Thursday, November 27, 2014

November Projects by Romy

Hi there! 

I hope you are having a great week so far.

I would like to show you some projects that I have recently made using gorgeous chippies from Imaginarium Designs. My first project is a card and I also have two lay-outs to show that were recently published in print. 

I wanted my card to be a mixture of elegance and steampunk and, therefore, combined romantic colours and the beautiful Swirly Frame with three pretty chipboard gears from Imaginarium Designs. 

The gears were heat embossed with black embossing powder and the frame was embossed with white embossing powder. 

I also recently had this lay-out called "It's a girl" published in the Dutch magazine "Paper Memories". My lay-out is about the relationship that I have with my mother. 

I framed the photo of the two of us with the beautiful Clock chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.

My second lay-out was recently published in Scrapbook Magazine UK, issue 83. 

On this lay-out I also used a chipboard frame from Imaginarium Designs to frame my photo. I really love the beautiful frames that ID offers and I can never stop working with them. 

This is the oval frame that I used on my lay-out.

I also used this gorgeous large feather in the left upper corner of my lay-out.

I hope you liked my projects today.

Don't forget that you have a chance to win a gorgeous package of Imaginarium Designs chipboard if you leave a comment on this post. 


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Inspiration from Olga Znamenskaya 'Pastila'

Hi all!

Today is Olga here!

My first inspiration is some different way to use chipboard.
Look, how I decorated candy bar for my daughter's b-day party:

And second project is rustic winter house.

 With warm wishes inside:

Have a nice day!
Welcome to my blog!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A couple of projects from Brit

Hi there ! I`ve made a Christmas layout to show you today.
Love this Christmas tree. It`s so beautiful.

The picture of my daughter is from last Christmas.
She was so happy when she got her Santa costume on, 
and went from door to door to
 ask for sweets (we do that on the night to the 13th of December)

 I first used a layer of gesso on the tree. Then I added silver stickles,
and at the end some Mica Flakes Granite.
The stars and the fence are painted with distress paint.

The presents are painted with white gesso and red- and cinnamon stickles.

Chipboards used:

 Here I have made a small canvas with a quote on. 
I thought the feather and butterfly really went well
with this saying.

"It`s not enough to have the feathers.
You must dare to fly !"
The feather is painted with lots of different layers of acrylic paints.
The shimmer is from the sorbet paint from Art Anthology.
I have used that on the letters too. The color is Kenyan Copper.

Chipboards used:

Have a nice day everybody. And remember to leave a comment,
to be in the drawing of some great chipboards from Imaginarium.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A tutorial using ID & Lindys Stamp Gang products

Hi guys
Natalie here with a tutorial for you
I'm featured over at the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog with a few tags that I have created 
using only a couple of materials from my stash.

I love making these tags, and recently spent a weekend demonstrating similar creations at a retailers day, showing different ways of using Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

These first two large tags were created at the same time.
I started by lightly painting one of the tags with a sponge roller, and some gesso to seal the chipboard. 
Then I mixed Flat Magical Mango Mania with some Modeling Paste.
I used an Imaginarium mask and covered my tag with the paste, lifted it off, 
and then flipped it onto the raw chipboard tag.
Once dry, starting with the ‘create art everyday’ tag, I used Flat Fabio Hibiscus Rose, and sprayed it on, and then watered it down with a water spray to lighten the color, and allow it to run down through the pattern.
The other Imaginarium Designs chipboards are all coated lightly with gesso, and then colored with Flat Fabios in Luscious Lime and Pineapple Paradise, with the white Prima flowers being sprayed in Flat Fabio Hibiscus Rose with a little Mango Mania added to the petals.
The words are again lightly coated in gesso, but then I added some Starburst Gag Me with a Spoon Gray to give it some shimmer.
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With the ‘always be amazing’ tag, I generously sprayed it with Starburst Clam Bake Beige & Cape Cod Coral, before stamping over it with a script stamp. Because this tag was not coated in gesso first, the mist soaked into the chipboard leaving a small amount of colour and all the gorgeous shimmer sitting on top!
I flicked on a little Flat Fabio Toto’s Tornado Black, coloured my Imaginarium feather and Loolabelle’ crosshatch circle in Time Travel Teal, and then gave my white Prima flowers a coat of Cape Cod Coral with some drops of Mango Mania.
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For the ‘blah blah blah’ tag, I used some of the new Prima 3D Matte Gel and mixed it with some Flat Magicals Hibiscus Rose and Caribbean Blue with some silver glitter!

Using another mask from Imaginarium, I swiped it over my gesso prepared background and heat set it.

Once dry, I used Flat Fabio Caribbean Blue and coated the tag before watering it down, and repeating the process. I then added Flat Fabio Toto’s Tornado Black and let it drip down between the bricks!

The Imaginarium Chipboard is then coated in Flat Fabio Toto’s Tornado Black for the bottom two layers then the small squares on top I used Gag Me with a Spoon Gray.
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And finally for the ‘you’re so fancy’ tag.

I mixed up some more Prima 3D Matte Gel and Flat Magicals Hibiscus Rose and Caribbean Blue and used a simple spot mask over the gesso prepped background.

Once dry, I added some Pineapple Paradise and let it drip down through the circles. The Imaginarium chipboard was prepped with gesso, and then I used Caribbean Blue for the big pinwheel (there are a brand new design I created last week), Hibiscus Rose for the middle one and mixed the two sprays together on my mat for the small one to create that gorgeous purple!
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Once each of the tags were dry, I used a little Dimensional Magic to give certain elements a shine – I love this final touch … adds a little sparkle to the project!
So I hope you liked my tags … I loved creating them and cant wait to give them away to a few of my friends!
You can view more of my work at … and find me on Instagram under happydaks.