your favorites!

You can download the 2017 Convention Catalog HERE

You can register for the 2017 Convention HERE.

Ministry of Mixology

We sure hope you’ve registered for this amazing, upcoming event! You’ll learn so much, have so much fun, and you’ll just be astonished at what you can create, even if you’ve never done any mixed media art in your life! Join this dynamic pair for an amazing weekend of art and fun!

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Ministry of Mixology in Buena Park, CA

If you’ve been waiting for the dynamic duo of Tracy Weinzapfel and Andy Skinner to return to America in their stunning Ministry of Mixology Mixed Media Retreat Series, wait no longer! This is your chance to see this amazing team of mixed media artists in action. This event will sell out, so be sure to get your tickets early.

Plus, we’ll offer you a few insider tips from folks who live practically next door to this fantastic venue! Here’s our first tip: Get up REALLY early on your first morning there, tiptoe across the street from the hotel to the new Porto’s Cuban Bakery! If you’ve ever had anything better in your life than their potato balls (deep fried mashed potatoes stuffed with meat), we’d be surprised. But go early! They can have up to a 3 hour line for their amazing offerings.

We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity! Tracy and Andy are remarkable teachers who make mixed media fun and fast!

 

Learn all the details about this fun retreat at the Ministry of Mixology website!

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Winners!

Wow! Wasn’t last week a spectacular inspiration of mixed media projects! Thank you to all the terrific from both design teams who really brought out their best ideas! And thank you for all the kind and thoughtful comments left on our blog posts.  If you missed it take some time to hop through for project ideas, tips, and techniques to use on your own projects!

If you missed the hop or want to refresh your inspiration list for project ideas, tips, and techniques here are the Stampendous links to the week of hop; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You can also stop by our Stampendous and DecoArt Pinterest board for inspiration beyond just our hop last week. We add new projects all the time so subscribe to our boards and never miss out!

Now for the exciting announcement of our winners who will each receive a prize package that includes:

Stampendous:

  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
DecoArt:

  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
 

  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Paint

Our winners are picked using Random.org from all the participating blog hop posts from both company blogs and their teams. Here are the winners!

Stampendous Wednesday Post – Jackie P Neal

Mark Gould’s Friday Post – Amy Martin

Louise Healy’s Thursday Post – JPScraps

Congratulations! Winners, please email your mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com.

Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Finale

Our final day of the hop has arrived and we at Stampendous want to thank DecoArt and their SUPER talented design team for a great hop, great inspiration and a huge thank you to all who stopped by to leave a thoughtful comment.

 

Prizes!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details. Commenting will stay open through the weekend and close at midnight Pacific time on Sunday, March 19th.

Ready for today’s inspiration? Here are the designer’s participating today –

 

Friday

Pam Bray
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Lea Fritts
Alison Heikkila
Katy Leitch
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Here are links to our earlier posts this week in case you missed seeing all the fantastic projects!

Thursday

Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Lea Fritts
Katy Leitch
Kitty Miller
DecoArt Blog

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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Stampendous and DecoArt Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of our hop! Enjoy the designer’s projects today, and before you go, here is a quick gallery of tags Andy Skinner created for the product packaging of his new stamps using his painting techniques with DecoArt Media paints.

Prizes!!!!! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that include Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more! All the products are sneak peeked in the banner at the top of this post, but a full list is available on Monday’s post.  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.

Here is the list of designers participating in today’s hop plus a link to Kitty Miller’s personal blog post about her Shakespeare Art Blocks. Stop by and give her a little bit of comment love!

Thursday

Louise Healy
Lea Fritts
Katy Leitch
Kitty Miller
DecoArt Blog

Here are links to our earlier posts this week in case you missed seeing all the fantastic projects!

Wednesday

Stampendous Blog
Jamie Martin
Louise Healy
Mark Gould
DecoArt Blog

Tuesday

Stampendous Blog
Tracy Easson
DecoArt Blog

Monday

Stampendous Blog
Pam Bray
Louise Healy
Asia King
Janelle Stollfus
Alison Heikkila
DecoArt Blog

 

Join Us!

Stampendous and DecoArt are teaming up to bring you a wonderful class opportunity, open to the public!

The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) show has joined the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI)(formerly CHA) in presenting a fantastic Spring crafting opportunity. If you’re in or near Daytona Beach, Florida, don’t miss this wonderful chance to paint along with the amazing Chris Haughey and our own Tammie Wilson. This class will be fantastic.

You can register for this class by CLICKING HERE!

SDP Stampendous Class Flyer

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