Sunday, September 21, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Magenta Blog Hop

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Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Rubber Stamps! Both companies are excited to share with you their products, from the latest inks from IMAGINE Crafts to the newest Fall and Holiday stamp releases from Magenta.    



Product List:
Imagine Crafts: Craft Mat; Memento Markers in Summer Sky, Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch; Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle; Delicata in Golden Glitz; Versafine in Onyx Black; Sponge Daubers
Spellbinders: S4-410 Gold Squares One Nestabilities® Imperial Gold Enhancing Elements dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares; E-Z Runner
Authentique Paper - Glistening 12x12 Collection
Dreamweaver Stencils:
Other: Metal Corner embellishment; Lock and Key embellishments; handmade tattered lace; silver plaque; Cosmo Cricket Sentiment Stickers; Dimensional Magic; White card; Blue card; Aqua Pen


 
Step 1. Stamp Magenta image onto white card and blue card using Versafine in Onyx Black
Step 2. Cut out framed image and emboss/deboss using Gold Squares One  Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Imperial Gold Enhancing Elements dies
Step 3. Colour the image using Memento Markets in Summer Sky and an Aqua Pen
 
 
Step 4. Highlight the image and the embossed/deboss borders using Memento Markers in Desert Sand and Toffee Crunch and an Aqua Pen
Step 5. Pop up coloured image onto image 2 on blue card stock, using 3D Foam Squares
Step 6. Lightly 'paint' the highlighted areas on the embossed frame using an Aqua Brush
 
 
Step 7. Sponge Authentique Paper using Delicata Golden Glitz.
Step 8. Sponge the Dreamweaver Stencil sing the Golden Glitz, followed by Espresso Truffle on each corner.
 
 
Step 9. Adhere layered image onto the inked base using E-Z Runner.
Step 10: Adhere Tattered Lace using Liquid Glue
Step 11: Adhere Metal corners using Liquid Glue
Step 12. Cut sentiment as desired
Step 13. Sponge around the edges of each section using Espresso Truffle
Step 14. Highlight around each word using the Memento Marker in Tuxedo Black
Step 15. Adhere silver sentiment using Liquid Glue
Step 16. Apply a coat of Dimensional Magic to the bird image - allow to dry for approx. 2 hours
Step 17: Adhere Large Magnet to the back
 
 
   

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta are offering a total of three different prizes this week as part of this Blog Hop. These prizes include IMAGINE Crafts' irRESISTible Texture Spray, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Delicata Shimmery Silver and Golden Glitz AND some of the newest releases from Magenta. Take a moment to visit the other featured artists' blogs listed below and leave a comment on their posts by midnight PST September 21st.  Three winners will be randomly selected from three different blogs from the seven days of the Hop, with one commenter from each blog draw as the winner.  
 

 Presenting the other featured projects for today:

 
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Isha Gupta

 
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Debbie Gaetz

 
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Helène Métivier

 
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Cassandra DeGrace

 
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Edith Racine

 
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Ellie Knol


Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

 
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Medialion Motif

Hello Blog Friends, thank you for all of the visits you pay me and the comments you leave - I do love to know you have been and I hope along the way you are inspired in some way!


 
Some of the things that gather on my desk can make a card come together so easily - well, that is the way I justify not having a clear desk! LOL! This is one of those cards - everything on it has been left over from previous projects and I love that - don't you!?


The flowers are older ones from my stash - from before I discovered dimension (LOL) I believe they are by KaiserCraft.  The centre die is the Medallion Nine Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Die D-Lites™.  I have used the inner filigree die and cut the outside using Standard Circles LG Spellbinders® Nestabilities®. This has been layered onto the Labels One Nestabilities®.  My Dies have been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.

 
The beautiful bling is from Want2Scrap. I have also used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner on this card.
 
This card is for the following challenges:
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes
 

In the Pink - Sparkle and Bling (in PINK of course)
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut 
Cards Galore Encore - MAKE A CARD! 
Crafting Musketeers - Use Buttons
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
The Vintage Challenge - At least 3 layers
 
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Beautiful

Hello Blog Friends, thank you for visiting my Blog, I always love to see you have been! 
 


