Bloghop with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps

Welcome to the Imagine Crafts, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog hop and give-away.
Today we are sharing an amazing line-up with the Artists from both teams. So hop on to everyone’s blogs and leave us comments so you too can win.
Leave a comment on each blog and corporate blog any of the days and you can win.
You can win a $25 gift certificate to someone from Imagine and Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps is giving a $25 gift certificate to a person as well.
2 winners — one from each company so don’t miss the chance to win BIG!

Imagine
Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

Here is the blog hop order for today

Crackerbox & Suzy – Vicky Briggs
Imagine – Elina Stromberg
Crackerbox & Suzy – Donna Idlet
Imagine – Iris Rodriguez
Crackerbox & Suzy – Terri Burson
Imagine – Jennifer Vanderbeek
Crackerbox & Suzy – Cornelia Wenokor
Imagine – Jowilna Nolte – you are here
Crackerbox & Suzy – Olesya Andreyeva
Imagine – Kassy Tousignant

I used these 2 amazing images from the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps shop – when I saw this little guy I simply had to add him to my stash.
I stamped all image in VersaFine Clair ink, and added colour to my stamped image using water colours made from my re-inkers.
So easy to do and you can get amazing end results.

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Sangria Inspired Christmas Tag.

Every year I make loads of Christmas cards, but this year I am creating tags for friends and family. A quick alternative to attach to a gift and even packets of freshly baked biscuits.
The tag is often underestimated but this will become my go to way of adding a quick thank you to gifts – quick and easy to make with loads of impact.
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1. Use a Jumbo dauber and ink the background of a tag using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.
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2. On the right edge of your tag use Memento Luxe ink in Rhubarb Stalk and add some darker shaded edges on your tag.

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3. On a sheet of smooth white cardstock mist Summer Sky Fireworks Spray. Use a soft paint brush and brush the ink across the cardstock.

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4. While the Summer Sky ink is still wet, use Lilac Posies and splatter ink over the base. Concentrate on certain areas more to get lots of ink in certain areas. Leave to dry.

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5. Once dry use VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and stamp Christmas Bauble. Cut out and ink the edges.

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6. Use VersaFine Clair ink and stamp a Christmas sentiment repeatedly onto the coloured tag.

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7. Use at least 3 colours of Fireworks Spray to add splats to the background and leave to dry or heat set using a heat gun.

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8. Adhere the stamped bauble, flowers and themed embellishments to finish off your tag.

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As an alternative layer two stamped baubles on top of each other using foam tape.

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Products used
imagine Crafts
Craft Mat
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk
Memento Dew Drop Rhubarb Stalk
Jumbo Dauber
Craft Mat
Fireworks! Spray Lilac Posies
Fireworks! Spray Summer Sky
Fireworks! Spray Dandelion
Fireworks! Spray Rose Bud
Other: White cardstock: Antalis; Tag; Stamps: Kaisercraft; Flowers: Little Birdie; Charms, bakers twine

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.
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Step 5 – Apply some of the colored paste onto the colored cardstock using the same square stencil.
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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.
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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.
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Supplies

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

Create a Cute Chocolate Bulldog Watercolored Card – Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

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Who doesn’t love chocolate and dogs? How about a chocolate colored dog? Well, then you are in luck because today’s handmade card project has both. Imagine challenged the Artists in Residence with three topics to choose from –Aubergine Color of the Month, chocolate and ‘What “wood” you do?’. When I saw a chocolate theme, I chose this fun bulldog stamped image and created layers of chocolate watercolored goodness using some of my favorite ink products. To see how I create this fun card head on over to the imagine crafts blog.2017_October_JN_Chocolate_detail1

 

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Jowilna Nolte – Sentiment Stamp (Chiswick), Dylusions – Bulldog Stamp, Cardstock, Button, Diamanté, Washi tape, Heat gun

Texture paste for a resist effect – Jowilna’s 101

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I love the magical effect of All Purpose Ink and how easy it is to create stunning effects. On the blog over at The Wholesaler I am sharing a resist technique using All Purpose inks and Texture Paste – simple but magical. Hop on over and try it for yourself. resist with texture paste

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you can read all about my process on their blog and how just playing on any media surface can result in magical effects.

