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!
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.
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.
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!
AND – we hope you’ve read this far because we have some
From our 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber Stamp last week, we’ve got three lucky winners from the comments. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Our terrific Texture Cubes have been a long tradition here at Stampendous. We’re so excited to be adding two new texture cubes to the current selection.
Each cube has four sides (the Marble has 3) that can be tiled and extended to cover a large area with dynamic background.
They feel great in your hands as you work
They give you lots of options for adding texture and depth to your work.
And they’re super easy to clean, so use them with paint, ink, anything you like!
Here’s a look at all of our cubes!
Marble Texture Cube
Look how cool the marble looks! You stamp the darkest one in the lightest color, then proceed to the medium one in a lighter color, then the veins are dynamic and awesome in gold, black, or many other colors!
Foliate Quad Cube
Tiled Quad Cube
NEW Quest Texture Cube
NEW Ornate Tiles Texture Cube
We’ve got some great inspiration from the Design Team this week! Check out their wonderful projects –
You’ll love our brand new 6″ X 6″ Cling Rubber stamps for making a Stampendous impression every time! These wonderful backgrounds are so versatile, you can easily line them up side to side for making very large projects, or you can use just a small part of them for smaller projects. They’re made of the same great rubber and cling foam that our other stamps use, so you know you’ll get crisp, clear results. Try them with paint, ink, or other media!
Our Design Team used them on a huge variety of projects this week for lots of inspiration. Leave comments here and on our Design Team blogs for a chance to win your favorite, we’ll give 3 away. (official rules always here)
Here they are! You can click on them to be taken to the stamp on our website.
[If you’re looking for the 31 Days of Halloween, the links are all HERE]
The latest additions to our Pink Your Life Collection by Nicoletta Zanella are just the most adorable Christmas stamps! We love how cute the sets with coordinating dies are! Finally a great way to make scenes and pop ups so easy with these sweet images!
We’re going to share again with these images in November, but we wanted to showcase them because the Pink Your Life team has done some really fun videos with them. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to check them out! These whimsical characters are so fun to color, and they lend themselves to some pretty creative techniques.
Take a look:
Their product introductory video is HERE on FACEBOOK
And this darling project by Nicoletta is super sweet!
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.
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 LIMEGREEN, 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!
The holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to give some thought to gifts you might make for friends and loved ones. Of course nothing says, “I love you” like a handmade gift.
With stamps and stencils, you have soooo many options. And our new Decor Cling Rubber Stamps make a super easy way to transfer a pattern to a home decor piece. They are big, at 8″ X 8″ they can help you get a job done quickly, or even work on a very small card or tag, or stamp a few at one time.
Here’s a look at the Decor Snowflakes stamp. There are four other designs available.
Our Dreamweaver and Fran’s Metal Stencils are also a phenomenal way to create homemade gifts from the heart. Like this gorgeous canvas from Mixed Media Artist Mark Gould.
A few great designers are sharing some fun ideas to get you started:
We have two great stamp sets with coordinating dies to share this week. On Monday we met our Poised Peacock and our Paisley Patterns. Both Cling Rubber Stamp Sets come with a free template for masking the images or creating super cool backgrounds. Both also have available, matching, cutting dies! You’ll love these gorgeous sets! (and Free Shipping with Promo Code BLG717 on orders over $50)
On Wednesday we took a closer look at our Poised Peacock. So today, let’s investigate our Paisley Patterns set a little more closely! This awesome set includes six stamps. Five are very definite elements and they have corresponding cutting dies in the die set. The sixth stamp is a wonderful background that is delightful colored in, tone on tone, or even used as a resist pattern. The included stencil/mask set for the five elements is perfect for masking/layering or for coloring them in with stencil brushes, sponges, paint, or other methods.
Fran has created a great video sharing her samples with these fun stamp images:
Wanna win one?
We’ll give away one Poised Peacock Stamp Set and Cutting Dies and one Paisley Patterns Stamp Set and Cutting Dies (so two lucky winners) this week! Just leave us a comment telling us if you’ve ever seen a live peacock! Where? When? Was it just the coolest? We want to know! Or if you’re more Paisley than Peacock, tell us about your lifelong love affair with those irresistible patterns! U.S. Winners only – Official Rules.
We have so enjoyed this week reading your hilarious adventures with peacocks all over the world. Who knew so many people had chased or been chased by them! You’re all awesome story tellers!! We can sure see that a lot of you would love one of these sets!
We’re really excited to announce that our friend and stamp artist, Nathalie Kalbach, has just released her first book. Artful Adventures in Mixed Media is a gorgeous romp through Nathalie’s experiences creating mixed media art, keeping a journal, and meeting and teaching with some of the hottest names in mixed media today. (of course, Nathalie is a hot name, too, and those people are lucky to be working with her!). You’ll love it!! Plus it contains lots of her art made with her Stampendous Stamps!
She’s giving away a couple copies of her book on her blog, so don’t miss this opportunity! Click this LINK
And join her for her Facebook Live Event on Thursday to enter to win a copy. Click the image below.
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!