Monday, May 26, 2014

VivaLasVegaStamps! Blog Hop

Mixed Media Blog Hop 

 Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop.  For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies.   Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?

Mixed Media Prize Package

We're proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps!  You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014  to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st  we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here's today's posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

  If you're just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, here' the links to the previous days posts: Saturday, Sunday   ***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.
VivaLasVegaStamps!  Have you ever been there?  As the name telling they are at Las Vegas near Strip.  They don't have slot machine, but RED RUBBERS! plenty of them!!  As soon as opening the doore you'll know you are in the heaven by rubber smell, LOL.

I was so excited that my next assignment is VLVS! blog hop since I've been big fun of this manufacture, also they have been making new images in addition to their million of them.

This time I picked up this unmounted sheet. Plate 1436 
and made this collage.


VivaLasVegaStamps! plate #1436

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
StazOn Midi - Midnight Blue, Blue Hawaii, Cactus Green, Jet Black
Memento Ink - Love Letters
Memento Markers 
Pico Embelissher - Tuxedo Black
Jumbo Dauber
Ink Blushers

Crafter's Workshop stencils

White card stock

How To

On Cardstock (I used 8.5 x 11) stencil background with StazOn inks 

Add Blue Hawaii and Midnight Blue as well using Ink Blushers

Background is ready

Stamp images on card stock with StazOn Jet Black

Color with Memento Markers. 
I used a lot of colors

Start with light colors then, add darker colors as shade

Cut out images, and some flowers from card stock, then arrange them on the background
Adhere images, apply Memento Luxe - Tuxedo Black with Brushstix
Color the flowers with Memento - Love Letters

Add stencils with Memento Luxe - Tuxedo Black here and there

on the flower too!
Add doodling with Pico Embellisher

Actually I filled leaves and more doodling after this picture,
When everything dried completely set it in the wooden frame.

that's it for today!

thank you for your visit!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Stampendous Blog Hop

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

 Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Stampendous! We have to admit that our two companies were made for each other and we're proud to have shared a long relationship of working together.  After all, what are stamps with out ink?  The projects created by our artists this week feature IMAGINE Crafts Radiant Neon™ inks paired perfectly with coordinating colors of Fran•táge Color Fragments from Stampendous, along with some of their newest stamp designs and Stack Art kits.

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

We'll be giving three prize packages of 3 Radiant Neon inks and 3 Fran•táge Color Fragments (we'll choose your colors). There will be a bright crafting future ahead of you! Each day we’ll post that day's participating artists.  Visit their blog and leave a comment by midnight PST May 25th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the five days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions.

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

So are you ready for some exciting inspiration?

Here's who is hopping today:

Kazuko Kocho (you are here)

Jamie Martin

Maureen Cronin

Krissy Fossmeyer

Sylvia Blum

Tenia Nelson

Cathy Andronicou

To visit a list of the previous posts that are part of this Blog Hop,

please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog to find those links.

***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.


Thank you for stopping here, I'm so excited to be in Stampendous Blog Hop!

I feel so lucky to try Stampendous's  new products called STACK ARTS which has 4 sets of lazer cut chipboard, adhesive sheet and printing on the heavy card stock, besides matching stamp set are available. 

Here's what I made




Flat Beads (unknown)


DTP StazOn Orange Zest to the frame

Stamp background with Brilliance Graphite Black.  Let dry.

Stamp the same background with Brilliance Graphite Black on the base panel

Cut out phrase, sponge StazOn Spiced Chai.

Apply Glue sheet on the back of frame, then adhere phrase piece.

Apply glue sheet on top of base panel, then adhere prepared frame.

Sprinkle the Blue Fragment here and there.

Apply Orange Flocks (Stack Art Element Kit) to rest of base panel.  Stipple brush helps applying flocks evenly and firmly.

Apply Goosebumps to the frame

While the Goosebumps wet, arrange flat beads.  Let dry. That's It!

Hope you enjoy the project as I did.  Playing with Stack Art things are so much fun!! I still have more supplies, want to try different combinations of colors and textures!