Monday, 1 July 2013

The "Imagination Crafts" Challenge goes "LIVE" today

Today, the Imagination Crafts Challenge goes "LIVE"  - Check out the blog to enter the Challenge. Click on the Challenge Blog Badge on the right to be taken to the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog.

Being on the Design Team gives me an opportunity to use the lovely products from Imagination Crafts to give a little bit of inspiration to everyone (hopefully) - here Iv'e used the Honeycomb Stencil and Antique Bronze Sparkle Medium to create this canvas. Iv'e also used Gilding Flakes to add to the  background to give the canvas more interest.

First paint your canvas light brown . When dry,  stick the stencil to the canvas with masking tape and  and spread Antique Gold Medium through the stencil. Lift off the stencil carefully and whilst the medium is still wet, add Gilding Flakes to the edges - Don't brush the flakes off yet - leave to dry. Once dry brush off the flakes and they be incorporated into the Sparkle Medium.

I then added a pebble for the bee's body, coloured it with permanent markers and added 3D foam circles for the head.

I added some wings I took off a net butterfly and re-shaped, then added antennae made from wire and adhesive gems. The Flowers were made with tissue paper which I added after inking the edges of the canvas to give depth to the picture. The leaves were hand-drawn, cut out and added along with some green die-cut swirls.  To finish I added a butterfly and some embossed flowers to the edges.  Back soon with more creations for you.

For more inspiration on using Imagination's lovely products click here - Imagination Crafts blog and to spoil you even more -  on 15th July there will be even more ideas for you. The Design Team have come up with a variety of projects to inspire and get your creative juices flowing. Happy crafting x


  1. I just love this !! Great textures and the bee is brill ha ha xx

  2. Fabulous Christine, it actually looks like honeycomb for real! Love the bee and all the texture.

    Linda xxx

  3. I love this!
    Great use of all the products, very inspirational.... x

  4. I love your canvas Christine - its so creative - great use of the products - am now following - I thought I'd already done this so apologies - will do better now! Big Hugs rachel xx

  5. Thanks for the lovely comments ladies. Much appreciated. xx

  6. I love what you've done here Christine, the 'pebble bee' is a great touch xx

  7. This is just stunning Christine. Love all the detail especially the little bee. Great job.

  8. So beautiful, I love all the gorgeous textures and that bee is just so fabulous
    Lindsay xx

  9. Wow Christine what a fantastic canvas the scene you created is wonderful and the bee is the BOMB, I looooove it , thanks for sharing..

  10. Superb canvas, the different textures, colours embellishments love it all x