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.


  1. Love the beach theme! Beautiful cards. Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  2. The beach theme is so now, and I especially loved the sand dollar card. I'm going to find my Niagra Mist!

  3. Fabulous cards, I love shells so these really "spoke" to me!

  4. I love the beachy look of these cards and lots of different textures. So pretty!

  5. fantastic texture on your projects!!!

  6. Love your project! Anything beachy really piques my interest these days. Thanks for sharing.

  7. These are lovely. Great colours and the sand dollar is so sweet

  8. Pretty cards! I love the soft colors and texture, thanks for sharing.

  9. Your cards are beautiful, perfect colors and great technique.


  10. Love the textural effects on both cards! They have an organic look and feel that is perfect for the shell stencils.

  11. Cool techniques, thanks for the inspiration

  12. Beautiful--love the beach theme.

  13. What beautiful works of art! They make me wish I were near a beach.

  14. Beautiful cards! Love the soft coloring!

  15. I love the texture and soft ocean colors you have achieved with the imagine crafts products and our stencil designs. As you know we are nature lovers and you have really made them come alive..thank you!

  16. WOW, just beautiful, I actually have the scalloped shell stencil. Great cards. Love the idea!! thank you for the share.

  17. Lovely cards with a relaxing beachy mood.

  18. Love the beach theme. These turned out great!!!

  19. Beautifully done, Nancy. Everything you used from the Creative Medium to the Dreamweaver Stencils to the embellishments like the net gave the sandy look and feel of a summer day at the beach. Love your cards!

  20. What a beautiful idea!!! LOVE the mist on the creative medium! WOWOWOWOWOW! Beautifully done <3