Precious Remembrance Blog hop day 2 with Imagine.

Today is Day 2 of the Imagine and Precious Remembrance Shop (PRC) 2-Day Blog Hop, May 16th and 17th 2018. During this hop, we will feature awesome creations from the Design teams at PRC and Imagine. Not only do we show you PRC’s fabulous stamps with Imagine’s outstanding inks, but you will also get a chance to win prizes.

Giveaway Details:
– Hop Along and leave us some comments on each blog.
– Show us some love!:) Like & Follow both companies on Facebook & Instagram
– Winners will be announced at the end of the month
1 Winner : School Days & Totally stamp sets (Precious Remembrance Shop)
1 Winner : $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts

Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook , Instagram
Imagine Crafts: Facebook , Instagram

Have fun & Goodluck!
Precious_hop2_main

For this card I used the School Days Stamp Set. I used the sentiment stamped acorss the background in Black VersaFine Clair repeatedly with only
1 sentiment stamped in a different colour to make it stand out.
The circle element was stamped on a Rose coloured circle, and my star inked in VersaFine Clair as well.
A bright pink strip coloured with the VersaFine Clair runs across the top section of the card.

Precious_hop2_detail2

A few diamante and ink splats finished off this quick and easy card.

Precious_hop2_detail1

Precious_hop2_detail3

Don’t forget to like our social media pages and hop along for loads of inspiration.

Next hop on to Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Imagine Blog

Lisa Elton
Kelly Lunceford
Greta Hes
Helen Gullett
Rosemary Dennis
Steph Ackerman
Melissa Andrew
Nadine Carlier
Martha Lucia Gomez
Roni Johnson
Jowilna Nolte (you are here)
Kyriakos Pachadiroglou
Iris Rodriguez
Elina Strombert
Kassy Tousignant
Jennifer Vanderbeek

Precious Remembrance Blog Hop with Imagine.

Welcome to the Imagine and Precious Remembrance Blog Hop

Today is an exciting day. Imagine and Precious Rememberance Shop (PRC) have teamed up for an exciting 2-Day Blog Hop, May 16th and 17th 2018.
During this hop, we will feature awesome creations from the Design teams at PRC and Imagine.
Not only do we show you PRC’s fabulous stamps with Imagine’s outstanding inks, but you will also get a chance to win prizes.

bloghop2018-prs-imagine

Giveaway Details:

– Hop Along and leave us some comments on each blog.
– Show us some love!:) Like & Follow both companies on Facebook & Instagram
– Winners will be announced at the end of the month

1 Winner : School Days & Totally stamp sets (Precious Remembrance Shop)

1 Winner : $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts

Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook , Instagram
Imagine Crafts: Facebook , Instagram

Have fun & Goodluck!

Imagine Blog

Lisa Elton
Kelly Lunceford
Greta Hes
Helen Gullett
Rosemary Dennis
Steph Ackerman
Melissa Andrew
Nadine Carlier
Martha Lucia Gomez
Roni Johnson
Jowilna Nolte (you are here)
Kyriakos Pachadiroglou
Iris Rodriguez
Elina Strombert
Kassy Tousignant
Jennifer Vanderbeek

 

For my card I used a combination of VersaFine Clair ink to create a bright and beautiful background.
On top of my background I stamped the fun pattern from the Totally Stamp Set in Black VersaFine Clair.
Layered on top is the simple sentiment finished off with the paint swash detail.

Precious_hop_JN_Main
Such an amazing and versatile stamp set filled with loads of stamps to create a ton of sentiments.
I love basic and versatile stamp sets like these that can be used in a myriad of ways – and these sets are of an amazing quality.

Precious_hop_detail3

Precious_hop_detail2

Precious_hop_detail1

Don’t forget to like our social media pages and hop along for loads of inspiration.
Head back tomorrow for round 2 of the hop.

Next hop on to Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Stenciled Celebration Cards.

POPcards_detail5
I absolutely love creating paper projects using my POP paints. This range of paints is truly so versatile and with the new bright and vibrant colours you can’t go wrong.
Today I created some vibrant celebration cards that can be used for birthdays and other special occasions.
POPcards_main
step 1 – Stamp your sentiments from the Chiswick stamp set onto white cardstock using permanent black ink like StazOn or VersaFine. Trim the sentiments to the size you need.
POPcards_step1
step 2 – On your craft sheet add a small amount of texture paste and POP paint in Burst.
POPcards_step2
step 3 – Mix the paint and texture paste together to give you a nice thick consistency of coloured paste.
POPcards_step3
step 4 – Create a coloured background. I used a variety of paints and inks to create a colourful mixed media background.
Stencil a pattern on top of the coloured background using the orange texture paste mixture.
POPcards_step4
step 5 – Leave the paste to dry completely. Adhere the stenciled background piece to a folded card.
Stamp flowers onto white cardstock and use some of your watered down Burst paint to paint the flowers.
Adhere the flowers and sentiment to the card and finish off with sewing and a few diamante.
POPcards_detail1
And a second version using some of my Haze paint combined with watercolour paint to create a purple flower.
POPcards_detail3
POPcards_2
And in a few minutes I created a couple of different cards using the same supplies – multitasking and creating a range of the same cards all at the same time really saves time and
you can build up quite a nice stash of cards ready to go at any moment.
Products used:

POP Paint 290ml-Haze pp0316
POP Paint 290ml-Burst pp0319
Clear Stamp – Life Lessons rs3184

Other: Flower stamp: Carabelle, Stencil: Jowilna Nolte, sewing machine, VersaFine, StazOn

VersaMagic and VersaFine Clair on a card.

