Friday, 13 April 2018

More Green Inspiration for April - Imaginarium Designs

Hi my scrapping friends,

Hoping you have all had a great Easter and not over indulged on chocolate like I no doubt have. We always camp on the Easter long weekend so for all of you that enjoy it as much as I do I hope you have been able to enjoy 'scamping' as I do (Scrapbooking whilst camping).

This months colour challenge is green. My inspiration came from taking my grandchildren to the local park and exploring the natural environment in the area.

Choosing the olive green from the 7Dots Paper I mixed some matching acrylic paint into transparent texture paste by Ranger and smeared it over the new Imaginarium Design 'Kate stencil' to add dimension the background. When dry I stamped some script in white over the page.
The 'All grown up' and '2015' chippie pieces were painted in blue acrylic to match the blue in the background paper and then added layers of die cut outs behind the photo and in the lower corner to balance the page.

Kate Stencil IDMM005

All grown up IDP007

Numbers. 38 per page IDN0001

Thanks for dropping by to see what I've been creating with Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, don't forget to checkout the other Design Team members amazing creations over at our Imaginarium Design Blog

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Imaginarium Design April Green Inspiration.

Hi everyone, it's my turn to share my monthly creations using our amazing Imaginarium Designs Products. This month our theme is green so I have tried to have a touch of green in my share today.

The first page I'd like to share is one of my handsome grandson, he loves riding bikes and posing for photos for his Nan.

I used acrylic paints from Dina Wakley to give the chipboard a mix of soft and vibrant colours with the brown gave the grungy boy playing look. I used the heart chipboard piece as a stamp and a off cut over the red arrows. The background was built up with stamping, paint writing and using one of our new stencils.


Crosses Stencil IDMM006
Loolobelle's Piechart and heart embellishments48 IDD0046
Lower case (18 on a card) IDALC0001A

Chevron Border 12 inch IDB0016

My second page is one of my glass ball photography pieces. I took this photo whilst camping and saw the light that was coming from the solar lights and it inspired me.

The background in this one is about the white space as much as the green Lindy's Stamp Gang vibrant powders which I used with water to cover the area as well with a sponge over a circle stencil. I used black Archival ink to stamp a range of stamps and the circle stencil behind the photo. The chipboard was covered with Versa ink in several colours.

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Nats bubbles Med IDD0037
Your smile lights up my life IDP2012

My third project is cardboard box I brought from Spotlight and thought would make a beautiful tricket box. 

This little box was first sealed with black gesso before adding layers of chipboard, resin embellishments, a glass bottle and a brass keys. I added layers of several different colour metallic waxes to bring out the depth and character.

Chase your dreams IDP0197

New Heart Frame.
New Flourish

I really enjoyed making these latest creations and I hope they have inspired you to take on the challenge of thinking outside the box or trying some new techniques or maybe working with white space. See you next month.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Teal Colour Challenge- Imaginarium Designs DT Inspiration

Hi scrapping friends

Over at Imaginarium Designs we are creating with one of my favourite colours 'Teal'.

The background to my journal page was created by gluing torn book pages into my journal and  rubbing teal, deep blue and white acrylic paint over the page with my fingers. To add more white I dipped string into white acrylic paint and placed it onto the page with a end hanging over edge, I then closed the book and pulled string out. The two flourishes were painted teal before cutting one in half. White paint was used with the new crosses stencil and a sponge to add crosses to the background, numbers were also added with black stamping of a numeral stamp set and chipboard dipped in white paint.  A white correction marker edged the crosses and numbers when they were dry. Other additions to the background included the stamping of a range of stamps including some houses and using a white waterbased pencil to trace around the flourishes and softened with some water.


Crosses Stencil IDMM006
IDN0001 Numbers 38 per page

Thanks for visiting to see my latest creation for Imaginarium Designs, don't forget to visit our blog regularly to see all our wonder design team members pieces of art they are creating to show you all.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

March Imaginarium Design Inspiration

Hi everyone,

Over at Imaginarium Designs our theme so I thought I'd put a touch of Teal tones into some of my March creations in this months share.

This month I was really excited about the new products and chipboard our design team is able to share with you. So when I found there was stencils I couldn't wait to use them. I had been wondering how I could use this photo I took of a knight participating in a jousting demonstration at our Kryal Castle visit a couple of years ago and seeing the new products ideas began to flow.

The background was created by using Texture Paste Translucent Matte by Ranger smeared over one of our new stencils from our 'Mallory Mask and Stencil set'. When dry I used lots of water and Lindys Magicals powders 'mad hatter mint' and 'tweedle dee demin' to make a water colour wash. The border was painted with a deep blue from Diana Wakley acrylics paints and the phrase words 'live each day with heart' with the same Lindy's 'mint'



Mallory Mask & Stencil set IDMM004

My second creation was another 12" x 12" layout, this time using the amazing 'Hazy Days' 7 Dots Studio papers designed by my wonderful friend Fiona Paltridge. Her papers were perfect to compliment the style of the chippie I chose for the photo to celebrate our daughters friendship and of the times spent together which were filled with love and laughter.

 I used Diana Wakley acrylics to add colour to my page, then painted the chipboard pieces in a 13@rts 'deep blue', to match a colour that I pulled from the paper.  Using Diana Wakley 'Tangerine' I sponged the colour over our new 'Hearts' stencil  to balance the orange of my daughters windcheater with the background paper. To finish off I used white and teal twine to frame the photo and tie the layers to the paint I added to the background.



Hearts Stencil IDMM001

I was wondering what I hadn't shared with you lately and realised when I went to my card stash I was out of luck, so here's a card to inspire you to make some for a card stash for those 'Quick I need a special card' moments we all have.

My cards' background was some paper I'd made using my gelli plate last year in of course my favourite colours glued onto white card stock with gel medium. Using some teal acrylic paint I sponged over our new 'Triangles' stencil, tracing around the edges with a black pen when dry. I used the left over negative of the 'Love live laugh' chipboard piece painted 'Teal' as my title, painting behind it in black made the words stand out, and hand painted acrylic dots in teal filled the sections o the words that were missing. To frame the title I cut the bottom of 'My favourite Holiday' photo section off and used the outer edge painted black for the frame. Adding some paper dies, arrows painted with graduating colour, a few yellow 'crosses' and a pen sketched line border around card edge pulled it all in together.


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Triangles Stencil IDMM002
My favourite Holiday Photos IDW0060
Loolabelles Freaky IDDOO50

Would love to see all of your projects with our new products and chipboard. Thanks for popping by and don't forget to check out the other amazing Design Team Members projects at Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Blog.