I have a monochromic card to share today, as much as I love colour, there is something about layers and shades of the one colour that draws me eye every time.



The precut imagine and sentiment are from Kaisercraft and has been layered into the Gold Majesty Circles Spellbinders® Imperial Gold die template, using Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares. 


 
The Gold Majesty Circles Die has been layered onto white card that has been embossed using the Cabbage Roses Spellbinder® M-Bossabilities™ folder.  Die cutting and embossing has been
done on the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.

The edges of the embossed card have been sponged using Imagine Crafts®/ Tsukineko®  VersaFine™ Archival Pigment Ink in Vintage Sepia.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.



 
This card is for the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
The Sailing Pineapple Blog - Use a Die Cut
Card and Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge  - Anything Goes
 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow - the Art

 
I have been busy catching up on a lot of things since coming back from the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow - but most of all catching up with family and friends.  One of the most common questions I have been asked is what did I do?  A good question and one I can best answer you by showing you....

  

When I was invited to be on the faculty for the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow, I have to say it was both exciting and daunting....but I was quickly put at ease by Sallianne when she told me that she did not want me to reinvent the wheel...but to bring what I do to Art is You....


Tags - each one full of techniques
 

A handmade box to store them - again with different techniques


I have learned that once you learn a technique, you can use it on any medium - there are no limits, except those we set ourselves.  Don't be fooled by the tags - they took quite sometime to create - as those attending the Workshops will tell you...and the box...yes...lots more time - it was a 6 hour Workshop and we used every minute - but did manage to include lots of laughter!




 
A big THANK YOU to my generous sponsors





It would not be a Workshop of mine without some gorgeous Want2Scrap bling



 Along with running my Workshops on Saturdays and Sundays, I helped with the administration in a number of ways - it was all go from dawn to dusk....and totally amazing.

I do have to add, it is impossible to put into words an experience like Art is You - it is a total experience and life changing.  You cannot help but be inspired on many levels, moved by the love that encompasses the whole Retreat and the friendships that are formed - connections that will last a lifetime and enrich your life in ways you never imagined.


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Birthday Bling

Hello Blog Friends, I hope you are enjoying a relaxed weekend - it is Saturday evening for me and I could not let the day end without sharing a quick post.
 
 
For this card I have used  A2 Curved Matting Basics B Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator, Fancy Tags Two Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® - these Dies have been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.

The ink is ImagineCrafts/ Tsukineko Radiant Neons in Electric Blue, the bling is from Want2ScrapScrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on these cards.
 
This card is for the following challenges:
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges - No Designer Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
 Southern Girls Challenge - The Winter Blues
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Simple times
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes

 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artist in Residence - Mixed Media Canvas

I am sharing a Mixed Media Canvas for my Artist in Residence post on the Imagine Crafts Blog - a change of pace for me but I had so much fun.



 
You can see the project in full HERE, along with all of the details.  I would love you to pop over and check out all of the details....and don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
 
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Meg's Garden

Hello Blog Friends, its Thursday here and it is the perfect time to share something Shabby Chic with you.



The beautiful paper is from Meg's Garden - I love this paper and the gorgeous palette, the vintage roses - I mean, what is there not to love?  Right!?! 



The beautiful filigree frame has been created using Labels Forty-One Decorative Accents Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Accents - this is one of my favourite Dies from the New Release - not hard to see why!!  The card base has been cut using the A2 Curved Matting Basics B Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator.  All Dies have been cut/embossed using the  Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine.

 


The gorgeous lace roses are from my stash and the bling is from Want2ScrapScrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner have been used on this card.
 
This card is for the following challenges:
Baffies Kreativladen - Friendship
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Fall colors
Divas by Design - W, 2E -  Anything goes


Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes

Craft Room Challenge - Something Old, Something New
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Round
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
 
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