Stampin' Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team Entry


Welcome to Day 2 of the 2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop.  As you visit each blog in this blog hop, you'll see various projects from a handful of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators representing only a small portion of the number of individuals that submitted and entered 10 different projects to Stampin' Up! for the Artisan Design Team contest.  Although we were not selected as one of the Top 20 Finalists, we are all winners in that we took the time and effort to send in our projects knowing that it is some of our best work!  

As an Artisan Design Team hopeful, each blog hop participant submitted 10 projects to Stampin' Up! for the Artisan Design Team contest consisting of the following:

  • 5 – Handmade Cards
  • 3 – Scrapbook Pages
  • 2 – 3D Projects


2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop – Day 2


I'm really excited to share with you one of my two 3D projects.  It is a framed canvas and is actually a hybrid project utilizing My Digital Studio ("MDS") and traditional paper crafts.  The main canvas piece features a transfer technique utilizing a design I created in MDS and transferred to canvas.  

Stampin' Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team Entry

I'll try my best to explain the canvas transfer technique to you…
  1. I printed my MDS project using my laser printer.
  2. Using Gesso, I "painted" a layer of Gesso over the printed image printed from my laser printer then I placed that face down onto the canvas board and "painted" another layer of Gesso on the back side.
  3. Using a Brayer, I removed excess Gesso by rolling over the image then I set it aside and let it dry for 24 hours.
  4. After the Gesso had dried, I took a wet cloth along with a Spritzer filled with water and sprayed the canvas with the dried image.  Then as I continued to wet the canvas and image, I slowly peeled off the paper revealing the image transferred to the canvas.  After most of the paper was removed, I continued to lightly rub with a damp cloth and my finger to remove any excess paper pieces.

Once the image was transferred to the canvas, I started the process of decorating the frame.  The bottom left corner I anchored with a rosette using the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die.  Then I created the flowers using the Fun Flowers Bigz L die. Each flower has 4 to 6 layers with each layer having shaded edges and embossed.  Next, I created the Butterflies which are also embossed with shaded edges.  I made the leaves using the Secret Garden Framelits.  Finally, for the center of the flowers I used the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons with Pearl Jewels.  The Butterflies also sport some Pearl Jewels on their wings or the center of their bodies.  Of course, when I was done I realized I hadn't accounted for the weight in the bottom left corner but I was able to determine a fairly easy fix.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.


Again, thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my project for Day 2 and don't forget to come back for the next 8 days to see each project entry created for the Stampin' Up! 2013 Artisan Design Team contest.   To view the projects created by Tina Munzke's click on the "next" button or if you wish to view Anna Black's projects click on the "back" button.  If for some reason the link is broken, a list of ALL the participants is at the end of my blog post.


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Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Project Supply List:

Ink:  Pink Pirouette (126956); Regal Rose (126947); Raspberry Ripple (126859)

Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette (111351); Regal Rose (105130); Raspberry Ripple (126842); Pool Party (122924); Lucky Limeade (122926)

Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577); Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555);

Tools: Big Shot (113439); Fun Flowers BigzL Die (121812); Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507); Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die (125594); Framelits – Secret Garden (129372); Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119277); Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120175); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Sponge Daubers (102892);  Brayer (102395); Silicone Craft Sheet (127853); MDS (130646)

Adhesive:  Sticky Strip (104294); Glue Dots – Mini (103683); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Non-Stampin’ Up! Products & Tools:  8×10 Artist Canvas Panel; 11×14 Frame; Martha Stewart Gesso; HP Color Laser Printer; 8 ½ x 11 HP Copy & Print Paper; Paint Brush; Water; Washcloth

MDS Project Supply List:


Color = WHISPER WHITE 255,255,255

Ink Splatter 6, Color = DAFFODIL DELIGHT

Bunch of Backgrounds – Riot of Petals, Color = REGAL ROSE
Feel Goods – those who bring sunshine, Color = POOL PARTY

“Sunshine” = Re-Colored using Daffodil Delight


2013 Artisan Entry Blog Hop Participants

Brenda Quintana 

Joan Robertson 

Lauri Ingram  

Laura Mellinger  

Kandi Phillips 

Lisa Hensley 

Anna Black  

Pamela Staples  

Tina Munzke  

Cindy Major 

Mary Haugen