Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hi from Sandi S

Hi everyone, hope you all have a great month and had lots of fun creating and trying a few new techniques inspired by our amazing design team. 

I have been exploring a new technique myself; I've been experimenting with Imaginarium Design Chipboard, Fiona Paltridge's All&Create stencil and my new gelli plate. It's been great, a little messy but lots of fun printing on both old book pages and deli paper.


My first share is my journal page which was created using acrylic paint, my gelli plate book pages and chipboard painted with lime and red. This latest journal work has been inspired by workshops I attended by my very talented friend Fiona Paltridge.


I used: 

Nats hearts 1 IDD0042
Reflections IDW0099

Loolabelles Love Arrows IDDL0078

My second piece is made from one of my deli paper pages which I attached to a 12" x 12" canvas. I used Loolabelle's love arrows and Nat's hand drawn leaves during the printing process as templates and masks. The pieces of chipboard I used on the page were painted with acrylic paint- rose and teal and black gesso for the cut down cross hatch chipboard.

Leaves used as a stencil
Arrows used as a stencil

I used: 

Loolabelles Love Arrows IDDL0078
Nat's hand drawn leaves IDD0044

Chris small arrows and shapes board. IDDC0001

code IDW0094 #instagram etc.
Cross hatch IDD0056

My last creation also used another page of deli paper printed with stencils and Loolabelles arrows. This time I tore off the sections with the arrows stencils/masks print on it. The chipboard I used on the page was painted by white gesso, red and black acrylic paint.

Arrows used as stencils/masks

I used:

Loolabelles Love Arrows IDDL0078
Love 3 in a board IDW0028

Isobel lower case IDA0010

Happy scrapping everyone and hope you are able to have the time to have some fun and try something new in the next months.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here and today I'm sharing some cards made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

This first card was made for Rachael's 16th birthday this week. I've used lots of bright Dina Wakley paints.
My card base is black 6"x6" and I've cut some heavyweight Canson white cardstock     5 3/4" x 5 3/4" that I use to create my painted background. I've used Dina Wakley paints (Tangerine, turquoise, lime, sky, blackberry violet, magenta) to paint the background. I like to use a silicone brush for my painting - I love the effect and it is so much easier to clean between colours!! 
I then used 2 KaiserCraft mini designer templates (dots and dashes, and bubbly) and black marble and calypso teal Dylusions paint to add another layer of painty interest. 
Once this was all dry I added some Bo Bunny gold glitter paste in places, and I used my white Posca paint pen to draw some dash patterns and then to add some splatters (yes, you can use your paint pen to do this!!!).
I used a black and white paint pen to colour the chipboard, and a Fude ball pen to draw a boarder around the edge. You can see in the photo above I initially painted the chipboard word Happy with a black paint pen - but then changed my mind and covered it with the white paint pen - how good is that coverage!  
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Nats hearts : code IDD0043
16th small : code IDN0054
You make me happy: Code IDW0097

Next are two cards made using Lindy's Magicals.
Both card bases are white 6"x6" and I've cut some heavyweight Canson white cardstock 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" that I use to create my painted background. I've used Lindy's Gang Magicals to create my background this time. I haven't used these much before but of course i have a jar or 10 in my stash lol so I thought I would use them on these cards. The colours I've used are "My mojito green", "whale watch blue" and "screamin banshee black". Don't you just love these names!! 

For the first card I started by adhering some old dictionary paper and chipboard to the card base using soft gloss gel. I cut out the word Father from the dictionary so I can use it for a fathers day card. Then I sprinkled some of the green Magicals across my page with a paint brush, then activated with a water spray bottle.
After drying this off I repeated the process with the blue then the black magicals. At times I used a paintbrush to make sure all the chipboard was covered. I always dry off between layers/colours and if in doubt add more water and colour :) 
I also added some white paper flowers that I then painted with the Magicals. I love the variety of colour pigments in the Magicals - doesnt this look amazing!! 
The last card is a baptism card for my gorgeous nephew Bryce. I created the background in a similar way as for the first card.  
As this was a baptism card I used the word 'baptize' from the dictionary. 
I also added the name Bryce to the card to personalise it.  
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Denises trellis and flourish: Code IDD0007

Edward relief collection : code IDC0009
love cherish adore (small) : code IDW0036
capital letters : code IDAUC0001
Lower case letters : Code IDALC0001
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Friday, August 18, 2017

More Selfie love with the Team

We are scrapping our 'Selfies' this month here at Imaginarium Designs.
Our Creative Team are doing an amazing job creating projects featuring themselves!

 Out of my comfort zone again with this post.
I used big brush markers on the chipboard with Ranger embossing powder
Tattered Rose on the leaves.

A lot of gold and glitter) I like to play with my lovely chipboards! 
Letters are covered with black glaze and for feathers I used gold dry paint

What a great challenge for those who have never taken a 'Selfie'!! Yes, this is my very first Selfie...ever!! A little practice is required to have your phone at a perfectly awkward angle for a photo of your own face - ticked off my bucket list!!

Great work ladies