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Radiant Rain Three Ways, One Layout

Hello blog readers!   Donna here, sharing a layout using the wonderful Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist – well, lets say sharing a layout that uses Radiant Rain Shimmering mist three different ways on one layout.  Don’t you just love these versatile little bottles of sparkly?

Anyway, I began my layout by first lightly spritzing mist on the layout base.  While that was drying, I next heavily misted a few pieces of chipboard.  And then, while the chipboard was drying, I poured a tiny spot of mist into my paint tray, dipped a brush in, and lightly “painted” my alphabet, letter and "vacation" stickers.



For the diamond design, I used acrylic paint and then stitched around the diamonds.

I completed the layout by layering the gingham papers, lace, buttons, a washer, chipboard pieces, ribbons and stickers.

 End result?



Products Used:


Thanks for letting me share!!  


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Hey scrappers, Donna here, with a Vacation mini album to share.   Well, a Canvas Corp, 6” x 6” mini album that is! 


I had an absolute blast creating this album.  Totally cool  - I changed it up a bit by ironing some of my photos directly on to the canvas, and then mixed in  some of those traditional photos.  The iron on photo thing is simple to do, and gives a great effect.   

I stamped, painted, glued, stitched, inked, cut and did just about anything you can think of to this canvas album and I cannot tell you how wonderfully it stood up to everything!  It was a tremendous base for a mini album.

Lots of the embellishments and die cuts in this album are from an ATC pack -don't underestimate these little gems -  they are wonderful for use with a mini or a scrapbook page!




Close cover bow


I cut some of the pages in half for some variety, and painted around some of the iron on photos to create small frames.  All of the patterned paper is stitched on to the canvas.


Pag one two


Page three and four


On this half page, I added a canvas flower outlined in Twinkling H20 and created a little pocket for some "paper" memories of our vacation.


Page 5 and 6


Page 7 and 8


Page 9 and 10


Page 10

 As a final step, I painted the edges of the album and arbitrarily stamped some polka dots here and there.


Products Used: 

Luminarte Twinkling H20 China Black

Luminarte Twinkling H20 Persimmon

Samantha Walker Kokeshi Bamboo DS Paper

Marah Johnson Paint It With Luminarte Chipboard Sticker Sheet

Loolah ATC Pack

Paint It! Alpha Basic Cardstock Sticker


Hope you enjoyed!

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7 Gypsies-Triptych House by Shelley Hamilton

Shelley, here, with a fun little piece of Disney magic via 7 Gypsies and Creative imaginations!


This base is the Triptych House from 7 Gypsies.  It's three separate pieces that I have decorated with some paper from the Magic 6"x6" pad.  I also used the Magic Die Cut set.  To make the piece stand up, I punched 2 holes in each of the three pieces, then I tied them together with some ribbon.


For some fun on this piece, I used some Maya Road trim, along with some jet black eye candy and the Oceanside words sticker sheet.



I hope you enjoyed looking at this fun piece!!


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Crazy for Canvas


Greetings from Paradise!  I'm Jules Eickmeier. I am a retired English teacher originally from St. Louis, Mo. My family and I now live on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  My passions, besides my family, my two year old twin grandsons and my 7 month old grand daughter are paper and altered art.  I currently design and instruct for Posh Scraps in Palm Harbor, Florida and design for Gecko Girlz

Currently I am having a love affair with canvas.  The pieces I altered here are all from Canvas Corp and were a delight with which to work. 

The first project I did is a pillow sham. 



I downloaded the image from the internet (googled free imges of Victorian children) and then printed it onto June Tailor Quick Fuse Fabric sheet  I ran two copies.  I enhanced the original


and used Twinkling H20s to enhance the color and add sparkle to the first image.  I only added the Twinkling H20s to the apron of the second image.


I attached the lace with iron on hemming tape.  Then I carefully cut around the first image, peeled off the backing and pressed the image onto the canvas using a bone folder to make sure the adhesion was secure.  I cut the apron from the second image and used some batting underneath, attached it over the first apron to create a 3D effect. 


I attached the pearls with a no sew glue by Dritz.


I dyed the next two images with Twinkling H20s.  I used a pestle to grind samll pieces of the dry H20s from their pots and then mixed them with water until I had the colors I wanted.  More water results in  lighter colors, less water produces more intense colors.  For the envelope, I used Helmar's Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid to make the lace less soft and attached it with a new sew glue.


  I used the same stiffener to shape the flowers I cut out of a fabric .  As they dried, I shaped them for a 3D effect. When I attached them, I used Helmar's Liquid Glue Dots to keep flowers 3D.



I finished off the back with lace, ribbon and trim.


