Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nadia .....

Hi everyone! 
Nadia Cannizzo here sharing my very first Design Team work for Imaginarium Designs. 
I have been using this beautiful chipboard for a while now so putting together these projects for me was pretty quick and easy as the style of chipboard suits my style entirely.
Firstly, a HUGE thank you to the wonderful folk at Imaginarium Designs for the very generous Design Team pack they sent all of us! Loving it !

So here is what I created for your inspiration this month.
Creating 12x12 layouts is second nature to me. It's all I EVER do!! So I decided this time to challenge myself to create something different and I thought creating some lovely tags as gifts was a clever idea and something I could probably handle! I also wanted to show you how versatile this chipboard is and boy was it SO easy and quick to create these. 

 

This first one is a gift for my eldest daughter who is 5 years old. I called it "Our Story" and explained to her that every family has a story and her story is that she was the first born child of this family. I used soft colours and a beautiful 3" Clock Face Imaginarium Designs Chipboard to give this tag a romantic and feminine touch. What little girl wouldn't love this hanging on her wardrobe knob or her door? I can tell you MINE did!
 


Now, I will confess that I am no champion at doing all kind of fancy things with chipboard but I find that a little 2 tone ink and some glossy accents on top will create a stunning result which is what I have done here. SO all you need to do is go over the entire chipboard with gesso a couple of times allowing for it to dry each time. The you start with the light coloured ink and go over the chipboard a couple of times and the what I did is take the darker ink and dab it randomly over the edges. Once that is dry just over it with Glossy Accents and you are done! As I said...no fancy stuff here!!


Products List
** Imaginarium Designs Chipboard:  3" Clock Face
**Webster's Pages Winter's Fairy Tales : paper, fabric tag, fabric bloomers,
**Kaisercraft : paper blooms (fuchsia)
**Prima Marketing: large white flower
**Martha Stewart: Punch Around The Page Cherish paper punch
**gesso
**Glossy Accents
**light and dark pink ink (brand unknown)
**gauge
** string
**brown tag
**Glimmer Mist : Coffee Bean


My next tag was a gift for my second little girl who is 3 years old.  She loves bright colours so I knew this would appeal to her. And it did! I layered a couple of different Imaginarium Designs chipboard pieces as well as some other elements and again I applied the same technique to the chipboard as I mentioned above.

Products List
**Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: "Love You" title and Swirly Frame
**Webster's Pages Winter's Fairy Tales : fabric bloomers, flower

** Prima Marketing : Shabby Chic Metal Treasures - Bird Cages/Pillars, Romantique rose

**Light and Dark purple ink (brand unknown)

**white and purple ribbon (brand unknown)

**Gesso

**Glimmer Mist: Coffee Bean

**Glossy Accents

**Brown Tag

 

 

My last tag is for my super sweet friend also named Nadia, who lives just a couple of minutes away from me. She has helped more than she knows the last few months and I wanted to give her something handmade by me as a token of my appreciation.

 


I wanted to keep this tag romantic looking but still elegant to give to a 30 something mum so I changed the colour scheme a little. I used an Imaginarium Designs LARGE Butterfly placed on top of some flowers as well as an Imaginarium Designs Mirrored Frame. For the frame, I simply used Gesso and nothing else a few times to give it a rustic look, while for the butterfly after applying gesso a few times over it I inked again randomly with a brown ink.

 

Products List

*Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Large Butterfly and Mirrored Frame

**Webster's Pages Winter's Fairy Tales : fabric bloomers

** Prima Marketing : Green flowers, Romantique rose, pearls

**Martha Stewart: Deep Edger Punch (Vintage Doily)

**brown ink (brand unknown)

**pearl ribbon  (brand unknown)

**October Afternoon: Mini Market alpha stickers

**Gesso

**Glimmer Mist: Coffee Bean

**Glossy Accents

**Brown Tag

**gauge

 

Lastly I want to share with you my last project which is one of my little 3 year old! 

As soon as I had the Imaginarium Designs title "Adore" in my hands and her close up picture it was a match made in heaven as I, simply put, cannot find another way to describe what I feel for her little sweet face.

For the title I used the same old trusted method I used in the tags above, which includes the inking and then covering in Glossy Accents.

 

This was one of those PERFECT pictures you catch of your children which are SO rare so I wanted to "frame" it in a way so what better way to do that than using this 6" Swirly Frame from Imaginarium Designs? I simply once again went over the frame a few times using gesso and once that dried I applied a sand coloured ink and then some clear Crackle Medium on top of that. I then inked the edges slightly.

 

 

Lastly, I find that these little Mirrored Frames add a special little detail to the layout and as well as that they create a nice contrast on top of the bright pink.

 

Products List:

**Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Adore title, Mirrored Frame, 6" x 4" Swirly Frame

**Webster's Pages Winter's Fairy Tales : paper, fabric tag, fabric bloomers,
**Martha Stewart: Punch Around The Page Cherish , Swirling Lace and Layered Arches paper punches .
**ZVA Creative: pearl flourish
** Flowers: Prima Marketing, Manor House Creations, Petaloo
**leaves, brown ink, puffy paint

I hope I have inspired you all to try something new today! 
Thank you for letting me share my creations with you all 

13 comments:

  1. breathtaking and exquisite .... such awesome subtle colors .. love love them all .. hugz to you Nadia x

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  2. Beautiful work Nadia, love the soft color tones.
    ava

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  3. Wow, your work is just incredible, I love the colors you create too!!!!

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  4. wow, loving it all. the LO is stunning and the tgs are such a clever idea!!! thanks Nadia

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  5. Goshhh, Nadia - these are super GORGEOUSSS!! Thank you for the inspiration. I especially love your tags, they are SO super pretty!! Imaginarium is so lucky to have you =)

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  6. this is just gorgeous Nadia, as always!!

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  7. Oh, lovely work. Those tags are amazing! I love all of your work!

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  8. Oh this is what I call the "bright side" of shabby chic. Quite exquisite work, pretty and delicate. Love that butterfly technique too.

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  9. Fabulous work, Nadia! Very inspiring :-)

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