Thursday, October 27, 2016

Off the page with Tracey

Hi Everyone,

Today I have three off the page projects to share with you. One of my projects has been inspired from our very own Natalie May.  Nat was sharing her tips/tricks at some classes that she taught in Perth earlier in the year and one of those ideas was a journal to keep all your samples of sprays, inks, embossing powders etc. I decided that it was time that I started one of these journal myself and have decorated the front of the journal

"Love Art" Journal Cover

I have heat embossed the ID Chipboard frame in a antique white and coloured the ID dragonfly with Distress crayons and dry brushed with white gesso.

Once again I have used antique white embossing powder on the ID chipboard heart and used distress crayon and dry brushed the words with white gesso.

"Dream Journal"

My second project for the month is a double journal page using Prima Marketing Colour bloom sprays, Lindy's Magical powders, stencils, stamps, embossing powder and texture paste and ID chipboard.

 I have heat embossed the ID Chipboard butterfly in antique gold and the ID chipboard in black embossing powder with a hint of glitter.

" Vintage Rose ATC's"

My finial project to share with you this month is a set of  3 ATC's with a vintage feel.

I have heat embossed the ID Chipboard dress form in aged antique white embossing powder and adhered to the ATC with foam tape. I love how this embossing powder has given the dress form so much beautiful texture.

I have used the same embossing powder on the ID dragonfly and flourish.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy scrapping.



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Guest Designer ... Emma Zappone

Hi there
I hope that you are all having a wonderful day - today I'm introducing another FABULOUS Guest Designer ... Meet Emma Zappone

Hi I'm Emma, I live in the Clare Valley of gorgeous South Australia with my hubby and 2 boys.
I've been scrapping for well over 10 years now and still totally in love with it! 
I have tried many styles and techniques over the years and feel happy with how much I've 'progressed' in my designs. It's really not just glue and paper it's truly ART. 😉 
My fave go to items would have to be chipboard, flairs, mists, inks, stamps and if I keep going I'll name everything in the scrapbook industry lol!! 
I get a real buzz out of scrapping and hopefully inspiring others. I wish to thank Imaginarium Designs for the opportunity to guest for them and their awesome products. 

Em. Xx

Hi everyone! 
I'm super excited to be here as a guest designer with you all! 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard is certainly amazing to look at and create with. So very versatile. Today's share is.....

I really wanted the title to stand out, so I kept the rest simple. 
I started by just swiping gesso under the location of where my pic was going. I then started flicking paint that complimented the photo. And I used some colourful prills (micro beads) in with the flicked paint. 

I then proceeded to stamp in a few randomly but precise (yes that is the opposite but that's what I'm like in my scrapbooking 😉) spots under my layers. I used the amazing doily chipboard covered in embossing powder in with my layers. How awesome does it look?? 

Then I chose to use loolabelles chipboard pieces in the swirl and hearts. I just painted these with Dylusions acrylic paint. They come up a real treat and the chipboard holds the colour perfectly! 

I did the same finish on the title and flicked white paint around to finish it all off and bring all the pieces together. I love this page so much, it makes me smile. I think it's the leggings, nah, it's definitely the mix of them and the chipboard! 😉😜 
Products used: Shapes - Kate Doily, Piechart & Hearts Embellishments.

For my second project, I made a more simple layout really showcasing the amazing chipboard. 

Again I started with spreading texture paint as a base behind my layers. I then chose stamps that complimented the feather chipboard. Then I started my paper layers. 

I decided to paint and then emboss the feather so that it really became a focal point. The chipboard hearts I paint washed and then stamped over for a different and subtle effect. 

With the title I painted it with Dylusions paint and while wet dipped it into glitter. I liked that it didn't all stick to it exact, cos not everything needs to be perfect 😉. 
Chipboard items: Skeletal Feather (large), Hearts

Ok, for my last share I really wanted to incorporate as much of the awesome chipboard as I could. 

I wanted to make this one have a more masculine feel. The circle chipboard I paint washed it and applied an emboss over it, this was my only 'glitter' element. I painted and inked more then i have in ages with this page. 

The chevron arrows after painted I stamped over the top, but left the hearts and swirls more plain, just to have pops of green and black. 

I painted the leaves and used a few scattered around the circles adding a little more interest. 
The title I painted with acrylic black and left just like that. 

Because once the whole page was finished I flicked gold, green and white paint around to bring the whole page together. 

I've had so much fun creating with the chipboard imaginarium Designs has to offer.
 The products are inspiring in themselves. 
Thanks for checking out my creations and for the team in having me guest 😘 
I might even catch you again. 
Em. Xx

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Off The Page Projects

Hi, Carol Theng here today sharing 2 off the page projects. Halloween is coming so I made a cute miniature Halloween scene. Also made a fairy themed mixed media canvas.


Using a Halloween wooden box from Daiso, I adhere patterned paper and diecut 2 mountain ranges. Pop up one mountain range.

Painted all the chipboard with black glittery acrylic paint. For the house chipboard, I outline and cut out another background piece with black cardstock, punch a hole around door area. Then I create a "pocket" space behind the black cardstock, using foam tape to hide the Papertreyink light.

Stamped and colored 4 Clearly Besotted Halloween themed figures with color pencils. Using foam tape to make them stand and adhere to base of box. Also stamped some bats, pop some up with foam tape on wall and hang 2 bats using thread and tape to ceiling of box.

The 2 pumpkins are made with paper clay and painted with acrylic paints. Also added some plastic webs and spiders, bought from Daiso.

"Fairytale Ending"

Love this 6 by 12 inches canvas piece. People would ask me how I get ideas to do a mixed media piece. I had no formula. I simply chose the materials I wanted to use and piece them together and the idea just evolved from there.

I position the chipboard pieces and lace etc, then think of the background.

Using texture paste and 2 stencils, I created a simple white textured background. Adhered the lace with matte multi-medium. adhered the chipboards and gesso them with foam sponge brush. From there, an idea of a fairy house evolved.

Glued down some glass pebbles and dew drops of varying sizes and colors with multi-medium. For the biggest glass pebbles, I gesso over them. Then misted over with 3 colors (bronze,forest green and aqua). Also flicked same mists randomly over the canvas.

Cut out fairy, leaves and butterfly from patterned paper. Pop up fairy with foam tape and adhere to let it "sit" on window. Folded the leaves and adhered with Prima flowers.  Also folded the wings of the butterfly and adhered.

Painted the chipboard title with black glittery paint and randomly inked with white chalk ink.

Here's the chipboards that I have used:

Hope you like my project sharing today. Thanks for dropping by.