May Authentique Imagin-ation be creative

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Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.

We were asked to take a self portrait, but as my hairdresser cancelled my last two appointments my fringe has gotten a bit long…..

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Welcome to my blog, by now you have probably established that I am a little crazy, but hey it takes all sorts to make life fun! Enough with the frivolity down to the serious stuff… here is my creation.

Authentique card outside

Materials Used:

Authentique “Harmony” details and Card Making stack, May Arts String Burlap Ribbon Olive and Yellow Gold Fibres. Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento inks Dandelion, Pistachio and Olive Grove, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Willow Walnut Ink, Dandelion, Pear Tart and Olive Grove Dual tip marker pens. Yellow gem, Sizzix Tagged Scallop Combo Die, Ivory Linen and Grey card. Penny Black Dahlias stamp set 30-159 and Dimensional foam pads.

Now for how this was created….

Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

 Taylor Usry

Darsie Bruno

There’ more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company’s design teams and to view the other prizes available.

 

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week’s Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  

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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.

 

 

 

 

In My Heart

My godmother kindly let me stamp some of her Art Deco Ladies, I have finally had some time to colour a few in and this is the first card made using them.

Heart lady

Materials used, Art Deco Lady (sorry I do not know what set this came from) SRM sticker, Penny Black Banner and leaves dies, Penny Black Pointille stamp, Perfect Pearls, Spellbinders Dainty dots embossing folder and Sizzix Frame die. Chameleon Art Pens, Purple Grape, Bisque, Blue Violet, Grass Green and Summer Sun, Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Purple Grape ink, gems, Purple, Black, withe and Blue card stock.

Thanks for dropping in!

Tres Chic

I belong to a group that buys and sells unwanted craft goodies and I came across this lovely lady and just had to have her.  I had so much fun colouring her in, I think she is off for a day at the races!

Tres chic

Materials used: Stamps Happen Inc New York Socialite, Imagine Craft Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Dandelion and Cantaloupe inks, Chameleon Art Pens Deep Black, Crimson Red, Bisque, Cool Grey, Black, Red and Yellow Cardstock. Pearls and Perfect Papercrafting Rulers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Flying High

Today my daughter takes her first long haul flight with Emirates and the best news is that it is to the UK, so I will get to see her!  It was her birthday in June and I wanted to create a card that reflected her new role, so Emirates beige and red were the order of the day!

Emirates Girl

 Materials used: Chameleon Art Pens Chrimson Red, Fawn, Hot Cocoa and Bisque. Stampin Up patterned paper, a Prima Julie Nutting stamp Bolero Dress, Penny Black Celebrations die 51-028, Spellbinders Dainty Dots embossing Folder and Die-Versions Sweet Petites Aeroplane die. Cream and Red Card and paper flowers.

Thank you for visiting

A Birthday card for a Gorjuss Girl

I am so sorry I haven’t posted any designs for a while, I have been super busy on a creative project that will hopefully launch next month.

In the mean time I thought I would share this birthday card I made for a friends daughter, as usual I left it to the last minute to make so reached for my Chameleon Pens, to do a quick colouring in. (If you have not come across these pens before, one pen will give you many shades – from a hint of colour, right through the spectrum to the deepest shade – Makes blending and shading a doodle!)

Just Gorjuss

Materials used: Chameleon Art Pens Blue Violet, Aqua Marine, Cool Grey, Black, Bisque and Hot Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black, Lu Lu Lavender, Purple Grape, and Summer Sky Inks, Penny Black sentiment from the transparent set Special Wishes 30-229 and A Pocket Full die 51-053, Gorjuss stamp Ruby, Memory Box Cherish Border Die, white and dotted card, Washi tape and fabric flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Imagine meets Dreamweaver

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.

 

***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.

I was so excited when I heard that we would be playing along with Dreamweaver, their pastes and stencils are fabulous!  I immediately fell in love with this boat and thought how great it would be for male cards, and had the idea for this sunset scene.

