Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Drink Coasters & Chipboard

Hi Everyone

Wendy back this month with a crazy idea I had a while ago which was to pair some retro looking drink coasters with some chipboard and pop it on a card front!!! I know bizarre but it works if you are chasing a real retro look for your cards - and also so you can see that nothing is out of the question when it comes to what you can throw on the front of your card!

You can see that the chipboard really sets the card off and goes really well with the retro feel.  The details of the chipboard I have used is below.  Have a great week.

Keep Creating!

Details of the chipboard



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A peachy time in November.... Sandi Spink

Hoping you have been able to get some time to create over the last month.This month was a challenge and a half for me...peach...definitely not a colour I use or love...but surprise surprise I actually became inspired by the colour and ideas flowed easier than I thought.

The pages of this journal page were firstly sealed with white gesso. When very dry I used my fingers to combined yellow and pink Dusty Attic acrylic paint to make peach across the pages. Gesso over the heart and clock stencils blended and softened the colour over the page. The patterned edge around the page was created by dipping the edge of the scalloped edged tag into the grey acrylic paint and a burgundy paint being used to cover the 'Time flies' and 'frame' chippie. Black paint mixture in a fine tipped bottle was used to make the black circular lines around the photos. Old lace, gold pointer stickers and paint splats finished the page.

Imaginarium Design products used included:
Clock Face Stencil IDMM003
Heart Stencil IDMM001
Five tags in a board IDS0064
Leah Frame IDFR0034
Time flies when you're having fun IDP0064

It's a journal type of day, here's another.... I used stencils and the chippie negatives as stencils on this background.

I mixed my own peach colour using pink and pale yellow acrylic and smeared it across my gesso covered pages. Gel medium was placed over the cross stencil and let to dry. Using blue and yellow acrylic and the negatives of circles and arrow chippie. Stamping and pen scribbling edging borders the page, circles, arrows and crosses. The finishing touch was adding one of Fiona Paltridges Little Peeps Aall&create stamp sets.

Products used:
Crosses Stencil IDMM006
IDD0036 Nat's Piecharts 5 in a board
Loolabelle's nested Arrows IDDL0018

My last share is a layout using patterned paper, the paper was very bright so adding a coat of gesso in a range of thicknesses softens but not totally covers the pattern. This is a simple page incorporating Imaginarium Designs chippie and layers of paper.

The colours of peach and pink were added using a roller. I constructed layers of coloured and book page papers to place under the photo and the tag with twig chippie painted with brown paint. The title was made with a combination of chippie letters and #wonderful.

Chippie used include:

IDFL0013 twigs
Isobel Uppercase case alphabet IDA009
Isobel lower case IDA0010
IDW0094 #instagram etc.
Hope you have enjoyed my latest ideas and have a go at some of the new ways I have used the chip board and stencils here at Imaginarium Designs.

Friday, November 9, 2018

November projects - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here and today I have 2 scrapbook pages to share with you.

This first scrapbook page includes a photo of Jessica and I after her Grade 1 piano exam - enjoying pancakes and hot chocolate!!
I've used the new Cocoa Vanilla Studio Midnight collection, a CVS "colour me happy" flower cutfile, and gorgeous free "split heart" cutfile from Paige Evans (here). The heart cutfile was so beautiful I wanted to keep my page simple - I've just backed a few sections of it with patterned paper.
I've matted my photo with some more patterned paper then added some embellishment clusters using ephemera, flair, another floral cutfile.
I've left all of my chipboard raw - I think it suits the layout! Lastly I've added some splats of black paint. 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Smile laugh live love: Code IDW0087
Nats Hand Drawn leaves : Code IDD0044
Birdcage, small : Code IDT0019 

The next scrapbook page includes a photo of Rachael and I at a recent University Open Day.
I started with a sheet of 12x12 white cardstock  and used a painting with plastic technique to apply Lindy's magicals in coordinating colours to the top left and bottom right corners of my page.
I loved the background to much (so much amazing shimmer) I wanted to keep it as a feature so i kept my page simple. I've used the new Cocoa Vanilla Studio Midnight collection (a strip of paper and ephemera).
I painted the chipboard with Lindy's Magicals too!
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Nats hand drawn stemmed leaves: Code IDD0045 
A Dream is a wish your heart makes : Code IDP0106
Heart Flourish - new and coming soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A little bit of vintage, shabby chic with Tracey


This month I have created two layouts with a vintage, shabby chic look with a touch of mixed media using stencils, texture paste and colour sprays.

The first layout is of two gorgeous girls that are one of my good friends daughters.  I consider myself very lucky has I not only have two amazing son's but have many wonderful young ladies in my life that are daughters of my good friends, that are like my adopted daughters.


For the background of this layout I have used a stencil, texture paste and Prima Colour Bloom Spray. I have then matted the photo with a soft vellum and used euphoria to layer behind the photo to create clusters. I have added some flowers in a similar colour to the background colour to help give dimension, texture and interest. The ID Chipboard Skeletal Feather , Flourish, and title Time creates wonderful  has all been heat embossed with white embossing powder.

My second layout is a more masculine but also still soft with a shabby chic look.  It is of my almost 13 year old son.... can't believe that next month my youngest he will be officially a teenager!


I created the base by using stencils, texture paste, Prima colour bloom spray and washi tape to make a base for my photo and embellishments. I have used tags, metal, euphoria and chipboard to create interest and texture. I chose to keep some of the ID chipboard in it's beautiful raw state ( Loolabelle's Chevron #2 IDD0077 ) and used embossing powder to colour the ID title Believe in you dreams.

Below is a picture of all the ID goodies that I used for the above projects.

That is all I have to share with you all this month, I look forward to showing you some more projects next month. Until then happy scrapping!