Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts Collaboration...Butterfly Kisses...

Hello there Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts friends!  I'm so excited to be sharing some projects I created that feature both Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts products.  It has been such a pleasure working with the Joy Clair stamps and inky/mixed-media products from Imagine Crafts.  Thank you to Joy Clair and to Imagine Crafts for providing such fabulous and fun products for this collaboration.  
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave comments on each blog along the hop.  If you do, you'll be entered to win one of two $25 Joy Clair Gift Cards or one of two $25 Imagine Crafts Gift cards.  Joy Clair will announce the winners on their blog at the end of the month.  Imagine Crafts will announce on their blog!  

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Here's my little inspiration...Meet my itty bitty Mighty Mason.  Although he's only eight inches tall and weighs less than five pounds at four years old, he packs the typical Schnauzer punch!  He's a miracle, so sweet and full of spitfire!  He's my love for sure!  

So for this collaboration, I used Joy Clair's Butterfly Kisses stamp set and Imagine Crafts products to create four coordinating projects:  

*A Dog tag for Mason, 
*A 12x12 Scrapbook layout, 
*A gift box
*An envelope card

The following Imagine Crafts Products were used in these projects:  


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As this post is quite photo heavy, I've included the step-out photos in slide-show format for the dog tag and the gift box.  I was immersed in creation of the butterfly layout and the card to take in process photos so I'll share them here. 
Using the Shimmer Creative Medium over the layout (rubbed on with finger) allowed me to impress the butterfly stamp into the design.
To color the butterflies orange/metallic, I mixed the Tangelo ink and the gold shimmer spritz together and applied with a fine tip brush.
The creation of the box lid design involved layering acrylic paint, Creative Medium, Embossed Butterfly stamp image and impressed butterfly images.  I also added some Shimmer irRESISTible embellisher to the lid in a "dotty" formation.  The butterflies were stamped, rubbed with Creative Medium and then Sprout and Sparkle irRESISTible Pico Embellisher were applied.
 The butterflies were fussy cut and applied to the box and the Offray ribbon using the OnPoint Glue.  YUM!
 So iridescent and full of texture!
To create the card, I prepared the white panel rubbing Creative Medium and irRESITible Sprout Pico Embellisher with my finger then stamped the butterfly image with Black Memento ink.  The butterflies were colored with the Pico Embellishers.
 Just look at that fabulous shimmer and texture!  YUM!
The butterflies are just perfectly taking flight!

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my creations and I can truly say this was one of my most favorite project collections!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Mother's Love...

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!  I have to say, my Momma is AMAZING and I want to wish her the most fabulous day ever.  I hope she is having fun spending time with my dad in Europe and I am looking forward to when I can pick them up at the airport.  

In reflecting on all my Mom's fabulous character traits, my heart was drawn to the bible verse in Proverbs.  I was particularly embraced by Proverbs 31: 25-31.  Take a glance...This is SO my mother!  
I knew I had to journal this page and include some amazing and loving colors.  They remind me of her warmth, her loving spirit, her faith, her patience and her kindness...She is the She in She...and so much more.  
I chose to decorate this page using Ranger Distress Oxide inks (and water) by Ranger.  I stamped the flowers from the Doodle Flowers set from Joy Clair and applied them in a cascading array across my penciled journaling.  The leaves were stamped using Memento Pear Tart ink.
 This Bible passage just spoke to me and of my mom.  Every. Single. Word that was highlighted gave me a visual of my mom.  I'm so blessed to have been chosen to be her daughter.
Thank you for stopping by.  I encourage you to find your Mom in His word...Read it.  Study it. Visualize these words...You will find her.  <3 p="">

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sending My Love...

Hello there Joy Clair friends, it's Kerry here and I'm back with another yummy creation.  It's my turn on the Joy Clair Blog and I've got a gorgeous fussy-cut card to share with you.  I used the cluster of plumeria-like flowers to create this fussy cut image!  Don't be afraid to cut out clusters and rearrange them on your page!  It' totally WORKS!  

I'm so addicted to creating delicious backgrounds using Ranger Distress Oxide Reinkers.  How about you? Today, my mission was "Layer, layer, layer"...so I got to work making flowers with the Spring Time Florals set!  
I love the look of layered flowers and even if a stamp has a cluster design, I can cut these images out and assemble them in a different arrangement so that I can create something totally new!  

After coloring the images with the reinker (and water), I cut them out.  To decrease the white edge effect on the cut flowers, I rubbed black ink along the edges.  
After the flowers were cut out, I applied a few drops of distress ink to the acetate sheet our stamps are sandwiched between.  I spritzed it with water and laid my paper on top of it.  I flipped the paper/acetate over and rubbed the ink in to allow it to flow and spread between the acetate and the paper.  
After lifting the acetate off the page, I hit this page with the heat gun to speed up the drying process.  
After it was dry, I added a strip of gold washi tape to the top of a piece of vellum I stamped with the "Sending My Love" sentiment from the Hello Sentiments set. I attached this wash/vellum to the background paper and added the flowers in a pleasing arrangement.  
To finish the card off, I added some yummy little pearls on a few of the flowers.  After that, it was complete!