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Friday, March 6, 2015

Home Sweet Home

This week Stampendous has been showcasing our cute new house stamps.  I've used the Family Home Perfectly Clear Stamps Set for my card today and it's just an incredibly cute set with great sentiments!  You can see for yourself here!  Here's my card:


Here's what I used to create this card:

Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters
African Daisy Yellow Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
May Arts® Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Gelly Roll White Gel Pen
Beacon® 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive
Tombow Mono Adhesive Temporary Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp images, color with markers and trim to fit on an A2 card base
Create a horizontal A2 card base with a tent fold with yellow cs
Stamp an additional set of images, cut out to create a mask for each image
Using temporary adhesive, cover each image and add distress inks for grass and sky
Trim a piece of black ribbon and add white lines to create a "road"
Adhere ribbon across image panel as shown
Stamp sentiment on white cs and trim as shown
Create a mat for sentiment with yellow cs and adhere the two 
Adhere main image to card base
Attach sentiment as shown

I love the clean and simple look of this card and the bright, happy colors.  I'm pretty much in love with my ribbon road, too!  Thanks for stopping by today, I'll see you again soon.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Love Is In the Air

Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Here's my hint of Spring:


Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Archival Ink™ in Jet Black
Reeves® Gouache Paints: Leaf Green, Mid Green, Emerald, Prussian Blue, Blue Lake, Cobalt Blue Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, White
Faber-Castell® Medium Point Black PITT Pen
Americana® Decou-Page™
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Copic® Markers E47 & E49
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares
5x7 Canvas Panel

Here's what I did to create this canvas:

Paste emboss Nest stencil and set aside to dry
Die cut tree and airbrush with Copics®, cut branches off on right side
Mix blues and small amount of green and paint canvas, once dry, coat with Decou-Page™
Once nest has dried, paint as shown
Adhere branches to canvas
Stamp "Love" as shown and write "is in the air" with PITT Pen
Trim nest and attach nest with foam squares to canvas

The "A" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme:


Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my little canvas, I know it makes me happy!  Have a wonderful day !

Hugs,
Lea


 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wicked Wednesday with Enchanted Dezign Studio

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is Enchanted Dezign Studio.  I've used Rockabilly Rhonda for my image and this week we're doing something a little different, we've each picked at least three items from this list:

  • Wings 
  • Pearls or Gems
  • Lots of Pink 
  • Goth or Emo
  • Paper Piecing
  • Add a Die Cut
  • Flowers
  • Add Some Paint
  • Use Mists or Sprays
  • Washi Tape
For my image, I've used Wings, Pearls, Lots of Pink, Flowers, and Mists.  I love how she turned out!


A close-up to show the gold mist

Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Neenah® Classic Crest Solar White Cover Stock
Tsukineko® Delicata™ Golden Glitz Ink Pad
Tsukineko® Shimmer Spritz™ in Gold
Viva Decor® Paper Pen in Opal
Copic® Markers:  E04, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47; B0000, 32, 34, 37; R56, 81, 83, 85, YG61, 63, 67; W1, 4, 7; C0
Prismacolor® Pencils: Nectar, Mulberry, Olive Green, Deco Blue
Gelly Roll® White Gel Pen
Queen & Co. Pearls

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image, color with markers and pencils, trim to ATC size
Stamp sentiment with gold ink
Edge sides with gold ink
Cover face with scrap and spritz with gold mist 
Add pearls in corners
Create faux pearls with paper pen, set aside to dry

We would love for you to play along with us, it's a fun challenge!  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon!  Have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, February 27, 2015

Not Your Ordinary Block!



We are thrilled to bring you a blog hop today with more amazing artist trading block projects! Our designers have created some fabulous projects for today and we know you are excited to see them.  Here's my project for today's hop:







Here's what I used to create this ATB:

Archival Ink™ Pads in Coffee, Sap Green and Aquamarine
Memento Ink™ Pad in Teal Zeal
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap
Scor-Tape™
Copic® Markers: E23, 41, 42; BG00, 01; W1, 4, 7
Faber-Castell® PITT Pens in Raw Umber, Warm Grey III and Cobalt Green
Build UR Beads Wooden Beads
Bronze Tulle
White Feather

I loved creating my projects for yesterday and today.  Yes, I did some thinking outside the box and in the box and all around the box!  This was a truly fun collaboration.  

