Monday, December 1, 2014

Magenta December Challenge

Can you believe it is the last month of the year? With a new month comes a new Magenta challenge. My DT creation for this month's Noel themed challenge is a card featuring stamping, stencilling, watercolouring, and sparkles with glitter glue, bling, and glimmer mist.







Supplies: Bird Tree stamp, Multilingual Merry Christmas stamp, Script Post stamp,Ssnowflakes stencil (Magenta), cardstock (CTMH), watercolour paper (Carson), ink (Ranger), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), glitter glue (Hampton Arts), wood veneer polaroid frame (Recollections), jewels (Dollarama)

Magenta Products used:

MC05 - Snowflakes
 Snowflakes stencil        


 Bird Tree - Christmas Tree
  Bird Tree- Christmas Tree stamp


   Merry Christmas - Multilingual 
Multilingual Merry Christmas stamp     


 Script and Postmark
 Script Post stamp


Check out the Magenta Blog to see my fellow DT members' inspirational creations.  Then use any one Magenta product that you have on your Noel themed project and join in the challenge!


TTFN,


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Magenta Blog Hop Day 3




Welcome to a week of inspiration and creativity with the Magenta Design Team! We are excited to share with you our latest collection and of course our artists are here to share their techniques with you, just hop to their blogs to learn more about their creations!

Vous êtes invités à une semaine d’inspiration et de créativité avec la Design Team Magenta! Nous sommes heureux de partager avec vous notre dernière collection et bien entendu nos artistes sont là pour partager avec vous leurs techniques, suivez les liens vers leurs blogues pour en apprendre plus sur leurs créations.







To make the card, begin by cutting a card sized piece of patterned paper. Then use the woodgrain stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to  stamp on the patterned paper creating the background. Adhere the stamped paper to your card base and distress edges.  Stamp the leaf on a piece of tissue paper and fussy cut it. Gently glue the centre of the leaf down on the background. Lastly, stamp and heat emboss the Imagine sentiment stamp.

A closer detail photo:





  Here are the prizes you could win:
Voici les prix que vous pourriez gagner:






Each day we will feature projects created by our design team – simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight EST (GMT-5) November 9th.  We will randomly select two different blogs from the five days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.

Chaque jour nous présenterons des projets créés par notre Design Team - visitez leurs blogues et laissez un commentaire sur chacun avant minuit le 9 novembre, heure de l’est (GMT-5). Nous choisirons au hasard deux blogues Durant les cinq jours et tirerons un commentaire de chacun des blogues pour déterminer les gagnant(e)s.


Here’s today’s other featured projects from the Design Team:
Voici les projets sélectionnés aujourd’hui de notre Design Team:




TTFN,



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Magenta Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to a week of inspiration and creativity with the Magenta Design Team! We are excited to share with you our latest collection and of course our artists are here to share their techniques with you, just hop to their blogs to learn more about their creations!

Vous êtes invités à une semaine d’inspiration et de créativité avec la Design Team Magenta! Nous sommes heureux de partager avec vous notre dernière collection et bien entendu nos artistes sont là pour partager avec vous leurs techniques, suivez les liens vers leurs blogues pour en apprendre plus sur leurs créations.




Magenta products used:


Randomly stamp the scalloped edge flap with the script font stamp. Once dry, stencil the feathers and background stencil using Distress Paint. After the Distress Paint stenciled background has dried, apply VersaMark to the Branch stencil and then Heat n' stick powder. Activate with a heat gun and then adhere the glitter to the shape. Using the bird stencil, apply Whipped Spackle and then blue glitter. Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment.  Once everything is dry, edge the whole card with brown ink, add Baker's twine and a brad. Lastly, add some glitter glue to the stenciled feathers.

A little close up that shows the dimensional texture details:




  Here are the prizes you could win:
Voici les prix que vous pourriez gagner:





Each day we will feature projects created by our design team – simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight EST (GMT-5) November 9th.  We will randomly select two different blogs from the five days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.

Chaque jour nous présenterons des projets créés par notre Design Team - visitez leurs blogues et laissez un commentaire sur chacun avant minuit le 9 novembre, heure de l’est (GMT-5). Nous choisirons au hasard deux blogues Durant les cinq jours et tirerons un commentaire de chacun des blogues pour déterminer les gagnant(e)s.


Here’s today’s featured projects from the Design Team:
Voici les projets sélectionnés aujourd’hui de notre Design Team:




TTFN,


Friday, September 19, 2014

Magenta and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop - Day 6

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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.

For today's installment of the hop, I created a card using the Wedding Dress Irresistible spray on a floral mask and "stamped" with it to create a resist design area.
    


  

Magenta products used: Stamps- Butterfly, Carpe Diem; Blossoms floral mask; chipboard tag, patterned paper Tapestry

Imagine Crafts products used: Moment Inks- Love Letter, Teal Zeal, Black Tuxedo; Wedding Dress Irresistible

Other: scalloped cardbase, branch punch, baker's twine, jewels

Once the Irresistible design was dry, I sponged on the background Momento Love Letter colour. I used a watercolour stamping technique to stamp the gorgeous Magenta Butterfly with Momento Teal Zeal.  After loading the stamp with the ink, I gave it a light spritz of water prior to stamping it on cardstock. As you can see, it softens the lines and moves some of the colour around in a pretty watercolour effect.

