Monday, November 20, 2017

November inspiration- Sandi Spink

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.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here and today I'm sharing some Christmas cards made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
Christmas cards for me are always made in bulk. I dont mean that I make exactly the same card multiple times, but I use similar techniques and templates. I also generally keep Christmas cards on the simpler side so I thought I'd play with my Tim Holtz distress oxides to make lots of fun backgrounds. I tried a variety of colours for the backgrounds - partly because i wanted to see what I liked and also to just have fun!! I worked on each card front individually (size 9.5cm x 13.7cm). I stamped the ink pads onto my craft mat, sprayed with water then "stamped/smooshed" my cardstock into it. The smooshing is done multiple times making sure you let it dry properly between layers.  
This was the variety of backgrounds I made.
For each background I made a coloured cardstock card base then added the chipboard embellishments. For this first card I embossed one of the layers of chipboard for the bauble as well as the Happy Christmas. The other chipboard layers were painted with watercolour pan paints for contrast. 
Look at the lovely shimmer of the Just Blue Colour Blast embossing powder I used! 
The next card has a similar design but I used a Ranger Turquoise antiquities embossing powder  
I love the variation in texture and colour for this embossing powder. 
For this card I used "Apple of my eye" Colour Blast embossing powder on "Happy Christmas" chipboard and the baubles were painted with watercolour pan paints then added some glitter glue highlights. 
For this card I used "Just Blue" Colour Blast embossing powder on the "Happy Christmas" chipboard.  
For this next card I used a silver embossing powder on the "Merry Christmas" chipboard.  
More embossing, painting and glitter as well as bakers twine for the bauble strings! 
These large decorative Christmas trees are perfect for a card front. I initially painted them in a variety of colours with my watercolour pan paints but wasnt happy with the result - plain gold paint was far better, with a few red rhinestones. 

Hopefully this has inspired you to get out your Christmasy chipboard stash and make some cards :)
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Christmas Tree: Code IDS0060

Merry Christmas : Code IDP0072
Happy Christmas : Code IDP0073
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Romantic Layouts

Hello everyone!
It's Solange Marques here. Today I'll show some layouts with Imaginarium Designs chipboards!
I've made some romantic layouts this month.

Fairytale Ending

I love this photo of my daughter's wedding with all of my children and my son-in-law together.
I've used acrylic paint to prolonge the photo. I've applied embossing powder on the chipboards.

The Look of Love

More one photo  of my daughter's wedding.
I've applied white embossing powder on the chipboards:

You Are my Everything 

More one romantic layout of my husband and me.
I've also applied embossing powder of several colors on the chipboards.

ID Supplies:

IDS0003 8 Butterflies on board
IDS0009 Birdcage
IDS0017 Clock and Face Without centre and Hands
IDS0067 Moroccan Shape 8x8
IDP0210 The Look of Love
IDP0129 You Are My Everything
IDP0162 Fairytale Ending
IDT0019 Bird Cage Small
IDFL0014 Jessica Flourish
IDT0070 Lou's Heart Shapes
IDT0063 Criss Cross Frame

ScrapBerry's Papers
Prima Flowers
BoBunny Flowers
Lindy's Gang sprays
Lindy's Gang embossing Powders
Acrylic paints
Crackle Paste

I hope you enjoy it!