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Monday 3 February 2014

Imagination Crafts, Exciting News

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and have had a good start to your week.  

I wanted to pop by and share with you the news that Imagination Crafts will be appearing on Create and Craft on Thursday 6th February at 2.00pm.  Sue will be demonstrating their fabulous products.  I just love working with their sparkle medium, stencils and stamps.  I know Sue will be great and it will be a fab show.  Hope you can tune in.

Today I have made a card using a stamp set from Imagination Crafts.

I decided to try something different after seeing a post over at the Lisa B blog.  I stamped the image with versamark and embossed using white WOW embossing powder.  I then used my distress inks as watercolours and coloured the image.  The white embossing repels the distress ink leaving a nice crisp image.  Using distress ink also gives a lovely soft feel to the colouring.  For the background I used the same stamping and embossing technique using one of the little stamps in the set.  Again, a combination of distress ink colours was used.  I matted and layered onto purple and then yellow card.  The sentiment is also from the stamp set .  I kept the embellishments simple with just a little bow and pearl.  

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  Enjoy the rest of your evening.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Seasonal
Dream Valley - No designer paper
Paper Crafting Journey - Emboss that
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Sunny colours
Lisa B - Resist technique
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Birthday using pastel colours
Pile It On - Ribbon
OSAAT - Anything goes
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Great Impressions - Floral images
Love to Create - Happy Birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes


Daniele said...

oh so loving this Mags, think I'm going to have to get some of their stamps at the next show, they look great for layering

Kirsten said...

Mags, it is gorgeous! I'm so glad you had a go, thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge - well done too on being the first this month. :)

Linda Simpson said...

Another fabulous creation Mags and I do love this stamp set! Beautiful colour combination too.

Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful creation!
Helen x

Sandra H said...

Mags this is gorgeous l'll have to check it out on 6th xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the image and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Mags, love the beautiful image and fab design.

Donna x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous card mags
Hugs Kelly

Sue said...

This is stunning Mags. I love the white embossed images and the colours really are so beautiful.
Sue xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

I really like pansies so you had me at the get go but the design, coloring and technique in this card are a stunner no matter what flower you use.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is fans Mags, great colours perfect for Spring. Susan x

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card!
Thanks for playing along at Crafting From The Heart :)
Donna (DT)

Mynn xx said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE this card! The colors are beautiful and I adore the white embossing!!! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Mags. I love the effect of the embossing powder and Distress inks. The colour scheme is gorgeous.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

rachel said...

this looks fabulous mags - brilliant x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Mags, I like the floral image and the colours.
Kevin xx

Jayne said...

This card really caught my eye Mags just beautiful Jayne xx

Linda Palmer said...

It is a gorgeous card and I so love the embossing. It has some beautiful papers and coloring as well. Love this card!

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous love the colours enjoy your day
Hugs Kate xx

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mags, beautiful colours, I might have to have a look a these.
Hugs Julie xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours.
Hugs Sue x

Carole Pollard said...

Mags this is beautiful and thanks for sharing what is a fab technique Its made a stunning card just gorgeous. I'll record the programme as I go to Thai Chi on Thursday afternoon. I'm certain this will get a few accolades in these challenges. Love and Happy Crafting Carole x
Ps Sorry I've been bit behind with comments busy few days and thanks for your comments on my blog I do appreciate you finding the time to comment hugs x

Hazel said...

A beautiful card with super mage and perfect background too. I love it. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

tilly said...

a beautiful card with those delicate looking colours and flowers, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

Ingrid Mason said...

Wow Mags, what a lovely technique that you have used with such wonderful effect in this stunning card. The little bow and pearl are sufficient embellishment when there is so much detail to enjoy in this card. It's stunning.

Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Unknown said...

Very elegant and romantic card, love the embossing effect. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

Kathy said...

Really love the way you've embossed and colored the image, it's stunning. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Mags...this is just lovely and thanks for sharing how you created it...I've gotta try that technique with the white embossing and distress inks. Such a sweet and soft card !! Love it.

Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.



Such a pretty card, I love the gorgeous colours you've used. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card, love the embossing. Thank you for joining our 6th Challenge at Crafting From The Heart this fortnight.

Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

Jen Leeflang said...

I love this technique and your card is so pretty! Thanks so much for taking up our Anything Goes Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck, and we hope to see you again soon!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

I love the embossing featured on your card and a great idea to use the white powder. the pansy is beautifully coloured too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie x

maureenjscott said...

wow! this is stunning! I love the technique that you've used, love the distress inks as water colours, love the white embossing! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week! Mo dt x Oh and I loved the Imagination show on the tv the other day!! My wish list got bigger! lol :)

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous image and love the embossed technique-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

Unknown said...

love all the embossing details, good luck in our challenge over on artistic inspirations

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Awesome job with the embossing, the coloring is beautifully done, and your layout is very elegant!
Thank you for sharing your interpretation of our Sketch at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! Love your work with the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge

Jo Ann said...

Love the wet embossing in this card and sure give your card a wonderful edge! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining the Challenge in my neighborhood, 613 Avenue Create. We have a new challenge going on so, I hope you check it out and join us again. Hugs and blessings!


Alyx said...

Simply beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx

Sindhu said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colours!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Unknown said...

Mags, this is a sensational card, just wonderful, love the image and all the detail here, thank you for sharing with us at Scribble and Scrap, this fortnight, best of luck xxx

Krista said...

Really love your card!
Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart!
Hope you will join in the next challenge!!!

DT member