Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ranger's specialty stamping paper...

is the BOMB!!!!!!!
I told you I LOVE it...

here's why...

  1. it takes a lot of abuse
  2. all Tim's products work perfectly on it
  3. it takes a lot of abuse
  4. all Ranger products work well on it
  5. it takes a lot of abuse
  6. the surface is AWESOME for stamping..nice CRISP images
  7. it takes a lot of abuse
  8. it does not warp
  9. it takes a lot of abuse
  10. it doesn't get those ugly little pills
  11. it takes a lot of abuse...
  12. it's an awesome matte finish...
  13. in addition to great pages, it's perfect for other stuff...
  14. see below!

I have plenty to use myself...
plenty for classes & some to SHARE...

300 lovely sheets...

and how did you guess?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE tim's new water brushes...

A LOT!
a few weeks ago, I posted my technique for using tim's stains, inspired by Lady Dy...

here's that link...

so I did exactly the same process to make these 2 journal pages,

what I LOVE most about this paper...

no warping...I flooded these pages with water,
until I had "poodles"...
and I did this about 6 times...

still NO WARPING...
the surface is still perfectly smooth...
and you can see...the pages are 98% flat...

I used these distress stain colors...
faded jeans, mustard seed, scattered straw & brushed corduroy...

aquamarine archival is my new "go to" favorite for background stamping...

the polka dots are a portion of my border stamp...

the random alphabet is a stencil from Lady Dy...
so are the bleached out dots...

the little brushed corduroy specks were done with the water brush...
I talked about that a few days ago...

here's how the 2 pages started...


but they both didn't end up as pages...
I used the one on the left to cover

then added 2 of my Blossom Bucket pieces for the center...
and a stem...
to make this...



and the right hand page ended up like this...

tim's new chit chat stickers helped make the saying...
they are FUN!

the pencil stamp made a border...

Mr Tophat is an art part...

the journey stencil is an oldie but a goodie from Stampers Anonymous...

so the moral of the story...
is that Ranger's specialty stamping paper really is the bomb...

and if you read this far...

you deserve a chance to win some...
just leave a comment...

we'll choose a random winner @ 7AM on Monday...

and I'll share some with my blog friends...

one more thing before I head back to work on new stamps...
I KNOW...CHA is only 4 1/2 months away & my travel schedule is hectic...
so I gotta get going...
YIKES!

anyway...
do you remember that I have gift/home decor "items" coming out with Blossom Bucket in July?

OMG!!!!!!!! yes RED & ALL CAPS!

I got to see the "prototypes" the other day & I about fell off my chair...

I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. TO SHARE. THEM. WITH. YOU.

PHEW...we originally planned on 12...

but I've been busy & I *think* there are about 40 different "items" coming...
I'm over the moon EXCITED...

I hope YOU have a wonderful weekend...

get out your supplies &...

make art!
wendy

109 comments:

FryeStyle said...

I like the part about..."it takes a lot of abuse". You've peeked my interest. I would love to try these papers out! LOL Cool techniques. Congrats on Blossom Bucket...sounds very exciting!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the sound of the paper especially as it does not warp, your artwork looks wonderful and you used the decorated pieces beautifully. Love the pencil image. Looking forward to your new goodies in July. Already ordered some of your embellishments from Blossom Bucket, cannot wait to receive them. Enjoy making ART. Tracy x

gayle said...

That paper sounds great!! I need some!! :-) your journal pages look amazing :-) xx

Myrto said...

Thanks for a chance to try some of thiw unique paper. I wold love to lay my hand on some. I have to admit that with every post you make my shopping list longer and we are in a crisis here in Greece!

Scrapthat said...

I am so looking forward to this stuff hitting Canada!! Can't wait to play with the new papers and water brushes and the Distress markers together!! can't wait to see your new releases Wendy!! I bet they are fabooo!

InkyLion said...

I was not aware of Tim's new paper until your post, and now I have that fun butterfly in my tummy I get when I "want it now!" so I can play play play..I love surfaces that can take a beating, I am not a gentle crafter. lol.

Cait said...

