Monday, April 9, 2012

Dreamweaver and Stampendous Blog Hop Day One!


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.
Here is my creation.  It is an unusual style for me to be using.  It reminds me a bit more of my friend, Linda's style. I really enjoyed the stretch for this one.  Although I didn't realize it at the time, this card would probably qualify for the Stampendous Challenge on recylcing that is going on right now.  Let me explain.
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:


Stampendous Impressions!
Dream It Up!
Cherylynn Moser
Lynn Mercurio
Laura Drahozal
Kristine Reynolds
Pam Hornschu
Taylor Usry
*For shipping and handling purposes, USA/APO/FPO/Canada winners only.

39 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful creation. Love the mix of embossed and stamped birdcage images along with that wonderful nest and flourish. Awesome job Laura!

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  2. Love the collaged look you created the bird cages are just gorgeous!

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  3. oh wow! this is just gorgeous! love the contrast of the nest on black and the pasted flourish with the bird cages. Fab job!

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  4. Fantastic layering of images and stencils. Beautiful!

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  5. Laura, this is an amazing creation, lots and lots of detail, and I bet it has an even bigger wow factor in real life as well from all the mica. What a start to the week!

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  6. Great layering! love that you used the encyclopedia, I will definitely be on the lookout the next time I'm at the swap :)

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  7. This turned out fabulous, Laura!

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  8. What a neat piece, so much layering and so many different techniques. Thanks!

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  9. What a diverse collection of layers! It came out really pretty! I'm liking these stencils and the many ways to use them!

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  10. Wow, what a great combination of products and techniques! Beautiful Laura.

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  11. Oh Wow your card is very nice... I like the mix of the stamp and stencil.... Congrat and thank you for the inspirations.....

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  12. Wow! This card uses a little bit of everything.

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  13. I really like how this turned out. I never would have put all that together but its so crative and beautiful!

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  14. Amazing card. Love that vintage look and feel.

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  15. Fabulous!!! LOVE that you used an encyclopediapage. The stenciled birds nest and stamped birdcage!!!

    silvia
    sillyscrap at aol dot com

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous!! Wonderful vintage look to it!! Thanks for all the how-to details too!

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  17. Your card is so nice, Laura. You always have so much going on! Beautiful enbossing of both kinds.

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  18. Beautiful project! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Beautiful project! and thanks for the awesome give-away!

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  20. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I'm awed by your sure hand with so many techniques and materials. Brava!

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  22. Beautiful creation and love the birdcages
    ColleenB.
    Texas

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  23. Love it! Wonderful vintage look! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. WOW so many techniques such lovely results!
    Hugs
    berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com

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  25. I just love how this came out! So wonderful to have used that old book page, and the distressed look is awesome!

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  26. i think the stamps and the stencil were made for each other!! great job

    jennifer at kickman dot com

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  27. This is a gorgeous card Laura! I like the powder that you have used at the edge too.

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  28. Great techniques on your wonderful card!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  29. great vintage card and i love all the different recycling ideas :)

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  30. Laura this is a great card. I love everything about it. I especially like the edging on the paper.

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  31. Beautiful Laura!!! Both products are fabulous!!

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  32. Amazing- love all the sparkling powders you used.

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  33. All the components work so well together. Great collage look. You are very inspirational.

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