Ink, Paper and Ribbon Blog Hop


Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week with IMAGINE CraftsAuthentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.



This is the fun layout I created using the “Harmony” paper collection from Authentique Paper.  I thought that this was the perfect paper collection to capture this picture of some summertime fun out on the lake.  Let me show you how I created this layout.


I began with the “Creation” paper from the Harmony paper collection as the base for this layout.  I unscrewed the bottles of irRESISTible sprays and used them to “flick” splashes of Tuxedo Black, Gold and Bronze randomly onto the background.


Then it was time for some stenciling fun.  I began with the Harlequin stencil, and using a Sponge Dauber added touches of Brilliance Mediterranean Blue (the darker areas of the pattern) and then added and blended Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue.  Next I switched to the Flourish stencil and repeated the same process using Brilliance Lightning Black and Pearlescent Olive.


Now it was time to start adding some layers of more fabulous “Harmony” paper which I die cut using a few different Spellbinders dies.  I also wrapped coordinating colors of May Arts ribbon around some of the die cuts to add a little bit of texture to the layout.




Authentique Paper  “Harmony” paper collection

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko  irRESISTible Texture Spray (Tuxedo Black, Gold, Bronze), Brilliance pigment ink (Lightning Black, Mediterranean Blue, Pearlescent Sky Blue, Pearlescent Olive), Sponge Daubers

May Arts  ribbons galore!

Prima Marketing Finnabair Elementals Harlequin Stencil, Flourish Stencil

Spellbinders  Majestic Elements Radiant Rectangles, Captivating Squares, Gold Labels 5


I hope that this project inspires you to have some fun with your favorite IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts ribbons in your own work!



Be sure to continue hopping by visiting today’s other featured projects from the IMAGINE Crafts Artists In Residence:

Tina McDonald

Linda Lucas


There’ more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs!  Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company’s design teams and to view the other prizes available.


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week’s Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts.  Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.  


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27 Responses

  1. Wow i think your layout is awesome , thank you for sharing )

  2. Great paper and I like the stenciling.

  3. Peg Dowling

    Love the layering techniques. It gives the project richness and depth.

  4. Celeste Goff

    What a fantastic layout! I love the grungy look and the great layering!

  5. TracyM #6773

    BEAUTIFUL layout John – the Harmony collection is delightful, love how you have combined it with your inky splatters & stencilling and how you layered the ribbons under your sweet sentiment & photo!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and COOL selfie 🙂

  6. Phyllis Ecoff

    I absolutely luv paper art!! It was my therapy for some time and I learned so many cool techniques!! John is very inspiring to me and this stepped out page is awesome!! I can use the techniques for any number of art pieces. Thanks John!!!

  7. barbara macaskill

    Dear John, (LOL, I have always wanted to write a Dear John letter so here it is!) What a wonderful layout! Love everything about it! The stenciling, the ribbons, the papers you chose, the splatters of beautiful color!! It all goes together as if they were made to be together!!! LOVELOVELOVE! TFS!

  8. Susie Cazier

    Great layout. LOVE the flicking of the IrRSISTible sprays.. Will definitely be doing that… now that I have some.

  9. I love all of the elements shown that pull this layout together! Stunning!!

  10. I love your LO, all the textures and colors are wonderful.

  11. Carla Hundley

    Beautiful! Love all
    the stenciling and
    Carla from Utah

  12. Wonderful. You are so very talented. Your layers are lovely.

  13. Love that background you created.

  14. Fabulous layout, beautiful papers and accents.


  15. Gorgeous layout! I love the background and texture, thanks for sharing.

  16. Gorgeous layout. I love the stencilling and how you have used the ribbon.

  17. HeatherThompson

    That is a boat load of detail. wow, Great layout.

  18. Beautiful layout.

  19. Very interesting layout!

  20. Great layout. Not overly-fussy. The picture is the highlight.
    thanks for sharing

  21. Love how the splodges turned out, great technique and the layout came together in a fun way just like your self portrait

  22. I love the artsy look to your layout page. I have a hard time figuring out how to fill up all that blank space. I must give those sprays a try.

  23. Great tl get the male perspective. Love the sunshine photo

  24. What a beautiful LO! I like the way you layered the background to build up the patterns and colours.
    Thank you for sharing your work! 🙂

  25. Paper altering and layers, what is not to love about this layout! The die cuts add to the feel of the page.

  26. Beverly Jordan

    I love what you’ve done with the background, especially!! It really set the tone for whole gorgeous layout! Just wonderful!

  27. Denise Bryant

    Love the details on your page!

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