Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thanksgiving Treat


These cute little mice are really making me want some pumpkin pie.  The image Pumpkin Pie was colored with Prisma pencils and blue chalk was used to shade around the image. It was then die cut, layered onto a larger die cut piece, hardware was added to the top and bottom, then the piece was glued to a Mandarin colored card.


Supplies
Stampendous
HMP56 Pumpkin Pie
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B
MPW811 White Mixed Media Paper


Plus
My Colors Cardstock
Creative Impressions (hardware)
Prisma colored Pencils
Watercolor Pencils
Chalk

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Look Into My Eyes



Today I'm sharing a stamped image that I put into a Deflecto frame, so it can be displayed this fall.  I stamped Look Into My Eyes and colored with watercolor pencils and added extra shading with Prisma pencils once it was dry.  I chalked around the image with blue chalk using a wide flat brush (my favorite way to shade around an image).  It was then layered onto a brown panel, Leaffless Tree Die Cut then onto Mandarin card stock before sliding it into the frame.

Supplies
Stampendous
R268 Look Into My Eyes
Mixed Media White Paper
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B
DWDX7020 Leafless Tree Die Cut

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Mandarin, Brown Eyes
Zip Dry Glue by Beacon Adhesives
black paper
Deflecto Frame
watercolor pencils
colored pencils
blue chalk

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Stampendous and Tando Blog Hop


Welcome to the last day of the Stampendous and Tando Creative Blog Hop!  All week the designers from both companies have been using products from both companies to make some beautiful pieces. I hope you have been hopping along with us and commenting on the blogs because if you do, you are eligible to win one of 3 prizes!


To be eligible, leave a comment and where you live my blog, Tando Creative blog and the Stampendous blog. Each comment is an entry to win one of THREE terrific prize packages. This is open to commenters with a US and UK mailing addresses.  I will post the winners on my Stamp This facebook page next week, "like" it to be sure to see the winners.


I don't do much mixed media, but I have to say I love the way this turned out.  To make the flower I used the Blossom Duo Stencil Set, traced it on watercolor paper and colored with watercolor pencils.  Then I went over it with a wet brush, while the stencil was still on.
The background was randomly stamped with Vintage Contract in Tea Dye ink and it was splattered with the ink as well.

The frame is from the Arches Straight Edge Large by Tando Creative.  It was painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acryilics in Quinacridone Gold.  The edges were rubbed with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Champagne Ice and Gold Rush.
The frame was randomly stamped with Elegant Borders Perfectly Clear Set using VersaMark ink and embossing with Vintage Ivory Embossing Enamel.

To finish it off Special Friends was stamped on aceteate with Claret, Staz On ink.  The saying was cut apart and attached to the image.  The frame and image were glued together and a lock and key were glued to the frame.


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Jamie Martin (That's me)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stampendous Is Playing With Tando


Look who  Stampendous is hopping with this week, Tando Creative!  They are a great company based in the UK that sells these great “chippies” and quite a few Stampendous Essential Kits and mixed media stamps by Andy Skinner and Nathalie Kalbach.

We have prizes!


To be eligible to win on of these three prize packages, leave a comment and where you live on my blog, Tando Creative blog and the designers blogs. Each comment is an entry to win. This is open to commenters with a US and UK mailing addresses.

Now here is my project

I used Whisper Friends Perfectly Clear Set and Mushrooms Perfectly Clear Set and it's colored with Zig Clean Color pens.  The frame is from the Tando Creative Theatre Stage set. I only used one layer to frame my project but the set comes with multiple layers to for a shadowbox type stage. A VersaMark pad was applied directly to the frame, all over, then Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel was sprinkled over the frame and heat embossed.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Merry Chickmas


Look at these cute Spindly Birds that have just been released in the Stampendous July catalog.  Just looking at them puts a smile on my face and those knobby knees are too funny! This bird pair makes such a cute Christmas card and they would even make a great winter birthday card!

Instructions
1.  Stamp Spindly Birds with VersaMark Ink and color with pencils.
2.  Die cut image with a frame from the Fitted Frames A Set and chalk around images with blue chalk using a flat brush.
3.  Using a VersMarker, color the snow (it will be clear), then sprinkle with Spoonful of Snow and heat from underneath so it doesn't blow off.
4.  Diecut a larger frame from Evergreen paper using the same set, wrap the bottom with Gold Velvet Shimmer ribbon and pop up the Spinkly Birds.
5.  Stamp a Mint Julet colored card with snowflakes from the Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Set.
6.  Stamp sentiment from the Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Set with black ink and die cut using a frame from the Fitted Frames B set, layer onto a larger green frame and glue to card.

Supplies
Stampendous
W172 Spindly Birds
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B
EJS02 Spoonful of Snow
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
STF082 Onyx Black VeraFine by Tsukineko
VP001 VersaMarker Watermark Pen
HT400 Embossing Heat Tool  (This is really a great tool!)

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Mint Julep, Evergreen
Creative Impressions Gold Velvet Shimmer Ribbon
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Watercolor Pencils
Chalk

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Dear Santa


What is better on a super hot day than making a Christmas Card!  Unfortunately no matter how long I look at the new Patient Pup, from the new Stampendous July catalog, I don't get any cooler. But isn't this image just adorable!!  Now is a good time to start thinking about designing your Christmas cards because you know, it sneaks up on us EVERY year, or at least it does me.

Here is how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Patient Pup on Mixed Media White Paper with black ink, heat set and color with Prisma pencils and a blender pencil.
2.  I used a Zig 2 Way glue marker on the fur of the had and sprinkled with Crystal Micro Glitter.
3.  To shadow around the image, blue chalk was applied with a flat brush. Set a side.
4.  A white panel was stamped with Santa Words repeatedly to fill the panel and dog paws were stamped randomly in red.
5.  Layer pieces as shown onto red paper.
6.  Stamp only the word "Dear Santa" from the Santa Words stamp on white paper with black ink, cut out and line around the edges with a black pen.  Glue words to the upper left corner.

Supplies
Stampendous
W174 Patient Pup
Y033 Santa Words
SSC1223 Dog Sayings Perfectly Clear Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Onyx Black VersaFine

Plus
Zip Dry Glue from Beacon Adhesives
My Colors Cardstock-Dare Devil
Colored Pencils
Satin Red VersaFine
Blue chalk


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Friday, July 8, 2016

Welcome Little One



Here is my second "Pink Your Life" sneak peek for the week from the new Stampendous July catalog.  This time it's a sweet baby card made from the Little Angels Perfectly Clear Set.

Little Angels Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
The images were stamped on watercolor paper with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.

The artist Nicoletta Zanella, from the Pink Your Life Design Team who has created these wonderful, whimsical characters is so very talented and I'm excited that Stampendous is carrying this line of Whisper Friends. Our July Catalog will introduce this line and we know you'll be as excited as we are.

These will be available soon, right now they are only wholesale customers can get these teriffic images, but they will be in stamping and scrapbooking stores soon.  You can find one on the Stampendous Store Locator here-  http://www.stampendous.com/store-locator/

Stay tuned to win some of these great stamps after they are released to the public!! Keep checking back here or follow my Facebook page Stamp This for details.

Stop by the Stampendous Blog (link at the bottom) and see what the other Stampendous Designers have for you today!

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