Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Dreamweaver Blog Hop

L This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative! Be sure to leave your comments on each artist's post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products. Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th.  

Welcome- I'm so happy to be participating in today's hop. Dreamweaver has so many beautiful stencils to choose from, but since it's summer I went with a beach theme.

I love to add texture to my projects, so I decided to use Creative Medium with the stencils to make them into beautiful embellishments . 
The best way to do this is with a palette knife.
I use the back of the knife and spread it on , like icing a cake.
When your piece is dry , add a little Niagara Mist with a dauber. The Creative Medium is a resist so you get a really cool affect. You might need to wipe off the raised areas with a paper towel.

For the background I daubed a 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 piece of white paper with Niagara Mist and ran it through a crimper.

I randomly stenciled the shell on a 3x3 piece of white paper using Niagara Mist and Sage. Ink your card base with the same colors and emboss with your favorite folder add a sentiment and your done. 


Imagine Crafts / TSUKINEKO 
Creative Medium
Versa Magic Ink - Sage , Niagara Mist 


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project today.
I alway appreciate your comments 

Here are the other posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Kazuko Kocho

Nancy Hawes

Cathy Andronicou

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Lynn Mercurio

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

***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.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Altered Pages Blog Hop

Each Tuesday during the month of June, IMAGINE Crafts would like to share with you the projects that our Artists In Residence have created using products from Altered Pages. The Design Team at Altered Pages will also be featuring IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products on their blog throughout the month and we hope that you'll visit the Altered Pages Blog to see the fabulous projects that their team has designed as well.

Here are the other projects from the Artists In Residence Team:

Allie Gower

Nancy Hawes

Kazuko Kocho

So today on our Blog Hop with Altered Pages I decided to make a shabby chic step card.
I received this awesome package from Altered pages that included all sorts of cool vintage papers, ribbon, charms and stamps. One of the sheets of paper caught my eye right away, it had doll heads and cute little poems on it. Because I had just picked up a package of photos that I had taken at Easter, and in it was the sweetest picture of my grand daughter and thought perfect combo !!!!

Doll Sheet

So first I inked a bunch of book and pattern papers using Radiant Neons. Yes they are bright, but they blend so well. You can really achieve a very soft tone using a sponge dauber!

I punched out some flowers and put these cool flat beads from Altered Pages in the middle - oh so pretty !

I played around with the papers to create my design, step cards are really so fun to create.they are like mini shadow boxes .

I daubed a little Radiant Neon Electric Coral onto a charm added a bow and some lace for my shabby chic look. Simple and quick ! Perfect gift although I am keeping this one on my night table. 

Supplies :
Imagine Crafts/ TSUKINEKO 
Radiant Neon:
Electric Coral
Electric Yellow
Electric Orange

Altered Pages
Papers, Charms, Ribbon

AccuCut Craft 
StepCard Diecut

I hope you enjoyed my project today, if you need directions making a step card please let me know in a comment and I would be happy to send you directions. As always I appreciate your comments and support . 
                Thank you