Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Magenta Blog Hop - Day 4

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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.      

For day 4 of the hop, I am sharing an ATC. I cut the leftover strip of 12x12 gessoed cardstock that I used for my Fall is my Fav art journal page into 2.5" x 3.5" sized pieces.



    

Imagine Crafts Products used: Fireworks - Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies; Irresistible- Bahama Blue; StazOn - Jet Black, Stone Gray

Magenta Products used: Stamps - Deco Pattern damask, Script and Postmark, Do Small Things With Great Love sentiment

Other: heavy cardstock, gesso, pen, jewels

I started by stamping the background with the Script and Post Mark stamp using the Stone Gray StazOn. Then, I sprayed the 3 different Fireworks sprays starting from lightest (Lulu Lavender) to darkest (Grape Jelly) and added a light spritz of water to lighten the colour and move it around. I allowed each colour to dry slightly before adding the next one. Once the last colour was dry, I sprayed the Bahama Blue Irresistible onto a small 3x3 foam square to create a sort of stamp pad and stamped using the Deco Pattern Damask stamp. Once the Irresistible stamped damask image was dry, I outlined the image with a pen.  Using the Jet Black StazOn, I stamped the sentiment and edged the card. Lastly, I added the jewels as the final touch and compliment to the shimmery background.

It is hard to show in the photo but if you look closely, you might be able to see the shimmer that comes with the Fireworks sprays. Such a beautiful effect and so pretty in real life.

Hope you enjoyed todays offering.

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:


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Tina McDonald


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John Creighton Petersen

 
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Bianca van Noort

  
 
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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.


TTFN,


18 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

This card is beautiful! I love the technique you used! The background is lovely!

barbara macaskill said...

Lovely! I love the colors and the shimmer ROCKS!! Great way to use up the leftovers! TFS!

Auntie Watson said...

Colors blended nicely.

Helene said...

Nice ATC...

Karen said...

Stunning! Wish I could see it in real life. I can just see the shimmer, but I bet the ATC is even more beautiful in person.

Bridget Larsen said...

I can see the shimmer if I squint my eye, gorgeous

BLockHEad said...

Lovely combination of color!

Jan said...

Great technique, love the background too. Thanks for sharing.

Papertangler said...

Jewels and shimmer and sprays....oh my! Lovely. Thanks!

Lady_Libellule said...

Très jolie, j'aime beaucoup cette carte.

Dianne Johnson said...

Cassandra, beautiful as always! I love the texture and the sparkle you get.

Carisa said...

Love the colors and texture!

Carisa said...

lovely!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL ATC Cassandra!!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sentiment, LOVE the BIG BOLD damask and the shimmer too!!!

BurningRubber said...

A lovely card.

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty and the little jewels add a very nice touch.

Katie said...

Beautiful work! Love how the background turned out! Love the grey and purples. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

loulou said...

Lovely ATC. Beautiful colours. I like the sparkle and the texture the irRESSISTible ink gives too.