Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dream Big: Imagine Collaboration with Joy Clair


Hello! The Artists in Residence for Imagine had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Joy Clair. They sent us some fabulous stamps, and I really love them. The stamps have such beautiful details, and there are many many options within each set.

I chose to work with the Dream Big Clear Stamp Set. It features a big dream catcher with feathers and beads that you can place as you wish.  It's linework is so fine, that I knew that VersaFine ink would be the perfect ink for these stamps. But first, I chose to spritz some Fireworks! on to my watercolor paper. I focused on keeping the color up where I would place the dream catcher later.


After the Fireworks! dried, I inked up the hoop of the dream catcher and stamped it out. Then I "built" the rest of the dream catcher using the beads and feathers that are also in the set. It was so much fun to create the rest of the piece. After I was happy with the beads and feathers, I drew a "string" with a PITT pen. I also stamped the "Dream Big" sentiment in the lower left corner.


I thought it would be nice to have some dimension, so I unscrewed the spritzer from my silver irRESISTable and used the straw end of the spritzer to drop silver randomly on the piece. After it dried, I brushed Bahama Blue on 2 sides of the watercolor paper and New Sprout on the other 2 sides. My card base was made out of a blue cardstock that matched the Bahama Blue shade that I used on the card. I brushed a bit of RoseBud Fireworks! on to 2 edges of the card for just a little more shimmer. Honestly, these stamps are so fun that you don't need to do very much to make a fabulous project.

Supplies:
Imagine:
Fireworks! Spray in Rose Bud, New Sprout, Bahama Blue
VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
irRESISTable in Silver

Joy Clair: Dream Big Clear Stamps

Faber-Castel: PITT Pen Small in Black
Blue Cardstock
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Recollections: Watercolor Paper

Thanks so much for stopping and be sure to leave comments (one per blog) during these two days of hopping so you can be entered to win a one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!! Winners will be announced on the Joy Clair and Imagine Blogs at the end of the month.
Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

21 comments:

Steph Ackerman said...

Love your color combination.

Lori Kobular said...

I love how you used the Fireworks Sprays with the Dream Catcher stamp! Beautiful card!!

mischelle smith said...

Very nice, Alison! I LOVE how you use the products ... I need to use my irRESISTibles more like you do here ... LOVE it!

Renee said...

I love dream catchers, what a great card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is beautiful!

carly pool said...

Love all the colors! I think this is my second favorite stamp set by Joy Claire! The dynamics of it are just wonderful! I love the border of your card too! Thank you for sharing and joining this blog hop!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that pretty dreamcatcher and the Fireworks sprays! Pretty card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great background.
The dream catcher is
fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

Juanita Brooks said...

Really pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Sue LD said...

Very pretty background for this dreamcatcher.

Donna Idlet said...

Alison, love your card and the image you used from Joy Clair. The color combination is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us in this hop.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Very pretty - such a lovely stamp and beautiful colors.

StampingbugKerry said...

Beautiful! Love the mix of spritzed colors and yes, Versafine was the perfect choice for those thin, thin lines! :) Great card!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

McStamper said...

Love your design with the The sprays. Beautiful idea.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful card. Great colors and texture.

Jessica Litman said...

So pretty with all the colors and splatters!

Diana Barnes said...

Great card.

MARIA PILAR said...

woooow, beautiful background with that dreamcatcher

Ericka Strange said...

Great card. Love these sprays and the effects. So pretty!

Alice T said...

Here's some love for your card.