Friday, September 5, 2014

In Shades Of White And Blue

Hello Everyone! It's Julianne here today to share two projects filled with wonderful Imaginarium Designs chipboard. The first project is a photo frame that I have decorated, and the second is a layout I created about my cat Thor.

I purchased this frame at a discount store for $6. It was plain white, with only a resin heart attached by a piece of brown string. The rest of the frame was a clean slate, just waiting to be decorated. I wanted to keep the simplicity of the frame, and not over-power it with decorations and colour. So, I opted to stick with white, and a dash of red.

I started by colouring the word "LOVE". I used red ink, allowed it to dry, then coated it with Glossy Accents, as this would give it shine, and protection from chipping.  

Next, I painted a leaf branch with white gesso, and stuck it to the frame. In front of the branch, I have added a multitude of white roses, all sprayed with Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmermist for a subtle shine and sparkle. I have adhered the roses using Helmar Liquid Glue Dots as this allows time to reposition the flowers (if necessary) before they dry. 

The butterflies have also been painted with white gesso, before being coated with an iridescent white embossing powder. I have finished the butterflies with two tiny pearls added to the centre. 

Lastly, I took Denise's Art Deco Embellishment 1 Border, and cut it in half. I then painted it with white gesso, before adhering it along the roof edge of the frame. I then finished the roof edge by added more flowers, rows of pearls, and another butterfly. 

So, I have taken a cheap $6 frame, and turned it into a gorgeous present for a special someone. Who said scrap-booking had to be expensive? 



Now, on to the shades of blue, with my layout "Hello Pretty Kitty".
I really didn't have a plan when I started this layout - all I knew was that I wanted to scrap a picture of my cat Thor. But I wasn't sure what colours to use because he is ginger, and the background is boring. So I opted for shades of blue - he is a boy, after all!

I have used numerous techniques, textures, and mediums in this layout. The background was created using mist sprays, plumber's tape, and washi tape. I have used crushed glass glitter, and glue, to create the sparkling "drips" that hang from the top and bottom of the layout. And I have used Viva Ferro texture paste and a stencil, to create the border patterns on the layout.

I have taken Loolabelle's circular cross hatch and cut it in half, painted it with white gesso, and adhered it under the photo, on opposite sides. The title "HELLO" has been coated with black ink, then heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel. 

The butterfly has been coated with grey ink, then heat embossed with a silver iridescent embossing powder. I have finished it by adding a Prima crystal to the centre. 

And finally, the corner flourish and the wrought iron embellishments have been coated with grey ink, before heat embossing them with Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel. I just love the rich metallic look that is achieved with embossing enamel - it is a gorgeous mixture of lush and vintage. 

And who said I can't have flowers just because it's a layout about a boy? (Even if he is just a cat).
Of course I've got flowers - and bling! 


So thank-you for stopping by today. I hope my projects may inspire you to try something new, or even something different. Sometimes, the best outcomes are created by experimenting. And don't forget, if you have any questions about these projects, just ask away - I am happy to answer your questions.

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Cheers and Hugs, xxx
and I hope I'll see you again next month. 


  1. These are so pretty.
    Love all the ways the
    chipboard is being
    Carla from Utah

    1. Thank-you for stopping by Carla. That's what I love most about chipboard - there are so many ways to use it, and I am always looking for more. <3

  2. Awesome projects. I love the house frame and the scrapbook page is gorgeous. I love the flower clusters and having the floss was a nice touch. All kitties like to play with that.

    1. Thank-you Jean. :) Yes, all my kitties love their string (and feathers, lol!).

  3. DELIGHTFUL projects Julianne!!!
    LOVE how you transformed the frame and LOVE EVERYTHING you have done on your layout to frame your photo of Thor - THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

    1. Thank-you Tracy. I love having the opportunity to share my creative inspiration with you - it makes me happy to be able to inspire others. <3