Friday, February 3, 2012

Imaginarium Designs - I love you both so much - & 3 Great Prizes to WIN

This is my 2nd project for Imaginarium Designs and I will admit to having a wonderful time in creating with the chipboard.  Gosh, there really is so much you can do with chipboard.  I am looking forwards to sharing with you my creations throughout 2012 using such a wonderful product.  To purchase Imaginarium Designs chipboard, visit Seriously Scrapbooking.

This month will bring many new events into fruition on the NEW Imaginarium Designs ning site.  If you're not a member, do consider joining, not just for the wonderful inspiration, but for oodles of fun, sharing and new ventures coming shortly.

This month, Imaginarium Designs are offering 3 great prizes to be won.  First prize is a $50 voucher , 2nd and 3rd prize is a $25 voucher - to spend on chipboard of your choice.

To be in the running, all you have to do is LIKE the Imaginarium Designs Facebook page "HERE", JOIN the new ning site "HERE", ADD the ning badge to your website or blog, and leave a COMMENT on Imaginarium Designs Blog with a LINK to your blog.  You need to leave a comment for each step you take.  Each step you take, gives you more chances of winning!

  The words of this layout say it all.  The photograph was taken in 1970, of my Grandmother (Margaret) and brother Paul, both who are no longer with us.  This layout is very special to me, and will always be treasured. On the back of the layout is a large journal envelope which has 'my' stored memories within. I tend to often do hidden journaling, as I'm not too fussed on my own hand-writing, and frightened I will ruin my layout with silly errors.  The photograph was not in wonderful condition, but I felt compelled to create a page, as it is such a beautiful photograph, and one that always makes me smile. 

Imaginarium Designs chipboard has the most perfect words/phrases, for so many occasions. If you cannot find the phrase or a word you require, the best part is making up your own using the “Upper and Lower Case Lettering” of varying sizes.
For my layout, the ‘Love You’ (ID0026) phrase, ‘Capital Letters’ (IDAUC0001), ‘Lower Case Letters’ (IDALC0001) , and ‘Main Letter Set - Lower Case’ (IDA0005) were all base coated in Gesso. All lettering was further coated in a medium thickness of ‘Rock Candy’, crackle paint. When completely dry, several light coats of ‘Stormy Sky’ distress ink, was applied and massaged into the fine cracks left by the crackle paint using my finger. I find applicators do not get the ink into the cracks well enough, so coloured fingers is well and truly part of me!  ‘Walnut Stain’ distress ink was applied very lightly to all edges of the lettering, using a cotton bud (better control for colouring, especially small lettering).
The butterflies from the ‘4 small butterflies’ pack (IDT0014) were also base coated in Gesso, and then a very light brush of Stormy Sky distress ink applied. A light coat of Matt Varnish was applied to seal the butterfly.
The large and small ribbon roses, the pleated, and sheer gathered were made by myself. 
The papers used in this layout are from The Scrap Cake - they are so beautiful, and such high quality.  I'm looking forwards to creating more items with their lovely paper collections!

Products Used:
Ranger: “Stormy Sky” & “Walnut Stain” Distress Inks, “Clear Rock Candy” crackle paint.
Craft Supply: White Guipure Lace & Motif, Satin Ribbon, Silk Ribbon (hand-dyed), Vintage Buttons, Pearl and Flower Beads, Flower Stamens, DMC thread, and Distress Tool.
Adhesives: Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, X-Press It Double Sided Tape, Memory Book Glue Dots, and Foam Squares.
Paint: Jo Sonja – White Gesso, Jo Sonja – Matt Varnish
Papers: The Scrap Cake from Collections “Spring Awakening”, 12 X 12 and 7 X 12, and “The Brighter Side of Life” 12 X 12. Cardstock.

I am delighted to enter my layout into the Craft Us Crazy Challenge Blog, with the theme of "anything goes".  Do call on over and perhaps even enter a creation of your own.    

Also, Crafting for all Seasons has a great challenge on with the theme being "Blue & White".  Some gorgeous DT stuff to be seen on the blog!  

And Divas by Design have a great challenge at the moment, "anything goes".  Another lot of gorgeous DT inspiration. 

The Flutter by Wednesday Challenge Blog - of course the theme is "you must add a butterfly, fairy or angel" (I have wanted to enter this one for quite some time).  FB#188

Make Your Own Flowers is the challenge over at the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog. The DT ladies have made some pretty flowers, worth peeking at or enter the challenge too!  


Carol said...

This is a beautiful layout Sandie, fabulous details and such a lovely way to show a treasured photo. Carol x

Gayle said...

This is a beautiful page Sandie. I love how you have used the lace ( from Megs he he ? ) and I really love your previous page too "Beautiful Girl", so much beautiful textural detail and I am a fan of those papers too. Oh and thanks for your sweet comments on my photos...I am such a novice and have so much to learn, they really aren't that good but I'll keep trying. xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Thanks Gayle (and Carol too)..
Gayle, the lace I used is from my stash, though I know Meg's has a lace very similar. It is so pretty.
I really enjoyed your photographs on your blog... novice, oh my, they are so good!! Keep going with them photographs.

Christina C. said...

OMG...this is the most beautiful scrapbook page I have ever seen!!!!!
Incredibly gorgeous work!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Stunning work!!! You have a lovely style!

craftykitten said...

This is simply stunning. Love all the beautiful details you have added. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS this time.
Dawn S xx

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous page, Sandie!! Thank you for visiting me and for sharing lots of things in this post. Hope you have a great weekend!! :)

Sarah said...

Hi Sandie, what a beautiful layout - really gorgeous. Love the colour and the embellishments are just wonderful.

The chipboard is also beautiful, wonderful mixture of fonts and sizes.

Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...!

thanks for joining us at Divas....and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Carole said...

Awesome Sandie, and I love the pics. Your grandmother has a lovely smile. I've not visited Imaginarium Designs so I will visit their blog. I especially love the lace feature, beautiful, the whole project is a wonderful tribute to your loved ones. Carole xoxo

Ani said...

Wow! Stunning! I love your handmade flowers and all the embelichments you've used! Thanks for playing along at Whimsy Stamps and good luck! Ani

Karen Wilson said...

Oh my goodness .. this is simply, in a word, stunning. I love all the extra's you added and you're very talented!!! Thanks for fluttering with us at FBW!!!

Wendy said...

Fab layout Hun love it thank you for joining us this week at whimsy challenge for our make your own flowers theme

Hugs Wendy DT WC

Noddy said...

What I like most is the lace. May I know where you get those beautiful lace?

hania739 said...

Cudne LO i ile w nim miłości :)) Pozdrawiam

Denise said...

beautiful page, love the colours and delicateness