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’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 –
Well, it’s finally Friday this week, and the witches of Stampendous have to get brewing their Halloween potions! We hope you’ve enjoyed your magical week of bewitching creations! We want to leave you with a last few gorgeous projects.
We’re sharing here this terrific creation from Jennie Lin Black! She shared it on her blog earlier in September HERE. A far cry from Macbeth’s three hags, these are the cutest three witches you’ll ever see! Those darling House-Mouse Designs® friends are ready to ride away on their broom! Do you think they’ll leave little pumpkin Mudpie behind? Jennie did the most amazing work on the bricks in this picture. She explains how she did it on her blog post.
Three other terrific designers have Witchy Wonders on their blogs today! Be sure to check them out and cast a spell of love for them with a kind comment on their projects.
Finally – be sure to join us next week when we’ll be collaborating with Dreamweaver Stencils (always fun!) and Core’dinations Cardstocks (even more fun!) for a terrific blog hoppin’ week with great prizes! We’ll be getting our Christmas on! AND our Halloween explorations will continue with some posts devoted to the Stampendous ravens and crows – Ravens Rule! Lots going on next week!
We are happy to be back today with more Witchy Wonders. It’s always a treat when House-Mouse Designs® stamps are released, and this time some have come in witch’s costumes. There are some great designer projects with these stamps on our website, so I’ve tucked links to them along with the wood mount images below.
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.
Our theme this week is our Holiday Kiddos stamps. BlogStar Tobi Crawford gets us started with our Leaf Girl Kiddo image for Fall and some great coloring techniques. Be sure to check out these Design Team blogs today with other terrific Kiddos ideas.
Hi there! It’s Tobi here and today I’m celebrating my favourite time of year: AUTUMN, and my absolute fav thing is watching the leaves turn from green to orange, red, yellow and all the shades in between. I think it’s a fun challenge to colour turning leaves with Copic markers. There are many different combos you could play around with, but today I went with the green/orange combo. Check it out:
As you can see here, I started with the greens then went to orange.
Just a little tip: if you’re combining two colours that don’t really go together (green and orange, for example), they should be a light marker. Dark markers will just push against each other and will be stubborn – but light markers will blend nicely!
So once I added the dark orange on the tips of the leaves I had to blend it out a little with the light orange.
It’s almost time to leave our celebration of Halloween images! This week we’re playing with our newest Kiddos. These cuties do all the things your kids do, you can see the whole collection on our website HERE.
For Halloween our little girl is dressed up as a Pumpkin, and our little boy as a Burglar. They’re just as sweet as can be. They’re both available in wood mounted or cling rubber styles on our website or in your favorite stamping/scrapbooking store. Find a store near you with our Dealer Locator
Today, BlogStar Rhea Weigand has a terrific project for you featuring our Pumpkin Kiddo along with another of her fabulous coloring guides! So Pinnable!! Enjoy!
Be sure to check at the bottom of the post for more Design Team inspiration!
To create the Haunting Background I air-brushed a little BV17, V08, YR16 and YG17 on GLOSSY PAPER. Then spritzed it with alcohol. The alcohol causes the ink to “run away screaming” Pretty fitting being that it is halloween 🙂 After the paper is dry stamp image with Archival Ink. Now you are done.
Next just color your little kiddo. Here are the colors I used.
Now go check out the terrific projects from these Stampendous Design Team Members:
We’re enjoying some cooler weather this week along with a look at designer Lisa Hindsley’s Fall Collection for Stampendous. Her fun and sweet scarecrows will charm anyone’s heart. These stamps are available in woodmounted or Cling Rubber™ designs.
Today BlogStar Rhea Weigand has a terrific tutorial on one of these fun designs! Then be sure to check at the bottom of the post and visit our other designers showcasing Lisa’s stamps this week.
This image called out for me to color with lots of texture. It’s a technique my friend, mentor and fellow Stampendous Design Star Jennifer Dove taught me as well as so many of her students.
The technique of texturing is fun and one our favorite’s to do. Once you’ve colored your area put a little blending solution or rubbing alcohol on a fabric swatch. Don’t soak the fabric. Lightly hold on the area for 3 seconds and remove. Do not hold for longer. You will see the pattern of the fabric piece appear before your eyes.
Here are 3 different types of fabric I used in Jack Sunflower to add all the texture.
Awesome isn’t it! It really adds so much to your coloring project. Just like everything else Copic Marker….practice 🙂
Now take the texture into the final card design with Fran-tage’ elements and texture ribbons. It will help tie it all together. I used:
William Cullen Bryant’s quote really sums up the joy and beauty of Autumn! We’re excited about upcoming Holidays, relieved that Summer’s greatest heat is over, and just thrilled at the beauty of everything around us! Well, here at Stampendous an awful lot of that beauty is created by our talented Design Team. They are such experts at using our terrific products to make gorgeous things happen. Take a look at this gorgeous, colorful card from BlogStar Rhea Weigand. It features our Leaf Background and our Autumn Words background and just bursts with Fall Color!
We’ve got a leaf pile of other designers with great projects to show you today featuring Stampendous fall lineup from our July 2013 Catalog.