29 July 2014

Metallic Dreams

Metallic Dreams

I made a quick tutorial to share on the IMAGINE Crafts blog this past weekend, with the fabulous Encore Metallic inks and some gorgeous stamps from Crafter's Companion US! You can see the step-by-step process for creating this card here: http://bit.ly/1rXBHB1 (and get a complete supply list too!)

Other than my card base, all of the cardstock is Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth WHITE.... yep, white. Here's a look at the transformation in progress:


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28 July 2014

Just Wanted to Say....

Just Wanted to Say

I played along with the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this weekend! it's all about embossing, so I used three different Embossalicious folders to create loads of texture on my card. I also used the fantastic iRESISTables (Summer Sky) to add texture, and a couple of Fireworks! sprays (Summer Sky &Danube Blue) to add shimmer! My sentiment is stamped using Memento Luxe ink, because the coverage it gives just makes me happy!

I really love the blue and kraft together. Loads. Blue + brown are two of my favs! 






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25 July 2014

Tea Time with Imagine Crafts & Clear Scraps

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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

If you've missed the other projects this week please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.


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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!

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/XaCSlk

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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