Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cards and Scrapbooking - With Karyn!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here today with some cards and a scrapbook page made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard

My inspiration behind these cards was a Fiona Paltridge Class I attended at Seriously Scrapbooking (bright colour sprays, stencils, texture paste, and chipboards!) and my motivation was my daughters birthday which was the next day!

Here are 2 of the cards I made - I love these colours and the grungy look of the cards!
I used a range of stencils on this card and Dylusions ink sprays. I then added some texture paste through some more stencils (you can see they absorb the colour under them). 
I selected the chipboard I wanted to use and painted white gesso over them. When it had dried I painted Dylusions inks on to them. 
This is the card I gave Jessica for her birthday - chosen because of the hearts. I think the stencils look so cool! 
You can see the texture on the card better in this photo - in real life it is fun to touch!! I've also used a black glitter mat behind the painted cardstock on these cards. Glitter card is very hard to stick anything too - need your strongest glue (Helmar 450 works well)!! 
Here are 2 more cards I made - It I have to make 1 card I try and make 2-3 more that look similar.
This next card is slightly different to the others. I had actually made a different stencilled background which I didnt like - so that went in the bin. So instead of starting again I just painted the background using the Dylusions and a plastic bag "smooshing" technique (that I often use). 
Again I painted the chipboards first with white gesso then painted with Dylusions inks.
This final card was actually the first one I made - using the same stencils, sprays and texture paste. But I did not add a black mat to the painted card. At first I thought it needed something - that is why I added the black glitter mat. But now that I look back on it I like it the way it is :)
These "Happy Birthday" chipboards are perfect for cards. There are 4 in a pack and they are the perfect embellishment. I also love the "Loolabelle's pie chart and hearts" chipboards - so fun and funky! And you always can add a heart or star or arrow to your card/page so I always need plenty of these on hand!
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

 Loolabelles love arrows : Code IDD0030
Loolabelle's pie chart and hearts : Code IDD0048 

Stars board : Code IDT0036 

Lou's heart shapes: Code IDDL0015
Happy Birthday: Code IDP0079

My next project is a scrapbook page.

I've used a photo taken at a Twenty20 cricket match at Adelaide oval. My daughter took this photo on her phone with a fish-eye lens - cool hey!!
I started with some fun Studio Calico papers - the dotted paper reminded me of all the heads/faces in the crowd at the stadium!
I've used a selection of different Imaginarium Designs chipboard on my page - each has been painted with Dylusions paints (yes I had to buy them lol). I can always find a space on my page to include some hearts and arrows!
These chipboard bubbles are quite a feature on the page - they reminded me of lots of cricket balls!
I also added some Fancy Pants diecuts and flair on the page. As well as a different shape chipboard arrow.
This chipboard title was perfect for this page - I love the funky font!!
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Right Now this is a new design available soon!!

Loolabelles love arrows : Code IDD0030
Nat's bubbles medium: Code IDD0037
Nats hearts : code IDD0043
 Loolabelles nested arrows : code IDDL0018
 I print my photos on an Epson XP-600 printer

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx


  1. Your Grungy cards are totally awesome!! Each one is better than the last. I think my favorite is the first one with the hearts on it!
    The background paper on your fabulous layout is so cool!! It reminds me of pencil dots! TFS!

    1. thanks Barbara :) I loved how these cards turned out. I dont often make cards but I will try and do more now!

  2. I totally love your cards and your pages too... lots of fun details!