Monday, February 4, 2013

Frame and Layout

Hi Everyone...I am Sue Smyth
I am so excited to bring you my first post as a design team member and I hope I get it right. I have a layout and an Off the page item for you. Lately I have been doing a lot of boy layouts, so this one of my Daughter was nice to do, in lots of pink and white, with the unusual addition of grey
I have used a fairly easy treatment of the chipboard on these two projects, glitter. The way I do it though is from years of experience. I colour the chipboard in a colour the same shade as the glitter, in this case white (white gesso) and then coat it in dimensional magic or glossy accents. Then I shake lots of glitter over the top, the glitter sinks down into the dimensional magic and it captures it, so no glitter loss later. The colour under the glitter stops little micro bits of brown chip showing through in the gaps of the glitter. I just find I get a lush full coverage this way, with a luminous shine, with very little glitter escaping over the rest of the layout.




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My second Project is using a frame from Couture Creations, and was done as a gift for my mother, of my children. This time I have used the classic colour combo of turquoise and brown, one of my favourites, which lends itself to the peacock colours so well. I have coated the feather in a combination of Lumiere paints, then when dry, I covered it in dimensional magic( thin coat) and sprinkled a few clear micro beads around the centre for texture. I have also used ZVA flourishes, which I love to coat with a little gesso to take away the shine, and then spray with a glimmer mist, to colour. This gives you texture without the shine, the neat thing about this is you can always wipe it off if you don't like it.


Here are some close ups of the feather and and flourish.  



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Hope my projects inspire you and be sure to leave a comment to be in the running for a prize of ID chipboard to play with 

Imaginarium Design Team Member 2013

Thanks Sue Smyth

21 comments:

  1. What a great post Sue both lo's.....are amazing..love it xox Amy

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  2. Beautiful work Sue. Your daughter looks gorgeous in amongst all the pink and white. I'm so loving the lattes. The gift for your mother is so awesome. She will love and treasure it. Love what you have done with the chip boards.

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  3. Beautiful page and project, the page is so soft and girly, I love it.

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  4. Wow on that Peacock feather Sue!!! It looks so real!!! Your children are so beautiful and you did a great job on creating some gorgeous LO's for them...!

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  5. Sue, how gorgeous are your creations ... the layout of your daughter is so pretty... and your Mum is going to love the framed piece!!

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  6. WOW WEE, amazing projects Sue, especially love the framed one :)

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  7. Sue these are fabulous, I just love what you have done with the ID chip and that peacock feather totally ROCKS!

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  8. Beautiful Sue. I like the idea of using the micro beads for texture :)

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  9. Beautiful work Sue, I too like the micro bead, and your colors are so pretty…awesome 1st post!!!

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  10. awesome first post Sue!! wonderful creations! xxx

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  11. Oh my!!! Excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor!! These pages are gorgeous!!! I literally sat here just staring!!! Sue, your work is always so beautiful, you really have an eye for color, and love the treatment you gave the chippies! xo

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