Sunday, April 22, 2018

April project by Tomoko

Hi everyone! 
I am here to show you this very easy card I made for this month's project!
It only took me about 15 minutes to make this and I think it is just perfect to give to one of your friends!  

I really love the designs of Imaginarium Designs frame chipboards. Especially love this "Mirrored Bracket on oval frame".  The size is small (58mm H by 71mm), but it is also great to use them for small projects, such as layouts and cards! 

Many gorgeous frames and I am looking forward to use them for my upcoming projects!

Thank you for visiting!!

Little Treasures 
By Sue Smyth

After many years of creating and crafting, you can imagine that I have a lot of projects to display and keep. This can be a challenge, sometimes I give work away and it also goes around the country on display for classes, but mostly because I fall in love with what I have created, I keep it.
So from time to time I go small, do little things that satisfy my creative bug and dont take a lot of space when displaying. This time I had some old paint brushes that were begging to be used, and I have seen people or fairies made with them by others, so decided to have a go at it version if you will.

First up is my blue fairy, she has a gorgeous ID butterfly as her wings, I have covered patches
with dimensional magic then sprinkled with fine glitter, then when dry
I have filled in the remaining areas with dimensional magic and a contrasting colour
of glitter.

Then I have used a contrasting colour, Red ,this time using a solid ID chipboard
butterfly as the wings. I have used a medium with glass beads in it all over
the chipboard, while wet I drew in the medium to create ridges.
When dry I have painted with turquoise paint, then rubbed in
violet and gold inka and waxes.

They both are smallish brushes, so little charms fit them well, I 
found some little crowns and a heart with wings just in scale.

You can then add natural items like feathers, moss and muslin to 
create a skirt.

I have added a bit of sugar wire around the wings to 
create a fine line of detail.

Trophy Pringle box

Next I have altered a Pringle box, I just love these, and have done them many times before
something about the solid cylinder maybe that I love. You can used the to store things
after you alter them too, which makes the uber practical.

To follow my theme of this year, dragons, I have put a molded dragon on the 
front of this one.
It is a resin dragon I made myself, if you heat the resin after it is set and 
cast it will become pliable again (not liquid).
So I have bent it around the tin and allowed it to reset in that shape.

I have used ID chipboard to decorate the bottom and top of the tin and added a frame under the dragon.

The dragon though he is small has heaps of detail that comes up
so well with inka gold and waxes. But first I painted him with black gesso 

Then I have used Art Alchemy waxes and Inka Gold to colour him 
as desired.

I have added a cool plastic trophy, to the top, of course  I have altered it first.
then piled a lot of shiny beads over the base.
I have recoloured the beads with 
alcohol inks if needed.

And added some red micro beads around the dragons tail 
with a large purple rhinestone.

To finish I have also added seed beads over the larger beads
and allowed them to fall naturally over the sides.

Some of the chipboard used

Happy Crafting 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Believe in Miracles with Nat

Hey there !
Today I am sharing a page I created for Lindys Stamp Gang using the new releases for Imaginarium and some gorgeous colours from the April colour challenge at Lindys
I created this page using some papers from 7Dots & Blue Fern plus stencils from Stencil Girl and some super simple techniques.P1013100.JPG
Here are a few of the simple steps … plus I have filmed a short video for you to watch where I talk you through the process! It’s surprisingly easy!
I always start with testing the colours I am planning on using – this makes creating faster and you can create with more confidence this way.
After adhering the papers to the cardstock, I applied a thin coat of Clear Gesso to the paper and then used four colours and a stencil to enhance the design.  I used Golden Dubloons, Incandescent Copper, Poinciana Red Flame and Cowabunga Copper.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I added some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard to the layout but gave it a spray with Incandescent Copper & Poinciana Red Flame first.
I took some flowers from my stash, used washi tape to wrap the stamens then layered on some colour so they would suit the page better … the washi tape protects the colour of the stamens while spraying – remove it after adding colour.
The last thing I did was use Cleopatra’s Copper to double emboss the chipboard title – LOVE the beautiful thick coat of embossing powder – such a gorgeous finish.
Here are a few close ups for you to enjoy .

Thanks for dropping by

Have a great day

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Summer layouts

Hello everyone!
It's Solange Marques here. Today I have some layouts to share with you!
I love to use chipboards on my layouts, they complete perfectly anything!
I've used the my Grandchildren's' vacations photos.

