Friday, March 1, 2013

Oh Boy!

Hi There!

Shell here with you today with a mix of Vintage & Grunge pages.

This first page is of my spunky little Man Hunter. He was dressed up ready to go to his first ever Disco at school last year. This photo makes me smile when I remember how adorable he was getting ready. He tried on so many clothes until he decided on his shirt & shorts. Then he asked me to re iron his shirt because he felt I didn't do a good enough job the first time round LOL!

 To give the Our Boy title a grungy look first prime it with gesso. Then paint some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Oil Slick. Once dry paint a coat of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy. Let it dry naturally to start with but then take your heat gun to it & get up nice & close so that the Distress Paint crackles & bubbles. Once the Distress Crackle Paint is dry gently use some sand paper or an emery board to sand the title. Don't take too much of the colour off though. Finish off my using some Prima chalk fluid ink in & randomly ink around the title. I then used some Prima metal gears to decorate
 To alter the oval bracket I simply painted a coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Oil Slick. This gives a nice sheen to the chipboard

To alter the chicken wire paint a coat of Brown acrylic paint.After I had stuck down the chicken wire on my page I then randomly painted some Modge Podge then sprinkled some copper embossing powder on top. Use a heat Gun to set the embossing powder

Imaginarium Designs Products Used

Honeycomb 6X6- IDS0054

Our Boy Phrase-IDP0006

Tinies Oval Frames(3 per board)- IDT0002

Other Products Used
Kaisercraft 75Cents paper - Penny
Kaisercraft 75 Cents paper- Sovereign
Kaisercraft 75 Cents paper- Pound
Kaisercraft 75 Cents Collectables
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms Sage
Prima Engraver Newsprint Mini Frames
Prima Engraver Roses
Prima Engraver Mini Roses
Prima Engraver Daisies
Prima Junkyard Findings Typo Mini Bulb
Prima Junkyard Findings Gears
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze oil Slick
Ranger Ditress Crackle Paint Rock Candy
Prima Chalk Fluid Ink
Brown Acrylic paint
Copper Embossing Powder

I went with a traditional Vintage vibe with this next page. This photo is one of my favs as it is one of the few photos I have where all 3 of them were co-operating! I decided to print it in Sepia to follow through the Vintage feel

I love this Special Memories title. The font is so pretty. I first primed with gesso then when dry I painted a thick coat of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in Scattered Straw. Once dry randomly ink with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to achieve an aged look.

I wanted to add some blue to my embellishments so I kept this flourish simple. Prime with gesso then paint a coat of Shimmerz in Sky Blue.

This border has a gorgeous Victorian era feel to it. It brings a lovely elegant look to the page. Prime with gesso the paint a coat of Shimmerz Blingz in Spiced Cider. Add some Liquid Pearls in Bisque to decorate

Imaginarium Designs Products Used

James Border- IDB0009

Special Memories Phrase- IDP0008

Jessica Flourishes (2) - IDFL0014

Other Products Used
My Creative Scrapbook Limited Edition January Kit
Basic Grey Lucille Kitten Heels
Basic Grey Lucille Gather
Basic Grey Lucille Pleat
Kaisercraft Forget Me Not Queen Bee
Prima Flowers
Craft Flowers

Prima Flowers
Kaisercraft 75Cents Collectables
Kaisercraft Mini Blooms Iceburg
Paper Doilies
Shimmerz Blingz Spiced Cider
Shimmerz Sky Blue
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Scattered Straw
Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Ranger Liquid Pearls Bisque

That is it for me for this month for Imaginarium Designs. To see more of my creations, you can head over to my blog here.  Don't forget that further inspiration by others, as well as the Design Team, can be found on the Imaginarium Designs Ning Site too!

 Also, don't forget to leave a comment on this post, to be in the monthly draw to win a package of Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

Thanks For Looking!


  1. Wow Shell, love all the different techniques you have used in both projects, very very interesting!!!

  2. Beautiful vintage and grunge work Shell, love them!!!!!

  3. Super, love them both, but the first one is so grungy and adorable! I have 6 sons and 2 daughters, but the boys take more time when they go out to dress up! So this is the start....those boys!!

  4. you did an awesome job on the chippies Shell! great them both! xxx

  5. Wow, amazing lay-outs, Shell! I love them both so much.

  6. Just have to laugh at you not doing a good job with the ironing...Lol! Sounds like me, will much rather scrap than iron! Love your work on your chippies...great LO's!

  7. Makes me laugh as I used to re iron my clothes after my mother had done them (wow, that must have annoyed her, lol).
    As to projects, grungey is great, looks so cool...& never realised mod podge would set embossing powder. Will be stealing that tip if you don't mind? Please bring ID to UK soon. Caroline :))

  8. Shell your children are just adorable, such gorgeous photographs! Your layouts are stunning, and I so love how you used the chipboard elements.