25 July 2014

Tea Time with Imagine Crafts & Clear Scraps


IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature projects created by our Artists In Residence this week using products from ClearScraps. We hope you enjoy the creativity our team shares with you this week!  

Hibiscus Teapot
I was SO excited when I opened my ClearScraps project and discovered an acrylic teapot album! If you hadn't noticed, I kind of love teapots so I was super excited to get something that matches me!

I'm sharing the first two pages of my album here today. On the cover, I stamped the very front with StazOn (Jet Black - Midi size), turned it over, and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. On the second page, I tinted it purple by rubbing a Gothic Purple StazOn Midi directly on there (turned the ink pad over and wiped it directly onto the acrylic), then wiping it off with a paper towel. THEN I stamped the swirl and butterfly with two different Encore metallic inks (blue and purple).

Here's a closer look at some of the products I used:

Here is today's other project:

Debbie Gaetz

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21 July 2014

Watercolor Thank You

Thank You Watercolor

Ready for a new challenge with Lawnscaping Challenges? This week we're all about watercoloring! Not gonna lie....this made me nervous. I don't actually own any watercoloring goodies, so I opted to take a slightly different approach!

I unearthed some watercolor paper and a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. On some leftover plastic packaging (from the new dies at Crafter's Companion) I scribbled a bit of ink with the chisel end of a Spectrum Noir marker. Working quickly before it dried, I used a watercolor brush pen to pick up some ink and lay it down over the stencil. I used five different inks: BT5, GT3, LG5, CG3, CT4.

It only took a minute, and then I double-stamped the sentiment using Memento Luxe in Tuxedo Black (so it'd have a bit of a shadow effect). I love the way it turned out, and will be creating lots of backgrounds like this!

Stop by the blog to play along with us and win some fabby prizes from Lawn Fawn

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19 July 2014


Bonjour - Clouds Tutorial

One of my favorite things to do is create a fun cloud-filed background on my cards. I get loads of questions on how exactly I make it happen, so I made a quick tutorial and shared it over on the Spectrum Noir blog today! Stop by for a look: http://bit.ly/1zMZ2ca

I actually made this card for this month's Spectrum Noir challenge, which is all about Summer. You should play along... you could win £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir goodies (you get the gift certificate....you choose what you want!). See all the details here: http://a.pgtb.me/T5bcsm

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18 July 2014

Tiny Mail

Mini Pink Box

I made a tiny card...it's SO cute! It measure 3 1/22 x 3", and is the perfect size for a gift enclosure. I embossed the base and applied Memento Luxe Angel Pink ink directly to it (like, rubbed the ink pad directly on there....is that against the ink pad rules, lol?).

I also used loads of other Memento Luxe inks on this fun little card, and some polka dotted paper which makes it perfect for this week's Simon Says Stamp  'Spots & Dots' challenge!

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04 July 2014

Your Kindness Is Appreciated

Kindness lanterns

First things first.... did you notice my fabulous new blog header and tabs? It took me forever to decide wht I wanted, and a very patient friend to help me pull it all together (ok...I realyl didn't do any of the work!). I absolutely completely and totally love them.... they make me so happy! 

Ok....now on to crafty bits! Before I moved house, I made several cards for the Lawnscaping Challenges I knew I'd miss while my craft goodies were all packed up. I emailed them all to the fabulous Laurel for including in the blog posts, and promptly forgot to share them here on MY blog! 

The challenge this card was for was to create a background using stamps. I repeatedly stamped the individual lanterns and colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers (CT4 CT2, CT1, OR2, OR1, GB5). Then I added the takeout box and fortune cookie sentiment (colored with TN1, TN2, blender, OR1, OR2).

I love how this turned out! For all my friends here in the US - have a fabulous holiday weekend!

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