Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stampendous Saturday... BLING

Good morning! Its time for a new Stampendous Saturday Challenge! This months challenge is BLING! Gems, pearls, mica flakes, chunky glitter....we want to see bling! 

Supplies Used:

  • Stampendous SSC031 Timeless Tags, SSC605 Journal Border, Time Flies SSC1131
  • Stampendous Frantage Tarnished Mica Fragments
  • Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Versafine Vintage Sepia
  • Bazzill cardstock

I created this layout of my oldest son and myself for the fall Stampendous catalog and it was definitely one of those projects where I just played! Since the tag stamps had a great old style, I tried to play up the grungy style. Using masking I created the tag background paper. To give it depth, I added shadowing with colored pencils. With the exception of 4 tags, the entire background is one layer. I've brought in a bit of bling with the Mica Flakes, but its definitely a subtle bling.  


  1. Stamp tags 2-3 times on scrap paper and cut out.
  2. Using cut out tag stamps as masks, stamp tags on the entire cardstock sheet.
  3. Add shadows under tag images with watercolor pencils.
  4. Add color to the images with Distress Inks.
  5. Splatter white paint on the layout. 
  6. Stamp wings and clock from Time Flies in Sepia ink. Cut out and add color with Distress Inks.
  7. Mat photo on brown cardstock. Adhere to layout.
  8. Stamp more tags on cardstock. Color and cut out. Adhere to layout with foam adhesive.
  9. Stamp lines from journaling image on tag. Add journaling.
  10. Adhere clock embellishment to tag.
  11. Stamp sentiment randomly on tags on layout.
  12. Embellish with Mica Fragments.
Want to play along? Add you project to the link below by February 2, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You don't have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive this gorgeous Cherub Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. 

Ready to see what our fabulous Stampendous Design Teams have created for you? Check them out...


Suzanne C said...

Thud! That was me hitting the floor. LOVE this layout! It is fantastic. I can't believe the effort of the masking and coloring as this looks like you stamped and cut all the tags and put them together. Fabulous design. The picture is wonderful of you and your son!

Taylor U. said...

WOW. Just wow - how are you so awesome??? I am so in awe of this project!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wendy, when I first saw this I thought it was a frame you decorated...a testament to your fabulous texture and dimension. You really rocked this one. It's fantastic and so is the picture. Do you have a large copy of this in your home? You should...with a large tag background frame around it.
I love your project!

Jennie Lin Black said...

WOWZA...... love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is awesome Wendy. I would have never thought to use this stamp to make a background paper. THAT is why you are so rockin' awesome. Love this layout.

Kristine Reynolds said...

great page!

Jingle said...

WOW! That background is so impressive! Gorgeous!!!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Wow Wendy!! I love the tag background!! You are so amazingly creative it looks like patterned paper!! awesome pic of you and your son too!

Janelle said...

Wow! That is an amazing layout! It must have taken hours to do those tags! Love it!

Krissy said...

Wendy, this is AMAZING!!!!! WOWZA!! I am so impressed with this project!

Wendy said...

This is jaw dropping, as everyone before me has said!!! Great job Wendy!!!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is a gorgeous frame for your picture. Love how you masked and stamped those tags!

Scrappychick said...

Fabulous layout!! Great use of the tags AND the masking technique!!

Brenda said...

wow love love love this layout and that photo....just perfect