On the Imagine blog today with a card showing how to use VersaMagic as a colour softnener over VersaFine Clair. This quick and easy card has loads of interest and
different layers of stamping perfect for that special greeting card. Hop on over to the Imagine blog to see how I created this effect.
2018_April_JN_Versamagic_detail1

2018_April_JN_Versamagic_main

Decorative Dies on a layout for Kaisercraft.

This week on the Kaisercraft blog we are using Decorative Dies on projects – I love these textured dies for various reasons. But I think their simplicity is the best thing about them.
You can dress them up or keep things simple like I did this time.
I had a piece of white cardstock with some ink stains on it and used that to cut the Textured Brickwork die out of the inked parts.
This created an interesting effect, that is instant and beautiful.KC_JN_DD_layout
The butterfly stamped on acetate was folded in half and attached using a brad.

KC_JN_DD_detail3

The background has some gorgeous blue pattern on it created using Infusions. Such a beautiful and unexpected effect that I love with this pink and green paper combo.

KC_JN_DD_detail4

KC_JN_DD_detail2

KC_JN_DD_detail1

Coloured paint splats in shades of pink, green, blue and black pull everything together.
And of late I am really loving this simplistic style of scrapping – Perfect for creativity and using up my odd stash of embellishments.

KC_JN_DD_detail5

All Kaisercraft products are distributed by The Wholesaler in South Africa.
Products used:
Kaisercraft Products: SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, CS324 Clear Stamp, DD970 Stamp Tropics, DD480 Texture Brickwork
Other: White cardstock, Walnut ink, Infusions, Diamante, StazOn ink, Acetate, Brad, Sequins, VersaFine Smokey Grey ink, Date stamp

Creating a Sticker mat behind a photo – Kaisercraft.

On the Kaisercraft blog today I am sharing this layout using stickers – and lots of them.
I love the sticker sheets with each range, but I don’t use them nearly enough. This month I am on a mission to try and use my stickers in creative ways
on my layouts and cards. And in fact I have managed to use almost every single sticker from my sheets -mission accomplished.thankful_layout_Fleur_JN

detail5

What have you done lately with this beautiful range lately? And more importantly your stickers?
Share how you are inspired by the sticker sheets this month with your unique creations – we would love to see your work.

Kaisercraft Products: SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, T606 Bricks Template
Other: White cardstock, walnut ink, Orange and pink oxide ink, Diamante

Paint techniques using POP Paint.

I haven’t done nearly as much painting as I would have like to this year, but finally got some time to tackle this little paint technique project.
It combines POP Paint in bright jewel tones with some metallic paint added for a fun and vibrant home decor item.
It’s basically a dot – that can be decorated and used in a variety of ways – or leave it as is for maximum impact against a dreary wall that needs cheering up.20180410_painteddot_detail1

It is amazing how a few layers of paint can change a single piece of wood into something gorgeous.

20180410_painteddot_main

step 1 – Paint the top half of the circle using POP Paint in Burst (orange). One layer if plenty so that some of the wood grain can still be visible.
20180410_painteddot_step1

step 2  – Paint a layer of bright pink just below the orange and slightly overlap the orange with some dry brushed streaks.

step 3 – Next add a layer of Haze (purple) in the same manner. Overlap the pink layer above and use dry brush strokes to create interest and texture.
20180410_painteddot_step2

step 4 – Add an additional layer using Blush (light pink) paint to selected areas only. This layer was applied dry in a vertical manner, and then
a dry brush used to spread the paint horizontally. This create texture and pattern and also spread the paint out beautifully.
20180410_painteddot_step3

step 5 – Lastly add a layer of metallic blue paint over the bottom layer of paint and dry brush the colour moving into some of the other sections.
20180410_painteddot_step4
Add a layer of wax over the painted disc to seal in that goodness and add some protection for easy clean up.
20180410_painteddot_detail2Products used:
POP Paint 290ml-Blush pp0303
POP Paint 290ml-Haze pp0316
POP Paint 290ml-Burst pp0319
Other: wooden disc:Short Cuts Craft, paint brushes, metallic paint

Oh so lucky green.

