Color of the Month for July is Pineapple! We love the bright yellow color and have seen it trending this year in all sorts of ways. Pineapple is a delicious fruit eaten fresh, cooked, made into a juice or used in a number of ways in the culinary world. We hope to evoke the same creativity in the crafting world!
Imagine Color Challenge with a $30 Give-A-Way!!
We are also announcing the Imagine Color Challenge for all for the month of July! Use bright yellow colors from any Imagine or Tsukineko product in any crafty project. The project can be a card, scrapbook page, mixed media focus, home décor, etc of any size or shape. Post a finished project with mention of our product by July 31st on your social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag the photo of your project with the hashtag #imaginecolorchallenge. At the end of the month, our team will select a random winner from all those who have participated! We will be re-posting or sharing some entries all month long!
How is the winner judged?
At random lottery selection of those that met the requirements. We will comb through all the social media posts and enter you name into a random lottery.
$30 dollars of products from the Imagine Shop (imaginecrafts.com) shipped anywhere in the US.
- Tag us on either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with our handle and the hashtag #imaginecolorchallenge
- Post a high quality photo of the project. Blurry or low resolution photos will not qualify
- Must use Tsukineko or Imagine products and name them. Example: Fireworks Craft Spray, Memento Luxe, VersaFine, VersaMark, etc.
- Must use the Pineapple color
- Must be a newly created project
- Project is posted between July 1 and July 31, 2017 (at midnight PST) to be considered.
Do you need some inspiration to get going on this Color Challenge? Well, we have a few lovely projects just for you!
Happy Summer Wishes by Elina Stromberg
Our beautiful color of the month is Pineapple, or bright and bold yellow. For me, yellow is the color of a happy summer day filled with sunshine, so I decided to create a summery flower card (those you can never have too many of in your stash!). For coloring the background, I used Dandelion and Tangelo Fireworks inks which work really well for watercoloring. Before painting the background, I covered the stamped flowers with masking fluid. Once the Fireworks inks were dry, I added some pattern with yellow irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, and finished decorating the background by stamping random patterns with a darker yellow Memento ink – Cantaloupe. The yellow flower blooms have two layers. I stamped the flowers on a piece of white cardstock, colored with Promarkers, fussy cut, and glued on the background. For decorating the flowers, I used On Point Glue and gold-colored microbeads to give a nice finishing touch to the project. Enjoy!
- Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Dandelion, Tangelo
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Dandelion
- VersaFine – Onyx Black
- Memento inkpad – Cantaloupe
- On Point Glue
- Stampin’ Up – ‘Helping Me Grow’ stamp
- Kaisercraft – texture stamp
- Sizzix – Sentiment stamp + die set
- Winsor & Newton – masking fluid, ProMarkers (yellows, orange, light brown, green)
- Watercolor paper
- Card base
- Cardstock – orange
- Double-sided tape
- Detail scissors
Layered Peony Memento Ink Tag by Mischelle Smith
When I think of pineapple and yellows – my mind always goes to flowers. I love the flowers of summer. In the small town I live in there are lots of gorgeous flowers during the summer and I’m always so thankful I get to enjoy them. For this project, I wanted to capture those warm, sunny memories in my work while also utilizing the piles of scraps I have growing.
This simple project utilizes scrap pieces of paper. To create the large yellow layered peony, ink each layer of the stamp set with Memento Dandelion for the base, Cantaloupe for the middle stamp and Tangelo for the outline or top layer stamp. To create the layered leaf, two base stamps with Teal Zeal and the final outline stamp with Nautical Blue to give the definition. For the ‘thanks’ die, I simply inked a jumbo dauber with Dandelion ink and shaded until I had achieved desired color and shading. To finish this tag design, embellish with white marker, arrange all the paper elements as desired, attach the gold thread to tag base, mount the stamped pieces on top of gold thread, punch the top with an Crop-a-dile, install eyelet and attach string.
- Altenew – Beautiful Day Stamp & Die Set, thanks die
- Die cutting machine
- Circle punch
- Gold thread
- Foam tape
- Black eyelet
- White Posca Marker
- Scrap papers
Ray Of Sunshine Handmade Card by Roni Johnson
Pineapple is the color of the month here at Imagine and it was so easy to create this card because they offer up so many fun products in yellow! I decided to create a giant sunburst! But, don’t worry because you will not need a fancy die-cut or stencil to make this sunburst pattern, just a pencil, ruler and some masking paper.
I started off by cutting a circle from masking paper, removed the backing paper and placed it on a card base. I then drew a dot marking close to the center of the circle and drew lines radiating out from that point. I like to keep the spacing between the lines a bit random for a more free-form look at the end. Here is the fun part! Fill in each segment with whatever your heart desires. I used stamps, stencils, a variety of inks, irRESISTible Texture Spray, Radiant Neon Amplify, sponge daubers, markers and more. The possibilities are endless. Once I was finished with the rays, I removed the circle mask and colored it in using a Fantastix and All-Purpose Inks.
- Memento inkpad – Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle
- Radiant Neon ink – Electric Yellow
- VersaMagic inkpad – Thatched Straw, Mango Madness
- Radiant Neon Amplify! – Electric Yellow
- Memento Dual Tip Marker – Cantaloupe
- irRESISTible Texture Spray – Yellow
- All-Purpose Ink – Lemon Yellow, Vegas Gold
- VersaFine inkpad – Onyx Black
- Sponge Dauber
- Cardstock – white
- ClubScrap.com – Stamps
- Masking Paper
- Ruler or straight edge