Saturday, 20 August 2016

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard August Inspiration projects.

Hi, I'm back to share some more of my recent layouts using the amazing Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.

I have 3 to share with you today all with photos of my wonderful grandkids.


The first layout is my very handsome grandson whose life revolves at the moment on everything about bikes. He hasn't got time to do Nanny a painting at child care because he "ride bike fast Nanny and crash" (laughs thinking it is the best thing since sliced bread) 




 To prepare my chipboard I used Krylon Gesso Spray 'White' this give the chipboard a coating of sealant which minimises inks and paints being absorbed into the chipboard and provides more accurate colours. 


This is a very grungy style using bronze, copper and silver metallic 'Versa colour' inks and 'Metallic Melts' embossing powders to cover the chipboard cogs to obtain a weathered metal look. The bicycle was firstly covered in silver ink and then embossed with Sherwood Green 'Metallic Melts'. The cogs had a small amount of Turquoise Versa Color Ink to enhance the antique look. 


The background was created using the 'Stencil Girl' Cog stencil firstly with white crackle paste (a large section to the right and small area on the edge of the left hand side) and then when dry sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals 'Steampunk Sepia' over the stencil. After the initial spraying I turned the stencil over and stamped the ink on the front of the stencil onto the page.

I mixed Prussian Blue acrylic paint with some gel medium and smeared it vertically over some of the main sections of the crackle paint and a little over the small section to the left of the paper. I used white acrylic paint and gel medium mixed in a fine nosed squeezy bottle and using this I wrote the words 'Bikes Rule' and added small sections of rough lines. 

The Super Star and Boy silhouette chipboard pieces were covered with in black Versa color ink and then 'First light' Metallic Melts embossing powder. I then used Midnight Blue 'Staz On' ink over the top sprinkled more Metallic Melts on to it and then used my heat gun to re-emboss the pieces. To finish off I used silver Versa Color Ink to highlight the edges.

The page was finished off by backing the photo with a stack of papers including an old book page, brown paper pocket, paper and cardboard from my stash.

9cogs on a board IDS0011


Bicycle IDS0011


Boy silhouette IDS0028


Super star IDP0080


My second layout is of my beautiful Grand daughter, this time I used a  A4 black card to create a different effect from my first layout. 

Using white modeling paste and an old rewards card I smeared the paste along the top 1/3 section of the page. When dry I mixed Lindy's Stamp Gang 'Glory of the Seas Gold' Color shot with a little water and using a soft sponge applied it over the Decor #1 Prima stencil. 

The top colour on the paste is Lindy Stamp Gang 'Magnolia Magenta Gold' sprayed and then drops added into pools of ink. 

The clock and heart chipboard pieces were coloured with Amethyst Versa Color ink and Royal purple Metallic melts embossing powder. While the embossing was still hot I sprinked a little Silver Melallic Melts and melted that on too. 




The clock hands were covered with Black Versa Color ink and Carbon Metallic Melts and the words' #Intagram', 'day' and 'Love this' in white Versa Color ink and 'Glistening snow'.

The cord I found in my strings and things tin is made from a natural twine coloured in similar colour variations as in the Lindys ink I used on my background. 

The photo was placed on a small piece of card to lift it from background and a stack of paper from my Kaisercraft 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper collections were stapled together and then placed with the clock hands behind the photo.


The page was framed by a roughly drawn frame around the edge of the page with a white gel pen.


Clock face IDS0005


#instagram #awesome #happy IDW0094


Love this IDP0198


Loolabelles pie chart and heart embellishments IDD0046

This always day you IDW0081




My third layout is of both of my gorgeous grand children. This was the best photo bomb ever. Immy was showing me the fairy costume she was going to wear to her school dressup day and as my daughter took the photo Zander jumped in with a huge grin on his face. 


The background was created by placing modeling paste over my Stencil girl 'Building' stencil and when dry I sprayed water over left side of the paper before dripping Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst 'Tibetan Poppy Teal'. I continued to spray water and drip colour until I was happy with the effect. To finish background I splattered some 'Magenta Magnolia Gold'.

The cross hatch chipboard is covered with black Versa Color ink and Carbon Metallic Melts embossing powder and the heart is Amethyst Versa Color ink and Royal purple Metallic melts embossing powder.

The B is for Brother was covered with Turquoise Versa Color ink with Glistening Snow Metallic Melts and a little silver sprinkled over while still hot and re-embossed. The outer edge heart section was made turquoise with ink.



The silhouette of the boy and girl were painted with Lindy's Teal and Magnolia, I made puddles on them to obtain different shades. Then edged with silver Versa Color. With the arrows covered with black ink.

Other elements that were added included a chipboard butterfly inked with 'Bisque' Versa Ink and brass cog.

To finish off the layout I made a stack of collected papers, stapled them together and glued them to the background, added the finished chipboard, black wire thread and then added the classic photo bomb photo which I'd backed with black card.

B is for brother IDP0128



Loolabelles Circular Cross hatch IDD0025


Loolabelles Chevrons 1 IDDL0020


Loolabelles pie chart and hearts IDD0046

I had lots of fun designing and creating these pages I hope I inspired you to purchase this amazing product and have fun creating beautiful pieces of art and personal memorabilia. 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia August Design Team Inspiration

Welcome to the Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia 

August Challenge

This month we have a wonderful mood board to inspire you. I was inspired by the vibrant colours and the butterflies on the cake.

