Tropical Treasures

Fran’s Watercolor Series continues with more Fabulous Friday FUN and some beautiful beach scenes to warm your winter day! The three newest Perfectly Clear Stamps supporting her lessons are perfect for combining or using separately to create colorful cards and mini-masterpieces to share with friends and family.

In Lesson 137, Fran focuses on the Dolphin Play and Go Fish sets of stamps showing how to use their many, interactive pieces to build various scenic panels. She also studies new background effects for creating underwater, ocean scenes.

Dolphin Play Perfectly Clear Stamps
Go Fish Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can watch the video here on our YouTube Channel –

Fran's Watercolor Series Lesson 137 Video

In Lesson 138, Fran adds the gorgeous Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps to the mix and shows you how to embed the shells in sand and create dimensional, layered images. Bright, natural colors give the finished cards the same spectacular looks as nature.

Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can catch up with today’s video if you missed it here –

Fran's Watercolor Series Lesson 138 Video

We hope you’ve been following along and enjoying Fran’s Watercolor Series this year. She’ll be previewing three new stamp sets next week, the last selections of the series. Do join us on Fridays, and remember that this resource will continue to be available so that you can enjoy the fun of watercoloring great projects to share with others.

Sepia Tones Create Dynamic Depth

Friday in Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Video Series, she explored the incredible depth you can achieve with just one color and varying amounts of water. This study in values returned some really stunning mini-masterpieces. These cards would be great for guys, for any occasion!

You can watch the video by clicking on it below. Here are some of the great cards she made!

Both the Field of Flowers and Forest Path stamp sets look amazing in color, but for a quick, striking project that will wow your friends, this sepia approach is a great one to try. Watch the full video below!

Watercolor Series Continues for May

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series has a new video lesson this week. Those pastels from earlier this month are becoming vibrant! You can see links to all the lessons and all the product videos on our website by clicking on the picture here –

The watercolor products have their own category on our website here –

And her newest video is here!! Hope you have some time to take out your paints and enjoy this week!

Bonus Watercolor Lesson – Dog Kisses A

We’re still working from home at Stampendous, and we aren’t able to ship the April Perfectly Clear Stamps yet that complement our Watercolor Video Series. So Fran has prepared a few bonus lessons to keep you busy practicing the techniques we’ve learned already.

This week she’s using our super-fun Dog Kisses Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set to practice the background techniques and the blending of the grays and browns she covered previously. You’ll love making these pups look like your own pets.

Some of our retail fulfillers have the Dog Kisses in stock, so if you haven’t picked up this fun set yet, you can order it on our website HERE.  Have fun, enjoy, and keep crafting while staying safe!

 

Keep On Crafting On! From Home!

Stampendous is still working from home where possible, and our Design Team is still creating wonderful projects for your inspiration.

We can’t fill orders from our warehouse, right now, but the retail stores that fill our website orders are still working this week to fill the orders they can.

If we can’t fill your whole order, you’ll receive an email to that effect. We hope you’ll reorder the delayed items after we have been able to return! We look forward to getting back to our warehouse, filling your orders, and offering you new products from Stampendous.

Meanwhile, check out the latest inspiration from our team!!

Fran has released a new video in her Watercolor Series. Lesson 108 features our March Perfectly Clear Stamps designed for these lessons and more.

Our Design Team has continued to share with our latest products, we’d love for you to visit their blogs and leave them some encouragement. You can help us, and our team, by adding their projects to your Pinterest boards, sharing them on Facebook, Twitter, and, as always, by throwing a like to their posts on those social media platforms. This is a time where we do, at least, have some extra moments to share our favorite projects with others. Thank you for helping us do this.

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

And already working on Halloween, here’s a sneak peek from our friend

Deb Antonick

We’re pretty excited to see what this will turn out to be… stay tuned!

 

Enjoying National Craft Month at Home

Everyone is staying home more this month, and National Craft Month is a great excuse to do that. It’s so easy to order your craft supplies online and stay home to create and craft some love for others.

Why not encourage the whole family to enjoy watercoloring! Fran’s latest lesson in her Watercolor Video Series is live on our YouTube Channel! We think you’ll love how easy she makes it for you to make dramatic skies and wonderful sunsets!  Check it out!

We have a winner from last week’s drawing for a Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps Set! Be sure to email us with your U.S. Mailing Address at submissions@stampendous.com

Donna Ellis

Congratulations! Thanks for your comments and thoughts on our series. You can also ask Fran questions in the comments and we’ll get you answers as soon as possible! We appreciate everyone following along!

And P.S. We still haven’t heard from some countdown winners. If you know any of these aspiring watercolorists, can you let them know to contact us?? Thanks!

Bonnie Revell-Miller

Beverly Sizemore

Debbie Cooper

Elena Chamberlain

Pat Radulich

Lynn C

 

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series

We are counting down on our YouTube channel!! 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 Friday, February 7, 2020 and we 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. We started our countdown on #15 and we’re down to Countdown #10 already!

PRIZES!!

Our introductory videos 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 include 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 case you missed it this week, here’s Countdown Video #10 which explains how the classes will work and offers the Grand Prize of a Party Pack of products so you and five friends can watercolor together! Be sure to visit and comment!

 

Hydrangea for You! by Jennifer Ingle

Check out this beautifully water-colored Hydrangea Card Jennifer J Ingle made just for you .

Hydrangea for You by Jennifer J Ingle

Supplies:
Stampendous Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Set (CR5005)
May Arts Sheer Ribbon in Gold
Luminarte Twinkling H2O’s
Momento Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Cardstock (Canson Bristol)

Instructions:
1. Create Card base from card stock.
2. Stamp image and sentiment on base and allow to dry thoroughly.
3. Watercolor the image with the shimmering paints. Layer colors to add depth.
4. Tie bow and adhere to card.
5. Send to a friend and make her smile!