The last project was a tie bag and I followed the same steps to dye as I did for the envelope. 



I stamped the "Lost in Paradise" on the bag once it dried using StayzOn ink.  I dabbed Twinkling H20 onto the shell stamp and using the mister, lightly spayed water onto the stamp.  I stamped the bag and then misted lightly again and stamped onto a piece of the self adhesive canvas.  I used the same technique as I did for the little girl's apron on the shell to achieve a 3D effect. 



It has been a delight working with Cheryl and the amazing products from LuminArte and Creative Imaginations!



Twinkling H20s

  Blue Ice # 26444

  Rose Gold # 27513

  Kiwi # 26358

  Chestnut Brown # 26361

  Solar Gold # 26363

  Majestic Blue # 26354


Canvas Corp

   Canvas Pillow sham

   Canvas Envelope

   Canvas Small bag



   Stiffening and Draping Liquid

   Liquid Glue Dots


June Tailor Quick Fuse Fabric Sheets

Iron on hemming tape.

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Clip It Together - 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp. and Luminarte!!!!

Hey scrappers, Donna here, sharing a photo clip project that came together with ease using products from three marvelous manufacturers - 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp. and Creative Imaginations.

Be warned........these canvas products are addicting, as are all of the imaginative things brought to the scrappy world by 7 Gypsies.  Add a bit of Samanta Walker's Natucial line and its crafty heaven!

Anyway, I began by cutting a page out of a Canvas Corp. 6 x 6 album (look for that project next month!!!) and cutting it in half.  I am a cutter type of to cut things up and try not to miss an opportunity to do so!!!   I next pulled some threads to fray the edges of the canvas a bit more and then painted them with a bit of Poppy Red Twinkling H20.   The canvas took the paint wonderfully - it didn't bleed or smudge.


After cutting a square from the Sea Stripe paper - I used the lobster side - and using a border punch to decorate the edge, I folded the canvas piece over the paper  (make sure the paint is dry!!) with the paper inside and zig zag stitched it all together , placing a few staples around the corner just for fun. This created a sturdy base for my photo.  The photo clip is really sturdy, has strong spring, and took the thickness without a problem at all. 

After adhering my photo to the canvas, I layered a cut piece from a transparency and various chipboard pieces from the Nautical Line over the photo and clipped it all together with a big, red paper clip.  Note I also cut a 12" chipboard border to fit the width of my project.


Lastly, I tied a piece of ribbon around the clip and my project was complete.  Give one  - or even two or three - of these a try.  You are sure to have a blast!!

And here is the finished clip,


Products Used:


Luminarte Paints Petite Twinkling H20 Poppy Red

7 Gypsies Photo Clip
Canvas Corp. 6 x 6 Album
May Arts Ribbon

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Creative Imaginations and Canvas Corp

Hello there everyone!! It's Tanisha here today with a really fun altered project featuring Canvas Corp/7 Gypsies ATC drawer and Creative Imaginations Ragamuffin line.  These 2 products go together so well. 

When I received the ATC drawer in the mail, I fell in love the the color and finish of it and knew I had to create something out of the box...hence this Love frame was born. 

I decorated the inside and outside with papers, die cuts, and chipboard alpha that I painted with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Ice.


Here are some of the details--




Canvas Corp Products:

ATC Drawer


Cord (chocolate)


CI Products:

Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist (Key Lime, Butternut)

28763 Ragamuffins


28733 Die Cut Shapes

Silks Acrylic Glaze (Ice)



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Canvas Corp & Luminarte - the perfect combination!

Hello  Everyone, Lynn here with a fun mini album using Canvas Corp mini canvas and burlap shapes! I LOVE the texture of these little canvas and burlap shapes and the frayed edges add a grundgy feel to any project. The mini's make great embellishments or can certainly stand alone as a little album. The canvas allows you to use a variety of mixed media supplies and is a perfect "canvas" for Luminarte!! The theme of my mini is My Garden. I highlighted photos of some of my favorite flowers and added bits and pieces here and there and played with Luminarte Radiant Rains - which are amazing on the canvas, Twinkling H20's and some gesso. Here's my album ... Click on the photos to see how the Radiant Rains really shimmer ...


I used several techniques throughout the album. To create a resist I used mulit-meduim with CI's Existencils, dried with a heat gun and then sprayed over the dried image with Radiant Rain sprays. Once dry, I then stamped with permanent ink onto the canvas. I added gesso on the edges of the canvas and the photos to create a painterly effect.



I stamped an image on this canvas piece and then painted in the flowers with twinkling H20's and gesso ...




The little butterfly (above) and the birdie (below) are CI resin pieces that I painted with a few colors of the Twinkling H20's! I also dabbed some of the Twinks on the flower bunch and tag and the CI word stickers.