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Make Your Ink Blending Easy with VersaMagic

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Blending colors can be tricky but when you use amazing inks like Tsukineko’s VersaMagic chalk inks, then blending and creating a seamless look is magical. For this blog post, I show you how to color a chipboard piece blended with four colors of pigment ink for a gorgeous earth toned ombre look. This chipboard can be used in a scrapbook, card or any craft project you choose.Hop on over to the Imagine blog for a step x step on how to get the perfect blended chipboard element!2017_May_JN_Blending_step1

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Imagine
Other
  • Celebr8 – “You Were Born to Stand Out” chipboard
  • Cardstock

Bombay Sunset from Kaisercraft …. for the love of colour.

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when i first saw this gorgeous range from Kaisercraft I had visions of what I can achieve with the amazing patterns and fun bright colours.
But how do you not take away from the gorgeous patterns or loose track of your photos on a scrapbook page in the process.
well you simply fussy cut an entire sheet of paper!

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… and then add a beautifully cut silhouette title coloured in All Purpose inks
These inks are simply amazing and you can achieve the most gorgeous effects with them.
I also used the All Purpose Inks on my background to mimic the paper  – the effect is soft and gorgeous and blends in perfectly with the patterned papers.
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I think this is such a gorgeous range and can see myself using it a few more times.
#TheWholesaler #ShortCutsCraft #Carabella #IllustartedFaith #BellaBlvd #AllPurposeInk #Imagine

Products used:
TAPI-016 All-Purpose Ink – Peony Purple
TAPI-040 All-Purpose Ink – Mint Green
TAPI-058 All-Purpose Ink – Sky Mist
ADCO 724871 Anna Griffin Acrylic Gesso – White (250ml)
KCP2316 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Daybreak
KCP2324 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Sundown
KCP2319 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Sari

Altered Book Spread – Jowilna’s Advanced Class.

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I love using book paper in my projects, and what better than using an entire old book to create something beautiful. I used a spread in my old book to create an altered page – combined with stenciling, texture and All-Purpose Inks I create loads of interest.
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step 1 – Use a stencil and texture paste to add some texture to the spread. Leave the paste to dry.
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step 2 – On a sheet of white smooth cardstock add some more stencilling and then add colour using All-Purpose Inks. Leave the sheet to dry and then cut into small strips.
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step 3 – Adhere the coloured and texture strips to the book spread using gel medium and leave to dry.
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step 4 – Use a pipette to add colour to the spread. Once you add the colour lightly mist it with water and let the ink run and blend. Leave the ink top dry or use a heat gun to dry. Lift the book up to make the ink run to add even more interest.
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TIP: I mist the pages with water, then drop some colour onto the wet page and then mist again with water.
This way the ink blends and spread.

step 5 – Stamp a leaf image onto white cardstock and then add colour using all-purpose inks to add colour. Use a heat gun to dry the ink.
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Adhere the leaf to the spread, add additional embellishments and stamping.
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An altered book spread is a beautiful and creative way to use your old books and turn them into works of art.

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Celebr8 | Seamless border stencil

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This month I used one of the new Celebr8 seamless stencils as a product focus. The stencil is gorgeous and delicate with lots of spunk. And once you start working with it, you really can’t stop – it is simply exquisite! For this quick sampler I used a piece of printed paper and then added my stencil design to the right of it with some quick stamping and a Silhouette word cut and painted to the left.
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step 1 – take two of the stencils together on a piece of cardstock using washi tape.step1

step 2 – Use a blending tool and dye ink and blend over your stencils.
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step 3 – Remove the stencil to reveal a beautiful double border effect. Perfect for cards and layouts.
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step 4 – Place the taped stencil as is back onto a piece of cardstock. I used a piece that had some paint on it already. Mist over the stencils using a bright pink mist.
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step 5 – Remove the stencil to reveal a beautiful double pattern perfect for your art journal.
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step 6 – While the stencil is still wet, flip it over and use it to stamp onto a card.
step6I never throw away experiments of worked on scrap sheets. These become perfect backgrounds for cards and die-cut elements on your layouts. I love the messy, grunge and layered look you can achieve by simply having fun.

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Shop Celebr8 stencils at your favourite local supplier in South Africa and come back soon for loads of inspiration using their wonderful products.
Celebr8 is proudly distributed by The Wholesaler in South Africa.

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