We did however add a couple of awesome newbies that I just know you are going to love, Tenia Nelson and Leah L'Orange. As a fun way to start the new term each Design Team member will be giving away a stamp set on their blog.
To enter to win the stamp set giveaway on my blog, you just need to leave a comment on this post telling me what is your favorite stamp set at Crafter's Companion and then link back here from your blog. The giveaway starts today Thursday, August 1, 2013 and ends on Sunday, August 4, 2013. I will announce my winner on Monday, August 5th and that winner must contact me with their full name and mailing address at scrapwithstacy(at)gmail(dot)com by Thursday August 8th or forfeit their prize. Unfortunately this giveaway is only open to folks with a U.S.mailing address.
I am giving away the cool new Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Festive -Ivy Borders stamp set that we just launched!
One of the things I love about this holiday stamp set is that you can use it all year long. You don't just have to use it for Christmas. In fact, I used it on a multi media wall hanging.
I really had fun making this. I prepared my canvas with a coat of gesso. After that dried I pulled out some patterned paper from my stash and tore the edges. I adhered it to the canvas with some Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium – Matte. When that dried I found that I had some old sheet music that worked so perfectly with my "heart" theme so I adhered it on top of the patterned paper with the CH Multi Medium too. It was music for a song called My Heart Sings. Perfect! I took some Ranger Tim Holtz Paint in Broken China and rubbed it randomly over the paper and canvas and set it aside to dry.
Using Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, I stamped out a gazillion flowers from the Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set -Always Floral, layered them and added some Ranger Liquid Pearls – Rouge to the centers.
While the Liquid Pearls dried, I decided to use some homemade modeling paste to add a bit of fun texture. I grabbed a mask from my stash and an old credit card and smoothed the paste over the mask. Then I lifted off the mask and I did this in a couple of places. Then I set the canvas aside to dry....again... ha This is the hardest part of doing multi media projects for me, the waiting for things to dry.
After it dried I decided to tone down things with a bit of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain. I used my inking tool to darken the edges and the white of the modeling paste.
After this, I laid out my flowers in a heart shape and when I liked the way they looked I adhered them to the canvas with some Collall Quick Dry Tacky Glue. I'm loving this new glue! Have you tried it yet? It dries quick and clear.
Next it is the finishing touches. I stamped out a sentiment from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set -Only Words - From The Heart using some Tsukineko Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa Ink. This is awesome stuff and we will be carrying this new ink at Crafter's Companion very soon. Keep your eyes peeled! ha
I stamped out a heart using some luscious Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz Ink. This ink is just so gorgeous I can't stop using it! I layered a few pieces of washi tape to the upper left side, stamped out a few of the hearts from the heart border stamp on the Sheena - Ivy Borders set. I took a piece of washi tape and covered the hearts I didn't need and then inked up my stamp. Then I took off the washi and stamped the hearts on my canvas. I added the inked heart with some double sided adhesive squares and it was finished.
Remember - every team member is giving away a stamp set. So go check them out and enter to win! Here is our Design Team list:
Christiana Reuling -- http://christygetscrafty.blogspot.com/
Denise Coulter -- http://lalasworldblog.blogspot.com
Kendra Wietstock -- http://kendrawietstock.blogspot.com
Khristen Foss -- http://khristenscraftroom.blogspot.com
Leah l'Orange -- http://thechroniclesoforange.blogspot.com
Mary Dawn Quirindongo -- http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com
Roxanne O'Brien -- http://projectorganizedchaos.blogspot.com
Stacy Harper-Watson -- http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com/ You are HERE
Stephanie Severin -- http://ingeniousinkling.typepad.com
Taylor Usry -- http://taylorusry.blogspot.com
Trena Brannon -- http://trenastampinhq.blogspot.com
Tenia Nelson -- http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com
Good luck! Thanks for stopping by and looking today. Until next time...happy scrapping!