Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Guest Designer - Adriana Bolzon

Hello everyone,

Adriana Bolzon  here today again and excited to share another with project for this month, as Guest Designer for Imaginarium Designs, today I have created a tag and decorated a cover of an old recycled book, using some of the 
fabulous chipboards from "Imaginarium Designs"…. 

Using the following chipboards
IDDD001 Denise Art Deco shapes
IDFR0005 Oval Frame

I painted all the chipboards with white gesso first, then added white embossing powder and embossing ink pad. A sprinkle of gold mica here and there on the base of the tag.

For my last project this month, I used some of the Imaginarium Designs chipboards to decorate a recycled old book cover.

"LOVE" art journal by Adriana Bolzon

Using the following chipboards
IDDL0007 Criss Cross Frame 1
IDFR0005 Oval Frame
Flowers & Birds IDS0026

I painted all the chipboard firstly with white gesso, then added some prills, once  they were all dry, I sprayed some mists of glorious colour. Dabbing gently, other metallic paints here and there.

with the two frames chipboards I used gold embossing and dabbed a a bit of metallic green.

here are all the Imaginarium Designs chipboards that I used for my projects today.

Until next time, Thanks for looking :) 

Thanks for having me here, as Guest Designer this month 

Until next time, Cheers Adriana Bolzon XXX


Monday, August 29, 2016

A lil Black and White creativity :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Today I would like to share with you 2 layouts that I have created using some fabulous Imaginarium Designs Chipboard :) :) :)

First is my Starry Starry Night layout using the fabulous Stars in a Board, that have been spray painted with white gesso.

And next my 'Me' layout using one of my faves, the Cherry blossom chipboard, also spray painted in spray gesso.

Well, that is it from me for the mo! I do hope you have loved all of the amazing inspiration from the team this month?!

Cheers and Happy creating!
Louise :) xxx

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rust, Metallics and Chipboard with Tracey Fowler

Hi Everyone,

The weather here in Perth has been very cold and there doesn't seem to be any sign of Spring yet, so I can't think of a better way to spend my day other than creating in my "scrap room".

I have created 3 projects with ID chipboard and either used a metallic embossing powder or rusting paint to create different looks with the chipboard.

" The Boys"

I have used a crackle paint and stencil for the background and a water based  spray to create the background.  The ID Cogs, Phrase "The Boys" and Frame, I have used Prima Marketing Rust Pastes to give the chipboard a rusted look.  

" Beautiful"

This layout is taken of one of the gorgeous elephants at the Singapore Zoo.

I have once again used a stencil and texture paste to create some interest on the background of the page. I have then sprayed a water based ink over the background and flicked a
deeper colour over the page.

I have heat embossed the Nat's Squares, with a gold embossing powder and cut it in half to place under the photo.  I have used white gesso to paint the ID Chipboard title "Beautiful".

" Super Star"

I find making male cards difficult, but I wanted to set myself a mini challenge.
I have created a card for Father's Day which is early next month.

I have used both metallic embossing powder and rust paste on the ID Chipboard circles and title. I have used a white distress paint to cover the ID chipboard stars and letters.




Thanks for stopping by and seeing what we have been creating with Imaginarium Desgins Chipboard.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Guest Designer ..... Alison Bevis

Hi there.

Today I have another exciting Guest Designer for you!
Meet the wonderful Alison Bevis ....

"My name is  Alison Bevis, wife to Anthony, Mother to Tim, Emily and Katelyn - I don't really have a style but rather like to experiment and show some versatility with products. Sometimes I challenge myself to create a masculine layout with a feminine collection or vice versa? Or restrict what products I can use to create with as a bit of a challenge? I love new products, collections and brands!
What a thrill it was to receive a phone call asking if I'd like to contribute some projects created with Imaginarium Designs chipboard... yes, Thank you!! "

Hi..Me?......Yes you!.....WOW!!
Ok then, Thank you
How exciting that I am a Guest Designer for August for

Imaginarium Designs!!

I received a GIANT parcel of the most fabulous chipboard designs, and looked at them all
then looked at them all again

The Great Outdoors

Started by picking a sheet of Ultimate Crafts Snow White cardstock
did a little inking and stamping on the background
added a layer of 'Imaginarium Designs' packaging (I love doing this!!)

I created a wreath shape of Autumn colours with flowers and leaves
Inking the chipboard with a gradient from red through to yellow
The frame and title simply with black ink!
My brother and his family at Fraser Island - the autumnal colours are not a bad match for the sand and the rust from the Maheno wreck site!!

My Favourite Things

Starting with a sheet of Ultimate Crafts cardstock, I added a layer of resist card and then stencilled with 'Whipped Spackle' through the Anna Griffin stencil,
Coloured the long border piece of chipboard with some Liquid Drops for the shimmer,
the leaves all inked with green and a drop of clear crackle at the tips,
the large heart from the centre of a Scallop Heart was simply inked and then swiped around the edges with a bronze ink dauber,

These really are a few of my Favourite things, well people - our children with their Great Grandmother who is now 96 -
The title just inked with a dark brown ink so it can be seen above the cluster of flowers!

You make Me Smile

Starting with another sheet of Snow White, adhered a large book page to the left, inked  through a brick diecut across the edge on the right with a couple of shades of brown and adhered some of the bricks randomly too!
Layered an envelope - I often add an envelope layer to add more photos or hide journalling -
The base layer of chipboard just inked with black and adhered vertically along the edge of the book paper - the title using different fonts from 2 chipboard sets coated with crackle paint and left to dry!
Added a few bits and pieces into the vertical border to fill it out?
Can you see the 'funky flower' inked black below my brother and his son - I snipped that out of the centre of another chipboard so I could use it as a frame (See below layout)

After the crackle was dry I added a bit of an ink daubing over to show the cracks a bit better - it adds a nice aged effect, don't you think?

Gorgeous Smile

Yes, another sheet of Snow White - sprinkled some pigment powders on the top and across the bottom, sprayed and let run through the middle - scrapped a bit of Modelling Paste over an Anna Griffin stencil and let dry -
Layered some torn coloured cardstock with flowers

The chipboard was scribbled on with some Distress Crayons, misted and then mixed with my finger - easy! After adhering all the chipboard pieces I spotted some Glossy Accents here and there and sprinkled some Prills and Mica flakes to fill in the gaps.

Never Grow Up

There was quite a few BUTTERFLIES in different sizes and shapes so I thought I would feature them with different finishes with this beautiful photo of our niece.
A middle section of blue pigment powders, that when misted and tipped made a couple of drippy bits... which I took advantage of to underline the title piece!

Each butterfly type has its own finish -
some inked with dark blue shading
others coated with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with a mix of seed & micro beads,
the large one was coated with a layer of crackle paint and sprinkled with tiny clear micro beads while it was drying - these are my favourite, as they have a real sheen!
There is even one with a little Flower Soft

I love that they all look a bit different!!

Live for Today

Remember that 'funky flower' that I had snipped to make a frame?
Well, here it is in the centre - makes a pretty frame to match the two hearts -
That Heart from the layout above is the centre of the scallop edge heart on the right
I snipped a couple of the shapes in half to make the corners -
every chipboard has been inked with black
and a little journalling around the outside!

My goodness I have had so much FUN!!
Chipboard is so versatile!!

Thank you to
for inviting me to create some layouts with quality designs
I feel honoured!!
Alison xx