Monday, May 26, 2014

IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Mixed Media 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's 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.

Two stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps! were used to make this mixed media project.

These photos show the finished project. I've nicknamed it "Nosing Around."

  • With StazOn inks, sponge all four sides of the wooden box square with an InkBlusher.
  • Mist Art Board Square (4-inch) with water, making sure entire surface has been misted. Let droplets of All-Purpose inks spread on the art board. With a toothpick, move some of the inks around. Allow to completely dry. Make sure all side edges are colored. Adhere to the wood block using double-sided carpet tape for strong attachment.
  • Stamp the Window Fish onto heavy white card stock with the Memento Ink. Color with Memento Dual Markers and highlight with silver glitter pen. Fussy-cut the stamp image. Adhere to blue mirror card stock and fussy-cut mounted stamp image so there is a blue edging.
  • Stamp the Thick to Thin/Round onto heavy white card stock with the Memento Ink. Color with Memento Dual Markers in an ombre pattern using Morocco, Cantaloupe and Dandelion. Spray with Goosebumps in Shimmer so the entire surface is covered and allow to dry. With a circle punch, cut the stamp image.
  • Ink the wood star with StazOn in Bue Hawaii. Using the Pico Embellisher in Morocco, apply dots onto the star as shown.
  • Adhere the glass tile bead (making sure the hole openings are on the left and right sides), circle and wood star with liquid adhesive.
  • Line the Window Fish up so the nose pokes into the bead opening and glue down only the left side of the cut-out to allow elevation of the right side.
  • Lightly ink the paper flowers with the two StazOn colors that have been dabbed in the Morocco Fireworks! Place liquid adhesive under the paper flower "bouquet" and place the stems inside the other bead opening.
  • Adhere the border peel-off design to the bottom edge of the wood frame.

Thank you for visiting the Viva Last VegaStamps! and IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Mixed Media Bog Hop. Make sure that you visit the other Design Team members. If you want a chance at winning one of the prize give-aways, make sure that you leave a comment on each blog site. Happy viewing and good luck!

Products used:

    • Window Fish Item 19357, Plate 1436
    • Thick to Thin/Round Item 900, Plate 272
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko
    • FIREWORKS! in Dandelion
    • MEMENTO Dye Ink in Nautical Blue
    • ALL-PURPOSE INK in White, Ultramarine, Chocolate
    • MEMENTO DUAL MARKERS in Bahama Blue, Teal Zeal, Danube Blue, Summer Sky, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Toffee Crunch, Morocco, Love Letter, Rose Bud
    • STAZON SOLVENT INK in Gothic Purple, Blue Hawaii
  • IMAGINE Crafts
    • GooseBumps Texture Spray in Clear, Shimmer
    • irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Morocco
  • Miscellaneous
    • Wooden Box Frame and Peel Off Border Sticker from Magenta
    • Art Squares from Inchie Arts -- 4" mat board square
    • Conqueror 118 lb. cover card stock in White Diamond
    • Glass Tile Bead from Shipwreck Beads
    • Fiskars Circle Punch
    • Uniball Signo Pen in Sparkling
    • Spray Bottle of Water
    • Liquid Adhesive and Double-Sided Carpet Tape


  1. Wow! Awesome layers and colors! This is great!

  2. Thanks for sharing a fun and whimsical mixed media creation... the dimensional items are a nice contrast to the quirky character!

    1. Thank you Susan. I love whimsey and fun characters to work with.

  3. Fun project. The large brown section kind of reminds me of a slot machine (guess you know what I like to do). that's me wondering what makes the machine tick so I can win. Love this.

    1. Thank you Mary Lou. maybe that's what the window fish is doing . . . checking out the slot machine! lol

  4. Such a cute piece! I love how you did your background...I so want to give that a try!

    1. Thanks Annie. I do hope you will give the API inks a try.

  5. This is so cool! I love how you have "popped up" some of the images and love your colors! Looks like tons of fun! TFS!

  6. Debbie,
    Great art piece! Love the background, and the different textures used.

  7. Love what you have done here...something very different and creative TFS

  8. Totally awesome, love the colors, stamps and techniues you uses.


  9. Jaw dropingly fabulous! Thank you for the hop and for sharing your art with us Karen x

  10. This is wonderful! The title is definitely appropriate. I really like how you combined all the fun elements of your design.

  11. REALLY COOL box!!!
    What an EXCITING design - LOVE the fish peeking through the bead and the flowers tucked in the other end, LOVE the colors too - WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

    1. Thank you Tracy. I'm so glad you saw what I was doing with the fish nose and the flowers at the other end. It's always so much fun to do 'whimsical' with the fun stamps that were given to us by VLVS!

  12. It always amazes me how so many of you are so creative and really create so many out-of-the-box designs with such interesting colours and topics. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you! The IMAGINE Crafts Design Team members are phenomenal; their creativity and energy urge me on all of the time. And the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko inks and other products are so fun and easy to work with.

  13. This is so pretty, I love the background! Thanks for sharing.

  14. How so lovely! what a beautiful background and colors. Love the dimentions also.

    1. Thank you, Linda. It was fun to move the All Purpose Inks around on the art board for the background.

  15. This is a fun project. Just love the colors and dimension. The box looks amazing.

  16. This looks like an abstract art piece!!! Love the glass tile bead.!!!

    1. Thank you Vinita. It was a fun project; I always think of abstract art when I look at the Viva Las VegaStamps!

  17. Great background and I love the 3D objects.

  18. Wow! Great "noising around" and love the colors, and extra punch!

  19. Such a cool stamp! Love what you did here. Love the glass too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.