Here are today’s participating designers:

Lea Kimmel (me)


PRIZE INFO:

We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!



We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

We want to thank Eileen Hull, her amazing team and the fabulous products we were able to use this week. The idea of creating an artist trading block has changed our way of creating with new excitement. Even though we traditionally end our product partner weeks on a Friday the inspiration will continue as more projects come in and will be posted in a cumulative list at the end of each week.  Down below I have a list of links you may find helpful.  Thanks so much for stopping by on your crafty travels!  I hope you enjoy the hop, we've all enjoyed creating our projects for your inspiration.  Have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend!

Hugs,
Lea

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Altered State!

Creativity has many dimensions.  Artist trading blocks provide a multi-dimensional canvas for your artistic expression.  It’s never been easier to create, collect and share your style with Stampendous stamps and Essentials!  Here's what I've created to share with you today:






Here's what I used to create this ATB:


DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ in Dolphin
DecoArt® Americana® in Grey Sky
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Archival Ink™ Jet Black Ink Pad
Solid Oak Steampunk™ Gears
BuildURBeads Wooden Beads 
Copic® Markers:  E95, 97, 99; C1, 3, 5, 7
Spellbinders® Labels Two Die Set
Spellbinders® Sprightly Sprockets Die Set
Golden® Extra Heavy Gel Medium - Matte
Acetate, Wire, Bottle Cap from my crafty stash


Here are today’s participating designers:


Lea Kimmel (me)


We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like you’ll see on Kristine Reynolds amazing ATB sample. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed my crazy creation!  I've provided you with some handy links below, please be sure to check them out!  See you again tomorrow.  Until then, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wicked Wednesday and 2Cute Ink

Hi folks!  It's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog time and this week our sponsor is 2 Cute Ink with a theme of Cute Creatures!  I'm using Owl You Need Is Love on my ATC for today and it is just the cutest little owl!


Here's what I used to create this ATC:

Miscellaneous Sentiment Stamp
Neenah® Classic Crest Solar White CS
Prismacolor® Pencils 
Gamsol
Memento® Paris Dusk Ink Pad
Beacon® 3-in-1 Glue

Here's what I did to create this ATC:

Print image and trim to ATC size
Draw branch for owl to "perch" on
Color with pencils and blend with gamsol
Stamp sentiment, trim and edge with darkest blue pencil used on ATC
Adhere sentiment to ATC

This was probably one of the easiest ATCs I've ever created.  I went old school and broke out the pencils for this one.  I haven't colored an image with just pencils in a long, long time.  I have to admit, it felt good!

We would love for you to join us this week, this is a super easy theme and it's pretty much wide open!  There's lots of cute creatures out there in stamp land!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll have a post for you on Thursday and Friday, as well, so, be sure to drop by for another visit.  In the meantime, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Froufrou

Break out the froufrou! For the month of February, the Dream Team is going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•táge products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.

Here's what I've been playing with:


Here's what I used to create this card:



Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Create a card base from aqua cardstock
  2. Trim a panel of natural white 4"x 5.25"
  3. Spritz with Copic® reinker mixed with alcohol
  4. Spritz with Peacock Feathers reinker mixed with water
  5. Drip on acrylic ink
  6. Spritz with coffee
  7. Stamp border along bottom
  8. Paste feather and set aside to drive
  9. Stamp sentiment and trim closely as shown
  10. Distress edges of sentiment with paper distresser, ink edges with distress ink and spritz with inks and coffee like the background panel
  11. Trim a piece of seam binding and spritz with inks, set aside to dry
  12. Once paste has dried, go over feather with Brushed Corduroy ink and Peacock Feathers ink
  13. Using markers, add lines to feather
  14. Create bow with ribbon and twine
  15. Using scrap of crochet ribbon, fold into a "v" and adhere to panel
  16. Adhere bow to panel over the crochet ribbon scrap and trim twine ends
  17. Adhere sentiment to card
  18. Add any additional drips as needed

I love doing these mixed media style cards!  It's really a lot of fun to spritz and paste and drip and then add a touch of girlie-ness to it!  For more frilly fun, visit the rest of the "A" team: 
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you like my card and found a little inspiration here today.  If so, I would love for you to leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  If you're not one of my followers, I would love for you to consider following my blog.  I love sharing my creations!  Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs,
Lea