Monday, December 12, 2011

Imaginarium Designs, Design Team Application

For those on limited or slow internet connection, please be aware that this post is photo intensive...

The “Vintage” album was created using a Collections chipboard album.  Throughout the album are various chipboard elements: the Maya Road bust applied with tissue paper (patterned), inked and distressed....and the flower on the front cover was soaked in water, then the chipboard layers opened and curled, before being baked in the oven. The Kaisercraft ‘fence’ was left plain, and Scrapware lamp-post painted and heat embossed.
The above and below photographs show one pagefrom a chipboard Tea Tag album (made by Delish), I am currently creating.  I used an old vintage photograph of a young girl, and a Twiddleybitz chipboard butterfly behind to give the girl wings.  The wings were coloured using perfect pearls, and then sealed with a sealer. The chipboard frame was given to me in a swap parcel, so I sadly do not know the brand.  The frame was placed through my Bigshot using an embossing folder – painted with Lumiere paints, and the embossed area highlighted with Stickles.

The photographs above and below are the front cover and several pages from my Memory Book.  The memory book was created using a Prima chipboard album – other chipboard elements were used through the whole album.  The title was painted with Jo Sonja paints and then Lumiere sponged lightly to give that glimmer.  The decorative chipboard swirl is made by Collections, which was painted, then aged with crackle medium, and inked.  The decorative border piece was left plain (no brand).
The “A Family Story” photographs above and below, consists of a Dusty Attic ornate frame, and Imaginarium Designs, “Family” – both painted with Creative Inspiration 'antique gold', shimmer paint. The letter “A” was a left over chipboard letter from a creation some time ago.
Above is my Christmas Book, the cover itself is chipboard, the pages inside cardstock.  The “Christmas” (Scrap FX) wording on the cover was painted in Kaisercraft paint, and then gold leaf was applied for a very different and unusual effect.
The tags above and below have two different applications used on the chipboard pieces. The frame and cameo, by Words or Whatever, were sealed with Gesso, then numerous layers of paint applied before the Tim Holtz crackle medium applied, to give an aged/old appearance.  A light wash of distress ink was applied to seep into the cracks, before being sealed with a spray sealer. 
The Christmas tag, was placed through an embossing folder (Swiss Dot), painted with Lumiere paint, highlighted with distress ink, and then heat embossed to give a clear shiny finish.

The Garden Gate was cut from chipboard, painted, inked and washed with a hint of gold – though the wording on this layout was distressed and a light application crackle medium applied for a very fine cracked effect.
The Fairy Shadow Box was created using a Scrapware chipboard, Mini Shadow box...
In the above layout, the chipboard, birdbath was lightly sprayed with Suede Glimmer Mist.  The lettering was inked with various distress inks, and sealed with a spray sealer.
The frame is enhanced with Imaginarium “9 cogs on a board” chipboard pieces, and ScrapFX wordlets, all painted with Creative Inspirations paint. 

Thanks for taking the time to view my blog post....I look forwards to seeing the newly appointed design team, and wish everyone entering, the best of luck... I cannot wait to see all the new Design Team creations!



Stampin D Amour said...

Hi Sandie - your creations are so exquisite and beautiful to look at! You have a natural talent - I love your attention to detail too!


Adriana B said...

Beautiful creations Sandie, just beautiful :)

Gayle said...

Wow Sandie, your projects are wonderful, just beautiful. Love them all but your Collections chipboard album is my favourite I think. Good luck with your DT application. xx

Carole said...

Beautiful work Sandie, I absolutely adore your tags, and Memory Book ... awesome! I haven't a lot of experience in that area yet, guess you'll have to teach me. xoxoxo

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW Sandie, I could look at your work all day, AMAZING!!~

Lisa Shepard said...

Beautiful ideas, you are very talented! Lisa

Maggie Armstrong said...

No wonder!

Winton Rose Paper Creations said...

I love your vintage album Sandie. I must get some of my chipboards out and start decorating them.