Sunday, September 21, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Magenta Blog Hop

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Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Rubber Stamps! Both companies are excited to share with you their products, from the latest inks from IMAGINE Crafts to the newest Fall and Holiday stamp releases from Magenta.    

Product List:
Imagine Crafts: Craft Mat; Memento Markers in Summer Sky, Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch; Memento Ink in Espresso Truffle; Delicata in Golden Glitz; Versafine in Onyx Black; Sponge Daubers
Spellbinders: S4-410 Gold Squares One Nestabilities® Imperial Gold Enhancing Elements dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares; E-Z Runner
Authentique Paper - Glistening 12x12 Collection
Dreamweaver Stencils:
Other: Metal Corner embellishment; Lock and Key embellishments; handmade tattered lace; silver plaque; Cosmo Cricket Sentiment Stickers; Dimensional Magic; White card; Blue card; Aqua Pen

Step 1. Stamp Magenta image onto white card and blue card using Versafine in Onyx Black
Step 2. Cut out framed image and emboss/deboss using Gold Squares One  Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Imperial Gold Enhancing Elements dies
Step 3. Colour the image using Memento Markets in Summer Sky and an Aqua Pen
Step 4. Highlight the image and the embossed/deboss borders using Memento Markers in Desert Sand and Toffee Crunch and an Aqua Pen
Step 5. Pop up coloured image onto image 2 on blue card stock, using 3D Foam Squares
Step 6. Lightly 'paint' the highlighted areas on the embossed frame using an Aqua Brush
Step 7. Sponge Authentique Paper using Delicata Golden Glitz.
Step 8. Sponge the Dreamweaver Stencil sing the Golden Glitz, followed by Espresso Truffle on each corner.
Step 9. Adhere layered image onto the inked base using E-Z Runner.
Step 10: Adhere Tattered Lace using Liquid Glue
Step 11: Adhere Metal corners using Liquid Glue
Step 12. Cut sentiment as desired
Step 13. Sponge around the edges of each section using Espresso Truffle
Step 14. Highlight around each word using the Memento Marker in Tuxedo Black
Step 15. Adhere silver sentiment using Liquid Glue
Step 16. Apply a coat of Dimensional Magic to the bird image - allow to dry for approx. 2 hours
Step 17: Adhere Large Magnet to the back

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta are offering a total of three different prizes this week as part of this Blog Hop. These prizes include IMAGINE Crafts' irRESISTible Texture Spray, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Delicata Shimmery Silver and Golden Glitz AND some of the newest releases from Magenta. Take a moment to visit the other featured artists' blogs listed below and leave a comment on their posts by midnight PST September 21st.  Three winners will be randomly selected from three different blogs from the seven days of the Hop, with one commenter from each blog draw as the winner.  

 Presenting the other featured projects for today:


Isha Gupta


Debbie Gaetz


Helène Métivier

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Cassandra DeGrace


Edith Racine


Ellie Knol

Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

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  1. What a wonderful image and beautifully mounted :-) The tatted lace just 'makes' it - wonder where you got it from ;-).

  2. Linda, this is a charming project! Very nice!!

  3. Like how you colored the image--added the green marker to the words really adds an artistic touch! Love your project.

  4. That is a beautiful stamp, great card.

  5. La couleur de l'oiseau est vraiment fantastique. Quelle belle carte!

  6. Love the depth and all the layers in your card! Beautiful!

  7. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love how the bird really pops!

  8. Beautiful card Linda! Love the color of bird and background. Awesome!

  9. Loving all the birdies on show for day 2 of the hop!

  10. Beautiful work! You
    make it sound so
    easy, thanks for
    Carla from Utah

  11. This is beautiful Linda!!! Love all of the metal embellishments and the sentiment is awesome! Great job!! TFS!

  12. Beautiful card! I love the rich colors! Just bought a Delicata in Golden Glitz ink pad and can't wait to try it out! Love the shimmer the Dimensional Magic gives to that lovely bird image... beautiful!

  13. Love the card, especially since this stamp is one of my favorites. I don't know what Dimensional Magic is but the bird is gorgeous. Wish I was as skilled and creative with the Spellbinder Imperial Gold dies because your effects really make the card special.

  14. Fabulous card. Thanks for the tutorial. I love seeing your techniques.

  15. Love the colours you've used on the bird and the embellishments. Thanks for sharing, Linda.

  16. What a gorgeous card! I love the distressed and vintage feel to it and I especially love all the wonderful touches of bling you added!

  17. What great directions! I love it when I can understand them. I will be giving this one a try. Thanks

  18. Gorgeous card Linda! I love that birdie stamp:)

  19. so beautiful Linda. A simply gorgeous card.

  20. Love, love, love this card and stamp.

  21. Lovely card, Linda! I love all the glitz, the vintagey look and the layered bird stamp!

  22. Beautiful card! So many different textural elements to make it very special. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Love that image and what you've done with it

  24. BEAUTIFUL work Linda!!!
    LOVE the bird & sentiment, LOVE the colors, LOVE the layers and ALL of the pretty elements!!! Very clever attaching a magnet to the back ... it would look lovely on our fridge or noticeboard, sure to bring pleasure each & every day!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial :)

  25. This is gorgeous Linda. I love how you have coloured the bird and all the texture and layered elements.

  26. Beautiful card! Love the stenciling in the corners. And the bird stamp is so pretty, I love what you did with the image. And the metal accents. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.


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