Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Guest Designer ......Irit Shalom

Hello my dear crafty friends! 

This is Irit Shalom here again as Imaginarium September Guest Designer and this time I made an altered shabby style printers tray to showcase those gorgeous Imaginarium chipboards.

This is my son's small family (since those photos were taken they got another little girl into their family) and I decided to make it in this pastel shabby style.

This 7 Gypsies tray was dark brown and I just painted it to this dirty white color with a simple paint spray.
Most of the chipboard were added on the outer side of the frame. They are too beautiful to hide them inside.

So two larger ones framed the main photos: Window with lattice and shutters and Frame 1.
Both were covered with gesso, then heat embossed with white embossing powder and then misted with a light pink mist.
I didn't try to make  the coverage perfect as this is this style where some bare spots are just welcome.

As I already used Capture Moments Smile in chipboards for my two other  projects, I decided to use the negative as a mask with light pink colored gel medium over the patterned paper. And it worked great! What a nice use of all possible leftovers! Just try it on your projects too.

The oval frame was painted in the same way as the two large photo frames and I used it for the partial title of this project with a chipboard word " Family" inked with distress ink and connected with a strip of glossy accents. This is my favorite way to connect letters : looks so much different and glues the letters perfectly.
The leaves with holes smaller piece was just  heat embossed with white powder and glued over the top of the oval frame.

And now for another " use everything " item: two negatives from Edward relief ornament were used as small photo frames. I added " Just for you" inked chipboard inside the first frame and framed a photo with an extra flourish under the frame in the second one.

The second part of my title , word " Forever" was made with upper and low single letters and as you can see for this word you really need to use both sets or to get doubles. Anyway I managed to make the word and as you can see glued it in the same " add the glossy accents line over" style.

Here are the Imaginatium products used for this project:

Other products used for this project:
Tray: 7 Gypsies
Paper: Meg's Garden
Bling: Flourish with a Bling
Inks, glaze: Ranger
Embossing powders: Wow! Embossing Powders
Flowers, charm: Prima
Mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hope you like my altered tray and see you again with my last post as Imaginarium Guest Designer in a couple of weeks.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hi, today I'll share with you some Halloween projects using Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
First, I've made this configuration box:

Imaginarium designs has Halloween chipboards that are perfect to this project:

I applied crackle paint on the chipboards.


ID0020 Halloween board
IDT0012 Brackets on Oval Frames
IDT0004 9 Cogs on Board(small)
IDC0010 James Corner small
IDN0002 Sheet of Numbers
G45 Steampunk Spells
G45 An Eerie Tale
Tim Holtz crackle paint
G45 Washi Tape

 My other Halloween project is an altered bootle:

I applied cooper paste on the chipboards.

IDS0006 Clock Face
IDT0004 9m Cogs on Board small
IDDL0006 Skeletel Feather
G45 Steampunk Spells
Prima Flower
Cooper Paste

I hope you enjoy it!!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

September Raw Inspiration

Hello and welcome to another post of inspiration using lots of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.
Leonie here today.

For my first page I've gone completely raw with the chipboard.
When I was planning this page I chose the pieces that I wanted to used with this photo
and laid it out on white card stock as I would normally do when planning a page.
It kind of struck a cord with me straight away - all that natural chipboard looked
kinda cool against the white.

'So Proud of My Boyz'

After thinking it over for a bit I decided to go with it.
I think we're so used to colouring, inking painting chipboard that 
it looked quite bare without any adornment.
But I'm really happy with how this page turned out.

The chipboard was glued down with gel medium and I added some ink splats to the card stock for some colour.

Here's what I used. 

 Capital Letter IDAU0001

Cross Hatch by Louise

9 Cogs On A Board 

Isobel Lower Case Alphabet

'Cherished Treasures'

So after my little experiment with Raw chipboard I kind of went back to inking, spraying and painting!
Here's what I created.

I accompanied the chipboard with the Something Wonderful paper collection by Teresa Collins.
So when it came to colouring the chipboard I matched it to the colours in the papers.

The Flourish and Trellis Corner were painted with teal colour paint then I added
a coat of crackle accents and a spray with Lindy's Stamp Gang mist for some 
added gold shimmer.

The Cherished Treasures title I painted with paint dabbers and sprayed with 
the same Lindys Stamp Gang Spray as used previously.

Here's what I used.

Denise's Trellis corner 
IDDD 0007 

Cherished Treasures

Kerri Flouish Large

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