Thursday, August 25, 2016

Guest Designer ..... Alison Bevis

Hi there.

Today I have another exciting Guest Designer for you!
Meet the wonderful Alison Bevis ....

"My name is  Alison Bevis, wife to Anthony, Mother to Tim, Emily and Katelyn - I don't really have a style but rather like to experiment and show some versatility with products. Sometimes I challenge myself to create a masculine layout with a feminine collection or vice versa? Or restrict what products I can use to create with as a bit of a challenge? I love new products, collections and brands!
What a thrill it was to receive a phone call asking if I'd like to contribute some projects created with Imaginarium Designs chipboard... yes, Thank you!! "

Hi..Me?......Yes you!.....WOW!!
Ok then, Thank you
How exciting that I am a Guest Designer for August for

Imaginarium Designs!!

I received a GIANT parcel of the most fabulous chipboard designs, and looked at them all
then looked at them all again

The Great Outdoors

Started by picking a sheet of Ultimate Crafts Snow White cardstock
did a little inking and stamping on the background
added a layer of 'Imaginarium Designs' packaging (I love doing this!!)

I created a wreath shape of Autumn colours with flowers and leaves
Inking the chipboard with a gradient from red through to yellow
The frame and title simply with black ink!
My brother and his family at Fraser Island - the autumnal colours are not a bad match for the sand and the rust from the Maheno wreck site!!

My Favourite Things

Starting with a sheet of Ultimate Crafts cardstock, I added a layer of resist card and then stencilled with 'Whipped Spackle' through the Anna Griffin stencil,
Coloured the long border piece of chipboard with some Liquid Drops for the shimmer,
the leaves all inked with green and a drop of clear crackle at the tips,
the large heart from the centre of a Scallop Heart was simply inked and then swiped around the edges with a bronze ink dauber,

These really are a few of my Favourite things, well people - our children with their Great Grandmother who is now 96 -
The title just inked with a dark brown ink so it can be seen above the cluster of flowers!

You make Me Smile

Starting with another sheet of Snow White, adhered a large book page to the left, inked  through a brick diecut across the edge on the right with a couple of shades of brown and adhered some of the bricks randomly too!
Layered an envelope - I often add an envelope layer to add more photos or hide journalling -
The base layer of chipboard just inked with black and adhered vertically along the edge of the book paper - the title using different fonts from 2 chipboard sets coated with crackle paint and left to dry!
Added a few bits and pieces into the vertical border to fill it out?
Can you see the 'funky flower' inked black below my brother and his son - I snipped that out of the centre of another chipboard so I could use it as a frame (See below layout)

After the crackle was dry I added a bit of an ink daubing over to show the cracks a bit better - it adds a nice aged effect, don't you think?

Gorgeous Smile

Yes, another sheet of Snow White - sprinkled some pigment powders on the top and across the bottom, sprayed and let run through the middle - scrapped a bit of Modelling Paste over an Anna Griffin stencil and let dry -
Layered some torn coloured cardstock with flowers

The chipboard was scribbled on with some Distress Crayons, misted and then mixed with my finger - easy! After adhering all the chipboard pieces I spotted some Glossy Accents here and there and sprinkled some Prills and Mica flakes to fill in the gaps.

Never Grow Up

There was quite a few BUTTERFLIES in different sizes and shapes so I thought I would feature them with different finishes with this beautiful photo of our niece.
A middle section of blue pigment powders, that when misted and tipped made a couple of drippy bits... which I took advantage of to underline the title piece!

Each butterfly type has its own finish -
some inked with dark blue shading
others coated with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with a mix of seed & micro beads,
the large one was coated with a layer of crackle paint and sprinkled with tiny clear micro beads while it was drying - these are my favourite, as they have a real sheen!
There is even one with a little Flower Soft

I love that they all look a bit different!!

Live for Today

Remember that 'funky flower' that I had snipped to make a frame?
Well, here it is in the centre - makes a pretty frame to match the two hearts -
That Heart from the layout above is the centre of the scallop edge heart on the right
I snipped a couple of the shapes in half to make the corners -
every chipboard has been inked with black
and a little journalling around the outside!

My goodness I have had so much FUN!!
Chipboard is so versatile!!

Thank you to
for inviting me to create some layouts with quality designs
I feel honoured!!
Alison xx

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Layouts by Tanya

Hello everyone!

Tanya here.

Do you love chipboards as me?
Imaginarium Designs chipboards are the best chipboards that I used!

You can paint it or emboss, cover with different medium or cut!
You always 
get a great result! Just try :)

And today I want to show you a few projects with Imaginarium Designs chipboards.

First LO about Wild Love!

Fantastic natural paper by Fabrika Decoru and Imaginarium Designs leaves are perfect combo!

