Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lovely Layouts from Karen and Gloria

Today I am happy to share some layouts from two of our Design Team Ladies.

Karen and Gloria have two lovely vintage layouts to share with us.

The first one is from Karen and its the perfect male layout.

Sharing the Good Times is the perfect title for this layout.
Just look at all the detail and layering in this wonderful layout. You could look at it for ever and still find something new. Karen has done lost of fussy cutting as well, all the clocks have been cut out and raised up with foam dots.


 I love the finish Karen has given the chipboard.
To alter the ID chipboard, she first painted it with white gesso. Karen then used some Tim Holtz Embossing Ink and used Aged Mahogany and Weathered Wood to emboss it. After that dried Karen used some Vintage Photo Distress Stain to add some more aging. You can see it on the title "sharing the good times" and the bracket really well.

Karen used one of Tim holtz's masks and vintage photo distress ink on her background page, in the top left corner and underneath the title.

Supplies Used:
 Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" Collection.
 Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip and "inspire" tag.
Tim Holtz mask.
Imaginarium Designs
To see more of Karens work visit her blog.
Now to share Gloria's Glorious Layout. Another lovely vintage layout.
Photography credit: Christine Schaffer.

Gloria has done a lovely Autumn/Winter layout using all the lovely Autumn colours. The layout is rich with a combination of browns/reds. She has even used the chipboard as a mask. 

Gloria has included some techniques for you to try.

1. Spray Chipboard with glimmer mist. Layer colours for more depth.
2. For the fence, spray with Log Cabin Smooth Spritz. when dry, ink with black archival ink to distress.
3. For Edward Relief Border, spray with Copper Glimmer Mist, then ink with Ranger Fired Brick Distress Ink.
4. Place large clock chipboard onto paper to act as a mask, spray with glimmer mist.

IDS0017 Clock Face without Hands

Look at all the beautiful detail Gloria has added, I love the way all the elements come together and the way all the layers of paper work in so nicely.

Materials Used
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Edward Relief Border, Spade Top Picket Fence, Clock Face without center and hands 6 inch, Small Clock Face, Moments in Time Phrase
Graphic 45 Papers: Le Cirque Magnifique, An ABC Primer Games and Playtime, Steampunk Debutante Mechanical Mind
American Crafts: Black Cardstock
Neenah: Natural White Cardstock
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Dark Cashmere, Venetian Lace, Triumphant Red; Smooch Spritz Black Velvet, Log Cabin
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist Tuscan Sun, Copper, Candy Apple Red, Peach Delight, Bronze, Harvest Orange
Ranger: Distress Ink Fired Brick
Close to My Heart: Archival Ink True Black
Prima: Flowers, leaves
Craft supply: Leaves and other floral supply; mini brad, glue
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Die Cutting System, Nestabilities Labels Seventeen
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Scotch 3M: Tape runner, foam tape
Thanks so much Gloria for sharing this lovely layout.
To see more of Gloria's work visit her Blog.
Gloria Stengel

Thanks so much ladies for sharing your wonderful vintage layouts with us.


  1. The projects are so gorgeous and very inspiring. I adore how each has used the ID chipboard elements, add such character to the pages....

  2. Gloria and Karen, you layouts are gorgeous, great techniques on the chippies:)

  3. Both these layouts are stunning!

  4. Awesome projects! Love the gorgeous textures and dimension! Fab inspiration!

  5. WOW! Let me just way WOW! So many ways to distress your chipboard... i learn something new every single post! :)