Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sandie .....

Good morning

This morning I have some beautiful work from our DT member Sandie Edwards to show you

Beautiful Girl Layout

Imaginarium Designs “Beautiful Girl” (IDP0009) and “Mirrored Bracket” (IDFR0005).
Papers: Kaisercraft Collection “With Love”, “You & Me”, “Falling For You”, and “Sticker Sheet”. 
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Glam “Espresso Bean”.
Ranger: “Walnut Stain” Distress Ink, Distress Tool, “Vintage Photo” Distress Stain.
Craft Supply: Shimmer Fabric, Silk Ribbon (Hand-dyed), Antique Lace, DMC Thread.
Adhesives: X-Press It Double Sided Tape, Memory Book Glue Dots, and Foam Squares.
Prima Marketing: Flowers & Bird Nest
Cheery Lynn Designs: die “Queen Anne’s Lace”.
Sizzix: Bigshot
Sewing Machine
For this layout I used the Imaginarium Designs words ‘Beautiful Girl’ (IDP0009) and the ‘Mirrored Bracket’ (IDFR0005), painting both in several coats of ‘Vintage Photo’ distress stain.  I wanted the chipboard to stand out a little more, so a coat of ‘Espresso Bean’ Glimmer Glam was applied.  The Glimmer Glam is so perfect for the chipboard elements, adding the most glorious shimmer, enriching and enhancing the colour used beneath.  

Love You Both So Much Layout:
Imaginarium Designs “4 small butterflies” (IDT0014), “Love You” (ID0026), “Capital Letters” (IDAUC0001), “Lower Case Letters” (IDALC0001) & “Main Letter Set Lower Case” (IDA0005).
Ranger: “Stormy Sky” & “Walnut Stain” Distress Inks, “Clear Rock Candy” crackle paint.
Craft Supply: White Guipure Lace & Motif, Satin Ribbon, Silk Ribbon (hand-dyed), Vintage Buttons, Pearl and Flower Beads, Flower Stamens, DMC thread, and Distress Tool.
Adhesives: Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, X-Press It Double Sided Tape, Memory Book Glue Dots, and Foam Squares.
Paint: Jo Sonja – White Gesso, Jo Sonja – Matt Varnish
Papers: The Scrap Cake from Collections “Spring Awakening”, 12 X 12 and 7 X 12, and “The Brighter Side of Life” 12 X 12.  Cardstock.

The words of this layout say it all.  The photograph was taken in 1970, of my Grandmother and brother Paul, both who are no longer with us.  I tend to often do hidden journaling, as I’m not too fussed on my own hand-writing, and frightened I will ruin my layout with silly errors. The photograph was not in wonderful condition, but I felt compelled to create a page, as it is such a beautiful photograph, and one that always makes me smile. 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard has the most perfect words/phrases, for so many occasions. If you cannot find the phrase or a word you require, the best part is making up your own using the “Upper and Lower Case Lettering” of varying sizes.
For my layout, the ‘Love You’ (ID0026) phrase, ‘Capital Letters’ (IDAUC0001), ‘Lower Case Letters’ (IDALC0001) , and ‘Main Letter Set - Lower Case’ (IDA0005) were all base coated in Gesso. All lettering was further coated in a medium thickness of ‘Rock Candy’, crackle paint.  When completely dry, several light coats of ‘Stormy Sky’ distress ink, was applied and massaged into the fine cracks left by the crackle paint using my finger. I find applicators do not get the ink into the cracks well enough, so coloured fingers is well and truly part of me! ‘Walnut Stain’ distress ink was applied very lightly to all edges of the lettering, using a cotton bud (better control for colouring, especially small lettering).
The butterflies from the ‘4 small butterflies’ pack (IDT0014) were also base coated in Gesso, and then a very light brush of Stormy Sky distress ink applied. A light coat of Matt Varnish was applied to seal the butterflies.
Thanks so very much Sandie for these gorgeous pages!

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  1. I wasn't sure where to leave a comment here or in the previous post. So I left a comment in both. I love your chipboards, and I'm a big fan!! I had already become a member when I saw this post so I put the badge on my blog and liked you on facebook. Good luck to you guys!! I really feel your company will greatly succeed!! here is my blog!! I hope you become my followers too!!
    I'd love to design for you some day!! thank you for the chance to win these great products!!! I hope I win!!

  2. Wow Sandie, both your projects are totally amazing, these two layouts are so gorgeous. Love the lace and what you did to those chippies :) love them :)

  3. OMG!!! SANDIE .. THESE ARE FANTASTIC !!breathtaking in fact , so much beautiful detail ..... stunning work xoxxo

  4. Sandie, I'm with Heather, these are just breathtakingly beautiful, layers of beauty!!!!!

  5. beautiful !! amazing !!!

  6. Absolutely Stunning - Love the treatment on the letters on the 2nd LO!

  7. I love the crackle on the chipboard! I love to use it on my lo too!! it looks so fantastic

  8. Stunnng work with lots of cool details!

  9. Hi Sandie - feel so priviledged to have seen these in real life as well as here on the blog. Your work is amazing and Imaginarium is so blessed to have you on their design team (as too are we :) )

  10. thanks ladies for all your lovely comments, brought a big smile!