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 Thanks for stopping by and check back all this week for more Canvas Corp/7 Gypsies projects from the CI Design Team!!

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One Product.....Three Ways....

Howdy Peeps.....Lynne here.
Can I just say I had SOOOO much fun creating this project.
The focus of this months challenge is "Existencils"
I chose to showcase my stencils on a canvas.

I used Multi Medium with the damask stencil
on the Pocket Tag to create a resist.
I then spritzed it with Sea Foam ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.
I dried the canvas pocket,
then spritzed the edges with water and
dipped them into puddles of
Narmonrado ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.


I then did a little concocting.........
Dragon Wing ~ Primary Elements and Molding Paste
through the Branch stencil from the Nature's Stencil Kit.

Using a small paint brush,
I dabbed on a bit of Sweet Whisper ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
into the centers of the Pearl Daisies.


The branches almost look real!!


 To finish off the Canvas....
I sprayed the edges of the canvas with water 
and dipped them in Narmorado ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.
I chose the words...
Dream....Live....Experience Life!
to finish it off!


Hope I've inspired you to pull out your stencils
and have some fun!!

Products Used:

Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
29042 ~ Sweet Whisper
29527 ~ Sea Foam
29043 ~ Narmorado

28380 ~ Natures Stencil Kit
28386 ~ Bon Soir Stencil

Primary Elements
Dragon Wing

29157 ~ Antique Words
29158 ~ Life As Art Words 



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Preposterous Album by Shelley Hamilton

Shelley, here, with a neat little altered album using the Preposterous line!


 On the front of this Maya Road acrylic album, I used transparent shapes and chipboard shapes to embellish.  I used May Arts ribbons also.




More transparent cut outs and some die cuts from Presposterous!


On this page, I used die cuts shapes, as well as some chipboard shapes.  I used Silks in Carmen to paint several of the pieces with.  it really added beautiful color!


Here, I used more chipboard pieces and some die cuts painted with Silks again.




Products Used:

Preposterous 5x12 Chipboard

Preposterous Die Cut Shapes

Presposterous 6x6 Paper Pad

Preposterous Die Cut Transparent Shapes

I hope you enjoyed looking at this fun album!  I really enjoyed sharing it with you!

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Existencils 3 Ways!

Hi Everyone, Nicole here with our 3-ways feature for the month of June!  This month we're focusing on our super versatile Existencils.  With so many fun designs and patters to choose from it's easy to find one just right for the project you're working on!  For my thank you card, I used my all time favorite butterfly stencil from the Monarch kit:  You can see more of our stencils HERE - so many to choose from!

I traced the butterfly using a pencil onto a piece of cardstock that I had covered with book text and Mod Podge.  Then I simply outlined it and colored it in using some markers!  I cut it out and used it as the focus of this fun Thank You card:


Be sure to check back soon to see what fabulous ideas Alicia and Lynne have in store for you using Existencils!

Products Used:


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More ATC's today!

I am still playing around with the ATC's that are all the rage in the crafting world right now.  It's not easy for me to work in such little "space", but after completing these two ATC's, I'm starting to enjoy the process now.  It is challenging but I love that you don't have to be exact, you don't have to measure and line things up, and that you can just pile the stuff on.  In fact, the more stuff you pile on, the nicer the ATC turns out.  On my first ATC, I used the Real Wood ATC papers and spray stenciled the butterfly in the background and then added the ATC elements to my card. I really love the ATC borders too.  ATC remember you are special

ATC always cherish fmaily
I also love adding texture to the ATC's too.   That was easy on this ATC card with the Maya Road ribbons and some glimmering mist to match my color scheme.

  Oceanside ATC collection

Corrugated ATC


Apple Blossom mist

ATC embellishments

Organza ribbon Maya Road


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ATC by Shelley Hamilton


Shelley, here, with a beach-inspired ATC.  For the background, I used a card from Life's Journey ATC pack and covered it with Stargazer Luminarte.  The beautiful frame is from Life's Journey Die Cut Shapes, and I painted it with Mediterranean Blue Luminarte, then used cut pieces of pop dots to make it look like a shadow box.  The pink shell is from the 5"x12" Chipboard shapes sheet, and I painted it with apple blossom luminarte.  The large butterfuly in the middle is from the Oceanside Die Cut shapes set, and I painted it with Mystique Luminarte and Meredian Luminarte.  I put black glass beads in the middle.  The tiny butterfly is a resin shape painted with Stargazer Luminarte.  The bottom shell is also from the 5"x12" Chipboard shapes set, adored with eye candy.  The little plaque at the bottom is from the Oceanside Die Cut Shapes set.  I painted this with a mix of the above mentioned Luminartes, except the pink.  I adored it with eye candy and some Maya Road trim painted with the above mentioned Luminarte, then cut with Martha Stewart's fringe scissors.  After finishing, I sprayed the whole project with Pearl Lilac Radiant Rain Mist, which just adds a bit more sparkle.

