Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vintage Family Layout, and a card For Mum

For Imaginarium Designs this month, I have created a couple of projects using the chipboard in various ways.  The above layout is an early photograph of my Great, Great Grandparents and their children with machinery they owned which had something to do with pumping out clay.  I am not totally sure yet, the how, what and where - but how interesting.  My Great-Grandmother (Janet) is to the far left - I actually got to spend quite a bit of time with her growing up .  Certainly an amazing woman.
The below Embellishment 4, was painted first and then I applied (rather fiddly, but nice results) Liquitex Glass Beads to the chipboard.  After allowing to dry, I highlighted in a watered down, gold acrylic paint.  The glass beads, gave the Embellishment 4 a gorgeous texture. 

A combination of  Capital Letters, and Lower Case Letters were used for the title.  Stippling the gold paint onto the chipboard created a metal appearance, then I used a 'crackle' stamp and ink to age the alpha's.

The Embellishment 1 was painted in gold acrylic paint, stippled to give the metal appearance - and then added to add to the floral arrangement.  I used magic mount (black) to adhere into place, as this allowed me to create height with the chipboard elements.  Lots of layers of paper lace doilies, inked with Distress Inks, and layered.
The 8" Circle Border was painted in Sandal, and gave the chipboard a little 'beating' to add some dents and marks - again, to age the chipboard elements.

Lots of pretty flowers, teamed together with gauze beneath, along with some leaves I have had in my stash since 'forever', to complete!
Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)
Embellishment 1 (IDF0003)
Circle Border 8" IDB0008
Capital Letters (IDAUC0001A)
Lower Case Letters' (IDALC0001)

Glitz - Pretty In Pink Paper Collection - Polka, Music and Ledger
Paper Lace Doilies
Prima Marketing Flowers - Engraver
 Kaisercraft - Pearl Bead Strip - Brown
Kaisercraft - Clear Stamp - Crackle
Liquitex Glass Beads
Colorbox - Stamp Pad - Brown
Ranger - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dauber - Gold, Espresso and Sandal
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Taupe
Martha Stewart - Floral Vine Punch
Misc: Lace, Vintage Buttons, Crochet Thread, Gauze, Cardboard, Leaves, Computer Generated Journaling
..and for my 2nd project, I created a card for my Mum - it is her birthday at the end of the month.  I used the Bird Cage as a main focal point, adding in a little Prima Sparrow. 

All chipboard elements were given a 'splosh' of pink and white acrylic paint, then splattered with Glimmer Mist and left to dry completely.  When dry, I embossed each piece giving a beautiful glossy appearance, yet still allowing to 'see' the texture of the paint beneath.  I so LOVE Imaginarium Designs chipboard, as I have never had any warping - no matter what I do to the chipboard elements. 
Below, a close up of the butterfly - which shows the texture of the mediums I used.
...and below, the word Mum carefully coloured so the dark edges still show.  Using light colours on a light background can make the elements disappear, so thus my reasoning for leaving dark edges.
...I've included the below image to show the colour achieved, and texture on the elements, as being pale in colour, and reflective it is difficult to capture detail, unless 'close'.
Bird Cage (IDS0009)
4 Small Butterflies (IDT0014)
Mother X 2 (IDW0027)
Imaginarium Designs
Bird Cage (IDS0009)
 4 Small Butterflies (IDT0014)
 Mother X 2 (IDW0027)
AC Cardstock
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures - Fly Away
Cheery Lynn Designs - Oval and Oval Scalloped Stacker Series
Seam Binding - Pink
Mini Diamonte
Green Tara - Roses and Rose Buds
I am Roses - Flowers, Leaves, Stamens
Ranger - Stickles - Diamond
Magic Mount
Guipure Lace
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dauber - Shell Pink, Snow Cap
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Pink Bubblegum
VersaMark Dazzle - Frost
Suze Weinberg - Ultra Thick Embossing Powder - Clear
Heat Tool
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Have a great day


  1. what a precious and wonderful photo to have Sandie and you scrapped it just beautifully!!! love the colors of the card! xxx

  2. Wow, you have done gorgeous work on both the card and the lay-out. Such wonderfully detailed creations!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous effects on these chippies, I love everything you've posted here.

  4. Totally AMAZING how you fussy up the chippy - it looks fabulously vintage...then that card! LOVE the 'rainbow' effect on the cage & the ribbon ...yum!!!!

  5. Stunning work Sandie!!! Your layout is just amazing and what a cool photo and family history, and your card is just beautiful…awesome chippie work!!!!

  6. It is just fabulous Sandie, love the aging techniques used everywhere on the layout!!! Gorgeous card!!!

  7. Adorable projects as always!!

  8. beautiful projects love the card very chic