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.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas with Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.

What an amazing year it has been creatively for me I hope it has for you all too. The year has flown by so quickly. I love Christmas and thought I'd like to finish off the year and share some of my Christmas creations with you.

My first creation is recycling a mini chocolate box and tag I received from a friend.

The box was smeared with heavy white gesso and whilst wet I layered white cheese cloth, chipboard pieces and decorations onto it. I started with small leaves were coated with black gesso, a Christmas tree, berries and 'Merry' word that were stamped with Versa ink and then embossed with Tinby Metallic melts or normal embossing powder with a reindeer that was cut from glossy paper used with one of my Christmas dies. The box was finished with flowers, copper wire and chipboard stars I painted pearl.

Leaves and circles flourish tiny IDT0029

Christmas tree board IDS0008

Merry christimas for cards 4 in a board. IDP0010

branches and leaves IDDN0013

 My second creation is my Christmas canvas, using layers of torn pages, acrylic paint, stenciling and doodling as a base for my 3 dimensional hanging element.

The 3 dimensional element is made on hessian triangles with additions of ID chipboard, flowers, old pages, tags, cheese cloth and cloth Christmas ribbon. The chipboard used included stars painted with a metallic pearl paint, the presents with a range of Prima metallic paints and the leaves inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The bauble was coated with spray gesso and the Merry Christmas painted with copper paint. Copper wire was twirled around twine to add a metallic shine and to give it shape. To finish the canvas I used 7 Dot Studio Stickers to add journaling and personalise my canvas.

2 baubles and hangers.IDDS0002

4 Presents on board IDT0008

Merry christimas for cards 4 in a board. IDP0010

21 stars in a board IDS0076

Nat's hand drawn leaves IDD0044

My final share for the year is the cover of my Imaginarium Designs Journal I have been working on all year, adding a page each month until this month, where I'm left with the cover to compete my year of creating with Imaginarium Designs.

I glued layers of Imaginarium Chipboard and Resin Rainbow resin shapes onto the cover of my journal and then coating it all with black gesso. With brushes and my fingers I covered the pieces with Prima Metallique acrylic paints and then with a final coating of different coloured waxes.

2 baubles and hangers.IDDS0002

Honeycombe 6x6 IDS0054

Chris small arrows and shapes board. IDDC0001

IDT0035 Katie doily 2 in board

Lower case (18 on a card) IDALC0001A

Main letter set lower case smallIDA0005

Mirrored bracket IDFR0005

Kerry flourish tiny IDT0026

Bicycle small IDT0018

It's been so much fun being able to share my ideas and creations with you all this year and I would love to see what everyone creates with this fantastic product, hopefully I have inspired you to take on some new challenges. 

Hope you all have a Scrapping good Christmas and come back to see us next year. I'll be busy over the next few weeks getting my creative juices flowing as I relax on my holidays with friends and family.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.