Friday, 19 May 2017

Samples for Imagination Crafts

Sorry I have been missing for a bit. Life has been hectic. Here are a few of my samples I made for the show at Create it live in Kent.







Monday, 17 April 2017

New Woodware stamps


Hope you have all had a lovely Easter weekend, I have been in the garden, to the Garden Centre and the Cinema, out for a lovely lunch and also in the craft room. I have been using the new Woodware Stamps, the first two pictures are for Mandy at Keep on Crafting using Clean Colour pens and the second two are for Paula at the Stamp Hut, using Distress Inks as a colouring medium.  Also working on other secret stuff for Imagination Crafts.





Sunday, 16 April 2017

New Distress Oxide Inks

I have had a chance to play with the new Oxide Inks, which I am liking as they give a lovely chalky finish. Below are a few of my samples.



Thanks for checking out my blog.  Margaret

Monday, 10 April 2017

Another decorated jar.

Just a quick post today with a little jar decorated with kitchen roll yes kitchen roll. For details of how it is done visit  my Design Team Post at imagination-crafts.blogspot.co.uk





Easy cards

Here are two simple cards both using products from Imagination Crafts products.

Firstly, this card has been made using Mixed Media Sprays, on a piece of white cardstock. Next stage I used a beautiful butterfly stencil and spread Arctic White Sparkle Medium. I have found that these two products together the Sparkle Medium picks up some of the colour from the sprays, to get a very different effect.



Card number two is so simple, I do love this stencil from Imagination and used in conjunction with their patterned background card and Bronze Alchemy Wax, makes a lovely card.


 I hope my simple cards have inspired you to try some of the products mentioned. Thanks for taking time to visit my blog. I would love to hear what you think.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Decorated Bottle

I love up cycling salad dressing bottles. I have done two lately here is bottle number one.

I used scraps of Imagination Crafts Rice Papers, attached to the bottle with decoupage glues. Next stage to add a coat of Lavender Sparkle Medium, got to have a bit of sparkle. The flowers are made from Grunge Paper painted on both sides with Starlight Paints, and die cut using the tattered pinecone die, makes fab flowers. Some raffia ribbon to finish off.

Hope you like this bottle there will be another one soon.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Imagination Crafts Journal dividers

Hi again, so here is the next part of my post today these are the journal dividers I made for the Hochanda shows.  I am now working on my journal cover. Watch this space!!!






Cards for Imagination Crafts

Hi everyone, sorry I have been missing, been making cards for the shows on Hochanda yesterday. I made quite a lot along with Journael dividers. So in this post its cards.









Friday, 24 February 2017

Beautiful Bay Leaf Stencil

Today I am doing my first step by step tutorial on my own blog, previously I have done tutorials for Imagination Crafts and written brief outlines on my blog but this is a first.

I am using Imagination Crafts products throughout.

For the first step I took a piece of gold satin card, attached my stencil with masking tape, I do a top hinge first, then the sides and then tape across the bottom. Next I added Starlight Paints with a piece of cut and dry sponge through the stencil, you can use stencil brushes or a blending tool is quite good too. The colours I used were Hot Pink, Misty Green and Passion Fruit.

Using the same stencil and colours I made two more similar sheets, one in green and one a combination of pink and passion fruit. I then cut out the individual elements.

I then found a piece of pink card for my mat and added Sartlight Paint around the edges to co-ordinate.

I final added all the dimensions together and here is my final card, I just added a few dots of just pearls to complete the card.



Sunday, 12 February 2017

Beautiful Bitterflies

I love using up leftovers, in this case it's Starlight Paints left over on my craft mat from a previous project, so I sprayed with water and mixed it all up with the wrong end of a paint brush them layed the card on it and swished around several times and here is what I ended up with.


I then used a Spellbinder die to cut an outline and popped out the butterflies in black card as well as my  messy sheet.


And here is the final card with a touch of Imagination Crafts Just Pearls.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Weekend make!!!

This is a combination of Stampendous stamps and dies and Imagination Crafts Alchemy Waxes. I have only one set of stamps and matching dies so stamped and coloured with Alchemy Waxes just love the way these little pots of wax make the most lovely watercolour medium.


Saturday, 28 January 2017

Imagination Crafts Sparkle Gel

Another playtime session this time using Sparkle Gel which is a type of sparkle medium but gives a clear, colour free, frosty look.

To start I used the Spring Blossom stencil and applied a good layer of sparkle gel, removed the stencil and allowed to dry. When dry I used Starlight Paints and a fine paint brush to apply areas of colour to the Sparkle Gel. It gives quite a delicate look. I finished off with metal which I first painted with Starlight Paints and die cut. I always paint first then die cut, this is a question I am always asked, I feel I get a better finish.


My second sample follows the same principle but I used the Mermaid stencil which was on TV early January.


Thanks for dropping by and looking at my blog.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Samples for new Workshops

Here are two new samples using Imagination Crafts products.

I did a comparison with these two samples one is on semi glossy card and one on black Matt card.

To start I used the new Spring blossom stencil, attached to the card with tape and used Alchemy Waxes through the stencil, I loves theses waxes as you just keep adding layers to get style and texture. I then stamped the new Fantasy Script Stamp on to Imaginations Card using Archival Black.

Matted on to a final matt of black card and a little die cut and just pearls for detail.

As for the comparison I like both but not sure which is my favourite.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Imagination Crafts samples for Keep on Crafting

Here are some of the samples I made for Keep on Crafting recently using the new Starlight Paints, stencils, Alchemy Waxes and much more.