This ATC just makes me want to go to the about you?

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ATC Feature

Hey scrappers! Donna here, with a couple of ATC's to share with you today!

I must admit, in all of the time I've been scrappy, this was my first experience with ATC's, and all I can say is "LOVE".  These small gems are a pleasure to create and will surely get your creativity bursting. 

For my first, and literally, I mean first, ATC,  "Take Time", I  pulled out a strip of voile and did a bit of painting!  After placing the die cut frame on the ATC card, I arranged a few die cuts, stitched on some buttons, and then accented areas of the frame and die cuts by painting them with a few pops of Twinkling H20 colors.  I then  stamped the "take time" on a piece of Inspired Travel paper, cut the words out, and then rain a thin line paint "frame"  around them.  Lastly, I tied a knot in the voile strip and then stapled it to the right  side of the card.





Products Used:

Antique ATCs (with die cuts)

Paint It Nostalgia Shapes

Inspired Traveler 6" x 6" Paper Pad

Twinkling H20's, Chiffon Pink

Twinkling H20's, Majestic


On my second ATC, "Sea", I decided to add a small photo, treating the ATC  as if it were a mini layout. I loved the end result!  I began by cutting a few strips of paper from the Oceanside 6" x 6" paper pad and, after punching a simple border on the strips, created a partial frame for two sides of the photo.  Next, I simply clustered lots of oceany diecuts along the left side of the photo.  I added a few tiny real shells from my stash for some extra dimension and lastly, stamped  the "sea" on the label die cut and stapled it on the ATC  to create a "title" for my mini page!




Products Used:

Oceanside ATC's (with die cuts)

Oceaside 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Be sure to give these a try!  Wicked fun, I tell you!

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Tweet ATC

It's all about ATCs this week!! Hey there, it's Tanisha with a fun ATC that I created using Debbie Mumm's Song Birds 6x6 pad and a frame from IOD Loolah ATC line.


I painted the frame with Ocean Wave Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist and Sky Blue Silks Acrylic Glaze. I love the depth that the 2 colors create.


I cut the 6x6 to the size of an ATC and adhered it behind the frame. I cut a bird from a 2nd paper (identical to the 1st) and adhered it to the ATC using pop dots. Next, I used an embossing pen and embossing powders to add dimension and sparkle to the title and bird. I added a few pearls and then inked the edge of the ATC.


Products used:

29234 Debbie Mumm Song Birds 6x6 Paper Pad

29151 Life As Art label 28657 Masculine Pearl Pack

26392 Ocean Wave Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist

Sky Blue Silks Glaze

29166 Loolah DC Shapes

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ATC Monthly Feature

Hello, Lynn here to start off June with our monthly ATC feature. ATC's are mini works of art open to endless creative possibilities. You will see all the variations by the design team this week. Since I'm in summer mode my ATC was created with Christine Adolph's Oceanside ATC Pack. This pack is LOADED with diecut shapes and frames making it so easy to create your ATC's. Here's my card:

The specks of gold are so shimmery in the sunlight - I used Radiant Rain Shimming Mist in Egyptian Gold. Here's a view in the sunlight ...

Stop by daily this week to see all the ATC ideas from the team. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:


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Announcing DT Member, Lynne Forsythe!

Hello peeps.......can I just say I am ECSTATIC to have been asked
to be a part of the Creative Imaginations Design Team!!


Lynne Forsythe

I have been creative since I can remember!
My creative path has lead me in many directions
Architectual Drafts Person
Graphic Artist
Landscape Designer
and now my latest journey
in the paper crafting industry!!!

I began this journey about 5 years ago when I walked into my 
Local Scrapbook Store! I got to chatting with the owner
and before I knew it......I had a job!!
I had only created 3 scrapbook pages in my whole life
(wish I knew where they were now!!)

Now, I am the type of person....
when I jump in....
I do it whole heartedly!! 
soooo....I set out to learn anything and everything I could.
I began with scrapbook pages.... 
moved to card making, 
then jumped into the
Altered Art/Mixed Media realm.

When I'm creating....
I love to rip it, crumple it and ink it....
almost always with a flower involved!!!
I love to try new things.....
 sometimes they are a success
and sometimes not so much!!
But what I learn in my creative trials
I like to share with others!!

and I am SOOOOOO looking forward to
sharing this journey with YOU!!

Here is a card I created 
for my first DT project!






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