Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beautiful works of Art by Super Talented People

Today I want to share some very special projects from our design team. I love how the Ladies keep coming up with ingenious ways to use our chipboard on their projects.
First up is the super talented Louise Nelson. Louise is one of our in house designers and has done some fantastic chipboard designs for us. She sent me this journal cover using one of her chipboard feathers designs. I love the soft colours and the look of her journal. By using lace and netting, Louise has cleverly managed to blend old fashion charm with quite a modern  gungy look.

Here is what Louise had to say about the creative process behind her lovely journal cover.
"I began with sealing the from and back outside and inside covers with gesso. I then then stitched on squares of calico, strips of lace, and a cut up vintage doilie to the front and back covers.

IDDL0003 Skeletal Leaves

 The Imaginarium Designs feathers were attached using storm clear drying glue. I then overlaid a large piece of tulle, which was then all stitched onto the cover along with a sewing machine. To add visual dimension I pleated the tulle and oversewed the folds. Once this was completed I then painted the entire from and back covers with gesso. When this was dry I added colour with the Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer mist; Inchworm and Polka Dot Pink. I have used a jewelled brad with string as a tie around.

I just look the attention to detail and the layering Louise has achieved with her journal cover. It is so pretty and delicate and would be a lovely journal to record special memories all year
Sold Geological book
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
Maya Road Lace
Vintage Doilie
Delish Jewel brad
American Crafts Thickers
To see more of Louise's work visit her blog
 Louise Nelson

Next up is a tag by the Glorious Gloria. To call this a tag is quite an insult, as it is far more than that. The amount of work Gloria has done on this piece is amazing. This beautiful tag would be great as the front of a mini book or the perfect embellishment for a layout.

For the butterfly: Gloria has inked the butterfly with Watermark ink, and embossed it with star dust embossing powder. Heated it again and apply clear embossing powder over the top, melt. The clear embossing powder "seals" the sparkle on the star dust powder.

IDS0001 Butterfly


For the Steampunk Clock: : Gloria has inked with Watermark ink and apply several layers of malachite embossing powder. Heated it again and sprinkle various areas with arctic black aurora embossing powder. Heated it again to melt the powders.

IDT0016 Steampunk Clock

"Embellishment: Ink with Watermark ink and apply several layers of arctic black aurora embossing powder. Repeat the layers until you have the finish you like. I created a smooth, high gloss finish for my embellishment."

Look at  the way Gloria layers all her bits and pieces together. She is a master at making cards and tags. Who would not like to receive a beautiful tag like this.
Supply List:
Imaginarium Designs: Medium Butterfly, Embellishment 4, Small Steampunk Clock
Paper: Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Genuine Article; Communiqué Postage; Curtain Call Tour de France
Stickers: Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla
Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox: Pigment Dragonfly Black; Fluid Chalk Creamy Brown; Watermark
Embossing Powder: Cosmic Shimmer Clear, Arctic Black Aurora; craft supply Malachite; Stampendous Star Dust
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Wire: Artistic Wire
Pen nib: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Die cut shape: My Favorite Things Mini Ticket Border
Stamp: Hampton Art Stamps

Again another beautiful project from the queen of cards.
To see more of  Glorious Gloria's Work, visit her blog.
To finish up, I have a canvas from Nadia. Nadia makes the most beautiful projects for us. I love her attention to detail and the way she layers her embellishments. Nadia has called her canvas "Wishing you Happiness".

IDP00036 Wishing you Happiness

IDC0003 Corners with 4 Circles


IDS00012 Penny Farthing

Tips for using the chipboard: apply gesso, then dab light coloured ink and with your fingers run a darker paint in random places on the chipboard. Finish with a coat of Glossy Accents.

Nadia has done an amazing job of her canvas, I love the background she has done on her canvas as a foundation before layering everything on it. Nadia has a real flair for this and her work is always beautiful and perfectly done.
Prima Marketing: Flowers, mask, paper
Webster's Pages: blue trim
Miscellaneous : gauge, ink, liquid pearls
To see more of her work visit her blog.
Nadia Cannizzo
 Thanks so much for visiting us today and sharing the wonderful projects our design team has to show.


  1. fabulous projects ! The 3 of them !

  2. Wow, these designers sure know how to make us jump up and take notice, and inspire us to get out from in front of our computer screens and get to creating.

  3. Beautiful work ladies, you really showcase imaginarium designs so well

  4. Each is so unique and beautiful!