Friday, April 25, 2014

Dreamweaver and Stampendous Blog Hop


Welcome to the last day of our Dreamweaver and Stampendous week of inspiration! Of course, there will be great prizes available for those who comment this week.  In fact, there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.

Here is my project for today:
 It is a very simple altered journal.

Dreamweaver Large Damask Stencil LX 7001
Dreamweaver Damask Stencil LJ 907
Dreamweaver Petals Background Stencil LJ 899
Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver Palette Knife
Dreamweaver LM 2010 Paste Spreader
Removable Tape
Stencil Brush
Splendor Circus Ink Pad
Stampendous Blossom Beauty Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad in Plum
Adirondack Lights in Cloudy Blue
Pink Card Stock
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Small Rhinestones
1)  Stamp two blossoms with plum ink on pink card stock.
2)  Stencil with petals stencil, stencil brush and pink ink from Splendor pad.
3)  Color flowers with pencils and cut out.
4)  Use removable tape on the binding of the journal to block out the edge.
5)  Tape down the large damask stencil.

6)  Use the palette knife to place paste on the tape above the stencil.
7)  Use the LM 2010 paste spreader to pull the paste over the damask stencil.

 8)  Remove the stencil.

9)  Place the flowers over the paste when it is wet.  It will hold them in place with no need for glue.

10)  Use tweezers to place the rhinestones on the paste when it is wet. 

11)  Decorate the top and bottom of the journal with rhinestones.

12)  When the journal top is dry, decorate the papers if desired by stamping with cloudy blue ink.

13)  You can stencil inside the journal with the smaller damask stamp and stencil brush.

Thanks for checking out my blog today.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!  Also, be sure and stop by the blogs of everyone else playing today.


  1. I love your altered journal. The Damask stencil and Pearlescent embossing paste are perfect for the cover. Placing the rhinestones in the wet paste is a great tip. Beautiful work!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it and will have to order some of the pearlescent paste right away. Thanks for the great tips!
    San Diego

  3. GORGEOUS!!!
    This is the most BEAUTIFUL journal cover I have ever seen - LOVE the colours, LOVE the pattern & texture, LOVE the flowers, pretty bling too!!!
    I have not used embossing paste {{{yet}}} and feel SO INSPIRED about using it now => THANK YOU for sharing your journal and tutorial :)

  4. Very pretty. Love your stencil and how you adhered the flowers and bling to the card, great tip. Cant wait to try embossing
    paste for my first time.

  5. This is so prettty. Thank you. x

  6. His is stunning...thanks for all the tips and the idea!!! Love those flowers!!! Hope I win ...I am in love with these stencils!!!!

  7. This is a lovely altered project. I love the damask stencil and the cluster of flowers!

  8. Excellent! Very well thought out and I like the step by step process explanation.

  9. Gorgeous altered journal! Love the colours you used! Beautiful texture! I have enjoyed the hop this week - thank you!

  10. Beautiful. The stencil is so pretty and the bling really enhances the design. The flowers are colored so well. Great job.

  11. Laura, I LOVE this! I'm a huge fan of altered journals! Your's is gorgeous! Love the step-out photos, too! Just awesome!

  12. Gorgeous...I want to try this!!

  13. Great journal cover! Love the colors and your tutorial, Laura! Thanks for fitting us in this week. Once again...sorry about your grandma!

  14. Lovely journal, great for Mother's Day.

  15. So pretty, thanks for sharing the tutorial too!!!

  16. Beautiful journal cover and I like your touch on the pages too.

  17. Love the damask and the flowers are delightful! TFS!

  18. such a great idea. Now I need to go experiment! :)

  19. beautiful colors and i like the texture.
    Sue in Ohio

  20. Great project! Love all the step out pics too!

  21. LOVE IT love it LOVE IT!!!!!!

  22. I love your journal. Such a beautiful design with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing with us how you made it.

  23. Absolutely perfect, all of it. Totally beautiful

  24. Great idea and a really pretty cover! Love those flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  25. Terrific tutorial! Thanks so much for the close up instructions, it's so helpful! What a beautiful project, came out just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  26. What a beautiful idea and gift idea made with a special touch!!!! great pictorial.

  27. So beautiful! I really "need" that damask stencil!

  28. Gorgeous journal cover! Love the colors and LOVE that damask stencil!

  29. Sweet! Lovely colored flowers and the stenciled background is so pretty!

  30. What a pretty altered journal, love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

  31. oh I do like this one! very elegant! thanks....pinned;) -con

  32. Very elegant!! Love the pink and blue together!

  33. Beautifully done, Laura! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Elegant looking card...great instructions.