Monday, July 29, 2013

new products "VERTIGO"


Have you heard of VERTIGO?  It is the newest products from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.

What is VERTIGO? It is transluscent patterned material that create dazzling visial effect..

You can see what they are look like on their video

Also they are offering give away on Facebook special page

I'm working on my first VERTIGO project, you know what? I'm already hooked!

StazOn and Memento Luxe work great with VERTIGO, can be dry embossed, die cut, or cut by hand too.

If you want to play?  Try this!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

JULY AIR theme "Stampotique"

Hi all

This month's second challenge is using "Stampotique" stamps, and am so excited for this assighment!

I've been a big fan of their unique designs especially the one using in this project.

Also, another challenge makes me so fluttered to using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers from Crafters Companion, and, yes, I love them so much!! Blending is so much easy, and color variations are pretty gorgeous.  Now I know need more sets ( I only have 4) , sure I'll have all colors very soon, LOL.  ( and they are inexpensive, isn't it great?)

Here my finished card.


  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Brilliance™ Pigment Ink - Coffee Bean
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Jumbo Daubers™
  • Stampotique - #6051 Prom Queen
  • Spectrum Noir  

Stamp PROM QUEEN on white card stock with Memento Tuxed Black.

These are my skin colors

FS2 is used for base color.

Add shade with FS3

Deeper shades with FS6

These are skirt and hair colors. (sorry - BT1 is upside down :(

Color whole skirt with BT1 - lightest blue

Add shade with BT2

Add deeper shades with BT7. Color hair in same way. Also add eye shadow.

These are bodice colors - Colored from lightest to darker.

With GB8, add more shade here and there, especially on hair.

Add more shade with BT9.

EB2 used on hair highlights

With BT1, make shadow around the image. 
White gel pen dots added as highlites.

Apply Brilliance Coffee Beans to  craft sheet (or any non porous surface)

Pick, ink with JIMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Jumbo Daubers™umbo Dauber. This way, you don't have to worry about sharp edge mark.

Apply ink around paper edge


With paper distresser, make the edge frayed. then assemble cards. 

Just a note:  IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink works with most Alcohol ink markers.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

JULY AIR - artist choice - 5 minutes card

This is the 3rd AIR project this month and decided to make super quick card.

A few days ago, I wanted make a set of note card as Thank you gift for my friend.
Since I didn't have much time, also I know my friends likes simple design, that notecards became so called "5 min card"  

As a matter of fact, it even didn't take 5 min. once papers are prepared.

They are simple and neat, yet useful one, I beleve.


  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink - Tangerine
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink - Tuxedo Black
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Sponge Daubers™
  • Stamp - medallion /Magenta, word - Hero Arts, 
  • Pearl - Hero arts
  • White Card stock , Orange Card Stock

Stamp medallion image with Memento Tangerin

Stamp word with Memento Luxe Taxedo Black

Color edge with Memento Tangerine using sponge dauber

Assemble card, apply pearl to the center as finishing touch.

Key for simple card like this is color. Matching color of ink and paper is very effective.  
Try with your stamps and inks!

Monday, July 8, 2013

July AIR - Brilliance Challenge


This month's first AIR project is "Brilliance Challenge"
It is water based fast drying pigment ink, can be stamped on any paper (including coated paper), leather, clay, wood, most of porous surface.

My project is Brilliance Resist-ish technique. 
As I mentioned above, Brilliance is pigment ink still can be dried on coated paper. 
However, ink will be reactivated with new layer of ink.  You'll see what this mean.

Here we go!

  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Brilliance™ Pigment Ink (colors indicated below)
  • Rubber Stamps - Crafter's Companion
  • Stencil - Crafter's workshop
  • paper towel
  • card stocks (White Glossy paper, Printed Paper - Studio45, color card stocks)

DTP Sunflower  Yellow and Rocket Red

Add  Meditterean Blue at up right corner

Place stencil plate and color Rocket Red and Meditterean  Blue area

Wipe out part of stenciled inks - so that inked area turns  white-ish.

Add Sunflower Yellow between red area to blending colors.

Add  Coffee Bean to left bottom area.

Stamp cityscape with Coffee Bean

Wipe out stamped image - this will be highlights

Stamp again with Coffee Beans

Stamp same image with Graphite Black then wipe off. - this will be shadow.
Finally stamp the cityscape image with Coffee Beans. Stamp Bodice collage with Graphite Black.

Then Wipe off.  Again, inked area turns white-ish.

Stamp corners and borders with Graphite Black and  Moonlight White.

As you see, it is not quite "resist" but makes more transparant effect.  Key is using coated paper.