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Tuesday 15 April 2014

Imagination Crafts Inspiration

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  After a busy weekend I managed to get in my crafty room yesterday and have a little play.  It's back to work today but a short week as our office is closed on Good Friday.  Do do love long weekends lol.

Today I would like to share a little inspiration and tutorial for our Anything Goes challenge over at Imagination Crafts.  

I love using stencils and sparkle medium so I am going to show you how you can create a lovely project with minimum effort.  The sparkle medium really does have the wow factor but is so easy to use.  

Are you ready?  Then I will begin.

1.  I used the Ivy Branch panel stencil and Golden Pine sparkle medium onto white card.  Set aside to dry.

2. On a piece of beige paper I used one of the small leaf stamps from the Clematis decoupage stamp set to stamp randomly around the edges.  I used bundled sage distress ink.

3.  The background was then matted onto black card and then onto a card blank.  I also stamped a sentiment using bundled sage distress ink and matted this onto black card.

4. Once the sparkle medium was dry I used bundled sage distress ink to soften the edges and then matted onto black card.

5.  The image was placed centrally onto the prepared background.

6.  I finished off by adding a bow, the sentiment, flowers and gems.

Thanks for popping by and hope this inspires you to have a go with stencils and sparkle medium.  It is so easy to do and creates a great effect.  Just pop over to Imagination Crafts and check out all the fab products they have.  
Why not have a go and enter our challenge, you could win a £40 voucher to spend at Imagination Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Craftyhands - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - No digis or stamped images
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Sparkle
TTCRD - Anything goes


Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous pictorial tutorial Mags! Loving your card it looks gorgeous.
Linda xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very effective technique, great card

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Mags, love the stencil.
Caz x

downrightcrafty said...

very classy love the stamp and the colours just gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Kathryn said...

Fabby Mags thanks for sharing xx

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Mags love the design.
Hugs Julie xxx

rachel said...

wonderful tutorial Mags - brilliant work - fabulous piece too xx

Christine's Craftyart Blog said...

A beautiful project. Love it. Chris x

Sandra H said...

Oh this is truly one lovely creation so beautifully presented xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow Mags this is gorgeous, love the sparkle and the stamping around the edge! Thanks for your kind comments they all kept me going! Hugs Susan xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mags I love the design and colours.
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkle medium.

Mrs Beez said...

A fabulous card and perfect for our sparkle challenge. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Cheremane said...

Simply Beautiful :) xx

Linda Palmer said...

This is stunning Mags. I love it and want to try it myself. Your work is wonderful.

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely! Judy x

~ginny said...

Thanks Mags for the tutorial on the sparkle medium. I really enjoy when artists use their blogs to teach as well as showcase their art! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create:
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Wendy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhands, good luck! Xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Mags, thanks for sharing your fab tutorial. I love this card, so pretty and very elegant. Love this stencil and the beautiful sparkle medium.
Hugs Jennifer xx

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Jan said...

This is great thanks for the tut xx Jan

Dee's Craft Room said...

Stunning card, I love all that sparkle. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Dawn said...

Great tutorial & a fab card Mags! I just love that bow too!
Dawn xx

Unknown said...

Stunning and elegant Mags, love your step by step hun, hugs hun xxx

lady jasmine crafts said...

Beautiful and simple love it xxx

Unknown said...

Love the card Mags I am getting hooked on sparkle magic lol thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

I just bought a load of this at the Ali Pali craft show last weekend, can't wait to get stuck in. I love your combination of the sparkle and soft background stamping. Many thanks for joining the crafty hands challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

NanaConnie said...

Another beautiful entry, Mgs, and your instructions are perfect! I'm definitely going to try this. Loving the sparkle. Thanks for entering the challenge at Scribble & Scrap again. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

kanatanewf said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

Kates said...

wow - great card and tutorial. Thanks for joining crafting from the heart. kx

designermc said...

Very pretty card and I love the simple image. Thanks for joining us this week at Through The craft Room Door.
Nancy, DT

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful...I love that you gave a tutorial too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

Anonymous said...

Such a great tutorial. Don't you love how our hobby (the amount of money I spend on it should make it more than a hobby! lol) always us to make stunning cards with simple images? This is simply fabulous! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. xx Erin

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous and elegant hun, love the colours and layout and that vine is just so beautiful
Lindsay xx