Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Projects with Belinda Spencer


Belinda here today to share lots of lovely projects with you featuring some fabulous Imaginarium Designs chipboard pieces.

I have a whopping 4 layouts as well as a card for someone special so I best get started!!

"Celebrate Today" Layout

I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to teach a class to someone wonderful ladies who travelled from interstate to spend the weekend scrapping up a storm here in Adelaide. This was the layout I taught featuring the beautiful and totally sweet Make A Wish Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

You can see from the close-up that this layout was built up with many layers of pretty patterned papers as well as CVS chipboard stickers to create lots of dimension. I do have a bit of a 'flat' phobia!

I needed the chipboard to stand out from the multi coloured background and papers so I painted it with heavy white gesso as a contrast.

The 'Celebrate Today' title was the most perfect title to use with this range.

"Baby Love" Layout

I created this layout for Charm's Creations and it features the most adorable Crate Paper Little You Collection. I just love this paper range with its gorgeous colours and cute little images so perfect for the photo of my sweet little man.

There are so many cute little cloud images in the range so I used the Four Clouds in a board chipboard and covered them with patterned paper.

The stars worked perfectly with the paper range too. These were given my usual treatment of a couple of coats of heavy white gesso. I painted the word "love" with gesso too.

"Happy" Layout

This layout was my entry for the November Jot Magazine Mood Board challenge. I created such a colourful background that the chipboard needed the white gesso treatment again to help it stand out from the 'in your face' colour of the rest of the layout.

"Our Home" Layout

This layout is my take on the current challenge at Kraft Plus Challenges; 'Home Sweet Home'. I couldn't wait to use the "Where The Wild Things Are' papers and embellishments that I bought recently from Seriously Scrapbooking. So appropriate for the photo of my little wild things at home on our farm.

I painted the title with white gesso to make it stand out from the photo that I glued it onto.

I sprayed the stars with a metallic gold spray paint to complement the gold embossed stamped stars on my background.

I inked up one of the twigs with a metallic black/gold ink and the other I painted with white gesso as a contrast.

"Skull" Card

This was a card I whipped up for an awesome scrappy peep who inspires me with her amazing artwork. I used up some leftover board scraps from the 21 Stars in a board as well as the Tinies Stars and tore them into pieces . I painted the larger stars board with black gesso and the tinies one with gold metallic spray paint.

The circular cross hatch was sprayed with Kaisermist in Turquoise and the butterflies and stars were left in their raw state.

Well that is all from me for this month. I hope you are feeling inspired to have a play with your ID chipboard.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, December 2, 2016

December Creations & Farewell from Amanda Baldwin

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing my final projects for Imaginarium Designs. 
I have been on this amazing DT for 2 years now, and have loved every minute of it!
With an enormous 2017 ahead of me though, it's sadly time to say goodbye! 
So before I get all sentimental & misty eyed, here's my December creations.....

First up, I am sharing this pretty layout, 

"You Are Amazing"

Prettiness overload! 
I have used the stunning new Pink Paislee collection, 'Moonstruck' and combined it with our favourite chippies to achieve this delicate and girly page!
So soft and dreamy!
Here's a closer look.....

SO many elegant and pretty chippies here! 
My sweet butterflies have been treated with Faber-Castell Gelatos in white and cotton candy pink, I blended them together a little to get colour variations in each one. 
Those intricate flourishes have been coated in white Gelatos too! I have layered them over a couple leaf stencils adding more texture, depth and interest.  
I adore the precision cut words and phrases, and this title is just exquisite! 
I've coated mine in a classic, matte Gold ink - here's another view.....

It really is divine, huh?! 
The gold also adds warmth to the right hand side of the page, and completes the rule of three triangle with the orange watercolour in the base paper. 
Here's another view of the butterflies.....

So very pretty, indeed!
A gorgeously girly page for my darling daughter!

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My next project is quite different from my usual style, and serves as a bit of a thankyou to the team at Imaginarium Designs for helping me to grow.....

"Grow" Sentiment Tag 

Wow! Told you it wasn't my 'usual' style ;)
Very shabby, and quite a bit edgy for me! 
Lots of awesome chipboard and techniques to share too! 
First up, I coated my large size chipboard backing tag in Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starburst Spray in Golden Oats, then while it was still wet, I rubbed some Lindy's Screamin' Black Banshee Magicals all over.
It looked just like my intricate butterfly......

I left the butterfly with the Gold & Black treatment - it really looks amazing, don't you think?!
I then coated my backing tag in a rough coat of gesso, and once dry I ran it through a bricks pattern embossing file.
 My tag was then roughly sanded back to reveal some of the Lindy's treatment, as well as a few raw sections too! 
The final treatment for my large tag was a good splattering of black ink!

Next up, I added the window frame - which is just treated with black Archival Ink, as are my sentiment words.  
Then embellished with the butterfly, leaves, and blooms.......

Such a gorgeous little off the page number!

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And there you have it! 
My final DT projects for Imaginarium Designs!
Thankyou to Jane, Natalie, the team & to you our loyal supporters, 
Much love,
 Have a wonderful Christmas & Best wishes for 2017,