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.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Welcome to a new year with Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.

Hi everyone, it's great to be back to share some more of my art and to inspire you to try some new ideas. 


Over the Christmas break I looked at my beautiful family and realised how much my girls have grown up. With these thoughts in mind I went searching for some old and new photos. 

The chipboard pieces I used on this layout were painted with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint 'Lime', 'Magenta' and 'Lemon' because of their vibrant colours and great coverage. The paper and die-cut elements  I used were from '7 Dots Studio: Peeled Paint' collection. The cheese cloth was dyed with Lindys Stamp Gang inks and the ephemera behind the photos were old Australian children's story magazines.

The chipboard I used on this layout were:
Chris small arrows and shapes board. IDDC0001
Circle border 8 inch IDB0008
All grown up IDP0027

My second share is a magical moment between an Auntie and her niece; my daughter and my beautiful grand daughter 6yrs ago. I just love the beach and sea, the colours on a summers day are glorious and one of my favourite shades of blue. 

The background was created by using a roller to spread Dina Wakley Turquoise and Sky acrylic paints over the white cardstock with a thinned white paint dripped down the centre of the colours. The chipboard was painted with matching colours from the photo with the heart being painted in Magenta and blue hemp cord to frame the photo. The square frame piece behind the photo is cut from the 'Travel shots' chipboard piece.

IDP0196 Sun sky sea sand
Lous heart shapes IDD0070
My favourite travel photos IDW0061


The third and last piece I'd like to share is a little different where it doesn't physically have chipboard attached onto it's surface instead I used it as stencils and stamps. I needed another art pouch to hold my Dina Wakley paints so I thought I'd make it uniquely mine.

Using my Dina Wakley paints I rubbed different colours over the surface allowing each to dry so I didn't accidentally end up with brown instead of these vibrant colours. Using the cutout section of the heart, crosses and arrow chipboard I used a makeup sponge to add colours. Adding thinned black and white paint in a fine tipped squeezy bottle around the shapes and in scribble writing adds depth and definition to the finished pouch.

IDDL0015 Lous heart shapes
Loolabelles Freaky IDDOO50
Loolabelle's nested Arrows IDDL0018
Nats hearts 1 IDD0042
Loolobelle's nested hexagons IDD0017

It was great sharing my first creations for the year and I'm looking forward to seeing every ones creations this year with our amazing Imagination Designs.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas over at Scrapbooking Top 50.


Wow where has the year gone!!!

Well this is our last challenge for the year and we are something a little different this year for our December mood board. 


We also have a secret Santa surprise.

Here is my creation inspired by our mood board:

When I saw this new paper range by DeeDee Catron of 7 Dots Studios I knew I had to have it, 'Northern lights' was perfect with its mix of grunge colours and old world style paper print, the stickers and diecuts gave a pop to my page with it's vibrant splashes of colour. I love using water colours and used my new brights to colour my 'Feather', 'Arrow', and 'Clock' Imaginarium Designs Chipboard and the most amazing Fiona Paltridge feather stamps. Smeared over and splattered on the paper, under and around my elements are another new purchase, my vibrant Diana Wakely acyrlic paints.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a scrapping good new year with lots of time to relax and create.