Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Don't Forget To Shine!

I finally got my hands on Brusho!
Supplies used:
RubberMoon - Moon Frame & Star Tree
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - VersaFine Onyx Black & Jumbo Dauber
Brusho - Gamboge, Violet, Purple, Vermillion, Turquoise
Zig Wink of Stella - Brown, Yellow
Sakura - White Gel Pen 
Sizzix - Cabinet Card Die
White Mountboard
ScorPal Sookwang Tape
Small paintbrush
Step 1: Die cut your shape. Saturate with water, sprinkle on the Brusho and allow it to bleed together.
 Step 2: When dry stamp the moon frame image onto the cabinet card and onto a spare piece of white card. Cut the frame out that has been stamped onto the spare card.
Step 3: Color the cut out frame using Brusho turquoise. Color the moon and stars of the frame using yellow and brown Wink of Stella. Stamp the star tree and color using the same pens. Highlight the stars and frame bottom using a white gel pen.

Step 4: Assemble the pieces using Sookwang tape

Friday, 19 December 2014


I've never posted a nature photo on my blog before, but couldn't resist after snapping this Hopper on my Tangerine tree today. He's a work of art!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Let The Sun Shine!

If you have no paint, use ink!

Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Memento - Teal Zeal, Summer Sky, London Fog. Gelli Arts - Gel Printing Plate

Holiday Gingerbread Card

Supplies used:
Imagine/Crafts Tsukineko - Pico Embellisher, Tuxedo Black, Wedding Dress, Neon Electric Yellow, Neon Electric Pink, Neon Electric Blue.
Goosebumps Shimmer. Memento Luxe- Espresso Truffle, Peanut Brittle, Toffee Crunch. Jumbo Dauber. VersaMark.

Other supplies: Stampendous Snowflake Stamp. German Glass Glitter, White Card, Spellbinders Rectangle Die, Sizzix Gingerbread Man Die, Glue. White Embossing Powder.

Step One: Die cut two rectangles from white card. Take one rectangle, center it over your Gingerbread Man die and cut out. Keep the rectangle with the Gingerbread Man aperture.

Step two: Ink the rectangle with the aperture using a jumbo dauber and Toffee Crunch and Espresso Truffle inks. Allow to dry and then heat emboss the snowflakes.

Step three: Adhere the inked rectangle die-cut to the white base rectangle die-cut.

Step four: Ink up the Gingerbread Man using a jumbo dauber and Peanut Brittle ink. Spray with Goosebumps Shimmer and sprinkle lightly with German Glass Glitter.

Step five: Assemble your card by gluing the Gingerbread Man into the aperture. Finish your Gingerbread Man with a faux icing of Pico Embellishers.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Gift card Holder

Denim effect created with StazOn Blue Hawaii, Cloudy Sky and Jet Black. Just press the ink pads gently onto cardstock until you achieve the desired effect!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Ornament for my Granddaughter

Angels and Clocks! Product Swap

IMAGINE Crafts and RubberMoon Art Stamps are excited to share with you the amazing projects that our design teams have created to kick off the Holiday Season! Over the next few days, we'll be sharing with you inspiration and techniques using IMAGINE Crafts' line of ink products featuring rubber stamps from RubberMoon. Be sure to visit the IMAGINE Crafts and RubberMoon blogs daily for more projects and ideas!

1st Project:

It has become a personal tradition for me to make ornaments each year. This year I am proud to be using the beautiful images of RubberMoon.

Supplies used:
RubberMoon Stamps: Sonya , Snowy Trees

ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko: Walnut Ink Crystals. Memento Markers, Pear Tart, Dandelion, Love Letter, Summer Sky, Bamboo Leaves, Angel Pink, Tangelo, Rich Cocoa. Delicata Golden Glitz. Pico Embellisher Wedding Dress.

Sizzix: Ornament Die

Mount Board, Glue, Scissors, small paint brush and tiny letter cubes from my stash

 Step 1: Die-cut your ornaments

Step 2: Stamp the images onto the die-cuts

Step 3: Paint around the images using Walnut Ink and allow to dry. Color the images using Memento Markers

Step 4: Assemble with glue

2nd Project:
I wanted this project to be relevant in my workspace as all to often I get carried away with color and end up making mud! This clock will be a constant reminder of the color wheel. The colors that go together and those that don't!
The dial is the pure color and tint. A tint is pure color mixed with white. The numeral ring is done in grey, because grey mixed with a color creates a tone. The base is black, because black mixed with color creates a shade.

Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento Luxe, Morocco, Olive Green, Pear tart, Dandelion, Danube Blue, Love Letter, Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum. Memento Marker, London Fog.

RubberMoon: Clock kit

Other supplies: Black and white acrylic paint, ruler, pencil, glue.

Step 1: Paint all parts white and allow to dry. Using a ruler and a pencil divide the dial into 8 sections (or more if you want to). Take a watercolor brush and paint the sections using the Memento Luxe inks and allow to dry.
Step 2: Color the dial with a Memento Marker in London Fog and paint the base black. When dry, assemble your clock.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Let it snow!

Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko Walnut Ink Crystals, Memento Luxe Teal Zeal, Bahama Blue, Peanut Brittle. Goosebumps Shimmer Spray. Sizzix Snowflake Die and Dots embossing folder. Mica Flakes.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Grow your garden!

Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko StazOn Emerald City, Jet Black. Radiant Neons, Electric Yellow, Electric Green.Memento Markers, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Olive Grove. Liquitex Artist Materials paint markers Emerald Green, Black, white. Stampendous! Poppy Stamp

Have yourself a very Pico Christmas!

Hop on over to the Imagine Crafts Blog to see how I made this card

Friday, 14 November 2014

Should have stayed in bed!

Created using Stampendous Frog stamp, Prismacolor pencils and Liquitex paint markers

Monday, 3 November 2014

Lawn Fawn

This week IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature the fun and amazing stamps from Lawn Fawn! Our Artists In Residence are here all week to inspire you with their amazing projects using IMAGINE Crafts' products along with rubber stamps from Lawn Fawn. Be sure to visit both company's blogs daily for ideas, tips and techniques from our design teams.

Supplies used:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: VersaFine Onyx Black. Vertigo
Lawn Fawn: Stamps and dies

Sizzix Square dies and label dies
White Card and textured card
Sookwang Tape
Double sided sticky pads

Step 1: Die cut your card and Vertigo using square dies in different sizes.

Step 2: Layer the diecuts and stick together using Sookwang. Take a bone tool and rub gently around the edges of the Vertigo. This will make the glue tape almost transparent and provide a shiny border

Step 3: Stamp the Lawn Fawn images using VersaFine Onyx Black onto white card and then cut out using the matching dies. Stamp the sentiment and cut out using the label die

Step 4: Assemble your card with sticky pads and glue

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Hearts and Flowers

Rubbermoon Cross Hatch Heart (db2346d) Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko StazOn: Cherry Pink, St Valentine, Cactus Green, Emerald City, Blue Hawaii, Cotton White. VersaFine Onyx Black. Sizzix embossing folder. Created by painting with inkpad direct to cardstock