This is just beautiful! You always blow me away.
I would LOVE to try the new paper, but I am really, really interested in the water pens...thanks for sharing with all of us!

Elaine said...

Great art - love your background papers and the colours you've chosen. I need one of those wash brushes and some of Tim's paper. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Ann B said...

You like it then?
Of course you do it sounds just the paper I have been looking for - tried, and been disappointed with, so many and now the perfect inking/spraying paper. Would love a chance to win some.

jackib said...

Wendy - you always delight us with your art!! I would love to try that paper, too - hope you pick me!

Terry said...

Oh, I would love a chance and thank you! Love the Tophat man and what a great Sizzix die that would make! Love these! Have a great weekend!

Carol Mc said...

I've ordered the ranger paper, just waiting for it to arrive so I can try it out. Love your journal pages.

Holly said...

I would love to try the paper, it sounds fabulous!!

Rainbow Lady said...

Fabulous. Love Mr Top Hat man he is great. Thanks for the chance to win xx

Emma said...

I love the sound of paper that can take a lot of abuse...sounds absolutely perfect and definitely the answer to all my prayers! You artwork is always something to admire and inspire, and this, is definitely no exception, it's stunning!
Emma x

Jan said...

I can't keep up.... every time I say I'm not going to buy anything else, there's MORE!!! Got to have this paper! I love the idea that it takes a beating and I absoloutely love your pages. Such inspiration. Thank you for your generosity in offering it as a giveaway.

Sue C said...

Oooh Ranger Paper sounds amazing ! Your work is stunning as usual Wendy. Sue C x

DawnB said...

Love the end result! You so amaze me with your talent/ skills- to start with a blank piece of paper and end up with something beautiful! You have definitely sold me on this Ranger paper, would love to have some to give it a try! :-) thanks as always, for being so generous! And btw, I did remember about the home decor stuff, and absolutely can't wait to see what you have come up with!! :-)

SusanK said...

Oh boy...gotta get some of that paper! As abusive as I get sometimes this would be marvelous to not have that worry! Will be shopping in Bton next week...yes!

SannaS said...

i love your finished page!! and that flower is amazing!! =)
can't wait to have a go with that new paper, sounds awesome!!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Linda Elbourne said...

Let's break with formality ... Forget about the random comment draw comment thing ... Send the prize to me ... And I will introduce you to Wills and Kate at the Jubilee tea dance thingy!

noras kreative blogg said...

Lovly paper! I can't wait to try. Hope they come to Norway soon. Your blogg is very inspired. Love it!

Tona said...

Thanks for all of the info on the stamping paper. It's on my wish list.
Love both of the projects that you used the paper on.

flutterbycrafter said...

I just love your art & the way you share things with us, thanks

Tracey-B said...

Well it sounds as though it's a great new product that can take lots of abuse...lol. Now starting journal pages and this is a must have item!! Thanks for the chance to win some. Have a great weekend!

Daniele said...

at last a paper for everything, I gave up watercolouring as I couldn't get a decent smooth paper that didn't pill so it sounds like I can get my paints and inks out again......yay can't wait
thanks for the info
have a lovely weekend

Vic said...

Wow, your pages are great! I need to play with some backgrounds! I'm looking forward to Blodsom Bucket goodies.

Leslie said...

HI, can't wait to try this paper!!! You and many others make it looks so wonderful! Loved the color combo you used on the background!

Cher said...

oh Wendy...your pages are awesome...luv what u did with them..luving aqua toooooooo! I think the paper is awesome as well and I have already been hunting for your art from BB...no luck lol...cant wait either! so so happy for you!

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! That paper sounds sensational! Looks like it's not just paper more like an essential! Thank you for the low down!!!

jennifer said...

that paper sounds wonderful, I hope I can find some soon!

Pam said...

Your excitement is contagious! A paper that does not warp when wet is unheard of! Sounds like just what we need has arrived! Thanks for offering to share this wonderful stuff, and best of luck with your upcoming Blossom Bucket releases!

Minxy said...