Sailing sunset

The supplies used on this project were:

Dreamweaver Sailboat LG755, Paste Spreader LM2010 and Matt Black Embossing Paste, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Kaleidacolor inks Dessert Heat and Caribbean Sea, Memento Luxe Bahama Blue and Dandelion, Ink Potion No.9, Sponge Daubers.  Teal, Black and White Gloss card and twine.

I have made a short video to show to recreate this card.

Thanks for visiting me today, enjoy the rest of the hop!

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

Kazuko Kocho

Nancy Hawes

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

Dream It Up!

Lynn Mercurio

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

 

 

 

A Little Spellbound

Hi and welcome to my blog, I love to share my creations with Spellbinders and Explore Beyond, my inspiration for this card came from the recent posts on the main Spellbinders blog, where the designers were working with different labels!

Floral Elegance

 

This project was created using Penny Black’s Dahlia Dance 4380K, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion Inks, Chameleon Alcohol Pens Orange Red and Olive, May Arts Silk Ribbon and Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five S5-077, Labels Twenty Eight S5-127, 5 x 7″ Matting Basics A and B S6-001 and Floral Ovals S4-356, Dotted Paper, Green Orange and White card and pearls.

Can you believe that this image was coloured using only two pens and I just love how the label dies frame the flower!

Viva Imagination

Mixed Media Blog Hop

Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop.  For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies.   Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?

Mixed Media Prize Package

We’re proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps!  You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014  to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st  we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here’s today’s posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

Cathy Andronicou (thats me – you are here)

Isha Gupta

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

Mary Brockway

 

If you’re just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, here’ the links to the previous days posts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

 

***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.

I am so excited to be participating in another blog hop, this time with Viva Las VegaStamps! and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko, Viva Las VegaStamps! kindly sent me the Flowery Background stamp and the You Color My World sentiment, I have so many ideas for this design and wanted to share this one with you today.

Viva flowers

Materials used:

Viva Las Vegas You Color My World and Flowery Background stamps, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye inks, Summer Sky, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies, Tuxedo Black and Olive Grove, Memento Dual Tip Markers Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies, Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart, Pico Embellisher Pear Tart. Other: Gloss and Linen cardstock, Vellum, Pink Gems and scalloped rectangle die. Here is step by step tutorial showing how this card was created and a bonus card at the bottom.

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Viva step 2

viva stage 3

Viva Step 4

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Viva step 6

Viva step 7

My Daughter is moving to Dubai soon and I have made her a little set of Birthday/Thank you cards using the same stamp to pack in her case – the box is fairly simple, I would normally decorate it more but don’t want to weigh her luggage down too much!

Card Box

Here are some of the designs inside the box,

Card Set

A close up of one of the cards

Happy Birthday

and the hinge box partially closed

Card Box Closed

Other materials used in this project: Memento Bahama Blue, Lilac Posies, Dandelion and Grape Jelly dye inks, Shrink Plastic (sentiments printed from PC and shrunk), May Arts and American Craft Ribbons, Beacon Fabritac Adhesive, Mirror Card and Coloured card to match ink colours.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you will visit again soon, if you are inspired by my creations please also check out my other blog here!

 

Art Deco Romance

Hi, I am back with a card I created quite a while ago for one of my Husband’s colleagues, who wanted something special to accompany the ring for a proposal for marriage….luckily the recipient said YES!

Art Deco Lace Valentine

To create this card

Hero Arts Gracious Lady (G2811) was stamped onto cream card using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink, coloured with Copics and cut out. I hand cut a scalloped doily from lace fabric to mount behind the image. Three roses were made from felt using Spellbinders Bitty Blooms and the two hearts were cut from mountboard using Sizzix Doodle Dies Hearts and overstamped with the tail of the bird from Penny Blacks Sweet Melody Stamp set. The background was stamped and clear embossed onto cream card using Penny Black Bed of Roses and then rubbed over with Memento Tuxedo black ink. A With love printed ribbon was added to the bottom and a double bow made from satin ribbon.