Friday, June 15, 2018

June Projects- with Solange Marques

Hello everyone!
It's Solange Marques here and today I'll share with you some new projects using Imaginarium Designs chipboards. I've used the new borders and  flourishes .
I love the cottage style for decoration. I've made some box using this style.

The chipboard gives an extra charming to the wood pieces.
I've glued the chipboard pieces on the wood boxes and then I covered them with black acrylic paint.
I've applied white acrylic gesso and after dry I've used a sandpaper to highligh the black layer on the edges and on the chipboards.

To finish the pieces I've applied an image transfer technique:


ID borders
ID flourishes
Black acrylic paint
White acrylic gesso

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June Black and White Month- Sandi Spink

Hi everyone, June is the month of Black and White and it's great time with the winter months upon us to sit down and have some art time for ourselves.

I have a fantastic group of crafty friends who I love going to retreats with and occasionally we get to have fun taking photos in one of those fun photo booths. In this photo you can see I was having a blast with my besties Fiona Paltridge, and Imagination Designs DT member Natalie May.

I rolled black acrylic paint onto a piece of white cardstock 12"x12" with a brayer and when dry used  a makeup sponge loaded with white acrylic paint over our triangle stencil. The train track chippie was cut up into thin long pieces and painted black as well as the circles and diamonds chippie. The photo was placed on layers of black and white printed and stamped papers and circular phrases from a small paper stack from my stash. The page was finished with the title made from #awesome and small alphabet chippie painted black and of course some white splates.

Isobel lower case IDA0010

Circles and diamonds IDS0091
IDW0094 #instagram etc.

Train Track border IDB0006

Triangles Stencil IDMM002

I haven't make cards for a while and my stocks are getting low so I thought would make one to share with you. 

On a folded piece of card stock I placed some black and white acrylic paint on opposite sides and using a brayer to cover the card front. While it was drying using my new Dina Wakley stamp set and archival black ink I stamped an image onto another piece of white card stock adding a flesh pink watercolour wash to add a touch of colour to my card. The chipboard was covered with black acrylic paint and I used the stencil with white and black on opposite sides of the card. I layered black and white printed or stamped papers and black chipboard under the cat person. The crosses were traced with white correction ink and the edge of the card were finished off with a black ink drawn frame. All cards need a phrase, I chose a great quote from the amazing Dr Seuss.

Cross Hatch IDD0056
Loolobelle's Piechart and heart embellishments48 IDD0046
Crosses Stencil IDMM006

The last piece I'd like to share is another 12"x12" layout. This one pictures my youngest daughter, the striking contrast between the black and white was perfect to complement the photo.

The main section of this pieces was placed on a A4 piece of white cardstock. I used a brayer to spread black acrylic paint across the page and then placed a Kaszazz sketchy face stamp into some acrylic paint and stamped black onto one side of the black section and white onto the black section. I traced the white section with white correction ink and more of the black paint to cover the #selfie chippie. The hexagons and cross hatch chippie were painted with acrylic white, I then stamped some black script over the hexagons.
criss cross frame 1 IDDL0008
IDW0094 #instagram etc.

Loolobelle's nested hexagons IDD0017
Hope you were inspired by the different ways to use the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard and new stencils. Happy creating. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Modern Papercraft + Chipboard

Hi All

Wendy back today with a different take on using chipboard.  I am a huge lover of all things stationary and if you have watch the video of my craft room tour you will notice that I have so many blank notebooks it's not even funny (upwards of 50).  I have a really big problem walking past pretty pens or cool desk organisers so you can image I have a real love for shops like Typo and Kikki  K.  Anyway so Kikki  K released a paperlovers book which I of course I purchased and then I thought I wonder if I could use what's in the book to create some cards for my monthly projects and wallah - here they are.  So everything except the base white cardstock, grey mat, the couple of embellishments and of course chipboard are out of the paperlovers book. Now whilst they don't appear to be overly difficult cards and they did take quite a few hours to put together - just around making sure the patterned papers worked well together and I really only wanted to use what was in the paperlovers book and chipboard just to show that you can make cards on a budget that look great!  The four cards have four different ways in which I have used the chipboard as per my comments below.

Chipboard was painted using Colour Blast colour paste in steel.

Chipboard was coloured using Distress Paint and just makes this one pop!

For this one the chipboard was double embossed using Colour Blast using steel embossing powder.

And who can go past nice pink glitter for that disco feel.

There you go for all those that love stationary well this is what you do with it some of the things you might find in those cool and sleek stationary stores!

Keep Creating!

Chipboard Used

IDS- 0079

IDT - 0036



Saturday, June 9, 2018

June Projects - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page and cards to share with you.

The June Colour of the month at Imaginarium Designs chipboard is "Black and White"!!! We would love for you to join in the challenge and create a project using Imaginarium Designs chipboard that is inspired by the colours back and white then send a photo to Jane at (before 24th June)  and you will be in the running to win a fabulous chipboard prize pack!!

This month I decided to make all my projects in keeping with this colour theme.This first project is a scrapbook page made with a photo of me - I need to do this more often!!
I started with a sheet of white cardstock and swiped black Dylusions paint across in places. I must have got so caught up in creating that I forgot to take any photos of my page as the background progressed! Then I added a heap of stamps from the AALL & CREATE #10 stamp set. Next I added some black embellishments from German Scraps.

I decided to leave my chipboard raw to stand out on my page. I cut this circle mesh apart so I could use it in 2 places under my photo - I like to be resourceful!
Here are a few closeups.  
Some sewing thread, paperclips and Tim Holtz Idea-ology small talk stickers were perfect to finish my page - as well as some splatters of gold paint!

Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Loolabelles nested arrows : code IDDL0018
Love grow hello : code IDW0083
Nat's hearts 1 : Code IDD0042 
Chase Your Dreams : code IDP0197

 Loolabelle's circular crosshatch: Code IDD0025

Next I have 2 cards to share - one for the girls and one for the boys!
This first card is for the girls! I started with a 6x6 cards blank and added a square of patterned paper from the Paper House Productions "ColorWays Noir collection". I tore it in a few placed then backed the torn sections with some lace and more paper. I coloured my chipboard firstly with a black marker then added a coat of glossy accents. Lastly I added some flowers and rhinestones.
The next first card is for the boys! I started with a 6x6 cards blank and added a square of patterned paper from the Paper House Productions "ColorWays Noir collection".   
Then on some white cardstock I swiped black Dylusions paint across in places. Then I added stamping using stamps from the AALL & CREATE #10 stamp set. 

I added the chipboard - leaving it raw so it would stand out on the card. Lastly I added some splatters of dark grey paint and a paperclip.
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

 Loolabelle's freaky peep crosses : code IDD0050
Happy Birthday To You : code IDP0127

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx