Monday, June 4, 2012

'Our Family' Album - Imaginarium Designs

Cover - Our Family IDP0002,  Long Swirly Flourish IDFL0011 and 4 Small Butterflies IDT0014
Please Note:  This post is graphic intensive.
My love of keeping memories has drawn me to exploring creating memory albums, and it now has become one of my favourite past-times.  In my 'Our Family' album, created for Imaginarium Designs, I have used a range of various Imaginarium Designs chipboard elements - not only to decorate, but also to aid in holding 'in' the memories. Most of the chipboard elements have been adhered on either sides, or one side, depending on the piece, so that tags, photographs and other memorabilia can be stored beneath the chipboard safely.

 Imaginarium Designs Chipboard can be purchased through Seriously Scrapbooking, there is an amazing range available and lots of new elements that have recently been released.

Hope those that pop in to view enjoy the post - I won't go into the nitty gritty details, as it would certainly end up a novel.  A product listing is at the bottom of this post, and if anyone has any questions regarding anything I have done to complete this album, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Please call on over to the Imaginarium Design Team Blog, to view further inspiration from the wonderfully talented Design Team members!
Cover Close Up - Butterfly (IDT0014)
Cover Close Up - Our Family IDP0002, and Butterfly (IDT0014)
The title 'Our Family' (IDP0002) seemed most appropriate for this album, and fitted across the cover perfectly.  The chipboard piece was painted, then highlighted by applying Stickles along some of the edges of the letters.
Cover Close Up - Our Family IDP0002
Page One
The first page was kept blank for 'writing' contents of the album.
Page Two
Journaling cards tucked neatly between the Corners with Four Circles (IDC0007), each having been given a coat of the glorious shimmery 'Gold' paint from Creative Inspirations Paint.  The Small Birdcage (IDT0019), was painted in the same manner.
Page Two - Close Up- Small Bird Cage (IDT0019)
Page Three - Long Swirly Flourish (IDFL0011)
Page Three - Close Up Long Swirly Flourish (IDFL0011)
Page Four - Brackets on Oval Frame (IDT0013)
Page Four - Close Up Brackets on Oval Frame (IDT0013)
Page Five
Page Six - Corners with Four Circles (IDC0007)
Page Six - Close Up Corners with Four Circles (IDC0007)
Page Seven - Small Clock Face (IDS0036)

Page Seven - Close Up Small Clock Face (IDS0036)
Page Eight -  Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)
Page Eight - Close Up Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)

Page Nine - Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)

Page Nine - Close Up Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)

Page Ten
Page Eleven incorporates the Long Swirly Flourish (IDFL0011) which has been cut in half.  The other half has been used on the front cover.
Page Twelve
Page Thirteen
Page Fourteen - Embellishment 8 (IDS0015)

Page Fourteen - Close Up - Embellishment 8 (IDS0015)
Page Fifteen
The chipboard butterflies (IDS0003) on Page 15 have been painted, sanded, and then stamped using distress inks.
Page Fifteen - Close Up
Products Used:
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard - 8 Butterflies on Board IDS0003 - Embellishment 4 IDS0013 - Embellishment 8 IDS0015 - Small Clock Face IDS0036 - Corners with Four IDC0007 - Long Swirly Flourish IDFL0011 - 4 Small Butterflies IDT0014 - Birdcage Small IDT0019 - Our Family IDP0002 - Brackets on Oval Frame IDT0013
Album: Hand-made by Vivienne.
Papers: Graphic 45 "Old Curiosity Shoppe". Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden". Prima Marketing "Ledger Collection", "Printery Collection", and "Almanac Collection". American Craft Cardstock.
Ranger: Stickles "Star Dust", Distress Ink "Walnut Stain", and "Picket Fence", Glossy Accents, Distress Crackle Paint "Shabby Shutters",
Punches/Dies/Embossing: Cheery Lynn Designs "Olive Branches". Spellbinders "Fancy Tags Three", and "Foliage". Martha Stewart punch around the page "Cherished". Die-Namics "Vintage Flourish", and "Leafy Flourish". Craft Concepts Embossing Folder "Garden Swirl".
General Craft: Twine, Brads, Decorative Pins, Pearl Beads, Guipure Lace and Motifs, Vintage Buttons, Braid, Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon, Gold Bee, Bird and Butterfly Charms, Velvet Ribbon,.
Digital Elements: Vintage Photograph, Digital Prints.
Paints/Mists: Creative Inspiration Paints "Silver Frost", "Antique Copper", "Antique Gold", "Antique Silver", "Beige", "Ivory", and "Gold". Tattered Angels: Glimmer Glam "Espresso Bean", Glimmer Mist "Creme de Rouge", and "Suede".  Jo Sonja Gesso "White", Paint - "Burgundy", and "Off White"
Adhesives: Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Glue Dots, X-Press It  Double Sided Tape.
Flowers: Prima Marketing - Almanac "Laraine Sorbet", "Camille", "Bronte Blooms Strawberry", and "The Roosevelt Collection". Green Tara "Misc Flowers".  Bella! "Vintage Flower"
Rubber Stamps: Prima Marketing "Music"
Misc: Webster's Pages: "Journaling Cards", Kaisercraft: Rub Ons "Family", 5th Hour and Clocks Acetate


Donna said...

OMW Sandie, this is absolutely stunning, each page is a beauty to look at, and you've certainly spent a lot of time creating this album and it shows. It's Amazing, I loved looking at each page you created.
Donna xx

Adriana B said...

Sandie this is gorgeous, love all the Chippies you used and the techniques on them, wonderful memory book :)

Vivienne Louise said...

WOW, it is absolutely beautiful. You have turned this album into such a gorgeous 'Work of Art'.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning, each and every bit of it!!! Great use of all of those beautiful papers, and I specially love how you have aged some of the chippies! Would love to know what you used to get that crackle effect on them. Have a wonderful creative week!!

craftymum said...

hugs Sarah x

Lean said...

Amazing album you have made so many cool stuff to see.

Jodi said...

Sandie, this is absolutely stunning!!!! loooove the crackle paint!!!

Nicole said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! All the detail in this album is amazing!

Elaine said...

What a splendid album , how beautifully made this is and with so many fabulous details and papers. Wow ...... stunning work Sandie amazing talent well done Hugs Elaine

Vicky Alberto said...

GASP, this is some seriously gorgeous stuff!

Carole said...

Sandie, this is awesome. That shimmery "Gold" pain is gorgeous, love it as I do everything else.

Unknown said...

Sandie, You are unbelieveable gifted. I could sit and stare at your creations all day. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Jody Green

Colleen Dietrich said...

Simply amazing, girl! I could sit here for hours looking at your stuff. ;)

Teresa said...

Gosh Sandie you are so talented this is brilliant! xx

Eila Sandberg said...

OMG what a little treasure your memory book is! each page is more gorgeous than the other, brilliant work my girl! xoxo