On Friday, February 7th we announced the winners of our big giveaway on our YouTube Channel! Did you check out that video to see if you’re a winner yet?
Lots of folks still haven’t claimed their prizes!
We also started Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series on that day, and we hope you’ve had fun following along with her tutorials!!
You can find the lessons listed on our Website HERE
A new lesson goes live each Friday Morning with new techniques, new projects, and brand new stamps each month. Remember, these watercolor classes are completely free and you can watch them over and over and over until you feel comfortable with each lesson. And the Countdown Videos will stay available for you to use as a reference if you need more information about the art supplies Fran is using in her series.
February features lessons 101 – 104. We hope to see you there!! Be sure to subscribe and hit the bell for notifications so you don’t miss anything!
Hi, Stampendous Friends! We’ve been so busy with our Countdown Videos to Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series, our recent classes at Creativation, and making some really awesome sample boards for your favorite stores, we haven’t had much time for blogging recently. But we wanted to make sure that our loyal fans are all in on the huge prize giveaway that we have going for Fran’s upcoming class series.
To enter the drawing:
Click on the picture above to visit our web page with all the Countdown Videos listed.
Visit each video and leave a comment. Each video asks you to answer a specific question.
Comments must be made by February 5, 2020 at midnight Pacific time.
Watch on February 7th for our Prize Announcement video on our YouTube Channel!
We’re giving away 15 different prizes with the grand prize worth over $300! Of course our Official Rules apply, and you must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win.
Then be sure to catch Fran’s series of Watercolor Techniques. You’ll love her fast, easy, affordable approach to watercolor featuring just a few art supplies and new, exclusive stamps each month. You’ll be an artist in no time. Remember, these watercolor classes are completely free and you can watch them over and over and over until you feel comfortable with each lesson.
We can’t wait to see our favorite Stampendous fans over on YouTube (yes, we’ve spotted some of you already!). Let’s have fun watercoloring together!
It’s coming!! This brand new program from Stampendous creator Fran Seiford will have you enjoying easy, fun, affordable watercoloring in no time! The full program of classes, sharing and inspiration will start right after Creativation (our biggest trade show), and will have your local stamp stores charged up and ready to show you how.
Leading up to the launch, we’ll have several weeks of introductory videos that will act as a reference guide and will familiarize you with products in this field.
These introductory videos will feature prizes for comments on the video each week. There will also be two Grand Prizes, one will be an Individual Pack of the products needed to play along with Fran’s video lessons. Grand Prize #2 will be a Party Pack for you to play along with friends!! Weekly prizes will feature products, projects, and more!
Comments on all videos for prizes must be submitted by February 5, 2020. Prizes will be announced in a special video on February 7, 2020. Of course, our usual Official Contest Rules apply, and we can only mail prizes to U.S. Mailing Addresses.
We hope you’ll join us for all the inspiration by subscribing to our YouTube Channel and clicking the bell to make sure you get notifications about each new video!! Help us count down by watching our first video on Creativity!
In our recent April Release we had a great time with our new Jungle themed products! Fran made tons of WindowRama cards and dioramas using all of the great dies in those sets. You can see lots of her projects in videos on our YouTube Channel.
In many of those projects you’ll see delightful, little, mini-backgrounds that Fran made with Copic Markers. We thought you’d like to see how she put those together.
Here’s a video where she shows you how, and you can see how we incorporated them in to our fun Jungle Series cards.
We love new holiday images here at Stampendous, and some of our faves are always the poinsettias! They’re such a great flower that is produced in so many colors each year! That means, of course, that you can color them any way you’d like! They also look great with glitter and other embellishments. Our Poinsettia Parts Perfectly Clear Stamps just make it so easy to create fun, exciting cards with a terrific outline stamp for coloring or stamping in colors and a wonderful set of solid images that can be combined to make coloring a snap! Check it out!
You Could Win!
You could win a Poinsettia Parts Perfectly Clear Stamp Set! Just leave your comments here and on the DT blogs through next Monday, and we’ll choose three lucky folks with U.S. Mailing addresses to receive this fun new set.
Our Design Team had a great time with our Poinsettia offerings! Have a look at their fun samples using all our great poinsettias!
