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 started this card with an encyclopedia that I found at the Salvation Army. I knew that I had this lovely Stampendous Vintage Birdcage Stamp CRV266, so I found the page on Sound and ripped it out, ripped it up and distressed it with Tim Holtz Distress Brushed Corduroy Ink. I had two pieces when I was done, so I put them both on Double Sided Adhesive Paper to make my new "paper". Then, I used that lovely stamp to stamp a couple of images in the background with the Distress Ink. I also used that ink and stencilled just the musical staff portion of stencil LM 149 Music. Using Versamark, I stamped the center birdcage and embossed it with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. This embossing powder is a little chunkier and creates a vintagey look, but don't expect it to show all the beautiful fine lines of a stamp like this. This is why I stamped the black image. I wanted to use something transparent for both this birdcage and the pasted bird's nest, but I did NOT want that overly shiney look of acetate. That seemed too modern for my theme. Fortunately for me, I had just finished a box of cereal that morning. Well, I washed out the lining and used it here. Clear, but not too modern looking. I needed to use the Stayzon on the birdcage. The Pearlescent Dreamweaver Embossing Paste was perfect on it with the LL 587 Nest Flourish Stencil. I felt that both of these items could use a little extra "oomph", so I glued Mica Fragments on the reverse side with Art Glitter Dries Clear Designer Glue. The birdcage stamp was enhanced with FRM01-Pearlized Mica Fragments behind the bottom and top screw of the cage. The bird was enhanced with FRM04-R Tea Stained, and the stencilled nest got FRM03-R Tarnished Mica Fragments. I pasted the "Sing Your Song" off of the LG 734 Bird Words stencil with Dreamweaver Matte Black Paste. Finally, I used a modified Double Glitter Technique with stencil LS 94 Bird on Branch, Stampee Foil, Stampendous Plain Ol' Black Fun Flock and Stampendous Multi Fine Crystal Glitter. The papers were edged with Versamark and Aged Copper Embossing Enamel.
Whew! There was a LOT going on here. (Quite the contrast with last month). If you like these assemblages, definitely check back with me on Saturday this week (no, not Thursday this week) for another Stampendous Blog Hop Day. Better yet, check in with the team daily--we will be hopping all week with Stampendous!
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:
Dream It Up!