WOW That IS alot of paper and water brushes, I think it only right you share it out lol And i would love a chance to get my grubby little mits on both, Thank You x Love the pages before and after you art parted them, very beautiful indeed :o)

Artyjen said...

I plan to make art tomorrow if the mojo will let me! Thanks for the chance to win the fabby stamping card ;)
xoxo Sioux

Ana K. said...

This journal page is awesom, like your other work. I am happy that i found your blog and surewillcame back.
Greetings from Slovenia!

Deb Neerman said...

Oh yippee! That stamping paper is on my Wish List ... cannot WAIT to get my grubby l'il inky hands on some! Thank you so much for the chance to win some!

LOVE your journal page ... fabulousness!

sue said...

Well I guess you like this new paper. I would love to win some to see what all the fuss is about.LOL Thanks Wendy

suzieq23 said...

I love the way we can all count on you testing the new products and being absolutely up-front about your findings! One question, does the new paper survive after abuse? LOL. thanks for the review and I would love some paper.

suzieq23 said...

p.s. Patti from Queen's Ink gave me one piece to try out and I didnt want to use it yet.....need more to replace it. But now that I have your opinion, I will gladly "goober" it up and create art. Thanks Again, Sue

Sarah said...

looking good Wendy - paper sounds fabuloso...they should make some people out of the same stuff.

Milla said...

The new Ranger paper sounds too good to be true! I'd love to win some so that I could see for myself if it really takes a lot of abuse.. hee hee! ;)

Susan Leslie said...

OMG, Ranger does it again...I have to get some of this paper and Thank you for the list of why I need it. Thanks for a chance to win some of it!

TAM said...

If you are saying this paper "is the BOMB" who am I to question your authority lol - sounds like brilliant stuff and would love to give it a whirl.

Val said...

First love the two pages - fabulous colours. I love Ranger and Tim products. The paper sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance.
BTWm love your blog have been a follower for some time.

Swedie said...

I can't believe paper that doesn't warp when it gets wet! You have lots of work ahead.. but sounds like fun, too! Love your flower!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

TheLastOfNine said...

What? It doesn't warp?!?! I really don't believe that, everything warps! Well I sure hope I win so I can prove myself wrong, ha!
Gloria

jan said...

Your art is gorgeous! Would love to abuse the new paper and see how it works with stamps and paints of all kinds! Thanks for the chance to win some Wendy!

Kathy Eddy said...

Gorgeous pages and love what you did with them! I have to get some of that paper ordered. I haven't yet! Can't wait to see the new goodies in July.

Helena said...

Would love to try that paper. Looks awesome!!!

Love your creations Wendy!!

hugs

craftimamma said...

What crafter wouldn't like some paper that 'takes a lot of abuse', lol! It's what we all dream of so the chance to win some is fantastic. Love your papers and final creations Wendy! My wish list grows longer by the hour.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Yvonne said...

Takes alot of Abuse! That sounds perfect to me!!! I NEED to abuse it with a ton of inks and stamps, wink. Thanks for sharing!!!

Shelley said...

Oh I would love to try some of this paper!!! Thanks!!!

sue said...

I love piling lots of products onto my card and cant wait to try this card that takes lots of abuse x

jill said...

I am so excited to try Rangers specialty stamping paper! Your backgrounds are just gorgeous and I love what you did with them too! The flower is crazy cute and I love the journey project. You are one talented lady! Congrats on the new Blossom Bucket products as well......when do you sleep? Thanks for sharing!!!

Primitive Seasons said...

Sounds like fabulous paper. Now I don't NEED paper you understand but anything new you have to try and after all the "abuse" business my curiosity is peaked. I'm so happy for you with your Blossom Bucket association. Sounds thrilling.

Mary

Laura said...

It's hard to believe you abuse anything artsy...but if you say so! ;)

Laura

Gillian .... said...

Ok I'm thinking these papers can withold alot of abuse right lol .. love how your pages turned out. would love to win some of these papers to see how they withstand poodles of sprays/water (talking of which the water brushes look amazing), can't wait to see what you have instore for us next. x

K of JK Designs said...

