Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th... a Lucky day with Alison Bevis

Hello!! 
My first blog post for 
Imaginarium Designs
and I've enjoyed gathering some lovely chipboard designs 
and creating some projects..

I love to give handmade cards, 
so naturally I enjoy putting them together too!!

'You are Lovely' card


I had some pretty papers leftover from a couple of projects so decided to make a set of 3 cards to add to my stash so they are ready to go if I need one quickly!


The Oval Swirly Frame has simply been inked - the Leafy Flouirsh has been covered with a coat of Crackle Paint, when it had dried and crackled a little adhesive was added randomly and sprinkled with some 'Prills' and micro beads. 


 Oval Swirly Edge

'Blessed' card


I've cut a patterned paper to cover the card front, a paper doiley and a little fussy cutting, adding a couple of flowers finishes the card. 


Another 'Leafy Flourish' with a coat of Crackle Paint and while it was drying I sprinkled over some glass micro beads - they add a soft texture that is interesting.

'Melody of my Soul' card


I like to line the envelopes with a little scrap of patterned paper, it's a nice touch?


The 3rd Leafy Flourish was first inked with a Copper ink, then a little Liquid Pearls randomly added before a little spritz of shimmer and left to dry, before adhering for the little bird to sit on.

The three cards make a lovely set or each as a nice Thank you, Birthday, or just Hello card for someone.


I also looked at these 'Thistles'

Thistles

and imagined our niece sitting in a field of wildflowers

'Precious Grin'


I started by stamping some twigs and leaves towards the bottom of the white cardstock, added some misting - and the title


The Thistles were misted then a pinch of 'Flower Soft'


You know those flowers with long wires? They are easy to twist into a leaf shape - have you done this before?


How beautiful are the Dragonflies wings!! I've swiped some ink across and the body has a coat of glossy accents - simple!



And some of you might be getting children ready to start back at school, or maybe they already are  or perhaps you are like me and have 30 years, over 3 children to catch up on!! 
However I still procrastinate as this is our niece! 

'School photo' layout Tutorial


I used the width of my ruler to make a border on a piece of A4 gloss card




I then used the chipboard 'scraps' to make a border - 


I sprayed the frame with gesso - 


Then misted with a few different Green and Yellow
shades to give a little colour - 


When it had dried a rubbed the surface over with a Green ink pad - 


Then added a bunch of colour co-ordinated embellishments to fill in the gaps - 


Little brads, seed beads, tags and a title of SMILE..


It's quite a long post so, 
you get a gold star for making to the end - Thank you!!
Be sure to check the blog for more inspiration,
Alison xx

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10 comments:

  1. That frame from left overs is OFF-THE-CHATTS clever Alison!!😱😍 .... absolutely beautiful cards ❤❤❤

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    1. Thank you Kelly-ann - seems a shame to throw it away?

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  2. Beautiful cards and layouts! LOVE what you have done with the chipboard pieces! Using the extra bits for the frame is a great idea! I try to use every little piece of my papers and often find myself creating what I call "bits n pieces" creations! It is amazing how much you can do with the little bits!! TFS!

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    1. Thank you Barbara, sometimes the Bits & Pieces cards are my favourites!!

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  3. Hey Alison just adorable and CLEVER as usual... LOVE all the crackle on the cards and the use if 'scraps' and leftovers. Oh and btw 'gold star' for me too xxx

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    1. Thanks Mazz - I've been digging into the stash, found the crackle paint and flower soft... everything old is new again? lol
      I have a gold star in my pocket for you xx

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  4. Hey Alison just adorable and CLEVER as usual... LOVE all the crackle on the cards and the use if 'scraps' and leftovers. Oh and btw 'gold star' for me too xxx

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  5. Love the cards and am going to try making the flower stalk leaf. Didn't know you coulld spray gesso but the effect is great. Love your work. The thistles look amazing with the flower soft too.

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    1. Thank you Chris - I like to make use of the wire, and have adhere some green paper behind for effect, you can even colour PVA style glue and allow to dry inside the wire (snip off any excess with scissors), heaps of ideas!!

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  6. Love the cards and am going to try making the flower stalk leaf. Didn't know you coulld spray gesso but the effect is great. Love your work. The thistles look amazing with the flower soft too.

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