Monday, August 26, 2013

Dance Layout

Today, I'm sharing a bright and colourful layout using two pieces of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs Chipboard!  The design of this layout was inspired by the August Sketch challenge on Graphic 45's Facebook page.The picture, which I took while on my honeymoon, is just ideal for the Graphic 45 "Bohemian Bazaar" collection papers.
There are lots and lots of layers on this layout incorporating the Graphic 45 papers, postcard cutouts, tags & pockets and stickers. I also added lots of bling around the page to embellish the flower and flourish designs in the papers.
I needed a way to make the photo really stand out on these bright/busy papers - so the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard frame was a perfect embellishment to enhance the photo! 
I also used an Imaginarium Designs border to anchor the bottom of the layout and balance all the heavy layering at the top. I just love the coordinated border and frame together!
The chipboard elements were first painted with gesso to get a smooth, white base. I then used Faber-Castell Gelatos in Margarita Mix and Gold and rubbed them onto the chipboards with my fingers. Finally, to lighten the effect and reveal some of the white base, I rubbed a finger moistened with water over the chipboards.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Anna Frame - IDFR0013

LongSwirlyFlourish - IDFL0005

Other Materials Used:  Scraps of Darkness July Kit - Patterned Paper - Graphic 45 "Bohemian Bazaar" - Lap of Luxury, Kaleidoscope, Vivid Splendor, Opulent Sunset, Dazzling Delights, and Stickers and Tags & Pockets; Bo Bunny Blossoms  - Buttercup Zinnia; Faber Castell Gelatos - Margarita Mix & Gold; Queen & Co. Rhinestones - Orchid.
Supplies from my stash: Bazzill Basics Self Adhesive Jewels - Multi-Colour; ProArt Gesso; Leaves; Memory Tape Runner XL; Aleene's Tacky Glue.

That is it for me today - I hope you liked my layout. Also, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some fantastic Imaginarium Designs Chipboard! 


  1. Oh wow this is stunning, those papers are perfect for your exotic photo, and the chipboard frame makes a wonderful feature around your photo too...beautiful layout!

  2. Oh wow, I just love the tropical colours and fun patterns in your lay-out. Such an amazing page!

  3. Amazing layout!! So wonderful colors!!

  4. Love the layout, beautiful work with the chippies!!

  5. Love the picture and how you framed it Sarah!Amazing colours and layers...