OK, you've convinced me to try out this paper, winning them would be even better!

Sue said...

OMG!!! I'll be taking a class with you in CO can't wait to see this up close and personal!

Rae Ann said...

I take it you're endorsing the paper LOL. I love your work and I'm slowly getting Ranger products to work with. I definitely agree that these products are always high quality.
Rae Ann O.
http://joyinart.blogspot.com

(can barely read these dumb verfications)

Kate said...

Loving your journal pages! Would love to get the chance to win some paper!

Bearcrazyman said...

Thanks for all your great art and thanks for a chance to win some great paper.

pixiedust61 said...

I am excited to see this paper IRL. I gather it must ..., take a lot of abuse.... I hate to admit, I am..... A paper abuser.... I probably need a 12 step program for this.... Or I just need this new paper.

cjknick said...

Love the idea of this paper; thank for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

Can't wait to try some of this paper. Thanks for the chance to win some!
Cindy K.

Jean said...

Can't wait to try out this paper! Love watercolors, hate paper that warps, sounds perfect! Thanks Wendy for a chance to win.

mamakat said...

AWWwwwww...for a second there I thought Dyan had got you journaling, lol! Took class with her at Stampers Corner in Elk Grove, CA right before CHA and it was wonderful. We made lots and lots of lurvly poodles. Can't wait to try making some on that cool new paper.
Kathryn
PS wish YOU would come to Stampers Corner sometime, too...just sayin'

Crafty mop said...

I love the amount of layers you managed to get on your pages and then the idea to use as flower petals ....fab ...love the other page just as much .......40 embellish can't wait ...thanks for the chance x

Eileen said...

I just love your journal pages, and the new art parts (some of which are now heading my way) are wonderful.
Not that I needed convincing, but after reading this post I just HAD to get some of that specialty paper and the water brushes. Can't wait to start using them. And your new book is fab, as expected!

mary t said...

is it july yet??? can't wait!!
mary t

Redanne said...

Just wondering Wendy....does the paper take a lot of abuse? Tee hee, love the way you write. Love your pages too, the resulting flower is brilliant.

Kraftie Kim said...

I've been wondering how fabulous that new stamping paper might be?! Sounds like I must have some. Not to mention those brush pens.

Lindart said...

I've been hearing a lot about the new paper - would LOVE to try it! Also those water pens -HAVE to see what those are like too! Thank you for the chance to try them!

BTW-I love both of your projects!! I really like the colors you used in the background papers!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

40 items??? Hot Dog!! Can't wait to see them! I believe my favorite part of your description of the Ranger paper is "it takes a lot of abuse!"..that's what I need LOL I love watercoloring stamped images but haven't found the right paper yet. Love love love your sunflower and journal pages!

Dianal said...

Paper that takes abuse, I could certainly use something like that ... when I think of all the paper I have tried to abuse and then ended up scraping it (throwing it out, I mean, not fit for a project) I can't wait to try this out... love what you did with your journal pages, too .. I love the aquamarine in particular, I can see where that will be my favourite too!! Thanks for sharing!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Wendy, you know that there's a lot of folks wondering how can paper be "different"!!! But your enthuasiasm is catching!!! So if you don't pick me to win (BTW it really is my birthday today--March 4!!!), I'll just have to order some of this amazing paper.

Last time I tried to post a comment your system wouldn't let me; let's see if today is MY magic day!!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

ohhhhhh my Wendy!!!! your creations are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!think I need to get me some of that paper and a water brush!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Dorothy said...

I cannot wait to see your new stuff!!
Am so gonna get that paper too!!
Love your art!!!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

That paper sounds AMAZING! Would love to try some...thanks for a chance to win! :)

Debby said...

I have a pkg of that paper and just ordered the gatefold art parts so will have to create a journal and try this out. Thanks for sharing. Did you paint the stains through the stencil to get that effect?

Lorraine said...

Wow, gorgeous creations! I'm thinking I need that paper now, LOL! TFS!

Kim said...

The paper sounds very cool. I love that you can abuse it and it still holds up.

Helen said...

