Sunday, February 26, 2017

A Bit of Mixed Media Fun

Hello Scrappers Tracey here..

I have a couple of layouts to share with you this month using lots of fabulous Imaginarium Designs Chipboard and mixed media backgrounds.

My first project is one that I have created using ID cogs and star bursts which I have heat embossed.

"Your Smile Lights Up My Life"

I have created a missed media background using strips of paper, washi tape, colour ink sprays, chalkboard paint and stamps.

I love this aged teal embossing powder from Stampendous. I love the flecks of gold mixed
in with the teal.

 For the ID Chipboard  title I have heat embossed using a white powder.

My Second layout that I have to share has a beach feel.

"Beach Bums"

I have created this layout with a mixed media background also.
I had a selection of Imaginarium Designs alphas left that wouldn't have made a word so I have glued them  on raw to my paper, then sprayed over them using white gesso in a spray can. I used a stencil and texture paste before I  layered some colour sprays to create the background.

I heat embossed the flourish in white and the words to create the title in silver.
For the flourish above the photo shown below, I cut from the top of the Madison Gates.

 If you look closely in the above and below photo you can see ID alphas
that I used to create the background.

Below are images of the ID chipboard that I used to create the above projects.



Until next time..happy scrapping!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Inspiration with Tanya

Hello everyone!
Tanya here)

I made a few different projects with my favorite Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
First LO about love! This feel is the main in our life!

Words "You and Me" by Imaginarium Designs I covered with gold embossing powder.
 For the hearts I used dry gold pigment

Next I want to share with you absolutely another project. A lot of paints and glaze for fantastic strips by ID

And card! Yes, sometimes I make cards! Layers, layers and layers :)

 And a black glaze for the chipboard!

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

Фото Imaginarium Designs.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tiny Treasures
By Sue Smyth 

Hi bloggers
This time on the blog I am sharing a few small things.
My workshop is overflowing with lots of projects
so this year I am looking  at small projects, very small, as I
simply dont have the room for bigger projects.
So my first treasure is a tin, decorated with an eggshell
heart..I have called it " Be still my beating heart"!

The Styrofoam heart is covered with texture paste and 
then cleaned egg shell is set into it. I have 
added micro beads around the base and 
once dry I have then painted it with 
red paint and rubbed over with gold.

I have then altered an arrow, and I loved this effect so much I have done
more of them, that I will share with you below.

The trinket crown is adorned with tiny 
3mm or 2mm rhinestones and pearls.
When you are working small 
the thing to remember is the details matter.

Inside I have made a simple mini album, which
I have not filled with photos yet but will in time.

Under the heart is an ID Wendy 
frame that is embossed with Aged Gold 
embossing powder and spritzed with 
black dylusions while hot, for 
an even more aged look.

This is what the heart looked like raw.
You can see the eggshell is broken into
pieces to press into the texture paste.
It is a bit fiddly but worth the effort.
Then add the micro beads around the 
bottom to hide any rough edges.

More Arrow fun, I loved doing the wrapped arrow above
so much, I made more.
this one has a trinket butterfly on the flight.
and I have wrapped the shaft with red wire.
The head of the arrow is wrapped in gold metal shim
and then hammered to look aged. Rub 
a little black gesso over it to 
stick in the crevices. 

A large red jewel finishes the tip, along 
with a tiny crown and of course lots of 
2mm rhinestones.

The butterfly has more 2mm rhinestones and 
gold micro beads to add interest and texture.

He is another arrow, I have added a small 
metal arrow to the shaft, after
I have wrapped it with red 

I have wrapped the head of the arrow the same as 
above, but this time added small details
and a large trinket corner underneath.
The flight has a metal skeleton leaf, which
I have cut up to resemble metal spikes.

These arrows can be a feature on another project (like the 
tin above) or even a pin or brooch. They are 
just a bit of fun to do and yes they dont
take up much room.

Here you can see what I have done with the 
arrow, first paint black.
then cover as much as you can with
metal shim, wire and rhinestones, 
with the goal being that you can no 
longer tell it is just chipboard.

The next little treasures are tags. Again this is 
a small project. I was cleaning out
my beading boxes and came
across lots of lovely small beads in the shape
of flowers, leaves and butterflies. 
I thought what a shame I do not use them more.

So I shifted them over to the scrapbooking section 
and now use them on all sorts of projects.

This tag uses the tiny ID bird cage,
it is simply embossed in aged gold 
so it looks just like a gold trinket itself.
I have added a tiny bracket frame and 
words too.

Here I have enameled the butterfly wings, I will 
have to share this in more detail in another post.
as I forgot to take photos for you all.(I get involved and forget lol)
I use a thick metallic paint and pearl drops to 
make a swirly pattern and then let dry.

The bead leaves look like green glass 
and  give a great detail and
shine to the tag.

Here I have added another small detail
the resin rose, which  I have made myself
with 2 part resin.

The tag base is simply painted black 
and then covered with old book pages, 
which have been trimmed with deckle scissors
and inked to add an aged look.

This is a great base to start layering 
tiny elements onto.

Happy Crafting !

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

More Love for Chipboard

Hi there

Our team is still celebrating LOVE this month.
Lets check out what they have created.

Belinda Spencer
I have created a monochromatic layout for the February theme featuring Cocoa Vanilla Studios papers. I have used the word 'Love' from the Love Cherish and Adore words as well as 5 hearts from Nat's Hearts 2. I painted all of my chipboard with three coats of heavy white gesso and then sprayed with Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine followed by a little more gesso to brighten it up.

Alison Bevis
"Totally Love This" Layout created by Alison - I drew a heart shape with a couple of co-ordinating Distress markers, and then adhered a bunch of embellishments around the shape. Most of 'Nat's Hearts' have been inked in pink, the title "Love This" inked and beaded, "Totally" covered with pearlescent ink, 'Loolabelle's Piechart and Heart Embellishments' reminded me of roses so they were inked and beaded to overlay the paper images.

 Sue Smyth

I have decorated a MDF box by papering it with old book pages, then added glitter paste with a stencil. lots of lovely chipboard is layered across the top, I have painted the arrow and doily with matt black paint, and embossed the heart frame and love with aged gold emboss powder

Miriam Hagger  
For the February theme I used the beautiful Maja Design "Summertime" paper. Used a Sizzix die Flowers 3-D with silver embossing on the heart. On the second card I covered the ID chipboard with the same paper and embossed the word Love with Lindy's Hibiscus Rose Orange embossing powder.

Thanks for sharing girls