Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let Get Dirty!

With lots of painty goodness!

We're hopping 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 will feature Santa in many posts this week. We’ve got the hardest working Design Team in show business!!  Join us for some great fun, inspiration and prizes!  
I have to admit, my project today isn't Christmas inspired or even winter, for that matter.  It's the first card I saw in my mind when I received my paints and spray.  Funny how those things happen!  So here's my project:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Blossom Bunch Rubber Stamp
Stampendous® Royal Heart Quotes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set
Stampendous® Dream Text Stamp
Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Buttercream
Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Viridian
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal Glaze - Mermaid
Art Anthology Colorations Spray - Grape Soda
Liquitex® Professional Acrylic Ink - Transparent Burnt Umber
Strathmore® Mixed Media Paper
Worldwin® Papers - Chamois
Ranger® Archival Ink™ - Jet Black
May Arts Ribbon® - 1/4" Sheer Ribbon
Miscellaneous Tag
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives™ 3D Foam Squares 

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp the Dream Text stamp onto mixed media paper and stamp flowers over text
  2. Stamp flowers a second time also on mixed media paper
  3. Paint flowers on text with Dimensional Crystal Glaze
  4. Paint area around flowers on text as shown with Buttercream Sorbet Dimensional Paint
  5. Paint second set of flowers with glaze and Sorbet Dimensional Paint in Viridian
  6. Add just a small dot of Buttercream Sorbet Dimensional Paint in center of flowers
  7. Mix Buttercream paint and Mermaid glaze with a small dot of burnt umber ink to make green paint for stems on the flowers on the text stamp
  8. Allow all paint to dry, it dries very quickly
  9. Once paint is dry, remove sprayer from Colorations Spray and add purple ink onto text by tapping sprayer with a paint brush, this creates random drops of ink spatter
  10. Trim stamped text image closely and lightly distress edges of paper
  11. Using a craft knife, cut a small slit on each side of the stems wide enough to slip ribbon through
  12. Create a bow and slide ends through slits and adhere ends to back of paper
  13. Stamp sentiment on tag and then cover with Buttercream Sorbet, tap some Grape Soda over it,  allow to dry and then attach to bow with a small piece of ribbon
  14. Adhere tag to stamped image
  15. Create an A-2 card base with a vertical tent fold and adhere text image to base
  16. Cut out second set of flowers (blooms only) and attach to card with foam squares being sure to offset the top flowers so that part of the bottom flower shows, this gives the illusion of fullness

I really love how this card came out!  Mixed media is so much fun to create with!  The designers at Art Anthology have made several amazing projects to share throughout each day this week and we wouldn't want you to miss them, so please check back often throughout the day on the Art Anthology blog so you can see them all!

Stampendous Blog

Lea Kimmel

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Art Anthology Blog

That's all for me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with one final post this week for our Stampendous and Art Anthology hop.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a blessed day!



  1. Lea- just simply beautiful!! Love the turquoise you used and those flowers are so sweet! Love it!

  2. Hi Lea, your card is beautiful! I had taken a pottery class, where I had a specific idea of what I was going to make — guess what? It turned into something way different. Discouraged, I went to my pottery instructor and he told me not to sweat it, that what I had created is what the piece was MEANT to be! I know that may sound kinda corny, but I believe it's true and makes sense. So, your card is what it was meant to be. Great job!

  3. I love this card! So sweet! I will def be making one like this! Thanks!

  4. This card is so pretty and I love the colors and book page :)

  5. I think this is simply spectacular! I love how shimmery the flowers are and I would even send it as a Christmas card! I have gone into my craft room many times planning to make something specific and come out with something that has no relation to what I originally planned to make! Sometimes the products speak to you and you just have to listen! TFS!

  6. Love the card. first thing I thought was 4-leaf clover. The colors are so pretty.
    A relief to get away from the red and green of Christmas.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. love the simplicity flowers and color!

  8. How fun your card is!
    I love all the layers
    and great techniques.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Like the floral, color & background.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Pretty colors and the simplistic altered look goes great with the flowers. thanks, con

  12. Such fun flowers and love the text background. Thank you for sharing this week!

  13. I love how this card came out, too! Awesome Blossom Bunch and Art paints.

  14. I love using text as backgrounds. Nice project.

  15. wow is a great card, I love how looks the background!

  16. I like the way the turquoise pops against the neutral colors....lovely.

  17. Your flowers are beautiful. I love the background paper choice.


  18. One of my favorite colors! Absolutely beautiful card :-)

  19. Love the background and the pretty flowers on your card. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  20. Love this blue flowers with the text background! very pretty! we have loved hopping with you guys this week!

  21. The card is lovely! I really like the flowers.

  22. Hi Lea! Your card is very sweet. I love the color of the flowers paired with the black and white text background.

  23. That is so cute and dainty!! love it.

  24. C U T E !!!
    The Flowers just P O P off the page!!!

  25. Oh, yummy colors! Such a sweet card.

  26. Wonderful card!! Love this flower stamp and your painting of it!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  27. So-o-o-o-o pretty! My favorite colors.

  28. Those flowers are so cool. I love the card. I'm glad it wasn't winter. LOL

  29. Beautiful card - love the flowers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  30. DELIGHTFUL card!!!
    Your flowers are GORGEOUS!!!

  31. This is so beautiful. Veridian and mermaid are two of my favorite it

  32. Sooooooooo pretty!! Love that aqua. Your project is a lovely departure from the seasonal wonders we've been enjoying. Makes me wish for spring. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  33. I like the colors and the background for these flowers.
    Sue in Ohio


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