Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Layout, A Card, A Canvas & A Tutorial - Oh My!

Sarah here with lots to share this month! A layout, a card, a canvas AND a tutorial!
Perfect 10
First up is my layout, entitled "Perfect 10". I've been meaning to scrap a picture of my son's precious little baby feet for years (he is nearly 3) - and finally got it done with this layout! Is there anything cuter than tiny baby toes!?
I used half of the Criss-Cross Frame and did some trimming of the Cross-Hatch Heart and Lou's heart shapes to frame the picture and embellish the layout. I was so happy with how the chipboard pieces on this layout turned out - an experiment gone right (trust me I've had a lot go wrong....). First, I painted the chipboard with black acrylic paint, then I splattered them with watered down gesso, and, finally, I rubbed them with three different colours of gelatos to get the multi-toned effect.
Here are some more close-ups of the ID chipboard pieces!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Criss Cross Frame - IDDL0008

Cross Hatch with Centre Heart - IDDL0009

Lou's Heart Shapes - IDDL0015

Main Letter Set - Upper Case - Small - IDA0006

Numbers - IDN0001

Other Materials Used:  Patterned Paper - 13 Arts "Frosted Life" Collection - Found Sky, Cold Wall, Found in the Sky; Gelatos - Buttercream, Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso; Folk Art Acrylic Paint - Black; Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Template - Cubist; Flowers - Prima(?); Cheesecloth; Aleene's Tacky Glue; 3D Foam Adhesive
New Baby Card
For my second project, I made a card for a friend who just had a beautiful little baby girl. Now, I am usually not a card maker. . . as in I never, ever make them - but she is a very special friend who I wanted to create something special for, so here it is! 
I used the "New Baby" sentiment and treated it with a mixture of two colours of Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder (Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick). 
I also used the mini-birdcage and treated it with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo.

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
New Baby - IDW0016

Bird Cage - Small - IDT0019

Other Materials Used: Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny "Little Miss" Collection - Cut-Outs, Little Miss Alice; Bo Bunny Little Miss Brads; Bo Bunny Little Miss Cardstock Stickers; Bo Bunny Doilies - Medium and Small; Recollections Mulberry Paper Flowers; Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Pearl White; Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink; Tim Holtz Distess Embossing Powders - Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo; Aleene's Tacky Glue; 3D Foam Adhesive; Glue Dots.


My third project for today is a mixed-media mini-canvas - it also happens to be the first canvas I've ever done. It is a gift for my friend - to go along with the card above!
For the chipboards on this canvas, I used a watercolour method that I am calling "marbled watercolouring" and I've put together a little photo-tutorial for you on how I accomplished the treatment on the letters.

Here are a few more close-ups of the chipboard pieces on the canvas!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Capital Letters - IDAUC0001

Jessica Flourish - IDFL0014

Other Materials Used: Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny "Little Miss" Collection - Little Miss, Little Miss Alice, Little Miss Jamayka; Bo Bunny Little Miss Cardstock Stickers; Bo Bunny Little Miss Petals; Bo Bunny Little Miss Buttons; Bo Bunny Vicky B. Trinket; The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Template - Mini Chicken Wire Reversed; Golden Light Molding Paste; Mod Podge (Matte); Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso; Artist's Loft Watercolour Pan Paints; Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents; Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Bitty Blossoms; Darice Glass Pearls;  Cheesecloth; Aleene's Tacky Glue; 3D Foam Adhesive; Glue Dots.

That is it for me today - I hope you enjoyed my projects and tutorial. I'll have more details on these projects on my blog over the next week. Also, don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard!


  1. Gosh, each one of your projects is so beautiful! I love the feminine feel to them!

  2. These are so very special and they look so beautiful.

  3. So very pretty, I love how you altered the chippies!!

  4. Loved your tutorial, gorgeous projects too!