Sunday, January 13, 2019

Introducing The Queen of Shabby/Vintage that is ...

Hello Everyone
So the farewells are finally over. A few of our design team have moved on and I wish them all the best. Now over the next few days I will be welcoming the ladies staying on. I will so be letting you know how to apply to be on our design team.
First up is Sonia Thomason.
Sonia has been with us for a couple of years now, and I am her biggest fan. I love her shabby chic style and her vintage projects are just beautiful. I was so please when Sonia confirmed she was remaining on the team, I would hate to loose her.

I asked her to tell us about herself.  Here is what she has to say.

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be returning on the Imaginarium Designs team for 2019! This has been such an inspiring team to be part of - the products are absolutely fabulous to work with and the team are just the most delightful and talented group of ladies.

 
So a bit about me, I have been crafting for 14 years after discovering scrapbooking at a Creative Memories Party which I had gone to in order to have a little break from having a one year old at home. Little did I know what that afternoon would lead to! It's wonderful to have a hobby that has enabled me to have so many amazing experiences. I have taught at Papercraft Expo, been part of numerous Design Teams and was a Scrapbook Memories Master in 2016.


I have been married to Kym for 24 years and have two daughters - Alex is 15 and Isabella is 13 (both of whom are growing up way too fast!).
My scrapbooking style is best described as shabby chic with a bit of vintage and mixed media thrown in for good measure. I like to play with new techniques and then use them in a way that fits my style. Pinks and blues are my favourite tones for layouts and you might notice a tag or two - I love them!!!
So here are a few of my favourite Imaginarium Designs projects from the past year:
I look forward to sharing projects with you at Imaginarium Designs in 2019. I can't wait to see what Jane has lined up for products this year and my fingers are itching to get playing!
Happy crafting
Sonia x


As Sonia has said - she likes a touch of mixed media on her layouts and projects. This is a great example of this.


Again another example of mixed media on a layout, what a beautiful photo of Sonia's two girls.



This one is just lovely, Sonia has used textured pastes and mists on her layout.


Stunning photo on a stunning layout - so many techniques  on show here. Sonia is an expert at clustering bits and pieces on her work. Here she has used them to create a frame partly around her photos.



Sonia often does tags  and I always love them. I like miniature bits and pieces and these tick all the boxes for me.



Again another tag, this time it is framed, just waiting to be hung in the perfect spot.


This was my favourite Sonia project for 2018, I just blew me away when Sonia shared it on the blog. Each of these tags are only about 2 1/2 inches high, so many beautiful details on each tag.

 
So not only is Sonia an expert at layouts and off the page projects - she also makes the most amazing cards. Sonia is just the most talented all arounder scrapbooker I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Her attention to detail is amazing and her work is always of a high standard. Everything is beautifully finished off. Her eye for colour is flawless - everything always matches and just looks perfectly balanced. It shows her real skill as this is not an easy thing to achieve constantly as Sonia does.
I can't wait to see what she has in store for us this year.
Thanks so much Sonia for staying with us, I would be lost without your support and inspiration.
I will be welcoming another team member in a day or two.
Jane
 

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