Fucshia Trio – Vicky P Stamps Again

We’re super excited today because Vicky Papaioannou is stamping with Stampendous. And, of course, it is just WOW! Check out her great video using our new Fucshia Trio Cling Stamps and Cutting Dies here –

 

You can see the complete supply list for her project in her video description, and the project is featured on her blog here – Clips and Cuts

We know you’ll love these gorgeous flowers, and this project is just gorgeous! We’re always so happy when Vicky shares with Stampendous!

Other Stampendous used in the video –

SSC1282 Big Words Happy Perfectly Clear Stamps

6CR005 Cling Mixed Mesh 6″ X 6″ Background Stamp

Beautiful Paris

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The beauty of Paris is famed the world over. Walking her charming streets is the one place in Europe that looks exactly how you’ve always imagined it would look. Small sidewalk cafes, the stunning Tour d’Eiffel, the Champs Elysees! It’s all incredible and awe inspiring. What would you MOST like to see in the City of Lights? We’d love to hear about your favorite Paris memory or dream. We’re giving away three sets of this beautiful stamp set and matching cutting dies this week!  If you missed the chance to comment on Monday, be sure to do so as well as today. Our Official Contest Rules are always HERE.

Vicky Papaioannou Art Journal Paris

We sent our wonderful Paris Bonjour set and the matching dies to the amazing Vicky Papaioannou and she worked her magic, as usual. We just love how she combines products to create a stunning layout. We know you’ll love her little trip to Paris. She also included our new Paris Map 6″X6″ Background Stamp. It’s such a versatile background for any travel-themed creations. Please leave her some love! These gifted artists thrive on your positive comments!

Meanwhile, back home our Design Team has some wonderful things to share using the Paris set, and we have a terrific post from Sue Drees of the House-Mouse Design Team joining us! Be sure to leave some love for all of them!

Louise Healy (shared during sneak peek)

Sue Drees

Janelle Stollfus

 

 

 

 

Vicky P is Playing with Flowers

Vicky Papaioannou is playing in her journal

 

The amazing Vicky Papaioannou is playing in her art journal again, and she’s chosen some of our favorite new stamps! Our wonderful Coneflowers are taking shape in her book which is surely destined to be a Greek national treasure when she’s finished.

Enjoy her gorgeous artwork! We’ll be featuring all of our new flowers in a week of blogs, March 19-23. But we just couldn’t wait to share this incredible video with you!

You can see all the details on her blog Clips-N-Cuts.

Here are the Stampendous Products she used: (you can click on the pictures to see them larger or to see other samples on our website)

CRS5085 Coneflower Cling Rubber Stamp Set
CRS5085 Coneflower Cling Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5062 Coneflower Cutting Die Set
DCS5062 Coneflower Cutting Die Set
LBCR003 Laurel Burch Cling Hummingbird Blossom
LBCR003 Laurel Burch Cling Hummingbird Blossom
LBR003 Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom Rubber Stamp
LBR003 Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom Rubber Stamp

 

Mixed Media Magic

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The new JANUARY 2017 Catalog is now available from Stampendous, and we’re excited to include some terrific new stamps from the talented Andy Skinner!

Already playing with the new products is the fabulous Tracy Weinzapfel who has created this lovely Faith Journal for the DecoArt Mixed Media Blog today.

We are just LOVING the texture and color that Tracy has created here!! Do click on the picture below to go check it out. The header above will take you to the product on our website.

 

 

Faith Journal by Tracy Weinzapfel for DecoArt Mixed Media Blog

And Andy has been creating some mixed media mayhem of his own! He’ll be in our booth at Creativation demonstrating with his new images and some wonderful products from DecoArt. He’s been practicing on some wonderful tags. Take a look here!

Andy Skinner Tags

Check out Andy’s newest stamps and our entire new product offering in our latest catalog. Click on the image to open it online as a “flippy book”.
Stampendous January 2017 Catalog

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There’s NEW Nathalie!!

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Stampendous has been so blessed to have internationally acclaimed Mixed Media Artist and Instructor Nathalie Kalbach designing stamps for our collection. She created three image groups last year that were hot, hot, hot! Now we’ve added three more. We caught up with Nathalie at CHA and convinced her to demo in the booth. Her fun and textured art journals aren’t really formal demo material, but we had a great time showing layer after layer of added yumminess as she just played around with paint and her new stamps! Enjoy!


