Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year inspiration!

Hi my gorgeous chippie friends!
A very Happy New Year to you all!

Amanda here today, 
& I am so super-dee-duper excited to be one of the lucky people who made the 
Imaginarium Designs DT for 2015!
Delighted & over the moon!

I love, love, LOVE this chipboard 
& have been having a blast playing with my new stash over the Summer break!
Here are a few of my creations.......

"B is for Brother" layout

Isn't this the sweetest layout?!!!
I LOVE this photo so very much - it just captures my daughter's sheer adoration of her lil brother!
Because this page is all about these two, I really wanted to achieve a pretty page that had a good balance of both girl and boy elements.
So there's of course apricots/pinks, bright blues, olive greens and a splash of black to add a classic touch and balance all those girly embellishments.

Let's take a closer look.......

To enhance my chipboard phrase, 'B is for brother & best friend' I applied two coats of black gesso. This gave it a fantastic matte finish - which is just perfect for balancing all those other playful colours and blooms.
I used the same finish on the bicycle chippie too!

To keep with the playfulness, I inked my doilies in Island Blue and Avocado inks, and embellished with sentiments.

And how cute are those lil rustic frames?!!
These frames are just divine!!!
Let's take a closer peak at one....

This embellishment is just too cute!!! 
By combining my colour palette and layering the chipboard, it brings my whole page together!

To create that rustic looking frame;
Apply a light coat of white gesso. 
With a super fine brush, add strokes of navy paint and blend into gesso.
Once dry, edge & stamp with Kaisercraft Ink Pad: Vintage.

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Next up, a really sweet and simple girly page........

"Beautiful Smile" layout

Very simple - but oh-so-sweet! 
She really does have a 'Beautiful Smile'
Let's take a closer peak......

Such elegant and precisely cut butterflies!
As this is such a clean and 'pure' page,
 I've inked my chipboard with soft, matte finish inks only.
So pretty!

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My final creation I am sharing with you today is gorgeously girly Off-The-Page number,

"Live, Love, Laugh" Wall Plaque

Such a pretty gift!
& how stunning are the chippies in this creation?!!!
Let's look closer.....

I adore (& collect) all things Paris - 
so naturally the Eiffel Tower is a must have chipboard for me!
It is so intricate! Just Divine!!!
As I had already opened my Circular Doilies & Oval Frames chippies for my first layout, I decided to incorporate them into this pretty wall hanging too.

Loving those doilies!!! I think they're one of my new favourites!
For my title phrase, 'Live Love Laugh' 
I have used a matte black paint to ensure a bold finish.
 A really stunning result!

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So much Imaginarium Designs goodness going on here!
Thanks for visiting, 
I hope my creations have inspired you!

Please leave a comment to go in the draw to win a pack of chipboard,


  1. absolutely gorgeous, especially the chippy that has been spray painted!

  2. So I open up my e-mail this morning and I see Imaginarium Designs has a new post up. But I am running behind in my schedule. Hmmmm ... I think I will just look at it within the mail program. Well ... your projects are so darling, I couldn't do just that and had to come on over to let you know what a great job you did. I pinned too.

    1. Oh Thankyou Jean, that's so thoughtful of you & I really appreciate ur comments :)

  3. Wow, these are super cute! I absolutely love the brother layout, it's gorgeous.

  4. Always on the look out for pieces that say 'Laugh' as that is what my son's name means, also his middle name is sMiles, or at least we say smiles instead of Miles because he's always happy, so... I'm thinking I need to get my hand on those words...!! Hope they're stocked in the UK... xx

  5. Gorgeous work - love the chipboard - especially the phrases! So many wonderful pieces to work with!

  6. How pretty all of
    these are and I
    love the bicycle!
    Carla from Utah