Friday, April 26, 2013

No Pictures Please & April Tag

Sarah here with two projects for you this month - a fun, simple layout and a Tag with a pop of colour!
First up is a layout entitled "No Pictures Please". It is getting hard to get my son to cooperate and let me use him as the subject of my photography, so this layout features him hiding his face from the camera, getting annoyed with me for continuing to take his picture anyway and then finally making some silly faces. I used the Train Track Border to simulate a film strip by alternating cutting away two sections of "track" and then leaving a bar.
The Train Track Border and the Alphas I used for the title were simply painted with two coats of Shimmerz paint in "Coal". I wish the camera could pick up the "shimmer" better - as they look much more impressive in real life! Here are some close-ups of the chipboard elements!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboards Used
Train Track Border

Capital Letters

Lower Case Letters

Other Materials Used: Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny MamaRazzi2 Collection - Shutterbug and Tripod;  Bo Bunny Stained Texture Stamp; Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon; Michael's Metal Trinket (Camera); Shimmerz Paint in Coal; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL; 3D Foam Adhesive.
This year, I decided to play along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 - and this is my interpretation of his April Tag!
The embellishments and number are painted with black acrylic paint, to which I added some pearlizing medium (again, I wish this showed up better in the photos).  I added a couple of rhinestones to the centre of the embellishments and some Kaisercraft Tiny Alphas to the number so that it says 4-ever. The butterfly is painted with white metallic pearl acrylic paint and then I finger-smudged some Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Frosted Aqua around the edges of the wings and on the body/antennae. Here are some close-ups!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboards Used
Monarch Butterfly

Embellishment 8


Other Materials Used: American Tags #8 Shipping Tag (White); Tim Holtz Idea-ology Products: i) Tissue Wrap Melange, ii) Tissue Tape - Symphony and Elements, iii) Swivel Clasp, iv) Facet (rectangular), v) Film Strip Ribbon; Folk Art Acrylic Paints in Pure Black and Metallic Pearl White; Americana Pearlizing Medium; Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Frosted Aqua; Kaisercraft Tiny Alphas in  Black; Prima Flowers: i) Rose Leaf, ii) Soprano C, iii) Mini Roses - Teal; Rhinestones (stash); Aleene's Tacky Glue; Aleene's Jewel-It; Mod Podge - Matte.
I'll have more details about these projects on my blog in the next few days! Be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some fabulous Imaginarium Designs Chipboard!


  1. Incredible work, I love the layout and how you used the chipboard, and the tag is just beautiful!!!

  2. Both your page and your tag are truly amazing! I just love what you did with the filmstrips!

  3. LOVE your layout! Such a good idea and the pictures are just fun, thats the way little boys act!!

  4. Wow! I love both the layout and the tag! So beautiful and stunning!