Saturday, May 31, 2014

IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! 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?  (Today is the last day of the hop!)

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:

Tina McDonald THAT'S ME!!

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, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   ***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.

For my project, I created a mixed media scrapbook page! i LOVED this fabulous stamp and knew the minute I received it that I would use it on a scrapbook page!!!
Here's a basic "how to" in how I created it...

  • begin with solid background paper. Stamp checkerboard stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps! using Memento Luxe Black Tuxedo ink. i focused on the area around where my photo would go, as well as accent areas on the bottom. Open bottle of Tuxedo Black irRESISTible texture spray and "flick" some onto the page. Let dry.
  • Spritz Fireworks! spray in Summer Sky  while holding the paper up so that the colour will drip down the page.
  • Tear patterned paper strips and arrange to form a photo mat.  Lightly sand edges of 3x4" black and white photo. Mat with black card stock. Adhere using foam tape.
  • Diecut Spellbinders® A2 Modern Stationary by nesting dies together and die cutting using Grand Calibur® machine onto black card stock. Staple 2 of the frames together and add to the page.
  • Add flowers, clock cut outs, stickers, title, etc to embellish the page.
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Until next time...
Happy Creating!!


  1. Anonymous4:00 AM

    Absolutely gorgeous

  2. This b/w layout is gorgeous!!! I love the detailing and the stamp you used. The pic frames and the sentiment are so cool. Love the corner.

  3. What a delightful layout! I love that stamp! Very artistic and neat! :)

  4. What a great page! Stamps and spray wonderful shade wonderful photo! I loved it! Thank you Tina!

  5. You can never go wrong with some checks. I love them. Your whole page layout and design is fabulous and incredibly inspiring!

  6. SUPER CUTE photo and DELIGHTFUL page!!!
    LOVE the colors, LOVE the layers, LOVE the dimension, LOVE the title, LOVE IT ALL!!!

  7. Anonymous11:33 AM

    Love the neutral colors on the page. the picture is highlighted so nicely. Great layout.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. love the black and the white with the pop of color

  9. Tina,
    Beautiful layout, love the black and white, and that little bit of aqua to make it pop.

  10. Love the colors you chose for your scrapbook page.

  11. This is a beautiful layout and such a CUTE picture. Love your technique.


  12. Absolut stunning work as always Tina. I love it.

  13. Beautiful page thanks for sharing

  14. Wonderful Page... Love all the products you were able to incorporate in it. TFS!

  15. Stunning layout! I love the details and layering. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Love the colors, the flowers, clocks. So many things to look at.

  17. Awesome layout! LOVE the black/white color palette!! TFS!

  18. Super cute LO!! I need to use stamps more on my plainer paper, thanks for the inspiration!

  19. What a gorgeous little boy! And love the layout too!!!

  20. Great layout and I love the creative way you used the die cuts to frame the cute little boys photo.
    Well done.

  21. Love the black and white with the little bit of color. Love the texture and layers you created about the photo with the papers and stamping. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.


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