We have two beautiful new stamps, released in April, that have a fun circular design. This gives them a very unique look and lends to some beautiful creations. One of them, the Tree Circle, is a gorgeous silhouette. The other, the Wisteria Circle, offers an opportunity to color beautiful, lush flowers in purples, blues, pinks or hues of your choice. Both will remind you of a beautiful, relaxing Spring or Summer day outdoors.
Our team shared some fabulous art they created for our April catalog and some other wonderful creations last week. We know you will just love these projects. We wonder if you’d like to win one? We’ll choose three winners at random from comments on the blogs below to win your choice of the Tree Circle or the Wisteria Circle. U.S. mailing addresses only, and Official Rules are always HERE.
We’re wrapping up our week of introducing you to our new Laurel Burch line of rubber stamps. If you want to try and achieve that Laurel Burch look, we thought we’d offer a few tips we’ve learned working with her images. Stay tuned for more tips in future posts.
– Cats, Dogs, etc. have more human shaped eyes rather than rounded animal shapes
– Women, cats, etc. usually have multiple “eye shadow” colors above and/or below
– Colors are vivid and vibrant not muted.
– Paints are blended from one color to another
– Blend from yellow to oranges and then reds not yellow next to red
– Colors often change from one hue to another in the same vivid value spectrum.
– Warm color blends are next to complementary cool color blends.
Ex: Yellow orange flowers might then have a border color of aqua blues.
– Accent with metallic gold paints or pens.
– Embellish with dots, swirls or geometric patterns.
– Offset bright color images with deep blue or black, not just white backgrounds.
– Dark mottled or starry skies are a favorite.
– Asymetrical, overlapping, close spacing no big open spaces.
– Layers of hand made papers with torn or deckle edges.
– Papers to match the Copic Marker color chart.
– Metallic accents of gold paper or embossed gold patterns and encrusted edges
Let’s see what the Stampendous Designers are creating:
We’re celebrating our newest stamp license, Laurel Burch, all week this week. Be sure to check out Monday’s post HERE, if you missed it. We’re really excited to share our projects with you, and we can’t wait to see what you make using these fun, exciting stamp images.
Artist Laurel Burch began her creative journey at a very young age. First known for her signature jewelry designs, she eventually developed her own unique style of folk art painting. She celebrated our connection to the Earth and all living things with bright, vibrant colors and images of cats, dogs, jungle creatures, international women and so much more. We’ve captured her look in a collection of two large Cling Rubber stamp sets with coordinating Die Sets, two Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets, and 14 individual images available in both Cling Rubber and Wood Mounted styles. You can explore the whole collection, along with all our sample projects on our website HERE.
Our Design Team have also been exploring these great images and have posted some wonderful samples on their blogs. Here’s who is playing today –
We are thrilled to announce our newest series of licensed images from Laurel Burch Studios. Laurel Burch created so many beloved and magical creatures, flowers and more that work perfectly to create pop up cards, home decor and greetings galore. We know you’ll enjoy stamping, coloring, and creating with her art.
This week we’re sharing these gorgeous stamps and the terrific projects we’ve made with them. We’ve got some tools to help you bring your stamped creations to life. First, we’ve created a Color Chart to help you achieve this vivid, magical look. Copic Marker numbers are on the chart, and you can download it to color in with your own markers. Or you can download it in full color to match your other media. Click the link above to download from our website.
Fran has also created a terrific video sharing some samples using the new images. We’ve got the samples on our website as well, so you can have a closer look. Take a look at the video here –
Finally, we’ll be sharing lots of samples here this week and our Design Team will be sharing their own projects on their blogs as well. Do join us for a week of colorful fun and creative joy with our newest license, Laurel Burch.
We have one more group of fantastic floral creations to share with you, and one more Design Team project we know you’ll love!
Rhea Weigand is an amazing Copic Artist and she’s a member of our Educator Team. She teaches numerous classes featuring our products, and she often contributes to our catalog samples as she creates her class projects. Our April 2016 Catalog is no exception, and several of her wonderful creations are in its pages! Here are a few:
Laughter Gift by Rhea Weigand
Poppy Fields by Rhea Weigand
Those We Love by Rhea Weigand
Be sure to pop over to Pam’s blog for her wonderful floral project for this week as well: