Friday, December 12, 2014

Art Anthology Hop

Today is the last day of our hop with our new friends at Art Anthology! We are in love with their cool paints and sprays, they’re just the perfect combo for the great mixed media projects our Stampendous Design Team has been making!
There are three amazing prize packages this week consisting of a Stampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on the Stampendous website, an Art Anthology Stencil, and one each Dimensional CrystalColorations Spray, and Dimensional Paint from Art Anthology (colors are random). Wow!! Now that’s something to slip under the tree for yourself! (PLUS – a little reindeer told us that Art Anthology will be giving away EVEN MORE paints and goodies over on their blog!!)
AND we’re celebrating the man in red! He’s checking the harnesses for those magic reindeer! It would sure be great if you found this prize package under your tree, wouldn’t it??!! Our Art Anthology hop has featured Santa in many posts this week. We’ve been the hardest working Design Team in show business!!  Thanks for joining us for some great fun and inspiration this week, oh, and a chance to win one of the great prizes!  Have you been leaving comments along the way?  
My card from yesterday was definitely NOT Christmas or winter themed so today's card is all about winter!  Here's my project:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Snowflake Tree Rubber Stamp
Stampendous® Chunky White Embossing Enamel
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Buttercream
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal Glaze - Mermaid
Art Anthology Colorations Spray - Grape Soda
Liquitex® Professional Acrylic Ink - Transparent Burnt Umber
Strathmore® Mixed Media Paper
Turquoise and Brown Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper™ 
Ranger® Archival Ink - Coffee
Ranger® Archival Ink - Aquamarine
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp tree onto mixed media paper with coffee ink and another with aquamarine ink
  2. Mix Mermaid glaze with a bit of Grape Soda spray to create a slightly more blue color and paint a sky for the background
  3. Mix Buttercream paint with a bit of Grape Soda spray along with a tiny amount of burnt umber ink to create a brown paint and go over main trunk of tree to darken it
  4. Trim painted piece to card size
  5. Cut out snowflake circles from aquamarine tree and edge each circle with aquamarine ink
  6. Adhere circles to corresponding circles on painted tree
  7. Rub VersaMark pad across bottom of trimmed piece, add chunky white embossing enamel and heat from underneath until enamel melts
  8. Trim brown cardstock as a mat for stamped and painted image
  9. Create an A-2 card base with a tent fold
  10. Adhere all layers as shown

This was probably one of the fastest cards I've ever created!  I love the simple design.  It's really neat how easily the various paints, glazes and sprays mix together and expand your color repertoire.  All it takes is some very basic color mixing.  I do want to say that I absolutely love the shimmer in these paints.  They're truly very lovely!  Here's the rest of the team's links for today:

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel (me!)

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Tenia Nelson

Art Anthology Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you found plenty of inspiration this week and left comments along the way; you might just win a prize!  I'll see you again soon.  Have a wonderful day!



  1. I love this Stampendous Snowflake Tree stamp! The colors you chose are beautiful - and shimmery.

  2. Like the Flourish Tree.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Lea, just beautiful! I love that tree stamp and the way you have decorated it- is beautiful!

  4. This one defiantly fits the winter theme today! lol, beautiful!

  5. I love this!! Totally my kinda style! Awesome! TFS!!

  6. Love the blues and browns...great retro card!!!!

  7. Two of my favorite colors together blue and it!!! Thanks

  8. Beautiful card. Love the snowbank.
    thanks for sharing this week.

  9. This is so pretty and peaceful!! I love the colors and that tree is absolutely beautiful! TFS!

  10. What a beautiful card. Love the tree!


  11. Very pretty. I love that Whimsy tree. TFS

  12. What a unique card! Great sense of movement and the colors.

  13. wow your card is so beautiful!!!! I love this tree stamp!!!

  14. Beautiful tree and love
    all the different snowflakes
    Carla from Utah

  15. Great card! Love the snowflake ornaments.

  16. Gorgeous colors! Gorgeous desigN!

  17. What a very pretty card. The colors and design are great. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Beautiful card - love the snowflakes.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  19. Gorgeous colors and design. Love the snowy ground :)

  20. Love the colors and the ep/snow. Very cool.

  21. DELIGHTFUL card - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Your tree is STUNNING!!!

  22. I would have never thought of putting snowflakes on the tree. Brilliant!

  23. This is so pretty. Love your creative idea of the snowy tree. The colors are so perfect for a wintery day......looking out from my warm living room! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. Great card! Love the dimension of the snowflakes and the snow at the bottom too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  25. Just beautiful! The aquamarine snowflakes really pop off the tree looks really nice. Thank you for sharing in the hop with Art Anthology.

  26. What a cool snowflake tree!
    Sue in Ohio


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