Friday, April 28, 2017

Where We Create ...

We are finishing our theme posts this month with sharing the creative spaces
of our super talented Design Team


My scrap space is located upstairs in the parents retreat.
This area of the house is my space, where I can escape from all the sport being watched on TV,
 the Xbox going full steam and were I can create and unwind.
I have fantastic lightening as there is a balcony and large windows to let in the natural light.
I store embellishments in plastic containers and glass jars. All my mediums and sprays
are at easy access. I like to be able to see what I have to work with, that way I can make
sure I am using the products I have. My scrap area is my happy place!


This is my new studio, a dream came true! I love it! It's so bright But it was not this way.
It was dark and disorganized. I reformed it in a few months ago.
Now I could live here!


"I converted our study to my space quite a few years ago, it's on the smallish side but I
have a lovely big 'L' shaped desk to work at and keep my most used items- like my
Imaginarium chipboard- at my fingertips in a set of Alex drawers from Ikea.
Behind my desk are albums, papers and all the usual supplies in an Exedit Unit also from Ikea."

"And just to keep it real here is what my scrap room looks like most of the time, 
piles of papers, tools, boxes etc littering the desk space."

"Here's what it looks like when I have to take photos for a blog post! Yes I confess I had to tidy for the photos, I wish it stayed this way but once I get creating chaos happens."

Chitose has the most gorgeous craft space - so neat and organised

And finally ... sharing my own craft space ...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Something Different with Tracey Fowler

Hi Everyone,

I decided this month that I really wanted to try something that I haven't played with this much. Water Colours and my new favourite Distress Ink oxides and of coarse finish my project off with Imaginarium Chipboard.

As you are all aware from my previous posts, I am really out of my comfort zone when doing journal pages. They really intrigue me on how layers of dimension can be created without the bulk of heavy embellishments. This month I have created 2 journal pages, they aren't perfect, fabulous or the best you will have seen, but I certainly enjoyed experimenting and adding
Imaginarium Chipboard to them. 

"Create Art"

I created the background using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - these are so much fun to play with!
I then rubbed Creative Expressions Gilding Wax over my Imaginarium Chipboard to just give a hint of colour and shine.  I love the effect of the Gilding Wax as it just gave a real subtle colour and shine to the chipboard.

My second journal page, I have used the same Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, but have a more vintage feel. I will admit I couldn't help but put a flower on my page!

"Dream Big"

For this page I added some texture paste along and a stencil pattern to add some more dimension. For the Imaginarium Chipboard I used embossing powder and also painted one piece with distress white paint.
 I have used vintage white embossing powder and a plain white embossing powder for the chipboard.

I love this Chipboard Vine, I have painted it using a white distress paint.

My last project I have to share with you today is a card that I have made, by heat embossing the stamp and using watercolour pencils to colour. I have heat embossed the Chipboard word using a black embossing powder.

Imaginarium Chipboard that I have used for the above projects are shown below.


Thanks for stopping by and looking at what we have been creating!

Tracey xx

Friday, April 21, 2017

Curious Creatures 
By Sue Smyth 

Hi Bloggers
As you may know I love bugs and butterflies, so this month
I have combined both to create some rather Curious Creatures,
which one is your favourite 

I found some deep sided frames at Target and 
though they were just perfect for a project I had in mind

Recently I had bought a butterfly and scorpion that 
had been framed and I thought what if I mix
it up a bit and make my own hybrid bug.

This little fellow is a mix of frog and butterfly, I call butterfly frog.
I have used 2 sizes of ID chipboard butterfly 
and tucked some wings under neath 
The frog is painted black with 
matt black spray paint first then when 
dry paint with black gesso.
Rub over 2 contrasting colours of Inka gold 
or metallic paint.

This is the dragon fly and scorpion I call it dragon scorpion.
Here I have snipped the wings of ID dragonfly and embossed
with a metallic blue, then I have added 
wings underneath.
The plastic scorpion is painted the same as above.

I wanted to matt them on white 
to resemble the examples and what you would see in a 

For some bling the 2mm gemstones are just perfect.
Adhere them with a little extra glue for a good bond.

The last one I created is a combination of rhinoceros beetle 
and butterfly, I might call this one rhino fly

He is decorated the same way as the above, I have 
used some of the ID chevrons too here on the back and
also above on the scorpion.
Just little details that add to the decoration

The Frames I sprayed black, and then 
rubbed over gold paint and 
some of Prima's waxes for the insect like iridescence.

Happy Crafting  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sandi's Share for April.

Hi everyone hope you have had a great Easter and had a chance to create and relax. I'm looking forward to sharing with you a few projects that I've been doing with ID chipboard this month.


First up is the layout I made for my daughter, I'm inspired by how she always strives for the best and how she's working so hard to reach her dreams.

This one used a simple design to allow the pieces of chipboard to make a photo stand out from the background. The black pieces were coloured with black gesso and the blue pieces by using a combo of Flat Pabio 'Merci Beaucorp Mist', "'Danny Zukos Denim' and Magicals 'Tibetan Poppy Teal' from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Loolabelles Frame 8 IDDOO53

Remember forever IDW0007
Loolabelles Freaky IDDOO50

My next layout is of my handsome grandson when we hung out in our playground. Such a character, he always makes us laugh and feel good.


'Stars' and 'My Little Man' chippie was sprayed with Magicals ' Tibetan Poppy Teal' Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink over the raw chipboard. The 'Hexagon grid' was glued onto the pages and then the page was sprayed and splattered with several different LSG ink sprays and 'White Linen' Dylusions spray. When dry I rubbed some Ranger Distress Oxide over the chipboard piece.

21 stars in a board IDS0076
Honeycombe 6x6 IDS0054
My little man IDP0003


My last share is a page I did of my god-daughters beautiful little girl picking strawberrries on an outing with her family. 

On this layout I coated the 'arrow' with white gesso spray and the  frame was sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang spray over it making some areas darker than others. The 'Magical Moment' chipboard phrase was painted with acyrlic paint with a smear of glossy accent wiped over it to give it a slight sheen but not a glossy look.

Loolabelles Love Arrows IDDL0023
Magical Moments IDP00214

Jackie Frame IDFR0033

Loolobelle's callout IDD0046


Hope I have inspired you to try some of our amazing chipboard and given you some ideas on how to add it to your own projects. Until next time. Have fun scrapping!!!