Friday, March 9, 2012

White Backgrounds with a splash or two of colour.

A white background on a layout or card always looks so clean, it must be nice to do a layout like this.
You start with a white clean space, whether it's a layout, canvas or a card.
Then you add the colours you want.
I have always wanted to do this type of scrapbooking, but have never quite mastered it.

Today I am going to share some excellent examples of this style of scrapbooking by three of our design team who are masters at it.
First is Louise, she uses gesso to give her a white foundation.
Then she works her magic, a splash of colour, a small photo, embellishments, some of our chipboard, her own doodling and voila, another Louise Master piece.

Don't you love the splotches, I wish I had the freedom to do this, mine always looks like I have spilt the whole bottle! I am sure there is a nack to this.

IDS0001 Butterfly Small
IDT0014 4 Butterflies on a Board

I love the way she uses butterflies on her work, we need to do some more designs for her.
To see more of Louise's work then visit her blog
Next is Carole.
Again Carole has used a white background for her layout. I love the way she has added colour to her page. The strips of paper is so effective and I love the clear elements she has added to the paper. She has called her layout "La vie couleurs" or life in Colours.
 IDFL0005 Long Swirly Florish

I love the what she has done to the chipboard it looks amazing.
Carole used black glitter embossing powder over the chipboard.

Materials used:
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Long Swirly Florish
Echo Park Paper
Les Papiers de Pandore: Paper
Bo Bunny: Paper
Simple Stories: Paper
Kaisercraft: Paper
Webster's Pages: Paper
Zva Creative: Crystals
Prima Alpha Stickers
K & Company Alpha Stickers
Epiphany crafts: Punches and expoxy Buttons.

To see more of Carole's work, visit her blog
The last project is a card from Gloria .... again the white foundation works so well even on a card, isn't the cutiest card you're seen, perfect for a little fellar. 
Gloria is a master at cards, I love this one. 
Gloria has included some techniques as well.
1. I wanted to show that Imaginarium Designs chipboard can be used for simple and cute projects. I cut several items apart to create this card. I cut the Title into two pieces, I trimmed the cars from the train, and I even trimmed down the train track! 
IDS0034 Star Goods Train

IDS0021 Fence/Railway track
IDP0036 Wishing you Happiness

2. I used Copic alcohol markers to color the word art. I used Ranger Distress ink to color the train and track.

3. Once the ink was dry, I sprayed the train with Goosebumps Texture Spray. I allowed that to dry, then added the dots with Ranger Picket Fence Distress Marker.

Gloria is an expert at Copic markers, just look at all the shading she has done. I love the finish on the train, it looks amazing.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard:
Train Track Border,
Star Train with three Carriages,
Wishing You Happiness
My Mind's Eye Papers: Lime Twist Out of the Blue
American Crafts: Black Cardstock
Copic X-Press It: White Cardstock
Tsukineko: Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink; Goosebumps Texture Spray
Copic: various markers
Ranger: Distress Fired Brick, Faded Jeans; Distress Markers Picket Fence
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Snips and Snails stamp set
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur die cutting machine; Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Standard Circles Small
Craft supply: Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Scotch 3M: Tape runner, foam tape

If you would like to see more of Gloria's work then visit her blog.
Thanks Louise, Carole and Gloria for sharing you lovely work with us.

We are going to start our weekly give away again!
To win a pack of our gorgeous chipboard, please leave us a comment and we will draw a winner next Friday!

Have a great week!


  1. Carole and Louise, simply stunning work! WOW!

    1. oooh I have an idea for the color eye dropper! I have plenty of those here in our science kits! woot! hee hee

    2. Thank you thank you :) Right back atcha Gloria :) xox

  2. WONDERFUL!!!! LOVE Louise's page!! I really do like scrapping with white- great post and projects on this post!

  3. Wonderful colours and amazing details on all the projects. :)

  4. WOW! Such high-quality inspiration once again! I am totally in awe over Carole's layout! EXQUISITE!!! :)

  5. every work is great but I especially love the way to alter chipboards on first page! butterflies flooded in the paint are brilliant :D

  6. Gorgeous examples! Love how each piece is so different and unique! Fab inspiration!

  7. Wow what beautiful layouts, I just love the stark beauty of Louise's layouit and the fab use of colour and clean lines in Carole's, and Gloria's card is just too cute!!

  8. Love your work ladies!!! All so different and all amazing!

  9. Wonderful work from all these inspiring creative's :):) I love the mix of designs, just splendid! :)