Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Magenta and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop Week Day 2


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.    

For my first project of the hop, I created a mixed media journal page as an ode to my favourite season of the year.

     Magenta products used: Stamps- Ornate Flourish, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year sentiment, Numbers from the Savvy Symbols stamp set, Autumn Oak Leaf large, Autumn Oak Leaf small; Stencils- Floral Elements, Geometric Trio - circles; Cork Self Adhesive Alphabet Stickers; Mini Alphabet Chipboard Letters; Canvas Fabric Sheet

Imagine Crafts/Tsukinenko products used: Momento Inks- Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal, Cottage Ivy, Love Letter, Gray Flannel, Elderberry, Tuxedo Black; StazOn- Jet Black, Stone Grey, Cloudy Sky, Cactus Green, Pumpkin, Timber Brown; Delicata- Gold Glitz; Irresistibles- Wedding Dress

Other: 9x12 mixed media journal, heavy cardstock, gesso, small piece of burlap, Silhouette digital cutting machine

I started with a gessoed heavy cardstock 8 1/2" x 12" piece and added Momento inks by stamping each colour  (Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal, Cottage Ivy and Love Letter) onto a clear acrylic block and then spraying it with water before smooshing it onto the background. I spritzed more water onto the background as needed to move the inks around. The trick is to use a heat gun to dry between ink layers so as not to blend the contrasting colours and ending up with a puddle of brown. I also added a bit of Cactus Green StaxOn and moved it around with a rubbing alcohol dipped makeup sponge.

Then came stamping using the various grey StazOn inks (Stone Grey, Cloudy Sky) and Jet black with the Ornate Flourish, sentiment and Savvy Symbols number stamps (9 and 10 for my favourite fall months). The stamping was alternated with sponged on and Geometric Circle stenciled gesso layers to add depth and texture to the background.

Once dry, I stenciled the floral sprays using the Momento Elderberry and randomly stamped the Delicata Gold Glitz on using a scrap piece of burlap.

Next, came the fore front layer of bold leaf stamping using the Autumn Oak Leaf stamps and Pumpkin StazOn.

By stamping Momento ink onto a craft mat and adding water, I was able to splatter a mix of Momento Love Letter with Flannel Grey (to darken the colour to match the canvas fabric). While it was drying, I coloured the Mini Chipboard Alphabet letters with Black Tuxedo ink, cut "fav" out of the canvas fabric, and then adhered my titling into place.

To finish off the page, I splattered with the Wedding Dress Irresistable by uncapping it and using the spray straw. Once dry, I repeated the craft mat process with Tuxedo Black to splatter on the final touches.

I edged the whole piece with Timber Brown StazOn and again moved the colour around with a rubbing alcohol saturated makeup sponge. Lastly, I adhered it into my journal.

Hope you find some seasonal inspiration to bring to your crafting projects, whether it be fall or spring, in your part of the globe.

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:


Linda Lucas


Isha Gupta


Debbie Gaetz


Helène Métivier


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.



Bente Fagerberg said...

Lovely fall inspired project. I used to feel a bit low as Fall approached, but nowadays I'm ok with it! Each seson has a certain charm of it's own, even though Spring brings so much promise of nice weather and light. Fall and Winter can be very damp and greay around here. :-)

Karen McAlpine said...

Awesome page! I like those cork letters and the stamps are my fav.

Heather Thompson said...

Love the journal page, just stunning. Love the whole background effect.

Lady_Libellule said...

Une belle création. C'est vrai que l'automne est une belle saison.

Dianne Johnson said...

Love your colors and the depth in your project with all of the layers. Beautiful!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love how you made this journal page! Fall is my favourite season too!

Manon @ Kasimodo said...

Cette page de journal est vraiment superbe!

BLockHEad said...

Lovely fall colors and perfect for the stamps!

cghundley said...

Very pretty cover
page! Love all the
stamps used and
the title.
Carla from Utah

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful journal cover!! I too love Fall. The regal colors that Mother Nature creates are fabulous and so inspiring to me.
Thanks or sharing this with me!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful fall colors in this project! I love the fall too!

Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

Wonderful layering techniques for the background; your journal cover is fabulous.

Auntie Watson said...

Fall is my fav too!

Papertangler said...

Fall really is my fave! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan said...

Love the colours and the idea of decorating the cover of the journal. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Those cork letters are very cool. Thanks for sharing your technique. I love Fall AND Spring. The other two seasons, I could do without.

Celeste Goff said...

I love this...the fall colors, the distressing, and the lettering!

Carisa said...

beautiful fall card!

BurningRubber said...

What a great way to add a fall page to your journal.

ScrappySandie said...

Amazing project...so many steps and layers! Love the colors and textures! TFS

Helene said...

Very nice page...

Karen said...

Beautiful project! Fall is always such a great source of creative inspiration.

Bridget Larsen said...

Great idea for a journal cover

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS page Cassandra!!!
LOVE your pretty design, colors & textures!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and your recipe for inky awesomeness :)

loulou said...

Great journal page. Lots of layers and texture.

Katie said...

Beautiful page! I love the leaves and the spray bits too! Neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.