Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stampendous Stack Art Challenge!

Stampendous recently sent several artists, including me, packages of their Stack Art product line.

I received the Regal Bird Stack Art Kraftboard set, the Regal Bird stamp set, and the Fusion Stack Art Elements set. Once again, the folks at Stampendous made a perfect selection for me as I am an avid birder as well as somewhat of a birdbrain!

If you don't know anything about the Stack Art Kraftboard sets, here's what Stampendous' website says about them:
Our Stack Art Kraftboard kits include four sheets of die-cut kraftboard with tag shapes, frames, and embellishments. Four matching, die-cut sheets of double-sided adhesive paper, and four sheets of printed greetings. Use with our Stack Art Elements kits or any of our glitters, micas, color fragments, etc for easy, creative, stacked art that you can give as a gift, greeting or favor.
Stampendous is very generous and is giving away a prize, so be sure to check out their blog today. Here's the LINK! Actually, you should pop back in time and leave comments to increase your chances to win some fabulous Stampendous goodies!

I decided to make a quick and easy tag with the kit, some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, and a few other odds and ends I had laying around my craft room.

Here it is!

I mixed Titanium White with Blue Green Light, and Cobalt Teal Hue Media Fluid Acrylic paint and painted sponged it over the large tag kraftboard set. As I hadn't mixed the paints all that well, it yielded a variegated look which I quite liked. I heat set this layer, then mixed Pthalo Blue and Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic paint, applied it to the leafy background stamp with a make-up sponge, and stamped it over the tag. I immediately ran to the kitchen sink to wash the paint off the stamp, then ran back upstairs to my craft room and sponged the edges of the tag with the paint remaining on the make-up sponge. This layer was heat set and set aside.

There was still paint on the sponge, so I dabbed it all over the smaller tag and heat set it. Once again, I mixed Titanium White with Blue Green Light, and Cobalt Teal Hue Media Fluid Acrylic paint
and used another make-up sponge to apply the paint to the cobble-stone looking stamp. This was stamped over the blue and heat set.

There was still a bit of that mixture of paint left on my palette (a spare lid from a take-out container), so I spritzed it with water and sponged the watered tealish paint across the sentiment, which had been stamped onto cardstock.  The smaller tag and sentiment were set aside while I got to work on the bird.

A lighter mixture of the Titanium White with Blue Green Light, and Cobalt Teal Hue Media Fluid Acrylic paint was made and applied to the bird's Kraft board body with a cotton swab, which created a textured look which I hope looks a bit feathery.

I applied the matching die-cut double-sided adhesive to the bird's kraftboard wing and shook on some Eyeshadow Blue Fun Flock from the Fusion Stack Art Elements set, then pressed it down, and shook off the excess. The wing was glued to the bird, which made him feel more complete.

The next step was to apply the the matching die-cut double-sided adhesive to the kraftboard crown. I wasn't feeling the glitter that came in the Fusion Stack Art Elements set, so I shook on some Silver Halo Mix Glitter, rubbed it down, and shook off the excess.

I then assembled the tag, adhered the bird, and glued on his crown. A brown Prismacolor marker was used to add a beak and a pearl was added for his eye.

A feather charm was added with a rhinestone topped brad and some silvery fiber was added as a hanger.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Wow, so pretty, Kathi! Love your color palette! Love the bird, the sponged texture, and the fun charm! Great sentiment for this, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Very pretty and
    colorful tag!
    Carla from Utah

  3. Very pretty tag. I like the colors you chose to make your project. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

  4. Lovely tag!!! great colors. love that fun flock.

  5. LOVELOVELOVE this tag!! Great colors and I love the sentiment! TFS!

  6. I love tags! This one is no exception! Way cute!

  7. Pretty little tag, love seeing these kits in action!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. I love the colors on this one. I really like the bird set the most.

  9. cute tag :) thank you, -con

  10. Such pretty colors!! Love the bird with the crown!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  11. love the cheerful colors you used and the crown on the dove is adorable.

  12. Love the teals and blues plus the cute little birdie.

  13. This is so pretty, Kathi! Love the soothing colors and the great textures! What a terrific project, thanks so much for sharing it with us this week!!

  14. Your tag is one of my favorite projects of the hop so far, Kathi! I love your choice of colors & that you stamped with the same colors. The instructions are so clear & now I realize the adhesive is die cut--what a great idea from Stampendous! Now I really want to get my hands on the kits. PS--LOVE the feather charm--perfect embellishment!

  15. Ooh, the little birdie is so cute with its glittered crown!! What a lovely little tag Kathi!!! :) Willnot have time to do this blog hop this time, but never mind, I'm happy to see your make! Hugs, Coco

  16. Love king of birds. Pretty tag.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. OMGosh Kathi! Your King of birds is just too tweet!- oops- sweet! ")

  18. Love the colors and the wing and the crown! Great job. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.