I take it the new paper "takes a lot of abuse" then!! Sounds like I must have some. Love the pages you created, and what you used them for.
Thanks for another chance to win, just glad I got here in time to join in.
Have been painting all weekend - but ceilings, with a big roller, sadly!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this fantastic paper. I love, love the art you have created with this paper.

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing, I would love to see what all the fuss is about and try out the new products!

** Kate **

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

The new paper sounds fabulous! And I think you may have a "thing" for Tims's water brushes - LOL! Can't wait to see your Blossum Bucket goodies!

Elaine Allen

Lesley said...

Lovin your art work this week and your post certainly had me chuckling!! Takes a lot of abuse eh??? Thanks for the chance to win......the paper sounds to good to be true????

SCTechSorceress said...

I have been wanting to get my hands (and my inks!) on this paper since I first heard about it.

Marilyn C. said...

They both sound like great products - but that's what we expect from Ranger (and you!). Thanks for sharing.

Happy creating!

Izzwizz said...

I guess the paper takes a lot of abuse then? Lol! Fab stamping. Maddy x

Sharon Y said...

Thanks for sharing. This paper sounds like it will stand up to mixed media and distressing. Would love to have the chance to try some out. Thank You for the give away.

Karen Goulet said...

I just love your whole post Wendy!
I would really love to try some of these products on one of my mixed-media projects. Thanks for a chance to win!
Karen :) XXOO

Liz in MO said...

Wow, there is so much new Ranger stuff out there that is so cool. I need to try the aquamarine archival ink, and I can't wait to try out the paper. Thanks so much for sharing all these new products and for sharing the giveaway with us.

Meghan Thimjon said...

New to your blog! I am off to investigate the rest of all the creative things! Would love to win!!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I ordered some of this paper a couple of weeks ago, but the order included some pre-order items, so I think they're waiting to ship it all together. RATS! Love the way your journal pages came out ... gorgeous!

Angie said...

Love your list of reasons to like Tim's paper, LOL! Clearly time to get to abusing some products of my own! Can't wait to see the new Blossom Bucket embellies! Thanks for doing what you do, Wendy!

Linda R said...

Okay, as you say "I'm over the moon" about this new paper!! And I don't even have any yet - hoping to win Wendy ;-)

Jentri said...

Thanks for sharing. They look so fun.

Sandra said...

I am sorry Wendy, I am not sure I understand, you link this paper????
;)
can not wait to try it!
Sandra ltb

SusanH said...

The paper looks very cool - and I like sharing...

Cassie said...

I've been wanting to try this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

Oh Wendy, I'm dying to get my hands on some of that new Ranger Stamping paper. I've been looking all over the internet to see if anyone is carrying it yet and I've had no luck. Maybe I'll get lucky on Monday morning and you'll pick my comment to win some. But if not, I'll just wait it out patiently like everyone else. Thanks for the opportuity to possibly win some though. Hope your weekend was a great one!

Pixie Camembert said...

Ohhh, Wendy. I would LOVE to get the chance to play with the new Ranger paper. I've heard nothing but fabulous things about it! Super smooth and super strong! Thanks for the chance to win some!
Sally in California

jude said...

Wow these are beautiful pages .Thatpapert sounds right up my street i love something that will takeabashing and abit of abuse.Thanks for sharing
hugs judex

Wilma said...

That paper sounds great. Great givaway!!

Terry said...

Wowzersss Wendy it is Wendylicious as allways, love the stampset and the papers are just great wowwzersss thanks for the opportunity to see what can be created woww.....Hugs Terry xxx

HermaF said...

Your creations are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win this great paper!

Sara Jansen said...

There is no way I can compete with Linda who can introduce you to some queen or somehting, but I can sincerely tell you I covet exactly what you are prepared to part with....
LOVE how the journal pages turned out; just discovering stencils and oh my, what fun!!

Sara Jansen said...

There is no way I can compete with Linda who can introduce you to some queen or somehting, but I can sincerely tell you I covet exactly what you are prepared to part with....
LOVE how the journal pages turned out; just discovering stencils and oh my, what fun!!