Friday, June 1, 2018

Colour of the Month for June Is.....

Hello Everyone
It's the 1st of June and the 1st day of Winter for us here in Australia. Winter is the perfect time to catch up on your scrapbooking and I have three wonderful projects to inspire you. 
So our colour of the month is Black and White. (Although as Sue Smyth told me both black and white are not colours as such). Everyone has a black and white photo so I hope you all  get on board and bombards me with projects for our monthly challenge.  
Our black and white collage is made up of photos taken at an engagement and three weddings. Sounds like a title for a movie!
Top left photo was taken at my nephew's wedding and is of the 2 year old flower girl.
Bottom Left photo is of my fourth daughters wedding shoes.
Top right photo was taken at my eldest daughters wedding.
Middle right photo is my eldest daughter and her partner celebrating their engagement.
Bottom right photo is of my brothers button hole at his sons wedding.

So the idea is - that you create a project or layout using our "Colour of the Month". You then send it to me by the 24th of the month. It needs to have our chipboard on it to be eligible to enter. I will show your project on our blog and you will have the chance to win one of two $50 bundles of chipboard.  I will also choose 2 people who have left comments on facebook or our blog to win $30 bundles of chipboard.
You need to email me at
with your photos of your project and if you want to add some information on your project, I can include these as well. If you have trouble then just ring me on 0416053688
So to get us started, I have some wonderful projects from our amazing design team.
First up is Sue Smyth.

Sue has made us a stunning tag. I just love all the bits and pieces she has managed to fit on her tag without it looking too much, her background is just amazing.
Here is what Sue has to say about her tag.
I love black and white as a colour theme, but did you realize that both black and white are not colours as such. Black is the absence of light (void, night) and white is the presence of light (sunshine and light) That is why they go with every other colour in the spectrum...every other colour can turn into either black or white, by either adding or subtracting light!!!
Now for my tag, I have first built texture by adding negatives of chipboard, and painted it all black. Then I have layered elements to the side of the tag in a cluster, again they are painted black. Then I have used my favourite thing at the moment and that is Art Alchemy waxes, this time I used the opal (royal robes) and Vintage gold. they really pick up fine detail.

Lastly I have added some fussy cut butterflies from my new Artsy Treasures range, it is great to have butterflies that you can cut out that match anything. And to add my white, just a few flicks is all it takes. Which again shows you that white is a very strong colour to compete with all that black...I like how the butterflies kind of get lost in the white flecks and you have to search for them, as in real life ..

IDP0018 Moment in Time

IDS0066 Moroccan Shape with Cut out Attached.

I just love Sue's thought process behind her tag and the way she describes how she has made it.
It really is stunning isn't it. I wish we could see it in real time as  I am sure it would look even better. Photo's don't always do justice to Sue's work.
Thanks again Sue for another one of your amazing off the page projects.

Next up is Wendy Duwakin.
Wendy is my favourite card maker. I just love seeing what she has made for us.
This month she has done a card and matching box.

I love the black and white theme of her card and the touch of pink is just perfect.
Here is what Wendy has to say about her card.

For the Black & White Theme this month I have created a card with a matching gift box! This is my favourite colour combinations and I wanted to show you the two different finishes with the chipboard.  

For the phrase I have inked it with a white pigment ink pad and embossed it with white embossing powered but I didn't create a full shiny finish more of a mottled look. To do this you only need to heat the powder until it is just melted rather than heating it until it is smooth.

I have used a chipboard corner and inked it with black soot distress ink. I just tucked it above my ABC strip. The other piece of chipboard was also inked with black soot distress ink. I used one of Denise's circle flourish and tucked it under my flowers.

IDD0029 Denise's Circle Flourish

IDC003 Corners with Four Circles

For the hearts I have done a base coat of heavy gesso and then inked them with the white pigment ink pad. I then sprayed them with Tattered Angels white chalkboard spray. The other pieces of chipboard have just been inked with Distress Ink in Black Soot.

 IDD0070 Lou's Heart Shapes

 Wendy has really made two elegant projects for us this month. I love the layering on her card and the touch of pink is just beautiful. Her box is also stunning and the silver glitter star just adds the right amount of sparkle.
Thank you Wendy for sharing your projects with us.

Lastly I have a double layout from Nat May.
Nat has been traveling all over the country and so I am going to share a layout she did for us a while ago.

Nat taught this layout at an "All Day Scrap for Seriously Scrapbooking.  I just love the layering she has done on her page. She has used a heap of our chipboard to create points of interest around her photos. She used Lindy's stamp Gang sprays to colour her chipboard. Nat has chosen to do this layout on her husband - it is a perfect male double layout.

IDD0052 Loolabelles Frame.

IDD0077 Loolabelles Chevrons #2.

IDS0062 Clock and Compass.
IDS0018 9 Cogs in a Board.
Thanks Nat for sharing and teaching this layout for us.
Have fun in Brisbane at the expo!

Hopefully the projects shown here inspire you to take our challenge - remember your project needs to be to me by the 24th of June to be in the running for one of our 2 $50 bundles of chipboard or just leave a comment here or on facebook and you could win one of 2 $30 bundles of chipboard.
thanks so much for looking


  1. thanks Jane, I will be taking the tag to the June show in brisbane for my display if anyone does want to see it

  2. Thanks for the inspiration. Imaginarium chipboard has so many uses. I’m looking forward to entering next months challenge using some of my amazing prize chipboard- Thankyou!