The items I used in creating this vibrant layout include:

  • A 12" x 12" canvas
  • Stencil- borrowed from a friend and can't remember it's name sorry!
  • Dylusions inks: Lemon Zest, Tangerine Dream, London Blue
  • Kaisercraft Butterfly stamp and Die set, Perfume stamp
  • Imaginarium Design Chipboard: Nats hand drawn IDD0045, everything IDW0082, Imagine believe IDW0079, Nats hearts 1 IDD0042
  • A range of small flowers and buds.
  • Kaisercraft paper pad collection papers from my stash.
  • Gel Medium- Ranger
  • Glossy Accents glue for  adhesion of pieces and for 3D gloss effect on the chipboard
  • Butterfly Flair from Prima.
  • Diane Wakley stamp: Garden Grunge
  • White gesso mixed with gel medium in a fine needle nosed squeeze bottle for drawing.
  • White Cheese cloth
  • White cotton
  • Lace paper doily
  • Black and white script, pale green and white dot washi tape.
  • Black ink 
  • Needle nose squeezy bottle filled with gel medium and white acrylic paint for paint drawing. (I use a empty Glossy Accents bottle)


Sunday, 7 August 2016

Imaginarium Designs August Theme- 'Kryal Castle Magic' DT inspiration.

My 'Kryal Castle Magic' Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Border Theme page used the 'Train Track' and '4 Circle' borders. I cut the circles from the border and used them individually over the page. I chose to use their 3 different size Alphas for the title and  the 'Mirror Bracket' frame to frame one of the photos. The chipboard was inked with either Olive or Black Versa Color Ink and them embossed with Copper embossing powder to provide an antique appearance with beads and glitter adding a touch of magic.

Items used included:

  • Kaszazz wood grain 12" x 12" paper

  • Metallic Melts from Tinby Designs: Copper (embossing)

  • Versa Color: Olive and Black to colour chipboard

  • White Prima Wire Thread

  • A selection of clear and soft green glitter and beads (mix with gel medium)

  • Gel Medium

  • White Gesso- for dry brushing edge of paper and splats (watered down)

  • Kaisercraft 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper pad collection 'Miss Empire'- for backing photo

  • Black card stock backing photo

  • Cardboard from a cardboard box for back of framed photo to lift it up off the page

  • Brass key, lock and embellishment.


Imaginarium Design Chipboard: 

4 Circles in a border IDB0003


Isobel lower case IDA0010

Main letter set lower case small IDA0005

Mirrored Bracket IDFR0005

Train Track IDB0006


Imaginarium Designs- July Design Team Inspiration Projects

Hi, I'm Sandi and it's great to be able to share with you my latest projects using some of my fantastic Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.
Today I have 2 layouts and a card to share, all completely different in style.

My first layout is a black layout with white, turquoise and gold.

 I was extremely lucky to be able to attend the wonderful Louise Nelson's Mono Printing workshop where I learn't how to do this fantastic technique. If you have the opportunity to go to her class I definitely recommend it, very inspiring.

Over the White and Turquoise background I used gold acrylic paint over an Alphabet stencil

The Chipboard I used included #happy which I embossed with embossing powder with Turquoise Pigment Ink over the chipboard first.
With Nat's Squares Large I used both Turquoise and Gold pigment ink with the matching embossing powder, using them each in a random placement over the chipboard.

 I placed gold pigment ink over the 'Lou's hearts shapes' and embossed using matching embossing powder.

My photo was mounted on black card and then onto a stack of paper which I firstly stapled together before gluing it to the page over some black cotton. I added some oxide metallic embellishments to bring out the turquoise on the background.

Code IDW0094 #Instagram, #awesome, #happy, # wonderful, #selfie

Code IDD0040 Nat's Square Large.

Code IDDL0015 Lou's heart shapes.

My second layout is on pattern paper with stenciling using deep red and gold acrylic paint.
The black lines were made by mixing black gesso and water together into a fine tipped squeezy bottle (I use an old empty Glossy Accents bottle) to the consistency that will hold it's shape but flows easily.

I used silver pigment paint and silver embossing powder to cover the ''Loolobelle's nested hexagon and the 'Adore, You'.
The 'Nat's hearts' chipboard was covered in red pigment ink and then also embossed with a matching embossing powder

To finish off the page I added a stack of paper to each side with a piece of distressed white cheese cloth, the embossed chipboard, black cotton, black ink splats and a heart flair.

Code IDS0017 Loolobelle's nested hexagons
Code IDD0042 Nat's hearts

Code IDP0005 Just You

My last share is a card using Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals Inks 'Mad Hatter' over a embossed flower stamp and then cut it out when dry.
This is a quick simple card to make. 

I sprayed water onto the embossed flower and then sprinkled a tiny amount of the ink powder over and then sprayed more water onto it to make the colour spread and develop it's vibrancy. 
I covered my 'Best wishes for cards' chipboard with white gesso first and let dry before adding multiple layers of the mixed 'Cheshire cat cherry' until the colour depth was what I wanted. When dry I added a coating of Glossy Accents.

 The 'Denise's Art Deco embellishment frame large' was covered with black pigment ink and then black embossing powder.

To finish the card I used a sharpie pen to draw a border on the white card, glued on the chipboard pieces, painted flower stamp and then added black cotton, white cheese cloth, flowers and silver wing embellishments.

Code IDD0027 Denise's Art Deco embellishment frame large.

Code IDP0085 Best wishes for cards

I've really enjoyed sharing my creations with you all for the first time as a part of the Design Team. Looking forward to catching up with you again next month to share what else you can create with Imaginarium Design Chipboard.