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.
I'm back with my third entry for the Blog Hop! When I saw this gorgeous new stamp from Magenta, with the cute, fat cuddly birds, I knew right away I would have some fun with it. I have made several great cards with this stamp, and today, I elected to do a faux watercolor technique that, if you are a regular follower of my blog, you will know is one of my favorites to lay down background color. Usually, I use dye based inks, but this time, I tried it with pigment ink, and I think the results are great. Here's my card:
I applied Encore Ultimate Metallic Ink, Enchanted Evening directly to an acrylic block, and spritzed lightly with water. The Metallic Ink has a lovely sheen in real life, and I love the color combination on the Enchanted Evening pad. I also really like the watercolor effect this technique gives.
The birds and sentiment were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I wanted just a little spot of color on the birds, so I put a little Memento Grape Jelly ink onto an acrylic block, added some water and this time picked up the ink with a paintbrush. I brushed the color onto the bird's scarf.
For a little extra shimmer, I sprayed the whole card with Psst! Sheer Shimmer Frost. At the end, some pearls and gems were sprinkled across the card.
I hope this will inspire you to try this technique for laying down some background color. Please leave a comment to be eligible for a great prize from IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta, and click on the links below to visit the other blogs in the hop.
Magenta Stamps used:
42.217.N Cuddly Winter Birds
07.730.H I am in love with this day!
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products used:
Encore Ultimate Metallic Enchanted Evening pad UM4-1
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Memento Grape Jelly Ink
Psst! Sheer Shimmer Frost
Hero Arts Mixed Accents
Purple & Blue So Silk paper
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:
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.