Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dreampendous and Challenge time!

Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! This week, the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams have had so much fun sharing "Dream-pendous" inspiration with you, and today we wrap things up with a terrific blog hop! You'll see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.

And since this hop falls on a Saturday, some of the Stampendous team members are combining their amazing Dreamweaver Stencils projects with the monthly Stampendous challenge. This month, in honor of Earth Day, we are challenging ourselves (and you) to make something that uses product(s) that are recycled, re-purposed, or reused in some way.
Here's what I found for recycling.  This came off of a filter on a truck.  I could see a lot of possibilities as soon as I picked it up!  Of course one of the things I thought of was chicken wire.  It has that look to it.  Well the more I looked at it, the more I realized that what it really made me think of is fish scales.  Well, in my world, fish scales = mermaid.  I pulled out my Stampendous Cling Mermaid and set out to create this card.

I stamped my image on Neenah with Memento and colored it with my Copics.  I cut it out with a Spellbinders Nestie and set it aside.  Next I started on my base of Bazzill, Echo Park Splash patterned paper, wire mesh, twine, shells, gilded mica fragments and powder blue fragments.  I really do enjoy the whole Fran•táge look.  It's so fun to play with and mix up.  I love it!

Here's a pic of just the card:

I really like the way it turned out.  It was almost exactly what I had in mind!  I hope you like it too!

Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win one of these sets:

Here's the entire Dreamweaver Stencils/Stampendous party train for the hop today:

Stampendous Monthly Challenge only:

Don't forget - we want YOU to play along in our monthly challenge! You have until Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST to add your direct link to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog). You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do! As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous Mother's Love Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. Available in stores now, it will be on the website for purchase soon!

Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address. We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you'd like!) this month...Happy Crafting!


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  1. This is super duper awesome dearie!!!!!

  2. My jaw is in my lap right now! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love it!

  3. WOW GORGEOUS!!! love all the textures.

  4. WOW this is STUNNING! LOVE the up-cycled filter netting, it give such a lovely texture.

  5. Just love this card, Lea! It's super fantastico!!

  6. Perfect way to use this mesh!
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  7. Brilliant re-cycling! Lovely card!

  8. Fabulous! The mesh and the frantage are just perfect for this!

  9. I love working with the new chicken wire stamps, embossing them so they LOOK real. But this is terrific! Wait until I tell the DH I need to buy real chicken wire! LOL! Your card is amazing!


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