While it was drying, I stamped the Carpe Diem sentiment on the chipboard tag and Irresistabled the chipboard heart from the tag. Next, I punched out the branches/leaves and created a cluster with the fussy cut out butterfly and tag. Some Baker's twine and jewels added just the right finishing touches.

One more day to get in on the fun and a chance to score some goodies.  Be sure to comment on all the projects through out the Hop days that have been posted.

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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Penny Ward


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Sharon Morrison

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Mariëtte van Leeuwen

 
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Helène Métivier

  
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Agnieszka Bellaidea

 
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.


TTFN,


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Magenta Blog Hop - Day 4

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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.      

For day 4 of the hop, I am sharing an ATC. I cut the leftover strip of 12x12 gessoed cardstock that I used for my Fall is my Fav art journal page into 2.5" x 3.5" sized pieces.



    

Imagine Crafts Products used: Fireworks - Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies; Irresistible- Bahama Blue; StazOn - Jet Black, Stone Gray

Magenta Products used: Stamps - Deco Pattern damask, Script and Postmark, Do Small Things With Great Love sentiment

Other: heavy cardstock, gesso, pen, jewels

I started by stamping the background with the Script and Post Mark stamp using the Stone Gray StazOn. Then, I sprayed the 3 different Fireworks sprays starting from lightest (Lulu Lavender) to darkest (Grape Jelly) and added a light spritz of water to lighten the colour and move it around. I allowed each colour to dry slightly before adding the next one. Once the last colour was dry, I sprayed the Bahama Blue Irresistible onto a small 3x3 foam square to create a sort of stamp pad and stamped using the Deco Pattern Damask stamp. Once the Irresistible stamped damask image was dry, I outlined the image with a pen.  Using the Jet Black StazOn, I stamped the sentiment and edged the card. Lastly, I added the jewels as the final touch and compliment to the shimmery background.

It is hard to show in the photo but if you look closely, you might be able to see the shimmer that comes with the Fireworks sprays. Such a beautiful effect and so pretty in real life.

Hope you enjoyed todays offering.

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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Tina McDonald

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John Creighton Petersen

 
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Bianca van Noort

  
 
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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.


TTFN,


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Magenta and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Week Day 2

Magenta_badge 

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.    

For my first project of the hop, I created a mixed media journal page as an ode to my favourite season of the year.





     Magenta products used: Stamps- Ornate Flourish, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year sentiment, Numbers from the Savvy Symbols stamp set, Autumn Oak Leaf large, Autumn Oak Leaf small; Stencils- Floral Elements, Geometric Trio - circles; Cork Self Adhesive Alphabet Stickers; Mini Alphabet Chipboard Letters; Canvas Fabric Sheet

Imagine Crafts/Tsukinenko products used: Momento Inks- Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal, Cottage Ivy, Love Letter, Gray Flannel, Elderberry, Tuxedo Black; StazOn- Jet Black, Stone Grey, Cloudy Sky, Cactus Green, Pumpkin, Timber Brown; Delicata- Gold Glitz; Irresistibles- Wedding Dress

Other: 9x12 mixed media journal, heavy cardstock, gesso, small piece of burlap, Silhouette digital cutting machine





I started with a gessoed heavy cardstock 8 1/2" x 12" piece and added Momento inks by stamping each colour  (Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal, Cottage Ivy and Love Letter) onto a clear acrylic block and then spraying it with water before smooshing it onto the background. I spritzed more water onto the background as needed to move the inks around. The trick is to use a heat gun to dry between ink layers so as not to blend the contrasting colours and ending up with a puddle of brown. I also added a bit of Cactus Green StaxOn and moved it around with a rubbing alcohol dipped makeup sponge.





Then came stamping using the various grey StazOn inks (Stone Grey, Cloudy Sky) and Jet black with the Ornate Flourish, sentiment and Savvy Symbols number stamps (9 and 10 for my favourite fall months). The stamping was alternated with sponged on and Geometric Circle stenciled gesso layers to add depth and texture to the background.






Once dry, I stenciled the floral sprays using the Momento Elderberry and randomly stamped the Delicata Gold Glitz on using a scrap piece of burlap.

Next, came the fore front layer of bold leaf stamping using the Autumn Oak Leaf stamps and Pumpkin StazOn.





By stamping Momento ink onto a craft mat and adding water, I was able to splatter a mix of Momento Love Letter with Flannel Grey (to darken the colour to match the canvas fabric). While it was drying, I coloured the Mini Chipboard Alphabet letters with Black Tuxedo ink, cut "fav" out of the canvas fabric, and then adhered my titling into place.

To finish off the page, I splattered with the Wedding Dress Irresistable by uncapping it and using the spray straw. Once dry, I repeated the craft mat process with Tuxedo Black to splatter on the final touches.






I edged the whole piece with Timber Brown StazOn and again moved the colour around with a rubbing alcohol saturated makeup sponge. Lastly, I adhered it into my journal.

Hope you find some seasonal inspiration to bring to your crafting projects, whether it be fall or spring, in your part of the globe.

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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Linda Lucas

 
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Isha Gupta

 
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Debbie Gaetz

 
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Helène Métivier

  
 
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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.


TTFN,