Are you feeling luck? Well at least for a day you can be Irish and take your inspiration from the many shades of greens available in the Imagine stable. Today’s card features some of my favourite greens for an interesting and less grass green version of this famous holiday. Take a look at how I created this fun effect…
2018_March_JN_Irish_detail1

Hop on over to the imagine blog to see the step x step for this card.
www.imaginecrafts.com

2018_March_JN_Irish_main

Easter Art Journaling Page with a twist.

After a bit of a break we are back with weekly inspiration on the blog using our fabulous range of products from Chiswick.
And with the Easter weekend around the corner here’s some fun art journaling inspiration for you.
I have been collecting medication leaflets for the past 2 months – and since I accumulated quite a bit of them I thought it a good idea to start using them.artjournalpage_step7

These leaflets found inside tablet boxes remind me so much of the tissue paper techniques I love doing so much.
And paired with anything that showcases typography and I am happy as can be. Warning: these don’t always have the most flattering of words on them,
but then again does it really matter? Art is art… and its what you make of it right? Right!
Fast forward and here is the art journal page I created… something fun and meaningful for Easter.

artjournalpage_detail1

step 1 – I selected Burst, Zest and Lush for my project.
These colours are perfect for some bunny fun and Easter – bright and light.

artjournalpage_step1

step 2 – Start by painting the leaflet left with orange (Burst) first in the middle section.
I did water down the paint slightly for a nice translucent effect.

artjournalpage_step2

step 3 – Then move onto painting the top of the leaflet with the Zest. Overlap the Burst slightly with the yellow to give you a seamless crossover
blending the two colours into each other. Again water down the paint slightly.

artjournalpage_step4

step 4 – Lastly paint the Lush (green) at the bottom of the leaflet again blending the colours into each other.
Leaf to dry completely or use your heat gun to heat set the paint.

artjournalpage_step3

step 5 – I used two leaflets to complete my art journaling page.
Use gel medium to adhere the leaflets to the page of your art journal.

artjournalpage_step5

TIP: I did not cut the leaflets shorter but rather trimmed the overhanging pieces down once the gel medium was dry.

artjournalpage_step6

step 6 – Once the gel medium was dry I started adding stamped images, a bunny cut out from patterned paper and ink splats.

artjournalpage_step7

step 7 – Stamped wording and stenciling using copper texture paste adds more interest.

artjournalpage_detail2

I used my Chiswick letter stamp set to add the stamped wording.
Using an ink pad made for detailed stamps, you can even pick up the detail from the stamps on top of the textured background.
How gorgeous are those alphabet stamps? Perfect for art journaling titles and quotes.

artjournalpage_detail5

If you are going away for the Easter weekend why not pop your art materials in a bag and create something beautiful and meaningful.
All you need is a few goodies from Chiswick and you can recycle and create at the same time!

artjournalpage_main

I hope you are inspired…until next week! Live Creatively.
have you bought your Chiswick POP Paint and Stamps yet?
Then head to your nearest craft store for some retail therapy.

Products used:
POP Paint 28ml – Burst pp0019
POP Paint 28ml – Zest pp0013
POP Paint 28ml – Lush pp0018
Clear Stamp – Scripty letters rs3182

Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout.

Don’t you just love red, and with the month of love we are celebrating raspberry red with loads of repetition. I created this shimmering layout using tons of red ink and then added a few splashes of other color for some fun contrast. Take a look at how I created the fun shimmering elements, stamped with the amazing new raspberry red shaded Glamorous VersaFine Clair and had fun with repeating elements in my design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

2018_Feb_JN_detail3

2018_Feb_JN_red_layout

Step 1 – Add a small amount of Creative Shimmer onto your Craft Mat. Add a few drops of dye inkers to the medium. I added 2 colors of red.

2018_Feb_JN_red_step1

Step 2 – Mix the inker into the paste really well using your palette knife until the paste is fully colored.

2018_Feb_JN_red_step2

Step 3 – Apply the colored paste through a stencil onto craft paper and leave to dry. The creative medium dries really fast and has a stunning shimmer.

2018_Feb_JN_red_step3

step 4 – Use the same inkers to color a piece of smooth white cardstock. Drop a few drops onto the cardstock and mist with water.
2018_Feb_JN_red_step4

Step 5 – Apply some of the colored paste onto the colored cardstock using the same square stencil.
2018_Feb_JN_step5
step 6 – Color a sheet of white cardstock with the same red inkers. Once dry stamp some images onto the background using VersaFine Clair Glamorous.2018_Feb_JN_step6

step 7 – Add random color splats using Fireworks sprays to add color to the background. Cut out flowers from patterned papers and adhere them. Then stamp some random text in the background using VersaFine Clair.
2018_Feb_JN_step7
step 8 – Use VersaFine Clair Pinecone and stencil some dots onto the background. Then adhere your photo. Cut stenciled squares with a beautiful shimmer from the papers and adhere to the layout. Add diamanté to finish off.
2018_Feb_JN_step8

2018_Feb_JN_red_detail1

2018_Feb_JN_red_detail2

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil, stamp
  • Kaisercraft – patterned paper
1 2