After taking a little break over the holidays it’s back into full swing over on the blog and at my craft table. A little bit of exciting news too is that I finally got my Youtube channel up and running and now you can see my creative process in short little videos, I will be sharing these on my channel as well as all the amazing companies I love and design for this year. So watch this space – please like and support my little venture if you so desire. It will mean the world to me 🙂
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
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
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.
Products used imagine Crafts
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 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.
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
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!
Art by Marlene stamp #18 Crab
Art by Marlene stamp # 38 Little Ladies
Background Flocons stamp Carabelle
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Jow’s Mandala stencil
DecoArt Glamour Dust Black iris
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.
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
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
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.
- Products used
TMD-601 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Bahama Blue
- TMD-200 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tangelo
- TMD-801 Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Potters Clay
- TVF-CLA-351 VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne
- LPPHC0015 Lady Pattern Paper hello CARDS (A6 Blank Cards & C6 Envelopes – 20 Each)
- C8 SM4049 Celebr8 Mask – Bubbles
- C8 SM4047 Celebr8 Mask – Textures
- Kaisercraft Rosabella Clear Stamps
- TW6958 Tape Wormz White Double Sided Foam Tape – 1.5mm x 12mm x 10m
- Other: Blending Brush, Watercolour Paint, Pearls