Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dreamweaver/Stampendous Blog Hop Final Day!



Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! All of this week the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams will be providing some "Dream-pendous" inspiration for you, with multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or the Dream It Up! blog to the players du jour for your oohing and aaahing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 14th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to 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.


I have really enjoyed this week of stamping and stenciling with Stampendous. Many thanks to both teams for the wonderful creations they've posted. And to Laura Weed who is the mastermind behind the scenes at Stampendous. Special thanks to Pam Hornschu for all of the work she went to make it all go smoothly. And especially for bringing me up to date on stamping and working with the new Frantage embossing powders.

As some of you may know, I am a Hawaiian Islands fanatic...so Stampendous was kind enough to send me the new Cling Tropical Garden** which included this plumeria image. I created a corner motif by stamping with an aqua pigment ink and then sprinkling the Aged Aqua Frantage Embossing Enamel on top and heating it with a heat gun. I love how the powders they sent me have gold flecks in them as well as the main color (in this instance "aqua"). Then I paste-embossed the "islands" stencil (LG723) with the Glossy Black Embossing Paste (DGKP) and while it was still wet I sprinkled it with the same Aged Aqua powder and heated it. LOVE how it mimics the volcanoes and mountains of the islands. Makes me want to head that direction soon! It is a simple card, but sometimes those are the most effective. CAS or Clean and Simple is a technique that I want to practice more often, not just in my cardmaking, but also in other aspects of life too. 


Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win* one of three combined sets of these Dreamweaver and Stampendous goodies:





Leave me some love before you "gear up" for the next player:

*For shipping and handling purposes, USA/APO/FPO/Canada winners only.

**This image will not be released on the Stampendous site for purchase until April 21st. Please check your local stamp store for availability.

32 comments:

christi said...

what a great card. i love the effects that you get when mixing different products. the info helps me to add to my crafting stash. tfs

Carol Mc said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. CarolLMccready@yahoo.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Great project! I really love how the islands look. This has been a fun week. Thanks so much!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool project!!!

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Glad to know you can heat emboss the embossing paste too. Love the torn edges - reminds me of a map.

rlovew said...

Beautiful- I really like the powder on the enamel.

rose s. said...

your page has a lovely tropical feel to it. i am really enjoying the use of stencils in scrapbook layouts. i also need to get some of the aged embossing enamels to try!

craftymom205 said...

Love your card. I also love the Hawaiian Islands. I have been to Oahu twice and loved it.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Joy H said...

Off to go through the long list of blogs for today - what a great start to the weekend. Loved your Hawaiian theme Lynelle, and how you created the islands. Very cool!

Colleen said...

Great Project!

marilync said...

beautiful. love the tropical garden border.

Kimbo said...

So cool!! Looks great!!

Radar_98_98@hotmail.com

SherylH said...

Another great blog hop with lots of inspiration and ideas! I am still trying to look through the samples for the earlier part of the week but at least I know they will still be there when I have the time!

Scrappychick said...

Fabulous card Lynell!

BarbaraW said...

Your card reminds me of a wonderful vacation I took two years ago. Beautiful

Bernie said...

Having been born and raised on Maui you know I'm loving this fabulous card!
What an amazing week this has been. So much inspiration my head is swimming with fantastic ideas. I've bookmarked many of the techniques so I'll be sure to get them right. Thanks for a fabulous week and the chance to win.
Hugs

StampendousGraphics said...

Terrific card, Lynell! Thanks for a fun week of playing together! We've loved it, too!

Daisy said...

Hello, looking all beautiful!

Carol said...

Great projects all week! I have really enjoyed seeing the inspiration, thanks!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue D said...

Very cool card--I like how you made the islands.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Indy said...

Amazing projects!

Angela V said...

Great use of products & great results!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful layout!! would make an awesome mini album cover for that special trip!

Louise said...

Great card Lynell! Love those molten spots!

Kimmy said...

This has been a funfilled week. I love your Hawaii layout so perfect :)

Lillian Child said...

How delightful! I've always wanted to visit the islands.

silvia said...

Beautifil art piece!! I LOVE the flowers!

howo34 said...

So pretty!

Janelle said...

How fun Lynell! This whole week has been such a wonderful time. Stencil are so much fun to work with and add another level of creativity to anything!

Kimbo said...

Beautiful!! Radar_98_98@hotmail.com

Karen L said...

Just love your tropical themed project!!

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