Monday, July 24, 2017

Different Layouts by Tanya

Hello everyone!
Tanya here.
And I have some inspiration for you!

I made 3 different layouts with stunning Imaginarium Designs chipboard!

At first I want to show you LO about *crazy me* 

 All chipboards are covered with dry pigments. It is so easy - just take a brush and some water and make original decoration for your project!

My second LO about me too))) I love to make pages with small photos

 This amazing frame I covered with gold glitter paint!
 Black glaze for the ward-art
 And red glaze for the stars!

And for the end of my post I show you LO about inspiration. Just do it and be free!!!

Imaginarium designs chipboards are covered with glitter paints and glaze!

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

Фото Natalie May.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Cards by Wendy

Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a great weekend and managed to make some time to play with paper.  I have been chomping at the bit to share with you my first ever design team creations.  I wanted to keep things really simple for my first batch of cards and chipboard (or at least that was my plan) but as you can see the cards got a bit out of hand.  Anyway sometimes we can get a bit overwhelmed about what chipboard to use and where to use it so for these cards I focused on just using cogs on each card as the main theme as well as using the same cardstock (kraft resist). 

The first card is "Adore"

So I have taken inspiration from some steampunk jewellery I saw recently to create the centre of the cards and in the following up close photos you can see I have used "clear rock candy" crackle medium for the larger cog and for the other cogs I have embossed with colour blast embossing powder in "snow white" but not all over the cogs just in spots and then over the top applied colour blast mica powder in "peacock". The word "adore" has been give a very light coating of clear gesso and again used the mica powder for the top and the bottom of the word has been inked in white and a coat of embossing powder in snow white, same with the piece in the corner.

The second card is "Butterfly"

My idea for this one started with making a "cog" flower and I have again used embossing powder in "leather" but not over the whole cog then come in over the spaces and used the new "colour shimmer cubes" again by colour blast to achieve a rust look, the leaves have also been done using the shimmer cubes (tangareen dream).  Lots of distress inking to get the background just right.

Next Up is "Mr Mustache" 

A little bit quirky for the man in your life!!! Some of you know my hubby has a beard like all the time so he was my inspiration for this one and then a couple of days ago he decided to shave it off!!!!!! Anyway the cogs in this card have been just inked with distress ink and then I have woven jewellery wire around them, really simple. I even got out my copics to colour in the mustache.  

Last card "Inspire"

This is my favourite and not for reasons you are probably thinking.  I do like the colours etc but this was the hardest one to complete and almost got tossed which is why I like it the most.  I did originally have the cogs embossed gold but it just wasn't working.  Then I started to panic as this was my last set of cogs!!!! I had to make it work.  So I embossed over the top with colour blast "leather" ensuring to leave a hint of gold here and there.  Straight away in the picture I can see that the cream crochet ribbon really stands out however the "mica flakes" in the corner are made up of gold, bronze and cream colours so everything coordinates.

So there they are, my first batch of cards for Imaginarium Designs I really hope I have inspired you to get your chipboard on!!!

Keep Creating!

P.S. Leave a comment if you have any questions or happy to take suggestions for the types of cards you would like to see me create.

Imaginarium Chipboard Used

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July,
Birds and Bugs 
By Sue Smyth 

It is always a good idea to get ahead of the Christmas rush, so 
what better way than to make a Christmas in July project. 

If you are like me you have bucket full of Christmas photos.
Some good some not so good, this little mini pocket 
album is just the ticket, it holds 100 photos, so 
has swallowed up a lot of my excess Chrissy shots.

I have covered the surface of the book with 
scrunched tissue paper, adhered with 
gel medium. Over the top I have added
imaginarium chipboard corners.
Then spray with turquoise glimmer style mist, for extra
glimmer I have applied iridescent medium with 
a fan brush to give a transparent glaze.

I love to team red with turquoise, so a poinsettia flower
surrounded by natural seed pods, gives a great 
woodsy christmas feel.
To frost them dab a little white gesso over top.

I have embossed the chipboard window with aged
gold embossing powder and then 
spritzed with White linen Dylusions 
to give a kind of snow look.

I have made a simple scroll and stamped with a greeting to 
finish the front. 

Well enough of Christmas lol. Back to bugs.
These cute little post it note books
are just begging to be altered.
And make a great small gift.

They are the perfect size for the plastic bugs.
Again it is so easy to apply tissue paper scrunched
up over the cover with gel medium. Add
your chipboard corners.
Paint with black gesso and when dry
paint with your favourite colour
of Dylusions paint.

Then rub over inka gold, turquoise,purple cobalt and gold to finish.

Once the cover is altered, layer up more 
chipboard, trinkets and bugs.
Here I have gold foiled the chipboard 
with the Go press and foil machine.

The bug is painted with black gesso
then 2 contrasting colours of inka gold
is applied with your finger tip.
Dry off then add a final layer of gold inka to 
blend the bottom colours together.

Last post I shared this little bird that I made 
for Jane, so she could display it at the June Expo 
here in Brisbane. Jane
had lots of faux birds and during the 
expo asked me to make up a sample with 
the white feathered swan!!!

So here is what I came up with, remember
I had about 2 hours and limited materials 
as that night I was staying in town. 
So I went shopping and scrounged a piece of 
chicken wire. 

And came up with a gothic swan, my inspiration 
was the movie the Black Swan, I have not seen it
but the title gave me the idea of a swan like a ballerina.

I have twisted a vine and added turquoise beads to the 
chicken wire "nest"

The crown is a trinket that has been cut down and adhered
to the head.

To alter the swan, I have painted with black gesso
and dried it off. Then apply
turquoise, cobalt and purple inka gold to 
the surface. When dry add gold paint (or inka gold) 
to the surface to blend in all the colours.

I have bent a trinket to cover the front of the 
swan, so that if you take it off
the nest it is still pretty.

Happy Crafting