Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PenPattern Play

Stampendous® has come out with a bunch of fun new PenPattern stamps that you can doodle in to create your own pen pattern design.  How cool is that!?  If you love to stamp and love to doodle, these new stamps are perfect for you!  Today I'm going to share a project I did with PenPattern Turtle:

This is what the stamp looks like without any form of doodling.  It's neat how different you can make it look just by adding some simple designs.  Also, you can make the image look different each time you stamp it by simply creating a different design.  The possibilities are only as endless as your creativity! 

Here's what I used to create this project:

Stampendous® PenPattern Turtle
Stampendous® Wishing Fun

Stampendous® Creative PaletteStampendous® Teal Micro Glitter 
Copic® Marker BG57
DecoArt® Paint - Neo Green Glamour Dust, Deep Turquoise Satin, Peacock Pearl Dazzling
Metallics, Apple Green Satin
Derwent® Inktense™ Pencils - Tan (1720), Felt Green (1530), Spring Green (1550), Leaf Green (1600)
Liquid Frisket
Tim Holtz® Distress Ink™ - Antique Linen
My Mind’s Eye™ “Indie Chic”
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
May Arts Ribbon®
Water Brush
Glue Dots™ (3 different sizes)
Foam Mounting Squares

Here's how I created this project:

Stamp image, color with pencils and trim to desired size
Stamp sentiment with black ink and trim to desired size, ink with distress ink™

Create card base and mats as shown
Using paper created with Creative Palette*, trim pieces as shown

Cover turtle with frisket and airbrush background, remove frisket 
Adhere ribbon to background paper
Adhere matted image to card base
Using foam mounting squares, adhere sentiment to card
Attach glue dots as shown
Cover glue dots with micro glitter, brush off excess

*Stampendous® Creative Palette is used for monoprinting backgrounds as a mixed media tool.  You can use it with any type of media such a acrylic paint, inks, watercolor crayons, etc.  It's easy to use and can be printed on and then picked up and used on journal pages.  It cleans up easily and comes with its own storage container. 

That's it for today!  I hope you enjoy my project.  I had a lot of fun creating it!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!



  1. Love the design on the turtles back. Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks terrific. Your doodles seem to really give the shell texture.

  3. So cute, this little guy just makes me smile :)

  4. My neighbor is a "turtle lover" and I've been looking for turtle card ideas, found 'a few' and yours is truly one of the cutest one's!


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