Thursday, March 26, 2015

Making Texture Blog Hop Day 5!



We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendousfamily.

This week we’ve been celebrating with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products thatWoodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of  Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!

And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. For our final day I've created a "sea" of texture for your! Here it is:

"A Sea of Texture"
Here are the steps I used to create this fun Birthday card:
Choose your stencils and cut paper about the same size as the stencil.
Tape them down. Notice the seahorse stencil is placed sideways so that when I apply embossing paste, I will be applying it in the direction of the small bridges, not against them. This gives you less chance of getting paste under the bridges.
I used Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste (matte white) with a little Just Peach F/X Powder to create a very light orange paste. I applied it to the two shells, the starfish, and the seahorse. You can see it doesn't take very much paste to create several images. The left over was put in a jar I keep of various colors I've created, it's great for mixed media projects.
After removing the stencils, I sprinkled the two shells, LM104 Nautilus and LM106 Scallop, with a little Stampendous Golden Sand embossing Powder. I also added a little crushed up Fran-tage taupe color fragements on the Nautilus. Both were heated from below first, then on top.
LM181 Seahorse and LM209 Starfish were sprinkled with Fran-tage shabby pink embossing enamel, excess tapped off, then the starfish had a little Golden Sand embossing powder added to the open areas. Both were heated from below first, then above.
I colored more paste with some Kiwi FX Powder for the LM179 Sea turtle, but before removing the stencil, I took a piece of crumpled paper towel and gently dabbed on the paste to give it more texture. When I took the stencil off, I used a soft brush to scatter more Kiwi FX Powder on the paste, heated the whole image, then used a Swiffer cloth to buff off the extra powder. He's pretty cool, the shell looks so "knobby"!
Cut everything out, create a background with a wash of blue ink on watercolor paper, use blue and brown ink to stencil the seaweed pattern in the background (sorry, I used LG679 which I realize now is no longer available), die cut some "coral" using LX7020 Leafless Tree die and light colored cardstock. After laying everything out, I decided it needed a little something else, so I stamped "from all of us" from the Birthday Wish set (SSC1115), the one of the sayings on the inside of the card.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams have brought you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
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24 comments:

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! LOVE all of the textures on this fantabuliscious card! I can almost smell the ocean just looking at this beauty! A wonderful masculine or feminine card! TFS!

ricki kalp said...

This card is filled with layers and great texture!! And color! And layers...did I ment layers! Lol. Fantastic card!!!!
TFS

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Fabulous dimensional card Louise! I love all ocean themes and I would prop this on an easel in my home...hint, hint...!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many layers. The depth to the design is great.
Love the turtle.
thanks for sharing a wonderful piece.

Janis said...

LOVE the technique for your shells and turtle!!! WOW. Fabulous!!! What a wonderful sea scene you have made!!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

LaChelle Shown said...

This under the sea adventure is awesome! I love all of the texture and detail you have added and the turtle is just stunning!

Cindy Groh said...

Awesome card. I love all the texture you added.

Craftyfield said...

Lots of lovely textures, my favourite is the turtle!

CraftyJo said...

Wow, such a lot of 'supplies' needed for this - a wonderful result though, tfs.

Christine Kiehl said...

This nautically blows my crafting mind! I LOVE this card!!! You did an OUTSTANDING job on your "sea of texture"! Thank you so much for sharing yourself with the hop!

D.Ann said...

Thanks for the tip on which way to apply paste! LOVE the look of the seashells!! Bookmarking your page to come back to next time I want to make them! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Another work of Louise art that should be framed! Thanks for sharing all of the details!

BurningRubber said...

I love the shells and the turtle! This is such a beautiful card!

Julie Staves said...

Beautiful card. Your use of the stencils is lovely

rose s. said...

luv the ocean scene and i luv that turtle :)

Patt H. said...

Wonderful project! These look so very real. You are a true artist!

Judy said...

Your card is amazing!! I love your sea theme and all the wonderful creatures that you used for it. Thanks for sharing this with us.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love your gorgeous card and especially all the beautiful pieces you added!! Textures with all the fabulous images is stunning. Love the sea creatures especially!!!!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow... What a neat card. I love how your did each piece before attaching it to the card. Wonderful techniques and texture. thank you for sharing.

Mariah said...

This is my favorite tutorial! Thanks for shaing the stenciling and paste ideas. I enjoy trying new ideas and this is a great one. Love the turtle!

scrappykate said...

The texture on the shells, sea horse and turtle is so great that I feel as though I could reach out and touch it, even on my computer screen. Thanks!

Jade Passmore said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you colored the embossing paste with f/x colors. The turtle shell is knobby and full of texture just by using a piece of cloth. Love it!

Sue D said...

Love how you created this underwater scene!

Karen Petitt said...

That is so clever and an unusual way to use these products - thanks for the awesome inspiration. Thank you for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen