Fall inspired card with Joy Clair

I am over on the Joy Clair blog with this Fall inspired card teamed with some of the new Imagine MBoss embossing powders to create a subtle background effect.

I love how this card turned out, although I would change out the sentiment to another lighter colour next time – but I still love it. Remember to check out all the amazing stamp sets over on the website including the stunning one I used – so versatile and with all those sentiments you can create an array of cards for different occasions.
Thanks for stopping by – without all the visitors bloggers are basically just writing for themselves – but you guys make it all worth while. So thank you from the bottom of my heart! Until next time Jowilna xxx

Denim and Diamonds Insdpired Card

Layers of ink are my favourite way of using them. All Purpose ink especially is so versatile and layering them together can be amazing, but as soon as you layer them with other products they simply shine

For this card I teamed them together with Sparkle Paste to create a gorgeous effect
Mist a piece of watercolour paper with water. Then lift some API with a paint brush and paint the entire surface until fully covered. Leave to dry or use a heat gun to dry
Once dry, stencil a pattern onto the paper using Silver Sparkle Paste. I used this gorgeous star design that lends itself so well to this design and sparkle theme
Stamp a sentiment using VersaFine Clair Nocturne onto white cardstock and trim to size. Adhere the sentiment and add finishing touches using diamante and sequins

Products used
LBCR73839 Sparkle Paste – Shimmer Cloud (50g)
C8 SM4612 Celebr8 Mask – Wish Upon a Star
TAPI-093 All-Purpose Ink – Blue Bayou
DDOA551003 Watercolour Paint Brush Set (10 Pack)
TVF-CLA-351 VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne
Other: Palette knife, water misting bottle

Fall Winter Coffee Lover’s Bloghop with Joy Clair

Hello crafty and coffee loving friends! Welcome to my post of Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Joy Clair.

For my card I stamped and embossed the coffee cup in brown ink and added gold embossing powder. Once heat set I did a quick watercolour wash over it to add colour. I really love how it turned out.
The sentiment is a combi9nation of flat and layered for added interest.
And finished off with a few diamante and ink splats.
We hope you will hop along with us – and maybe you could win BIG!
From November 1st. to November 8th, the entire store of Joy Clair is in promotion just for us! All the stamp prices has been reduced 25% to help you with your projects for the rest of the year and to be prepared for the new wonderful things that we will have on 2020.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Joy Clair!

Create interest using layered stencils in red and metallic

Create some fun and interesting layered effects using stencils and color for your next project. Combine bright and bold colours like shades of red with metallic for a striking effect. Take a look at how I created this background.

Layering different stencil patterns over each other can create a really interesting effect on your backgrounds. Layer them by using inks or combining different mediums together like I did here.
Trim a piece of smooth white cardstock to fit the front of your card base. Tape stencil to the back and start blending using Memento Luxe Love Letter in. Leave some areas open
Next blend in the open areas using VersaMagic Red Magic and also overlap onto the Memento Luxe blended areas to create a seamless look.
TIP: Remember that you can also use your Versamagic Dew Drop ink pads for blending – you don’t always need Large ink pads
Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock using VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pad in Red Magic and trim to size
Over stencil some silver glitter crosses to break the red color and add some interest to the background.
Finish off your card by adding the sentiment, diamanté and a wooden flower element

Products used imagine Crafts
Craft Mat
VersaMagic Dew Drop Red Magic
VersaMagic Red Magic
Memento Luxe Love Letter
Other: Stamps: Joy Clair; Foam tape; Cardstock: Antalis; Wooden element: Prima Stencils: Celebr8Crafts

Mixing it up, Lady Pattern Paper and Kaisercraft

Mixing it up again this time around and still very much in love with the Kaisercraft Magenta paper range for its pretty flowers, and Lady Pattern Paper for its basic essentials paper that works with anything.

A spunky layout filled with personality, colour and charm yet grounded – just like my beautiful niece. This is a fun layout, with all the elements that I love thrown together.
I started by adding some colour to my background paper used.
Mix tuxedo black and Paris Dusk Memento ink on a plastic packet. Then mist the ink with water until it forms coloured drops. Lift the packet and stamp the colour onto the background. Make sure some colour will be visible from behind your photo and elements. Leave to dry.
Adhere the patterned background to a sheet of cardstock to firm it up
Adhere the pink card cut from the bonus sheet from the Essentials V3 pack. Then adhere your photo, followed by the tag, flowers and other elements
Finish off your layout with some embellishments, brads and ink splats.
A quick and colourful layout perfect for any occasion, young and old. Just have fun with it – and don’t forget to mix those gorgeous paper ranges together for a unique look

Products used
KCPK607 Magenta 12×12 Paper Pack
LPPB0029 Basic Essentials V3 Pack (36 Includes Cut Out & 3 FREE Sheets)
TMD-608 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Paris Dusk
TMD-900 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

Each month I teach an Art Journaling Class and the Art by Marlene stamps and products has quickly become a firm favorite in these classes. This month we used the beautiful crab stamp – and it was a huge hit with everyone!

The base was created with watercolour paint [my first love] some of my stencils and of course lots of stamping to create the different layers.
These guys are so cute – we used watercolour paint to add layers of colours to the crabs giving them such unique personalities – each one looking amazing.
Rainbow colours for the win!
Stunning effects on the background using DecoArt paint and Glamour Dust for the coolest resist technique!
Why not join me for class next month at Short Cuts Crafts.

Products used
Art by Marlene stamp #18 Crab
Art by Marlene stamp # 38 Little Ladies
Background Flocons stamp Carabelle
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Jow’s Mandala stencil
Americana White
DecoArt Glamour Dust Black iris

Fall themed cards with Joy Clair

Today I am sharing some Fall inspired cards. And although we are heading into summer I dream of cooler weather already. These stamps are so versatile and can be used for any occasion – even if its not fall in your neck of the woods.

For my first card I stamped the leaves to create an area in the middle for the sentiment – pretty much as the stamp was intended to be used. Such an awesome idea and can be used in a myriad of ways.
I used my favorite markers to add some colour to my leaves – quick easy and an artistic mess.
The sentiment was stamped with my favorite Sepia Versafine ink pad, and a few diamante finished off this card.
My second card uses a piece of old book paper inked using Memento ink and splattered with water to create the mottled effect.
A few leaves from the stamp set and a sentiment is all that is needed for a quick and easy card.
Perfect for someone special celebrating a special day of occasion. Neutral and versatile for male and female recipients. Such a cute set that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Until next time happy stamping!

Make your cards shine with Rinea foil

Today on the Imagine Crafts Blog I am sharing this card using Rinea foils to create and add shine to any project. You can create amazing elements for your scrapbook layouts and cards using the range of Rinea foils. Combined with inked backgrounds you can create a feast of colour and shine

To tie into the theme of using Desert colours this month I used my Memento Markers to add colour to my stamped heart using shades of cream, yellow and orange. I love how it turned out.
A few paint splats on top of the coloured heart adds some personality to it.

Products used imagine Crafts Craft Mat Sheer Shimmer Spray Frost Memento Dual Tip Marker Dandelion Memento Dual Tip Marker Cantaloupe Memento Dual Tip Marker Tangelo Memento Dual Tip Marker Desert Sand Other: White cardstock: Antalis, Rinea Foil, Embossing folder Couture Creations; Heart Stamp: Art by Marlene, Wording stamp: Joy Clair; Sewing machine: Embossing machine: Go Cut and Emboss; Diamante and pearls

Memento Dew Drop Backgrounds for cards

One of my favourite techniques is simply plain inking a background, and admittedly with all the amazing products and must-haves on the market it is one of the things we do less and less. It was time to dust off the amazing little inks and make some magic with blending backgrounds.

I used my Memento Dew Drop ink pads and blended through some Celebr8 Stencils to create 3 magical cards. It is that simple. I combined the 2 colours by first blending the one colour and then the second colour for a stunning effect. Remember to overlap your ink colours when blending for a seamless effect running into each other.

I use small circular movements to pick up my ink and to blend, to get a streak-free perfect effect.
To complete my cards, I added some simple stamped sentiments in black, a few pearls and diamante as decorations and paint splats for that fun messy effect.
These quick cards are gorgeous and as a bonus I used everything I had on hand, using ink colours that I don’t always use, and stencils that haven’t been used in a while. And a stamp set that I love but haven’t used nearly enough.

Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

I had a play date on Sunday in my Art By Marlene art journal – just me and some time doing what I love. And this was the end result. I love the freedom, colour and design of her products – the magic that anything is possible and I can create just because.
Position a sunray stencil [Stencilled by Jow] on your journal page towards the top edge. Use a sponge to sponge yellow acrylic paint through the stencil and keep it in place. Then use orange acrylic paint to stencil partially over the yellow to create interest.
Select images from your Die-cut book to use on your page and carefully remove them. I used a girl, leaves as wings, some circles cut in half and a Protea flower.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Add a single drop of liquid acrylic paint onto a plastic packet and mist with water. Carefully lift the packet, flip it over and stamp the acrylic onto your page. Leave to dry naturally or use a heat gun to dry and speed up the process.
Use Tombow adhesive to adhere the die-cut and stamped elements to your page as per the sample. Cut one of the stamped images in half and use at the top and bottom of your page.
Add finishing touches and details to your page. Add shadows using a graphite pencil and distress crayon around the girl image. Use a white marker to add white dots randomly across your page. Draw small white circles on the stamped images.
Use black VersaFine Clair ink pad and stamp a title onto your page.

Until next time I hope you are inspired by this page and by the amazing products available from this talented and amazing designer. Art by Marlene – designing real images for real life making creativity fun and easy!