This chipboard I colored with coffee spray

And title covered with black glaze

My second LO is absolutely another fave!

ID chipboards are very universal and you can work at different style!

In this case I covered all chipboards with black glaze too  

Thank you so much for your visit today!
Have a great day! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Boy

Hi, everyone. Carol here today. Sharing 2 layouts that I made for my boy.

"My Fav Photos of You"

Using Simple Stories papers, I made this simple layout with afew of my favourite photos of my boy. Love him to bits... So kawaii.

For the chipboards, I gesso them. Painted the chipboard word "mischief" with gesso too and contrast it with the paper using black acrylic paint for the "m" and "f" letters.

Pop up some cutouts with foam tape. Added sequins, stickers, flowers etc to embellish.


Love these 2 photos of my parents in law carrying my boy.  Our recent family trip let me see a new light of my parents in law. They are such a strong and healthy couple. Loved them and thankful for their love.

For the background, I spread a thin layer of texture paste over stencil, added Prima art stones with 3D matt gel. Sprinkled some pink mists on the page. Left most of the chipboard shapes raw.  Painted the heart chipboard with pink acrylic paint and the title chipboard with gesso.

I really love this photo of my cheeky boy and his grandfather. My boy looks so cute and cheeky with his tongue stuck out. And my father in law have a close relationship with my boy. Everywhere he goes, he will always remember my boy and think of him. Thankful for his help to take care of my strong-willed boy.

Again I pop up the elements with foam tape. Also pop up the chipboards with foam tape. Love using foam tape as I can cut them up to the size I want, no matter how tiny or big.

This chipboard frame is my most favourite chipboard. Love the flourish and sweet design.

Here's the chipboards I have used:

Hope you like my projects. Have a fun time crafting.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sue Smyth August post

Reverse canvas and
Large Sampler 
By Sue Smyth 

This month I have made a two off the page projects.
The first is a reverse canvas, with a Rapunzel theme.
I have used a cheap plastic doll and a small 
book and altered them to fit nicely into the reverse side of the canvas.

I have used lots of pink/burgundy roses to decorate the frame
after I have added lots of texture.
See my tutorial below on how I have made the background

The window is painted with gesso using a stippling 
motion, when dry I have rubbed gold paint over the top to 
pick up the rough texture.

The butterflies are painted with Starlights paint
using 2 coats to give a good colour.

Here I have used a negative as a corner

Rapunzel herself is painted with gesso, then I have 
spritzed with black dylusions, mopping off the excess.
Then I have rubbed over gold paint. and spritzed 
with pink dylusions and mopped off excess.
Lastly I have dabbed a little white gesso to 
give a frosty look.

Rapunzel sits inside the window and needed a 
little base to sit on, so I found a small book 
at the second hand store which has been glued
together (open) and affixed to the canvas base.

I have added some splats of black dylusions around Rapunzel
and over the window.

Here I have tucked small pieces of green moss 
into the flowers, I love this stuff. it is so bright and 
just the softness I wanted.

The bracket is painted with white gesso, and then gold paint.
Then I have rubbed a little pink dylusions over top in places
which looks a little like opal if you do this randomly.

Here are some close ups 

French Wooden Sampler 

My next project is a little different for me, not so much
mixed media and paint lol .I found this 
wooden frame at Kmart of all places and could just 
see it decorated in a number of ways.

I have used Graphic 45 Gilded Lily, as I have had the paper
pad for sometime and was busting to use it.
The chipboard is either double embossed
with Stampendous aged gold emboss powder. Or
glittered with Praline glitter.

I have used lots of scrap chipboard to raise up
all of the panels and give lots of dimension.

The oval frame, is gilded with mega flakes 
for a really good shine.

I have painted the butterfly, with Starlights paints.

Love the Kates doily all covered with 
dimensional magic and glitter.

3mm pearls are added around the oval's edges.
I like to add extra glue to each pearl to make
sure they stay put forever.

Adding texture to the Canvas 

I have added texture with texture paste and 
a brick stencil to the reverse of a canvas.

Then I have painted the canvas white with gesso.

Nesxt it is painted with black gesso, getting
right into the crevices of the brick. 

Dry the gesso with a heat gun, and allow it 
to blister and bubble.

Then I have dry brushed white gesso over the top
again, this is to allow the coloured spray to show up.

Paint the book, window and doll with white gesso.

Use a stipple motion on the windows to give texture.
So when you rub over with gold paint (or other)
the texture shows.

Now spray with pink dylusions and dry with heat gun.

Rub in pink and graphite inka gold, for a neat sheen.

Now rub in gold paint for added shimmer.
Decorate as I have above or do your own thing.

 Imagniarium Chipboard 

Happy Crafting