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Butterfly Collages, Summer on the Wing

This week our Design Team is playing with the beautiful butterfly stamps we released in April. These gorgeous images are already collaged for you. With enough area to be fun to color and enough background to save you heaps of time, they’re a super quick way to get a gloriously textured, layered card. You can cut out the butterfly from a second stamping to add depth, or simply stamp in black over your Creative Palette monoprints for a fast and easy card.

Both Butterfly Tune

Butterfly Tune Wood Mounted Stamp

P223 Butterfly Tune Wood Mounted Stamp

And Butterfly Pattern

CRP224 Cling Butterfly PatternCRP224 Cling Butterfly Pattern

Come in wood mounted and Cling Rubber styles. Our Design Team have made fantastic samples of these great designs, and we’ll be sharing them all week. Here’s who is showing projects today:

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

How does my garden grow – Garden Journal by Asia King

BlogStar Asia King has popped by today to share her Garden with us! We can’t wait to see how her journal evolves over the course of the year…maybe we’ll see some pressed flowers?? Here’s a terrific tutorial for making your own Garden Journal to celebrate the blooms in your yard.

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Hello again, Asia here. Those who know me personally would certify that my garden has always been a kind of a project that gets put off forever… But not this year! We’ve finally got our new patio sorted and we’re now ready to plan & plant the borders. Yay! It only took us 6 years to gear up for it lol :).

No surprises then that I wanted to seize the opportunity to ‘document” how our garden grows. That’s why I started my very own garden journal, where I can clip plant labels, photos and play with creative journaling at the same time.

In keeping with the ‘nature friendly theme’ I’ve decided to upcycle an old diary for that purpose. To kick start my creative gardening adventure I decorated the cover using my old time fave technique – decoupaging with napkins. This technique was perfect for this project as my cover was quite squishy and leather like, so covering it with paper would not be as successful.

Let’s get started – shall we? You will need: an old diary, gesso, decorative napkins, decoupage medium and your fabulous Stampendous floral stamps.

1. Apply 2 quick coats of gesso to your cover and let it dry.

2. Choose the napkin you want to decorate with (or if you’re like me, decide, change your mind and… change your mind again lol) and separate the top printed ply.

3. Using an old paint brush add layers of Beacon’s Fast Finish and adhere the napkins. You only need small amount of the medium. Gently smooth out the creases with your fingers, this will also help the napkin adhere to the surface. Allow to dry.

4. Next, dry brush a couple of coats of gesso to tone down the pattern and to blend in the areas where the napkins meet/overlap.

5. Stamp the Jumbo Cling Peruvian Lily onto the front cover with clear embossing ink. Heat emboss with Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

6. Stamp the corner swirls from the Peruvian Lily set in corners and heat emboss with gold detail powder.

7. Carefully colour the flowers with Inktense or water colour pencils. Try to avoid adding too much water as this may tear the napkins.

8. Seal the cover with Fast Finish and allow to dry.

9. Stamp the flowers again, this time onto white card, heat emboss with Black Detail Powder, colour in and cut them out.

10. Start layering your embellishments and lace. Add the fussy cut flowers layered onto dimensional foam pads.

11. Add fabric and wooden embellishments, altered with Shabby Blue and Shabby Pink embossing enamels. Simply swipe the Boss Gloss over, sprinkle the powders, tap off the excess and heat with the heat gun. Adhere with Beacon’s 3in1 Advanced Craft Glue.

12. I also added one of my shabby enamelled flowers.

13. Decorate the flower centres with gems, Champagne and Fuchsia crushed glass glitter, sprinkled over Beacon’s 3in1 adhesive.

14. Stamp in black the word ‘garden’ onto white vellum with Big Top Type clear stamps. Cut the letters out into bunting flags and layer them onto lace scraps. Adhere to the page using 3in1 Adhesive. Next, stamp the word ‘journal’ directly onto the journal cover with Vintage Lowercase clear stamps.

15. Finish off by embossing the edges with Shabby Blue embossing enamel.

Phew, after all that crafting I think I need a jolly good rest… after I’ve done some planting first!

I hope you enjoyed this installment from your Foreign Correspondent and if you’d like to see more of the close up photos of this project, be sure to pop over to my blog. And I would be delighted it if you left some love on my blog to let me know you’ve been :).

Over to you now, tell us how your garden grows. And we’ve got the perfect way for you to share your embossed projects – make sure join our June Encrusted Jewel Technique challenge!

Big hugs

Asia