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IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature projects created by our Artists In Residence this week using products from ClearScraps. We hope you enjoy the creativity our team shares with you this week!

 

This was something new for me – creating an album with some acrylic pages and some chipboard. All of the pages are a different size and shape but once I was done they somehow all fit a theme.

 

Creative acrylic album cronincompanystore.com
Supplies:
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black, Cloudy Sky, Opaque Cotton White
Creative Medium
IrRESISTible Pico Silver
Encore Metallic Ink in Champagne
Clearsnaps Acrylic Album
Stampendous Script and Scroll border stamp
A Muse Studio Scroll Stamp
Crafters Workshop Stencils; Script and Ledger
Sizzix Camellia Flower die
Various paper, ribbons, pearl embellishments, washi tape

Acrylic Album Cover cronincompanystore.com

First I took the acrylic pages and using an inkblusher, covered the backside of each with the StazOn Opaque Cotton White  – this will help the design on the front show well. Next using the stencils and an inkblusher I added the script design to the cover first in StazOn cloudy sky and then highlighted a few words over that with Jet Black.

Ledger Acrylic page   cronincompaanystore.com

I repeated the same process using the Ledger stencil with StazOn Jet Black Ink. I added a few dots to the scalloped edges with the Pico Silver

Flower page   cronincompanystore.com

I traced the shape of the chipboard pages on various decorative papers, cut them out and adhered to both sides of the chipboard with creative medium. Some pages I edged with washi tape, this one is edged with flowers.

Flowers Camellia Die   cronincompanystore.com

The die cut flowers are various papers and vellum stamped randomly with scrips and scroll designs using grey, black and Encore Metallic Ink in Champagne. Once assembled, I adhered the petals and added a pearl center.

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Last I used 3 different ribbons to tie the pages together.

Here is today’s other project:

Linda Lucas

If you’ve missed the other projects this week please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.

 

 

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Today on the blog…Dandelions – Metallic dandelions to be exact. I found this stamp a few months ago and fell in love – I’ve tried a few projects with it but I like this one the best!

Encore Metallic cronincompanystore.com

See the ‘how-to’ on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog today.

 

Maureen

 

 

 

 

 

Today I’ll be sharing two different projects with you.  Grab a nice beverage and settle in. The first is my project for the IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils Blog Hop.  The second project I’m presenting today is the Altered Pages’ Featured Artist submission.  I hope you enjoy both of these projects I’ve created!

This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist’s post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June 15th.

 

IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Blog Hop

Umbrella stencil cronincompanystore.com

Supplies:
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe in Grey Flannel and Tuxedo Black; Clear Embossing Powder; Fireworks! in Blue Sky; Inkblushers & Daubers
Dreamweaver Stencils, Umbrellas
Stamps: Raindrops from Impress; Footloose from Hampton Arts
Kraft cardstock, white cardstock

Finished size 5.5″ x 4.25″

Umbrella stencil cronincompanystore.com

To get the embossed look, using a dauber add Memento Luxe Grey Flannel to one side of the Dreamweaver Umbrella stencil. Run the inked stencil through the die machine using the embossing pad. Cut a section from the top along the edges of the umbrellas. To add a little depth, edge card with the Grey Flannel stamp pad.

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Cut a piece of water color paper and spritz lightly with water then with Fireworks! Sky Blue, let dry completely. Stamp raindrops at an angle on blue background with the Memento Luxe Grey Flannel. Run the edges along the Grey Flannel stamp pad.

Umbrellas side cronincompanystore.com

Stamp sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black and clear emboss. Cut along edges. Adhere to a small piece of silver paper to highlight the edges.

Now assemble: adhere umbrellas to the blue background with dimensional tape, then adhere blue background to kraft paper. Lastly add sentiment with dimensional tape.

Here are today’s posts from the other Artists In Residence:

Linda Lucas

Penny Ward

Presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Pam Hornschu

 

Each Tuesday during the month of June, IMAGINE Crafts is sharing the projects our Artists In Residence have created using products from Altered Pages.  The Design Team at Altered Pages will also be featuring IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products on their blog throughout the month and we hope that you’ll visit the Altered Pages Blog to see the fabulous projects their team has designed.

IMAGINE Crafts/Altered Pages

Quotes cronincompanystore.com

Here we go – This book is a great way to ‘freehand’ a project & use a wide variety to supplies. Occasionally I’m looking for a quote for a project and look around for the little scraps of paper I write them on when I find them. Instead I’m going to use this new book to keep them all together.

Supplies:
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn in Jet Black and Grey; Memento Luxe in Grey Flannel; Versafine Ink in Spanish Moss; Creative Medium Shimmer
Altered Pages: Paris Stamps and Dragon Fly Stamps; Charms; Various Paper & Vintage Text; Ribbon and Tulle
Stamps: Script Background, Flower and Alphabet from Amuse Studio
Various Washi Tapes, paper scraps, glassine envelopes, paper envelopes + very random scraps from my personal test stash

pages collage cronincompanystore.com

I started with 8 pieces of 5″ x 7″ white cardstock. Working on one side at a time, I layered pictures, paper, old book pages, random envelopes and adhered each layer with creative medium shimmer.  Once completely dry, I trimmed the edges to line up evenly, then began to stamp images and letters with StazOn Jet Black. Then I added a few key charms to the front of the book.

charms cronincompanystore.com

Once all of the pages were complete, I used various washi tape to join the pages together on the inside of the book. Lastly I added the binding using tulle netting, doubled and cut to the length of the book, then adhered with creative medium.

Cake Julia cronincompanystore.com

Lastly, I began to add in a few quotes with a sharpie but there’s plenty of room for more!

Here are the other Artists In Residence featured projects for today:

Linda Lucas

Penny Ward

 

***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.

Remember to leave a comment to be entered into the IMAGINE Crafts/Dreamweaver contest.

 

Thank you for stopping by today and spending so long!

 

Maureen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something that sparkles and reminds us how amazing we are -

Crown cronincompanystore.com

 

Supplies:
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz & Shimmery Silver; StazOn Jet Black; Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold; Daubers
A Gilded Life for Spellbinders Dies: Imperial Border and Petite Monarch
May Arts Ribbons
Sizzix Camellia Die
Stampendous Script Stamp
Silver and Gold cardstock, Vellum

Check out the ‘how-to’ on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog today.

 

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