Friday, February 19, 2016

Love and Keep it Real - Scrapbooking pages with Karyn!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here today with 2 scrapbook page to share, made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard

For my first page I've used some photos of my 2 girls cuddling, aren't they adorable! I love to take a sequence of photos to include on a page - I think it captures the moment in an "action-like" way.
I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a background ("love card overlay" from the Silhouette store). I backed this "cut sheet" with a sheet I had sprayed with a few different ColorShine sprays (darker pinks in the centre and lighter pinks towards the edge). I then added a pink patterned paper mat so it would stand out against the black and white striped background.

The papers and other embellishments I've used on this page are from Maggie Holmes and Pink Paislee - this black and white striped paper is a favourite of mine! 
I used my watercolour pan paints to paint the chipboard butterflies and words. I love the large size and font of these words, it makes them quite a feature on the page! I also added a cluster of embellishments in the top left and bottom right - ephemera packets are perfect for this.
I've used varying shades of pink to paint my butterflies - I love the mat effect of the pan paints. 
I love that the butterflies are available in a range of sizes - I can see me using lots of these on future pages :)
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 
Cherish love adore (large): Code IDW0036
Burretfly - large : Code IDS0002

4 small butterflies: Code IDT0014

For  my next page I've used a photo of John and Jessica inspecting the hay bales on our farm - haymaking is always an exciting time for us!!
Following the scrapbook page I made for K+ challenges I was inspired to use Kraft cardstock again for the background - perfect for this more masculine page!

I painted each of the ID chipboard pinwheels with some acrylic paints. I dont often use these paints but I love the thicker more vibrant look they provide - I will definitely get them out more often now!
I have also used 2 metal Imaginarium Designs dragonflies - I love the large range of metal charms available, they are a perfect complement for the chipboard.
I painted the title chipboard in black acrylic paint then stapled it to my page along with some cotton thread, flair and a paper flower. I've also added some little bitty stamps from a Dear Lizzy roller stamp.
Small acetate tags are always a fun addition to a page without being too obtrusive and overwhelming.
I finished my page with some layering of patterned paper under my photo, a few tags and some splats of black paint.
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 
Keep it Real: Code IDP0169

Nat's Pin Wheels : Code IDD0041
Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx


  1. LOVE the composition of the first layout!! The way you did the hearts is awesome and I love the papers you used!!! Beautiful layout!!! TFS!

    1. thankyou Barbara! this is one of my favourite pages :)

  2. Love those butterflies
    and the Dragonflies!
    Lovely layouts.
    Carla from Utah

    1. thankyou Carla, the butterflies and dragonflies are some of my favourites!

  3. FABULOUS layouts Karyn!!!
    LOVE the LOVE, such sweet photos and exciting design!!!
    Keep It Real = AWESOME - WOW - LOVE how you have captured this everyday moment and made it special ... your pinwheels remind me of windmills, along with the hay bales, precious memories of my life on the farm => THANK YOU for sharing :)

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely art. I love the pictures you used on first layout. And lovely embellishment,,, metal, chipboards.. Very cool.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain