Sunday, 5 August 2018

Purple is the Imaginarium Design Challenge for August.

Hi everyone, hope everyone has been having a great time crafting since we talked last.
This month the challenge was using the purple colour which in it's self is a challenge for me as I don't own much purple scrapping supplies. But that's what's what it's about isn't it 'A Challenge'.

My first project I'd like to share is an old salad server that I thought I could up-cycle. 

Firstly I painted the spoon with 'Prima Metallique Dark Velvet ' and whilst it dried I prepared the layered addition. The Imaginarium Design pieces and flowers were painted with a selection of paints with a variety of shades of purple. The 'Tag' piece was covered with a contrasting coloured paper and then stamped and white gesso added. The metal flowers had purple tints added and with additions of hessian, black wire thread, brass embellishments, paper and splats of white gesso. To attach the sections together I packed the spoon section with layers of cardboard glued together. 

IDFL0017 Wrought iron embellishment B

Kerry flourish tiny IDT0026
Five tags in a board IDS0064

My second share is a layout using Alpha's and stencils.

Using my new 13@rts watercolour palette I sprayed water and made a wash of colour onto the page and then painted a selection of alpha's and attached the individual pieces as a background to my paper layers.  The words 'awesome' and 'adventure' were also painted using the same watercolour paint. When the background wash was dry I mixed some red and blue 13@arts acrylic paint to make purple then using a  makeup sponge I sponged over the 'cross stencil'. Using a variety of papers torn into pieces and some die cuts, I made two stacks of papers, a small and a large. The final pieces I added to my layout included the titles, painted brackets, brass clock face and purple painted twine.   

Crosses Stencil IDMM006


IDW0094 #instagram etc.

 I love making cards for my family and friends and so I though that I would make one for a close friend who's birthday is coming up. 

 On this card I wanted vibrant colour so I used Distress Oxides and a small applicator to rub on Wilted Violet and Abandoned Coral. When covered I used the same method of rubbing but instead over the 'Heart stencil'  and over the 'Love frame' with the Wilted Violet. Black Archival ink used with a script stamp added depth to the background and was also used to cover the 'Best wishes'. Adding a coat of Glossy Accents glue gave it shine and more depth. The flower chippie was covered with silver Versa Color ink as was butterfly which I used a variety of Metallic Melts from Tinby. 
Flowers, a feather, white correction ink to trace some of the hearts and a drawn border were added to the card to build layers to complete the card.

Best wishes 6 in a board IDP0085

Heart Stencil IDMM001
IDT0014 4 small butterflies

Loolabelles Cherries IDD0068

 Love Heart Frame (NEW)

Thanks for popping over to catchup again and see the great art that can be made with Imaginarium Designs. Happy creating.


Friday, 13 July 2018

It's Orange in July with Imaginarium Designs

Hi everyone, If you're in my neck of the woods I hope you are keeping warm. Brrrr it's been so cold.
I'd love to share another of my Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Orange in July creations.

I love photograph and on my holidays last November my goal was to get a photo through my glass ball of the spectacular sunsets over Lake Bonny at Barmera. Can tick that one off my bucket list. Since then I have brought a high quality lensball and am looking forward to doing more photos like this one.

The background was created by sprinkling Lindy's Stamp Gang Oktoberfest Orange Magical Shaker and spraying water liberally over the area moving the page so produces runs. I created a stack of paper with a touch of orange and green which connects the photo to the background. I used a variety of stamps including stamps from VivaLasVadaStamps and Australian artists Fiona Paltridge and Bipasha Bk. The words were made from individual Alpha chippies and the alphas, mumbers and twigs were painted in black acrylic paint.

IDFL0013 twigs
IDN0001 Numbers 38 per page

Thanks for popping over and I hope I've inspired some of you to have a try at something new. 
See you next time.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Imaginarium Designs- July is the month of Orange.

Hi everyone hope you all have been able to spend time doing lots of art rugged up warm if you have been in freezing cold weather like us. July is the month of orange and is my favourite colour; I'd love to share with you some of my latest creations using this warming colour.

My first creation is a layout of friends meeting up over the fence. I used my scrapping buddie Fiona Paltridge's stamps from Aall&create stamping them on white cardstock and painted them with 13@rts.

 The orange section of my first creation was made on a gelli plate with acrylic paints and stencils on deli paper. I tore a wide strip and applied it to white card stock with a small strip of 7Dots paper attached onto one side. The next layer consisted of a old dress making pattern stamped with a range of foliage stamps with  black Archival ink.
The Imaginarium Design Chipboard I used on this layout included the fence, foliage and Hello title. The fence was painted with black acrylic paint, the foliage was painted with a mix of green, brown and orange water colours by Dina Wakley and the Hello was painted with the Dina Wakley's acrylic Tangerine. I finished off the look with handpainted brambling roses along the chipboard foliage.

New chipboard border piece
fence/Train Track border IDB0006
Hello (Four in a board) IDW0102
New Chipboard piece

The second creation is a birthday card I have made for a very close friend.

White cardstock is perfect to sprinkle Lindy's magicals onto and spray with water, it gives a striking background to build on. I used the Imaginarium  Designs heart stencil and used a makeup sponge to dab over it with Dina Wakley acrylic tangerine. I traced around each heart with a white correction ink pen. I painted the border piece with black and green paint and then painted over with a mix of perfect pearl and water. The best wishes chipboard phrase was painted black and placed on a stack of kaisercraft papers. The card was finished off with a painted heart topped with perfect pearls and an edging of black pen scribble lines.

New Chipboard Border
Heart Stencil IDMM001
Nats hearts 1 IDD0042
Best wishes 6 in a board IDP0085

I was given a beautiful candle by a dear friend, the box it was in was perfect for recycling into a gift box to give my own present back to this friend this birthday.

I first painted the box with tangerine and lime green using white gesso to dry brush over the dried acrylic paint. Using a makeup sponge I sponged more tangerine over the Imaginarium Kate stencil. When was all was dry I used my Kaisercraft script stamp with black Archival Ink to stamp all over the box. I made a stack of papers, embellishments, flowers and hessian threads. The best wishes phrase was painted with Dina Wakley umber paint and the cross hatch and sections of the new border chippie was stamped with silver ink and Tinby silver metallic melts applied. Gluing the pieces and paper stack was the last step to finish off the box.

New Chipboard Border
Cross Hatch IDD0056
Best wishes 6 in a board IDP0085
Kate Stencil IDMM005

Thanks for taking the time to come and catchup with me and the Imaginarium Design team to see our latest creations. We all love sharing the different ways for you to use this wonderful product.
See you soon.