Thursday, 15 August 2013

Imagination Crafts - Inspiration for August.

Hi everyone,

Here I am again working with the lovely stamps from Imagination Crafts. Iv'e made a Funky Foam Booklet for you this month. You can add papers inside to create a notelet holder. For this project I used the Decoupage Stamp Daisy on Gold Metal Sheet - I embossed the image with an embossing tool firstly on the front following the lines of the stamp then again from the back, then coloured in the flower with a permanent marker. A small wire swirl was added for decoration.

The booklet itself is made from Funky Foam. I cut out the foam using deckle edge scissors and snipped into the sides to give an old vintage effect.  I heated the foam with a heat gun, stamped the small flower from the set into the foam whilst it was hot,  let it cool,  then coloured the raised bits with gold paint to highlight the  surface.

I then added a side binder made with black cord and beads (your pages fit inside the booklet held in by this cord binder) Also I stamped some Shrink Plastic with the small flower stamp and added these to the side binder for decoration.
I particularly like working with metal sheets. Copper is great too as you can heat it and it changes colour. Perhaps I will use copper for another Challenge coming up soon..... Why not visit the Inspiration Blog to see more ideas from the Design Team. Click here to be taken to the Inspiration blog or visit the Challenge Blog and have a go yourself - you never know you may just win a prize. Click here for the Challenge Blog. .

Product used in making this booklet:
Funky Foam
Stayzon Black
Black Cord
Gold Wire
Gold Metal sheets and the lovely Decoupage Stamp Set - Daisy  from Imagination Crafts.

Next Month's Challenge is all about Butterfllies so watch this space for more creative ideas to come very soon...

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Imagination Crafts August Challenge - Flower Power

Hello again,

For this month's Imagination Crafts Design Team theme "Flower Power" Iv'e used an Imagination Crafts Decoupage stamp to create the flowers on this Notelet Hanger.

I used a small piece of mount board for this wall hanging which I painted with black acrylic paints. I then brushed over the background with beige paint roughly to create texture.
I then coloured some Sparkle Gel with yellow mica powders and spread this onto the Honeycomb Stencil to create a textured background.

I stamped the Decoupage Flower stamp onto green vellum, embossed the images from the back to make the petals stand out and added these to the bottom left of the card. I also stamped the image onto some yellow cardstock with green ink and wrapped this round a post -it note to form a cover. Two holes were punched into the top of the mount board and decorated ribbon threaded through to create a hanger.

Why not join in with the Imagination Crafts August Challenge and see what you can create. Take a look at the Imagination Crafts blog too  - click on the Imagination Crafts Challenge badge on the right to be taken to the challenge.

Check out the Inspiration Blog too for ideas throughout the month  from the Design Team.

Imagination Crafts products used:
Honeycomb Stencil.
Decoupage Flower Stamp Set Daisy
Sparkle Medium of your choice