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Friday, 24 May 2013

Imagination Crafts: one stencil - two ways

Good morning lovelies - I do hope you're well? I am and my Mischief is starting to become more herself although she's still very grumpy with me - I have to take her back for a post operative appointment soon which should prove interesting - and will probably put me firmly in the bad books again. Oh well - it doesn't take her too long to forget.

Today I want to show you my entry for the Imagination Crafts DT call thats currently going on - the details are here. Thanks to lindasimpson for getting the message out here. I've made two pieces - a card and a tag - both using the same stencil - but both very different I think from each other.

The card was made using a piece of clarity card - I used tumbled glass DI all over the card then put the Imagination Crafts stencil in place and used promarkers to make through the stencil in different colours. Without moving the mask I added translucent sparkle medium from Imagination crafts and left this to dry. Once dry I stamped the Lavinia fairy stamp in place and also onto some other card and paper pieced the fairy dress and wings. Finally I added the LOTV sentiment in place.

The tag was very simple - I used TH distress stains on my craft mat and swooshed my tag through and messed around with the stains direct to card and more swooshing until I got what I wanted. Then I used water and did the spritz and flick - I added the ribbon to the distress stains too. Then I added the stencil and used dreamweaver black embossing paste through the stencil, lifted it off and left the tag to dry. once dry I added the Voyage and artist stamps - both TH.

I would like to enter my items into the following challenges:
Lavinia May challengelaviniastamps: Pastels
Charismacharismacardz: Here comes summer
Divasdivasbydesignchallenge: Friendship
I love promarkersilovepromarkers: AG
Papertake weeklypapertakeweekly: Paper piecing

Crafty Ribbonscraftyribbons: AG with ribbon
Fab n Funky:fabnfunkychallenges Ribbon and/or lace
Totally gorjusstotallygorjuss: Water - used in the spritz and flick

Thankyou for dropping by and for all of you kind words about my work and my poorly puss. Hope you have a great day! Big hugs! Rachel xx


  1. WOW!!! These are gorgeous Rachel. The colours and designs look amazing. Good luck with the DT call, I would say that you'd be a great asset to their team.
    I hope you have a good Friday
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Hi Rachel - two fabulous projects they both look brilliant! Love Lavinia stamps but don't use mine I really must! Good luck with the DT call!! Susan x

  3. Gorgeous work Rachel, especially love the fairy card....she's beautiful! Good luck with the DT call!
    Hugs Jo x

  4. Two gorgeous projects Rachel, hope you are successful with the DT. Glad missy is okay

  5. Fabulous work Rachel, I love both projects. Your colours are gorgeous and what a beautiful stamp.
    Good luck with the D T call, Kate x

  6. Lovely work both of them, love the layering you did, good luck, xx

  7. Two wonderful projects Rachel, I love the stenciled flowers. You've created a super background with the DI's, I like making backgrounds this way, they're very random. Good luck with the DT call.

    Sue x

  8. These are both fabulous Rachel - good luck with the DT call.
    Have a great weekend.

  9. They are both fantastic Rachel, that stencil is really lovely and how different it looks on each piece too - a great entry for the DT call. Got my fingers crossed, you would be a wonderful addition to their team. Good to hear that Mischief is a little better, don't envy you the second trip to the Vet though.... hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Anne x

  10. Glad to hear that Mischief is getting better. I love your Tag and card Rachel. Fantastic colours too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  11. Glad to know Mischief is getting better! Fantastic card and tag, love the pretty colors and sparkle!

  12. Fabulous creations. Wonderful diversity using great them both. Good luck to your furry friend.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  13. Both of these are fantastic and are so different from each other. Good luck on the dt call.

  14. Fabulous stencilled pieces of Rachel, makes me think I should perhaps get mine out and have a play. Thanks for the inspiration.

    B x

  15. Fab projects, thank you for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge, and good luck. Hugs Pauline, DT member xx

  16. Theyre both pretty. Loving the colours on both and such pretty butterflies.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky


  17. stunning projects Rachel, very inkylicious. Good luck.

  18. Beautiful work Rachel. Have you checked over at Joanna Sheen's blog? There's a lovely surprise waiting for you there :)
    Dawn x

  19. These are both gorgeous hun, I love the colours and the background on the tag and the image on the card is so pretty
    Lindsay xx

  20. Just stunning and such an inventive use of your Promarkers too. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  21. Super Summery creation. Thank you for playing at Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  22. Hi Rachel these are fabulous and thanks for sharing with us at Divas by design this week

  23. Two great creations and great colours and design.

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  24. 2 beautiful creations here, Rachel. Thanks for sharing and joining in our Lavinia Stamps challenge. Winner will be announced around 4th June and the new challenge starts tomorrow.
    Barbara xx


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