Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Trick or Treat...

Today' s layout features Clear Scraps new 12 inch Pumpkin Faces Mascil, Trick Or Treat Expressions amd Stampendous Create Fall stamp set! 

I airbrushed the Pumpkin Faces Mascil using Spectrum Noir and the Ebrush  to create the background for my layout. 

To create the Trick or Treat title, I airbrushed the front of the acrylic with Spectrum Noir IG7, True Black and CT4. I spritzed a piece of burlap and pressed it across the inked acrylic to lift off some of the ink and create a distressed effect. I inked the back of the acrylic with yellow marker and painted it with white paint. 

Supplies Used:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

31 Days of Halloween...

Its Day 6 of Smeared Ink's 31 Days of Halloween! 

Everyday for the month of October designers from all over the web will be bringing you Halloween inspiration! Be sure to hop on over to Stampendous and Smeared Ink for more info! 

Supplies Used:
Stampendous Raven Skull Stamp
Distress Inks

There are PRIZES!!! There will be scavenger hunts and heaps of prizes hidden all over the interwebs. These will all be given out by the folks at who are in charge of the event. And there will be a Grand Prize Drawing as well. Be sure to visit them to find out all about the prizes!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Stampendous and Spellbinders Hop

I'm really excited to be joining Stampendous today in the Spellbinders Whimsical Woodland Blog Fest! 

Today I have a layout and card to share using Stampendous Pen Pattern Leaves and Spellbinders Wreath and Phrase sets! 

For a tutorial on how I created the background scroll down the post. 

The Spellbinders Wreath set is perfect for tucking behind a photo! I die cut a few to give the wreath that extra touch. 


1. Stamp Pen Pattern Leaves in Versamark and emboss with White Embossing Powder on watercolor paper. 

2. Press Distress Inks on a non stick mat, spritz with water and use as watercolors. Randomly add colors of ink over your entire paper. While its still wet you can pick tilt the paper to allow the colors to mix and blend into each other some. Allow to dry and go back and add more colors as desired. 

3. Die cut "thanks" four times from white cardstock. Glue each die cut together with glue. 

4. Apply a wet glue to the top of the die cut stack and immediately sprinkle with Micro Glitter. Tap off extra. Allow to dry. 

5. Stamp owl from Pop Up Forest, color with Spectrum Noir markers and cut out. 

6. Adhere watercolor leaf paper to card base. 

7. Wrap ribbon around card and tie in bow. 

8. Adhere die cuts and stamped image to card front. 

Supplies Used:
Stampendous (Pen Pattern Leaves, Pop Up Forest, Sunflower Microglitter)
Spellbinders (S4-572 Wreath and S4-563 Phrase Set One)
Spectrum Noir Markers (CT2, CT4, OR1, OR2, TN3, TN4, LG3, LG4)
Ranger Distress Inks

The official rule can be found here

Now lets HOP! Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave a comment along the hop!

Wendy Price (you're here)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Eleven years...

Today's layout is one I created for Clear Scrap featuring the 12 x 12 Blank Acrylic Sheets and 12 inch Dragonfly Mascil. 

I spread Dreamweavers embossing paste through the Dragonfly Mascil and after removing the Mascil, immediately sprinkled fine glitter on it while the paste was still wet. After it was dry, I gave it I brushed off some of the glitter. It wasn't the intended effect, but because I took SO long working my way through the colors of glitter during application, some of the edges of the paste dried and didn't provide a good adhesion of glitter. It wasn't my intention but I LOVE the distressed effect and will do it again. Sometimes those mistakes turn into the perfect touches! 

On the back of the layout I used Nathalie Kalbach's Stampendous sets.. Mish Mash and Wired

1. Apply embossing paste to the front of the Blank Acrylic Sheet using the Dragonfly Mascil as a stencil. 
2. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled glitter over the paste alternating colors. Tap off the extra glitter and allow paste to dry.
3. Apply glue dots to acrylic sheet. Sprinkle with glitter. Brush off extra glitter. 
4. On the back side of acrylic stamp images in white StazOn. 
5. Mat photo with colored vellum and adhere to acrylic sheet. 
5. Embellish layout. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Feeling Distressed...

For today's project, I combined Stampendous Andy Skinner Steampunk stamps, Deco Arts Media and Metallic Lustre lines and Clear Scraps new chipboard to create a faux metallic layout.

I stamped the electrical image from the Steampunk set repeatedly in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. 

To create the bottom panel, I cut a piece of chipboard to size, adhered pieces of dry wall mesh, chipboard and metal embellishments to the piece. Next I painted everything with gesso. After the gesso was dry, I added layers of Deco Art Media paint. I finished it off by wiping Metallic Lustre over the surface to give it a silver effect. 

Be sure to hop on over to the rest of the Stampendous team and see what they've whipped up...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

No Stress Distress

This week the Stampendous team is playing with Distress techniques. The new Andy Skinner Industrial stamps make Distress no stress with paint, rust and wood grain designs! 

I created the butterfly by diecutting chipboard with the Lovely Garden Die Set, stamping it with Industrial (rust) in black StazOn, painting it with Deco Art Media Quinacridone Gold and giving it a wash of Ultra Matte Varnish and Paynes Grey mix. Be sure to check out Stampendous You Tube Channel for a fantastic video of Andy Skinner demonstrating this and other techniques! 

Next I inked the cardbase with brown ink and stamped the wood grain stamp in Cloudy Sky StazOn. I gave it a coat of Ultra Matte Varnish and allowed to dry. Next I stenciled on Dreamweavers paste using the Corner Flowers stencil

Ready to check out what the team has whipped up...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stampendous Tombow Collaboration...

This week the Stampendous design team is excited to be hopping with Tombow! Tombow was super generous to send us some of the new Recycled Colored Pencils to play with!  

Working on 12 x 12 watercolor paper, I scribbled Tombow Dual Brush Pens on a large Stampendous stamp mount, spritzed with water and smushed it on the watercolor paper.

I inked the Owl Tombstone with the Tombow markers, spritzed it with water and stamped it on the paper. By using the markers I could ink only the section of the stamp I wanted. On the left hand side of the layout, I didn't ink the owl, so I could stamp just the tombstone. I added a bit of color with the Recycled Colored Pencils. 

Using the same technique I added various stamp designs to the page.

I used the thin end of the Brush Markers to continue the border lines of the spider web stamp and add doodling to the layout. 

I stamped Skull Stack repeatedly to create pattern paper and colored them with the Recycled Pencils.   

Supplies Used:
Tombow (Recycled Colored Pencils, Dual Brush Markers)

There will be 2 prize packages that include:
  • Tombow Recycled Color Pencils 24 pack tin
  • A roll of Tombow Foam Tape
  • A Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
  • Your choice from Stampendous Create Fall, Create Christmas, Create Winter or Create a Poinsettia Cling Stamp set and Matching Dies
To win:
  • Have a US Mailing Address
  • “Like” TombowUSA on Facebook and Stampendous on Facebook
  • Follow @tombowusa and @stampendous on Instagram
  • Follow @tombowusa and @Stampendous
  • Follow Tombow USA and Stampendous on Pinterest
  • And comment on all the blog posts from both teams all week. Including our pre-game posts Mon-Thurs and our Weekend hop Fri-Sun.
  • We’ll give you until Tuesday, September 22 to get all those great comments in, then we’ll choose 2 winners on Sept 23rd.
Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
And now its time to hop!