Friday, December 7, 2012

Photo Shoot and Alllll Aboard!

Good Morning from the Redwoods, Karen here with a couple of layouts to share with you today.


For this layout I painted the ID chipboard with gesso and then painted them with Folk Art "Titanium White" and inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Aged Mahogony).  I loved how the white popped on this layout.  The three mini metal flower holders I found at Michael's and were perfect for my mini rose buds from I Am Roses.

Materials Used:
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies
Graphic 45 Metal Plates
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Aged Mahogony, Weathered Wood, and Tattered Rose)
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used:
Corner Embellishment-IDC 0001
Vine Flourish (Mini) IDT 0027
Thistles Board (Large) IDS0025


This next layout is a photo of most of the Grandkids waiting to board the Skunk Train (Polor Express) in the town where my daughter lives.  They all wear their pjs and we take a 45 min. ride to pick up Santa, have some hot coco and sugar cookies, and sing Christmas songs, so fun!

For this project I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Aged Mahogony) for the train, tracks, and the Christmas Trees.  I think used some Gold paint to accent.  After that I used some embossing ink and used some multi-colored glitter.

Materials Used:
Bo Bunny's "A Gift Of Love"
The Paper Element "Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl"
Prima Brick Wall Stencil
The Crafter's Workshop Trees Stencil
Tim Holtz Alterations Christmas Wreath Die Cut
Tim Holtz Alterations Light Post
Crackle Medium
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Aged Mahogony)
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used:
Fence/Rail Track-IDS0021
Star Train with 3 Carriages-IDS0033
4 Christmas Trees-IDT0009

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  1. great designed layouts karen. Nice showcasing of the imaginarium....
    ava g

  2. Gorgeous layouts Karen, love all the little bits and pieces, and how the chipboard elements stand out so beautifully!

  3. great details and layering, love them all :)

  4. This is so beautiful! Love all the colors and the chipboard you used!

  5. Wow, wow, wow! That first layout is just so soft and delicate! Love the layering and the soft colours! Gorgeous!