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!!


  1. An interesting project in the style of steampunk, thanks for the "step by step"

  2. Gorgeous and so colourful

  3. Loving all your colors and how you integrate all the elements into this piece! Amazing!

  4. I love the colorful world you've created for the MVL images. Beautiful!

  5. That is so awesome! Great collage

  6. Such a fun project. Love the tall flowers with their pencil stems. thanks for the detailed instructions.

  7. This is a wonderfully whimsical piece! The characters are so imaginative. Loved reading all your tips of creativity.

  8. This is totally amazing!! I love those whimsical characters!! They are so fun! Love the detailed tutorial! TFS!

  9. Super creative one-of-a-kind work of art :) TFS

  10. Kazuko,
    What a great piece of art. Love the colors, and the different mediums you used...great job!

  11. Wow! Love what you have done here and its great to be able to follow the process. Thanks for sharing

  12. What a wonderful project, love everything about it. Great work and great stamps and inks.


  13. Fantastic collage - wonderful use of colour and your stamping is amazing! Thank you so much for the hop and the chance to win some goodies Karen x

  14. This is AWESOME! The colors are so vivid. And the characters are so FUN.

  15. COOL & FASCINATING collage - the details are AMAZING!!!
    LOVE the background, LOVE the colors, LOVE the images you have used to create the scene too - WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  16. This is so cool. All the layers of color and images really make this project so much fun.

  17. Fascinating piece -great use of stamps and inks--so original and creative. Thanks for sharing

  18. Wow, the colors in this are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Such a great and unique project. Thanks so much for the "how-tos".

  20. What a lovely piece of art work. Just amazing and so crreative. Great background and stamps and colors. Very lovely work!

  21. I am so in-love with your project. Love the colors. Just perfect!

  22. A great project !!! I love your stencilled background! All the stamped images are fab!!!

  23. Awesome background. Thanks for sharing your technique. Very cool.

  24. this is an awesome piece!!! would be great as a magnetic memo board!!!

  25. What fantastic stamped images! Love your piece of art! Great technique too!

  26. Wow, what a wonderful work of art! I love hwo you did the background (and showed us pictures), very cool ideas! And this stamps are very cool and so unique. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  27. Thank you all for compliment words!!