Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Scrapbooking with Karyn!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here today with some scrapbook pages made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard

For this first page I've used an adorable photo of Jessica holding a flower and the perfect chipboard title "Its your smile that captures my heart".
I tried a few different things for this page - stretching out of my comfort zone!  

First I glued (with gel medium) a selection of chipboard flourishes on my page - after considering photo placement. Then I painted white gesso all over my page. I added a stencil and texture paste. Once this had thoroughly dried I sprayed 3 different Tattered Angels chalkboard sprays across the page as well as splats of the same sprays. I dried each colour layer as I went.
I sprayed the title and the Wendy frame with black ColorShine. The other chippies were first painted with white gesso then painted with the same sprays as was used on the background. 
I layered my photo over a tag (with hidden journalling) and some black Prima wire then added clusters of chipboard and flower embellishments
I love the textured look of the chippies as part of the background. 
The chipboard frame highlights the face in the photo but doesnt distract from or hide the rest of the photo. 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Edward Relief small : code IDT0032
Its your smile : Code IDP0093 

long swirly flourish : Code IDFL0005 

Embellishment 4 : Code IDS0013 

Birdcage, small : Code IDT0019 

Wendy frame : Code IDT0037 

Denises Art Deco, tiny : Code IDDD0019 
beautiful : Code IDW0078 

This next page is all about Jessica and her gymnastics. I've used cut file from The Cut Shoppe which forms the background feature for my page. I just love all the different sized squares - perfect for framing small photos as part of your layout.
Underneath my cut file I've attached a sheet of cardstock sprayed randomly with blue, teal and black Dylusions ink sprays (the colours of the gymnastics club).
I've painted the title chippie with some black Dylusions paints and left the rest of the chippies raw - I love this look at the moment! I've matted my photos on some black cardstock and added a doilie to soften the background. Some paper flowers and flair are always fun additions.
I've used a selection of different font and sized chipboard alphas to create the word "gymnastics"
I've added some smaller photos in the square frames of the cut file - this is a great way to add lots of photos to your page.
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Main letter set lower case small : code IDA0005

Main letter set upper case small : code IDA0006

Capilal letters : code IDAUC0001

Loolabelle's nested arrows : code IDDL0018

Create your own dreams : code IDP0191
Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx


  1. LOVELOVELOVE the blues and greens on the first layout!!! Your background on the second layout is so festive and fun!!! Thanks for sharing!