Friday, March 24, 2017

March inspiration by Tanya

Hello everybody!
Tanya here ;)
I prepare for you some inspiration layouts!
It is a LO for my darling friend)
 This chippboard is covere with glitter
And glaze:

And another LO , with mixed media accents

Again black glaze for chipboard

 And gold acrylic paint

Thank you so much for your visit today!
Have a great day! 

Фото Imaginarium Designs.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Some of my Favourite things by Sue Smyth

Dragon Egg Trinket Box
Altered Record and 
Glasses case 
By Sue Smyth 

Hi Bloggers
This time I found a neat little wooden box at Kmart so
of course had to alter it.
I wanted to make it into a trinket box, but one 
that you could imagine being found in 
a Gothic castle or find a dragons egg inside like 
a jewel.

Inside I wanted an egg, made with the same
egg shell that I used to decorate the top.

The base and top are ID chipboard frame
that has been embossed twice,
but I have also rubbed in a little coloured inka gold 
See below for a little tutorial 

Next is an altered Record, which I have been 
wanting to do for a while.
I wanted to paint my record and not keep the black surface.

Here I have painted the chipboard title with 
matt black spray paint, then I have rubbed
over an Art Alchemy wax called opal magic
it gives an iridescent glow over black 

Flowers have been spritzed with purple glimmer mist
but only in the centres, for a two tone look.

The agapanthus chipboard is painted with a moss paint 
system by plaid and then orange prills have
been adhered to the top with
dimensional magic.

The little birds I have altered to look
like faux cloisonne.
First paint with a thick layer of metallic paint or liquid pearls
then swirl a contrasting liquid pearl over top.
Use a toothpick to swirl it all over the surface.
It gives a look of cloisonne or enameling.

I have altered the background of the record after it was painted with gesso
with a stencil and green glitter paste.

Here is a little fun, I have altered my glasses case
As you know I love bugs ATM at least lol.
So I found a wonderful cicada trinket and decided 
to add it to my glasses case 
with the addition of some new ID chipboard

The chipboard is adhere directly to the glasses case with 
gel medium then I have painted the case 
black, then turquoise and then black again,
Rub over with gold paint, then rub over the 
Art Alchemy opal magic for that 
purplish shine.

I have adhered pearls strips and some odd metal hinges 
to the sides for detail.

And of course it still works and is practical too.

Mini Tutorial on Dragon Trinket box 

To make the feet, I have used large glass beads,
then inserted a toothpick into them and 
glued them in place, Set them aside to dry.
Then poke holes in the base, thread in 
the toothpick and trim off the excess
adhere in place with glue.

Decorate the sides with pearls and die cuts 
for texture, adhere down with gel medium.

Now for the top, adhere egg shell with a layer 
of texture paste, I find it holds the egg shell better
than just gel medium.

Adhere plastic trim to the lid edge with 
gel medium 

I like to paint the inside with black spray paint 
to hide any paint spills and splots.

Once the egg shell is dry and painted with 
teal dylusion paint, I have rubbed 
in turquoise, purple and cobalt inka gold
for a lustrous peacock look.

Emboss both of the frames, twice then adhere to top and 
bottom of box.
And add the crystal knob as a handle and of course 
some trinkets and pearls as pictured.

I hope you have enjoyed this months projects 
and keep an eye out for next time 

Happy Crafting 

Monday, March 20, 2017

March Inspiration- Sandi Spink

Hi everyone, Sandi here back to share with you all what I've been having fun creating using our wonderful Imaginarium Design Chipboard.

My first project piece is my 'Autumn' inspired tag.
I collect cardboard boxes and use it for cutting out my tags and to lift embellishments and photos on my layouts to provide depth to my creations. I apply mixed media, assorted papers and embellishments in conjunction with 'Lindys Stamp Gang' inks and sprays to decorate my cardboard tags. The chippie was sprayed with white gesso and then painted with Lindy Stamp Gang inks and the butterfly then lightly embossed as well.

  Imagination Design chipboard I used on this project include:

IDT0014 4 small butterflies

Isobel lower case IDA0010
Madison flourish IDFL0019

 My second project was created in my handmade journal book.
Using 'Lindys Stamp Gang' sprays, black watercolour pencil and book pages with a mix of Imaginarium Alphabet chippie.
I glued  the chipboard Alpha mix and then covered each piece with torn book pages using matte transparent media. When dry I sprayed ink into a palette and using a spray bottle filled with water and a large water loaded brush  added the spray ink onto the page in layers drying in between.
The 2 page journal page was segmented using a black watercolour pencil and shading the lines with water giving them the look of eight sections.

Imagination Design chipboard I used on this project include:

Isobel lower case IDA0010

Lower case (18 on a card) IDALC0001A

code IDW0094 #instagram etc.

My last creation is a layout 'Coffee Break' is celebrating the time I love sharing with my children, a day out shopping and having  time to sit, chat and a coffee together.
I used 'Lindy Stamp Gang' inks watered down on the outer plastic sleeve that the chipboard is packaged in. I chose a large sleeve as I wanted to make circles that resembled coffee cup base stains. 
With a mix of acrylic paints and Lindy's I was able to match the colours and pattern from the paper to the chevrons arrow chipboard pieces.

Imagination Design chipboard I used on this project include:

Loolabelles Chevrons 1 IDDL0020

IDD0046 Loolabells's callours 4 in a board
My favourite travel photos IDW0061

Thanks for visiting and I hope we have inspired you to try out some new ideas and create with our amazing Imaginarium Design Chipboard.
 Hope to see you again soon.  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March Projects - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page and a double project life page to share with you made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard. These are all from recent classes I taught at Seriously Scrapbooking. 

Firstly I have Week 27 2016 for my "Schultz Family 2016" Project Life Album.
Here is a close up of the LHS. I've used the Simple Stories "Happy" PL pack for many of the cards and embellishments on these pages. I love using packs/mini packs/kits - they take the guesswork out of Pocket page scrapbooking and limit your supplies and thus make the decision making process simpler!
I've customised some white cards by splattering with Prima Watercolor Confections "Tropicals", I love these pan paints!! I've used the same paints to paint the chipboard embellishments. 
Here is a close up of the RHS. 
I've cut 4 of 2" x 2" white cards and painted each a different coordinating colour. I've used the same colours to paint each of the chipboard hearts. 

Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Nats hearts 1 : code IDD0042
Loolabelles love arrows : Code IDD0030
Small butterfly : code IDS0001

4 small butterflys : code IDT0014

Loolabelles chevrons #2: Code IDDL0022

Next I have a scrapbook page to share
I've customised my background by splattering with Prima Watercolor Confections "Tropicals" across the page. I've used a red, lime green and mustard yellow. The more water you use the larger the paint splats!! I've used the same paints to paint the chipboard embellishments. 

The patterned papers are from the My Minds Eye "Hello Gorgeous" collection. I've added strips along the left hand side and matted a range of sized papers under my photos.   
I've also used a pack of stickers from the same "Hello Gorgeous" collection. There are 2 different alphas and a range of other embellishment shapes - they are so pretty!! I've used a selection of the alphas and a chipboard word to create my title. 

Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Nats hearts 1 : code IDD0042
capture moment smile : Code IDW0076

All of my photos have been printed on an Epson XP-600 
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx