Sunday, May 25, 2014

IMAGINE Crafts & Viva Las VegaStamps! Day 2

Mixed Media Blog Hop 

Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop. For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies. Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?

Mixed Media Prize Package

We're proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here's today's posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:


Hands AJ Page 
I love making Gelli Plate prints with acrylic paints and mediums, but had been wanting to create several prints with ink instead. So this was the perfect opportunity. 
Using several techniques, I applied Memento Luxe Ink to my Gelli Plate, creating one yummy later after another. Some prints were made by applying the ink directly to the plate(1), randomly creating layers of color, while other prints were made, using stencils for more pattern and design (2). 
For my Art Journal page, the background was created using the above method (1). I stamped (with Versafine ink) the edge of my page with 'Whimsical Diver' and 'Color Wheel Lines'. I added a bit of doodling with Memento Markers and it was complete. 
For the center of my page, I stamped 'Hand Circus', then doodled again. I finished my page off with my quote. Viola! Easy peasy!

Me, Myself, & I

Using Gelli Print method (2) above, I stamped (with Memento Luxe Ink) a print with 'Zentangle'. I then cut cut randomly size rectangles stitched them to a larger Gelli Print. There is so much depth of color and texture. Just love this! 

To bring in the same pattern from the Gelli Print, I also stamped (with Memento Luxe Ink) painted chipboard alphas for a whimsical touch. 

For more texture, I covered my white cardstock with Creative Medium through a stencil. It's a subtle look, but adds so much. I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Have a great one!

Please stop by Tina's blog to see more info.

If you're just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, you can go here for yesterday's list of blogs.   

***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.


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great page!

Annie said...

What has caught my attention mostly is your stamping around the edge of the first page. That is so appealing and clever. I did not at first see the diver stamp. Both pages are great!

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! Three ultra-talented designers on today's leg of the race!! I am in love with Linda's gorgeous card and the Eagle image is marvelous!!! MUST HAVE IT! Thanks for having me along on this hop!

Stampo said...

The Linda Lucas link is broken.

Blue Rose said...

Another day of great projects. Can't wait for tomorrow.

sun_ray / Svetlana Rekunchak said...

Great project!

Anonymous said...

Great projects. Love the hand. Thanks for having the hop

Robin B. said...

The colors in these pages are so gorgeous!

IrinaR (Irina Rakovets) said...

Wow! incredibly wonderful!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

I can't believe all of the fantastic projects on this hop.


Karen said...

Thank you for another fab day of inspiration and for the blog hop Karen x

Karen said...

Thank you for another fab day of inspiration and for the blog hop Karen x

TracyM #6773 said...

I’ve had SO MUCH FUN hopping that I forgot to drop by with a big THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)
Tina’s journal page and layout are FABULOUS - such AMAZING use of color, the background, stamping, doodling and sentiment are STUNNING on her journal page - WOW!!!
Allie’s card is BOLD & BEAUTIFUL, such rich colors and great combo of bamboo & chicken wire!!!
Linda’s eagle easel card is EXCITING, the colors are so vibrant against the soaring eagle, an AWESOME design!!!
WOW – I do so LOVE when two exciting companies share products and let their TALENTED DESIGNERS CREATE and SHARE their projects, tutorials & top tips too – THANK YOU :)

Linda T said...

What a great blog hop so far. Just beautiful creations from all the ladies. Loving the techniques, colors. Just beautiful work.

PiHi said...

Thank you for a great tip how to use my gelli. Lovely page!

Unknown said...

love these ideas for my Art journal!!