1. Darling

On this layout I've chosen the golden to highlight the chipboards. I've applied metallic gold paint on them.

2. Love Every Minute

Here I've applied copper embossing powder on the honeycomb . On the balloons and the title I've applied crackle paint.

3. Today Was Awesome

On this layout I've applied white crackle paint on the leaves and flourishes:

ID Supplies:
IDB0002 Four Circles border with Lines
IDB003 Four Circles Border
Precious and Darling
IDS0053 Honeycomb 8x8
IDS0010 Hot Air Balloons on board
IDT0010 Balloons Board Small
IDP0140 Love Every Minute
IDFL0018 Sheet of 7 Leaves
IDFL0004 Vine Flourish
IDD0001 Denise's Flourish 1
BoBunny Papers
BoBunny Jeawels
Prima Flowers
Finnabair metal accents
Lindy's Gang embossing powder
Distress crackle paint
Pentart metallic gold paint
Acrylic gesso
Acrylic paints

Friday, April 13, 2018

April's Colour of the Month, with Sue and Sandi

Hello Everyone
Today I want to share some of the wonderful projects the design team ladies have done featuring our colour of the month - which is green. There are so many shades of green and I am sure you all have a photo with this colour. I would love to receive some more projects from you. Remember you will go into the draw to win $50 worth of our chipboard if you submit a project to me by the 23rd of the month.. You can also have a chance to win $30 worth of chipboard just by leaving a comment here or on our facebook page.
So lets see how the design team have used Green.

First up is Sue
Sue has done a mixed media box for our "Colour of the Month" theme.
It is a small box but Sue has fitted so much on it. I just love the colour and the tininess of this box. 
It must have taken Sue quite a while to make.   

Here is what Sue had to say about her box.
Green is not my go to colour, though when I do use it, I love it. This month I made another box, this time a trinket box, made from a sturdy box that comes with my favourite jewelry in it .

I have done my usual mixed media layered treatment but this time featuring green.

I added some plastic trim along the bottom, a perfect place to add some rhinestones later, when covered with lots of metallic paint.

The gorgeous square rhinestones come from an old bracelet someone gave me, ony a cheapie of course lol. Now to fill it with something and give as a gift.

Isn't this the most beautiful tiny box! It reminds me of something from the middle ages. Not sure if its the colour or the size of that gem!. I would be perfect to hold a very valuable treasure. It's just to pretty to give away to anybody. I would want to keep it and have it on display - maybe under a glass dome.

IDC0010 James Corner Small.

IDFR Swirly Frame 3x4 inch.
Thank you Sue for sharing your tiny box with us today. 

Next up is Sandi
Sandi did a gorgeous  layout for our "Colour of the Month" challenge.

Sandi is a master of  mixed media layouts. I love her back grounds and all the work she does on her pages before she even starts adding anything. She has chosen a great photo for this layout and the perfect chipboard title.
Here is what Sandi had to say about her layout.

This months colour challenge is green. My inspiration came from taking my grandchildren to the local park and exploring the natural environment in the area.

Choosing the olive green from the 7Dots Paper, I mixed some matching acrylic paint into transparent texture paste by Ranger and smeared it over the new Imaginarium Design 'Kate stencil' to add dimension the background. When dry I stamped some script in white over the page.

The 'All grown up' and '2015' chippie pieces were painted in blue acrylic to match the blue in the background paper and then added layers of die cut outs behind the photo and in the lower corner to balance the page.

Sandi has got the balance of mixed media and embellishments/elements perfect in this layout. The photo really pops from the page. Having two elements on a layout can look over done, but Sandi's work so well together and balance each other perfectly.
Kate Stencil IDMM005

All grown up IDP007

Numbers. 38 per page IDN0001

Thank you for sharing your layout with us today Sandi.

Thanks Sue and Sandi for doing such beautiful projects to inspire us today.
Remember you can get involved just by doing a project featuring our colour of the month. You need to send it to me by the 23rd of the month. It needs to have our chipboard on it. I will show it here on our blog then chose two of you to win $50 worth of our beautiful chipboard.
You can also win $30 worth of chipboard just by leaving a comment here or on our facebook page.
thanks for looking