Monday, 20 November 2017

Imaginarium Designs November Creations

Hi everyone wow how the year is flying and it's time to share my months creations using our wonderful Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

My first creation is one that I made using our November Theme, black cardstock and white gesso giving the page a striking effect.

The first piece of chipboard I used I kept raw and stamped onto it with Distress ink, the Now arrow was covered with grey acrylic and the steam punk clock was covered with silver metallic melts from Tinby Designs.

Chris small arrows and shapes board. IDDC0001

Steam Punk Clock IDS0030

Dress IDS0007

Imaginarium Designs are sponsoring an amazing challenge over at Kraft+ this month, I am one of the guest designer this month to show case our wonderful chipboard. This is Kraft+ think BIG challenge and my big element was 'Larry the Lobster' at Kingston SE SA, the photo was taken on the day of my sisters wedding when we posed under Larry for some of the celebrationary photos, we love Kingston and took every opportunity to visit our grandparents at every opportunity.

My 12x12 Kraft page was rolled with red acrylic page before using black acrylic paint with a flower stencil over it. When dry I traced the flower sections with a white out pen. The ID chipboard was painted with black and white acrylic paint. The white painted chipboard was rubbed with silver metallic wax. The writing was done with 13@rts black acrylic paint in a fine tipped Fineliner and the large photo of Larry the Lobster with us those tiny spot at the base was framed with white wire.

Cross Hatch IDD0056

IDDL0015 Lous heart shapes

Loolabelles circular cross hatch IDD0025

My third and final share today is the November page in my Imaginarium Designs Journal I started in January. This is the last page in my Journal so stay tuned for my cover in December to complete my first year of growth as a design team member here at Imaginarium Designs.

The Live for today was painted with a coat of white acrylic paint and then painted with brilliant watercolours; jade and orange. The honeycomb chippie was primed with spray white gesso and then painted with orange watercolour. I used the 'Chase your dreams' chipboard as a mask spraying Dylusions white ink over the top of the words and then removing them to be used in another projects. the background was made by using my fingers to spread green, lime and yellow acrylic paint then dribbles of Jade watercolour paint.

Honeycombe 6x6 IDS0054
Chase your dreams IDP0197

Live for today IDP0179
It's great to be able to share with you my latest designs and hope you pop over to see all of our designers beautiful art work and Kraft+ to enter their challenge.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November Guest Designer at Kraft+

Over at Kraft+ this month the theme is Think BIG.

I love entering Kraft+ and their unique challenges and this one was a fun one to do.

Current Challenge

 Here is my take on this fantastic challenge:

My big element is 'Larry the Lobster' inclusion in my sisters wedding photos. Kingston SE SA is my mum's home town and Larry has always had a special place in our hearts. 

The Chipboard pieces I've used are:

 the big 'Mr & Mrs' IDP0189, 

'Cross Hatch' IDD0056,

 'Loolabelles circular cross hatch' IDD0025,

  'Lou's heart shapes' IDD0070,

and were painted with Prima Mica powder Gold Opal Magic or Black Gesso. 

I placed the photo and chipboard onto a background of red acrylic paint I had rolled onto my 12"x12" Kraft cardstock and stenciled flowers edged with a white-out pen  added over top the red. 

Thanks for popping by, hope I have inspired you to join in the fun this month over at Kraft +



Friday, 20 October 2017

Hi from Imaginarium Designs October

Hi everyone, Wow where is the year going!!!! Time is flying and it's my turn to share with you again my creations with our wonderful Imagination Designs Chipboard.

My first piece is my October ID Journal page. This is a page is of my beautiful grandchildren using old fashioned tin can phones in a photo shoot for their great grandpa who was entering a photo competition. 

The background was created using a variety of white, blue and green acrylic paints, stamping in gold acrylic and black StazOn, doodling done with a whiteout pen and black acrylic drawing mix in a fineline applicator bottle. The chipboard chosen was perfect to reflect the fun conversation that was happening between my grandchildren. Lots of laughter and Blah Blah and joking around. The arrows were coated in a red acrylic paint for the pop factor and the conversation words in black gesso.

IDW0098 Just kidding Oh yeah ooh ooh Blah Blah
IDD0072 Loolabelle's Single Chrevons


I suddenly realised I hadn't made a card for my nephew for his birthday and my mum was dropping by in 40 mins to pick one up to take to Adelaide...oh oh..

Quick grab the card stock( sprinkled with 2 Lindy's Stamp Gang magical shakers colours and water spray, stamped with Staz On ink, some drawing acrylic paint and pieces of chippie: cogs (cover with Distress ink), a little boy, arrows ( coated with Prima acrylic paint and wax) and Happy birthday (painted with black gess). And of course a heat gun (life saver) and 30mins later a card signed and placed in an envelope with some money was handed to mum as she dropped by with 10mins to spare. YAY!!

9 clogs on board IDS0018 13x11cm

Boy silhouette IDS0028

Loolabelle's nested Arrows IDDL0018

I left my favourite creation for the last share of today. I have been inspired by several artists over the last few years including our own Sue Smyth on the Imaginarium Design Team who has been creating amazing 3D book covers and canvas's. I have been saying I'm going to give it a go for what seems forever. So here is my first attempt and I must admit I'm wrapped with how it have come together.

I glued all the chipboard pieces, small frame, resin bits and bobs and metal embellishments I could find onto the book cover, taking my time to explore and experiment in their placement. I then covered them with black gesso and then when dry I added layers of colour with combinations of Prima wax, paints and powders, stamping script writing with StazOn black.  

Lower case  IDALC0001A
IDD0027 Denises ARt Deco embellishment frame large

IDS0009 Bird cage 2 in board.

Embellishment1 flourish IDF0003

IDFL0014 Jessica Florish 2 per board

Janice Flourish IDFL0026

Long Swirly Flourish small IDFL0011

Thanks for popping over to my blog to check out my latest creations, I highly recommend stopping by Imaginarium Designs and checking out my and the amazing design teams latest pieces of art. I hope I has inspired you to explore some new ideas such as new techniques and products in journals, making cards and taking the big step to try something that you have always wanted to try and were unsure about. Go for it it's fun and very rewarding.